Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England,
By James Savage
JOHN, Weymouth, may have been the freem. of 17 Apr. 1637, caus. gr. trouble a. ch. matters, at tbe captious time of antinom. schism, favor Rev. Robert Lenthall 1638, for wh. he was fin. £20. and imprison. and as L. soon withdrew to Newport, I suppose S. follow. him. JOHN, Taunton, wh. had John, Elizabeth and Samuel, bef. 1643, rem. to Newtown, L. I. and his ch. dispers. to Hempstead and Jamaica on that isl. See Riker's Hist. 20. JOHN, Boston, a tailor, adm. of the ch. 6 Feb. 1639, and his w. Mercy or Mary, 14 Apr. 1644, was freem. 22 May 1639. His w. d. 11 Jan. 1659; and he d. 1674; in his will, of 23 Sept. 1673, pro. 13 June foll. aft. giv. Id. to Robert and Nathaniel Woodward, his gr. ch. (on wh. they had already built new houses), to be enjoy. in fee, he devis. to his d. Rachel, their mo. now w. of Thomas Harwood, all other est. and made her Extrix. She had been wid. of Robert W. JOHN, Meaford 1638. JOHN, Newport 1639, may have cont. there and be found on their list of freem. 1655; but may be the one at Providence, distin,. as the miller, wh. had Joseph, and engag. his alleg. June 1668 and did not rem. during the perils of 1676, in Philip's war. JOHN, Barnstable 1640, join. the ch. 13 Oct. 1644, and his w. Susanna d. of the first Samuel Hinckley, join. 13 June 1652; but whether she was mo. of all the ch. is not cert. but he had Samuel, b. Apr. bapt. 20 Oct. 1644; Sarah, bapt. 11 May 1645; Ebenezer, 22 Nov. 1646, d. next mo.; Mary, 21 Nov. 1647; Dorcas, 18 Aug. 1650; John, 22 Feb. 1652; bur. in two days; Shubael, 13 Mar. 1653; John, again, b. Sept. 1656; Benjamin, Jan. 1659; Ichabod, Jan. 1661; Elizabeth Feb. 1663; Thomas, Feb. 1665; and Joseph, 6 Dec. 1667; was rep. 1656 and 7. In 1659 being allow. by the Ct. to hear what the Quakers could say in their defence, was wise eno. with Isaac Robinson, s. of blessed John of Leyden, to advise repeal of the laws against them. He rem. to New York, but contin. there not long; was min. at Sandwich, and d. aft. 1690.
JOHN, Lynn, rem. early to Reading, may be he wh. m. at Roxbury, 1 Aug. 1647, Catharine, d. of Isaac Morrill of R. had Sarah, b. 14 Apr. 1654, d. next mo.; Isaac, 20 June 1655; Benjamin, 8 Aug. 1657, d. in 3 days; Francis, 23 Dec. 1658; and Abraham, 10 Apr. 1661; beside John and Mary, elder than any, as from abstr. of Morrill's will, Geneal. Reg. XI. 35, is plain. His w. Catharine d. 12 Sept. 1662; and he was rep. in 1669. JOHN and John jr. of Stamford among, the first sett. 1641, both rem. to Hempstead, L. I. The younger, in 1675, gave a depon. call. hims. 60 yrs. old, in wh. he says that formerly at S. they call. him Rock John S. for distinct. JOHN, Sudbury, a. 1647 had w. Sarah. JOHN, Guilford 1643, a blacksmith, said to have come from Boston, and ano. John was there at the same time. JOHN, Charlestown, by Farmer call. ship carpenter; had Zechariah, b. by w. Sarah, 29 Mar. 1656, and prob. sev. bef. as Benoni,[[vol. 4, p. 120]] his s. d. 15 June 1646; and she was adm. of the ch. 23 Sept. 1652, and he and they may have been bapt. as the rec. for many yrs. bef. 1659 is wholly defic. and 5 Feb. 1660 appears Rebecca, d. of sis. S. His will of 8 Mar. 1672, of wh. w. Sarah, s. John, and ano. were Excors. names her, and Ch. John, James, Josiah, Elizabeth; Sarah, and Mary, and he d. 6 Mar. foll.
JOHN, Providence, call. the mason for distinct. m. bef. 1661, a d. of Samuel Comstock had Leonard, d. young; John, d. young; and Joseph; rem. to Warwick, there d. without will, and the municipal governm. supplied the want, 14 Sept. 1668. He was useful as a surveyor. JOHN, Watertown, may have been that youth, aged 13, wh. came from London in the Planter, 1635, prob. s. of Alice, 40, in the same sh. In his will of 12 Apr. 1665, pro. 27 Sept. 1669, names ch. John, Richard, Alice, and Ann, w. of John Moore, wh. is made Ex'cor. and may have been his fellow-passeng. JOHN, Dedham, by w. Margaret had John, b. 5 July 1641, and the next entry is, John, d. 14 Aug. 1645, says the rec. but he may have been the ch. and the f. liv. 1660. JOHN, Milford 1640; and ano. JOHN was there 1646, both sen. and jun. freem. in 1669; but tho. not f. and s. are easily disting. The elder, wh. d. 1684, by w. Grace, wh. join. the ch. 1642, had there bapt. Ephraim, 13 Oct. 1644; John, b. 27 Aug. 1616; Mary, 1648; Ebenezer, 10 Nov. 1651, d. young; Mercy, bapt. 5 Dec. 1652, d. at 18 yrs.; and Mehitable, 25 Mar. 1655. Only four of these liv. to maturity, viz. Ephraim; John; Mary, wh. m. Abel Gunn of Derby; and Mehitable, wh. m. 1674, Edward Camp. His wid. d. 1690. Of the younger John, not s. of the preced. we learn, that he was a blacksmith, m. 19 July 1665, Sarah, d. of Lieut. William Fowler of the same, had Joseph; John, b. 1669, d. young; Jonathan, 5 Sept. 1671; and John, again, 18 June 1674, wh. d. young. For sec. w. he m. 1694, Clemence, wid. of Jonathan Hunt of Northampton, and d. 1704. JOHN, Hampton 1614, was, prob. the progenit. of a line of Smiths in that town, and his d. Deborah was first w. of Nathaniel Bachiler. JOHN, wh. by Farmer is nam. of Boston, com. from Ireland, and adm. of the ch. 1640, must be look. at as a supernum. for the ch. rec. in the yr. foll. giv. only this foundat. for such a statem. "21 of the 12th 1640 Mrs. Hannah S. the w. of one Mr. John Smyth in Ireland" and it may seem as prob. (no more being heard of her) that she went to him, as that he came to her. The gr. rebellion in I. broke out; the same yr.
JOHN, Dorchester, came in 1635 with w. and d. Mary (in the James of Bristol), the ch. brot. from Warrington, Lancash. on a horse in a pannier, balanc. by young Nathaniel, s. of Rev. Richard Mather, then five yrs. old, as a decent tradit. relates; and in that voyage partook the vexat. and dangers so well relat. by Mather, in Young's Chron. Here he uas prob. freem. 7 Dec. 1636, and hall by w. Catharine other [[vol. 4, p. 121]] ch. for wh. the will gives us some light, slightly confus. by the artic. in Geneal. Reg. V. 46a, mak. the d. some mos. earlier than the will, and one ch. b. less than 3 mos. after a former. The heroine of the pannier m. Nathaniel Glover, and next, Gov. Hinckley, and d. 29 July 1703, in her 73d yr. Her f.'s will made 28 Dec. 1676, some mos. aft. the date ment. in Geneal. Reg. for his d. with a codic. was pro. 25 July 1678. JOHN, Watertown 1640, s. of Adrean. the w. of Jeremiah Norcross, had w. Mary.
JOHN, Rowley, s. perhaps, of Hugh, m. Faith, d. prob. of Francis Parrott, had, says Gage, John, and Jonathan, tw. b. 1659. Perhaps both d. and he d. 1661, leav. d. Sarah. His wid. I think, m. Ezekiel Jewett. JOHN, Saco, freem. 1653, had been there from 1636, and we would gladly learn more of him. JOHN, Plymouth, usually call. jr. able to bear arms 1643, was not, perhaps, s. of the first John of the same, m. 4 Jan. 1649, Deborah, d. of Arthur Howland of Marshfield, had Hasadiah, b. 11 Jan. 165O; John, 1 Oct. 1651; Josiah, 16 Apr. 1652; Eleazer, 20 Apr. 1654; and Hezekiah, 8 Feb. 1656. JOHN, Eastham, call. sen. had w. Lydia, wh. d. 21 July 1672, and he m. 15 Nov. foll. Jael Packer, or Packard, d. of Samuel the first, of Bridgewater. JOHN, Hingham, freem. 1647, as to me seems more prob. tho. Farmer decid. for 1654, m. May 1645, Sarah, d. of Ralph Woodward of the same, had, perhaps, sev. ch. besides John, b. 19 Sept. 1653, was lieut. 1661, rep. lG83 and aft. till chos. Assist. 1686, in wh. he contin. to serve until the new Chart. and d. May 1695.
JOHN, Providence, call. for distinct. Jamaica John, perhaps bec. he came from there, was d. bef. 20 May 1685, when his s. John executes a deed, in wh. he styles hims. s. and heir. JOHN, Taunton, had Elizabeth b. 7 Sept. 1663; Henry, 27 May 1666; perhaps others. JOHN, Salem 1609, was a tailor; and Felt names ano. John, Salem 1660, a malster, who had w. Ann. Ano. JOHN, of Salem, was a mason in 1671. One of these Salem Johns, at the ord. of Rev. John Higginson, in 1660, rais. a disturb. Perhaps his w. Margaret and her ch. were then in prison at Boston, as quakers. See Hutch. I. 203. In his will of 20 Jan. 1679, it is seen, that he had two s. viz. George and Exercise, ds. Tamosin and Margaret, that his w. was sis. of Joshua Buffum, to wh. was giv. the s. Exercise, as was George to ano. of that peacef. sect. JOHN, Dorchester, had James, and Mary, wh. were adult when they were bapt. in right of their mo. 10 June 1683, she then being w. of Ellis Wood as the ch. rec. tells. But very curious rec. of bapt. is found few mos. preced. as follows: "The childr. of Miriam, the w. of Ellis Smith, were bapt. 19 Nov. 1682, viz. Ann, Miriam, Sarah, and David." Who was f. of these ch. is on the face of the rec. doubtful. No such man as Ellis Smith can be heard of, and easy eno. might the scribe mistake this name tor Wood, if we may assume that the w. of Wood was bring. up to the font offspring of her former h. John Smith, wh. d. 1682.
JOHN, New London 1658, call. "nailor Smith" had come from Boston (where he liv. in 1653), with w. Joanna, and only ch. Elizabeth made collector of the imposts, 1659, freem. [[vol. 4, p. 122]] 1666; was deac. and d. 4 Oct. 1670. His wid. d. 1687, aged a. 73; and Elizabeth m. a Way of Lyme. Caulkins, 323. JOHN, Dedham 1661, may be the h. of a d. of Philip Eliot of Roxbury, nam. in his will. JOHN, Watertown, s. of the first Thomas of the same, m. 1 Apr. 1665, Mary, d. of Anthony Beers, had Mary, b. 15 June 1667; John, 8 Aug. 1668; Abigail, 29 June 1670; Hannah, 27 Dec. 1672; Sarah, 7 June 1675; and perhaps, but not prob. Samuel, whose day of b. as giv. by Bond, 10 Mar. 1700, excites suspic. of error. JOHN, Eastham, m. 24 May 1667, Hannah Williams, had Elizabeth b. 24 Feb. 1669; Sarah, 27 Mar. 1672; perhaps Mercy, 17 Sept. 1676; and Ebenezer, 16 Jan. 1680; yet some uncertainty arises as to the names and births of some. Ano. JOHN, Eastham, m. 30 Nov. 1668, Mary Eldridge, perhaps d. of Robert of the same, had John, b. 18 Oct. 1669; Jeremiah, 27 Dec. 1670; William, 2 Aug. 1672; a d. 10 Feb. 1675; Mary, 30 Nov. 1676, d. soon; Mary, again, 15 Jan. 1678; Beriah, 21 Mar. 1680; Bethia, 16 Jan. 1682; and Mehitable, 1 May 1691; but some confus. is appar. in the assignm. of the ch. to these two Johns in Geneal. Reg. VII. 279.
JOHN, Boston, mason, in his will of 27 Oct. 1678, pro. 8 Nov. foll. aft. giv. £4. ea. to his f. and mo. and relinq. half of their debts to his serv. Mungo Craford, and John Wilson, names his two ch. Jeremiah, wh. should have 2/3 of his est. and Joseph 1/3, as ea. reach. 21 yrs. JOHN, Hampton, a tailor, and JOHN, Hampton, a cooper, ea. took o. of alleg. 1678, of wh. one may have been f. and one s. but it is not very prob. and I am ign. of the priority; only the cooper, it is said, by w. Huldah had Abigail, b. 24 Feb. 1688. One of them was s. of JOHN, late of the Vineyard, but I find in Geneal. Reg. VIII. 52, no mark of time, to inform what late refers to. JOHN, Providence, call. junr. in May 1671, when he engag. alleg. JOHN, Newbury, perhaps s. of Thomas of the same, freem. 1671, m. 26 Nov. 1667, Rebecca, d. of the first Samuel of the same, had John, b. 14 Sept. 1668, d. in a mo. Rebecca, 1 Aug. 1669; John, again, 20 Oct. 1671, d. young; Mary, 20 Dec. 1673; John, again, 17 Mar. 1678; Samuel, 31 Jan. 1680, d. young; Josiah, 28 Mar. 1687; Hannah, 27 Jan. 1690; and Dorothy, 20 Aug. 1692. JOHN, Hadley, s. of lieut. Samuel of the same, m. 12 Nov. 1663, Mary, d. of William Partridge, had John, b. 15 May 1665, perhaps freem. of 1690; Samuel, 7 Dec. 1667, wh. was k. by lightning in his 14th yr.; Joseph, 1670; Benjamin, 1673; and Mary, early in 1677, posthum. for her f. was k. by the Ind. 30 May 1676. See Capt. Newbury's despatches in Conn. Rec. II. 450. His s. Joseph was ancest. of the late Oliver S. wh. had gain. the largest est. of any person in all the neighb. of Hatfield, and by his will design. to favor that and the adjoin. towns.
JOHN, Fairfield, s. of Giles of the same, of wh. no more [[vol. 4, p. 123]] is kn. but only that he d. 1690. JOHN, Boston, bricklayer, m. 1671, Sarah, the young wid. of John Wilmot. JOHN, Taunton, call. jun. may have had Deborah, b. 7 Mar. 1676; Hannah, 22 Mar. 1678; and John, 6 Dec. 1680. But, in so common a name, sen. and jun. are very inadeq. to express distinct. betw. two hav. the same bapt. name, when the order of time may be uncert. JOHN, Milford, s. of the first John of the same, m. a. 1669, Phebe Campfield, perhaps d. of Matthew, or Thomas. JOHN, Charlestown 1674, a mason, householder in 1678, was perhaps he, wh. m. at Woburn, 7 May 1674, Abigail, d. of Rev. Thomas Carter; but no ch. appear in bapt. at C. and perhaps they were carr. to W. for bapt. by the gr.f.
JOHN, York, call. jr. when he sw. alleg. 1681, wh. may lead us to presume that an elder John liv. there, tho. he may have been s. of the John of Saco, one of the chief men. JOHN, Dover 1675, perhaps s. of George of the same, rem. to Little Compton, there m. says tradit. and had two ds. JOHN, Newport, by w. Susanna had Rebecca, b. 14 Oct. 1678. JOHN, Hingham, prob. s. of John of the same, freem. 1679, then call. jun. JOHN, Dartmouth 1686. JOHN, Hadley, sec. s. of Philip the first of the same, m. 29 Nov. 1683, Joanna, d. of Joseph Kellogg, had John, b. 3 Dec. 1684; Joanna, 7 Sept. 1686; Rebecca, 5 Aug. 1688; Joseph, 19 July 1690; Martin, 15 Apr. 1692; Eleazer, 25 Sept. 1694; Sarah, 18 Nov. 1696, d. next yr.; Sarah, again, 9 Nov. 1698; Prudence, 15 Mar. 1701; Experience, 19 Apr. 1703; Elizabeth 12 Oct. 1705; and Mindwell, 25 May 1708; and he d. 16 Apr. 1727. JOHN, York, call. junr. on sw. alleg. 1680, to the k. JOHN, Cambridge vil. or Newton, a tanner, by w. Sarah, prob. d. of Henry Prentice of the same, m. 8 June 1676, had Sarah, b. 31 Mar. foll. d. next mo.; John, 2 Mar. 1678; Sarah, again, 17 Aug. 1681; Thankful; Rachel, 19 Dec. 1685; and Joseph, 9 Aug. 1687; and by sec. w. Susanna had Jerusha, b. 8 May 1695; Margaret, 29 July 1698; Daniel, 16 Aug. 1700; Esther, 20 July 1703; Ephraim, 5 Oct. 1704; Josiah, 27 May 1707; and Silas, wh. was drown. 1729. See Jackson's Newton. JOHN, New Haven, s. of George, was a propr. 1685. JOHN, Charlestown, s. of Thomas, the butcher, was a mariner, d. at Jamaica, 22 July 1688. One JOHN, at Dartmouth, took o. of fidel. in 1684. JOHN, Gloucester, by w. Abigail had Miriam, b. 20 Aug. 1689, and prob. more ch. by ano. w. See Babson, 159.
JOHN, Salem, m. 29 July 1689, Patience. youngest d. of Samuel Shattuck of the same. JOHN, Eastham, youngest s. of Samuel first of the same, m. 14 May 1694, Bethia, d. of Stephen Snow, had James, b. 13 Feb. 1695, d. next yr.; and Samuel, 25 May 1696. Ano. JOHN, of Eastham, I think was s. of John the third of the same, and by w. Sarah he had Hannah, b. 18 Mar. 1696; Joseph, 28 Dec. 1697; Sarah, 6 Nov. 1699; William, 6 Sept. 1702; Lydia, 24 Apr. 1704; [[vol. 4, p. 124]] Seth, 28 Jan. 1706; Elizabeth Mar. 1708; Rebecca, Mar. 1710; and John, 13 Mar. 1713. After assid. attent. I am unable to give distinct. to any more Johns, tho. beyond doubt there were sev. wh. would be embrac. by my plan; yet the ingenuity of any single antiquary would be oft. at fault, even if his patience were not exhaust. in pursuit of the local habitat. of all. In Boston alone were four tax payers of the name in 1695.
JONATHAN, Wethersfield, s. of Richard the first of the same, made freem. 1657, m. 1 Jan. 1664, Martha, d. of Francis Bushnell, prob. had sev. ch. bef. rem. to Middletown, where he had Gershom, b. Nov. 1679; and Deborah, 23 Sept. 1682; went back to W. where, tho. he sold part of his est. he held other lds. on the E. side of the gr. riv. and join. with his neighb. in obtain. incorpo. of Glastenbury, liv. 1698. JONATHAN, Exeter, took the o. of alleg. 30 Nov. 1677. JONTHAN, Farmington 1678, eldest s. of William of Wethersfield, m. Mary, d. of Joseph Bird, had Elizabeth Samuel, Jonathan, Mary, Mehitable, wh. was bapt. 11 Oct. 1691; Sarah, 24 Dec. 1693; Abigail, 29 Dec. 1695; William, perhaps 30 June 1700; and Eleazer, perhaps 20 Sept. 1702. But whether all were by first w. is unkn. as are dates of b. of four earliest ch. he had sec. w. Rachel, d. of Samuel Steele; and third w. Sarah, he took in 1714, and d. 5 Apr. 1721; and his wid. m. Thomas Bird. JONATHAN, Watertown, youngest s. of Thomas, first of the same, m. 16 Mar. 1683, Jane Peabody, had Jonathan, b. 4 May 1684; Zechariah, 16 May 1687; Elizabeth bapt. 7 Apr. 1689, d. soon; Elizabeth again, 19 May 1691; Elisha, b. 11 Jan. 1692; Jonas, 7 Jan. 1693; Dinah, 23 Jan. 1695; Abigail, 7 July 1697; and Nathaniel, 15 Nov. 1701; was freem. 1690, and d. prob. 1724.
JONATHAN, Hatfield, s. of Philip the first, m. 14 Nov. 1688, Abigail, d. of Joseph Kellogg, had Jonathan, b. 10 Aug. 1689; Daniel, 3 Mar. 1692; Abigail, 20 Apr. 1695; Stephen, 5 Dec. 1697; Prudence, 16 May 1700; Moses, 8 Sept. 1702; Elisha, 10 July 1705; Elizabeth 8 May 1708; Ephraim, 24 Mar. 1711; and Aaron, 7 Feb. 1715; and d. a. 1737. Ano. JONATHAN at Wethersfield 1690, was s. of Joseph of the same. JOSEPH, Wethersfield, freem. 1657, had been of Middletown, but m. Lydia, d. of Thomas Wright, of W. and had Lydia, b. 1654; Joseph, Mar. 1660; Jonathan; and Samuel, Aug. 1663; and d. 1673 or 4 leav. wid. wh. m. William Harris of M. JOSEPH, Hartford, br. of Christopher of Northampton, m. 10 or 20 Apr. 1656, Lydia, d. of Rev. Ephraim Huitt, had Joseph, b. Mar. 1657; Samuel, May 1608, d. young; Ephraim, 8 Sept. 1639; Lydia, Apr. 1661, d. young; Simon, 2 Aug. 1662; Nathaniel, Oct. 1664; Lydia, again, 14 Feb. 1666; Susanna, June 1667; Mary, Nov. 1668; Martha, Mar. 1670; Benjamin, 21 July 1671; Elizabeth Nov. 1672; Sarah, Apr. 1674; Edward, 19 June 1677; and Mercy, 16 Nov. 1679; but the last [[vol. 4, p. 125]] two prob. d. bef. 1715, when their f.'s heirs unit. in a lawsuit, and eleven of the fifteen ch. were then alive. Benjamin then was in London. He was freem. 1667, and made his will 13 June 1689, and d. Jan. foll. His wid. liv. 21 yrs. aft. Of the ds. we kn. that Mary was unm. in 1715; that Lydia m. Lanerick Flowers; Susanna m. John Dickinson; Martha m. Barnabas Hinsdale, s. of Barnabas; Elizabeth m. 8 May 1695, Joseph Gilbert; and Sarah m. 4 Oct. 1693, John Spencer.
JOSEPH, Dover, s. of George of the same, by w. Elizabeth had John, b. 9 Jan. 1669 or 70; Mary; Elizabeth; and Samuel, wh. was b. in June 1687; was a leader among the quakers. His w. d. 25 May 1726; and he d. 15 Dec. 1727. JOSEPH Norwalk 1675, from Long Isl. purchas. Id. that yr. but is not found there in 1688. JOSEPH, Providence, s. of Benjamin of the same, m. Lydia, d. of the first Williarn Carpenter of the same, s. alleg. May 1682. JOSEPH, Watertown, s. of Thomas first of the same, m. 1 Dec. 1674, Hannah Tidd, had Joseph, b. 19 Apr. 1677; John, 5 Apr. 1678; Daniel, 26 Sept. 1681; Hannah, and Rebecca, perhaps not tw. but both bapt. 4 Dec. 1687. JOSEPH, Hampton, took the o. of alleg. in Apr. and, perhaps, again in Dec. 1678, had m. Dorothy, eldest d. of Rev. Seaborn Cotton, wh. d. 20 Dec. 1706, was in 1683 petitnr. to the K. against his Gov. Cranfield, rep. 1688, maj. or col. in the milit. and of the Counc. 1698, d. 9 or 24 Nov. 1717, aged 64. JOSEPH, New Haven, s. of George of the same, m. 1680, Lydia, d. of Henry Bristol, had Joseph, b. 1681; Lydia, 1683; Hannah, 1686; Esther, 1689; Daniel, 1693; and d. 1697, leav. w. and her five ch. JOSEPH, Farmington, s. of William, by first w. Lydia had Joseph, b. a. 1681; Lydia; both bapt. prob. 17 Aug. 1684, tho. the rec. as giv. in Geneal. Reg. XII. 147, says 18, wh. was Monday; Johanna, 12 Apr. 1685; Mary, 30 Jan. 1687; Elizabeth 16 Feb. 1690; Joanna, b. 15, bapt. 16 Oct. 1692; Ruth, bapt. 1 Dec. 1694; Susanna, b. 20 Apr. 1698, Thankful, 4 Nov. 1700; Mercy, 6 Aug. 1702; Esther, 30 Oct. 1705; Experience, bapt. prob. 11 July 1708; and Zephaniah, b. 16 Feb. 1710, d. young; but prob. the last two were b. by a sec. w. Joanna Loomis.
JOSEPH, Hartford, eldest s. of Joseph of the same, rem. a. 1680, to Hadley, freem. 1690, m. 11 Feb. 1681, Rebecca, d. of John Dickinson, first of the same, had Joseph, b. 3 Nov. 1682; John, 24 Oct. 1684, d. young; John, again, 5 June 1686, d. soon; Rebecca, 11 June 1689; Jonathan, 28 Oct. 1691; Lydia, 15 Sept. 1693; Benjamin, 22 Jan. 1696; and Elizabeth 22 Dec. 1701; and his w. d. 16 Feb. 1731; and he d. 1733. JOSEPH, New Haven, a propr. 1685. JOSEPH, Dartmouth 1686. JOSEPH, Wethersfield, s. of Joseph of the same, d. 1687, leav. only Joseph, 9 mos. old. JOSEPH, Haddam, perhaps s. of Simon of the same, a merch. d. at Barbados, 1694, gave his prop. to mo. brs. and sis. yet nam. only br. John.
JOSEPH, Barnstable, m. 29 Apr. 1689, Ann Fuller, [[vol. 4, p. 126]] perhaps d. of Mathew, had Susanna, b. 12 Jan. 1690; Joseph, 28 Oct. 1691; James, 18 Dec. 1693; Ann, 8 Nov. 1695; Matthew, 10 July 1697; Ebenezer, 21 Mar. 1699, d. at 2 mos.; Daniel, 11 Apr. 1700; David, 21 May 1702; Elizabeth 19 Apr. 1704; Thomas, 6 Feb. 1706; Mary, 22 Dec. 1707, d. near 21 yrs.; Jemima, 9 Nov. 1709; Benjamin, 5 Dec. 1711; Ebenezer, again, 26 Sept. 1714; and his w. d. 2 July 1722. JOSEPH, Middletown, had taught a sch. at Hadley, and Springfield, m. 15 Sept. 1698, Esther, d. of Joseph Parsons, had Martha, b. 17 Sept. 1699; Joseph, 1704; and Mary, 1709. He went in 1708 to N. J. and was ord. as a Presbyt. min. but left in a. 2 yrs. preach. short time at Brookfield, and was instal. over the new, sec. ch. at M. 15 Jan. 1715, d. 8 Sept. 1736, and his wid. d. 30 May 1760. JOSHUA, Weymouth, by w. Ruth had James, b. 14 Dec. 1668.
JOSIAH, Taunton, m. 25 May 1687, Mary Pratt of Dartmouth. LAWRENCE, Dorchester, wh. Mr. Clapp thot. s. of John, the quarter-master, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 28 Feb. 1643; ar. co. 1642, freem. 10 May 1643, oft. 3. selectman, d. 3 Oct. 1665. In his will ment. is found of w. and ch. but names of none are seen, exc. w. Mary. His w. Mary was Extrix. LEONARD, Providence, of wh. I see nothing, but that he was among those wb. in June 1668, engag. alleg. LESTER, Boston, came in the Speedwell from London, arr. 27 July 1656, aged 24; but no more is kn. of him. MARMADUKE, Rye, then claim. as belong. to Conn. was in 1669 a sort of preacher to the people there, but not to the satisfact. of the governm. See Trumbull, Col. Rec. Ir. 120. MARTIN, Northampton, took the o. of alleg. 8 Feb. 1679. He may be the man k. 29 Feb. 1704 at Deerfield, by the Fr. and Ind. MATTEHEW, Charlestown, a cordwinder, came, 1637, from Sandwich, Co. Kent, with w. Jane and four ch. and was that yr. adm. inhab. of C. tho. Felt shows, that Salem made him gr. of ld. perhaps conditional. His w. was rec. by the ch. 22 Dec. 1639; but no bapt. is ment. on the rec. nor can the names of those brot. from Eng. be ascertain. He was a householder in 1658, and perhaps in 1678, under the title of goodman.
MATTHEW, Watertown, wh. sw. fidel. in 1652, may be the man claim. by Eaton among early sett. of Reading, but the Boston rec. of d. call. him "of W. and s. in law of Thomas Cooper of B." shows that be was" drown. at Noddle's isl. 21 May 1658." He was, I presume, a young man, whose mo. the wid. S. of W. had m. Cooper. MATTHEW, Woburn, prob. s. of Matthew of Charlestown, b. in Eng. had Elizabeth b. 15 Sept. 1658; Matthew, 2 Sept. 1659; John, 19 Jan. 1661, d. young; Samuel, 29 Apr. 1662, d. soon; Samuel again, 26 July 1663; Hannah, 21 Oct. 1664; and John, again, 28 Mar. 1667. MATTHEW, Woburn, s. of the preced. m. 20 June 1684 (tho. ano. rec. has it 2 Mar. 1682), Mary, d. of John Cutler of the same.
MICHAEL, Charlestown [[vol. 4, p. 127]] 1644, liv. on the Malden side, adm. of the ch. 1 July 1645; had been fin. for voting unduly, but the tender mercy of the Gen. Court in May 1647, when he was made freem. extend. to him, as "being poor and of an harmless disposition, and the act done in simplicity." He prob. had sev. ch. and Farmer names Samuel, b. 19 July 1648. but this is aft. the sad vacuity in our ch. rec. of bapt. Yet aft. the blessed restorat. not of Charles II. but of the writing down of ch. brot. to the font, I find Sarah, "d. of our br. M. S. (of Malden side)" on 4 Aug. 1661; was a householder 1658. MORRIS, Gloucester, m. 4 Nov. 1681, Sarah Millet, perhaps d. of Thomas, or, as Babson thinks more prob. wid. of John. By her he had Sarah, b. 1683; and Morris, 1686. He was sexton of the ch. and in that office was succeed. by Stephen Robinson, wh. m. his d. Sarah. NATHAN, New Haven, s. of George of the same, was a propr. 1685, then had w. Esther, d. prob. of John Goodyear, wh. he m. 10 Aug. 1682.
NATHANIEL, Charlestown, a householder in 1658. NATHANIEL, Haverhill, m. 14 May 1663, Elizabeth had, perhaps d. of Daniel, was, freem. 1668. NATHANIEL, Weymouth, by w. Experience had John, b. 26 Aug. 1679; and Hannah, 29 Mar. 1687; was freem. 1681. NATHANIEL, Hampton, took o. of alleg. Dec. 1678; and NATHANIEL, Hadley, took the same o. in Feb. foll. NATHANIEL, Hartford, m. 9 July 1686, Esther Dickinson, d. of Thomas, had Nathaniel, b. 20 Jan. 169S; Susanna, 1699; Jerusha; Abigail, 1704; Gideon; and Joseph; beside perhaps some earlier, or some of these may have been; but these six were liv. 1715. He was s. of Joseph, and his wid. Esther m. Hezekiah Porter. NATHANIEL, Hatfield, s. of Philip the first, m. 6 Feb. 1696, Mary, d. of Nathaniel Dickinson of the same, had Nathaniel, b. 1 July 1698; Mary, 11 Dec. 1700; Joshua, 2 Nov. 1702; Rebecca, 4 Apr. 1705; Hannah, 7 Mar. 1707; Martha, 31 Jan. 1709; Lydia, 16 Mar. 1711; and Jerusha, 9 Jan. 1713; his w. d. 16 Aug. 1718; and he d. 1740. NEHEMIAH, by Miss Thomas thot. to be first relig. teach. at Marshfield, I hear no more of, exc. that in an eminent. confus. obitua. on p. 82 of Geneal. Reg. XIV. Ann, a d. of the first Thomas Bourne, is said to m. Rev. Nehemiah S. in 1639.
NEHEMIAH, New Haven, had Sarah, and Mary, b. 1642; Hannah, 1644, all bapt. 14 Dec. 1645; Mercy and Elizabeth 1645, both bapt. 22 Feb. 1646; and Nehemiah, bapt. not (as in Geneal. Reg. IX. 362) 24 Oct. but 25, 1646; all in right of his w. Sarah; kept the sheep of the town 1644-9 and rem. soon aft. to New London, and a. 1660 to Norwich, freem. 1669, d. 1686, leav. w. Ann and four ds. Mary, w. of Samuel Raymond; Ann, w. of Thomas Bradford; Elizabeth w. of Joshua Raymond; and Experience, wh. m. 1 Nov. 1677, Joshua Abel. NEHEMIAH, New London, only s. of the preced. m. 24 Oct. 1669, Lydia, d. of Alexander Winchester of Rehoboth, had Lydia, [[vol. 4, p. 128]] b. 29 Oct. 1670; Nehemiah, 14 Nov. 1673; Samuel, 2 June 1676; Martha, Oct. 1678; Daniel, 29 Oct. 1680; and Margaret, 1683; was in very high esteem, and d. 8 Aug. 1727; his w. d. 1725. NEHEMIA, Exeter, d. says Farmer, 1673. He thinks him s. of William of Weymouth. NICHOLAS, Exeter 1658, perhaps f. of that young Nicholas, wh. was k. by the Ind. 5 July 1697. Comp. Magn. VII. 91 with Storer's despatch in Geneal. Reg. III. 165. NICHOLAS, Milford, m. 12 July 1664, Mary, or Mercy Tibbals, d. of Thomas had Samuel, b. 1665; Andrew, 1670; Sarah, 1672; John, 1674; and Cornelius, 1676.
OBADIAH, Dorchester 1661, as Farmer says, undoubt. by error for Swift. PELATIAH, Malden, freem. 1680, by w. Sarah, wh. d. 1 Mar. 1688, had Eleanor, b. 17 Feb. 1684; Ruhamah, 21 Dec. 1685; and Sarah, 25 Oct. 1687. PHILIP, Wethersfield, sec. s. of Samuel, brot. at one yr. old by his f. from Eng., made freem. 1654, m. 1657, Rebecca, youngest d. of Nathaniel Foote, soon rem. and is the same wh. in Hadley, among its new sett. took the freem.'s o. for Mass. 26 Mar. 1661; was rep. for Hadley 1677, 80-4, aft. wh. last he d. 10 Jan. foll. was selectman, lieut. of horse, and deac. yet "murder. with an hideous witchcraft, that fill. all those parts of N. E. with astonishment," as most minutely is told in the Magn. VI. 70. Still the wonder did not so far outrun conscience and common sense, as to prevail on the trial of Mary Webster, charg. for such clear malignities not only against Smith, the hypochondriac suffer. but others; even tho. she was before a jury at Boston, then peculiar. expos. to false impress., she was acquit. and d. peaceably at Hadley. Years more were need. for the full triumph of the devil and Cotton Mather. His Ch. were Samuel, b. Jan. 1659; John, 18 Dec. 1661; Jonathan, 1663; Philip, 1665; Rebecca, 1668; Nathaniel, 1671; Joseph, 1674, H. C. 1695; and Ichabod, 11 Apr. 1675 or 6; all the eight are ment. in his will. His wid. m. 2 Oct. 1688, Major Aaron Cook, of Northampton, wh. d. 6 Sept. 1690, and she d. at Il. 6 Apr. 1701. His only d. Rebecca early in 1686, m. George Stillman of H. PHILIP, Newport 1676, in the will of John Clark nam. a trustee.
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