Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England,
By James Savage
[[vol. 1, p. 16]] Abraham Adams Family Continued:
are kn. from will of their elder br. Thomas. He was a Capt. and d. 24 Jan. 1689, aged 72. His d. Rebecca m. John Waldo. SAMUEL, Fairfield, s. of Edward of the same, d. a. 1693, leav. w. and ch. Samuel, b. 1 Jan. 1678; and Abraham. THOMAS, Braintree, s. of Henry the first, freem. 10 May 1643, ar. co. 1644, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 24 July 1643, d. soon; rem. to Concord, there had Jonathan, and Pelatiah, tw. 6 Mar. 1646; Timothy, 2 Apr. 1648; George, 29 May 1650; Samuel; and Thomas; rem. to Chelmsford, there had Rebecca, 18 Sept. 1657; Elizabeth 21 Oct. 1659; and Mary, again, 29 Oct. 1664; was town clk. selectman, rep. at sec. sess. 1673, and d. 20 July 1688, aged 76. His eldest four s. liv. at Ch. 1692. THOMAS, Charlestown, m. 2 Dec. 1654, Alice Roper, d. of John the sec. of Dedham, had Edith, b. 21 Feb. 1656; Susanna, bapt. 3 Feb. 1661; Sarah, b. 12 Mar. 1667; Samuel, Apr. 1669; and Abigail, 12 Sept. 1671; and he d. 14 Oct. 1697. THOMAS, New Haven, took o. of fidel. 7 Apr. 1657, m. 27 Nov. 1667, Rebecca, d. of William Potter, had only ch. Abigail, b. 29 Sept. foll. A ridicul. story of his being mistak. for King Charles Il. at N. H. in 1602 may be read on p. 60 of the sec. Vol. of the rec. of that col. recently pub. and some slight connex. may be found in the affidavit of Capt. Bredan, made in 1661, showing that the governm. of N. E."apprehended a gent. not many yrs. ago (suppos. him to be the K.) resolv. to send him for Eng. had not Sir Henry Moody and others better kn. His Ma.tie." We may read in Hutch. I. 215 that Capt. B. gave informat. of having seen the regicides at Boston. Sir H. Moody was of L. I. See N. Y. Col. Docum. Vol. III. 39. To the benevolence of C. J. Hoadley of Hartford I am indebt. for this curious, but unimport. matter. Charles II. knew well, that any place on the Europ. contin. would be better refuge for him. THOMAS, York, freem. 1680. THOMAS, Charlestown, s. of Samuel of the same, was a mariner, i. e. shipmaster, d. at Barbados. By his will of 28 Feb. 1684 made at age of 32, at C. pro. 3 June 1686, by Presdt. Dudley, he gave w. Mary his dwel. ho. and other est. names no ch. but fully indicat. his relations, father Samuel of Chelmsford, to wh. he gives £20, in ready money, a negro girl to his mo. Esther for life, and next to Rebecca Waldo, and at her decease to Susanna W., but with condition "she shall not serve above 20 yrs. from this time;" speaks of his uncle Thomas Graves,and calls Nathaniel, Joseph, and Benjamin A. his brothers, and Esther his sis. wh. should have resid. of his prop. after his w's d. It may be seen in Vol. XI. 2. WALTER, Charlestown, m. 15 Dec. 1657, Hannah, d. of Robert Moulton, the sec. of Salem, had John, b. 11 Oct. 1664; William, 1669; Jacob, 24 Dec. 1670; Hannah, 22 Aug. 1673; and perhaps others, earlier, or later; or both; in 1678, liv. on Malden side.
WILLIAM, Cambridge 1635, or earlier, freem. 22 May 1639, rem. prob. bef. 1642, [[vol. 1, p. 17]] to Ipswich, but at C. had William, Nathaniel, and Samuel, prob. b. in Eng. and he d. 1661. WILLIAM, Ipswich, prob. s. of the preced. and perhaps that passeng,. in the Elizabeth and Ann from London, 1635, aged 15, had John; and William, b. 27 May 1650, H. C. 1671; and d. Jan. 1659. WILLIAM, Dedham, s. of the preced. the earliest gr. of this copious name, bec. the sec. min. at D. ord. 3 Dec. 1673, m. 21 Oct. 1674, Maly, d. of William Manning, of Cambridge, had Mary, b. 12 Nov. 1675, d. soon; Eliphalet, 26 Mar. 1677, H. C. 1694, disting. man, min. of New London; William, 17 Jan. 16~9. His w. d. 24 June 1679, and he m. 29 Mar. foll. Alice, d. of William Bradford the sec. had Elizabeth b. 23 Feb. 1681; Alice, 3 Apr. 1682; William, 17 Dec. 1683; and posthum. d. Abiel, 15 Dec. 1685. He had preach. at Boston the Gen. Elect. sermon 27 May preced. and d. 17 Aug. next. Judge Sewall informs us, that he attend. the funeral, and that prayers were public. offer. then for the first time in N. E. on such an occasion. His wid. bec. sec. w. of Major James Fitch of Norwich, and had eight more ch. Of the m. of his ds. and later details of the fam. eno. may be seen in Worthington's Hist. of Dedham, Lamson's Centen. Disc., Allen in Geneal. Reg. IX. 127, and in the large Mem. of Eliphalet, by Miss Caulkins, 4 Mass. Hist. Coll. I. 1. WILLIAM, Hartford 1650, perhaps bot. land 1653 at Farmington, and there d. 18 July 1656. His wid. Elizabeth d. 3 Aug. foll. WILLIAM, Sudbury, by w. Elizabeth had James, b. 31 Mar. 1674; John, 8 Mar. 1676; and Richard, 22 Aug. 1678. In the Defence from London, 1635, came one Dorothy A. aged 24, but whose w. or d. she was, is unkn. to me. Farmer remarks, in 1836, that of this name fifty-two had been gr. at Harv. twenty-three at Yale, and at all the other N. E. coll. forty-two; of wh. vast number, were min. eighteen of Harv. six of Yale, and four of the other coll.
ADDINGTON, ISAAC, Boston, 1640, freem. 1650, by w. Ann d. of Elder Thomas Leverett, wh. outliv. him, had Isaac, b. 22, bapt. 26 Jan. 1645; Ann, 10, bapt. 14 Mar. 1647; Rebecca, bapt. 11 Mar. 1649, as "four days old ;" Sarah, 12, bapt. 20 Apr. 1651, d. 2 Aug. of next yr. and Sarah, again, 11, bapt. 13 Feb. 1653; was chos. 1652 into the art. co. when Whitman erron. calls him Israel; and he d. next yr. Ann m. Capt. Samuel Maudesley; Rebecca m. Eleazer Davenport; and Sarah m. Penn Townsend. ISAAC, Boston, only s. of the preced. m. 1669, Elizabeth d. of Griffith Bowen of London, but formerly of Boston, had Elizabeth b. 21 Sept. 1671, wh. d. bef. her f. He was bred for a surgeon, but was almost wholly unkn. in later yrs. for that skill, bec. a rep. 1685, and was forthwith chos. speaker, and next yr: Assist. By the new chart. the k. under dictat. of Increase Mather, made him of the counc. and the Secretary, in wh. offices he many yrs. was contin. unlike sev. of Mather's [[vol. 1, p. 18]] nominees; and was appoint. after Judge of the highest ct. 1702, and its chief, next yr. His w. d. 2 Mar. 1713, and he m. 19 Nov. foll. Elizabeth wid. of Hon. John Wainwright, d. of William Norton of Ipswich and d. 19 Mar. 1715, leav. no ch. Sewall says his funer. was attend. on 23d by 20 counsellors. His wid. d. 22 Nov. 1742, aged 87.
ADDIS, WILLIAM, Gloucester 1642, one of the chief inhab. perhaps went home for a short time, but in 1658-62 liv. at New London, as a brewer. He had two ds. Milicent, wh. m. 28 Nov. 1642, William Southmayd, next William Ash, and, last, Thomas Beebe, wh. were all of New London; and Ann, wh. m. 24 June 1653, at Boston, Ambrose Dart.
ADEY, WILLIAM, Plymouth, of wh. I learn only, that he was fin. in 1636, for work on Sunday.
ADGATE, THOMAS, Saybrook, had Elizabeth b. 10 Oct. 1651; and Hannah, 6 Oct. 1653; and by sec. w. Mary, wid. of Richard Bushnell, d. of Matthew Marvin, with wh. a. 1660, he rem. to Norwich, had Abigail, Aug. 1661; Sarah,Jan. 1663; Rebecca,June 1666; and Thomas, Mar. 1670. He was after at Saybrook, deac. and d. 1707. All the ds. were m. Elizabeth to Richard Bushnell, 7 Dec. 1672; Hannah, to Samuel Lothrop, but perhaps as sec. w.; Abigail, to Daniel Tracy, 1682; Sarah, to Christopher Huntington the sec. and Rebecca, to Joseph Huntington. THOMAS, Norwich, s. of the preced. m. 15 June 1692, Ruth, d. of Benjamin Brewster of the same, bad Thomas, and Matthew, was deac. and reach. to very old age.
ADGER, THOMAS, at Pemaquid, took o. of fidel. July 1674.
ADKINS, BENJAMIN, Middletown, s. of Josiah of the same, m. 8 June 1709, Jane Stevens of New Haven, had Sarah, b. 27 Mar. foll.; Hannah, 12 Oct. 1712; and his w. d. 16 Nov. next. He m. 9 May 1716, Elizabeth Barnes, and had Elizabeth b. 1717; Benjamin, 2 Nov. 1718; Daniel, 25 Mar. 1721; Rachel, 1723; Joel, 24 Apr. 1725; Ruth, 1728; Jemima, 9 Nov. 1731; David, 20 June 1734, d. in few wks.; David, again, 16 July 1736; and Elisha, 12 Aug. 1738, d. young; and this w. d. 20 May 1752. EPHRAIM, Middletown, youngest s. of Josiah of the same, m. 16 June 1709, Elizabeth Whitmore, or Wetmore, perhaps d. of Thomas of the same, had Thomas, b. 5 Apr. foll.; Ephraim, 18 July 1712, d. next yr.; Elizabeth 6 Dec. 1714; Ephraim, again, 22 Mar. 1717, d. at 18 yrs.; Naomi, 6 June 1719; Ebenezer, 1 Oct. 1721; James, 9 Apr. 1724; and George, 26 Dec. 1726; and his w. d. 20 May 1752, says indefatigab. Hinman, in his new Edit. of 1852. But as he gives the same day for d. of the w. of Benjamin, the elder br. and the bapt. name of ea. was the same, without daring to guess wh. of the two is correct, I venture to doubt, that he fell into a very natural error, not observ. the repetit. Ephraim d. he says 26 Dec. 1760; and note is not found as to Benjamin.
[[vol. 1, p. 19]] JOSIAH, Middletown, d. 12 Sept. 1690, leav. seven ch. minors, Sarah, aged 16; Abigail, 14; Solomon, 12; Josiah, 10; Benjamin, 8; Ephraim, 6; and Elizabeth 3; but by a former w. thot. to be an Andrews, others had rec. their portions, nam. Thomas, Samuel, and Elizabeth Gilman, wh. perhaps was dec. bef. the m. 8 Oct. 1673, with Elizabeth Whitmore, mo. of the young ones, for wh. and her ch. he made provis. in his will a few days bef. his d. JOSIAH, Middletown, s. of the preced. m. 16 Dec. 1708, Mary Wheeler, perhaps d. of John of Stratford, had Joseph, b. Sept. 1709; Mary, 14 Oct. 1710; Elizabeth Feb. 1712; Abigail, 14 Nov. 1713; Josiah, 11 Oct. 1715; John, 14 Oct. 1717; and d. 1 Nov. 1724. SAMUEL, Milford, perhaps s. of Josiah by his first w. had w. Esther, and d. 1697. SOLOMON, Middletown, eldest s. by sec. w. of Josiah the first, m. 18 May 1709, Phebe Edwards of Northampton, had Abigail, b. 11 Apr. 1711; Samuel, 21 Sept. 1713; Hannah, 26 May 1715; Solomon, 10 Feb. 1717, d. next yr.; Phebe, 30 May 1719, d. soon; Solomon, again, 11 Aug. 1720; Phebe, again, and Esther, tw. 4 Aug. 1725; Jabez, 23 Apr. 1728, d. next yr.; Abigail, again, 6 Apr. 1729; Rebecca, 21 Nov. 1730; Jabez, again, 21 Nov. 1731, d. at 20 yrs. was a deac. and d. 1748, aged 70. THOMAS, Hartford, perhaps br. of the first Josiah, d. 23 Oct. 1694, leav. ch. Mary, aged 22; Thomas, 21; William, 19; Jane, 16; Sarah, 12; Josiah, 9; and Benoni, 4. Hinman says, he request. his br. Gabriel, of wh. we kn. no more, to bring up the youngest boy; and that, in 1709, admin. on est. of the sec. Thomas was giv. to his br. Josiah. But he tells no more of the fam. Most of the descend. of the fams. of this name, not all of them, have chang. the spel. to Atkins.
ADVERD, or ADFORD, HENRY, Scituate 1640, m. 6 Oct. 1643, Thomasine Manson, had s. Experience; ds. Mary, Elizabeth and Sarah; and d. at Rehoboth 1653. Mary m. 13 Mar. 1671, Abraham Jaquith of Woburn.
AGER, AGAR, AUGER, EGER, or EAGER, WILLIAM, adm. freem. 18 May 1631. I dare not attempt to indicate how close is the reality of relationship with those who spell Auger and Hagar.
AGLIN, WILLIAM, Boston 1676, is not heard of more.
AGNEW, NINIAN, Kittery 1676, was held in esteem suffic. to be made apprais. with Capt. John Wincoll, on estates of Roger Plaisted as well as of Richard Tozer, that yr.
AINSWORTH, ANCHOR, Boston, had short resid. if any, for, under power of alienat. of 8 Sept. 1645, his lot of ld. was sold 30 Mar. 1647 by his attorn. DANIEL, Roxbury 1648, was later of Dedham, d. 13 Nov. 1680; and Alice, his wid. d. 9 Jan. 1685. EDWARD, Roxbury, perhaps s. of the preced. m. 11 Jan. 1688, Joanna Hemenway, prob. d. of Joshua of the same, had Joshua, b. 22 Jan. 1689, d. next day; Hannah, 21 Jan. 1690; Edward, 18 Aug. 1693; Elizabeth 18 Nov. 1695; Daniel, 7 Oct. 1697; Joanna, 31 Dec. 1699, or by other rep. 5 Oct. 1700, both dates [[vol. 1, p. 20]] appear. on the rec. and Judah, 25 Jan. 1703. Possib. the name has degenerat. to Ensworth.
AKERS, THOMAS, Charlestown, had Thomas, Sarah, and Rachel, d. prob. 1651, leav. wid. Priscilla, wh. m. "old William Knapp," and outliv. him. Thomas, the s. had been gone many yrs. to the wars in Ireland, as his sis. Rachel testif. 22 Aug. 1659, and had not been heard of for more than ten yrs.
ALBEE, or ALBY, BENJAMIN, Braintree 1641, freem. 18 May 1642, had, unless the rec. be wrong, Hannah, b. 16 Aug. 1641; Lydia, 14 Apr. 1642; rem. to Medfield 1649, there had Benjamin 1653; as it is said; certain. Sarah, 11 Mar. 1654; and may have been of Mendon or Swanzey 1669; most prob. the former. See Col. Rec. Vol. IV. pt. II. 434. Lydia, m. 30 Oct. 1658, Alexander Lovell; and Hannah m. 25 Mar. 1663, Samuel Wight of M. In his hist. disc. a. Braintree, Whitney prints this name Alber. JOHN, Salem 1637, freem. 10 May 1643, d. 1690. He may have the sec. let. of his name pervert. and possib. was f. of Samuel Abby, or Abbee. JOHN, Braintree, lost a serv. Francis Brown by d. 1640, and may have been the freem. of 1670, if Paige's reading of the last name in the MS. of Vol. IV. 651 be more correct than the governm. print. copy of that Vol. pt. II. p. 584. JOHN, Rehoboth, had Hannah, b. 10 Oct. 1673.
ALBESON, or ALLBERSON, JOHN, Yarmouth, perhaps s. of Nicholas, m. 16 Mar. 1697, Elizabeth Folland, had Jeconia, b. 2 Jan. 1698, d. next mo. and David, 1 Nov. 1699. NICHOLAS, Scituate 1636, disting. as "the Swede," had ch. as tradit. goes, wh. he hims. bapt. but Deane found on rec. nothing relat. to the man, exc. that, in Philip's war, the Ind. burned his house, 20 May 1676, and the town voted a contrib. towards rebuild. it.
ALBOROW, ALBOROUGH, ALBRO, ALDBURY, ALBROE, or ALSBERRIE, JOHN, Portsmouth, R. I. 1655, was an Assist. 1671, and one of the counc. appoint. by K. James Il. for his Gov. Andros, 1687, as Hutch. I. 354 gives the list. Gladly would we learn more of so promin. a man, ancest. of the Rev. John A. Albro, D. D. of Cambridge, and speak with confid. if rec. would permit. Very reasona. may be the conject. that he came, as a youth of 14 yrs. under charge of William Freeborne, in the Francis from Ipswich, 1634, to Boston. Freeborne was, we kn. of Boston, until the sad dissens. a. Mrs. Hutchinson, 1637, when he withdrew in comp. of so many others with Gov. Coddington to purchase R. I. What presumption may be drawn, from the mural tablet to Alborough in the ch. of Stratford on Avon, whither the admir. of Shakespeare annual. resort, that this R. I. fam. came from Warwicksh. will be various. determin. by differ. jurors. Alborow's d. Susanna m. 3 Jan. 1694, John Anthony of Portsmouth, as his sec. w. His w. Dorothy, wh. was a wid. Potter, and may therefore be thot. a sec. w. d. 19 Feb. 1696 in her 79th [[vol. 1, p. 21]] yr. and the rec. show. me, that he d. 14 Dec. 1712, aged 95 yrs. wh. is a closer agreem. with custom ho. rec. so many yrs. bef. than is often found.
ALCOCK, FRANCIS, Newbury, came in the Bevis 1638, aged 26, in the employm. of Richard Dummer, as the Eng. custom ho. rec. tells; but that is the sole authority for call. him of Newbury, nor is any more kn. of him. GEORGE, Roxbury, came in the fleet with Govr. Winthrop 1630, with his u. a sis. of Rev. Thomas Hooker, but leav. only s. at home, desir. adm. as freem. 19 Oct. of that yr. and was rec. 18 May foll. Bef. the gather. of ch. at R. he was deac. at Dorchester, and his w. d. the first seas. He was a physician, rep. at the first ct. 14 May 1634, and after, as well as deac. for Roxbury ch. He went home to bring his s. John, and at the same or foll. visit got sec. w. Elizabeth by wh. he had Samuel, b. 16 Apr. 1637, H. C. 1659; and at his d. a. 30 Dec. 1640, the ch. rec. says he "left a good savor behind him, the poor of the ch. much bewailing his loss." Of his will, made ten days bef. an abstr. may be read in Geneal. Reg. II. 104. His wid. in Apr. foll. m. Henry Dingham, or Dengham, or Dengayne, a surgeon of Watertown. JOB, York 1666, s. of John of the same, made a lieut. 1677, and a magistr. under authority of Mass. 1678, and capt. 1681; by creation of William and Mary, in the new Chart. under adv. of Increase Mather, 1691 made a counsellor, but was next yr. left out, on the popul. revulsion against his patron. Hutch. 11. 15, says only, that he was of Maine, yet strange is it, that both he, and Douglas, I. 486 should falsely spell his name, Alcot, and stranger still, that Mather should have put that error into his charter, prob. for the sake of euphony. JOHN, Kittery, adm. freem. of Mass. 1652, prob. rem. to York, had to div. his est. 1675, two s. Joseph, and Job, five ds. viz. Mary Twisden, w. of Samuel, perhaps, or of John the sec. Elizabeth Banks w. prob. of Richard; Hannah Snell, w. perhaps, of George; Sarah Gittings, whose h. is a stranger to me; and Lydia Dummer, perhaps a maiden, sole ch. of ano. d. Yet conject. may be wearied in finding the connect. Joseph, adm. at the same time, was prob. his s. but Samuel may not have been. JOHN, Roxbury, s. of George of the same, b. in Eng. early in 1627, H. C. 1646, was a physician, but after leav. coll. went to Hartford, prob. on call of his uncle Hooker, to teach a sch. some time. He m. Sarah, d. of Richard Palsgrave of Charlestown, had Joanna, wh. d. soon after b. 5 Aug. or Sept. 1649; Ann, and Sarah, tw. bapt. 26 May 1650; Mary, 15 Aug. 1652; George, 25 Mar. 1655, H. C. 1673; John, b. 5, bapt. 15 Mar. 1657; prob. d. 5 May 1690, unm.; Elizabeth bapt. 27 Mar. 1659; Joanna, again, 6 May 1660; and Palsgrave, 20 July 1662, wh. d. 24 Nov. 1710. His w. d. 29 Nov. 1665, aged 44; and he d. 27, was bur. 29 Mar. 1667. His will, of 10 May preced. [[vol. 1, p. 22]] names the eight ch. Sev. of the later ones were b. in Boston, where his profession fix. him, but they were car. to R. for bapt. He own. est. on Block isl. distrib. to heirs in 1677, but how acquir. I see not. Of his ch. Ann m. 1670, John Williams of Boston; Sarah m. 1 670, Rev. Zechariah Whitman; Mary m. Joshua Lamb of Roxbury; Joanna m. Ephraim Hurd; and George, the scholar, mean. prob. to follow his f's profess. d. in London, where he made his will 27 Feb. 1677, pro. 9 Mar. after at Doctors Commons, the Prerog. Ct. of the archbp. of Canterbury. In it he divides to the five sis. the est. that came to him from f. and mo. after provid. a liberal mem. for the Roxbury sch. JOHN, Boston, s. of Thomas of the same, but b. at Dedham, m. Constance, d. of Humphrey Mylam, had Mary, b. 3 May 1678; Mylam, 8 Aug. 1680; Hannah, 5 Nov. 1682; Sarah, 18 Jan. 1685; Rebecca, 14 Aug. 1687; Elizabeth 3 Apr. 1694; Constant, 17 Jan. 1697; and Sarah, again, 11 Jan. 1699.
JOSEPH, York, eldest s. of John of that place, was adm. freem. of Mass. 1652, but d. bef. July 1678, when John Twisden was his admor. and he left a wid. PALSGRAVE, Roxbury, youngest s. of John of the same, had w. Esther, but no ch. as from his will, of 24 Nov. 1710, pro. 14 Dec. foll. in wh. he gave all his prop. to w. for life, is reasonab. conject. PHILIP, New Haven, perhaps s. of Thomas, m. 5 Dec. 1672, Elizabeth d. of Thomas Mitchell, had John, b. 14 July 1675; Thomas, 1677; Elizabeth 6 Feb. 1679; Philip, 19 Nov. 1681; and perhaps more; had come thither from Wethersfield, it is said, was a propr. 1685, and m. sec. w. 4 Apr. 1699, Sarah, wid. of Nathaniel Butler, and d. 1715. SAMUEL, Kittery 1652, then made freem. of Mass. was of York 1659. SAMUEL, Boston, youngest s. of George of Roxbury, was a physician, m. 24 Mar. 1668, Sarah, d. of John Stedrnan, and wid. of John Brackett of Cambridge, had four cb. ea. of wh. d. at few weeks old, and lie bur. near him. He was freem. 1676, and d. 1677, on 16 Mar. as says the gr. stone, or 17, by Hammond's Diary; but the rec has 18. His wid. had third h. Dr. Thomas Graves of Charlestown, and fourth Hon. John Phillips of the same, and outliv. him. THOMAS, Boston, br. of George, came, no doubt, in the fleet with Winthrop for his number in the list of ch. mem. is 46, by w. Margery had Mary, bapt. 3 Nov. 1635, d. young; Elizabeth 10 Dec. 1637, d. soon; rem. to Dedham, there had Elizabeth again, b. 4 Oct. 1638; Sarah, 28 Dec. 1639; Hannah, 20 May 1642; Mary, again, 4 Oct. 1644; Rebecca, 1646; and ret. to Boston had John, 2, bapt. 6 July 1651 ; perhaps Philip, intermed. He was freem. 6 May 1635, and d. 14 Sept. 1657. His wid. m. 16 Nov. 1660, acc. the rec. wh. I think should be 1659, John Benham; and of the ds. Elizabeth m. 6 May 1656 Joseph Soper, and Mary m. 27 Sept. 1664, James Robinson of Dorchester. THOMAS, Hartford.-- See Olcott.
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ALDBURG, John, a youth of 14, came in the Francis, 1634, under William Freeborne. See Alborow.
ALDEN, DAVID, Duxbury, s. of John of the Mayflower, was rep. 1689 and 90, after the overthrow of Andros; but Farmer was, I doubt, under mistake in making him Assist. 1690; and Winsor follow. him. His w. was Mary, d. of Constant Southworth, by wh. he had Benjamin, Samuel, and Alice, beside Ruth. JOHN, Plymouth, passeng. in the first ship 1620, had not been assoc. at Leyden with the pilgrims, but was hired at Southampton as a cooper, with right of staying on this side or return. m. 1623, Priscilla, d. of William Mullins, wh. as well as his w. d. the first Feb. after land. We kn. only eight ch. by their names, John, b. perhaps 1623; Joseph, David, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Sarah, Ruth, and Mary; but in Bradford we find h. and w. liv. in 1650, "and have eleven ch. and their eldest d. hath five ch." Of these in May 1627, at the div. of cattle, only John and Elizabeth are named, so that the other nine were b. later, but their dates of b. are not heard. He liv. most of his days at Duxbury, was rep. 1641, yet had been chos. an Assist. for the Col. 1633, to Gov. Winslow, and serv. 42 yrs. in that office, to every Gov. after Carver. Idly would tradit. attempt to magnify his merit, as the first to jump upon the rock at Plymouth land. when he was not of the party in the shallop that discov. the harbor, but contin. on board ship at Cape Cod. He was the last male surv. of the signers of the compact in that harbor, Nov. 1620, and d. 12 Sept. 1687, aged 84, or, by other acco. 88. Of the ds. Elizabeth m. 18 Dec. 1644, William Peabody and d. 3 May 1717, aged 94, says her gr. stone; Sarah m. Alexander Standish; Ruth m. 12 May (Winsor has it 3 Feb.) 1657, John Bass of Braintree; and Mary m. Thomas Delano. JOHN, Duxbury, eldest s. of the preced. rem. to Boston, where the rec. says, perhaps erroneous. by w. Elizabeth he had Mary, b. 17 Dec. 1659, for that date may be of d. of his u. since 1 Apr. foll. he m. (I suppose as sec. w.) Elizabeth d. of William Phillips, and wid. of Abiel Everill, had John, b. 20 Nov. foll. d. soon; Elizabeth 9 May 1662, d. at 2 mos.; John, again, 12 Mar. 1663; William, 16 Mar. 1664, d. soon; Elizabeth again, 9 Mar. 1665; William, again, 5 Mar. 1666, d. soon; Zechariah, 8 Mar. 1667, d. soon; William, again, 10 Sept. 1664; Nathaniel, 1670; Zechariah, again, 18 Feb. 1673, H. C. 1692; Nathan, 17 Oct. 1677; and Sarah, 27 Sept. 1681. In the witchcraft madness of 1692, he suffer. many weeks imprisonm. as Caleb and Hutch. II. 48, relate, yet recover. from the popul. persecut. and d. 14 Mar. 1702. His d. Elizabeth m. John Walley, possib. gr.s. of Rev. Thomas; and next 30 Apr. 1702, Simon Willard, but this union is not clear to me. As his s. John had w. Elizabeth it is diffic. from the Boston rec. to tell wh. John and Elizabeth had the latest b. It might as easily be infer. that the witchcraft belong. to the [[vol. 1, p. 24]] s. as the f., and indeed Thayer in his Geneal. makes the younger the suffer. in wh. he is foll. by Winsor, contrary to the general import of Calef and Hutchinson. With them I concur, for the s. was only 29 yrs. old, and more venerable age is usually found liable to assaults by the great adversary for such cases.
JONATHAN, Duxbury, br. of the preced. m. 10 Dec. 1672, Abigail, d. of Andrew Hallet, had Andrew, Jonathan, John and Benjamin; but no dates are found for either. The two former, it is said, went to Lebanon. He was bur. 17 Feb. 1698, aged 70, says fam. tradit. and his wid. d. 17 Aug. 1725, aged 81. JOSEPH, Duxbury, br. prob. elder, of the preced. m. Mary, d. of Moses Simmons, rem. early to Bridgewater, had Isaac; Joseph, b. 1668; John, and, perhaps Elizabeth and Mary; and d. 8 Feb. 1697. The ds. were m. one bef. and one after. From the passeng. in the Mayflower are fill. with details of descend. 28 pages of Thayer's Geneal. and in Collect. of Epitaphs, by Rev. Timothy Alden, compris. in 5 vols. is seen large proof of filial gratitude. Of this name eight had been gr. at Harv. in 1834, and two at Yale.
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