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

Volume #3
Poor - Portmont

 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.

POOR, or POORE, BENJAMIN, Newbury, s. of Samuel the first, m. 13 Apr. 1696, Mary, wid. of George Hardy, who d. 8 Aug. 1707, had Sarah, b. 6 Sept. 1697; and Ann, 31 Oct. 1700. DANIEL, Andover, is that youth, I suppose, aged 14, whose name on the list of passeng. in the Bevis from Southampton, 1638, is Dayell, coming with Alce or Alice P. aged 20, prob. his sis. and Samuel P. 18, perhaps their br. and others, under the designat. of serv. of Richard Dummer, m. 20 Oct. 1650, Mary Farnum, perhaps d. of Ralph; and d. 1713, it is said, aged 85, wh. is one of the very few instances of under estimate. Only s. Daniel. and John, are nam.; and of John the d. is so early as 24 Dec. 1690, that perhaps he was never m. But seven fem. Poors are as early found to m. and all may have been his ds. viz. Martha, with Jon Granger, 9 Feb. 1680; Hannah, with Francis Dane, jr. 16 Nov. 1681; Eliz, with Jacob Marston, 7 Apr. 1686; Priscilla, with Abraham Moore, 14 Dec. 1687; Deborah, with Timothy Osgood, 29 May 1689; Ruth, with John Stevens, 20 Dec. 1689; and Lucy, with Samuel Austin, 11 Oct. 1691. DANIEL Andover, s. of the preced. by w. Michitable had Daniel, Mehitable, John, Samuel, Joseph, and Thomas; yet the dates of b. are not kn. of either, and a from the rec. is kn. that Mehitable d. 14 Jan. 1691, prob. quite young; while of Thomas, we doubt whether it be this s. of Daniel, or ano. whose d. is ment. 7 Feb. 1695. He d. 1735, aged 79. EDWARD, Newbury, s. of John the first, or perhaps of Samuel, by w. Elizabeth had Stephen, b. 20 Apr. 1688; Elizabeth 21 Mar. 1690; and Joseph, 15 Apr. 1704. 

HENRY, Newbury, s. of John, m. 12 Sept. 1679, Abigail, d. of sec. Thomas Hale, had Abigail, b. 9 Sept. 1680; Henry, 31 Jan. 1682; Jeremiah, 10 Jan. 1684; Mary, 10 Apr. 1686, d. soon; Mary, again, 20 Sept. 1687; Hannah, 19 July 1692; Sarah, 18 Jan. 1694; Benjamin, 1696; and Daniel, 1700; was taxed in Rowley 1691. JOHN, Newbury, an early sett. said to have emigr. from Co. Wilts, was, I think, elder br. of Daniel and Samuel; had Jonathan; John, b. 21 June 1642; Hannah, 14 Oct. 1645, d. young; Elizabeth 8 Nov. 1647; Hannah, again, 25 Mar. 1649; Henry, 13 Dec. 1650; Mary, 6 Mar. 1652, d. at 6 mos.; Joseph, 4 Oct. 1653; Mary, again, 12 Dec. 1654, wh. m. 6 Dec. 1670, Samuel Pearson; Lydia, 5 Dec. 1656; Edward, 4 Apr. [[vol. 3, p. 457]] 1658; Abigail, 23 Mar. 1660, d. soon; and Abigail, again, 5 Aug. 1661; and he d,. 23 Nov. 1684, aged 69. His wid. d. says Coffin, 3 Dec. 1702. JOHN, Hampton, m. 13 Mar. 1661, Sarah, d. of John Brown of the same, had Sarah, b. 10 Dec. 1661; John, 3 Apr. 1664; Richard, 28 Oct. 1666; John, again, 30 Sept. 1668; Sarah, again, 3 Apr. 1671; Mary, 6 June 1673; and Deborah, 13 Nov. 1675. he was a mariner of Charlestown, where all but two of these ch. were b. and his w. d. 28 Dec. 1678 of smallpox, and there he m. 12 Aug. 1680, Elizabeth d. of John Burrage, wid. of Thomas Dean, had Thomas, b. 27 Dec. 1682; Bethia, 1684; and Silence, posthum. 20 Sept. 1686; but the last two d. soon; and he d. 19 May 1686. 

JOHN, Newbury, s. of John the first, m. 27 Feb. 1667, Mary, d. of William Titcomb. had John, b. 7 May 1668, d. at 5 mos.; Mary, 9 Aug. 1669; Sarah, 27 oct. 1671; Elizabeth 26 July 1674; Hannah, 16 Aug. 1677; Jonathan, 5 Feb. 1679; Judith, 22 May 1681; and John, again, 26 June 1683; was freem. 1670, and d. 15 Feb. 1701. JOSEPH, Newbury, br. of the preced. m. 6 Aug. 1680, Mary, d. prob. of Nicholas Wellington, had Joseph, b. 25 Apr. 1685; Benjamin, 7 Nov. 1687; Sarah, 12 May 1690; Mary, 12 Aug. 1692; Abigail, 1 Aug. 1695; Hannah, 3 Apr. 1698; John, 1 Aug. 1701; and Lydia, 14 Mar. 1704. JOSEPH, Newbury, s. of Samuel, m. 16908, Ann Johnson, had Catharine, b. 18 Feb. 1699; and Joseph, 9 Apr. 1701. NICHOLAS, Lynn 1637. Lewis. SAMUEL, Newbury, prob. that passeng. in the Bevis from Southampton, 1638, aged 18, wh. may be br. of Daniel, Alce, and John, fellow-passeng. had Rebecca, b. 7 Feb. 1649; Mary, 21 Mar. 1651; Samuel, 14 Oct. 1653; Edward, 27 May 1656; Elizabeth 21 Jan. 1659; Joseph, 10 June 1661; Sarah, 4 June 1664; Benjamin 22 Feb. 1667; and Mary, 21 Feb. 1671; and he was freem. 1673, d. 31 Dec. 1683, by Coffin call. 60 yrs. old, but prob. was 3 yrs. more. 

SAMUEL, Newbury, s. of the preced. m. 16 Feb. 1680, Rachel, d. of John Bailey, and Rebecca, b. 18 Jan. 1681; Samuel, 3 June 1682, wh. liv. to 11 July 1769; Judith, d. soon; Sarah, 12 July 1686; Eleanor, 15 Dec. 1689; and Rebecca, again, 1 Mar. 1694. THOMAS, Andover 1645, may be he whose d. is on rec. 1695.

POPE, BENJAMIN, Salem, s. of Joseph the first, m. Damaris Shattuck, d. of Samuel of Salem, had Benjamin, to wh. was giv. 13 Apr. 1702, admin. on est. of his f.; Samuel; Ebenezer; and Jerome; and their mo. having their proport. EPHRAIM, Boston, d. 1677, in his will of 27 June 1676, names only Ephraim, and Elizabeth as his ch. The s. d. of smallpox, Nov. 1678. JOHN, Dorchester, came prob. 1633, with w. Jane, was a shoemaker, freem. 3 Sept. 1634, perhaps brot. two or three ch. and here had John,b. 30 June 1635; Nathan, wh. was b. as is said, but certain. 1641; and by w. Alice had Thomas, 27 Dec. 1643; and perhaps that [[vol. 3, p. 458]] Margaret, w. of John P. whose gr.-st. says she d. 20 Oct. 1702, or 1672, as sometimes read, aged 74, was his third w. He was one of the founders of the new ch. for Richard Mather, 1636; d. 12 Apr. 1646. Of his will the abstr. may be seen in Geneal. Reg. VII. 229; yet why it was not pro. bef. 5 June 1649 and inv. delay. to four days preced. would be difficult to guess, unless we suppose the last fig. to be erron. It ment. w. and a d. but no s. four serv. br. Thomas, and Joshua, my sis.s h. We might by this docum. judge the testator to have been a weaver, rather than a shoemaker. But early acco. is sadly confus. of all the Dorchester Popes; and the most patient of their inquir. cannot wholly unravel. One Jane, wh. d. 12 Jan. 1663, in her will of 18 Apr. preced. gives to her d. Patience, w. of Edward Blake; but whether she was w. of this John, or when that d. was b. I find not. See Geneal. Reg. XI. 339. 

JOHN, Dorchester, perhaps s. of the preced. by w. Beatrice had John, b. 1 July 1658; Jane, 12 May 1677; and Joseph, 17 Oct. 1680, d. in one wk. as says Geneal. reg. V. 465, and adds that his wid. Beatrice was at Lancaster, 1700. In Hist. of D. 74, John P. sen. d. 19 Oct. 1686, but this may not of necessity deny a former John, any more than it would make Margaret w. of John, wh. d. Oct. 1672, as it declares, the same Margaret left wid. of John 19 Oct. 1686. JOHN, Springfield 1678, prob. rem. to Windsor 1683, there d. that yr. unm. it is thot. JOSEPH, Salem, came in the Mary and John of London, 1634, freem. 17 May 1637, there by w. Gertrude, had Damaris, bapt. 23 Apr. 1643; Hannah, 20 July 1645, d. young; Hannah, again, 26 Mar. 1648; George, 8 July 1659, wh. prob. d. young; Joseph, 27 oct. 1650; Benjamin, Apr. 1653; and Samuel, 18 May 1656; beside Enos, not bapt.; in 1658, was punish. for going to Quaker meet. and d. a. 1667. His will of 11 Sept. 1666, pro. 27 June foll. made w. Gertrude extrix, and name. the two ds. and four s. last ment. Damaris m. Joshua Buffum; and Hannah m. Caleb Buffum. 

JOSEPH, Salem, s. of the preced. liv. at the vill. wh. was made Danvers, freem. 1690, m. Bathshua Folger, had Nathaniel, b. 20 Nov. 1679; Joseph, wh. d. young; Bathshua, 9 Apr. 1683; Gertrude, 27 Aug. 1685; Joseph, again, 16 June 1687; Enos, 6 June 1690; Eleazer, 4 Dec. 1693; and Jerusha, 1 Apr. 1695; and he d. 1712. His will of 25 Jan. pro. 3 Mar. of that yr. names all the ch. but the first two, and notes that the eldest d. was infirm of mind. as prob. had been her mo. at least she was much afflict. in the witchcraft days; also names Mary, and Sarah, ch. of his s. Nathaniel. dec. bef. 1711. RICHARD, Dorchester 1635, but Mr. Clap thinks was not long there, and he call. br. by Joseph in his will. 

SAMUEL, Salem, br. of the preced. m. 28 Jan. 1686, Exercise Smith, had Damaris, b. Feb. 1687, d. in few mos.; Samuel, 11 June 1689; Margaret, 21 Oct. 1691; Enos, 1 Feb. 1695; [[vol. 3, p. 459]] Hannah, 17 Feb. 1697; Elizabeth 23 May; 1698; Eunice, 12 Aug. 1700; and Ruth, 11 Mar. 1705, d. soon. SETH, Dartmouth 1686. THOMAS, Plymouth 1631, m. 28 July 1637, Ann, d. of Gabriel Fallowell, had Hannah, wh. m. Joseph Bartlett, and d. 12 Mar. 1710, aged 71. When this w. d. is not told, but he m. sec. w. 29 May 1646, Sarah, d. of John Jenney, had Seth, b. 13 Jan. 1648; Thomas, 25 Mar. 1651; John, 15 Mar. 1653; and Susanna, wh. m. 7 Nov. 1666, Jacob Mitchell, and being call. in 1663 eldest d. of said P. by w. Sarah requires us to believe that ano. d. foll. In 1675, he was 67 yrs. old. 

THOMAS, Dorchester, perhaps br. of John of the same, had Thomas, b. 26 Dec. 1670; and Alice, 23 Dec. 1676; as says Geneal. Reg. 465, where it adds that he m. 18 Nov. 1681, Margaret Long. THOMAS, Suffield, by w. Margaret, had Mindwell, b. 1687; and his w. d. next yr. at Springfield. One of these two Thomases prob. tho. wh. of them may be hard to guess, was of Hempstead on L. I. WALTER, Charlestown 1634, d. bef. 1640, leav. one ch. to wh. the town made a gr. Frothingham, 80. WALTER, Charlestown, had Mary, wh. m. Joseph Miller. Five of this name at Harv. three at Yale, and two at other N. E. coll. had been gr. 1834.

PORTAGE, GEORGE, Boston, merch. by w. Elizabeth d. of Simon Lynde, had Judith, b. 26 Feb. 1685, d. young; Hannah, 13 Feb. 1687.; Samuel, 15 Apr. 1689; Judith, again, 16 Sept 1691; Elizabeth 16 May 1696, d. next yr. and George, wh. d. without ch. I think he rem. from Boston, prob. from the Prov. Hannah m. 16 Sept. 1714, James Bowdoin of Boston, was mo. of James, H. C. 1745, the disting. Presid. of the Convent. 1780, that framed our Mass. Const. first Presid. of A. A. S. and sec. Gov. of the Commonwealth.

PORTER, ABEL, Boston, was m. when adm. of the ch. 23 Jan. by w. Ann, wh. had been wid. of William Simmons, had John, bapt. 19 Nov. a. 7 days old, but by the rec. of town, b. 27 Nov. 1643; prob. also, Abel, and perhaps others. He may have been adm. freem. 2 June 1641, and the name writ. Parr, d. 10 Mar. 1685, aged 73, says the gr.-st. ABEL, Boston, perhaps s. of the preced. freem. 1672, then call. junr. was one of a new milit. comp. Sept. 1677. BENJAMIN, Farmington, youngest s. of Robert, d. young, without ch. and his wid. m. June 1689, Edmund Scott, and bore him eight ch. BENJAMIN, Salem, s. of John of the same. d. 1701. But he had been murder. nine yrs. bef. as a witness sw. 31 May 1692, was confess. to her by a witch. DANIEL, Farmington, a surgeon, for sev. yrs. had pay from the Col. by w. Mary had Daniel, b. 2 Feb. 1653; Mary, 5 Feb. 1655; Nehemiah, 24 Oct. 1656; Richard, 24 Mar. 1658; Ann, 1661; John, 14 Nov. 1662; and Samuel, 24 Oct. 1665; all exc. Mary, in 1688, provid. for by deed in Aug. of that yr. to avoid making a will under Andro's admin.; he d. 1690. Of the descend. some went to Waterbury. Mary [[vol. 3, p. 460]] m. Eleazer Knowles; and Ann d. unm. 

DANIEL, Waterbury, s. of the preced. had Daniel, b. 5 Mar. 1699; James, 20 Apr. 1700; Thomas, 1 Apr. 1702; Deborah, 6 Mar. 1704; Ebenezer, 24 Dec. 1708; and Ann, 28 Apr., 1712. He inherit. his father's gift, as a natural bonesetter, and d. 18 Jan. 1727; and his wid. Deborah, prob. mo. of all the ch. d. 14 May 1765. EDWARD, Roxbury, came 1636, with two ch. John, a. 3 yrs. old; and William a. 1 yr.; and by w. Elizabeth here had Elizabeth bapt. 25 Dec. 1637; Hannah, b. 18 Oct. 1639; Mary, bapt. 29 May 1642; Joseph, 25 May 1644; Deborah, b. 26 Apr. bapt. 3 May 1646; was freem. 17 May 1637, rem. to Boston; there Elizabeth m. 23 Feb. 1659, Joshua Nash; Hannah m. Apr. 1663, Fathergone Dinely; and Mary m. Peter Bennett. EXPERIENCE, Hadley, s. of the first Samuel of the same, m. Abigail, youngest d. of Samuel Williams of Roxbury, had there ten ch. and rem. 1725 to Mansfield. GEORGE, Salem 1647. Felt. HEZEKIAH, Hadley, freem. 1690, was of Samuel of the same, had ten ch. there, rem. to Hartford, and had two more. HEZEKIAH, Windsor, s. of the sec. John of the same, m. 7 June 1700, Mary Bissell, had, as Stiles says, 754, Hezekiah, b. 7 July 1699; Deborah, 1 Mar 1703; James, 11 May 1706; Lois, 19 Mar. 1708; and Samuel, 23 Mar. 1709. In the list of Errata, I see no correction of supicious dates. ISRAEL, Salem, d. 30 Jan. 1678, aged 32. ISRAEL, Salem, s. of John of the same, m. 20 Nov. 1672, Elizabeth d. of William Hathorne, had Elizabeth b. 2 Oct. 1673; Sarah, 24 Aug. 1675; John, 24 Sept. 1677; Gingen, a d. 8 Dec. 1679; Mary, 22 Sept. 1681, d. at 9 mos.; Israel, 4 Apr. 1683; Benjamin, 4 Sept. 1685, d. at 6 yrs.; Ann, 17 June 1687; William, 12 Feb. 1689; and Benjamin, again, 17 May 1693; was selectman 1686, and freem. 1690, then of the vill. now Danvers. 

ISRAEL, Hadley, freem. 1684. JAMES, Windsor, sec. s. of the sec. John of the same, m. 15 Jan. 1680, Sarah, eldest d. of Owen Tudor, had James, b. 13 Oct. 1680, d. soon; Mary, 4 June 1682, d. at 2 yrs. Isaac, 13 July 1683, d. 1 May foll.; Mary, 23 Sept. 1684.; and Sarah, 31 May 1686; went to Eng. was in 1690 a merch. of distinct. in London, wh. declin. the office of agent for the Col. 

JOHN, Windsor, among the earliest sett. 1638 and so it is by some presumed that he went from Dorchester, but more prob. is it, that he had been short time only in Mass. and accomp. Rev. Ephraim Hewett, bring beside the six ch. ment. in his will, Sarah and Joseph, nam. by Goodwin, constable 1640, rep. 1646 and 7; and add. to ch. by w. Rose, b. prob. in Eng. at W. had Nathaniel, b. 19 July 1640; and Ann, sometimes call. Hannah, 4 Sept. 1642; and Parsons, in Geneal. Reg. V. 359, says he d. 21 Apr. 1648, and was bur. next day. But his will of the day preced. was not carr. to Court bef. June of next yr. It gives eldest s. John, £100; sec. James, £60; Samuel, Nathaniel, Rebecca, Rose, Mary, and Ann, ea. £30. His wid. was bur. 20 days aft. [[vol. 3, p. 461]] him. Sarah m. 24 Oct. 1644, Joseph Judson, Roxbury, freem. 5 Nov. 1633, had w. Margaret, rem. to Boston, there a supporter of Wheelwright, and disarmed 1637, soon rem. to R. I. signed their compact 1638, was an Assist. 1641 and aft. for some yrs. liv. at Portsmouth, R. I. 1655 and Wickford, 1674. Haz. II. 612. He had a d. perhaps nam. Hannah, wh. m. the sec. Samuel Wilbor. 

JOHN, Hingham 1635, was rep. 1644, and that yr. rem. to Salem, had Sarah, bapt. there 5 June 1649, had many elder ch. as is shown by his will of 25 Apr. 1673, pro. 26 Sept. 1676, in 20 days aft. his d. aged 80. To his eldest s. John, wh. had been in prison at Boston, 1665, for abuse of his parents (whose case tak. up against the Col. by the royal commrs. that yr. made such a stir among our people), wh. d. 16 Mar. 1684, he gave only L150,he having wasted much (and this is not. a fifteenth part of the f's est.); to Joseph; Benjamin, wh. d. without ch.; Samuel, wh. was d. long bef.; and Israel; beside ds. Mary, w. of Thomas Gardner, with her three ch. and Sarah, prob. unm. adequate provis. almost naming Samuel's s. John. He was rep. 1668. His w. Mary surv. to 6 Feb. 1684, but whether she be that Mary, wh. join. the ch. 1639, or in 1644, I see not. JOHN, Windsor, eldest s. of John of the same, b. in Eng. m. Mary, d. of Thomas Standley, had John, b. 3 June 1651; Mary, 17 July 1653; Sarah, 5 Sept. 1655; James, 22 Dec. 1657; Nathaniel, 20 Apr. 1660; Hannah, 1 Jan. 1663; Samuel, 5 Mar. 1665; Rebecca,8 Mar. 1667; Esther, 8 May 1669; Ruth, 7 Aug. 1671; Hezekiah, 7 or 9 Nov. 1673; an Joseph, 7 Feb. 1675; of wh. all exc. Esther were liv. at the date of his d. 2 Aug. 1688; and his wid. d. 13 Sept. foll. To James is giv. by Parsons the honor of being agent for Conn. but he was too young, and his uncle, the London merch. was the man. 

JOHN, Weymouth, by w. Deliverance, had Mary, b. 12 Oct. 1663; Susanna, 2 June 1665; John, 12 July 1667; one, whose name is not giv. 11 Apr. 1672; and Ruth, 18 Sept. 1675. JOHN, Windsor, eldest s. of John the sec. of the same, freem. 1672, m. 16 Dec. 1669 (rather early in his days), Joanna, d. of Walter Gaylord, had Joanna, b. 7 Feb. 1671; Mary, 20 Nov. 1672; John, 17 Jan. 1675; Sarah, 1 June 1677; Ann, 26 Aug. 1679; Daniel, 13 Nov. 1683; David, 3 Oct. 1685; and, if we believe Stiles, one s. and four more ds. and 1699. JOHN, Farmington, eldest s. of Robert, was a propr. 1673, but not at d. of his for he d. unm. first. JOHN, Wenham, by w. Lydia had Samuel; John, b. 21 July 1683; Benjamin; Nehemiah; Jonathan; Lydia; Mehitable; Mary; Elizabeth; Sally; and Hannah; was a lieut. and d. 8 Mar. 1753, yet freem. 1690. JOHN, Hadley, freem. 1690. JOHN, Farmington, s. of the first Daniel, m. 2 Jan. 1696, Rebecca, d. of Joseph Woodford, had Rebecca, b. 14 Oct. foll.; Mary, 4 Apr. 1698; Esther, 7 Aug. 1700; Ann, 26 Jan. 1704; and Elizabeth 8 July 1706. He had sec. w. Martha North, wid. of Joseph, m. 13 Jan. 1732 and d. 1740. His wid. d. 11 July 1749, aged 83. 

JONATHAN, Salem 1637, then had gr. of ld. freem. 2 June 1641, had Mary, bapt. 12 Oct. 1645; and Jonathan, 12 Mar. 1648, was of Beverly side. Mary m. 22 Apr. 1669, Thomas Gardner. JONATHAN, Salem 1636, a sergeant in 1647, and in [[vol. 3, p. 462]] Sept. of that yr. had gr. of 200 acres, was selectman 1653 and 4, but late in that yr. convey. his est. at S. to James Chichester, on condition that he should provide for his wid. Eunice if she outliv. him and rem. to Huntington, L. I. had d. bef. 1660, when Eunice sued for her right in Nov. of that yr. and in 1670 est. was div. to the heirs, wh. were all fem. His three ds. m. respectiv. James Chichester, Edward Harnett, and Stephen Jarvis; and the wid. Eunice m. Giles Smith of Fairfield. 

JOSEPH, Salem, s. of John of the same, freem. 1665, m. 27 Jan. 1665, Ann, eldest d. of William Hathorne, had Joseph, b. 23 Oct. foll; Ann, 5 Sept. 1667; Samuel, 4 Aug. 1693; Nathaniel, 8 Mar. 1671; Mary, 18 Dec. 1672; William, 30 Aug. 1674; Eleazer, and Abigail, tw. 23 May 1676; Hepzibah, 11 Apr. 1678; Ruth; and Mehitable; and he d. 12 Dec. 1714. His will of 15 July 1713, pro. 27 Dec. 1714, names all the six ds. and the first four s. as liv. JOSEPH, Windsor, youngest s. of the sec. John of the same, m. 5 Dec. 1699, Hannah, d. of Samuel Buel, had Joseph, b. 14 Sept. 1700, d. in few mos.; Joseph, again, 20 Jan. 1702; Mehitable, 27 June 1707; Nathaniel, 14 June 1709; Mary, 25 May 1712, d. young. NATHANIEL, Salem 1638, had liv. elsewhere, for he was freem. 17 Apr. 1637, and is not in Felt's fine list of ch. mem. 

NATHANIEL, Windsor, youngest s. of John the first of the same, and the only one, prob. b. on this side of the ocean, in 1669 is among the freem. of Stratford, where he m. Hannah, d. of Philip Groves, had Hannah, b. 1665; Sarah, 1667; Ruth, 1669; and Nathaniel, 1672. By sec. w. Elizabeth sis. of his former w. he had John, b. 1674; Samuel, 1675, d. soon; and Mary, 1677. He had good est. d. Jan. 1680, in his will naming w. Elizabeth and the six liv. ch. NEHEMIAH, Farmington, sec. s. of the first Daniel, m. 21 Jan. 1687, Hannah Lum, perhaps d. of John, had John, b. 11 Jan. foll.; Mary, 16 Sept. 1689; Martha, 28 Jan. 1693; Hannah, 11 May 1694; Thomas, 25 Dec. 1697; Jonathan, 28 Apr. 1700; Samuel, 16 July 1702; Rachel, 28 Mar. 1704, bapt. 12 Jan. 1706; and Matthew, b. 1. July 1709. His w. d. 17 May 1710 and he d. 1722. RICHARD, Weymouth, had Ruth, b. 3 Oct. 1639; was freem. 1653. RICHARD, Waterbury, s. of the first Daniel, by w. Ruth had Daniel, b. prob. at Farmington, but at W. had Joshua, 7 Aug. 1688; Mary, 14 Jan. 1691; Ruth, Oct. 1692; Samuel, 30 Mar. 1695; Hezekiah, 29 Jan. 1697, d. young; John, 11 June 1700; Timothy, 21 Dec. 1701; Hezekiah, again, 27 July 1704; and his w. d. 9 Jan. 1710. By sec. w. he had Joshua, 5 Nov. 1718, at New Haven, whither he had rem.; Richard, 22 Aug. 1722; and Lydia; and d. 1740, prob. as his will, of 13 Nov. 1738, was pro. Feb. 1740. 

ROBERT, Farmington, one of the first sett. m. 7 Nov. 1644, Mary, d. of Thomas Scott of Hartford, had Mary, b. 24 Feb. 1646; John, 12 Nov. 1648; Thomas, 29 Oct. 1650; Robert, 12 Nov. 1652, d. without ch. soon aft. his f.; Elizabeth 11 Jan. 1654; Joanna, bapt. 6 Jan. 1656; Sarah, 20 Dec. 1657; Benjamin, 18 Mar. 1660; Ann, Apr. 1664; and Hezibah, b. 4, bapt. 11 Mar. 1666. He took sec. w. Hannah Freeman, wid. of Stephen of Newark, and d. 1689, for inv. was giv. 18 Sept. of that yr. Sarah m. Abraham [[vol. 3, p. 463]] Andrews of the same; and Thomas, not his br. of Milford, m. ano. d. Elizabeth and Ann m. 1 Apr. 1685, John Brown of Middletown. ROBERT, Northampton, m. 1688, Sarah Burt, had John, b. 1689, wh. with his mod. d. soon. In 1691, he m. Elizabeth Rising, had John, again, 1692; Elizabeth 1695; James, 1698; William, 1702; and Thomas, 1705. Both William and his f. d. 1712. ROGER, Watertown, went home prob. m. 1637, and again. came in the Confidence, from Southampton, 1638, aged 55, a husbandman of Long Sutton, Hants, with Joan, Susan, Mary, and Rose, his ds. was freem. 22 May 1639, selectman, 1648, and d. 3 Apr. 1654, aged 71. His wid. Grace, wh. had been wid. of William and first of Thomas Rogers, d. 3 June 1662, in her will naming gr.ch. Daniel Smith, and John, Martha, Mary, Sarah, and Joseph Sherman. These last were part of the ch. of capt. John Sherman, wh. had m. her d. Martha; and ano. d. Elizabeth had m. Daniel Smith. Hereby we discov. that P. had been 1687, with part of his fam. at W. for this d. Elizabeth is not nam. among passeng. in the Confidence; nor is the w. Grace, wh. was left, no doubt, at W. in her h.'s absence to gov. the fam. but this is made more cert. from our kn. that Sherman's w. had her first ch. b. here, less than five mos. aft. the arr. of that ship. 

SAMUEL, Salem, d. a. 1659, had not long bef. m. Hannah, d. of William Dodge. His will of 10 Feb. in that yr. made in anticipat. of a voyage to Barbadoes, and the inv. of 22 June 1660, by the wid. names s. John. Perhaps, then, Hannah was sec. w. His wid. m. Thomas Woodbury. SAMUEL, Windsor, s. of the first John of the same, b. prob. in Eng. m. Hannah, d. of Thomas Stanley, rem. to Hadley 1659, had there, Samuel, b. 6 Apr. 1660, said to be the first b. of that town; one b. and d. 26 Apr. 1662; Thomas, 17 Apr. 1663, wh. d. 1668, as Stiles says; Hezekiah, 7 Jan. 1665; John, 12 Dec. 1666; Hannah 1670; Mehitable, 15 Sept. 1673; Experience, 5 Aug. 1676; Ichabod, 17 June 1678; and Nathaniel, 1680; but Stiles adds, Thomas, again, 1683; Hannah m. 29 Mar. 1689, John Nash, and d. within two mos. All the other eight ch. were liv. at his d. 6 Sept. foll. and also at the time his wid. d. 18 Dec. 1708. Mehitable m. Nathaniel Goodwin. He was freem. 1684, much engag. in trade, owned part of the sh. Northern Adventure, and left good est. Of his seven s. Experience, and Hezekiah, are bef. ment. Thomas, John, and perhaps Nathaniel, sett. in Lebanon; Ichabod in Hatfield, and Samuel only, cont. at Hadley. 

SAMUEL, Farmington, youngest s. of the first Thomas, m. 18 Feb. 1686, Martha Freeman, perhaps d. of Stephen of Newark, N.J. to join with him in ch. commun. and had Stephen, b. 4 bapt. 10 Apr. 1687; Hannah, 17 June 1688; Samuel, b. 7, bapt. 20 Sept. 1691; Sarah, b. 15, bapt. 19 Nov. 1693; and Martha, 1, bapt. 5 July 1696; Ruth, b. 26 Jan. 1699; Mary, Sept. 1700; Joseph, 12 Dec. 1702; Lois, 18 Mar. 1705; Stephen, again, 16 Jan. 1707; and Rachel, 3 or 30 Apr. 1710. He was a deac. SAMUEL, Hadley, eldest s. of the first Samuel of the same, at one time rep. an extensive trader with Eng. after judge, and sheriff of the Co. in wh. he was he wealthiest man at his d. 29 July 1722. He m. 22 Feb. 1684, Joanna Cook, d. of Aaron, had fourteen ch. but only seven outliv. him, four ds. out of eight, [[vol. 3, p. 464]] and these s. Samuel, b. 25 May 1685; Aaron, 19 July 1689, H. C. 1708, the first min. of Medford; and Eleazer, 25 Feb. 1698. To bring up his gr.s. Samuel to coll. he left £100, and he was gr. of H. C. 1730, bec. third min. of Shirborn. The artic. in Geneal. Reg. IX. 54, on the Porter fam. is eminent. for its merit in withhold. dates. 

STEPHEN, Andover, freem. 1691. THOMAS, Hartford, m. 20 Nov. 1644, Sarah, d. of Stephen Hart, rem. to Farmington, had Sarah, b. 1646; Thomas, 1648; Joanna, 1652; wh. all were bapt. 24 July 1653, prob. but not, as in Geneal. Reg. XI. 323, 29; Dorothy, bapt. Nov. 1654; Samuel; Rachel, bapt. Dec. 1658, wh. m. 12 May 1685, Samuel Cowles; Martha, wh. m. Joseph North, and next 13 Jan. 1732, John Porter, s. of Daniel; and Ruth, wh. m. 24 Mar. 1687, Samuel Smith, and next, 3 May 1727, Joseph Root; beside Mary, the youngest, wh. m. 1 Oct. 1684, Joseph Royce, and next, 18 Oct. 1714, Joseph Langdon. He d. 1697, and his will of 3 Mar. 1691, names only Thomas, Dorothy, and Samuel. Sarah m. 4 Apr. 1664, Nathaniel Winchell; and Joanna m. Nov. 1676, Stephen Taylor, and next, 7 Feb. 1708, Samuel Tudor; Dorothy m. Jacob Overman of Carolina. 

THOMAS, Weymouth, had Thomas, posthum. b. 3 Feb. 1673. THOMAS, Farmington, s. of Thomas of the same, m. Lois, d. of Timothy Stanley, had Lois, b. 1670; and only s. Timothy, 12 Nov. 1672; was a deac. and d. 1711. Some of these fams. have been mark. for longev. Rev. Nehemiah, H. C. 1745, of Ashfield, d. 29 Feb. 1820, in his 100th yr. Col. Joshua, Y. C. 1754, d. 1825, in 95th yr. and Rev. Nathaniel, b. 16 Jan. 1745, H. C. 1768, of Conway, N. H. d. 1836. THOMAS, Farmington, 1682, s. of Robert, m. May 1678, Abigail, d. of Samuel Cowles, and by her had Abigail, b. 24 June 1680; William, bapt. 29 Oct. 1682; John, 8 July 1686; Mary, 2 June 1689; Nathaniel, 27 Mar. 1692, prob. not 28, as Geneal. Reg. XII. 150, says, for that was Monday; Abigail, 8 July 1694; Robert, 16 May 1697; and Elizabeth b. 1 June 1703. THOMAS, Windsor, youngest s. of Samuel of the same, acc. Stiles, rem. to Coventry, by w. Thankful had Mary, b. 16 Nov. 1708; Mary 16 Nov. 1710 (I copy Stiles, wh. says both these ds. were m. but my incredul. fears mist.); Jonathan, 20 Mar. 1713; and Noah, 24 Aug. 1715. His w. d. 1736, and he had sec. w. Rebecca. Seventy-four of this name, of wh. sixteen were clerg. Farmer says, had been gr. in 1834 at the N. E. coll. of these twenty-three, includ. six clerg. were of Yale alone, and twenty, includ. seven clerg. at Harv. leav. only three clerg. among the thirty-one scholars at the other N. E. coll. of wh. Dart. had fourteen.

PORTIS, or PORTOUS, ROBERT, Boston 1645, m. 3 Nov. 1659, Alice Greenwood.

PORTMORT, PORMONT, PURMONT, or PERMONT, LAZARUS, Dover, eldest ch. of Philemon, b. on our side of the water, there was taxed 1659. He was, I imagine, f. of Joseph, of Newcastle 1685. PHILEMON, Boston, adm. of the ch. with w. Susan, near the end of Aug. 1634, prob. brot. one ch. if not more, was freem. 6 May 1635, and the first gram. sch.-master, had Lazarus, b. 28 Feb. bapt. 6 Mar. 1636; Ann, 5, bapt. 15 Apr. 1638; favored the cause of Wheelwright, and followed him to Exeter and aft. to Wells, had letters of dism. from our ch. Jan. 1639; but prob. came back, aft. prob. not a few yrs. had Pedaiah, b. 3 June [[vol. 3, p. 465]] 1640; his w. d. 29 Dec. 1642; and by sec. w. Elizabeth had Martha, bapt. 29 May, but town rec. says b. 16 June 1653. His d. Elizabeth b. prob. in Eng. m. 24 Nov. 1652, Nathaniel Adams; but ano. pretend. rec. says Samuel Norden, in Geneal. Reg. XI. 202. Great variety is found in the letters or sound of this first sch.master's name, as Porment, Pormet, Purmount, etc. In Allen's Biogr. Dict. the trouble is avoid. but not in a satisfactory manner.

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