~~ Plymouth Colony and Massachusetts ~~

--- Fourth Generation in America ---

 

Families of the Children of Joseph3 Washburn and Hannah Latham

 

 

The grandchildren of Joseph Washburn and Hannah Latham represent another of the larger branches of the Washburn family, and also contain a number of prominent men of 19th century New England. The children of sons Miles, Jonathan and Ebenezer Washburn are very uncertain at this point, and are subject to change in the future as more information becomes available.

 

 

 

 

John1 Washburn (4th)

 

 

John2 Washburn (5th)

 

 

 

 

Margery1 Moore

 

Joseph3 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

Experience1 Mitchell

 

 

Elizabeth2 Mitchell

 

 

 

 

Jane2 Cooke

Miles4 Washburn

 

 

 

Hephzibah4 Washburn

 

 

 

Jonathan4 Washburn

 

 

 

Joseph4 Washburn (Jr.)

 

 

 

Mary4 Washburn

 

 

 

Ebenezer4 Washburn

 

 

 

Ephraim4 Washburn

 

 

 

Rebecca4 Washburn

 

 

 

Edward4 Washburn

 

 

 

Hannah4 Washburn

 

 

 

Benjamin4 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

Robert1 Latham

 

 

Hannah2 Latham

 

 

 

 

 

John1 Winslow

 

 

Susanna2 Winslow

 

 

 

 

Mary2 Chilton

 

(128.) Miles4 Washburn, eldest son of (59) Joseph3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, in ca. 1677/8,[1] married 1.) Susanna Perry[?],[2] possibly daughter of Benjamin and Dinah (Swift) Perry, of Sandwich,[3] MA, in ca. 1722.[4] She was born on 27 Dec. 1701 in Sandwich,[5] a granddaughter of Ezra and Elizabeth (Burge) Perry.[6]

         Miles Washburn served on a Petit Jury in Plymouth County in Mar. 1698/9,[7] therefore must have been born ca. 1678 or earlier, making him the eldest son of Joseph Washburn.[8] They settled first in Plympton, MA. On 4 Aug. 1723 Joseph Washburn deeded land in Plympton to his loving son Miles Washburn,[9] and on 27 Mar. 1727 Joseph Washburn, blacksmith, deeded to Miles Washburn, blacksmith, his 1/4 part of a meadow in Plympton held in partnership with John Watson, of Plymouth, and Edward Washburn, of Plympton.[10] In June 1725 Joseph Haskall, of Rochester, carpenter, sued Miles Washburne of Plimton, yeoman, over a £30 bond dated 25 May 1724, and an unpaid bill dated 30 Dec. 1723.[11] In Sept. 1726 Miles Washburne of Plympton and John Benson of Roachester, husbandman, sued Isaac Baker, cooper, and Eleazar Hatheway, a blomer, both of Roachester, over an unpaid bond dated 27 Apr. 1726.[12] On 6 Sept. 1738 Miles and Edward Washburn, of Plympton, sold land in Plympton that had been purchased by their father Joseph Washburn on 15 Apr. 1718 from John Benson.[13] In Dec. 1738 Miles Washburne of Plymton, yeoman, brought suit against James Shurtleff of Plymouth, cordwainer, over a bond of £36 dated 21 Sept. 1737, and against Joseph Benson of Middleborough, labourer, and Joshua Benson of Plymton, labourer, over a note for £8.4s. dated 10 May 1738.[14] Miles Washburn and George Barrows agreed on a division of land Miles had received from his father, Joseph Washburn, on 21 Oct. 1741.[15] In Sept. 1743 Miles Washburne of Plymton, labourer, sued Samuel Burge of Warham, husbandman, over a note of £16.10s dated 5 Feb. 1742/3.[16]

         In March 1745 Miles Washburne, of Plimton, yeoman, was presented in court for “publishing and uttering the false and Scandalous words following, Maliciously intending to Deceive Others, of and Concerning the Rev. Mr. Nathaniel Ells of Scituate...That he, the said Mr. Ells at Plimouth aforesaid in the month of July A.D. 1744 in the face and hearing of the Superior Court then and there Setting was Guilty of takeing a false oath, whereby his Carecter and Function is Greatly Scandalized and Brought into Contempt Amongst his Majesties Good Subjects and he the said Mr. Ells is Greatly Injured and Damnfied thereby.” Washburn pleaded not guilty to the incident, which had occurred on 20 Feb. 1744/5, but the jury found him guilty, and he was ordered to pay 20 shillings, and obtain sureties for his good behavior in the future. His brother Ephraim Washburn, and Silas Briggs, of Rochester, stood as his sureties.[17]

         Miles Washburn moved to Dutchess Co., NY, by 1751, when he mortgaged some land, and was listed in Dutchess County Tax Lists from 1753 to 1768,[18] but he was listed as a witness in a land division in Wareham, MA, in 1760.[19] He was chosen as a “Fence Viewer” at the first town meeting for the Precinct of Amenia held in April 1762,[20] and he again mortgaged land in Amenia, NY, on 24 Sept. 1770.[21] His wife Susanna apparently died by 1763, and he remarried to 2.) Reliance4 (Gibbs) Tobey, daughter of Benjamin3 and Anne (Tupper) Gibbs, of Sandwich, MA,[22] and widow of Ephraim Tobey,[23] of Sharon, CT, on 24 July 1763 in Sharon,[24] at which time he was called “of Oblong,” NY. She was born on 11 July 1719 in Sandwich,[25] and had married first to Ephraim Tobey in ca. 1737.[26] Miles Washburn died intestate in ca. 1772 in Amenia, NY, and his son Daniel Washburn was supposedly granted administration of his estate in 1772.[27]

         Miles Washburn and Susanna Perry had children:[28]

         445      i   Mary5 Washburn, born on 7 May 1724 in Plympton, MA,[29] marriage not found.[30]

+       446     ii   Daniel5 Washburn, born on 14 Apr. 1726 in Plympton,[31] supposedly married 1.) (484) Patience5 Washburn, his first cousin, daughter of (133) Ebenezer4 and Patience (Miles) Washburn, of New Milford, CT,[32] in Feb. 1750 in New Milford,[33] and 2.) Mary (___) in ca. 1763,[34] and they moved to Amenia, Dutchess Co., NY. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         447     iii   Hannah Washburn, born on 31 Aug. 1728 in Plympton,[35] marriage not found.

         448    iv   Dinah Washburn, born on 26 May 1731 in Plympton,[36] marriage not found.

+       449    v   (Possibly) Susanna5 Washburn, born ca. 1734, married Josiah Perry, son of Benja­min and Deborah (Johnson) Perry (Jr.), of Stoughton, MA, in 1765 in Oblong District, Dutchess Co., NY,[37] and supposedly moved to Saratoga Co., NY. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       450    vi   Meribah5 Washburn, born on 4 Mar. 1736/7 in Plympton,[38] supposedly married Paul Blackmer, son of Joseph and Marcy (Sears) Blackmer, of Rochester, MA,[39] in ca. 1755,[40] and lived in New Marlborough, MA. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         451    vii   (Supposedly) Joel Washburn, born say ca. 1740 in Plympton, no further record found.[41]

 

 

(129.) Hephzibah4 Washburn, probably eldest daughter of (59) Joseph3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, ca. 1681,[42] married Benjamin3 Leach, Esq., son of Giles2 and Anne (Nokes) Leach, of West Bridgewater,[43] on 8 Sept. 1702 in Bridgewater.[44] He was supposedly a grandson of Lawrence1 and Elizabeth Leach, of Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony.

         On 31 Dec. 1702 Giles Leach deeded land to his “youngest son Benjamin Leach.”[45] Hephzibah (Washburn) Leach died on 4 Apr. 1750 in Bridgewater,[46] and Benjamin Leach, Esq., died on 13 July 1764 in Bridgewater,[47] but no probate records were found for either of them in Plymouth County.

         Hephzibah Washburn and Benjamin Leach had children, order uncertain:[48]

+       452     i   Anne4 Leach, born on 19 July 1703 in Bridgewater,[49] married Samuel3 Packard, son of Nathaniel2 and Lydia (Smith[?]) Packard, of Bridgewater,[50] on 3 July 1722 in Middleborough,[51] and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       453     ii   Deacon Joseph4 Leach, born on 9 Oct. 1705 in Bridgewater,[52] married Anna Harris on 14 Jan. 1735/6 in Bridgewater,[53] and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         454     iii   Mary Leach, born on 1 May 1708 in Bridgewater,[54] marriage not found.

         455    iv   (Supposedly) Nathan4 Leach, born say 1709 in Bridgewater,[55] possibly married Deborah4 (Sampson) Leach,[56] daughter of Joseph3 and Anne3 (Tilson) Sampson,[57] of Plympton, and widow of Ebenezer Leach, of Bridgewater,[58] on 14 Nov. 1771 in Bridgewater,[59] but they probably had no children. She was born on 22 Aug. 1706 in Plympton,[60] and she may have been the widow Deborah Leach who died on 17 Mar. 1795 in Bridgewater, aged 89 [sic] years.[61] No death or probate records were found for him in Plymouth County.

+       456    v   Sarah4 Leach, born on 29 Apr. 1711 in Bridgewater,[62] married Timothy Leach, her first cousin, son of John and Alice Leach,[63] on 5 Dec. 1732 in Bridgewater,[64] and they moved to Amherst, MA. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       457    vi   Benjamin4 Leach (Jr.), born on 14 Sept. 1713 in Bridgewater,[65] married (438) Hannah3 Keith, daughter of John2 and (127) Hannah4 (Washburn) Keith,[66] on 10 Jan. 1739/40 in Bridgewater,[67] and they probably lived in South Bridgewater. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         458    vii   Ichabod Leach, born on 8 May 1716 in Bridgewater,[68] died on 11 Dec. 1722 in Bridgewater.[69]

         459   viii   Benanuel4 Leach, a twin, born on 4 May 1718 in Bridgewater,[70] married 1.) Betty Perkins on 26 May 1741 in Bridgewater,[71] but she died on 24 Dec. 1743 in Bridgewater,[72] and he remarried to 2.) Elisabeth4 Edson, daughter of Samuel3 and Mary (Dean) Edson (3rd),[73] on 6 June 1745 in Bridgewater.[74] She was born on 16 Dec. 1722 in Bridgewater,[75] and died in 1757 in Bridgewater.[76] He possibly remarried again to 3.) Mehitabel Allen, daugh­ter of Benjamin and Mehitabel4 (Cary) Allen, of East Bridgewater.[77] She was baptized on 27 Feb. 1736/7 in East Bridgewater,[78] a granddaughter of Ephraim3 and Hannah (Waldo) Cary.[79] Benanuel Leach was accused by Sarah Buker, singlewoman of Bridgewater, of being the father of a “Bastard Child born of her Body on the 5th of October last” in January 1760.[80] No death or probate records were found for Benanuel Leach in Plymouth County, and he was not listed as a head of household in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census. He had at least 3 children, presumably by Elizabeth Edson:[81]

a. (Unnamed child), died on 1 Oct. 1756 in Bridgewater.[82]

b. (Unnamed child), died in 1757 in Bridgewater.[83]

c. (Unnamed child), died on 4 Sept. 1758 in Bridgewater.[84]

d. (Possibly others)[85]

         460    ix   Jerahmeel Leach, a twin, born on 4 May 1718 in Bridgewater,[86] marriage not found. He was not listed as a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census.

         461     x   Nokes Leach, born on 30 Mar. 1720/1 in Bridgewater,[87] marriage not found. He was not listed as a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census.

         462    xi   Susanna4 Leach, born on 25 Oct. 1722 in Bridgewater,[88] married (425) Ezra5 Washburn, son of (126) Capt. Benjamin4 and Bethiah (Kingman) Washburn,[89] on 20 July 1742 in Bridgewater.[90] He was born ca. 1717, a grandson of (58) Samuel3 and Deborah2 (Packard) Washburn.[91] They moved to Oakham, Worcester Co., MA, then to Stafford, Tolland Co., CT. (See the family of Ezra Washburn in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       463   xii   Hannah4 Leach, born on 4 Mar. 1725 in Bridgewater,[92] married Solomon Leach, her first cousin, son of John and Alice Leach, of Bridgewater, as his third wife,[93] in 1743 in Bridgewater,[94] and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       464  xiii   (Possibly) Phebe4 Leach, born say ca. 1726 in Bridgewater,[95] married Abner4 Fobes, son of William3 and Thankful (Dwelley) Fobes,[96] in ca. 1748,[97] and they moved to Uxbridge, Worcester Co., MA. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         465   xiv   (Possibly) Eunice Leach, born say 1728 in Bridgewater,[98] marriage not found.[99]

 

 

(130.) Jonathan4 Washburn, probably second son of (59) Joseph3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, in ca. 1683,[100] married 1.) Rebecca Perry, daughter of Ezra and Rebecca (Freeman) Perry (Jr.), of Sandwich, MA,[101] on 24 Dec. 1711 in Sandwich.[102] She was born on 2 Oct. 1689 in Sandwich, a granddaughter of Edmund and Rebecca (Prence) Freeman.[103]

         In July 1701 Jonathan Washbourne “Junr” of Bridgwater was in court and ordered to pay a fine of £5 and court costs or to be publicly whipped 20 stripes for “his abusive and uncivil behaviour to Elizabeth Canaday Late of said Bridgwater by Thrusting up or putting of a skunk under the Cloaths to her Naked Body And then saying he had Done the office of a midwife.” Isaac Harris Junr, of Bridgwater, was also fined for being an accessory to the act. Both defendants chose the fine over the “stripes.”[104] Samuel Pratt, of Middleboro, and Isaac Harris, of Bridgwater, were sureties for Washbourne and Harris.[105]

         Rebecca (Perry) Washburn died in ca. 1718. The will of Ezra Perry, of Sandwich, dated 21 Oct. 1728, mentions “the three children of my daughter Rebecca by her husband Jonathan Washburn.”[106] Rebecca (Freeman) Perry deeded land in Namskaket and Middleborough, MA, to the children of her daughter Rebecca Washburn, deceased. Jonathan Washburn remarried to 2.) Rebecca Johnson, of Hingham, MA, on 17 Dec. 1719 in Boston, MA.[107] It is not known if he had any other children by Rebecca Johnson, but none were recorded in Plymouth Co., MA.

         In March 1735/6 Prince Hawse of Yarmouth, yeoman, filed suit against Jonathan Washburn, yeoman, Silas Washburn, and Lemuell Washburn, labourers, all of Bridgwater, for ejectment from a tract of land in “the Thousand Acres, formerly known as Govenour Princes and Major Josiah Winslows purchase” in Bridgwater that Howse had received in the division of the estate of Jerimiah House of Yarmouth, but that Washburn had entered and refused to yield. The Jury found for the plaintiff, but the Washburns entered an appeal. Cornelius Bennitt of Middleborough, “phisition” entered a similar suit against Jonathan Washburn, yeoman, Silas Washburn and Lemuell Washburn, labourers, for ejectment from the portion he had inherited.[108] In Sept. 1736 Jonathan Washburn of Bridgwater, Innholder, received a license to sell liquor at retail.[109]

         No death or probate records were found for Jonathan Washburn in Plymouth County, and he may have died in New York or New Jersey, since all three of his children apparently moved to that part of the country.

         Jonathan Washburn had three children by Rebecca Perry:[110]

+       466     i   Silas5 Washburn, born on 11 Feb. 1712/13 in Bridgewater,[111] married (____), and probably moved to Carmel, Putnam Co., NY. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         467     ii   Lemuel5 Washburn, born on 18 Aug. 1714 in Bridgewater.[112] In Sept. 1733 Lemuel Washburn and Samuel Edson III, both of Bridgwater, labourers, were presented in court for “prophaning the Sabbath” on 4 June 1733 at the meeting house in South Bridgwater, where they “did Whisper and Laff and divert themselves” during the service.[113] He possibly married and moved to New Jersey. Children not found. He is possibly the Lemuel Washburn who was living in Sussex Co., NJ, in the 1740s, but he was not a head of household in New Jersey in the 1790 federal census.

+       468    iii   Susanna5 Washburn, born ca. 1716 in Bridgewater, was still unmarried and living in Bridgewater in Mar. 1739, had a son born out-of-wedlock in ca. 1735.[114] She is thought to have possibly married George McCoy, of New Jersey.[115] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

 

 

(131.) Joseph4 Washburn (Jr.), probably third son of (59) Joseph3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, in ca. 1686, married Hannah John­son, daughter of Capt. Isaac and Abiah (Leavitt) (Lazell) Johnson, of West Bridgewater,[116] in ca. 1715.[117] She was born on 17 Jan. 1694/5 in Hingham, MA,[118] a granddaughter of Deacon John and Sarah (Gilman) Leavitt, of Hingham.[119]

         Joseph Washburn (Jr.) was a blacksmith, like his father. On 21 Mar. 1731 Joseph Washburn, blacksmith, sold his homestead land in Bridgewater on the eastern side of the Satucket River to John Johnson,[120] and on 11 Dec. 1738 Joseph Washburn and wife Hannah, of Bridgewater, sold their homestead farm in Bridgewater to Robert Latham,[121] and they moved from Bridgewater to Middletown, Hartford Co., CT, in ca. 1739, then to Leicester, Worcester Co., MA, in 1745. In Sept. 1741 Nicholas Sever, Esq., of Kingston, sued Joseph Washburne of “Middleton, Coneticut, alias Joseph Washburn Sr. of Bridgwater,” blacksmith, over a £70 bond dated 19 Dec. 1738, which Washburn appealed.[122]

         Joseph Washburn (Jr.) died in 1759 in Leicester,[123] and Hannah (Johnson) Washburn died in 1780 in Leicester, aged 87 [sic] years,[124] but no probate records were found for either of them in Worcester Co., MA.

         Joseph Washburn (Jr.) and Hannah Johnson had chil­dren,[125] order uncertain:

+       469     i   Joseph5 Washburn (3rd), born ca. 1716 in Bridgewater, MA, married Lucia “Lucy” Boardman, daughter of Moses and Silence (Cornwall) Boardman, of Middletown, Hartford Co., CT,[126] on 24 Dec. 1741 in Middletown,[127] and settled in Middletown, CT. (Con­tinued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       470     ii   Phebe5 Washburn, born ca. 1718 in Bridgewater, married 1.) Samuel Kingman (Jr.), son of Samuel and Mary (Mitchell) Kingman,[128] on 3 Feb. 1736/7 in Bridgewater,[129] and 2.) Jonathan Tryon on 28 Nov. 1751 in Middletown, CT.[130] She lived in Lebanon and Middletown, CT. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       471    iii   Elijah5 Washburn, born ca. 1720 in Bridgewater, married Hannah Taylor on 23 Dec. 1746 in Leicester, MA,[131] and they probably lived near Leicester. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       472    iv   Col. Seth5 Washburn, Esq., born on 19 May 1723 in Bridgewater,[132] married 1.) Mary Harwood, daughter of Nathaniel Harwood, on 12 Apr. 1750 in Leicester,[133] and 2.) Sarah (Denny) Sargeant, daughter of Daniel and Rebeckah (Jones) Denny,[134] and widow of Thomas Sargeant, of Leicester,[135] on 30 Apr. 1788 in Leicester,[136] and he lived in Leicester. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       473    v   Mary5 Washburn, born in ca. 1725 in Bridgewater, married Timothy4 Clough, of Stafford, CT, son of Jonathan3 and Hannah (Gile) Clough,[137] on 27 Oct. 1743 in Middletown, CT,[138] and they lived in Stafford. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       474    vi   Abiel5 Washburn, born on 6 Mar. 1725/6 in East Bridgewater,[139] married Jacob Wicker, son of William and Rebecca Wicker,[140] on 15 Jan. 1745/6 in Leicester, MA,[141] and they lived in Leicester. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         475    vii   Susannah Washburn, baptized on 9 June 1728 in East Bridgewater,[142] probably died young.[143]

+       476  viii   Sarah5 Washburn, baptized on 26 Oct. 1729 in East Bridgewater,[144] married Joseph Cerly/Carly, of Leicester, MA, on 7 Feb. 1749/50 in Leicester,[145] and they lived in Leicester, Spencer and apparently Warren, MA, then moved to Whitingham, Windham Co., VT. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       477    ix   Lt. Ebenezer5 Washburn, born in 1734, baptized on 1 Sept. 1734 in East Bridgewater,[146] married Dorothy Newhall, daughter of Jonathan and Hannah (Con­verse) Newhall, of Leicester, MA,[147] on 25 July 1757 in Spencer, MA,[148] and they set­tled in Hardwick, Worcester Co., MA. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

 

 

(132.) Mary4 Washburn, probably second daughter of (59) Joseph3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, ca. 1689,[149] married Thomas Perkins, son of David and Elizabeth (Brown) Perkins,[150] on 20 Feb. 1716/17 in Bridgewater.[151] He was born on 8 May 1688 in Bridgewater,[152] a grandson of Abraham Perkins, of Hampton, NH, and of Francis Brown, of Newbury, MA,[153] and he was a blacksmith in Bridgewater.

         This Mary Washburn was placed in Joseph Wash­burn's family out of the process of elimination, and because of the naming of a daughter “Hephzibah” Perkins, presumably after her sister, Hephzibah Leach, however because of the following deed Thomas Perkins is show to have had ties with at least one son of Samuel3 Washburn, and Thomas’ sister Mary Perkins married Gideon4 Washburn, son of James3 Washburn.

         On 5 Nov. 1744 Benjamin Washburn of Bridgewater, Gentleman, deeded land to Thomas Perkins in Titicut.[154]

         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, yeoman, 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,[155] and in Sept. 1738 Thomas Perkins sued Gideon Washburn of Bridgwater, husbandman, over an £8 bond dated 19 Apr. 1728,[156] and also in Sept. 1738 Thomas Perkins of Bridgwater, yeoman, executor of the estate of his father David Perkins, late of Bridgwater, Gentleman, sued Ephraim Leonard of Bridgwater, Inholder, over a £21 bond dated 1 June 1730.[157] In addition to raising their own children, Mr. Thomas Perkins, of Bridgewater, was appointed as guardian of Timothy, Martha, James, and Silence Perkins on 13 May 1729, children of his brother Nathan Perkins, who died in Bridgewater in 1723.[158]

         Mary (Washburn) Perkins died on 23 Apr. 1750 in Bridgewater, aged 60 years,[159] and Mr. Thomas Perkins died testate on 5 June 1761 in Bridgewater, aged 73 years.[160] His will was dated 18 Mar. 1758, witnessed by Josiah Edson Jr., John Woods, and Benjamin Sprague, and probated on 3 Aug. 1761. He named his son Thomas Perkins as sole executor, and divided his homestead farm between his sons Ebenezer Perkins and Francis Perkins, as will as giving them other lands containing his grist mill, saw mill, his interest in the forge and the Cedar swamp. He also mentioned 2 granddaughters and a grandson, children of his deceased daughter Mary Howard, late wife of Josiah Howard Jr., and 200 acres of land at Cork Hill in the township of Wells that had been purchased by his father.[161] (See Appendix U for full transcription of his will as recorded for probate.)

         Mary Washburn and Thomas Perkins had children:[162]

+       478     i   Mary Perkins, born on 10 Jan. 1717/18 in Bridgewater,[163] married (572) Josiah Hayward (Jr.), son of Josiah and (151) Sarah (Kinsley) Hayward,[164] on 11 Feb. 1741 in Bridgewater,[165] and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       479     ii   Hephzibah Perkins, born on 15 Feb. 1719/20 in Bridgewater,[166] married 1.) Lt. Eleazer Carver (3rd), son of Deacon Eleazer and Katharine (Elmes) Carver (Jr.),[167] on 3 Apr. 1746 in Bridgewater,[168] and 2.) Ebenezer3 Keith, son of Samuel2 and Bethiah3 (Fobes) Keith, as his second wife,[169] on 6 Nov. 1759 in Bridgewater,[170] and she lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       480    iii   Thomas Perkins (Jr.), born on 25 June 1722 in Bridgewater,[171] married Mary Pratt, daughter of Deacon Solomon and Sarah (Johnson) Pratt,[172] on 5 Apr. 1748 in Bridgewater,[173] and they also lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         481    iv   Charles Perkins, born on 11 Jan. 1724/5 in Bridgewater,[174] died on 1 Oct. 1726 in Bridgewater.[175]

+       482    v   Ebenezer Perkins, born on 20 Apr. 1727 in Bridgewater,[176] married Experience5 Holmes, daughter of Thomas4 and Mary3 (Sprout) Holmes, of Middlebor­ough,[177] on 28 Feb. 1750/1 in Bridgewater,[178] and they also lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       483    vi   Lt. Francis Perkins, born on 8 Sept. 1729 in Bridgewater,[179] married 1.) Susanna Waterman, daughter of Deacon Robert and Martha5 (Cushman) Waterman (Jr.), of Hali­fax, MA,[180] on 14 Dec. 1762 in Halifax,[181] and 2.) (1205) Philibert4 Keith, daughter of Ephraim3, Esq., and (417) Sarah5 (Washburn) Keith,[182] on 2 Mar. 1775 in Bridgewater.[183] He also lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

 

 

(133.) Ebenezer4 Washburn, probably fourth son of (59) Joseph3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, in ca. 1693, married Patience Miles, daughter of Stephen and Patience (Wheeler) Miles,[184] on 29 June 1721 in New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT.[185] She was born on 20 Sept. 1704 in Derby, CT, a granddaughter of Samuel and Hannah (Wilmot) Miles, of New Haven, CT.[186]

         Ebenezer Washburn was a blacksmith, like his father, and they lived in New Milford and Kent, CT. On 28 Apr. 1722 Ebenezer Washburn, blacksmith, purchased 37 acres of land in New Milford, CT,[187] but he was living in Dover, Dutchess Co., NY, in 1725, when he signed a quitclaim to Martha Prime, of New Milford, for land in New Milford.[188] His name was listed in the tax records of Kent, CT, from 1744 to 1754.[189] He died intestate in 1762 in Monmouth Co., NJ.[190] On 5 Mar. 1762 Jonathan Washburn, of Middletown, Monmouth Co., NJ, was granted administration of the estate of his father, Ebenezer Washburn, after his widow, Patience, declined administration.[191]

         Ebenezer Washburn and Patience Miles had 15 children:

         484     i   Patience5 Washburn, born on 2 May 1722 in New Milford, CT,[192] supposedly married (446) Daniel5 Washburn, her first cousin, son of (128) Miles4 and Susanna (Perry[?]) Washburn,[193] in Feb. 1750 in New Milford, CT,[194] and they lived in New Milford. He was born on 14 Apr. 1726 in Plympton, MA.[195] She apparently died soon after the birth of their first daughter, and he remarried to Mary (___) in ca. 1753. He died testate in ca. 1809 in Northfield, Saratoga Co. NY. (See the family of Daniel Washburn in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       485     ii   Susanna5 Washburn, born on 9 May 1725 in New Milford, CT,[196] married William Drinkwater, son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Haskell) Drinkwater, of Taunton, MA,[197] as his second wife, on 14 Mar. 1751 in New Milford,[198] and they lived in New Milford. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       486    iii   Joseph5 Washburn, born on 16 May 1727 in New Milford, CT,[199] possibly married (397) Mary5 Washburn, daughter of (120) Timothy4 and Hannah Washburn, of Coventry, CT, on 14 May 1752 in Sharon, Litchfield Co., CT,[200] and they supposedly lived in Kent, CT. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         487    iv   Eunice Washburn, born on 26 Apr. 1729 in New Milford, CT,[201] marriage not found.

+        488    v   Miles5 Washburn, born on 10 Jan. 1730/1 in New Milford, CT,[202] married Sarah Lyon, daughter of Moses and Rachel (Jackson) Lyon,[203] on 12 Oct. 1752 in Kent, CT.[204] He lived in Kent, CT, then moved to “Murrayfield,” or Norwich, Hampshire Co., MA, then to Saratoga, Albany Co., NY. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         489    vi   Jonathan5 Washburn, born on 20 Feb. 1732/3 in New Milford, CT,[205] married Hannah Drake, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Taylor) Drake,[206] on 4 Feb. 1762 in the Presbyterian Church, Rombout, Dutchess Co., NY.[207] She was born on 27 May 1739 in Fishkill, Dutchess Co., NY,[208] and they moved to Middletown, Monmouth Co., NJ, where he was living when he was granted administration of the estate of his father in 1762, but he was not a head of household in New Jersey in the 1790 federal census, and he may have moved to Delaware Co., NY, after settling his father’s estate. He may have been the Jonathan Washburn living in Middletown, Delaware Co., NY, in the 1800 federal census.[209]

+       490   vii   Stephen5 Washburn, born on 19 Feb. 1734/5 in New Milford, CT,[210] married Martha Tabor[?] in ca. 1759,[211] and moved to Manchester, Bennington Co., VT. (Contin­ued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       491  viii   Rebeckah5 Washburn, born on 5 Mar. 1736/7 in New Milford, CT,[212] supposedly married Timothy Carver,[213] son of Eleazer and Katharine (Elmes) Carver (Jr.), of Middleborough, MA,[214] in ca. 1752.[215] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         492    ix   (Unnamed son), died on 16 Apr. 1741 in New Milford, CT.[216]

         493     x   Mercy Washburn, baptized on 26 July 1741 in Kent, CT,[217] probably died young.

+       494    ix   Mary5 Washburn, baptized on 11 July 1742 in Kent, CT,[218] possi­bly the Mary Washburn who married Jacob Bull on 17 Nov. 1762 in Kent, Litchfield Co., CT,[219] and lived in Kent. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         495    xii   Hepsibah Washburn, baptized on 2 May 1744 in Kent, CT,[220] supposedly married Richard Stanley.[221]

         496   xiii   Ebenezer5 Washburn (Jr.), baptized on 13 Sept. 1746 in Kent, CT,[222] probably was the Ebenezer Washburn who settled first in Fredericksburgh on the Phillips Patent in what was then Dutchess Co., NY, and mar­ried Mary (___),[223] and had 8 children before the Revolutionary War. He was an Ensign in Capt. Mead’s Company, Col. Henry Luddington’s 7th Regiment of the New York Militia at the start of the Revolutionary War, but deserted by May of 1778, and joined the British Army.[224] His house was burned by the Patriots and his property confiscated, and was forced to move to Nova Scotia in 1782. They arrived in Annapolis on 19 Oct. 1782, with the expectation of receiving land there either in the Amos Botsford grant, or at Annapolis Digby. He supposedly answered a muster roll at Annapolis Digby township in July 1784.[225] Eventually he was able to locate at Gillivers Hole, which is on Gullivers Cove, NS, but by 1786 Ebenezer began selling his land in preparation for a move back to New York. His claim for relief, filed on 8 Mar. 1786 had been rejected,[226] and he found that he could not comfortably support his family in Nova Scotia. It appears that probably his wife Mary and some or all of their children were back in Dutchess Co., NY, by 1788, when his daughter Susannah was married there to Gilbert Drew.[227] Ebenezer was not listed as a head of household in New York in the 1790 federal census, but he may have sold all his land in Nova Scotia and settled his family in Middletown, in newly created Delaware Co., NY, by the 1800 federal census.[228]

         497   xiv   Anna/Annice Washburn, baptized on 21 Aug. 1748 in Kent,[229] supposedly married 1.) Samuel Ferrand, and 2.) David Ferrand, and died on 20 Feb. 1813 in Hinesburg, Chittenden Co., VT.[230]

         498   xv   David5 Washburn, baptized on 8 July 1750 in Kent, CT,[231] supposedly married Phebe Terrill on 31 May 1774 in Washington, CT.[232] He was a Loyalist during the Revolutionary War, and was supposedly convicted of high treason in Oct. 1779 in Fairfield Co., CT, and sentenced to death,[233] but the sentence was suspended until Mar. 1780, and he was released in May 1780, through a prisoner exchange.[234] They supposedly moved to Canada via Lake Champlain.[235]

 

 

(134.) Ephraim4 Washburn, probably fifth son of (59) Joseph3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in ca. 1695 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, married Mary Polden/Polland, daughter of John and Lydia3 (Tilson) Polden/Polland,[236] on 13 Jan. 1725/6 in Plymouth, MA.[237] She was born on 28 Feb. 1706 in Plymouth,[238] a granddaughter of Ephraim2 and Elizabeth2 (Hoskins) Tilson, of Plymouth.[239]

         Ephraim Washburne bound himself to his cousin, Thomas Washburne Jr., of Bridgewater, to learn the trade of a blacksmith from 6 Nov. 1721 to 20 Mar. 1722/3. Part of the agreement was that Thomas would provide Ephraim with “Meat, Drink, Cloathing, Washing, and Lodging and at the End of his Apprenticeship find him two Compleat Suits of apparrell, one for Common and the other for Special Wear, and allow him a Vice, Bickhorn, Tongs, Hammers, and Sledge and Buttress and Pincers fit for his Work,” but in March 1723/4 Ephraim sued Thomas, claiming that he had failed to perform on part of his agreement, to “find for and allow the said Apprentice the Suit of Cloathing for Special Wear and the said Bickhorn, Tongs, Hammers, Sledge, and Pincers.” Ephraim won the suit for £12 plus court costs because Thomas did not appear in court.[240] In Sept. 1733 Isaac Churchell of Plympton, husbandman, sued Ephraim Washburne of Plympton, blacksmith, over a £20 bond dated 8 June 1731.[241] In March 1738/9 Samuel Bradford of Plimton, Gentleman, sued Ephraim Washburne of Plymton over a bond for £60 dated 2 Mar. 1735,[242] and James Shurtleff of Plymouth, cordwainer, administrator of the estate of Abiel Shurtleff, late of Plymton, carpenter, sued Ephraim Washburn of Plymton, blacksmith, for ejectment from a 16½ acre parcel of land in Plympton which was granted to Abiel Shurtleff in 1707, and passed on to James Shurtleff in 1732 as administrator of the estate of Abiel Shurtleff, stating that in 1733 Washburne “Entred into the Possession of the premisses and without Judgment Disseized the Plaintiff,”[243] but Washburne countersued, and received judgement for £130 from Shurtleff in Dec. 1741.[244]

         Ephraim Washburn died intestate in 1755 in Plympton, and his eldest son, William Washburn, was appointed as administrator of his estate on 16 July 1755, with Joshua Benson, of Middleborough, and John Bishop, of Wareham, as sureties. His inventory was taken on 25 Sept. 1755 by John Bishop, Ebenezer Briggs, and Joshua Benson, and his estate was divided and distributed on 24 Apr. 1758 to his heirs: his widow Mary Washburn, his eldest son William Washburn, sons Stephen Washburn, Isaac Washburn, Japhet Washburn, and John Washburn, and daughters Lydia Norris, wife of Samuel Norris, Elizabeth Benson, wife of Consider Benson, Marcy Washburn, Phebe Washburn, and Jemima Washburn.[245] Mary (Polden) Washburn died before 1784.

         On 9 Sept. 1784 William Washburn, of Plympton, Consider Benson, Elizabeth Benson, David Vaughan, Phebe Vaughan, and Mercy Washburn, all of Middleborough, and Isaac Washburn, of Rochester, sold to Asa Hunt a meadow in Plympton, being part of four acres our father Ephraim Washburn bought of Nathaniel Thomas, being the meadow set off to our mother Mary Washburn in the division of our said father's estate, excepting 2/11ths which belongs to our brother John Washburn, and the heirs of our late sister Jemima Randell, deceased.[246]

         Ephraim Washburn and Mary Polden had children:

+       499     i   William5 Washburn, born on 25 Oct. 1726 in Plympton,[247] MA, married Sarah Bates, probably daughter of Thomas and Lydia (Savery) Bates,[248] of Wareham, MA, on 8 Nov. 1759 in Wareham,[249] and settled in Carver, MA. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       500     ii   Lydia5 Washburn, born on 4 May 1728 in Plympton,[250] married Samuel Norris, son of Benjamin and Mary (Woodin) Norris, of Plymouth,[251] on 21 Dec. 1749 in Plympton,[252] and they lived in Wareham, MA, then moved to New Sandwich, ME. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       501    iii   Elizabeth5 Washburn, born on 9 Mar. 1732 in Plympton,[253] married Lt. Consider5 Benson, son of Samuel4 and Kezia (Barrows) Benson, of Middleborough,[254] on 3 Dec. 1751 in Plympton,[255] and they lived in Middleborough. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         502    iv   Marcy5 Washburn, born in 1734 in Plympton,[256] was still unmarried at the division of her father's estate in 1758, marriage not found.

+       503    v   Stephen5 Washburn, born on 24 Sept. 1736 in Plympton,[257] married 1.) Hannah Norris, supposedly daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Bump[?]) Norris,[258] on 11 May 1757 in Wareham, MA,[259] and 2.) Sarah (Craigie) Harmon, widow of Benjamin Harmon, of New Gloucester, ME, on 12 July 1788 in New Gloucester, ME.[260] He lived in Middleborough, then moved to Shepherdsville or New Gloucester, Cumberland Co., ME. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       504    vi   Isaac5 Washburn, born on 12 Nov. 1738 in Plympton,[261] married 1.) Mary5 Benson, daughter of Caleb4 and Deborah (Barrow) Benson, of Middleborough,[262] on 23 Nov. 1758 in Middleborough,[263] and supposedly 2.) Bethiah Lathley on 31 Dec. 1767 in Cromwell, Middlesex Co., CT.[264] He probably moved to Plainfield, Caledonia Co., VT. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       505   vii   Phebe5 Washburn, born on 27 Jan. 1740 in Plympton,[265] married Capt. David Vaughan, son of John and Jerusha (Wood) Vaughan, of Middleborough,[266] on 24 Mar. 1762 in Middleborough,[267] and they lived in Middleborough. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       506  viii   Jemima5 Washburn, born in ca. 1742 in Plympton,[268] married John Randall, a “resident of Middleborough,” son of Thomas and Faith (Winslow) Randall,[269] of Pembroke, MA, on 11 Oct. 1764 in Middleborough,[270] and they lived in Pembroke. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       507    ix   Japheth5 Washburn, born on 11 Sept. 1746 in Plympton, was placed under the guardianship of his oldest brother, William Washburn, in 1763, after his father died.[271] He married Priscilla Coombs, daughter of Ithamer and Hannah (Andrews) Coombs, of Rochester, MA,[272] in 1768 in Rochester,[273] and they moved to Wayne, Kennebec Co., ME. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       508    x   John5 Washburn, the youngest son, born ca. 1753,[274] probably in Plympton. No guardianship was found for him, but he was listed in the division of his father's estate in 1758, and in the sale of his mother's meadow in Plympton in 1784. He moved to Shepardsfield, ME, with his brother Stephen Washburn before 1783, and married Azubah6 Fuller, daughter of Barnabas5 and Rebecca6 (Cushman) Fuller, on 11 Apr. 1793 in Oxford Co., Maine.[275] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

 

 

(135.) Rebecca4 Washburn, probably third daughter of (59) Joseph3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, in ca. 1695, married Capt. David John­son, son of Capt. Isaac and Abiah (Leavitt) (Lazell) Johnson, of West Bridgewater,[276] on 7 Jan. 1719/20 in Bridgewater.[277] He was born ca. 1692,[278] probably in Hingham, MA, and grandson of Deacon John and Sarah (Gilman) Leavitt, of Hingham.[279]

         On 18 Mar. 1752 David Johnson, of Bridgewater, deeded land to his son, Isaac Johnson.[280]

         Capt. David Johnson died on 22 Feb. 1773 in West Bridgewater, aged 80 years,[281] but no pro­bate records were found for either of them in Plymouth County.

         Rebecca Washburn and Capt. David Johnson had children:[282]

+       509     i   Maj. Isaac Johnson, born on 9 Aug. 1721 in Bridgewater,[283] married (588) Mary4 Willis, daughter of Capt. Thomas3 and (153) Mary (Kinsley) Willis,[284] in 1744 in Bridgewater,[285] and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       510     ii   David Johnson (Jr.), born on 8 Aug. 1724 in Bridgewater,[286] married 1.) Susanna Willis, daughter of John, Esq. and Patience (Hayward) Willis (4th),[287] on 26 May 1743 in Bridgewater,[288] and 2.) Parnel Packard, daughter of Joseph and Susanna4 (Mitchell) Packard,[289] on 2 Oct. 1751 in Bridgewater,[290] and he lived in West Bridgewater. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         511     iii   Mary Johnson, born on 29 [sic] Aug. 1729 in Bridgewater,[291] baptized on 24 Aug. 1729 in West Bridgewater,[292] married Robert Latham, son of Capt. Chilton and Susanna (Kingman) Latham,[293] on 12 June 1751 in Bridgewater.[294] He was born on 16 Aug. 1711 in Bridgewater,[295] a grandson of Robert and Susanna (Wins­low) Latham.[296] Mary (Johnson) Latham died on 20 Apr. 1752 in East Bridgewater, aged 22 years,[297] probably of childbirth complications, and Robert Latham remarried to Bethiah (Hayward) Harris, daughter of Deacon Thomas and Bethiah (Brett) Hayward, and widow of Arthur Harris,[298] on 17 Apr. 1753 in Bridgewater.[299] She died on 28 Aug. 1778 in East Bridgewater,[300] and he remarried again to Jerusha Hooper, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Packard) Hooper,[301] on 18 Nov. 1778 in East Bridgewater.[302] Robert Latham died intestate on 9 Dec. 1788 in East Bridgewater, aged 77 years, “suddenly,”[303] and Hezekiah Hooper was granted administration of his estate, which was found insolvent.[304] Jerusha (Hooper) Latham was living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census,[305] and she remarried to Jacob5 Mitchell, son of Seth4 and Ann (Latham) Mitchell, as his third wife,[306] on 14 Apr. 1791 in East Bridgewater.[307] Jacob Mitchell died on 19 June 1827 in East Bridgewater, aged 87 years,[308] and Jerusha (Hooper) (Latham) Mitchell died a widow on 2 Apr. 1829 in East Bridgewater, aged 85 years,[309] but no probate records were found for either of them in Plymouth Coun­ty. Mary (Johnson) Latham had one child:

1. Robert Johnson Latham, born on 10 Apr. 1752 in Bridgewater,[310] died on 15 Mar. 1756 in East Bridgewater, aged 4 [sic] years.[311]

+       512    iv   Sarah Johnson, born on 19 July 1732 in Bridgewater,[312] baptized on 23 July 1732 in West Bridgewater,[313] married Joseph4 Packard (Jr.), son of Joseph3 and Mary (Willis) Packard,[314] on 27 Dec. 1748 in Bridgewater,[315] and they lived in West Bridgewater. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       513    v   Rebecca Johnson, born on 22 June 1734 in Bridgewater,[316] baptized on 23 June 1734 in West Bridgewater,[317] married Ezra4 Edson, son of Samuel3 and Mary (Dean) Edson (3rd),[318] on 18 Nov. 1756 in Bridgewater,[319] and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

 

 

(136.) Edward4 Washburn, probably sixth son of (59) Joseph3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, in ca. 1699, married Judith4 Rickard, daughter of Eleazer3 and Sarah3 (Eaton) Rickard, of Plympton, MA,[320] on 20 Apr. 1732 in Plympton,[321] and they lived in Plympton. She was born on 1 Feb. 1701/2 in Plymouth, MA,[322] a granddaughter of Giles2 and Hannah2 (Dunham) Rickard (Jr.),[323] and of Benjamin2 and Sarah (Hoskins) Eaton,[324] and a great-granddaughter of Francis1 Eaton, who came to Plymouth Colony in 1620 aboard the “Mayflower.”[325]

         In May 1729 Samuel Bartlett of Plymouth sued Edward Washburne of Plympton, labourer, over a £26 unpaid debt.[326] On 6 Sept. 1738 Miles and Edward Washburn, of Plympton, sold land in Plympton that their father Joseph Washburn had purchased from John Benson on 15 Apr. 1718,[327] and on 27 Apr. 1741 Edward Washburn, of Plympton, sold a parcel of land that had originally belonged to his father-in-law, Eleazer Rickard, to William Strobridge.[328] In Dec. 1734 Edward Washburn of Plimton was summoned to appear before a Grand Jury but he did not appear, and a “special warrant” was issued for him.[329]

         Edward and Judith Washburn moved to East Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT, in ca. 1741. He died intestate in 1758 in Middletown, CT, and David Sage was appointed as administrator of his estate on 6 Nov. 1758,[330] but his death record has not been found. His estate was probated in Middletown, CT, but only an accounting, dated 15 Dec. 1758, and a partial inventory of claims against his estate survive.[331]

         Edward Washburn and Judith Rickard had children:

         514      i   Sarah Washburn, baptized on 15 Aug. 1736 in Plympton, MA,[332] marriage not found.

         515     ii   John5 Washburn, baptized on 15 Aug. 1736 in Plympton,[333] married Ann (___) before 1765, but they probably had no children. On 19 Apr. 1765 John Washburn and wife Ann purchased land east of the Connecticut River from David Hale, of Middletown,[334] and they were living in Chatham, Middlesex Co., CT, in the 1790 federal census.[335] He died on 16 Sept. 1797 in Portland, CT, aged 63 years,[336] but no probate records were found for him in Connecticut. On 4 Apr. 1798 Anna Washburn, of Chatham, gave his parcel of land in Chatham to her nephew, Timothy Chipman, of Berlin, CT,[337] and she remarried to Thomas Shepard in May 1798 in Chatham.[338]

+       516    iii   Phebe5 Washburn, born on 27 Mar. 1738,[339] baptized on 14 May 1738 in Plympton,[340] married Benjamin Stocking, son of Samuel and Abiel (Boardman) Stocking,[341] in ca. 1755,[342] and they lived in Portland and Chatham, CT. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         516a   iv   Noah Washburn, baptized on 15 June 1740 in Plympton,[343] marriage not found. He was probably not the Noah Washburn who was living in Hartford, CT, in the 1790 federal census.

         517     v   Eleazer5 Washburn, baptized on 24 Oct. 1742 in East Middletown, CT,[344] died in ca. 1764, presumably unmarried. The inventory of his estate was filed on 27 Jan. 1764 in Middletown, CT.[345]

         517a   vi   Isaac Washburn, baptized on 3 Nov. 1745 in East Middletown, CT,[346] marriage not found. He was not listed as a head of household in Connecticut in the 1790 federal census.

 

 

(137.) Hannah4 Washburn, probably youngest daughter of (59) Joseph3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, in say ca. 1701, probably married Zechariah “Zachary” Whitmarsh, of Weymouth, MA,[347] son of Ezra and Bathsheba (Richards) Whitmarsh,[348] on 28 Jan. 1729/30 in Bridgewater.[349] He was born on 1 Apr. 1707 in Weymouth.[350] He died on 6 Feb. 1797 in Weymouth, aged 90 years, of old age.[351]

         Hannah Washburn and Zechariah Whitmarsh had children:

         518     i   Lucy Whitmarsh, born on 8 Sept. 1731 in Weymouth, MA,[352] married William Ripley, of Braintree, MA, son of Josiah and Mary (Burrill) Ripley, of Weymouth,[353] on 31 Jan.1751 in Weymouth.[354] He was born on 25 Nov 1729 in Weymouth,[355] and died on 26 Jan. 1814 in Weymouth, aged 84 years, of “appoplexy.”[356] He was probably the “Willi” Ripley living in Weymouth, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[357] They lived in Weymouth, and had children:

a. Josiah Ripley, born on 6 July 1751 in Weymouth.[358]

b. Molly Ripley, born on 5 Feb. 1754 in Weymouth,[359] married Nehemiah White on 19 Jan. 1776 in Weymouth.[360] He was not a head of household in Weymouth, MA, in the 1790 federal census, and he may have been the Nehemiah White living in Williamsburgh, Hampshire Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.[361]

c. William Ripley (Jr.), born on 5 June 1756 in Weymouth,[362] baptized on 7 Oct. 1770 in Weymouth,[363] married Sarah Pratt on 18 Mar. 1779 in Weymouth.[364] He was not a head of household in Suffolk Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census, unless he was part of the “Willi” Ripley household attributed to his father.

d. Lucy Ripley, born on 23 Aug. 1759 in Weymouth,[365] baptized on 7 Oct. 1770 in Weymouth,[366] married Silvanus Holbrook on 9 Jan. 1783 in Weymouth.[367] He was born ca. 1758, and died in 1828 in Weymouth, aged 70 years.[368] She died a widow on 8 Jan. 1841 in Weymouth, aged 81 years.[369] They were living in Weymouth, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[370]

e. Lydia Ripley, born on 26 Feb. 1761 in Weymouth,[371] baptized on 7 Oct. 1770 in Weymouth.[372]

f. Hannah Ripley, born on 9 May 1764 in Weymouth,[373] baptized on 7 Oct. 1770 in Weymouth,[374] married John Vinton Jr., of Braintree, MA, on 12 Aug. 1784 in Weymouth.[375] He was possibly the John Venson Jun. living next door to John Venson in Weymouth, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[376]

g. Lemuel Ripley, born on 20 May 1768 in Weymouth,[377] baptized on 7 Oct. 1770 in Weymouth.[378]

h. Susanna Ripley, born on 24 Feb. 1772 in Weymouth.[379]

i. Josiah Ripley [again], born on 16 June 1776 in Weymouth.[380]

         518a    ii   Silvanus Whitmarsh, born on 16 June 1734 in Weymouth,[381] died on 7 Apr. 1752 in Weymouth.[382]

         519    iii   Huldah Whitmarsh, born on 19 May 1736 in Weymouth,[383] married Thomas Kingman in ca. 1754.[384] She probably died by 1760, and he remarried to Esther Porter in 1760.[385] He was not a head of household in Suffolk Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census. Huldah (Whitmarsh) Kingman had at least 2 children:

a. (Unnamed child), died on 6 Aug. 1755 in Weymouth.[386]

b. Molly Kingman, born on 14 Dec. 1758 in Weymouth.[387]

         519a   iv   Ezra Whitmarsh, born on 28 Aug. 1740 in Weymouth,[388] marriage not found.

         520    v   Hannah Whitmarsh, born on 4 Jan. 1741/2 in Weymouth,[389] possibly married Israel Cowen Jr. in 1768,[390] and they had at least one daughter:

a. Deborah Cowen, born on 2 or 12 Dec. 1768 in Weymouth.[391]

         521    vi   Zechariah Whitmarsh (Jr.), born on 11 Sept. 1744 in Weymouth,[392] possibly married Mary Pinkney, of Bridgewater, on 10 Jan. 1765 in Bridgewater.[393] He was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census.

         521a  vii   John Whitmarsh, born on 1 Jan. 1746/7 in Weymouth,[394] evidently died young.

         522   viii   John Whitmarsh, born on 5 July 1749 in Weymouth,[395] died on 5 Oct. 1751 in Weymouth.[396]

         522a   ix   Anna Whitmarsh, baptized on 6 Apr. 1755 in Weymouth,[397] marriage not found.

 

 

(138.) Benjamin4 Washburn, probably youngest son of (59) Joseph3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, in say 1703, married Zerviah4 Packard,[398] daughter of Israel3 and Hannah (Crossman) Packard, of Bridgewater,[399] on 1 Sept. 1740 in Middleborough, MA.[400] She was born on 22 May 1713 in Bridgewater,[401] a granddaughter of Zacheus2 and Sarah2 (Howard) Packard.[402]

         The will of Israel Packard (Jr.), of Bridgewater, dated 18 Apr. 1752, named his brothers and sisters, including a sister Zerviah Washburn.[403]

         Benjamin Washburn was a housewright in Bridgewater, and was apparently called Benjamin Washburn “2d” after his cousin died in 1740. Benjamin and Zerviah Washburn died after the 1752 will of her brother, Israel Packard (Jr.), but Benjamin Washburn was probably dead by 1760. No deed, death or probate records were found for either of them in Plymouth County.

         Benjamin Washburn and Zerviah Packard had children:[404]

         523      i   Zerviah Washburn, baptized on 1 June 1741 in North Bridgewater,[405] MA, marriage not found, possibly the unnamed child of Benjamin Washburn who died on 19 Jan. 1744 in Bridgewater.[406]

         523a    ii   Benjamin Washburn (Jr.), baptized on 24 Oct. 1742 in North Bridgewater,[407] possibly died in 1747. No marriage, death, or probate records were found for him in Plymouth County.

         524    iii   Hannah5 Washburn, born on 19 Jan. 1743/4 in Bridgewater,[408] married James Carkis Woodwiss on 12 Feb. 1770 in North Bridgewater,[409] and they lived in Bridgewater. He was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census, and no death or probate records were found for either James C. or Hannah Woodwiss in Plymouth County. They had children:

a. Sarah Woodwiss, born on 3 Dec. 1770 in Bridgewater,[410] never married, died on 27 Mar. 1816 in East Bridgewater, aged 43 years, in the “poor house.”[411]

b. John Woodwiss, born on 29 Jan. 1772 in Bridgewater,[412] marriage not found.

c. Mary “Polly” Woodwiss, born on 14 Sept. 1773 in Bridgewater,[413] probably married Abner Morse, son of Jonathan and Priscilla (Darling) Morse (Jr.), of Middleborough, on 4 July 1804 in Bridgewater.[414] He was born on 27 Jan. 1773 in Middleborough,[415] a grandson of John and Elisabeth (Bennett) Darling, of Middleborough.[416] They were not found in the 1810, 1820, or 1830 federal censuses in Middleborough, nor in the 1850 federal census in Plymouth or Bristol Co., MA, nor in the 1855 state census in Middleborough, and no death or probate records were found for either of them in Plymouth County. They had at least one son:

1. Benjamin Morse, died on 26 Jan. 1810 in Middleborough.[417]

2. (Probably others)

         524a   iv   Susanna Washburn, baptized on 3 Aug. 1746 in North Bridgewater,[418] marriage not found.

         525     v   Sarah5 Washburn, born on 19 Apr. 1748 in Bridgewater,[419] baptized on 2 Oct. 1748 in North Bridgewater,[420] married Daniel Bryant on 16 July 1767 in Bridgewater.[421] Children not found. No death or probate records were found for either of them in Plymouth County, and he was not listed as a head of household in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.

         525a   vi   Ebenezer5 Washburn, born on 18 Dec. 1750 in Bridgewater,[422] baptized on 30 June 1751 in North Bridgewater,[423] probably the Ebenezer Washburn who married Mary Leach on 27 Apr. 1772 in Bridgewater.[424] Children not found. No death or probate records were found for either of them in Plymouth County.

 

 

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        [1] Miles Washbourn served on a jury in Plymouth Colony in Mar. 1698/9, so he was presumably born in early 1678.

        [2] 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. 256.

        [3] Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987, [hereinafter Torrey, New England Marriages], p. 573; MF5G: Cooke, p. 256.

        [4] Estimated from the birth of their first child, in 1724.

        [5] MF5G: Cooke, p. 256, taken from Bowman, George Ernest, “Sandwich, Mass., Vital Records,” The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 29, p. 30.

        [6] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 573, which gives he name as Elizabeth Burge or Burgess; “Abstracts of the Barnstable County, Mass., Probate Records,” The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 11, p. 26-27, the will of Ezra Perry, of Sandwich, dated 16 Oct. 1689, and probated on 18 Apr. 1690, mentioned “my well beloved Son Benjamin Perry” among others, wife Elizabeth Perry was his executrix, and it was witnessed by Jacob Burge and James Steuart.

        [7] 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. 1, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 6, p. 147-148.

        [8] MF5G: Cooke, pp. 105, 256.

        [9] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 18, p. 109.

        [10] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 24, p. 140.

        [11] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 5, Court of Common Pleas, Session 2, p. 71.

        [12] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 5, Court of Common Pleas, Session 2, p. 150.

        [13] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 36, p. 189.

        [14] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 6, Court of Common Pleas, Session 7, p. 26.

        [15] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 48, p. 147. George Barrows, of Plympton, had married first to Patience Simmons in 1695, and secondly to Anna (___) Ransom, widow of Robert Ransom, in 1724. Anna had first married Robert Ransom in ca. 1690, so she was too old to have been a daugh­ter of Joseph Washburn. George and Patience Barrows' son George, born in 1698, married Desire Doty. No relationship has yet been discovered between either of the George Barrowses and Miles Washburn.

        [16] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 6, Court of Common Pleas, Session 8, p. 439.

        [17] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 2, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 9, p. 215.

        [18] MF5G: Chilton, p. 92-93.

        [19] MF5G: Cooke, p. 257, the division dated 21 Jan. 1760, referencing Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 24, p. 140, Vol. 36, p. 189, Vol. 38, p. 147, and Vol. 48, p. 147.

        [20] Smith, James H., History of Duchess County, New York, 1991, Chapter XXVIII: History of the town of Amenia, p. 343.

        [21] MF5G: Chilton, p. 93.

        [22] Brownson, Lydia B. (Phinney), and Maclean W. McLean, “Thomas Gibbs, of Sandwich, Mass. (ca. 1615-1693),” Genealogies of Mayflower Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume II, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1985, [hereinafter Brownson & McLean, “Thomas Gibbs, of Sandwich, Mass.”], p. 10-13.

        [23] Brownson & McLean, “Thomas Gibbs, of Sandwich, Mass.,” p. 13; Family History Library [FHL] Ancestral File, submitted by Kimball G. Everingham, of Richmond, CA, and David A. Hills, of Abington, MA.

        [24] Schott, Barbour Index of Sharon VRs, p. 336, married by John Williams, he was “of Oblong;” Brownson & McLean, “Thomas Gibbs, of Sandwich, Mass.,” p. 13.

        [25] Sandwich, Mass., Vital Records, The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 29, 1931, p. 75; Brownson & McLean, “Thomas Gibbs, of Sandwich, Mass.,” p. 13.

        [26] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Kimball G. Everingham, of Richmond, CA, and David A. Hills, of Abington, MA. Children listed as being born to Ephraim Tobey and Reliance Gibbs are 1. Elisha Tobey, born on 2 Jan. 1738/9, 2. Jesse Tobey, born on 26 Jan. 1740/1, 3. Mehitabel Tobey, born on 10 June 1743, 4. George Tobey, born on 2 Sept. 1745, 5. Benjamin Tobey, born on 11 Jan. 1747/8, 6. Martha Tobey, born on 29 Jan. 1753, and 7. Ephraim Tobey (Jr.), born on 16 Aug. 1755, all in Sharon, Litchfield Co., CT; Brownson & McLean, “Thomas Gibbs, of Sandwich, Mass.,” p. 13.

        [27] MF5G: Chilton, p. 93, but his name is not in the index to Surrogate Court Records for Dutchess County, NY.

        [28] Children are uncertain. Mitchell, Nahum, History of the Early Settlement of of Bridgewater, in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Boston, 1840, reprint, Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1983, [hereinafter Mitchell, History of Bridgewater], does not list the children of Miles Washburn.

        [29] Vital Records of Plympton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New Engand Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1923, [hereinafter Plympton VRs], p. 217, under “Warshborn.”

        [30] She was probably too young to have been the wife of George Barrows in 1741, although it has been speculated that she may have been Barrows’ wife because of the 1741 land agreement with Miles Washburn.

        [31] Plympton VRs, p. 217, under “Warshborn.”

        [32] Vital Records of New Milford, CT, from the Barbour Collection, p. 166, marriage of Ebenezer Washburn and Patience Miles on 29 June 1721 in New Milford.

        [33] The marriage date from the I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from an FHL patron family group sheet, from microfilm #0820401, but the marriage was not listed in Barbour’s Index to New Milford Vital Records.

        [34] Calculated from the baptism record of their son Daniel Washburn on 26 Mar. 1764 in Amenia, NY.

        [35] Plympton VRs, p. 217, under “Warshborn.”

        [36] Plympton VRs, p. 217, under “Warshborn.”

        [37] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from LDS temple records, from microfilm #1985575.

        [38] Plympton VRs, p. 217, under “Warshborn.”

        [39] Per Art Loux email letter of 17 Sept. 1999, his mother’s maiden name from the FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Ted A. Brewster, of Provo, UT, and Mildred A. Blackmer, of St. George, UT.

        [40] Calculated from the birth of their first child, on 11 Dec. 1755.

        [41] He may have been the Joel Washburn who was living in Amenia Precinct, Dutchess Co., NY, in 1775, and enlisted in the New York 13th Regiment in Albany, NY, in 1776, but it was more likely his nephew Joel Washburn, the son of Daniel Washburn. He was definitely not the Joel Washburn who died testate in Montgomery Co., NY, in 1805.

        [42] Calculated from the date of her marriage in 1702.

        [43] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 229.

        [44] Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1916, 2 volumes, [hereinafter Bridgewater VRs], Vol. 2, p. 386.

        [45] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 5, p. 6.

        [46] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 515.

        [47] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 513.

        [48] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 230, says they had Anne 1703, Joseph 1705, Mary 1708, Sarah 1711, Benjamin 1713, Ichabod 1716, Jerathmael and Benanuel 1718, Nokes 1720, Susanna 1722, Hannah 1725, Phebe, Nathan, and Eunice.

        [49] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 206.

        [50] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 549, for Nathaniel Packard’s wife. Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 253, says Nathaniel probably married a daughter of John Kingman; MF5G: Cooke, p. 244, gives her name as Lydia Smith?/Kingman?, apparently unsure which is correct.

        [51] 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. 26, married by Jacob Tomson, Justice of the Peace, in Middleborough.

        [52] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 209.

        [53] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 236.

        [54] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 210.

        [55] Estimated from the age of his wife, but I’m not certain that Nathan Leach was a son of Benjamin and Hephzibah Leach.

        [56] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 232, says the this was Nathan Leach, son of Timothy and Sarah (Leach) Leach, but this Nathan Leach was born in 1746, and would have been much too young to have married a woman born in 1706.

        [57] Van Antwerp, Lee D., Vital Records of Plymouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, Picton Press, Camden, ME, 1993, [hereinafter Plymouth VRs], p. 88, marriage of Joseph Samson and Ann Tilson on 22 Apr. 1706 in Plymouth.

        [58] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 230, which says that Deborah married Nathan Leach in 1771, but I’m not sure if this was the right Nathan Leach.

        [59] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 238.

        [60] Plympton VRs, p. 175.

        [61] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 514.

        [62] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 211.

        [63] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 230.

        [64] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 238.

        [65] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 206.

        [66] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 208.

        [67] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 233.

        [68] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 208.

        [69] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 515.

        [70] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 206.

        [71] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 233.

        [72] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 516.

        [73] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 152; Vital Records of Taunton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1929, [hereinafter Taunton VRs], Vol. 2, p. 170, marriage of Samuel Edson and Mary Dean on 1 Jan. 1707/8 in Taunton.

        [74] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 233.

        [75] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 101.

        [76] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 516.

        [77] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 95, 231, but no marriage date is given, and the marriage was not recorded in the vital records of Bridgewater or East Bridgewater; “A Branch of the Allen Family in New England,” The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 10, [July 1856], p. 226, also says Mehitable married Benanuel Leach, but gives no year.

        [78] Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1917, [hereinafter East Bridgewater VRs], p. 15.

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

        [80] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 3, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 2, p. 369.

        [81] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 231, doesn’t list any children for Benanuel Leach.

        [82] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 516.

        [83] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 516, unless this is the same as the child whose death was recorded as 1 Oct. 1756.

        [84] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 517.

        [85] Apparently the bastard child of Sarah Buker was fathered by Benanuel Leach.

        [86] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 209.

        [87] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 210.

        [88] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 212.

        [89] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 325.

        [90] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 239.

        [91] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 323.

        [92] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 208.

        [93] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 230, 231.

        [94] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 235, marriage intentions recorded 6 Aug. 1743 in Bridgewater.

        [95] She is listed as a daughter of Benjamin and Hephzibah Leach by Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 230, but her mother would have been about 45 years old in 1726.

        [96] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 160.

        [97] Calculated from the birth of their first child on 20 June 1749.

        [98] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 230. By 1730 Hephzibah (Washburn) Leach would have been about 49 years of age, and for most women, past her child-bearing years, so Eunice couldn’t have been born any later, if she was actually a daughter of Hepzibah.

        [99] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 208, 230, says that Eunice married William Keith, son of Ephraim and Sarah (Washburn) Keith, in 1767, however William Keith wasn’t born until 1746, and would have been about 16 years younger than Eunice. Much more likely is that William Keith’s wife was Eunice Leach, daughter of Deacon Joseph and Anna (Harris) Leach, and niece of this Eunice Leach.

        [100] MF5G: Cooke, p. 258. In Sept. 1702 Jonathan Washbourne Jr., of Bridgewater, was in court for abusive and uncivil behavior towards Elizabeth Canaday, late of Bridgewater, found guilty and ordered to be whipped or pay a fine, which suggests that he was probably at least in his late teens at the time.

        [101] Brownson, Lydia B. (Phinney), and Maclean W. McLean, “Ezra Perry of Sandwich, Mass. (c.1625-1689),” Genealogies of Mayflower Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. III, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1985, pp. 9-11.

        [102] Vital Records of Sandwich, Massachusetts, Vol. 1, p. 85.

        [103] Brownson, Lydia B. (Phinney), and Maclean W. McLean, “Ezra Perry of Sandwich, Mass. (c.1625-1689),” Genealogies of Mayflower Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. III, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1985, p. 9.

        [104] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 1, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 6, p. 179. He was given the designation “Junr” to differentiate him from his uncle, Jonathan Washburn.

        [105] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 1, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 6, p. 221.

        [106] Barnstable Co. Probate Records, Vol. 4, pp. 518, 535.

        [107] Per Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 388; Boston Marriages from 1700-1809, Municipal Printing Office, originally published as A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, Boston Marriages from 1700-1751, reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1977, p. 86, married by Sam. Checkley Esq., J.P.

        [108] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 5, Court of Common Pleas, Session 5, p. 495-496.

        [109] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 2, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 9, p. 75.

        [110] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 324, says he had Silas 1713 and Lemuel 1714, born in East Bridgewater.

        [111] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 336.

        [112] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 331.

        [113] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 2, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 9, Sept. 1733, p. 7.

        [114] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 2, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 9, March 1735/36, case #6, p. 56, Susanna Washburn of Bridgwater, daughter of Jonathan Washburn of said Town, Single woman, in court for fornication, “for having…a Bastard Child born of her body some time within five months.”

        [115] Per email letter and research of Don Barnett of 23 June 2000, however research done by Lou Ann Winterrowd and others since that time appears to conflict with Mr. Barnett’s theory, as it appears the wife of George McCoy was named “Phebe.”

        [116] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 204.

        [117] Calculated from the birth of their first child in ca. 1716, and the birth of Hannah Johnson, in 1695.

        [118] History of the Town of Hinghan, Mass., Hingham, MA, 1893, Vol. 2, p. 385.

        [119] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 458. Sarah Gilman was the second wife of Deacon John Leavitt.

        [120] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 27, p. 79. Acknowledged 21 Mar. 1732, and recorded on 27 Apr. 1732.

        [121] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 14, p. 256.

        [122] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 6, Court of Common Pleas, Session 8, p. 96.

        [123] Systematic History Fund, Vital Records of Leicester, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, Worcester, MA, 1903, [hereinafter Leicester VRs], p. 280.

        [124] Leicester VRs, p. 280. She is listed as “Hannah J. Washburn, wife of Joseph.”

        [125] Hoskins, Anthony, “The Washburns of Middletown, Connecticut, and the Children of Joseph4 and Hannah (Johnson?) Washburn,” The American Genealogist, Vol. 75, No. 3 [July 2000], pp. 215-222, the list of children on p. 222; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 324, says they had 5 sons, viz. Elijah, Joseph, Seth, Ebenezer, and one who died young.

        [126] Her maiden name from the I.G.I. birth record of their daughter Lucy Boardman, and from the FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by William LeRoy Bradley, of New Bedford, MA.

        [127] Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, citing Middletown VRs, Vol. 2, p. 16.

        [128] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 217.

        [129] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 390.

        [130] Hoskins, Anthony, “The Washburns of Middletown, Connecticut, and the Children of Joseph4 and Hannah (Johnson?) Washburn,” The American Genealogist, Vol. 75, No. 3 [July 2000], p. 216.

        [131] Leicester VRs, p. 226.

        [132] Hoskins, Anthony, “The Washburns of Middletown, Connecticut, and the Children of Joseph4 and Hannah (Johnson?) Washburn,” The American Genealogist, Vol. 75, No. 3 [July 2000], p. 222, his birth not recorded in the vital records of Bridgewater.

        [133] Leicester VRs, p. 226.

        [134] Leicester VRs, p. 142, marriage intentions of Daniel Denney and Rebakah Jones recorded 10 Nov. 1722 in Leicester.

        [135] Leicester VRs, p. 143, marriage intentions of Sarah Denny and Thomas Sargeant recorded on 17 Jan. 1778 in Leicester.

        [136] Leicester VRs, p. 226.

        [137] Per email letter of Millie Clough, of 19 Nov. 2002.

        [138] Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, citing Middletown VRs, Vol. 2, p. 41.

        [139] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 135.

        [140] Per letter of Jeanne Doty Cady, of San Diego, CA.

        [141] Leicester VRs, p. 226.

        [142] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 137, baptized in the First Church of East Bridgewater.

        [143] MF5G: Cooke, p. 259, with no further explanation. No marriage record was found for Susannah Washburn in Middletown, CT, or Leiceter, MA.

        [144] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 137, baptized in the First Church of East Bridgewater.

        [145] Leicester VRs, p. 226.

        [146] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 136.

        [147] Leicester VRs, p. 188, marriage intentions recorded between Jonathan Newhall and Hannah Convers on 17 Oct. 1731 in Leicester.

        [148] Spencer VRs, p. 212, under “Washbone”; Leicester VRs, p. 225, marriage intentions recorded 10 July 1757 in Leicester, at which time Ebenezer Washburn is called “of Spencer.”

        [149] Calculated from her age at death.

        [150] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 265; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 571, for the first wife of David Perkins; New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 39, Jan. 1885, p. 81.

        [151] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 389; Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 122.

        [152] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 262, under “Pirkins.”

        [153] New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 39, Jan. 1885, p. 81; Noyes, Libby, Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, p. 541.

        [154] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 37, p. 142. That Benjamin Washburn, Gentleman, was a son of Samuel Washburn, and not Joseph Washburn, is shown under his family.

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

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

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

        [158] Plymouth Co. Probate Vol. 5, p. 561, 564-565. Martha (Leonard) Perkins, the widow of Nathan Perkins, had remarried to Isaac Hayward in 1728, so Thomas Perkins was appointed to look after the interests of his nieces and nephews.

        [159] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 537, buried in the Old Graveyard, Bridgewater.

        [160] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 538, buried in the Old Graveyard, Bridgewater; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15659.

        [161] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15659; Vol. 16, p. 158-160, from FHL microfilm #0551543.

        [162] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 265, says they had Mary 1718, Hepzibah 1720, Thomas 1722, Ebenezer 1727, and Francis 1729.

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

        [164] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 179.

        [165] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 291.

        [166] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 254.

        [167] Jones, William, “Robert Carver of Marshfield, Mass., and Some of His Descendants,” Genealogies of Mayflower Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. I, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1985, p. 449.

        [168] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 289.

        [169] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 207, 208.

        [170] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 73.

        [171] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 259.

        [172] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 266, 276.

        [173] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 293.

        [174] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 252.

        [175] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 536.

        [176] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 252.

        [177] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 47, marriage of Thomas Holmes and Mary Sprout, both of Middleborough, on 1 Apr. 1731.

        [178] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 288.

        [179] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 253.

        [180] Plympton VRs, p. 421, marriage of Robert Waterman Jr., of Halifax, and Martha Cushman, of Plympton, on 8 Apr. 1734 in Plympton.

        [181] Per Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 289.

        [182] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 208.

        [183] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 289.

        [184] 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], p. 76; MF5G: Cooke, p. 260.

        [185] White, Lorraine Cook, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: New Milford 1712-1860, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 2000, [hereinafter White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs], p. 221, taken from New Milford Land Records, Vol. 4, p. 20.

        [186] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 508, for the second wife of Samuel Miles, of New Haven.

        [187] MF5G: Cooke, p. 260, from New Milford Land Records, Vol. 5, p. 139.

        [188] MF5G: Cooke, p. 261, from New Milford Land Records, Vol. 1, p.232.

        [189] MF5G: Cooke, p. 261, from Kent Land Records.

        [190] MF5G: Cooke, p. 260, from his probate records in Monmouth Co., NJ.

        [191] MF5G: Cooke, p. 261, from New Jersey Wills, Vol. H, p. 77. Billie Mumma, of Tulsa, OK, reported that Linda Smith had the probate records of Ebenezer Washburn researched in New Jersey, and they found no list of the heirs of Ebenezer in the docket papers.

        [192] White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs, p. 221, taken from New Milford Land Records, Vol. 4, p. 20.

        [193] MF5G: Cooke, p. 256.

        [194] The marriage date from the I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from an FHL patron family group sheet, from microfilm #0820401, but the marriage was not listed in Barbour’s Index of New Milford town and land records.

        [195] Plympton VRs, p. 217, under “Warshborn.”

        [196] White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs, p. 221, taken from New Milford Land Records, Vol. 4, p. 20.

        [197] His parents per the FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Mrs. V. Leroy Oaks, of Orem, UT, Eva C. Smith, of Phoenix, AZ, Littleton Strong, of Las Vegas, NV, and several others.

        [198] White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs, p. 221, taken from New Milford Land Records, Vol. 6, p. 7, married by Samuel Canfield, J.P.

        [199] White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs, p. 221, taken from New Milford Land Records, Vol. 4, p. 20; MF5G: Cooke, p. 261, gives the birth date as 10 May 1727.

        [200] Schott, Nancy E., The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Sharon 1739-1865, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 2000, [hereinafter Schott, Barbour Index of Sharon VRs], p. 336, married by John Williams.

        [201] White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs, p. 221, taken from New Milford Land Records, Vol. 4, p. 20.

        [202] White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs, p. 221, taken from New Milford Land Records, Vol. 4, p. 20.

        [203] Her parents from the FHL Ancestry File, submitted by Margaret W. Mikkelsen, of Davis, CA, and Ronald J. Riley, of Muskegon, MI.

        [204] Early Connecticut Marriages: Kent, p. 20, not listed in Barbour’s index of Kent town records.

        [205] White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs, p. 221, taken from New Milford Land Records, Vol. 4, p. 20.

        [206] Her parents per the FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Patricia Nelson Loftus, of West Valley City, UT, however Billie Mumma, of Tulsa, OK, gives her parents as William Drake and Magdelena Brower.

        [207] Record of Marriages of the Presbyterian Churches in Rumbout and Poughkeepsie, New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol 69, p. 290.

        [208] Per the FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Patricia Nelson Loftus, of West Valley City, UT.

        [209] 1800 Federal Census, Middletown, Delaware Co., NY, p. 271, the Jonathan Washburn household had 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over. They were living next door to the family of Ebenezer G. Washburn.

        [210] White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs, p. 221, taken from New Milford Land Records, Vol. 4, p. 20.

        [211] Her maiden name from the I.G.I. Marriage Records, presumably from LDS temple records, but her surname may be a guess because of the naming of a son “Tabor” Washburn, the date calculated from the approximate birth year of Tabor Washburn in circa 1760.

        [212] White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs, p. 221, taken from New Milford Land Records, Vol. 4, p. 20.

        [213] Per email letter of Jackie D. of 21 June 2000.

        [214] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 25, marriage of Eleazer Carver and Katherine Elmes, both of Middleborough, on 2 Dec. 1719 in Middleborough; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 129.

        [215] Estimated from the birth of their eldest child and the birth of Rebeckah Washburn.

        [216] Per MF5G: Cooke, p. 261, not listed in Barbour’s index of New Milford town and land records.

        [217] MF5G: Cooke, p. 261, her birth not listed in Barbour’s index of Kent town records.

        [218] MF5G: Cooke, p. 261, her birth not listed in Barbour’s index of Kent town records.

        [219] White, Lorraine Cook, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Kent 1739-1852, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1999, [hereinafter White, Barbour Index of Kent VRs], p. 151, married by John Ransom, J.P. Another Mary Washburn married Jabez Chappel, of New London, CT, probably as his second wife, on 22 May 1760 in New London, CT. Chappel had married first to an Ann (___) in ca. 1745. Mary (Washburn) Chappel, the wife of Jabez Chappel, possibly had no children, so she may have been a widow.

        [220] MF5G: Cooke, p. 261, her birth not listed in Barbour’s index of Kent town records.

        [221] Per Billie Mumma, of Tulsa, OK, the source not cited.

        [222] MF5G: Cooke, p. 261, his birth not listed in Barbour’s index of Kent town records.

        [223] Her name is reportedly listed at least twice, first on a letter from the Town Fathers of Fredericksburgh, NY, to the Governor of New York, requesting that Zuba Bates, wife of John Bates, and Mary Washburn, wife of Ebenezer Washburn, and children be allowed to pass through the enemy lines during the Revolutionary War, and secondly on a deed where Ebenezer Washburn sold property in Gulliver’s Hole, Digby, Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia, in 1788.

        [224] Per research of Billie Mumma, of Tulsa, OK, citing, in part, Mather, New York in the Revolution, p. 258, Public Papers of George Clinton, p. 358, and the Supplement to the History of Annapolis, p. 116.

        [225] Per research of Billie Mumma, of Tulsa, OK, the source not cited.

        [226] Coldham, Peter Wilson, American Loyalist Claims, Volume I, Washington D.C., 1980, p. 515. His claim was filed 8 Mar. 1786 in Digby, NS, for lost furniture, horses, etc.

        [227] Per research of Billie Mumma, of Tulsa, OK.

        [228] 1800 Federal Census, Delaware Co., NY, p. 271, the Ebenezer Washburn household had 2 males under 10, 2 males aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female under 10, 2 females aged 10-15 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over. He was living next door to his presumed son, David Washburn, and near by Thomas Washburn, Jonathan Washburn, and Ebenezer G. Washburn.

        [229] MF5G: Cooke, p. 261, her birth not listed in Barbour’s index of Kent town records.

        [230] Per Billie Mumma, of Tulsa, OK, the source not cited.

        [231] MF5G: Cooke, p. 261, his birth not listed in Barbour’s index of Kent town records.

        [232] Per Billie Mumma, of Tulsa, OK, taken supposedly from records of Washington, CT, which at that time was still part of New Milford, CT; Washburne, Brenton P., The Washburn Family in America, 1983, n.p.

        [233] Per research of Billie Mumma, of Tulsa, OK, citing Calhoon, Robert M., Loyalist in Rev. America, Vol. 20, pp. 17, 315.

        [234] Per research of Billie Mumma, of Tulsa, OK, citing Public Records of the State of Connecticut, 1778-1780, Vol. 11, p. 466, where David Washburn was exchanged for Solomon Dunham junr, who was being held at Long Island, in New York.

        [235] Per Billie Mumma, of Tulsa, OK, citing, Ye Historie of Ye Town of Greenwich, County of Fairfield and State of Connecticut, Knickerbocker Press, New York, NY, 1911, p. 181-182.

        [236] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 208, under “Pollard.”

        [237] Plymouth VRs, p. 94; MF5G: Cooke, p. 261.

        [238] Plymouth VRs, p. 31.

        [239] Davis, William T., Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, reprint, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1994, originally published as Part II of Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth, Boston, 1899, [hereinafter Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families], p. 263.

        [240] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 5, Court of Common Pleas, Session 1, case #13, p. 386.

        [241] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 5, Court of Common Pleas, Session 5, p. 15.

        [242] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 6, Court of Common Pleas, Session 7, p. 167.

        [243] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 6, Court of Common Pleas, Session 7, p. 177.

        [244] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 6, Court of Common Pleas, Session 8, p. 133.

        [245] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #21965; Vol. 13, pp. 487, 554, Vol. 14, p. 512.

        [246] Plymouth Co.  Land Records, Vol. 69, p. 144.

        [247] Plympton VRs, p. 217, under “Warshborn.”

        [248] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 25.

        [249] Per Plympton VRs, p. 419.

        [250] Plympton VRs, p. 217.

        [251] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 195; Rochester VRs, Vol. 2, p. 225, marriage of Benjamin Norris of Plimouth and Mary Wooden on 18 July 1717 in Rochester.

        [252] Plympton VRs, p. 418, under “Washborn.”

        [253] Plympton VRs, p. 217.

        [254] Merritt, Grace Hufford and Thomas H. Roderick, “Samuel and Keziah (Barrows) Benson of Middleborough, Mass.,” The American Genealogist, Vol. 51, No. 4, [Oct. 1975], p. 216.

        [255] Plympton VRs, p. 418, under “Warshborn.”

        [256] Plympton VRs, p. 217. The date is given as “____ 5, 1734.”

        [257] Plympton VRs, p. 217.

        [258] Her parents from her I.G.I. Birth Record, taken from an FHL patron family group sheet, microfilm #1396217, however this may not be correct. William T. Davis does not list a daughter Hannah born to Benjamin and Mary Norris in Plymouth in Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 195, and the wife of Benjamin Norris was Mary Wooden, not Bump.

        [259] Marriage date from the I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from an FHL patron family group sheet, microfilm #1553373.

        [260] Vital Records of New Gloucester, Maine, 1771-1892, from FHL microfilm #0011586.

        [261] Plympton VRs, p. 217.

        [262] Plympton VRs, p. 254, marriage of Caleb Benson of Middleborough and Deborah Barrow of Plympton on 11 Jan. 1732 in Rochester, MA.

        [263] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 120, he was “of Plymton.”

        [264] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from an FHL patron family group sheet, from microfilm #0820401.

        [265] Plympton VRs, p. 217.

        [266] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 25, marriage of John Vaughan and Jerusha Wood, both of Middleboro, on 19 Feb. 1717/18 in Middleborough.

        [267] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 122.

        [268] Calculated from her age at death and the date of her marriage in 1764. Her birth was not recorded in the Plympton Vital Records.

        [269] Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1909, [hereinafter Scituate VRs], Vol. 2, p. 246, marriage of Thomas Randall and Faith Winslow on 11 Dec. 1729 in Scituate.

        [270] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 149.

        [271] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22009.

        [272] Vital Records of Rochester, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1914, 2 volumes, [hereinafter Rochester VRs], Vol. 2, p. 89, marriage of Ithamer Combs and Hannah Andrews on 4 Nov. 1731 in Rochester.

        [273] Rochester VRs, Vol. 2, p. 311, marriage intentions recorded 24 Sept. 1768 in Rochester, he was “of Plimtown.”

        [274] Calculated from his age at his enlistment in the Continental Army from Plympton in 1779 at age 26.

        [275] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from LDS temple records, from microfilm #458012.

        [276] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 204.

        [277] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 390; Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 122.

        [278] Calculated from his age at death.

        [279] Lazell, Theodore Studley, “John Lazell of Hingham, Mass., and Some of His Descendants,” Genealogies of Mayflower Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. II, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1985, p. 578.

        [280] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 49, p. 72.

        [281] Vital Records of West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter West Bridgewater VRs], p. 205, buried in the Old Grave Yard, South Street, West Bridgewater.

        [282] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 204, says they had Isaac 1721, David 1724, Mary 1729, Sarah 1732, and Rebecca 1734.

        [283] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 177.

        [284] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 348.

        [285] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 203, marriage intentions recorded 21 June 1744 in Bridgewater.

        [286] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 177.

        [287] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 348.

        [288] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 203.

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

        [290] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 203.

        [291] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 177.

        [292] West Bridgewater VRs, p. 69.

        [293] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 222, 223.

        [294] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 203.

        [295] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 201.

        [296] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 222; MF5G: Chilton, pp. 13-15, 35.

        [297] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 369, buried in the Old Central Cemetery in East Bridgewater; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 510.

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

        [299] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 228, which has the marriage date as 17 Apr. 1752, but the marriage intentions as 31 Mar. 1753. The marriage obviously occurred in 1753, not 1752.

        [300] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 511.

        [301] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 189.

        [302] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 246.

        [303] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 369, buried in the Old Central Cemetery, East Bridgewater; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 511.

        [304] Plym­outh Co. Probate Docket #12365; Vol. 27, p. 287, Vol. 30, p. 519.

        [305] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 165, Bridgewater Town, Plymouth County, the Jerusha Latham household had only 2 free white females.

        [306] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 244, 245.

        [307] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 246.

        [308] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 373.

        [309] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 373.

        [310] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 201.

        [311] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 369.

        [312] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 178.

        [313] West Bridgewater VRs, p. 69.

        [314] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 253-254.

        [315] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 204.

        [316] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 178.

        [317] West Bridgewater VRs, p. 69.

        [318] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 152; Taunton VRs, Vol. 2, p. 170, marriage of Samuel Edson and Mary Dean on 1 Jan. 1707/8 in Taunton.

        [319] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 204.

        [320] 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], pp. 14, 39, for the maiden name of Sarah, wife of Eleazer Rickard; MF5G: Chilton, p. 78; MF5G: Cooke, p. 262; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 624, which don’t give the maiden name of Sarah.

        [321] Plympton VRs, p. 418, under “Warshbourn.”

        [322] Plymouth VRs, p. 28.

        [323] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 213; MF5G: Eaton, p. 14.

        [324] MF5G: Eaton, p. 7.

        [325] MF5G: Eaton, p. 3.

        [326] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 5, Court of Common Pleas, Session 4, p. 114.

        [327] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 36, p. 189.

        [328] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 39, p. 65.

        [329] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 2, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 9, p. 28.

        [330] MF5G: Eaton, p. 40, from Middletown Probate Records, Vol. 1, p. 104.

        [331] Middletown, CT, Probate Docket #3731.

        [332] Plympton VRs, p. 217.

        [333] Plympton VRs, p. 217.

        [334] MF5G: Eaton, p. 122, taken from Middletown Land Records, Vol. 20, p. 343.

        [335] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Connecticut, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 80, Chatham Town, Middlesex County, the John Washbourn household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older and 2 free white females.

        [336] MF5G: Eaton, p. 122.

        [337] MF5G: Eaton, p. 122, taken from Chatham Land Records, Vol. 9, p. 408.

        [338] MF5G: Eaton, p. 122, taken from records of the First Church of Portland, CT, Vol. 5, p. 98; Bailey, Frederic W., Early Connecticut Marriages as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800, New Haven, CT, Vol. 4, p. 103.

        [339] Her date of birth from her gravestone in Portland, CT.

        [340] Plympton VRs, p. 217.

        [341] MF5G: Eaton, p. 123.

        [342] Calculated from the birth of their first child in ca. 1755.

        [343] Plympton VRs, p. 217.

        [344] Portland, CT, Church Records, (formerly East Middletown), Vol. 5, p. 14.

        [345] Middletown Probate Docket #3732, from MF5G: Eaton, p. 40.

        [346] Portland, CT, Church Records, (formerly East Middletown), Vol. 5, p. 15.

        [347] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 323.

        [348] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 809, Ezra Whitmarsh and Bathsheba Richards were married on 20 Jan. 1693 in Boston.

        [349] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 386; Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1910, 2 Volumes, [hereinafter Weymouth VRs], Vol. 2, p. 207, marriage intentions recorded 28 Dec. 1729 in Weymouth; Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 122.

        [350] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 1, p. 352.

        [351] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 2, p. 372.

        [352] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 1, p. 351.

        [353] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 2, p. 166, marriage intentions recorded between Josiah Ripley and Mary Burrill on 17 Aug. 1717 in Weymouth.

        [354] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 2, p. 219.

        [355] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 1, p. 262.

        [356] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 2, p. 333.

        [357] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 209, Weymouth Town, Suffolk Co., the Willi Ripley household had 1 free white male aged 16 or over and 3 free white females.

        [358] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 1, p. 261.

        [359] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 1, p. 262.

        [360] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 2, p. 166.

        [361] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 132, Williamsburgh Town, Hampshire Co., the Nehemiah White household had 1 free white male aged 16 or over, 3 free white males under 16, and 4 free white females.

        [362] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 1, p. 262.

        [363] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 1, p. 261, taken from records of the First Church of Christ, South Precinct, Weymouth.

        [364] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 2, p. 166.

        [365] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 1, p. 261.

        [366] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 1, p. 261, taken from records of the First Church of Christ, South Precinct, Weymouth.

        [367] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 2, p. 166.

        [368] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 2, p. 281.

        [369] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 2, p. 280.

        [370] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 210, Weymouth Town, Suffolk Co., the Silvanus Holbrook household had 1 free white male aged 16 or over, 2 free white males under 16, and 1 free white female.

        [371] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 1, p. 261.

        [372] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 1, p. 261, taken from records of the First Church of Christ, South Precinct, Weymouth.

        [373] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 1, p. 261.

        [374] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 1, p. 261, taken from records of the First Church of Christ, South Precinct, Weymouth.

        [375] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 2, p. 166.

        [376] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 209, Weymouth Town, Suffolk Co., the John Venson Jun. household had 1 free white male aged 16 or over, 2 free white males under 16, and 4 free white females. The John Venson household next door had 1 free white male aged 16 or over, 1 free white male under 16, and 3 free white females.

        [377] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 1, p. 261.

        [378] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 1, p. 261, taken from records of the First Church of Christ, South Precinct, Weymouth.

        [379] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 1, p. 262.

        [380] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 1, p. 262.

        [381] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 1, p. 352.

        [382] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 2, p. 372.

        [383] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 1, p. 350.

        [384] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 2, p. 219, marriage intentions recorded 22 Nov. 1754 in Weymouth.

        [385] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 2, p. 110, marriage intentions recorded 9 Aug. 1760 in Weymouth.

        [386] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 2, p. 294.

        [387] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 1, p. 163.

        [388] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 1, p. 350.

        [389] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 1, p. 350.

        [390] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 2, p. 219, marriage intentions recorded 20 July 1768 in Weymouth.

        [391] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 1, p. 82.

        [392] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 1, p. 352.

        [393] Bridgewater VRs, vol. 2, p. 404; Weymouth VRs, Vol. 2, p. 220, marriage intentions recorded Dec. 1764 in Weymouth.

        [394] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 1, p. 351.

        [395] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 1, p. 351.

        [396] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 2, p. 372.

        [397] Weymouth VRs, Vol. 1, p. 350, taken from records of the First Church of Christ, South Precinct, Weymouth.

        [398] Bowman, George Ernest, “Benjamin Washburns of Bridgewater,” Pilgrim Notes and Queries, Vol. 5, No. 1, [Jan. 1917], p. 2.

        [399] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 254; Taunton VRs, Vol. 2, p. 349, marriage of Israel Packard and Hannah Crosman on 16 July 1701 in Taunton; MF5G: Cooke, p. 263.

        [400] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 64. He was called “Benjam Washburn the 3rd” in the marriage record, being the youngest of the three Benjamin Washburn cousins of Bridgewater; Bowman, George Ernest, “Benjamin Washburns of Bridgewater,” Pilgrim Notes and Queries, Vol. 5, No. 1, [Jan. 1917], p. 2, which sorts out the different Benjamin Washburns of Bridgewater.

        [401] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 250.

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

        [403] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15104; Vol. 13, pp. 10, 217.

        [404] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 328, says they had Hannah 1744, Sarah 1748, and Ebenezer 1750.

        [405] Vital Records of Brockton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Brockton VRs], p. 151, baptized in the Fourth Church of Christ in North Bridgewater.

        [406] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 575, from a private record of deaths kept by Oliver Alden of Bridgewater.

        [407] Brockton VRs, p. 150, baptized in the Fourth Church of Christ in North Bridgewater.

        [408] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 329. Her baptism was not found in North Bridgewater.

        [409] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 386; Brockton VRs, p. 299.

        [410] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 359.

        [411] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 404; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 586.

        [412] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 358.

        [413] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 359.

        [414] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 417. The marriage record calls her “Polly Woods,” but in the marriage intentions she is recorded as “Mary Woodwiss.”

        [415] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 196.

        [416] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 26, the marriage of John Darling and Elisabeth Bennet, both of Middleborough, on 17 Oct. 1721 in Middleborough.

        [417] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 14.

        [418] Brockton VRs, p. 151, baptized in the Fourth Church of Christ in North Bridgewater.

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

        [420] Brockton VRs, p. 151, baptized in the Fourth Church of Christ in North Bridgewater.

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

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

        [423] Brockton VRs, p. 151, baptized in the Fourth Church of Christ in North Bridgewater.

        [424] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 385; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 328.



U APPENDIX Υ: The Will of Thomas Perkins, of Bridgewater (1758): *

[Note: In addition to being a difficult will to transcribe because of the poor handwriting, the clerk probably made several errors copying it into the probate book as evidenced by the erasure and omission of part of a line, the duplication of words throughout the will, and what appears to be the omission of words in other parts of the will.]

In the name of God Amen March 18th. 1758

I Thomas Perkins of Bridgwater in the County of Plymouth in New Engld. Yeoman being at present in a State of health and of a Sound & Disposing mind and memory which I thank God for But Calling to mind the mortality of my Body Do make and ordain this my Last Will & Testament that is To Say princapally and first of all I give and Recommend my Soul into the hands of the great god who gave it hooping through the merrets mediation and Intercession of Christ to obtain the Pardon of all my Sins and Inherit Eternal Life. and my body I Commit to the Earth to in a Decent Manner at the Descresion of my Executor hereafter named and as Touching My worldly Estate I Give & Dispose thereof in the following manner. In the first Place my will is that all my Debts and Funeral Charges be Paid in a Conveniant Time after my Decease by my Executor out of that Part of my Estate which I have Given To my 3 sons to be Devided between them

Item I Give and bequeath unto my Son Thos his heirs and assigns, forever, [part of a line which has been erased] and fences there on Together with other appurtences wher he now Dwels whome I appoint Sole Executor of This my Last will & Testament

Item I Give and bequeath unto my Son Ebenezer his heirs and assigns forever That Part of my homestead which Lyeth on the Southerly Side of the high way by my Dwelling house Excepting what is particularly other wise hereafter Disposed of in this my Last Will

Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Francis his heirs and assigns forever all that Part of my homestead which lyeth on the northerly Side of the of the high way by my Dwelling House together with a Seperte Piece of Land Lying on the Southerly Side of Said high way on which Standeth my barn &c Bounded as follows, Beginning at a Plum Tree Standing by and on the Southerly Side of Said way about five Rods from a Large Rock Close by the River from sd from sd Plumb Tree runing South Twelve Degrees East Nine Rods and five Links To a Rok thence Runing East Six Degrees South Twenty four Rods To a Stak & Stones by Said way then by the Said way To the bounds first mentioned Together also with a small Pece of Land on the westerly Side of the River by my house on the northerly Side of sd Way

Item I give and bequeath unto my Said Son Ebenezer and francis them & their heirs and assigns forever my Tract of Land Lying below Eleazer Aldens Adjoyning To the Thousand acres (so Called) To be Equally Devided between Them in ye following manner V~~. The Deviding Line to begin at a great white oak Tree Standing near the Southerly Range of Said Tract and the Line of the Said 1000 Acres and from Said Tree To Extend Such a Point northerly as will Devide Said Tract into Equal Shears for Quantity and the Said Ebenezer his heirs & Assigns the Easterly half and the Said Francis his heirs and assigns To have the westerly half. But it is To be under stood that the Iron Oar that is or may be found in both the halfs aforesaid is To be Equally Devided between—That is To Say The Said Ebenezer his heirs & Assigns are To have one half of the Iron oar on Francis’ half of the Said Land and sd Francis his heirs and assigns are To have one half of the Iron oar on Ebenezers Half of the Land also I give unto the Said Francis and Ebenezer and Francis their heirs and assigns forever my Grist mill & Saw mill and all my Interest in the forge Together with the Tools and utensils & Stream and all Privelidges thereto belonging the yard Privelidge belonging to Said Saw mill is bounded in the following manner begining at the Plum Tree before mentioned and from thence runing South Twelve Degrees East Eleven Rods & five Links then Runing South westerly till the line will will intersect a Line Run from a hornbine Tree Standing about three Rods below Said Saw mill To the Northwesterly Corner of Said Ebenezer Dwelling house one Rod and a half From Said house then Keeping the Range of the last Line to Said hornbine by the River near to which there is also a Red oak Tree then bounded by the River up Stream To the Said high way then by the way to the Said Plum Tree as also a Lot of Cedar Swamp being the ninth Lot in the Little Cedar Swamp So Called Equally Devided between Them

Item I give & bequeath unto my Two Grand Daughters the Children of my Daughter Mary Late wife of Josiah Howard Junr. Deceased To Each of them a fether bed and furniture apece I give unto them & my grandson child of the Said Mary 1 Cow & Two pound Thirteen Shillings and four pence Lawfull money To be Equaly Devided between the the Said three grandChildren the Said Two pounds Thirteen Shillings & four pence to be Paid by my Said Son Thomas out of that Part of my Estate given to him.

Item I give & bequeth unto my Said Sons Thomas Ebenezer and Francis my Two hundred acres Land lying at a Place Called Cork hill at the Slear[?] of the Township of wels which my father purchased of Harlikington Simmons also a ninth Part of a Purchase Right in the undevided Lands in Bridgwater as also all my other Real Estate wheresoever Lying not before Disposed to be Equally Devided between them—also I give unto them my negro boy Ceaser fire armes wearing apparel Cash bonds notes Book amounts and the Remainder of my Quick Stok—Book Provitions besides what will be necessary for my famaly’s Use to Carry the year about to be To be Devided Equaly between them and if there be any Hay at my Decease to be Devided according To the Quick Stock

Item I give unto my Son Francis my Smith Tools but the Shop one half To him and the other half To my Said Son Ebenezer

In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the Day & year aforesd.

Sined Sealed pronounced published and Declared by the                                           Tho. Perkins     (seal)

Said Thomas Perkins To be his Last Will In Presence of

Josiah Edson Jun:  John Woods:  Benja Sprage

 

Probated on 3 Aug. 1761, presented in court by Thomas Perkins of Bridgwater, the executor, and proved by Josiah Edson junr. Esq., and Benjamin Sprague.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 16, p. 158-160, from FHL microfilm #0551543.