~~ Plymouth Colony and Massachusetts ~~

--- Fourth Generation in America ---

 

Families of the Children of James3 Washburn and Mary Bowden

 

 

         The grandchildren of James Washburn and Mary Bowden have not been well established and were not well recorded in the town vital records, especially those of my own line, the children of son James Washburn (Jr.) and Elizabeth Leonard, who are only identified in the will of their grandfather, James Washburn. Also of difficulty are the children of Sarah Washburn, wife of Henry Caswell, and identification of any daughters who might belong to Moses Washburn and Hannah Cushman, and Gideon Washburn and Mary Perkins.

 

 

 

 

John1 Washburn (4th)

 

 

John2 Washburn (5th)

 

 

 

 

Margery1 Moore

 

James3 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

Experience1 Mitchell

 

 

Elizabeth2 Mitchell

 

 

 

 

Jane2 Cooke

Mary4 Washburn

 

 

 

Anna4 Washburn

 

 

 

James4 Washburn (Jr.)

 

 

 

Edward4 Washburn

 

 

 

Moses4 Washburn

 

 

 

Gideon4 Washburn

 

 

 

Sarah4 Washburn

 

 

 

Martha4 Washburn

 

 

 

Elisabeth4 Washburn

 

 

 

 

Mary Bowden

 

 

 

(170.) Mary4 Washburn, eldest daughter of (65) James3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, on 28 Oct. 1694,[1] married William Snow (3rd), son of William and Naomi (Whitman) Snow (Jr.), of Bridgewater,[2] on 8 Nov. 1722 in Bridgewater.[3] He was born on 14 Aug. 1697 in Bridgewater,[4] a grandson of William and Rebecca2 (Brown) Snow, of Duxbury,[5] and of Thomas and Abigail (Byram) Whitman,[6] and a great-grandson of Peter1 Brown, of the “Mayflower.

         The division of the estate of William Snow (Jr.), of Bridgewater, dated 22 Nov. 1726, included his son, William Snow.[7]

         Mary (Washburn) Snow died on 31 Mar. 1774 in Bridgewater, aged 78 [sic] years,[8] and William Snow (3rd) probably died on 24 Mar. 1789 in Bridgewater, “old,”[9] but no probate records were found for either of them in Plymouth County.

         Mary Washburn and William Snow (3rd) had children:[10]

+       652     i   William Snow (4th), born on 10 Aug. 1723 in Bridgewater,[11] married Hannah Hill, daughter of Nathaniel and Hannah (Conant) Hill,[12] on 7 Nov. 1743 in Bridgewater,[13] and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       653     ii   Seth Snow, born on 7 Aug. 1725 in Bridgewater,[14] married Betty4 Sprague, daughter of Jonathan3 and Lydia (Leavitt) Sprague,[15] in ca. 1749,[16] and they also lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       654    iii   James Snow, born on 4 Apr. 1729 in Bridgewater,[17] married Mary4 Edson, daugh­ter of Timothy3 and Mary4 (Alden) Edson, of East Bridgewater,[18] on 10 Jan. 1758 in Bridgewater,[19] and they also lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       655    iv   Mary “Molly” Snow, born on 12 Aug. 1731 in Bridgewater,[20] married Lt. Samuel Dunbar (Jr.), son of Samuel and Melatiah (Hayward) Dunbar,[21] on 11 May 1758 in Bridgewater,[22] and they lived in Bridgewater and Middleborough, MA. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         656     v   Susanna Snow, born on 2 Mar. 1735/6 in Bridgewater,[23] marriage not found.

 

 

(172.) James4 Washburn (Jr.), eldest son of (65) James3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, on 6 Oct. 1698 in Bridgewater,[24] married (205) Elisa­beth4 Leonard, daughter of Josiah3 and (69) Margery3 (Washburn) Leonard,[25] on 23 Nov. 1720 in Bridgewater.[26] She was born in ca. 1702 in Bridgewater,[27] a granddaughter of John2 and Sarah Leonard, and of (45) Philip2 and Elizabeth2 (Irish) Washburn,[28] and they were second cousins. The will of Josiah Leonard, of Bridgewater, dated 6 Feb. 1743, mentions a daughter Elizabeth Washburne, among others.[29]

         On 25 Feb. 1722/3 James Washburn Sr. deeded land “in the southerly part of Bridgewater” to his son, James Washburn, Jr.[30] On 17 Oct. 1727 James Washburn (Jr.) purchased land in Bridgewater from his brother‑in‑law, John Leonard, that Leonard had received from his father, Josiah Leonard on 12 July 1727, part of which James Washburn (Jr.) sold to Zechariah Whitman, of Bridgewater, on 7 Dec. 1737.[31] In March 1733/4 Ephraim Leonard of Bridgwater, Inholder, sued James Washburne Jr. of Bridgwater, husbandman, over an unpaid £15 bond dated 9 Feb. 1732/3.[32] On 13 Sept. 1738 James Washburn Jr. purchased land in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA, from Edward Caswell, and from Edward Cobb,[33] and they presumably moved to Taunton. In March 1738/9 James Washburn Jr, of Taunton or Bridgwater, husbandman, sued David Curtiss of Hallifax, husbandman, over a bill for £20.12s dated 20 Oct. 1736.[34] By 1740 James Washburn (Jr.) was called “of Taunton” when he sold his dwelling house in Taunton to John Cavender, of Middleborough, with wife Elisabeth Washburn releasing her dower.[35]

         James Washburn (Jr.) died on 4 Aug. 1741 in East Taunton, MA, aged 43 [sic] years,[36] but no probate records were found for him in either Bristol or Plymouth Counties. Elizabeth (Leonard) Washburn remarried to Joseph4 Crossman (Jr.), of Easton, MA, son of Joseph3 and Sarah3 (Alden) Crossman, of Taunton,[37] as his second wife, on 20 Aug. 1752 in Bridgewater.[38] He was born ca. 1689,[39] a grandson of Robert2 and Sarah (Kingsbury) Crossman,[40] and of Joseph2 and Mary (Simmons) Alden,[41] and had married first to Deborah Pratt, daughter of Thomas and Deborah (Lovell) Pratt, of Easton, on 8 Mar. 1716.[42] Deborah (Pratt) Crossman had died on 4 May 1731 in Easton.[43]

         Joseph Crossman (Jr.) was chosen as Elder of the Church of Christ in Easton in 1747, and was also the town Treasurer. He was a Corporal in the town Militia in 1757, and lived in the north part of town. He died on 14 Mar. 1776 in Easton, aged 86 years,[44] but no probate records were found for him in Bristol Co., MA, and Elizabeth (Leonard) (Washburn) Crossman died on 14 Oct. 1782 in Bridgewater, aged 80 years, and was buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.[45]

         James Washburn (Jr.) and Elizabeth Leonard had children:

+       657     i   Reuben5 Washburn, born in 1721 in Bridgewater, remembered in the will of his grandfather, James Washburn (Sr.), in 1747, married 1.) Abigail Murrey in ca. 1744,[46] and 2.) Betty Dilley/Dellis on 11 May 1749 in Bridgewater,[47] and they lived in South Bridgewater and Middleborough, MA. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       658     ii   Simeon5 Washburn, born, ca. 1723, remembered in the will of his grandfather, James Washburn (Sr.), in 1747, married Jemima Gary, daughter of Stephen and Mercy (Gilbert) Gary, of Taunton,[48] in ca. 1746,[49] and settled in Attleborough, Bristol Co., MA, then in Keene, NH. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         659     iii   Ebenezer5 Washburn, born say 1728, remembered in the will of his grandfather, James Washburn (Sr.), in 1747, possibly the Ebenezer Washburn who married Joanna Child in 1761 in Newport, RI.[50] Children not found. In Jan. 1763 Ebenezer Washburn of Newporte, mariner, sued John Tisdale of Taunton, yeoman, for the balance due on a note for £4.2s.10 2/4d dated 27 Feb. 1761 with interest payable to Nathaniel Snell. Washburn claimed that on 10 Mar. 1761 Snell endorsed the note over to him, and he notified Tisdale, who promised to pay Washburn.[51] He supposedly died in Aug. 1765 in Providence, RI.[52]

+       660    iv   Capt. Jonah5 Washburn, born on 16 Feb. 1733 in Middleborough, remembered in the will of his grandfather, James Washburn (Sr.), in 1747, however the clerk’s transcription lists him as “Josiah.” He married Huldah5 Sears, daughter of Lt. David4 and Phebe3 (Bryant) Sears,[53] of Middleborough, on 7 July 1756 in Middleborough,[54] and they lived in Middleborough, where he was a tanner. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         661     v   Mary Washburn, born say 1735, remembered in the will of her grandfather, James Washburn (Sr.), in 1747, marriage not found.

         Joseph Crossman (Jr.) had at least 7 children by Deborah Pratt, and possibly 9, order uncertain:

         662      i   Eleazer Crossman, born on 24 Feb. 1717 in Easton,[55] marriage not found. He was not found in the 1790 federal census in Massachusetts.

         663     ii   Joseph5 Crossman (3rd), a twin, born on 5 Sept. 1718 in Easton,[56] married 1.) Mary4 Cary, his first cousin, daughter of Deacon Recompense3 and Mary4 (Crossman) Cary, of Bridgewater,[57] on 18 Feb. 1747 in Bridgewater.[58] She was born on 22 Feb. 1726 in Bridgewater,[59] a granddaughter of Jonathan2 and Sarah (Allen) Cary,[60] and of Joseph3 and Sarah3 (Alden) Crossman.[61] She died by 1756, and he remarried to 2.) Margaret Turner, daughter of William and Eleanor (Whitman) Turner,[62] on 26 Feb. 1756 in Bridgewater.[63] She was a twin, born on 12 June 1722 in Bridgewater.[64] He died supposedly also died on 9 Feb. 1775 in Easton, the same date his father died. He had 3 children by Mary Cary, and 2 more children by Margaret Turner:

a. Daniel Crossman, born on 6 Apr. 1748 in Easton, died on 23 Apr. 1748 in Easton.[65]

b. Mary Crossman, born on 22 May 1750 in Easton,[66] marriage not found.

c. Abigail Crossman, born on 11 Feb. 1753 in Easton,[67] marriage not found.

d. Daniel6 Crossman, born on 2 May 1757 in Easton,[68] married Alice Brett, of Bridgewater, possibly daughter of John4 and Alice (Cady) Brett,[69] on 4 June 1778 in Easton.[70] She was a twin, born on 11 June 1756 in Bridgewater,[71] a granddaughter of Elihu3 and Susanna3 (Edson) (Hayward) Brett (Jr.)[72] They were living in Easton, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[73]

e. Sarah6 Crossman, born on 18 May 1760 in Easton,[74] possibly the Sarah Crossman who married Thomas Robbins, of Boston, on 27 Nov. 1788 in Easton.[75]

         664     iii   William Crossman, a twin, born on 5 Sept. 1718 in Easton,[76] marriage not found.

         665    iv   Daniel Crossman, born on 30 Oct. 1720 in Easton,[77] probably died young.[78]

         666     v   James Crossman, a twin, born on 20 July 1721 in Easton,[79] marriage not found.

         667    vi   Sarah5 Crossman, a twin, born on 20 July 1721 in Easton,[80] supposedly married Ebenezer Harring, of Dedham, MA, on 24 June 1770 in Easton,[81] however she was not mentioned in the will of her grandfather, Thomas Pratt, in 1736, so it may have been a different Sarah Crossman who married Ebenezer Harring. Ebenezer Harring or Herring was not found in the 1790 federal census in Massachusetts.

         668    vii   Deborah5 Crossman, born on 13 Mar. 1728 in Easton,[82] married David Lincoln,[83] of Norton, MA, son of Samuel and Hannah Lincoln, on 1 Nov. 1750 in Easton.[84] They were living in Norton, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[85] She died on 11 Mar. 1805 in Norton, aged 77 years,[86] and he died on 19 July 1822 in Norton, aged 95 years.[87]

         669   viii   (Possibly) Abigail Crossman

         670    ix   (Possibly) Mary5 Crossman, who supposedly married a Seth Pratt. A Seth Pratt family was living in Easton, MA, in the 1790 federal census,[88] but this was probably the family of Seth and Mindwell Pratt who had children born in Easton from 1775 to 1782.[89]

 

 

(173.) Edward4 Washburn, second son of (65) James3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, on 8 Dec. 1700 in Bridgewater,[90] married 1.) Elisabeth4 Richmond, daughter of Ebenezer3 and Anna2 (Sprout) Richmond,[91] on 12 June 1728 in Middleborough, MA.[92] She was born on 1 Sept. 1708 in Middleborough,[93] a granddaughter of John2 and Abigail2 (Rogers) Richmond (Jr.),[94] and of Robert1 and Elizabeth2 (Sampson) Sprout, of Scituate,[95] and a great‑granddaughter of John1 Rogers and Henry1 Sampson, who both came to New England on the “Mayflower” in 1620.[96]

         The will of Ebenezer Richmond, dated 7 Apr. 1729, mentioned “daughter Elizabeth Worshbon, wife of Edward,” among others.[97] On 24 Nov. 1733 Edward Washburn of Bridgewater and wife Elizabeth acknowledged their signatures on an agreement of the heirs of Ebenezer Richmond, of Middleborough, deceased.[98] Elisabeth (Richmond) Washburn died by ca. 1740, and Edward Washburn remarried to 2.) Elizabeth Snell, daughter of Amos and Mary3 (Packard) Snell,[99] in ca. 1740.[100] She was a granddaughter of Ensign Samuel2 and Elizabeth (Lathrop) Packard (Jr.), of Bridgewater.[101]

         In May 1742 Edward Washburne of Middleboro, husbandman, was sued by Nehemiah Washburne of Bridgwater, Gentleman, for debt on a bond for £60 dated 17 Nov. 1740.[102] In March 1749/50 Edward Washburne and Seth Tinkham served on the Plymouth County Grand Jury from Middleborough, but the same month Washburne was presented in court for “Suffering Persons to Set and Drink Rum in his house and taking pay for the same.”[103] In Sept. 1752 Edward Washburne, “Inholder” applied for a license to sell liquor, and he was again licensed in Sept. 1754, in Sept. 1757, in July 1759, in July 1761, in July 1762, in July 1763, in Apr. 1766, in July 1767, in July 1768, in July 1769, in July 1770, and in July 1771.[104]

         Peter Caswell of Middleboro, Inholder, sued Edward Washburne of Middleborough, husbandman, and wife Elizabeth in May 1752 for £300 in damages for falsly accusing Peter of murdering his Indian boy, stating that on 18 Mar. 1752 Elizabeth publicly said that Caswell “went to his Barne and Scared his Indian boy off from the hay Mow, and hurt said boy and that was not Enough, but he…took said boy by the heels and knocked his head against an Oake post, which blow was the Means of said boys death.” The jury believed Caswell, but awarded him only £4 plus court costs.[105]

         Edward Washburn was granted administration of the estate of his son, Edward Washburn Jr., on 25 Mar. 1767,[106] and was appointed as guardian of his son Edward (Jr.)’s two minor children, Abiel and Abigail Washburn, on 10 Dec. 1766.[107]

         Edward Washburn “The Aged” died testate in 25 Mar. 1792 in Middleborough, aged 91 years.[108] His will was dated 12 Dec. 1791, and filed for probate on 9 Oct. 1793. He named his son, Amos Washburn as executor, and mentioned his grandson Abiel Washburn, under age, granddaughter Abigail Pickens wife of John Pickens, Jr., and grandson Edward Washburn, under 21.[109]

         Edward Washburn had four children by Elisabeth Richmond, and one more son by Elizabeth Snell:[110]

         671      i   Abigail Washburn, born on 25 Mar. 1730 in Middleborough,[111] marriage not found. She evidently died before her father’s 1791 will, leaving no heirs.

         672     ii   James Washburn, born on 13 Jan. 1731/2 in Middleborough,[112] baptized on Mar. 1732 in Bridgewater,[113] marriage not found. He was not listed as a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 census, and he evidently also died before his father’s 1791 will, leaving no heirs, but no death or probate records were found for him in Plymouth County.

+       673    iii   Edward5 Washburn (Jr.), born on 17 June 1734 in Middleborough,[114] married 1.) Phebe Smith in ca. 1759,[115] and 2.) Hannah Jones on 29 Oct. 1765 in Middleborough,[116] and he lived in Middleborough. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         674    iv   Abial5 Washburn, born in ca. 1736 in Middleborough, died in the French & Indian War,[117] presumably unmarried, but no probate records were found for him in Plymouth County.

+       675    v   Capt. Amos5 Washburn, born on 8 Apr. 1742 in Middleborough,[118] married Prudence Haskins, daughter of Abial Haskins, of Taunton,[119] in ca. 1763,[120] and they also lived in Middleborough. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

 

 

(174.) Moses4 Washburn, third son of (65) James3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, on 9 Sept. 1702,[121] married Hannah5 Cushman, daughter of Robert4 and Persis (Lewis) Cushman,[122] on 23 May 1727 in Kingston, MA.[123] She was born on 25 Dec. 1704 in Plymouth,[124] a granddaughter of Thomas3 and Ruth2 (Howland) Cushman (Jr.), of Plymouth,[125] and a great‑granddaughter of Elder Thomas2 and Mary2 (Allerton) Cushman,[126] and of John1 and Elizabeth2 (Tilley) Howland, of the “Mayflower.”[127] The will of Robert Cushman, of Kingston, dated 9 Feb. 1746/7 mentioned his daughter Hannah Washburn.[128]

         On 13 Sept. 1737 Moses Washburn purchased land in Taunton, Bristol County, from the estate of Samuel Richmond,[129] and Moses and Hannah Washburn moved to Taunton, Bristol Co., MA. On 28 Jan. 1750 Moses Washburn, of Taunton, sold to Nathaniel Gil­bert, of Taunton, all his homestead farm in Taunton, except one acre, with wife Hannah Washburn releasing her dower,[130] and they moved to Dartmouth, MA. On 29 Mar. 1750 Moses Washburn, Sr., of Taunton, deeded one acre of his homestead in Taunton to his son Moses Washburn, Jr., including his blacksmith shop.[131] On 15 Sept. 1750 Moses Washburn, Jr., of Taunton, blacksmith, sold the one acre in Taunton conveyed to him by his father, Moses Washburn, to Nathaniel Gilbert.[132] On 4 Mar. 1758 Moses Washburn, of Dartmouth, deeded 10 acres in Dartmouth to his son Peter Washburn, of Dartmouth, taken off the northerly part of his homestead.[133] Peter Washburn, and wife Abigail, sold this same tract of land to his brother Bezaleel Washburn, on 18 Dec. 1761.[134] On 26 Oct. 1765 Moses Washburn, of Dartmouth, deeded to his son Thomas Washburn, of Dartmouth, mari­ner, the south half of his homestead in Dartmouth.[135] On 28 Oct. 1765 Moses Washburn, of Dartmouth, deeded to his son Bezaleel Washburn, of Dartmouth half his home­stead farm in Dartmouth, including the part Bezaleel had bought from his brother, Peter Washburn.[136] Hannah, wife of Moses Washburn, did not sign on either of these deeds, so she had probably died by 1765.

         Moses Washburn possibly died in Dartmouth in ca. 1768, but no probate records were found for him in Bristol County.

         Moses Washburn and Hannah Cushman had children:[137]

+       676     i   Peter5 Washburn, born on 16 June 1728 in Bridgewater,[138] married Abigail Pope, daughter of Thomas and Reliance (Jenney) Pope, of Dartmouth, MA, on 17 Jan. 1754 in Dartmouth,[139] and they lived in Dartmouth. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       677     ii   Moses5 Washburn (Jr.), born on 9 Dec. 1730 in Bridgewater,[140] married Sarah Pope, daughter of Thomas and Reliance (Jenney) Pope, of Dartmouth, on 27 Nov. 1753 in Dartmouth,[141] and they lived in Dartmouth and New Bedford, MA. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         678     iii   (Unnamed child), died on 25 Jan. 1731/2 in Bridgewater.[142]

         679    iv   Robert Washburn, born on 24 Jan. 1733 in Bridgewater,[143] marriage not found, probably died young. No deeds of land were found to him from his father.

         680     v   Ira Washburn, born on 10 Jan. 1734/5 in Bridgewater,[144] marriage not found, probably died young. No deeds of land were found to him from his father.

+       681    vi   Bezaleel5 Washburn, born, say 1740, probably in Taunton, MA, married 1.) Bathsheba/Barsheba Hammond, daughter of Nathan and Mary (Barlow) Hammond (Jr.), of Rochester, MA,[145] on 23 Dec. 1762 in Rochester,[146] and 2.) Hannah Griffith, possibly daughter of Daniel and Mary (Edwards) Griffith,[147] of Freetown, MA, on 10 May 1770 in Dartmouth,[148] and 3.) Patience Sollard/Lollard on 10 July 1785 in Dartmouth,[149] and he lived in Dartmouth and Otsego Co., NY. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       682   vii   Capt. Thomas5 Washburn, born, say 1742, married Mary3 Crapo, daughter of Francis2 and Patience (Spooner) Crapo,[150] of Rochester, MA, on 18 Dec. 1763 in Rochester,[151] and they lived in Dartmouth, where he was a mariner. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         683   viii   (Possibly) Hannah5 Washburn, born, say 1745, married Jacob Humphreys, of Dartmouth, on 27 Oct. 1768 in Dartmouth.[152] Children not found. He was not listed as a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census.

+       684    ix   (Possibly) Lydia5 Washburn, born ca. 1748, married Capt. John Sherman, of Dartmouth, in ca. 1768 in Dartmouth.[153] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

 

 

(175.) Gideon4 Washburn, fourth son of (65) James3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, on 16 Aug. 1704,[154] married Mary Perkins, daughter of David and Martha3 (Howard) Perkins, of South Bridgewater,[155] in ca. 1724.[156] She was born on 10 Dec. 1702 in Bridgewater,[157] a granddaughter of John2 and Susanna2 (Latham) Howard/Haward (Jr.),[158] and a great-granddaughter of Robert1 and Susanna2 (Winslow) Latham.[159]

         In Sept. 1728 Gideon Washburne and his wife Mary were fined £4 for fornication.[160] The division of the estate of John Haward, of Bridgewater, made by his administrator, Edward Howard, of Bridgewater, on 12 May 1729, included his daughter Martha, the wife of David Perkins of Bridgewater, among others.[161] In March 1737/8 David Perkins of Bridgwater, Bloomer, and Jonathan Perkins of Bridgwater, husbandman, “for themselves and in the name and behalf of Abraham Perkins of South Kingston, Rhoad Island, blacksmith, Gideon Washburne, husbandman, and Mary his wife, Joseph Byram, Physician, and Martha his wife, Solomon Leonard, yoeman, and Elizabeth his wife, and Abraham Perkins, husbandman, Susanna Allen, Widdow, and Sarah Perkins, Spinster, all of Bridgwater, John Perkins, Eleazer Perkins, Mercy/Mary Perkins and Elizabeth Perkins, of Middleboro, Minors and Children of John Perkins late of Plymton, Deceased,” sued Thomas Perkins of Bridgwater, blacksmith,[162] and in Sept. 1738 Thomas Perkins sued Gideon Washburn of Bridgwater, husbandman, over an £8 bond dated 19 Apr. 1728.[163] In March 1738/9 Nicholas Sever, Esq., of Kingston, sued Gideon Washburne of Bridgwater, over a bond for £30 dated 16 Nov. 1734.[164] Gideon was executor of his father’s will in 1749.

         Gideon Washburn executed deeds of gift to his sons Abraham Washburn, Isaac Washburn, and Gideon Washburn, Jr.[165] Gideon Washburn and his sons Abraham and Jacob Washburn moved from Bridgewater to Paxton, Worcester Co., MA,[166] but he was not listed as a head of household in Paxton in the 1790 federal census, and was probably living with one of his sons.

         Gideon Washburn died on 31 Jan. 1794 in Leicester, MA, aged 91 years,[167] but no probate records were found for him in Worcester County.

         Gideon Washburn and Mary Perkins had children, order uncertain:[168]

+       685     i   Abraham5 Washburn, born ca. 1725, married 1.) (____) in ca. 1745,[169] and possibly 2.) Mary Weston, of Middleborough, on 18 Oct. 1753 in Middleborough,[170] and they lived in Paxton, Worcester Co., MA, then moved to Pelham, Hampshire Co., MA. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       686     ii   Isaac5 Washburn, born ca. 1727, married Deborah Conant, daughter of Lot and Deborah (Goodspeed) Conant, of Bridgewater,[171] on 11 Sept. 1753 in Bridgewater,[172] and they probably lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       687    iii   Jacob5 Washburn, born ca. 1733,[173] married probably 1.) (692) Lucia5 Richmond, his first cousin, daughter of Robert4 and (177) Martha4 (Washburn) Richmond, in 1759 in Middleborough,[174] and 2.) Mercy4 Pool, supposedly daughter of Isaac3 and Mary Pool, of Weymouth, MA, on 3 Dec. 1761 in Bridgewater,[175] and he moved to Leicester, Worcester Co., MA. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       688    iv   Luke5 Washburn, born in, say 1736, probably married (1384) Desire4 Packard, daughter of Samuel3 and (452) Anne4 (Leach) Packard,[176] on 30 Aug. 1763 in Bridgewater,[177] and they moved to Tolland, Tolland Co., CT. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       689    v   Gideon5 Washburn (Jr.), born in, say 1740, married Ruth Whitman, daughter of Zachariah and Eleanor (Bennett) Whitman, of South Bridgewater,[178] on 24 Sept. 1765 in Bridgewater,[179] and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

                   vi   (Possibly others)

 

 

(176.) Sarah4 Washburn, third daughter of (65) James3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, on 2 Oct. 1706,[180] married Henry Caswell, probably of Taunton, MA, son of Samuel and Ruth (Babbitt) Caswell,[181] on 11 May 1738 in Bridgewater.[182]

         Henry Caswell, of Taunton, was declared “non compos mentis or distracted” in 1753, and John Paddleford, of Taunton, was appointed as his guardian.[183] Henry Caswell died and was buried on 2 Mar. 1757 in Taunton, according to John Paddleford’s final accounting.[184] The will of John Paddleford, of Taunton, dated 16 Aug. 1757, was witnessed by Sarah Caswell,[185] presumably the widow of Henry Caswell. She died supposedly in Jan. 1761 in Taunton.[186]

         Sarah Washburn and Henry Caswell possibly had one son:

         690      i   Henry Caswell (Jr.), born say 1739, probably in Taunton, he may have been a soldier in the Sixth Foot Company of Taunton on 14 Apr. 1757,[187] marriage not found. He was not listed as a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census.

 

 

(177.) Martha4 Washburn, fourth daughter of (65) James3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, on 10 Jan. 1708/9,[188] married Robert4 Richmond, son of Ebenezer3 and Anna2 (Sprout) Richmond, of Middleborough, MA,[189] on 17 May 1733 in Bridgewater.[190] He was born on 18 Sept. 1702 in Middleborough,[191] a grandson of John2 and Abigail3 (Rogers) Richmond (Jr.), of Taunton,[192] and of Robert1 and Elizabeth2 (Sampson) Sprout, of Scituate, MA,[193] and they lived in Middleborough and Taunton.

         Ebenezer3 Richmond, son of John2 Richmond, was born 12 May 1676 in Newport, RI.[194] The will of Ebenezer Richmond, of Middleborough, dated 7 Apr. 1729, mentioned, among others, his son Robert Richmond, and daughter Elizabeth “Worshbon,” wife of Edward.[195]

         Martha (Washburn) Richmond died after Jan. 1747, but before May 1751, and Robert Richmond remarried to Hannah Ramsden, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Peirce) Ramsden,[196] of Middleborough, on 3 May 1751 in Middleborough.[197] She was born on 28 Oct. 1733 in Middleborough.[198] The will of Thomas Ramsden, of Middleborough, dated 22 Jan. 1785, mentioned his son-in-law Robert Richmond.[199] They probably moved to Brookfield, Worcester Co., MA, before 1772. Robert Richmond is among those names listed on the earliest tax list for the second precinct of Brookfield, MA.[200]

         Robert Richmond died after 1785, possibly in Brookfield, MA, but no probate records were found for either Robert or Hannah Richmond in Worcester or Plymouth Co., MA.

         Robert Richmond had possibly 6 children by Martha Washburn, and one more son by Hannah Ramsden:

         691      i   Elizabeth Richmond, born on 19 Apr. 1734 in Middleborough,[201] marriage not found.

         692     ii   Lucia5 Richmond, born on 12 Apr. 1736 in Middleborough,[202] probably married (687) Jacob5 Washburn, her first cousin, son of (175) Gideon4 and Mary (Perkins) Washburn, in 1759 in Middleborough,[203] but she apparently died by 1761, and he remarried to Mercy Pool, of Bridgewater, on 3 Dec. 1761 in Bridgewater,[204] and moved to Leicester, MA. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       693    iii   Robert5 Richmond (Jr.), born on 19 Apr. 1738 in Middleborough,[205] was published to marry Dorcas Jones, of Berkley, MA, in 1763,[206] but no record of their marriage was found. He married Martha Hinds, daughter of John and Alice Hinds, of Brookfield, MA, on 4 Nov. 1766 in Brookfield,[207] and they lived in Brookfield. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       694    iv   Martha5 Richmond, born on 26 June 1740 in Middleborough,[208] possibly married John Reed, Jr., of Spencer, Worcester Co., MA, as his second wife, on 11 May 1772 in Brookfield,[209] and they lived in Spencer, MA. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       695    v   Mary5 Richmond, born in ca. 1746,[210] probably in Middleborough, married Elisha Drake, son of James and Miriam Drake,[211] on 1 July 1773 in Brookfield,[212] and they lived in Brookfield, MA. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       696    vi   Anna5 Richmond, born ca. 1748 in Middleborough,[213] married Jacob McCombs on 7 Dec. 1768 in Brookfield,[214] and they also lived in Brookfield. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         697   vii   Ezra5 Richmond, born ca. 1752,[215] married Ruth Seger, of Spencer, MA, on 26 June 1778 in Brookfield,[216] and they also lived in Brookfield. Ezra Richmond served in the Revolutionary War as a Private from Brookfield in Capt. Jonathan Barnes’ Company, and later under Capt. Peter Harwood’s Company in 1775,[217] was living in Brookfield, Worcester Co., MA, in the 1790,[218] 1800,[219] 1810,[220] 1820,[221] 1830,[222] and 1840 federal census,[223] and he was listed as an 88 year old pensioner in Brookfield in the 1840 federal census. He died intestate on 3 May 1842 in Brookfield, aged 90 years.[224] They had children:

a. Ruth6 Richmond, baptized on 5 Dec. 1779 in Brookfield,[225] married Jonathan Olds, son of Josiah and Dorothy (Smith) Olds, of Brookfield,[226] in ca. 1800.[227] He was born on 7 June 1775 in Brookfield,[228] and he was living in Brookfield as a single man in the 1800 federal census.[229] They were possibly living in Belchertown, Hampshire Co., MA, in the 1820,[230] 1830,[231] and 1840 federal censuses.[232] They were not found in the 1850 federal census in Belchertown.

b. Cynthia Richmond, baptized in Oct. 1786 in Brookfield,[233] marriage not found.

c. (Probably others)[234]

 

 

(178.) Elisabeth4 Washburn, youngest daughter of (65) James3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, on 5 Apr. 1710,[235] married Elisha4 Hay­ward (Jr.), son of Elisha3 and Experience (Harvey) Hayward, of Bridgewater,[236] on 7 Oct. 1740 in Bridgewater,[237] and they lived in East Bridgewater. He was a twin, born on 3 May 1710 in Bridgewater,[238] a grandson of Nathaniel2 and Hannah2 (Willis) Hayward, of Bridgewater.[239]

         Elisabeth (Washburn) Hayward died by 1747, and Elisha Hayward (Jr.) remarried to Abigail (Pratt) Eddy, of Halifax, MA, daughter of Jonathan and Margaret (Lock) Pratt (Jr.), of Scituate,[240] MA, and widow of Benjamin Eddy,[241] on 31 July 1747 in West Bridgewater,[242] and they apparently moved to Halifax, MA. She was born on 5 Nov. 1692 in Scituate,[243] and possibly died by 1759. Elisha was possibly the Elisha Hayward who remarried again to the widow Ann (King[?]) May, possibly widow of John May, of Halifax, in ca. 1759 in Halifax.[244] No death or probate records were found for him in Plymouth County.

         Elisha Hayward had probably 4 children by Elisabeth Washburn, and 2 more children by Abigail (Pratt) Eddy:[245]

         698      i   Elisha5 Hayward (3rd), born ca. 1741,[246] possibly married Mercy Whiten, of Plympton, MA, on 10 July 1760 in Plympton.[247] Children not found. He possibly married 2.) Molly/Polly Blanchard, of Stoughton, MA, on 13 Jan. 1778 in Bridgewater.[248] No death or probate records were found for him in Plymouth County. Elisha Hayward was not listed as a head of household in the 1790 federal census in Massachusetts.

+       699     ii   Lt. Jesse5 Hayward, baptized on 28 Mar. 1742 in West Bridgewater,[249] married Mary Harden, daughter of Abraham and Ruth (Perry) Harden, of Pembroke, MA, on 27 Oct. 1763 in Bridgewater,[250] and they lived in Halifax and Bridgewater, MA. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       700    iii   Bettie5 Hayward, baptized on 29 Jan. 1744 in West Bridgewater,[251] married John5 Hayward, her first cousin, son of Jacob4 and Tabitha4 (Hayward) Hayward,[252] on 26 Nov. 1778 in West Bridgewater,[253] and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       701    iv   Caleb5 Hayward, baptized on 14 Sept. 1746 in West Bridgewater,[254] married 1.) (___) Clark, of Plymouth,[255] and 2.) Persis Hayward on 28 Jan. 1773 in Bridgewater,[256] and he lived in East Bridgewater, MA. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         702     v   Hannah5 Hayward, baptized on 2 July 1749,[257] married Abraham Howard or Hayward on 20 Sept. 1787 in Bridgewater.[258] Children not found. Abraham Hayward was living in Bridgewater in the 1790 federal census.[259] No death or probate records were found for him in Plymouth County.

         703    vi   Molly Hayward, baptized on 24 Feb. 1750/1,[260] marriage not found.

 

 

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        [1] Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1916, [hereinafter Bridgewater VRs], Vol. 1, p. 333.

        [2] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 350: Marriage of William Snow and Naomi Whitman, “last of Nov.” 1686 in Bridgewater; Mitchell, Nahum, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Boston, 1840, reprint, Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1983, [hereinafter Mitchell, History of Bridgewater], p. 300; Wood, Ralph V., Jr., Francis Cooke of the Mayflower, The First Five Generations, published as Volume 12 of “Mayflower Families Through Five Generations,” Picton Press, Rockport, ME, 1996, [hereinafter MF5G: Cooke], p. 278; Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987, [hereinafter Torrey, New England Marriages], p. 692; Roser, Susan E., Mayflower Marriages From the Files of George Ernest Bowman, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1990, [hereinafter Roser, Mayflower Marriages], p. 95.

        [3] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 389; Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 96.

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

        [5] Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 94. Rebecca Brown was a daughter of Peter Brown, of the “Mayflower.”

        [6] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 335.

        [7] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #18729, Vol. 5, p. 182. Administration of his estate was granted to son James Snow, of Bridgewater, and mention was made of sons James Snow, William Snow, Eleazer Snow and John Snow, all of Bridgewater, and daughters Bethiah Howard, wife of Elisha Howard, and Susannah Alger, wife of Israel Alger, both of Bridgewater.

        [8] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 559, buried in Scotland Graveyard in Bridgewater.

        [9] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 559, from a private record of burials in South Bridgewater kept by Lt. John Washburn.

        [10] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 301, says they had William 1723, Seth 1725, James 1729, Mary 1731, and Susanna 1736.

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

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

        [13] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 350.

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

        [15] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 306.

        [16] Calculated from the birth of their first child on 25 Nov. 1750.

        [17] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 301.

        [18] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 152-153.

        [19] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 348.

        [20] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 302.

        [21] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 148, 149.

        [22] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 349.

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

        [24] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 330.

        [25] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 235; MF5G: Chilton, p. 55; MF5G: Cooke, p. 279.

        [26] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 387.

        [27] Calculated from her age at death, therefore she had to have been a daughter of Josiah Leonard’s first wife, Margery Washburn.

        [28] Sherman, Robert Moody, and Vincent, Verle Delano, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume 2: James Chilton of the Mayflower, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA, 1978, [hereinafter MF5G: Chilton], pp. 22, 55; Torrey, New England Marriages, pp. 461, 783; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 235.

        [29] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #12638; Vol. 9, p. 458.

        [30] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 18, p. 140.

        [31] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 18, p. 140, Vol. 26, p. 216, Vol. 31, p. 145.

        [32] Konig, David Thomas, ed., Plymouth Court Records 1686-1859, 16 Volumes, Pilgrim Society, May 1978, republished on a CD-ROM, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 2002, [hereinafter Plymouth Co. Court Records], Vol. 5, Court of Common Pleas, Session 5, p. 135.

        [33] Bristol Co. Land Records, Vol. 26, pp. 203, 206.

        [34] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 6, Court of Common Pleas, Session 7, p. 80.

        [35] Bristol Co. Land Records, Vol. 33, p. 301.

        [36] Vital Records of Taunton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1929, [hereinafter Taunton VRs], Vol. 3, p. 210.

        [37] Taunton VRs, Vol. 2, p. 126: marriage of Joseph Crossman and Sarah Alden on 24 Nov. 1685 in Taunton.

        [38] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 385.

        [39] Woodworth-Barnes, Esther Littleford, and Alicia Crane Williams, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Vol. 16, Part 1, Family of John Alden, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1999, [hereinafter MF5G: Alden, pt. 1], p. 325, calculated from his age at death.

        [40] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 194; MF5G: Alden, pt. 1, p. 96.

        [41] MF5G: Alden, pt. 1, p. 37-39; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 8.

        [42] MF5G: Alden, pt. 1, p. 325, taken from Crossman, Robert Owen, A Genealogy of the Crossman Family, Descendants of John and Robert Crossman of Taunton, Massachusetts, 1977, p. 17-18, who found the marriage record at the Old Colony Historical Society, but the marriage was not recorded in the vital records of Easton.

        [43] “Easton, Massachusetts, Bristol County, Births, Deaths and Marriages by Families, 1697-1847,” from FHL [Family History Library] microfilm #1059951, a transcription of the entire town vital records from the incorporation of the town of Easton to about 1843 made in 1880 by Geo. G. Withington, Easton town clerk, [hereinafter Easton VRs], p. 25.

        [44] MF5G: Alden, pt. 1, p. 325, taken from Chaffin, William L., History of the Town of Easton, Massachusetts, Cambridge, MA, 1886, reprinted in 1975, p. 48.

        [45] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 456, from a record of burials kept by Lt. John Washburn of South Bridgewater. Her gravestone apparently has the year as 1783 instead of 1782.

        [46] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 391, marriage intentions recorded 10 Dec. 1743 in Bridgewater.

        [47] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 391.

        [48] Taunton VRs, Vol. 2, p. 195, marriage of Stephen Gary and Mercy Gilbert on 9 Nov. 1711 in Taunton.

        [49] Calculated from the baptism of their first child in Jan. 1746/7.

        [50] Arnold, James N., Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636=1850, Volume 4, Part II, Newport, Providence, RI, 1893, [hereinafter Newport VRs], p. 74, married by Rev. Ezra Stiles.

        [51] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 8, Court of Common Pleas, Session 12, p. 288.

        [52] Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted by Lou Ann Winterrowd of 16 Jan. 2002, who shows Ebenezer Washburn as the son of Silas Washburn, of Putnam Co., NY.

        [53] Vital Records of Plympton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1923, [hereinafter Plympton VRs], p. 385, marriage of David Seears and Phebe Bryant, both of Plympton, on 29 Nov. 1733 in Plympton.

        [54] Merrick, Barbara Lambert, and Alicia Crane Williams, Middleborough, Massachusetts, Vital Records, The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, Volume One: 1986, Volume Two: 1990, [hereinafter Middleborough VRs], Vol. 1, p. 150, married by Silvanus Conant.

        [55] Easton VRs, p. 25, as “Elizer.”

        [56] Easton VRs, p. 25.

        [57] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 131; MF5G: Alden, pt. 1, pp. 325-326, 327-328.

        [58] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 100.

        [59] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 69, which does not have the year; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 131, which has the year as 1726.

        [60] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 131.

        [61] MF5G: Alden, pt. 1, p. 96-97.

        [62] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 318.

        [63] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 100.

        [64] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 321.

        [65] Easton VRs, p. 48.

        [66] Easton VRs, p. 48.

        [67] Easton VRs, p. 23.

        [68] Easton VRs, p. 23.

        [69] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 121, but Mitchell does not identify the husband of Alice Brett.

        [70] Easton VRs, p. 152, married by Rev. Archibald Campbell; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 100.

        [71] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 54.

        [72] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 120.

        [73] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 44, Easton Town, Bristol County, the Daniel Crosman household had 1 free white male aged 16 or over, 2 free white males under 16, and 4 free white females.

        [74] Easton VRs, p. 23.

        [75] Easton VRs, p. 166, married by Rev. William Reed.

        [76] Easton VRs, p. 25.

        [77] Easton VRs, p. 25.

        [78] MF5G: Alden, pt. 1, p. 326, because he was not mentioned in the will of his grandfather, Thomas Pratt, in 1736.

        [79] Easton VRs, p. 25.

        [80] Easton VRs, p. 25.

        [81] Easton VRs, p. 106; Norton VRs, p. 219, she is called “A transsiant person.”

        [82] Easton VRs, p. 25.

        [83] MF5G: Alden, pt. 1, p. 326.

        [84] Vital Records of Norton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1906, [hereinafter Norton VRs], p. 218, the marriage not recorded in Easton.

        [85] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 49, Norton Town, Bristol County, the David Lincoln household had 2 free white males aged 16 or over and 3 free white females. Nearby was the family of David Lincoln, Jr.

        [86] Norton VRs, p. 383, buried in the First Place Burial in Norton.

        [87] Norton VRs, p. 383.

        [88] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 45, Easton Town, Bristol County, the Seth Pratt household had 2 free white males aged 16 or over, 3 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females.

        [89] Easton VRs, p. 187.

        [90] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 328.

        [91] Sherman, Robert M., and Robert S. Wakefield, “Robert Sprout of Scituate, MA., and his wife Elizabeth Samson,” The American Genealogist, Vol. 61, No. 4, [July/October 1986], pp. 202-203.

        [92] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 31.

        [93] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 9.

        [94] Westgate, Alice Wilma Andrews, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume 2: Thomas Rogers of the Mayflower, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1978, [hereinafter MF5G: Rogers], pp. 167, 204, 306.

        [95] Sherman, Robert M., and Robert S. Wakefield, “Robert Sprout of Scituate, MA., and his wife Elizabeth Samson,” The American Genealogist, Vol. 61, No. 4, [July/October 1986], pp. 202-203.

        [96] MF5G: Rogers, pp. 155, 204.

        [97] MF5G: Cooke, p. 280, from Plymouth County Probate Docket #16840.

        [98] MF5G: Rogers, p. 307.

        [99] MF5G: Cooke, p. 280.

        [100] Calculated from the birth of their son, Amos Washburn, on 8 Apr. 1842.

        [101] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 253.

        [102] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 6, The Court of Common Pleas, Session 8, p. 273.

        [103] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 3, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 2, p. 17-18.

        [104] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 3, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 2, pp. 117, 121, 248, 354, and Session 3, pp. 15, 35, 52, 173, 221, 254, 285, 313, 358.

        [105] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 7, Court of Common Pleas, Session 10, p. 245.

        [106] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #21952; Vol. 17, p. 180.

        [107] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #21915; Vol. 19, pp. 407, 408.

        [108] Wood, Deacon Alfred, Record of Deaths, Middleboro, Massachusetts, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, 1947, [hereinafter Wood, Middleboro Deaths], p. 220.

        [109] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #21951. His will was apparently not recorded, but there is an abstract of his will made by George Ernest Bowman from the original document published in Roser, Susan E., Mayflower Deeds & Probates From the Files of George Ernest Bowman, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1994, p. 184.

        [110] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 326, says he had Amos, Edward and Abiel.

        [111] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 69.

        [112] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 69.

        [113] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 325, “second child of Edward Washborn.”

        [114] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 69.

        [115] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 55, marriage intentions recorded 1 Oct. 1759 in Middleborough.

        [116] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 155, Vol. 2, p. 61.

        [117] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 326.

        [118] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 138.

        [119] Thatcher Papers, Vol. I: Haskins.

        [120] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 57, marriage intentions recorded 25 Dec. 1762 in Middleborough.

        [121] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 333.

        [122] Tilden, Robert J., “Persses?….Persis Who?”, The Mayflower Quarterly, Nov. 1991, pp. 330-334; MF5G: Cooke, p. 280; Cushman, Joseph Augustine, The First Seven Generations of the Cushman Family in New England, 1984, [hereinafter Cushman, Joseph A., Cushman Family in New England], pp. 17, 31.

        [123] Kingston VRs, p. 298. Henry Wyles Cushman, Historical and Biographical Genealogy of the Cushmans: The Descendants of Robert Cushman, the Puritan, From the year 1617 to 1855, Boston, 1855, [hereinafter Cushman, Henry W., Cushman Genealogy], p. 131, errs in assigning John Waterman, of Plymouth, as the husband of Hannah Cushman, daughter of Robert Cushman.

        [124] Van Antwerp, Lee D., Vital Records of Plymouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, Picton Press, Camden, ME, 1993, [hereinafter Plymouth VRs], p. 34; Cushman, Joseph A., Cushman Family in New England, 1964, p. 17.

        [125] Cushman, Joseph A., Cushman Family in New England, p. 13; Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 234.

        [126] Cushman, Joseph A., Cushman Family in New England, p. 12.

        [127] Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 206.

        [128] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #5883.

        [129] Bristol Co. Land Records, Vol. 25, p. 356.

        [130] Bristol Co. Land Records, Vol. 37, p. 348.

        [131] Bristol Co. Land Records, Vol. 37, p. 258.

        [132] Bristol Co. Land Records, Vol. 37, p. 375.

        [133] Bristol Co. Land Records, Vol. 45, p. 536.

        [134] Bristol Co. Land Records, Vol. 49, p. 257.

        [135] Bristol Co. Land Records, Vol. 49, p. 267.

        [136] Bristol Co. Land Records, Vol. 49, p. 263.

        [137] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 326, says they had Peter 1728, Moses 1730, Robert 1733, and Ira 1735.

        [138] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 334.

        [139] Vital Records of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1929, 3 volumes, [hereinafter Dartmouth VRs], Vol. 2, p. 526.

        [140] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 333.

        [141] Dartmouth VRs, Vol. 2, p. 526.

        [142] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 575.

        [143] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 334.

        [144] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 330.

        [145] Vital Records of Rochester, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1914, [hereinafter Rochester VRs], Vol. 2, p. 155, marriage intentions of Nathan Hammond, Jr., and Mary Barlow recorded on 17 Nov. 1739 in Rochester.

        [146] Dartmouth VRs, Vol. 2, p. 525; Rochester VRs, Vol. 2, p. 311.

        [147] Rochester VRs, Vol. 2, p. 141, marriage of Daniel Griffeth and Mary Edwards on 28 Sept. 1729 in Rochester.

        [148] Dartmouth VRs, Vol. 2, p. 525.

        [149] Dartmouth VRs, Vol. 2, p. 525.

        [150] Dartmouth VRs, Vol. 2, p. 138, marriage of Francis Crapo and Patience Spooner on 13 Feb. 1734/5 in Dartmouth.

        [151] Dartmouth VRs, Vol. 2, p. 526; Rochester VRs, Vol. 2, p. 311.

        [152] Dartmouth VRs, Vol. 2, p. 526. I have no proof yet that Hannah Washburn was a daughter of Moses and Hannah (Cushman) Washburn, except that she was married in Dartmouth in the right time frame to have been a daughter of Moses Washburn, she was possibly named for her mother, and there were no other Washburns living in Dartmouth who were of the right age to have been her parents.

        [153] Dartmouth VRs, Vol. 2, p. 526, marriage intentions recorded 12 Dec. 1767 in Dartmouth. I have found no proof yet that Lydia Washburn was a daughter of Moses and Hannah (Cushman) Washburn, except that she was married in Dartmouth in the right time frame to have been a daughter of Moses Washburn, and there were no other Washburns living in Dartmouth who were of the right age to have been her parents.

        [154] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 329.

        [155] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 265; MF5G: Cooke, p. 281.

        [156] Estimated from the birth of Gideon Washburn in 1704, and the birth of their eldest child in ca. 1725.

        [157] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 256.

        [158] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 192, which gives his wife’s name as Sarah Latham, but corrected to Susanna Latham in Libby, Charles Thornton, Mary Chilton’s Title to Celebrity, Boston, 1926, reprint, Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, 1978, p. 11-12; MF5G: Chilton, pp. 14, 30.

        [159] MF5G: Chilton, p. 13-14.

        [160] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 2, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 8, p. 91.

        [161] MF5G: Chilton, p. 31, taken from Plymouth County Probate Docket #10802.

        [162] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 6, Court of Common Pleas, Session 6, p. 302.

        [163] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 6, Court of Common Pleas, Session 6, p. 465.

        [164] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 6, Court of Common Pleas, Session 7, p. 146.

        [165] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 46, p. 91; Vol. 47, p. 32; and Vol. 50, p. 69.

        [166] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 326.

        [167] Bradway, Bette Innes, “Francis Cooke/Gideon5 Washburn addition,” The Mayflower Quarterly, Vol. 66, No. 1 [March 2000], p. 91, taken from a typescript copy of the Leicester, MA Vital Records marked “Hartman Collection” in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Library in New York, p. 18, which includes many records not included in the published Leicester, MA Vital Records to 1850.

        [168] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 326, says they had Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Gideon and Luke.

        [169] He is thought to have had a first wife before Mary Weston because of the age of his apparent son, Sgt. James Washburn, who was born in 1746. Mitchell, in History of Bridgewater, p. 326, does not name the wife of Abraham Washburn.

        [170] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 119.

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

        [172] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 387.

        [173] Calculated from his age at death.

        [174] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 54, marriage intentions recorded 19 Mar. 1759 in Middleborough, “both of Middleboo.”

        [175] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 387, where he is called “Jacob Washburn, gentleman, of Middleborough.”

        [176] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 255; Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 26, marriage of Samuel Packard Junr and Anne Leach, both of Bridgwater, on 3 July 1722 by Jacob Tomson, Justice of the Peace in Middleborough.

        [177] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 389.

        [178] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 336.

        [179] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 386.

        [180] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 335.

        [181] MF5G: Cooke, p. 112.

        [182] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 391.

        [183] Bristol Co. Probate Vol. 13, p. 427. The inventory included “one pair of shoes for said Caswell...and two pair of small ones & pair of Leathers...”

        [184] Bristol Co. Probate Vol. 15, p. 290.

        [185] Bris­tol Co. Probate Vol. 16, p. 26.

        [186] Per the FamilySearch Pedigree Resource Files of Henry Caswell and Sarah Washburn submitted by Virginia Wegenast, of Mukilteo, WA, Eric Wall, of Stoneham, MA, and Harry Hadaway, of Bow, NH, but her death is not recorded in the vital records of Taunton.

        [187] The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 39, p. 192.

        [188] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 332.

        [189] MF5G: Rogers, pp. 204, 305-306.

        [190] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 383.

        [191] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 6.

        [192] MF5G: Rogers, p. 167.

        [193] MF5G: Rogers, p. 204; Sherman, Robert M., and Robert S. Wakefield, “Robert Sprout of Scituate, MA., and his wife Elizabeth Samson,” The American Genealogist, Vol. 61, No. 4, [July/October 1986], pp. 202-203.

        [194] Taunton VRs, Vol. 1, p. 365.

        [195] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #16840.

        [196] Van Antwerp, Lee Douglas, and Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Nine, Family of Francis Eaton, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1996, [hereinafter MF5G: Eaton], p. 91.

        [197] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 110; Vol. 2, p. 44 (marriage intentions.)

        [198] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 87.

        [199] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #16358; Vol. 30, p. 255.

        [200] Whitmore, W.H., “Second Precinct of Brookfield, Tax List,” The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 20 [Apr. 1866], p. 161.

        [201] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 67.

        [202] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 67.

        [203] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 54, marriage intentions recorded 19 Mar. 1759 in Middleborough, “both of Middleboo.”

        [204] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 387, where he is called “Jacob Washburn, gentleman, of Middleborough.”

        [205] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 67.

        [206] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 58: Marriage intentions between Mr. Robert Richmond, of Middleborough, and Darcas Jones, of Barkley, on 12 Feb. 1763 in Middleborough. This couldn’t have been a third marriage of his father, because Robert Richmond (Sr.) was still the son-in-law of Thomas Ramsden, of Middleborough, in 1785.

        [207] Vital Records of Brookfield, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, Systematic History Fund, Worcester, MA, 1909, [hereinafter Brookfield VRs], p. 399.

        [208] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 67.

        [209] Brookfield VRs, p. 399.

        [210] Calculated from her age at death.

        [211] His parents from the FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Fred E. Sawyer, of American Falls, ID, Clifford G. Boyce, of Aurora, CO, Betty Paulsen, of Menan, ID, and others.

        [212] Brookfield VRs, p. 399, as Mary “Richman.”

        [213] Estimated from the date of her marriage in 1768.

        [214] Brookfield VRs, p. 399.

        [215] Calculated from his age at death, therefore must have been a son of Hannah (Ramsden) Richmond.

        [216] Brookfield VRs, p. 399.

        [217] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, 17Volumes, Vol. 13, p. 285.

        [218] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 216, Brookfield Town, Worcester County, the Ezra Richmond household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older and 7 free white females.

        [219] 1800 Federal Census, Brookfield, Second Parish, Worcester Co., MA, p. 261, the Ezra Richmond household had 1 male aged 45 or over, 2 females under 10, 1 female aged 10-15 years, 3 females aged 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

        [220] 1810 Federal Census, Brookfield, Worcester Co., MA, p. 45, the Ezra Richmond household had 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female under 10, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

        [221] 1820 Federal Census, North Brookfield, Worcester Co., MA, p. 178, the Ezra Richmond household had 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female aged 16-25 years, 1 female aged 26-44 years, 1 female aged 45 or over, and had 1 person engaged in manufacturing.

        [222] 1830 Federal Census, Brookfield, Worcester Co., MA, p. 518, the Ezra Richmond household had 1 male aged 70-79 years, and 2 females aged 40-49 years.

        [223] 1840 Federal Census, Brookfield, Worcester Co., MA, p. 198, the Ezra Richmond household had 1 male aged 80-89 years, 2 females aged 50-59 years, 1 person engaged in agriculture, and Ezra Richmond was listed as an 88 year old Revolutionary War Pensioner.

        [224] Brookfield VRs, p. 527, buried in Evergreen Cemetery, East Brookfield, “A Revolutionary Soldier,” Worcester Co. Probate Dockets #50491, 50492.

        [225] Brookfield VRs, p. 192.

        [226] Brookfield VRs, p. 378: Marriage of Josiah Olds and Dorothy Smith on 25 May 1766 in Brookfield.

        [227] Brookfield VRs, p. 399, marriage intentions recorded 19 Oct. 1800 in Brookfield.

        [228] Brookfield VRs, p. 167.

        [229] 1800 Federal Census, Brookfield, Worcester Co., MA, p. 267, the Jonathan Olds household had only 1 male aged 16-25 years.

        [230] 1820 Federal Census, Belchertown township, Hampshire Co., MA, p. 183, the Jonathan Olds household had 1 male under 10, 3 males aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 2 females under 10, 2 females aged 16-25 years, and 3 persons engaged in agriculture. He was living next door to a Daniel Olds, who was also in the 26-44 year age bracket.

        [231] 1830 Federal Census, Belchertown, Hampshire Co., MA, p. 502, the Jonathan Olds household had 1 male under 5, 1 male aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years,  1 female aged 10-14 years, and 1 female aged 40-49 years. Living nearby was the family of Darius Olds.

        [232] 1840 Federal Census, Belchertown, Hampshire Co., MA, p. 363, the Jonathan Olds household had 1 male aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 15-19 years, 1 male aged 50-59 years, 1 female aged 50-59 years, and 1 person engaged in agriculture. Living next door was again the family of Daniel Olds.

        [233] Brookfield VRs, p. 192.

        [234] They possibly had 4 more daughters by the 1790 federal census, unless some of Ezra’s brother Robert Richmond’s family were living with Ezra in the 1790 census.

        [235] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 328.

        [236] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 170: Marriage of Elisha Hayward and Experience Harvey on 20 Jan. 1708/9 in Bridgewater; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 178; MF5G: Cooke, p. 283.

        [237] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 386.

        [238] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 146.

        [239] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 177.

        [240] Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1909, [hereinafter Scituate VRs], Vol. 2, p. 240, marriage of Jonathan Pratt and Marget Loc on 8 Jan. 1691/2 in Scituate.

        [241] Bowman, George Ernest, Vital Records of the Town of Halifax, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, 1905, [hereinafter Halifax VRs], p. 1, death of Benjamin Eddy on 24 Sept. 1744 in Halifax.

        [242] Vital Records of West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter West Bridgewater VRs], p. 142; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 170; Halifax VRs, p. 57, marriage intentions recorded between Elisha Hayward Senr of Bridgwater and widow Abigail Eddy of Halifax, on 11 July 1747 in Halifax.

        [243] Scituate VRs, Vol. 1, p. 299.

        [244] Halifax VRs, p. 60, marriage intentions recorded between Elisha Hayward and widow Ann May both of Halifax, on 10 Apr. 1759 in Halifax.

        [245] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 180, says he had Elisha, Jesse 1742, Caleb 1746, Betty, Molly and Hannah.

        [246] Estimated from his parents’ marriage in 1740 and his marriage in 1760.

        [247] Plympton VRs, p. 335. He was “of Halafax.”

        [248] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 170.

        [249] West Bridgewater VRs, p. 50.

        [250] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 172. He was “of Halifax.”

        [251] West Bridgewater VRs, p. 49.

        [252] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 180.

        [253] West Bridgewater VRs, p. 142; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 169.

        [254] West Bridgewater VRs, p. 49.

        [255] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 180.

        [256] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 169.

        [257] MF5G: Cooke, p. 283. Her baptism not found in the West Bridgewater or Bridgewater Vital Records.

        [258] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 171.

        [259] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 167, Bridgewater Town, Plymouth County, the Abraham Hayward household had 1 free white male 16 or over and 3 free white females.

        [260] MF5G: Cooke, p. 283. Her baptism not found in the West Bridgewater or Bridgewater Vital Records.