A Genealogical Dictionary of  The First Settlers of New England,
Before 1692

Volume #2
Denison - Dickerman

By James Savage

Special thanks to Robert Kraft and his assistant, Benjamin Dunning for scanning this book and to Warren Wetmore for perfecting the text and providing technical help in presenting this work for researchers to enjoy.

DENISON, DENYSON,  DANIEL, Cambridge 1633, s. of William of Roxbury, b. in Eng. a. 1612, freem. 1 Apr. 1634, m. Patience, d. of Gov. Thomas Dudley, wh. surv. and was extrix. of his will; rem. to Ipswich with its early planters, and was its rep. 1635, and seven yrs. after, speaker 1649, and 51, and 2, ar. co. 1660, and in every rank of the milit. to the highest in 1660, an Assist. from 1654 till d. 19 Sept. 1682, aet. 70. His wid. d. 8 Feb. 1690. Of ch. I find not ment. of any but John and Elizabeth w. of John Rogers, Presid. of H. C. His will of 18 July 1673, with codic. of 28 Feb. 1679, and ano. of 22 Dec. 1680, giv. names of his gr.ch. is in Geneal. Reg. VIII. 23. EDWARD, Roxbury, br. of the preced. b. in Eng. m. 20 Mar. 1641, Elizabeth d. of Joseph Weld, had Elizabeth b. 8 Aug. 1642; John, 14 May 1644, d. at 4 mos.; Edward, wh. d. 6 Oct. 1646; Jeremiah, 6 Dec. 1647, bapt. 9 Jan. foll. d. May 1649; Joseph, bapt. 8 Apr. 1649, d. next mo.; Margaret, b. 15, bapt. 19 Dec. 1650; Mary, bapt. 27 Mar. 1654; Hannah, b. 10, bapt. 16 Sept. 1655; Sarah,4 Nov. bapt. 6 Dec. 1657, wh. m. Thomas Robinson; Deborah, 16, bapt. 23 Sept. 1660, d. in 1663; one, without name, bur. as soon as b. 2 June 1663; William, b. 18 Sept. 1664, H. C. 1681; and Deborah, again, 30 Oct. 1666, d. next yr. and he d. 26 Apr. 1668. He had been among the friends of Wheelwright, disarm. in 1637, yet dignif. as Mr. but was made freem. 1648, and was rep. in 1652 and 5. His wid. Elizabeth d. 5 Feb. 1717. The s. William, and two ds. were the only ch. of this large number, that surv. him. 

GEORGE, Roxbury, br. of the preced. b. in Eng. a. 1620, or perhaps earlier, m. May 1640, Bridget Thomson, had Sarah, bapt. 20 Mar. 1642; and Hannah, b. 20, bapt. 21 May 1643. In Aug. foll. his w. d. and he went to Eng. serv. in the Parliament's army, there found sec. w. Ann, d. of John Borrodell, or Borrowdale, wh. gave her a house in Cork, Ireland; but he came back to R. had John, b. 14 June 1646; Ann, 20 May 1649; was freem. 1648, and some two or three yrs. after went to Pequot, as New London was call. there had George, 1652; William, 1655; Borrodell, 1657; Margaret, 1660; and Mary, 1670, who. d. 1671; all bapt. 1670; was a capt. 1653, and much disting. in Philip's war as a skilful and enterpris. commander. He d. 23 Oct. 1694, at Hartford; in his will of 20 Nov. 1693 names John, George, William, beside ds. Sarah, w. of Thomas Stanton, Hannah, w. of Joseph Saxton, Ann, w. of Gershom Palmer, Margaret Brown, and Borrodell, w. of Samuel Stanton. His wid. d. 26 Sept. 1712, aged 97 by the gr.stone. 

GEORGE, Stonington, or Westerly, s. of the preced. m. Mary or Mercy, d. of John Gorham of Barnstable, had Edward, and [[vol. 2, p. 37]] Joseph, both bapt. 1683; Mercy, 1685; Samuel, 1686; Elizabeth 1690; Desire, 1693; Thankful, 1695; and George, 1699. JAMES, New Haven, m. 25 Nov. 1662, Bethia, d. of Jarvis Boykem, had James, b. Aug. 1664, d. soon; John, Nov. 1665, d. at 3 yrs.; Mary, or Mercy, 26 July 1668; Sarah, 12 Apr. 1671; Hannah, 1673 prob. d. young; John, and James, again, tw. 6 Feb. 1677, of wh. James d. soon; Elizabeth 24 Nov. 1681; and James, again, 5 Jan. 1683; d. 8 May 1719, aged 78. Sarah m. 1710, Joseph Sackett; and Elizabeth m. 1707, Samuel Harrison. 

JAMES, New Haven, youngest s. of the preced. had Jesse, James, Desire, Lydia, Sybil, Abigail, Sarah, and John. JOHN, Ipswich 1648, by Farmer was thot. to be a br. of the maj. gen. but I can hardly think so, unless he went home, as we kn. no more of him. JOHN, Ipswich, only s. of Daniel, m. Martha, d. of dep. Gov. Symonds, had John, H. C. 1684 (wh. was min. of Ipswich, colleag. with Hubbard, m. Elizabeth d. of Nathaniel Saltonstall, and d. soon, in Sept. 1689, leav. only ch. John, H. C. 1710; and the wid. m. Rev. Rowland Cotton); Daniel; and Martha; and d. 9 Jan. 1671. His wid. bef. d. of his f. had m. Richard Martin, wh. may have been s. of Samuel. Martha, m. Matthew Whipple, and d. 12 Sept. 1728, aged 60. JOHN, Stonington, eldest s. of George the first, m. 1667, Phebe, d. of Robert Lay of Saybrook, had Phebe, b. 1667; John, Jan. 1669; George, 28 Mar. 1671, H. C. 1693, a man of much distinct.; Robert, 17 Sept. 1673; William, 7 Apr. 1677; Daniel, 28 Mar. 1680; Samuel, 23 Feb. 1683, d. soon; Ann, 3 Oct. 1684; and Sarah, 29 July 1692; beside Phebe, b. prob. betw. Ann and Sarah, as she has that order of success. in f.'s will. He d. 1698. His eldest s. had the Saybrook ld. giv. to his mo. by her f. and d. 1699, hav. had three s. and one d. George was clk. of the Courts. Robert had Robert, wh. at the taking of Louisburg 1745, was capt. in Gov. Wolcott's reg. and for good serv. was made maj. 

JOHN, New Haven, s. of first James, m. Grace, d. of John Brown, had Abigail, b. 13 Nov. 1705; Sarah, and John, tw. 10 May 1708, of wh. John d. soon; Elizabeth 28 Aug. 1710; Mehitable, 2 Oct. 1713; and Mary, 29 Mar. 1716. ROBERT, Milford, a. 1645, had Samuel, b. 1656; Esther, 1658; and Hannah, 1662; rem. 1667, with Branford peop. to Newark, N. J. THOMAS, Kittery 1652. *WILLIAM, Roxbury, came with w. Margaret, and s. Daniel, Edward and George, bef. ment. in 1631, and was, perhaps, in the Lion, with Winthrop's w. and eldest s. beside apostle Eliot, in the rec. of wh. ch. he stands third in the list; freem. 3 July 1632, rep. 1635, but in 1637 tak. side with Wheelwright, was disarm. His w. d. 3 Feb. 1646, in the ch. rec. of Eliot's affection, call. "old mo. D."; and he d. 25 Jan. 1654. 

WILLIAM, Boston, liv. at Pulling point, m. 27 Oct. 1659, Mary Parker. WILLIAM, Stonington, youngest s. of George the capt. was a lieut. m. Sarah, wid. [[vol. 2, p. 38]] of the sec. Thomas Prentice of Newton, d. of Thomas Stanton the first, had William, bapt. 1686; Sarah, b. 1689; and George, 1692; d. 26 Mar. 1715, aged 59. *WILLIAM, Roxbury, s. of Edward, freem. 1690, was rep. 1692. He m. 12 May 1686, Dorothy, d. of Thomas Weld; but the town rec. has no ch. He d. 22 Mar. 1718, and his wid. m. 28 Apr. 1720, Samuel Williams the sec. Of this name six had been gr. in 1834 at Harv. but not one within 90 yrs. and of them I am uncert. about the parentage of Daniel, in 1690, and George, in 1693, but the earlier has the star mark in the catal. of 1698; at other N. E. coll. seven had been gr. beside two with double n.

DENLO, WILLIAM, Pemaquid, took o. of fidel. to Mass. 1674.

DENMAN, ALEXANDER, perhaps of Hampton, m. a. 1678, the wid. of Abraham Perkins, jr. prob. d. of Thomas Sleeper. JOHN, Dorchester, had Mary, wh. m. Clement Maxfield. But gr. uncert. prevails with refer. to his resid. as no success foll. the search for line in D. In the admin. on est. of wid. Smead by her br. Israel Stoughton, 1639, of D. this man is entitl. to a share of her prop. as well as his d. Maxfield. PHILIP, Derby, had b. there, Mary, in 1678; Elizabeth 1680; Sarah, 1682; Micah, 1684; and Hannah; and d. 1698; in his will ment. w. and the five ch.

DENMARK, PATRICK, Dover 1663, was after at Saco, had Patrick, b. 8 Apr. 1664; and James, 13 Mar. 1666.

DENNETT, JOHN, Portsmouth, freem. 1672, had Ephraim, b. 2 Aug. 1683, wh. was a counsel. app. by mandamus, 1732, for New Hampsh. where the name continues. DENNING, FRANCIS, and JOHN, Mass. 1664. Felt. WILLIAM, Boston 1634, was in the employm. of William Brenton, and perhaps came with him the yr. preced. d. 20 Jan. 1654. By his will made two days bef. pro. 31 of same mo. his w. Ann and s. Obadiah are nam. but the latter absent, and the f. gives him, "in case he doth not come personally into the country," for half the testat.'s est. "twenty shillings and no more."

DENNIS, EDWARD, Boston 1636, by w. Sarah, had Sarah, bapt. 9 Aug. 1640, and Mary, at 6 days old, 3 July 1642; Martha, b. 1, bapt. 5 May 1644; John, 18, bapt. 22 Feb. 1646; and Joseph, 13 June 1648. He came in the employm. of William Hutchinson. His wid. Sarah m. 15 Aug 1656, Abner Ordway of Watertown. GEORGE, New London 1680, came thither from L. I. m. 26 Jan. 1681, Elizabeth wid. of Joshua Raymond, had Ebenezer, b. 23 Oct. 1682. JAMES, Boston, by w. Mary had John, b. 6 Dec. 1653; and John, again, 4 Aug. 1655, both d. soon; Mary, 4 Aug. 1660; James; Amos; and Agnes; may have liv. at Marblehead 1674, and later. 

LAWRENCE, Maine 1665. ROBERT, Yarmouth 1643-69; had there Mary, b. 19 Sept. 1649. ROBERT, Newport, perhaps [[vol. 2, p. 39]] s. of the preced. m. 19 Nov. 1672, Sarah Howland of Duxbury, (says the Friend's rec. of N.) perhaps d. of John the sec. had Mary, b. 20 Sept. 1673; Robert, 6 Nov. 1677; Sarah, 31 Oct. 1679; and John, 15 Aug. 1682. THOMAS, Boston 1630, came in the fleet with Winthrop had Thomas, b. on the voyage, prob. therefore on board the Jewell, 29 May, as relat. by Winthrop I. 21; rem. to N. J. and was a propr. of Woodbridge, and its rep. 1668. Samuel, possib. his s. was of the counc. in that prov. 1684-92. THOMAS, Boston 1657, prob. s. of the preced. m. Mary, wid. of Robison, d. of William Beamsley, wh. ment. her in his will. THOMAS, Rowley 1691. He may have been a propr. 1678, at Ipswich. WILLIAM, Scituate, made his will 16 Feb. 1650, as by the abstr. in Geneal. Reg. V. 335, is shown, but tho. his w. Judith is made Extrix. and he gives only to s.-in-law William Parker and Remember, Dependence, and Experience Litchfield, ch. of Lawrence, wh. had m. Judith, d. of his w. no doubt, yet there may be doubt, whether any ch. of his m. Parker or Litchfield.

DENSLOW, HENRY, Windsor 1644, prob. was from Dorchester, had Susanna, b. 3 Sept. 1646; Mary, 10 Apr. 1651; Ruth, 19 Sept. 1653; Abigail, 5 Feb. 1656; Deborah, 21 Dec. 1657; Samuel, 19 Dec. 1659 Hannah, 1 Mar. 1662; and Elizabeth 11 Feb. 1666; he was k. by the Ind. 1676. Susanna m. 1 Aug. 1666, John Hodge; Mary m. 5 Apr. 1669, Thomas Rowley; Deborah m. 1678, John Hoskins; Elizabeth m. 1686, William King of Northampton; and Hannah m. 1687, Henry Burt. JOHN, Windsor, perhaps br. of the preced. or of Nicholas, or both, freem. of Conn. 1657, m. 7 June 1655, Mary Eggleston, had John, b. 13 Aug. 1656; Mary, 10 Mar. 1658; Thomas, 22 Apr. 1661; Deborah, 29 May 1663; Joseph, 12 Apr. 1665; Benjamin, 30 Mar. 1668; Abraham, 8 Mar. 1670; George, 8 Apr. 1672; Isaac, 12 Apr. 1674; and Abigail, 7 Nov. 1677, wh. d. at 12 yrs. beside Abraham, 8 Mar. 1679; and he d. 10 Sept. 1689. NICHOLAS, Dorchester 1630, perhaps came in the Mary and John, or in the fleet with Winthrop freem. 4 Mar. 1633, rem. a. 1640 to Windsor, d. Mar. 1667; by w. Elizabeth wh. d. 13 Aug. 1669, had no s. but two ds. Joan, wh. m. Aaron Cook, as his sec. w. and Temperance, wh. m. Thomas Buckland. SAMUEL, Windsor, s. of Henry, had Hannah, b. 14 Nov. 1690; Elizabeth 9 Mar. 1693; Sarah, 13 Feb. 1695; Samuel, 14 July 1697; Benjamin, 29 Mar. 1701; and Joseph, 24 Mar. 1704.

DENT, FRANCIS, Lynn, freem. 14 May 1634, d. 1638, or early in 1639.

DENTON, DANIEL, Jamaica, L. I. 1656, perhaps eldest s. of Rev. Richard, a justice in 1666, perhaps went to Eng. at least he pub. 1670 at London, a brief descript. of N. Y. etc. but after few yrs. ret. to our country and fixed hims. at Springfield, m. 24 Apr. 1676, Hannah, d. of John Leonard, perhaps as sec. or third w. had Hannah, b. 1677; Samuel, 1679; and Sarah, 1681; was, prob. a sch.-master, certain. a physician, always had prefix of respect in the rec. He call. hims. in 1684, of Westfield, but rem. to Jamaica 1686. But at S. Abigail, prob. his d. by former [[vol. 2, p. 40]] w. m. 9 Oct. 1682, Benjamin Stebbins. 

RICHARD, Wethersfield a. 1640, bred at the Univ. of Cambridge where he had his A. B. 1623, being of Catherine Hall, perhaps came over in 1638, or 9; and we fear, that the long dissens. at W. about Rev. Henry Smith made it desirable for him to rem. a. 1644, and he went to Stamford, and after few mos. or yrs. to Hempstead, L. I. where he d. 1663. Prob. he had fam. perhaps Daniel, bef. ment. We learn from Mather, that he had been a min. at Halifax in Yorksh. and the most of his cap. 9 in Book III. 95 is tak. up with telling that he was a little man, blind of one eye, and wrote a system of divinity. Better authority tells that he was of good fam. and had, in 1631, curacy of Coley Chapel in that large parish. RICHARD, Dorchester, m. 11 Dec. 1657, Ruth, d. of Thomas Tileston, d. 28 Dec. 1658. His wid. m. 13 Oct. 1663, Timothy Foster. ROBERT, Ipswich, d. a. June 1678, prob. without heir.

DERBY, CHARLES, Salem, s. of Roger, d. 8 Oct. 1690, in the crusade against Quebec. EDWARD, Braintree 1660, m. 25 Jan. of that yr. Susanna Hooke, had Mary, Eleazer, and others. This Eleazer had Eleazer, and was gr.f. of Rev. Jonathan in H. C. 1747 catal. giv. Dorby. EDWARD, Weymouth, perhaps s. of the preced. by w. Ruth had Edward, b. 18 May 1688; and Samuel, 1 May 1689. FRANCIS, Warwick, d. 1663. His will, of Oct. in that yr. ment. w. Ann, eldest s. Francis, and other ch. without nam. him. The wid. m. John Read. Her s. Francis was b. 20 Jan. 1660; and Eleazer, 21 Mar. 1662. FRANCIS, Warwick, s. of the preced. had his ho. burn. by the Ind. rem. to Southold, L. I. bef. Apr. 1683. JOHN, Plymouth 1637, s. of Christopher, from W. part of Dorsetsh. rem. to Yarmouth bef. 1643, and was d. in Feb. 1652, yet his inv. is of 22 Feb. 1656; had a s. b. "the last of Feb." 1648, whose name is lost from the rec.; and Matthew, 8 Feb. 1650. 

RICHARD, Plymouth 1637, br. of John, call. a gent. RICHARD, Salem, s. of Roger, m. 25 Feb. 1702, Martha Haskett, had John, b. 27 Dec. 1702; Mary, 9 Jan. 1707; Richard, 12 Sept. 1712; and Martha; and d. 25 July 1715. ROGER, Ipswich 1671, came from Topsham in Devon, rem. 1681 to Salem, there d. 1698. In Eng. he had m. 23 Aug. 1668, Lucretia Kilham, or Hilman, wh. d. 25 May 1689, and had Charles, b. in Eng. 27 July 1669; Experience, 18 Dec. 1671; Samuel, 24 Nov. 1673; Roger, 1 Jan. 1675; John, 25 Feb. 1677; Richard, 8 Oct. 1679; Lucretia, 17 Aug. 1681; and Ebenezer, 9 July 1683, d. at 5 yrs. and his w. d. 25 May 1689. He took a sec. w. Elizabeth by wh. he had Elizabeth 14 Mar. 1692; Margaret, 10 Dec. 1695; and Martha, 11 Sept. 1697. His eldest s. d. in the sad expedit. of Phips, 1690. Martha m. 1719, Joshua Hicks. He was a shopkeeper, assist. by his w. in that way, and founder of the disting. fam. of this name, gr. gr.f. of Elias Hasket D. wh. d. 1799 at Salem. 

ROGER, Salem, s. of the preced. by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 10 Mar. 1692; Margaret, 14 Aug. 1693; Ann, 10 Dec. 1695; and Martha, 30 Sept. 1697. Variat. of this patronymic to Dorby and Darby may be presum. Nine of this name includ. Rev. Jonathan Dorby 1747, min. of Scituate, a man of [[vol. 2, p. 41]] great promise, gr. gr s. of Edward bef. ment. had been gr. in 1828 at Harv. and one at Bowd.

DERING, or DEERING, GEORGE, Scarborough 1645. Maine Hist. Coll. I. 288. See Dearing. HENRY, Boston 1663, b. as the fam. geneal. has it, 16 Aug. 1639, m. 8 June 1664, Ann, wid. of Ralph Benning, had Ann, b. 31 May 1667; he m. next, 15 Nov. 1676, Elizabeth wid. of Theodore Atkinson, d. of Edward Mitchelson, had Elizabeth b. 4 Jan. 1679; Mary, and Martha, tw. 1682, both d. young; and Henry, 6 Oct. 1684. He was ens. in one of the Boston milit. comp. and he and his w. were bur. 1717 in one grave; as in ano. were Robert Winsor and w. the same evening, Hutch. II. 223. Elizabeth m. William Welsteed. HENRY, Boston, s. of the preced. m. 8 Feb. 1709, Elizabeth Packer, had Henry, b. 1712, d. soon; Henry, again, 1713, d. young; Elizabeth 20 Nov. 1715; Mary, 17 Feb. 1718; Thomas, 16 May 1720; Henry, third, 1722, d. young; Ann, 6 Oct. 1724; Mitchelson, 1726, d. young; Sarah, 1728, d. young; Abigail, 1730, d. young; Sarah, again, 25 Nov. 1732; and Henry, fourth, 13 Jan. 1735. The fam. name was perpet. by Thomas. But ano. Deering fam. wh. I am unable to get acco. of, was of Braintree, and spread to Wrentham.

DERMIT, WILLIAM, Piscataqua 1633, under Wannerton. Belkn. I. 425.

DESBOROUGH, ISAAC, Lynn, came in the Hopewell, Capt. Bundock, from London 1635, aged 18. He was of Elltisley, a. 12 ms. from Cambridge, Eng. was, no doubt, relat. of Maj. Gen. John, wh. m. a sis. of Oliver Cromwell, and so by the usurper. entrust. to be of his upper house; and we may be sure went home in few yrs. after 1638, when Lewis gives him resid. here. + 

*SAMUEL, New Haven 1639, prob. from London, s. of James of Elltisley in Co. Cambridge, Eng. lord of that manor, prob. br. of Isaac, b. 13 or 30 Nov. 1619, was one of the early sett. of Guilford 1641, and at the gathering of the ch. 19 June 1643, tho. so young, he was one of the seven pillars. The name of his w. is not found, prob. he had more than one; and d. Sarah, b. Mar. 1649, in the only rec. of his fam. In Mather, II. cap. 12, he is call. John in the list of Assist. of the Col. but that error is less gross than that of the date 1637, wh. was bef. any part of the col. was occup. by Christians. He went home in the autumn of 1650, with his min. Whitfield. His w. d. of smallpox late in 1654; and he m. Rose, wid. of Samuel Penoyer, whose br. William, a merch. of London, benefact. of Harv. Coll. was trustee in the m. sett. Being br. of John, the maj. gen. wh. had m. a sis. of Cromwell, and was one of his lords, he got rapid preferment, was a gen. officer, commiss. of the revenues, and was soon chos. to parliam. in 1651 for Edinburgh, and in 1656 by Oliver's favor was return. to ano. of his [[vol. 2, p. 42]] assemblies, nicknam. Parliaments for Mid Lothian, and rose to be Chancellor for the ancient kingdom, with £2,000 an. allow. in wh. station he cont. some time under Richard. That successor in the royal protectorsh. his br. was one of the princ. instrum. of overthr.; as he had, indeed, successfully counteract. the desperate ambition of the great captain for the title of king, tho. he was elevat. by his br.-in-law to a seat in the "other house," with the empty name of lord. See the very copious and curious letter of Maidstone to Gov. Winthrop of Conn. 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. I. 185. How long he preserv. this dignity in the conquer. kingdom is not told. Me d. 10 Dec. 1690, at fam. est. of Elsworth, Cambr. See Styles, Hist. of the Judges, 35. Noble, Mem. of the Cromwell fam. II. 254.

DESCHAMPS, ISAAC, Boston, had Isaac, bapt. at O.S. ch. 17 June 1677. He was prob. a Hugenot.

DEUCE. See Druce.

DEVELL, DEVEL, DAVOLL, or DEVILL, JOSEPH, Portsmouth, R. I. or Newport, perhaps s. of William of the same, was of Westerly 1669; m. Mary, d. of the first Francis Brayton, as I judge, had Mary, wh. d. young; and his w. d. bef. 1671. He liv. in the Niantic country, then his d. Mary m. 18 Mar. 1689, James Talman., had sec. w. Elizabeth wh. outliv. him, and m. Christopher Champlin. WILLIAM, Braintree, had John, b. 24 June 1643, d. at 3 wks.; prob. rem. to Newport, there was in list of freem. 1655.

DEVENISH, or DAVENISH, THOMAS, Salem 1639, adm. with w. Mary of the ch. 1641, freem. 2 June of that yr. had Mary, bapt. 18 July 1641; and Bethia, 30 Nov. 1643; prob. other ch.

DEVEREUX, DEVORIX or DEVEROE, JOHN, Salem, came, perhaps in the fleet with Winthrop 1630, a youth of 16, was on Marblehead side 1648, freem. 1683, and liv. in 1694. Prob. by w. Ann he had John, and Susanna, wh. m. 10 Jan. 1695, Stephen Parker of Andover. Four of this name had been gr. in 1834 at Harv. and two at Yale. A large fam. of divines of this name was in Suff. Eng. 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. X. 148.

DEVOTION, EDWARD, Roxbury, liv. at that part of Boston call. Muddy riv. now Brookline, when he join. the ch. at B. Mar. 1645, then single, freem. 1645, had bapt. Mary, 25 Feb. 1649, four days old; his w. Mary was bapt. the same day at Roxbury; Elizabeth at B. 20 Apr.1651; and at R. Martha, 13 Mar. 1653; Hannah, 3 Dec. 1654; at B. again, Deborah, 17 May 1657, d. unm. at 25 yrs.; John, 26 June 1659; and at R. again, Sarah, 19 Jan. 1662; Edward, 12 July 1663; and Thomas, 1 May 1670; d. 28 Sept. 1685, aged 64. 

In his will made 3 days bef. of wh. w. Mary and s. John were Excors. he ment. also s. Edward and Thomas, d. Sarah Griffin, but not other d. Of the ds. Elizabeth m. 2 Sept. 1674, Joseph Weld, d. 15 Feb. 1679; Martha m. 2 Sept. 1674, John Ruggles, jr. gr.s. of Thomas; and Hannah m. 1 May 1679, John Ruggles wh. had m. her sis. and d. 17 Dec. 1700; but she m. a Paine, [[vol. 2, p. 43]] after d. of R. 16 Dec. 1694. John, Suffield, s. of the preced. in his will of Oct. 1732, pro. Feb. foll. names w. Hannah, s. Edward, Rev. Ebenezer, and Constant, and Thomas, both s. of his dec. s. John, also the heirs of his two dec. ds. Hannah Leavitt, and Abigail Eddy, also gr.d. Elizabeth Pratt, and s.-in-law Joseph Kellogg. He left good est. and his s. Ebenezer, H. C. 1707, ord. 28 June 1710, min. of Suffield, b. at Brookline, was f. of Rev. Ebenezer, Y. C. 1732, of Windham, wh. d. 6 Sept. 1802, aet. 72, and so progen. of many other gr. at that Coll.

DEW, or DUE, AMBROSE, Boston, cordwainer, m. 10 Feb. 1652, Esther, d. of Nicholas Barker, had Patience, b. 1 Dec. 1654. THOMAS, Marblehead 1668.

DEWER, THOMAS, Boston 1648, tailor, by w. Ann had Thomas, wh. d. 3 Dec. 1652; David; John; Sampson; Joseph, 24 June 1652; and Thomas, again, the last b. 26 Aug. 1655.

DEWERSON, JOHN, Salisbury 1666.

DEWEY, ISRAEL, Windsor, s. of Thomas, m. 28 Aug. 1668, Abigail, d. of Job Drake, had Israel, b. 30 Dec. 1673; d. 1678. JEDEDIAH, Westfield, br. of the preced. freem. 1680, by w. Sarah had Sarah, b. 28 Mar. 1672; Margaret, 10 Jan. 1674; Jedediah, 14 June 1676; Daniel, 9 Mar. 1679; Thomas, 29 June 1682; Joseph, 10 May 1684; Hannah, 14 Mar. 1686; Mary, 1 Mar. 1688; James, 3 Apr. 1692; and Abigail, 17 Nov. 1694. His w. d. 20 Nov. 1711,and he d. 1718. JOHN, Windsor, may have been s. of Thomas by first w. was drown. 23 June 1640. JOSIAH, Westfield, s. of Thomas, m. 6 Nov. 1662, Hepzibah, d. of Richard Lyman of Northampton; but by sec. w. Experience had Nathaniel, and Ebenezer, tw. b. 20 Feb. 1672, of wh. Ebenezer d. young; Joseph, 11 Aug. 1674, d. young; Elizabeth 10 July 1677; Joseph, and Experience, tw. 9 Apr. 1682, of wh. Joseph d. at 2 mos.; and Benjamin, 8 July 1685, d. soon. He rem. to Lebanon 1696. 

THOMAS, Dorchester 1633, whose name Dr. Harris read Duce, freem. 14 May 1634, rem. early, perhaps with Warham to Windsor, there m. 22 Mar. 1639, wid. Frances Clark (wh. had only ch. Mary), by her had Thomas, bapt. 16 Feb. 1640; Josiah, 10 Oct. 1641; Ann, 15 Oct. 1643; Israel, b. 25 Sept. 1645; and Jedediah, 15 Dec. 1647; but the valua. recent Hist. of W. p. 578, makes the last two dates of bapt. wh. could not be, for one was Wednesday, and one Thursday. He was cornet of the troop, and d. or was bur. 27 Apr. 1648. His wid. m. 2 or 30 Nov. 1648, George Phelps, wh. rem. a. 1668 to Westfield, and with him went all the D.'s exc. Israel. 

THOMAS, Northampton, s. of the preced. but first at Westfield, m. 1 June 1663, Constance, d. of Richard Hawes, of Dorchester, had Mary, wh. d. 11 Jan. 1666; Samuel,b. 25 June 1670; Hannah, 21 Feb. 1672; Elizabeth 10 Jan. 1676; James, 3 July 1678, d. young; Abigail, 14 Feb. 1680; James, again, 12 Nov. 1683, d. young; and he d. 27 Apr. 1690 at [[vol. 2, p. 44]] Westfield. His wid. d. 26 Apr. 1703. All of this name in N. E. of wh. twelve had been gr. in 1834 at N. E. coll. descend from Thomas.

DEWHURST, HENRY, came in the Defence 1635, aged 35.

DEWING, sometimes DEWEN, || ANDREW, Dedham, ar. co. 1644, freem. 1646, had there bapt. John, 17 Mar. 1650, d. soon; John, again, 29 June 1651; Rachel, 27 June 1658; perhaps Jonathan; and others, beside one 19 Apr. 1663, whose name (perhaps Lydia, wh. m. 15 Dec. 1683, John Bacon) is not giv. in the rec. and Ann, 6 May 1666, wh m. 17 Feb. 1686, Daniel Wight of the same. JONATHAN, Dedham, perhaps s. of the preced. m. Susanna, d. of John Bacon of the same.

DEWOLF, BALTHAZAR, Wethersfield 1664, rem. to Lyme 1668, then had a d. of age to live in a neighbor's fam.; Edward, Simon, and Stephen, wh. may have been all, as was Simon, his s. (or not), join. with him in 1678, as mem. of the town train band, in a petitn. EDWARD, Lyme, had Simon, b. 28 Nov. 1671; Charles, 18 Sept. 1673; Benjamin, 3 Dec. 1675; beside Edward, whose date is not on the rec. SIMON, Lyme, s. of Balthazar, m. 12 Nov. 1682, Sarah Lay, had Simon, b. 1683; Sarah, 1685; John, 1687; Josiah, 1689; Phebe, 1692; Daniel, 1693; and Jabez; and d. 1696. STEPHEN, Lyme 1676, had Edward, b. a. 1686, and by a sec. w. Hannah, wh. surv. had others, and d. 17 Oct. 1702.

DEXTER, FRANCIS, a youth of 13, came in the Planter 1635; but where he liv. is unkn. GREGORY, Providence, preach. in the bapt. ch. 1643, had been a printer and stationer in London, there brot. out that curious book, Roger Williams's Key into the lang. of America, and his admirat. of the author induc. him to foll. or accomp. him; was town clk. 1654, and Presid. the yr. bef. d. at 90 yrs. it is said, in 1700. His ch. by w. Abigail were Stephen, b. 1 Nov. 1647; James, 6 May, perhaps 1650, but the yr. is not plain; John, 6 Nov. 1652; and Abigail, 24 Sept. 1655, wh. m. James Angel. But in the later days, a descend. of the sixth generat. from Gregory has enlarg., the fam. with Peleg, 1658. Thomas, I. 418. Knowles, 253, 270. JAMES, Providence, s. prob. of Gregory, sw. alleg. May 1671, had, it is said, Peleg, b. 1673; and Isabel, 1675, only. 

JOHN, Charlestown, or Malden, s. prob. of Richard, by w. Sarah, it is said, had Sarah, b. 11 June 1674; and d. 8 Dec. 1677. This s. John had, it is said, eight ch. of wh. the sec. s. Samuel was min. of distinct. at Dedham, and illustr. descend. to our day. JOHN, Sandwich, s. of the sec. Thomas, m. 10 Nov. 1682, Mehitable, d. of the first Andrew Hallet, had Elizabeth b. 1 Nov. foll.; Thomas, 26 Aug. 1686; Abigail, 26 May 1689; rem. to Portsmouth, R. I. there was liv. 24 June 1717. JOHN, Providence, br. of James of the same, prob. for he took the o. of alleg. at the same time; and to him the fam. geneal. gives Stephen, b. [[vol. 2, p. 45]] 1689; James, 1691; John, 1692; Mary, 1694; Abigail, 1696; Sarah, 1698; Phebe, 1700; Ann, 1702; and Alice, 1705. PELEG, Providence, perhaps s. of Gregory, had, it is said, John, Gideon, James, and Barzillai, yet no date for either is found, nor name of mo. nor d. of f. wh. deficiencies would raise doubts as to authenticity, were not the same want felt as to the others. The misfortune is bitterly aggravat. by the failure of all issue to the whole four s. and leaves no slight fear of their right on the chart. 

RICHARD, Boston, adm. a townsman 28 Feb. 1642, was of Charlestown 1644, on Mystic side, where his est. descend. thro. five generat. By w. Bridget, one of the friends of the meek preacher, Marmaduke Matthews of Malden, he had Sarah, b. 1 Nov. 1644, wh. m. Edmund Pinson, as sec. w. I presume; and other ch. of whose names I kn. only Elizabeth wh. m. a. 1658, James Mellen; and Alice, w. of Benjamin Mussey, both b. perhaps in Eng,. and two other ch. it is said, of wh. one was John, b. a. 1640; and the other nam. Ann. He was, I think, gr.f. of John, the f. of Rev. Samuel, b. at Malden, 23 Oct. 1700, H. C. 1720, min. of Dedham, ord. 6 May 1724, f. of Hon. Samuel, b. 16 Mar. 1726, wh. was disting. as patriot bef. the Revo. and d. at Mendon 10 June 1810, leav. beq. to promote the study of sac. lit. at H. C. STEPHEN, Providence, s. prob. of Gregory, took o. of alleg. June 1668, had John, b. 1670, and no more is told. Of not one of Gregory's ch. is the time of d. giv. on the beautiful geneal. chart. 

STEPHEN, Barnstable, s. of William, m. 27 Apr. 1696, Ann Sanders, had Mary, b. 24 Aug. 1696; one s. b. 22 Dec. 1697, d. next mo.; Abigail, 13 May 1699; Content, 5 Feb. 1701; Ann, 9 Mar. 1703; Sarah, 1 June 1705; Stephen, 26 July 1707; Mercy, 5 July 1709; Marian, 8 Mar. 1712; and Cornelius, 21 Mar. 1714. THOMAS, Lynn 1630, came prob. in the fleet with Winthrop freem. 18 May 1631, whose name has been omit. in print. vol. bec. he was disfranchis. 4 Mar. 1633; was one of the purch. to promote sett. of Sandwich 1637, but did not rem. for sev. yrs. was adm. freem. of Plymouth Col. 1 June 1658, liv. at Barnstable, there had Mary, b. 11 Aug. 1649, had prob. other ch. beside Thomas and William, perhaps b. in Eng. certain. the former; and the kindness of tradit. gives him doubtful. gr.s. Richard, and gr.gr.s. William; and d. in Boston early in 1677. Lewis, 159. THOMAS, Sandwich, eldest s. of the preced. b. in Eng. m. Elizabeth whose surname is unkn. wh. d. 19 Mar. 1714, had Elizabeth b. 21 Sept. 1651, wh. d. young; Mary, wh. m. Daniel Allen of Swanzey; John; and perhaps more, beside Elizabeth again, 7 Apr. 1660; and Abigail, 12 June 1663, wh. m. 30 Jan. 1684, Jonathan Hallett; and he d. 29 Dec. 1686. 

WILLIAM, Barnstable, s. of the first Thomas, m. July 1653, Sarah Vincent, had Mary, b. Jan. 1654; Stephen, May 1657, Philip, Sept. 1659; James, May 1662; Thomas, July 1665; John, Aug. 1668; and Benjamin, Feb. 1670; and be d. at Rochester 1694. Six of this name had been gr. at Harv. and six at Yale and Brown.

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DIBBLE, DEEBLE, or DEBLE, ABRAHAM, Boston, s. of John, by w. Lydia wh. was, perhaps, d. of William Teffe, or Tift, had John, b. 7 July 1648, rem. prob. to Haddam, was there May 1673, thence perhaps rem. to Suffield, and d. 31 Dec. 1690; had also Abraham, wh. d. 1676, aged 6 yrs. much elder Benjamin. wh. sw. alleg. to Mass. 30 Jan. 1679, but sett. at Simsbury; and perhaps other ch. certain. some ds. as Abigail, wh. m. 1 Feb. 1683, John Filley of Suffield; and Lydia, wh. m. Thomas Pixley. By future investigat. it may possib. be pro. that ano. Abraham than him of Boston was f. of these. 

EBENEZER, Windsor, s. of Thomas, m. 27 Oct. 1663, Mary Wakefield, d. of John, had Mary, b. 27 Dec. 1664; Wakefield, 15 Sept. 1667; Martha, 10 Mar. 1670, d. young; Ebenezer, 18 Aug. 1671; and John, 9 Feb. 1674; was k. by the Ind. in Philip's war at the gr. swamp fight 19 Dec. 1675. His wid. m. 1677, James Hillier; and d. Mary m. 10 May 1681, John Enno. ISRAEL, Windsor, eldest s. of Thomas, m. 28 Nov. 1661, Elizabeth d. of Josiah Hull, had Josiah, b. 15 May 1667; Thomas, 16 Sept. 1670; Elizabeth 27 Mar. 1673; George, 26 Jan. 1676; John, 18 Apr. 1678, d. in six mos. and the f. d. 12 Dec. 1697. 

JOHN, Springfield 1641, had (perhaps bef. going thither) Abraham, and Samuel; and after, Zachary, b. 4 Apr. 1644; Elizabeth 17, bapt. 18 Jan. 1646; and Sarah (posthum.) 21 Mar. 1647. He d. Sept. 1646, and his wid. m. Nov. 1647, William Graves of Stamford. ROBERT, Dorchester 1634, writ. his name Deeble, freem. 6 May 1635, was liv. there in 1652. SAMUEL, Stamford 1667, S. of John. SAMUEL, Simsbury, br. of Israel, by first w. had Abigail, b. 19 Jan. 1666; and he m. 21 Jan. 1669, sec. w. Hepzibah, d. of John Bartlett, had Hepzibah, b. 19 Dec. 1669; Joanna, 14 Oct. 1672; Samuel, 13 Apr. 1675, d. soon; Samuel, again, 4 May 1677; Mindwell, 17 Feb. 1681; Thankful, 19 June 1685; and Patience, 25 Oct. 1687. In Geneal. Reg. V. 66, two of the ch. have dif. names from these. His w. d. Dec. 1701. THOMAS, Dorchester, perhaps s. of Robert, freem. 17 May 1637, rem. early to Windsor, and in Apr. 1640 was adm. freem. of Conn. had Israel, b. 29 Aug. 1637; Samuel, wh. d. 31 May 1641; Ebenezer, bapt. 26 Sept. 1641; Hepzibah, 25 Dec. 1642; Samuel, again, 24 Mar. 1644; Miriam, 7 Dec. 1645; Thomas, b. 3 Sept. 1647; and Joanna, 1 Feb. 1650, d. soon; and his w. d. 14 May 1681. He m. 25 June 1683, Elizabeth the wid. of Robert Hinsdale, wh. d. 25 Sept. 1689. All the s. had fams.; And he d. at great age, 17 Oct. 1700. Hepzibah m. 15 Apr. 1664, Samuel Gibbs; and Miriam m. 14 Dec. 1676, the sec. Jonathan Gillet, as his sec. w. 

THOMAS, Windsor, s. of the preced. m. 10 Oct. 1676, Mary Tucker, wh. was b. 4 Oct. 1653, in Eng. says the fam. rec. had Thomas, b. 21 Aug. 1677; a ch. 30 July 1679, d. bef. b.; and Mary, 9 Aug. 1680, d. young; Abraham, 1684 ; George, 1687; and Mary, 1689. ZECHARY, Stamford [[vol. 2, p. 47]] 1665, s. of John, m. 10 May 1666, Sarah Waterbury, had Zechary, b. 1667; and in Oct. 1672 his w. obt. divorce for sev. causes; and not long after m. Nicholas Webster.

DIBBS, JOHN, Salisbury, m. a 1689, Hepzibah Merrill, had Michael, b. 6 May 1690.


DICK, William, Salem 1668. Perhaps it is the same as Dixey.

DICKARSON, John, Plymouth, m. 10 July 1651, Elizabeth the young wid. of Ephraim Hicks, d. of John Howland.

DICKENS, JEREMIAH, Windsor, often spell. Diggins, and Hinman, 21, gives date of 1648. He had a fam. bef. 1690. NATHANIEL, Providence, among, freem. 1655, m. wid. Joan Tyler; but no more is told of him.

DICKERMAN, ABRAHAM, New Haven, s. of Thomas the first, b. perhaps in Eng. was there a. 1662, with w. Mary, d. of John Cooper, m. 2 Dec. 1658, and d. Mary, had b. there, Sarah, b. 28 Apr. 1663; Hannah, 6, bapt. 12 Nov. 1665; Ruth, 5 Apr. 1668; Abigail, 26 Sept. 1670; Abraham, 14 Jan. 1674; Isaac, 7 Nov. 1677; and Rebecca, 27 Feb. 1680; all, exc. Hannah nam. in his will of 1710; was a lieut. and he d. 2 Nov. 1711. Mary m. 21 June 1677, Samuel Bassett; Sarah, 2 Oct. 1683, Nathaniel Sperry; Ruth, 1 Mar. 1688, Nathaniel Bradley; Abigail, 21 Jan. 1690, Ebenezer Sperry; and Rebecca, 1709, Isaac Foote. The childr. of ano. d. perhaps Hannah, wh. m. 6 July 1693, Caleb Chedsey, as his sec. w. are also nam. in the will. JOHN, Reading, of wh. Eaton tells only that he was early sett. THOMAS, Dorchester 1636, a tailor, freem. 14 Mar. 1639, had Isaac, b. Nov. 1637; d. soon; and the f. d. 3 Jan. 1658. His wid. Ellen act. as Admor. and m. John Bullard of Medfield. THOMAS, Malden, perhaps eldest s. of the preced. b. in Eng. had Sarah, b. Oct. 1653; Lydia, June 1655; Thomas, Aug. 1657; and Hannah, 27 Dec. 1659. His w. Elizabeth d. 10 May 1671; and by ano. w. of name unkn. had Ann. Mar. 1674.

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