~~ Plymouth Colony and Massachusetts ~~

--- Fourth Generation in America ---

 

Families of the Children of Jonathan3 Washburn and Mary Vaughan

 

 

            The grandchildren of Jonathan Washburn and Mary Vaughan began to spread out from Bridgewater, with the families of daughters Martha and Mary living in Rehoboth and Attleborough. The family of daughter Joanna seems incomplete. I have listed the families of Martha’s stepson and stepdaughter, even though they are not Washburn descendants, because three of Mary’s grandchildren married step-grandchildren of Martha, and because Martha’s stepdaughter Rebeckah Barney and her family moved to the same town in Vermont as three of Mary’s sons, providing an important link in the proving that Mary belongs in this family.

 

 

 

 

John1 Washburn (4th)

 

 

John2 Washburn (5th)

 

 

 

 

Margery1 Moore

 

Jonathan3 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

Experience1 Mitchell

 

 

Elizabeth2 Mitchell

 

 

 

 

Jane2 Cooke

Elisabeth4 Washburn

 

 

 

Josiah4 Washburn

 

 

 

Benjamin4 Washburn

 

 

 

Ebenezer4 Washburn

 

 

 

Martha4 Washburn

 

 

 

Joanna4 Washburn

 

 

 

Nathan4 Washburn

 

 

 

Jonathan4 Washburn (Jr.)

 

 

 

Cornelius4 Washburn

 

 

 

Mary4 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

George Vaughan

 

 

Mary Vaughan

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Hinchman

 

 

(139.) Elisabeth4 Washburn, eldest daughter of (60) Jonathan3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, on 12 Oct. 1684,[1] married Lt. John3 Benson, son of Joseph2 and Sarah Benson, of Hull, MA,[2] on 4 Dec. 1710 in Bridgewater.[3] He was born say ca. 1682, a grandson of John1 and Mary (Williams) Benson, who came from Caversham, England, in 1638 to New England, settling in Hingham, Massachusetts Bay Colony.[4]

         Lt. John Benson was a weaver, and they lived in South Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony.[5] Elizabeth (Washburn) Benson died on 9 Mar. 1765 in Bridgewater,[6] and Lt. John Benson remarried to Sarah Williams in 1765 in East Bridgewater.[7] He died testate on 30 May 1770 in Bridgewater, “old.”[8] His will, dated 1 Feb. 1770, and probated on 6 Aug. 1770, mentioned his wife Sarah, sons Benjamin and Jonathan, and daughters Susanna, Elizabeth, Mary and Hannah, without mentioning their surnames. His son Jonathan Benson was executor of the estate.[9] (See appendix Ђ for a full transcription of his will.)

         Elisabeth Washburn and Lt. John Benson had children, order uncertain:[10]

+       526     i   Susanna4 Benson, born in ca. 1712, probably in Hull, MA, married Jonathan5 Cushman, son of Robert4 and Persis (Lewis) Cushman,[11] on 25 Feb. 1735/6 in Bridgewater,[12] and they lived in Kingston, MA. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         527     ii   Elisabeth Benson, probably died young, not mentioned in her father’s will.[13]

         528     iii   Mary Benson, probably died young, not mentioned in her father’s will.[14]

+       529    iv   Lt. Jonathan4 Benson, born ca. 1718,[15] married Martha Snell, daughter of Amos and Mary3 (Packard) Snell,[16] on 7 Nov. 1740 in Bridgewater,[17] and lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       530    v   Benjamin4 Benson, born, say 1720, married Keziah Snell, daughter of Amos and Mary3 (Packard) Snell,[18] on 30 Oct. 1745 in Bridgewater,[19] and also lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       531    vi   Hannah4 Benson, born, say 1722, married James Dunbar (Jr.), son of James and Experience4 (Hayward) Dunbar,[20] on 22 Jan. 1745 in Bridgewater,[21] and also lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

 

 

(140.) Josiah4 Washburn, eldest son of (60) Jonathan3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, on 12 May 1686,[22] married 1.) Elisabeth Davenport, daughter of Richard and Abigail (Shaw) Davenport, of South Bridgewater, MA,[23] on 20 June 1723 in Bridgewater.[24] She died, and he remarried to 2.) Sarah4 Richmond, daughter of Edward3 and Mary Richmond, of Taunton,[25] in ca. 1725.[26] She was born ca. 1701,[27] probably in Taunton, a granddaughter of John2 and Abigail3 (Rogers) Richmond (Jr.), of Taunton.[28] The will of Edward Richmond, of Taunton, dated 3 June 1738, and probated on 9 Dec. 1741, named wife Mary, and daughter Sarah Crane, along with other children.[29]

         Josiah Washburn died intestate on 27 Jan. 1733/4 in Bridgewater.[30] His widow, Sarah Washburn, and her father, Edward Richmond, of Taunton, were granted administration of his estate on 24 May 1734, with John Hacket and Robert Ransom, both of Middleborough, as sureties.[31] John Hacket was the brother-in-law of Sarah Richmond, married to Sarah’s sister Priscilla Richmond.[32]

         Sarah (Richmond) Washburn remarried to Samuel Crane, of Milton, MA, possibly son of Stephen and Mary (Denison) Crane,[33] on 13 Feb. 1737/8 in Bridgewater.[34] Samuel Crane was born on 23 May 1687 in Braintree, MA.[35] Sarah (Richmond) (Washburn) Crane died a widow on 9 June 1787 in Bridgewater, aged 86 years, “old.”[36]

         Josiah Washburn four children, all presumably by Sarah Richmond, order uncertain,[37] and Sarah had one more son by Samuel Crane:

+       532     i   Josiah5 Washburn (Jr.), born ca. 1726 in Bridgewater, married Phebe4 Hayward, daughter of Deacon Thomas3 and Bethiah3 (Brett) Hayward, of East Bridgewater,[38] on 3 May 1753 in Bridgewater.[39] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       533     ii   Mary5 Washburn, born ca. 1729 in Bridgewater, married Job Pratt, son of Joseph and Lydia3 (Leonard) Pratt (3rd),[40] on 1 Feb. 1757 in Bridgewater,[41] and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       534    iii   Silence5 Washburn, born ca. 1731 in Bridgewater, married Lt. Jesse5? Washburn on 29 Dec. 1748 in Bridgewater,[42] and moved to Pennsylvania. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       535    iv   Jonathan5 Washburn, born ca. 1733 in Bridgewater,[43] married Rebecca Perkins on 18 Jan. 1757 in Bridgewater,[44] and moved to Norwich, Hampshire Co., MA. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         536     v   Samuel Crane (Jr.), born on 19 Feb. 1738/9 in Bridgewater,[45] never married,[46] died intestate on 31 May 1809 in Bridgewater, aged 71 [sic] years.[47] Samuel Crane (Jr.), as the only son of Samuel Crane, inherited his father’s property, which passed on to his Washburn half-brothers and half-sisters after his death. He was not listed as a head of household in the 1790 federal census in Plymouth Co., MA, but he was living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1800 federal census.[48] It is through the distribution of his estate after his death that the children of Josiah Washburn and Sarah Richmond are known.[49]

 

 

(141.) Benjamin4 Washburn, second son of (60) Jonathan3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, on 17 Jan. 1687/8,[50] married Martha Kingman,[51] daughter of Henry and Bethiah2 (Haward) Kingman,[52] on 6 Aug. 1729 in Bridgewater.[53] She was born on 10 July 1699 in Bridgewater,[54] a granddaughter of John and Elizabeth Kingman, and of John1 and Martha2 (Hayward) Haward, of Bridgewater.[55]

         Benjamin Washburn was granted administra­tion of his father's estate on 10 Jan. 1725/6, and of his brother Ebenezer Washburn’s estate on 3 Apr. 1728.

         Benjamin Washburn died intestate on 25 Aug. 1740 in Bridgewater, aged 42 [sic] years,[56] and administration of his estate was granted to his brother, Cornelius Washburn, in 1740, after his widow, Martha Washburn, declined. Final distribution was made on 25 Apr. 1763 to his heirs: Martha Washburn, widow, Joseph Washburn, Jr. and Mary his wife, Jonathan Leonard and Martha his wife, and Benjamin Washburn “3rd.”[57] In March 1741/2 Cornelius Washburne, administrator of the estate of Benjamin Washburne late of Bridgwater, yeoman, sued Joseph Packard of Bridgwater, husbandman, over debt from a £70.10s bond dated 7 Feb. 1739.[58]

         On 18 Nov. 1749 Martha Washburn, widow, as heir to Henry Kingman, of Bridgewater, joined other heirs in selling a lot in Bridgewater to the heirs of Jonathan Packard, of Bridgewater.[59] On 22 Sept. 1755 Mary Washburn and Martha Washburn, spinsters, daughters of Benjamin Washburn, deceased, sold their rights in the homestead and outlands of their father to their brother, Benjamin Washburn, witnessed by Josiah Edson Jr. and Cornelius Washburn.[60] On 12 Mar. 1757 Benjamin Washburn, 3rd, yeoman, Joseph Washburn, Jr., laborer, and Mary, his wife, and Martha Washburn, Jr., spinster, all of Bridgewater, sold a cedar swamp partly in Halifax and Pembroke, to Edmund Curtis, laborer, “derived from our grandfather Jonathan Washburn, deceased, to our father Benjamin Washburn, deceased.”[61]

         Martha (Kingman) Washburn never remarried, and died on 15 Feb. 1793 in Bridgewater, aged 96 years.[62]

         Benjamin Washburn and Martha Kingman had three children:[63]

         537     i   Mary5 Washburn, born on 24 Mar. 1729/30 in Bridgewater,[64] married (926) Joseph6 Washburn (Jr.), son of (354) Capt. Joseph5 and Deliverance (Orcutt) Washburn, of Bridgewater,[65] on 23 Sept. 1755 in Bridgewater.[66] He was born on 28 Sept. 1729 in Bridgewater,[67] a grandson of (110) Josiah4 and Mercy3 (Tilson) Washburn, and he was her second cousin once removed. They moved to New Braintree, Worcester Co., MA. (Continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+       538     ii   Martha5 Washburn, born on 23 Oct. 1731 in Bridgewater,[68] married Jonathan5 Leon­ard, son of Joseph4 and Mary3 (Packard) Leonard (Jr.),[69] on 25 Apr. 1758 in Bridgewater.[70] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       539    iii   Benjamin5 Washburn (Jr.), born on 6 July 1735 in Bridgewater,[71] married Desire5 Sears, daughter of Edward4 and Desire (Holmes) Sears,[72] of Halifax, MA, on 29 Apr. 1762 in Halifax.[73] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

 

 

(143.) Martha4 Washburn, second daughter of (60) Jonathan3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, on 27 Feb. 1692,[74] married Edward Martin, son of Ephraim and Thankful (Bullock) Martin, of Rehoboth,[75] MA, as his second wife,[76] on 19 Jan. 1731/2 in Rehoboth.[77] He was born on 22 Oct. 1700 in Rehoboth,[78] and had married first to Rebecca Peck on 8 Nov. 1722 in Rehoboth,[79] who had died on 4 Apr. 1731 in Rehoboth.[80]

         The will of Ephraim Martin, of Rehoboth, yeoman, dated 10 May 1734, and probated on 16 July 1734, mentioned his wife Thankfull, and son Edward Martin, in addition to other children.[81]

         Edward Martin died testate on 2 June 1745 in Rehoboth.[82] His will was dated 10 May 1745, and probated on 10 June 1745. He mentioned his wife, Martha, son Sylvanus Martin, under 21, and daughters Mary, wife of Simeon Horton; Hopstill Martin, Rebecca Martin, and youngest daughter Lois Martin, under 21. He named his brother, Seth Martin, as executor of his will.[83] No death record was found for Martha (Washburn) Martin.

         Edward Martin had children 4 by Rebecca Peck, and one more daughter by Martha Washburn:

         540      i   Mary Martin, born on 10 Sept. 1723 in Rehoboth,[84] married Simeon Horton, as his second wife, on 3 Nov. 1743 in Rehoboth.[85] He had married first to Mercy Peck, of Rehoboth, on 6 Jan. 1738/9 in Rehoboth.[86] Simeon Horton died testate on 22 Aug. 1749 in Rehoboth,[87] leaving 2 young daughters, both probably by his first wife, and named his brother, Solomon Horton, as executor. To his daughters he left his “first wifes wearing apparel.”[88] On 5 Sept. 1749 Mary Horton of Rehoboth, widow, was appointed as guardian of Susannah Horton and Mary Horton, both under 14, daughters of Simeon Horton, of Rehoboth, deceased.[89]

         541     ii   Hopestill Martin, born on 8 May 1725 in Rehoboth,[90] was still unmarried in 1745, married Samuel Thurber, of Providence, RI, on 15 May 1748 in Rehoboth.[91]

         542    iii   Sylvanus Martin, born on 1 July 1727 in Rehoboth.[92] Seth Martin, his uncle, was appointed as his guardian on 14 Apr. 1746.[93] He married Martha Wheeler, of Rehoboth, probably daughter of Maj. Philip and Martha Wheeler, on 20 Feb. 1745/6 in Rehoboth,[94] and he also lived in Rehoboth. She was born on 1 Nov. 1727 in Rehoboth.[95] In 1759 he was appointed as guardian of Mary Horton, daughter of Simeon Horton.[96] Sylvanus Martin, Esq., died on 13 Aug. 1782 in Rehoboth.[97] Martha (Wheeler) Martin was probably the Martha Martin living in Rehoboth in the 1790 federal census, next door to her son, Valentine Martin.[98] They had children:

a. Lt. Edward Martin, born on 7 Dec. 1746 in Rehoboth,[99] married 1.) Ruth Round, of Rehoboth, on 21 July 1767 in Rehoboth,[100] and 2.) Deborah Brown, of Rehoboth, on 17 Dec. 1769 in Rehoboth.[101] He died on 27 Mar. 1782 in Rehoboth.[102]

b. Sylvanus Martin (Jr.), born on 19 Mar. 1748/9 in Rehoboth.[103] He was not listed as a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census.

c. Hopestill Martin, born on 19 Dec. 1750 in Rehoboth.[104]

d. Vallentine Martin, born on 29 Jan. 1753 in Rehoboth.[105] He was still living in Rehoboth, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to Martha Martin, presumably his widowed mother.[106]

e. Simeon Martin, born on 20 Oct. 1754 in Rehoboth.[107]

f. Philip Martin, born on 11 June 1756 in Rehoboth.[108] He was not listed as a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census.

g. Joseph Martin, born on 19 May 1758 in Rehoboth,[109] died on 21 Apr. 1759 in Rehoboth.[110]

h. Martha Martin, born on 28 Jan. 1761 in Rehoboth.[111]

i. Cyrus Martin, born on 21 Oct. 1763 in Rehoboth.[112] He was living in Rehoboth, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[113]

j. Wheeler Martin, born on 16 Aug. 1765 in Rehoboth.[114] He was not listed as a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census.

k. Serepta Martin, born on 30 Mar. 1769 [sic] in Rehoboth.[115]

l. Calvin Martin, born on 13 Sept. 1768 in Rehoboth,[116] probably the Dr. Calvin Martin, of Rehoboth, who married Susanna May, daughter of Elisha and Ruth (Metcalf) May, of Attleborough,[117] on 13 June 1793 in Attleborough, MA.[118] She was born on 18 Sept. 1769 in Attleborough.[119]

         543    iv   Rebeckah Martin, born on 21 Dec. 1729 in Rehoboth.[120] Her uncle, Seth Martin, was appointed as her guardian on 9 June 1746,[121] and she married Capt. John Barney (Jr.), son of John and Hannah (Clark) Barney,[122] supposedly on 4 Dec. 1748 in Rehoboth, MA.[123] He was born on 1 May 1730 in Rehoboth,[124] and they moved first to Richmond, Cheshire Co., NH, then in 1767 to Guilford in what was then Cumberland Co., NY, but is now in Windham Co., VT. On 21 Aug. 1767 Daniel and Sarah Lynd, of Guilford, Cumberland Co., NY, sold their 100 acre lot #110 in Guilford to John Barney, of Richmond, NH, Gentleman, for 100 Spanish milled dollars,[125] and on 12 July 1768 Oliver Willard, of Hardford, Cumberland Co., NY, Esq., sold all the right in 350 acres that had been granted to Joseph Blanchard, Esq., in the township of Guilford by the Governor of New Hampshire, “but now lying within the Province of New York” to John Barney, of Guilford, Yeoman, for $100.[126] They were living in Guilford, Windham Co., VT, in the 1791 federal census, next door to his sons James Barney and John Barney Jr.,[127] but he was not a head of household in Vermont in the 1800 federal census, and they were probably included in the families of one of their children. He died on 19 Feb. 1807 in Guilford, VT,[128] and she died on 10 Feb. 1807 in Guilford, VT.[129] They had children:[130]

a. Edward Barney, born on 18 Aug. 1749 in Rehoboth,[131] married 1.) Elizabeth Brown on 29 Oct. 1770 in Leyden, MA,[132] and 2.) Phebe Bennett on 4 Dec. 1793.[133] On 12 June 1782 Edward Barney, of Guilford, Windham Co., VT, sold 59 acres on the southeast corner of lot #185 to Jonathan Kingsley, of Winchester, Cheshire Co., NY, blacksmith,[134] and on 12 Dec. 1782 Edward Barney, of Guilford, sold a 100 acre lot #169 in Guilford to Jeremiah Bower, of Guilford, yeoman.[135] He was living in Guilford, Windham Co., VT, in the 1791 federal census,[136] and in the 1800 federal census.[137] He supposedly died on 9 Aug. 1839 in Ellisburgh, NY,[138] and his second wife died on 1 Oct. 1844.[139]

b. Rebeckah Barney, born on 2 Oct. 1751 in Rehoboth,[140] married William Bigelow in ca. 1772. She died on 3 Feb. 1781,[141] and he probably remarried. He was living in Guilford, VT, in the 1791 federal census,[142] and in the 1800 federal census.[143]

c. John Barney (Jr.), born on 15 Sept. 1753 in Rehoboth,[144] married 1.) Sarah “Sallie” Grow, who died in Oct. 1775,[145] and 2.) Ruth Shepardson, daughter of (561) Zephaniah and Ruth (Hills) Shepardson, of Attleborough, MA,[146] in ca. 1776. She was born on 16 Sept. 1758 in Attleborough,[147] a granddaughter of Daniel and (149) Mary4 (Washburn) Shepardson. He was living in Guilford, Windham Co., VT, in the 1791 federal census, next door to his father and brother James Barney.[148] He died on 6 May 1793 in Guilford, VT,[149] and she was the widow Ruth Barney living in Guilford, VT, in the 1800 federal census,[150] but she was not a head of household in Guilford, VT, in the 1810 federal census. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

d. Hannah Barney, born on 26 July 1755 in Rehoboth,[151] married Noah Shepardson, probably son of Amos and Margaret (Pidge) Shepardson, of Attleborough, MA,[152] in ca. 1776. He was born on 3 Apr. 1745 in Attleborough.[153] They were living in Guilford, Windham Co., VT, in the 1791 federal census,[154] and in the 1800 federal census.[155] She supposedly died on 15 Apr. 1801,[156] presumably in Guilford, VT, and he was still living in Guilford, VT, in the 1810 federal census.[157]

e. James Barney, born on 18 Mar. 1757 in Rehoboth,[158] married Thankful Loves Marsh in ca. 1775. They were living in Guilford, Windham Co., VT, in the 1791 federal census, next door to his father and brother John Barney,[159] and he was living in Halifax, Windham Co., VT, in the 1800 federal census.[160] He supposedly died on 1 Apr. 1805 in Halifax, VT.[161]

f. Lydia Barney, born on 9 Mar. 1759 in Rehoboth,[162] married David Fisher in ca. 1778 in Guilford, Windham Co., VT. They were living in Halifax, Windham Co., VT, in the 1791 federal census,[163] but he was not a head of household in Vermont in the 1800 federal census. She supposedly died on 5 Feb. 1810,[164] and he supposedly died in Oct. 1811, probably in Colchester, Chittenden Co., VT.[165]

g. Anna Barney, born on 2 Feb. 1761 in Rehoboth,[166] married Samuel Shepardson, probably son of (560) John and Anna (Blanchard) Shepardson, of Attleborough,[167] in ca. 1780 in Guilford, VT. He was born on 10 Feb. 1757 in Attleborough,[168] a grandson of Daniel and (149) Mary4 (Washburn) Shepardson. He died on 28 Feb. 1813 in Guilford, VT,[169] and Anna (Barney) Shepardson supposedly died on 22 June 1852 in Lorain Co., OH.[170] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

h. Lettice Barney, a daughter, born on 4 Jan. 1763 in Guilford, Windham Co., VT,[171] married Zephaniah Shepardson (Jr.), son of (561) Zephaniah and Ruth (Hills) Shepardson,[172] on 10 Jan. 1788 in Guilford, VT.[173] He was born on 21 Mar. 1755 in Attleborough,[174] a grandson of Daniel and (149) Mary4 (Washburn) Shepardson. They were living in Guilford, VT, in the 1791 federal census, next door to his father.[175] She supposedly died on 11 May 1831,[176] presumably in Guilford, VT, and he remarried to Rachel Wilkins, and thirdly to Sarah Babcock.[177] He supposedly died on 19 Aug. 1837 in Guilford, Windham Co., VT.[178] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

i. Sarah Barney, born supposedly on 1 Dec. 1765 in Guilford, VT,[179] married William Marsh on 2 Nov. 1785 in Guilford, VT.[180] He was probably the “Wm Marsh Junr.” living in Guilford, VT, in the 1791 federal census.[181] She supposedly died on 21 Nov. 1785,[182] and he probably remarried. He may have been the William Marsh Jr. still living in Guilford, VT, in the 1800 federal census.[183]

j. Sylvanus Barney, born supposedly on 31 Mar. 1767 in Guilford, VT,[184] married 1.) Sarah Kingsley on 5 Nov. 1786 in Richmond, Cheshire Co., NH, and 2.) Marian Kingsley on 2 Aug. 1798 in Adams, Jefferson Co., NY.[185] He was living in Guilford, Windham Co., VT, in the 1791 federal census,[186] and in the 1800 federal census.[187] He supposedly died on 17 Oct. 1815.[188]

k. Martin Barney, born supposedly on 1 Apr. 1769, died on 18 June 1769 in Guilford, VT.[189]

l. Aaron Barney, born on 27 June 1772 in Guilford, VT,[190] married Betsey Chase, daughter of Paul and Betsy (Kinnicutt) Chase,[191] on 20 Apr. 1792 in Guilford, VT.[192] She was born on 13 Mar. 1775.[193] They were living in Guilford, VT, in the 1800 federal census.[194] He supposedly died on 30 Apr. 1834,[195] and she died on 29 May 1863 in Guilford, VT, aged 88 years.[196]

+       544    v   Lois Martin, born on 21 Aug. 1733 in Rehoboth.[197] Ephraim Martin, of Rehoboth, presumably her uncle, was appointed as her guardian on 9 June 1746,[198] and she married Joseph Barney (3rd), son of Joseph and Joanna (Martin) Barney (Jr.), of Rehoboth,[199] on 24 Dec. 1752 in Rehoboth.[200] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

 

 

(144.) Joanna4 Washburn, third daughter of (60) Jonathan3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, on 12 Oct. 1693,[201] probably married Samuel Hackett (Jr.), of Raynham, MA, son of Samuel and Mary (Crane) Hackett, of Taunton, MA, as his second wife,[202] on 23 Sept. 1736 in Bridgewater.[203] He was born ca. 1692 in Taunton.[204] No children were listed to them in the vital records of Raynham or Taunton, and no death or probate records were found for either of them in Bristol County, MA. He may have been the Samuel Hackett who died intestate in 1785 in Middleborough.[205] She was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census.

         Joanna Washburn and Samuel Hackett supposedly had at least one daughter:

+       545     i   Joanna Hackett, born supposedly in Oct. 1739 in Middleborough,[206] married William Haskins, Jr., of Middleborough, supposedly son of William and Mary (Cole) Haskins,[207] in ca. 1758,[208] and they also lived in Raynham, MA. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

                    ii   (Possibly others)

 

 

(147.) Jonathan4 Washburn (Jr.), sixth son of (60) Jonathan3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, on 29 Aug. 1700,[209] married Thankful Newton, daughter of David and Hannah3 (Leonard) Newton, of Marlborough, MA,[210] on 9 Apr. 1724 in Bridgewater.[211] She was born on 30 Oct. 1701 in Marlborough,[212] a granddaughter of Moses and Joannah (Larkin) Newton, of Marlborough,[213] and of Isaac2 and Deliverance (Ames[?]) Leonard, of Bridgewater.[214] On 5 June 1723 Thankful Newton, of Bridgewater, and Lydia Morse, of Marlborough, were the only surviving heirs of their father David Newton, of Marlborough.[215]

         On 25 Apr. 1730 Mr. Jonathan Washburne, of Bridgewater, was granted administration of the estate of Mary Bolton, of Bridgewater, Singlewoman,[216] and in September 1732 Jonathan Washburne of Bridgwater, yeoman, was presented in court for striking John Bolton “with a long stick or pole…upon the Right arm” on 19 Sept. 1832, while Bolton was in the process of serving three executions upon Washburn.”[217]

         On 25 May 1763 Jonathan Washburn, of Bridgewater, deeded land to his two daughters. In the first he deeded two pieces of land in Bridgewater to his son and daughter Ebenezer Pratt and his wife Beulah Pratt, of Bridgewater, and in the second he deeded 6¼ acres of land in Bridgewater to his daughter Hephzibah Washburn, of Bridgewater.[218]

         Jonathan Washburn (Jr.) died on 26 Dec. 1766 in Bridgewater, “old,”[219] and Thankful (Newton) Washburn died supposedly in 1770,[220] but no probate records were found for either of them in Plymouth County.

         Jonathan Washburn (Jr.) and Thankful Newton had only two surviving daughters:[221]

         546      i   Beulah5 Washburn, born probably in Bridgewater, married an Ebenezer Pratt on 8 Aug. 1760 in Bridgewater.[222] Children not found.[223] He was not a head of household in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, and he may have been the Ebenezer Pratt living in Plymouth, MA, in the 1790 federal census,[224] but no death or probate records were found for either of them in Plymouth County.

+       547     ii   Hephzibah5 Washburn, was still unmarried and living in Bridgewater in 1763, probably married Lewis5 Edson, son of Obed4 and Keturah (Willis) Edson,[225] on 30 Jan. 1770 in Bridgewater,[226] and they apparently moved to Connecticut, then to Woodstock, NY. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         548     iii   (Two unnamed children), who died on 27 Aug. 1747 in Bridgewater.[227]

 

 

(148.) Cornelius4 Washburn, youngest son of (60) Jonathan3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, on 6 May 1702,[228] married Experience Richards, daughter of Joseph and Anna (Carver) Richards (Jr.), of Weymouth,[229] MA, in ca. 1727.[230] She was born on 8 Jan. 1705/6 in Weymouth,[231] a granddaughter of Joseph and Susanna Richards, and of John and Millicent (Ford) Carver,[232] and they settled in Bridgewater.

         In Dec. 1738 Jonathan Peterson of Pembroke, “Practitioner of Physick” sued Solomon Perkins of Bridgwater, Joyner, and Cornelius Washburn of Bridgwater, husbandman, for debt on a bill of £20 dated 14 May 1737.[233] Cornelius Washburn was appointed as administrator of the estate of his brother, Benjamin Washburn, in 1740.

         Cornelius Washburn died testate on 17 Feb. 1779 in Bridgewater, aged 76 years.[234] His will was dated 11 Apr. 1774, witnessed by Benjamin Willis junr, Jacob Washburn, and Josiah Mahurin, and it was probated on 5 Apr. 1779. He named his only surviving son, Daniel Washburn, as executor, and mentioned his wife, Experience, daughter Experience, to whom he gave 28 acres of land he purchased from William Davenport, daughter Joanna, to whom he gave 18 acres on which Daniel Conant was then living, and grandson Cornelius Washburn, to whom he gave his homestead farm. His inventory was taken 8 Apr. 1779 by Benjamin Willis, Seth Pratt, and Hezekiah Hooper, of Bridgewater.[235] (See Appendix C for a full transcription of his will.) Experience (Richards) Washburn died on 1 Apr. 1786 in Bridgewater, aged 80 years.[236]

         Cornelius Washburn and Experience Richards had children:[237]

         549      i   Nathan Washburn, born on 25 Dec. 1728 in Bridgewater,[238] died on 25 Sept. 1747 in Bridgewater, aged 18 years.[239]

+       550     ii   Daniel5 Washburn, born on 21 July 1730 in Bridgewater,[240] married Experience4 Harlow, daughter of William3 and Joanna (Jackson) Harlow (3rd), of Bridgewater,[241] on 4 June 1752 in Bridgewater,[242] and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

         551     iii   Ebenezer Washburn, born ca. 1733,[243] baptized on 14 July 1734,[244] died on 12 Oct. 1747 in Bridgewater, aged 14 years.[245]

         552    iv   Robert Washburn, born on 6 Feb. 1735 in Bridgewater,[246] died on 12 Feb. 1736 in Bridgewater.[247]

         553     v   Robert Washburn, born on 25 Jan. 1736 in Bridgewater,[248] died on 11 June 1737 in Bridgewater.[249]

         554    vi   (Unnamed child), died on 10 June 1739 in Bridgewater.[250]

         555    vii   Cornelius Washburn (Jr.), born on 29 Dec. 1739 in Bridgewater,[251] died on 22 or 27 Sept. 1747 in Bridgewater, aged 8 [sic] years.[252]

         556   viii   Experience Washburn, born on 1 Feb. 1743,[253] died on 10 Feb. 1743 in Bridgewater.[254]

+       557    ix   Experience5 Washburn, born on 8 Mar. 1744 in Bridgewater,[255] married Jonathan5 Alden, son of John4 and Hannah (Kingman) Alden, of East Bridgewater,[256] on 26 Nov. 1766 in Bridgewater,[257] and they lived in East Bridgewater. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       558    x   Joanna5 Washburn, born on 28 May 1747 in Bridgewater,[258] married Daniel6 Conant, son of Jeremiah5 and Martha4 (Packard) Conant, of Bridgewater,[259] on 2 Aug. 1767 in Bridgewater.[260] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

 

 

(149.) Mary4 Washburn, probably youngest daughter of (60) Jonathan3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater or Taunton, MA, in say 1704,[261] married Daniel Shepardson, son of John and Elizabeth (Fuller) Shepardson,[262] of Attleborough, Bristol Co., MA, as his second wife, on 9 May 1728 in Norton.[263] He was born on 16 Mar. 1699/1700 in Attleborough,[264] a grandson of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Willmarth/Willmot) Fuller,[265] of Attleborough, and had married first to Hannah Richardson, daughter of William and Rebekah Richardson, of Attleborough,[266] on 9 Dec. 1725 in Attleborough,[267] by whom he had a son Daniel Shepardson (Jr), born on 5 Sept. 1726 in Attleborough,[268] who married Mary Peck, of Attleborough, on 12 Nov. 1753 in Attleborough.[269] Hannah, wife of Daniel Shepardson, died on 26 Sept. 1726 in Attleborough.[270]

         John Shepardson died in 1708, and “Elizebeth Sheperson,” his widow, presented his inventory on 3 Dec. 1708.[271] A 1709 agreement between Elizabeth Fuller, widow of John Fuller, of Attleborough, and their children over the division of the estate of John Fuller, mentioned, among his heirs, daughter Elizabeth Shepherdson, widow of John Sheperson, late of Attleborough.[272]

         Daniel Shepardson died on 18 May 1770 in Attleborough, aged 70 years.[273] No death record was found for Mary Shepardson in Attleborough or Taunton.

         Mary Washburn and Daniel Shepardson had children, order uncertain:

+       559     i   Hannah Shepardson, born on 29 Dec. 1730? in Attleborough,[274] married Alexander Balkcom (3rd), son of Alexander and Martha (Robinson) Balkcom/Bolkcom (Jr.),[275] in 1750 in Attleborough,[276] and they lived in Norton, MA. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       560     ii   John Shepardson, born on 16 Feb. 1732? in Attleborough,[277] married Anna Blanchard, of Norton, MA, on 17 Jan. 1754 in Attleborough,[278] and they probably moved to Guilford, Windham Co., VT, before 1791. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       561    iii   Zephaniah Shepardson, born on 11 May 1733 in Attleborough,[279] married Ruth Hills, of Attleborough, in 1754,[280] and they moved to Guilford, Windham Co., VT, before 1791. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

+       562    iv   Stephen Shepardson, born on 11 Aug. 1735 in Attleborough,[281] married Luce Fisher, daughter of Nehemiah and Sarah (Morse) Fisher, of Norton,[282] on 15 Mar. 1759 in Attleborough,[283] and they also moved to Guilford, Windham Co., VT, before 1791. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)

 

 

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        [1] Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1916, 2 volumes, [hereinafter Bridgewater VRs], Vol. 1, p. 328.

        [2] Smith, Ethel Farrington, “Seventeenth Century Hull, Massachusetts, and Her People,” The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 142, [July 1988], pp. 270-272.

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

        [4] Smith, Ethel Farrington, “Seventeenth Century Hull, Massachusetts, and Her People,” The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 142, [July 1988], pp. 270-272.

        [5] 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], p. 115.

        [6] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 437.

        [7] Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1917, [hereinafter East Bridgewater VRs], p. 168.

        [8] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 437; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #1891.

        [9] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #1891, abstracted in 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. 264-265.

        [10] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 115, says they had Susanna, Benjamin, Elizabeth, Mary, Hannah and Jonathan.

        [11] Tilden, Robert J., “Persses?….Persis Who?”, The Mayflower Quarterly, Nov. 1991, pp. 330-334; Cushman, Joseph Augustine, The First Seven Generations of the Cushman Family in New England, Bridgewater, MA, 1964, [hereinafter Cushman, Joseph Augustine, Cushman Family in New England], p. 33.

        [12] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 50; Vital Records of Kingston, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Kingston VRs], p. 204, marriage intentions recorded 19 July 1735 in Kingston.

        [13] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 115-116.

        [14] Ibid.

        [15] Calculated from his age at death.

        [16] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 295.

        [17] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 50.

        [18] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 295.

        [19] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 49.

        [20] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 147.

        [21] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 50.

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

        [23] MF5G: Cooke, p. 265; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 145.

        [24] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 388.

        [25] Westgate, Alice Wilma Andrews, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Two: Thomas Rogers of the Mayflower, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA, 1978, [hereinafter MF5G: Rogers], pp. 200, 298; Merrick, Barbara Lambert, “Which Josiah Washburn Married Sarah Richmond?”, The Mayflower Quarterly, Vol. 48, pp. 12-17.

        [26] Calculated from the birth of their first child, in ca. 1726.

        [27] Calculated from her age at death.

        [28] MF5G: Rogers, p. 167; Vital Records of Taunton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1929, [hereinafter Taunton VRs], Vol. 1, p. 365: birth of Edward Richmond, son of John Richmond.

        [29] Bristol Co. Probate Records, Vol. 10, p. 111; MF5G: Rogers, p. 200.

        [30] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 572.

        [31] Plymouth Co. Pro­bate Docket #22029; Vol. 7, p. 11.

        [32] MF5G: Rogers, p. 299.

        [33] MF5G: Rogers, p. 298.

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

        [35] Bates, Samuel A., Records of the Town of Braintree, 1640-1793, Randolph, MA, 1886, [hereinafter Bates, Braintree Records], p. 671, “Samuel Crane the son or Stephen Crane and Mary his wife was born upon the 23rd of May 1687.”

        [36] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 455, called “mother of Samuel Crane, aged 86 years.”

        [37] MF5G: Cooke, p. 265, has the order of the first two children reversed. I have placed Josiah as the eldest and Mary as second based on the respective birth years of their spouses and their marriage dates. Mary may have even been younger than Silence. Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 325, says they had Josiah and Jonathan.

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

        [39] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 388.

        [40] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 275-276.

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

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

        [43] Dumas, David W., “Jonathan Washburn of Norwich, Massachusetts,” The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 42, No. 1 [Jan. 1992], p. 1.

        [44] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 388.

        [45] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 85.

        [46] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 143.

        [47] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 455.

        [48] 1800 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 60, the Samuel Crane household had only 1 male aged 45 or over.

        [49] Merrick, Barbara Lambert, “Which Josiah Washburn Married Sarah Richmond?”, The Mayflower Quarterly, Vol. 48, pp. 12-17.

        [50] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 326.

        [51] Bowman, George Ernest, “Benjamin Washburns of Bridgewater,” Pilgrim Notes and Queries, Vol. V, No. 1, [Jan. 1917], [hereinafter Bowman, “Benjamin Washburns of Bridgewater”], p. 2, which corrects the confusion in Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 325, and sorts out which Benjamin Washburn married which Kingman sister.

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

        [53] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 384.

        [54] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 197.

        [55] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 191-192, 216.

        [56] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 569, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater; Latham, Williams, Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater, Massachusetts, 1882, reprint, Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1986, [hereinafter Latham, Epitaphs], p. 90, buried next to his wife, Martha Washburn.

        [57] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #21925; Vol. 8, p. 261, Vol. 16, pp. 408, 413.

        [58] 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. 6, Court of Common Pleas, Session 8, p. 180.

        [59] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 42, p. 148.

        [60] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 48, p. 68.

        [61] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 43, p. 269.

        [62] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 573; Latham, Epitaphs, p. 90, buried with her husband, Benjamin Washburn, in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

        [63] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 327-328, says they had Mary 1730, Martha 1731, and Benjamin 1735.

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

        [65] Michell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 326, 329.

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

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

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

        [69] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 236, 237.

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

        [71] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 326.

        [72] Sherman, Robert M., and Ruth Wilder Sherman, Vital Records of Marshfield, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Rhode Island, 1970, [hereinafter Marshfield VRs], p. 140, marriage of Edward Sears “of Plimpton” and Desire Holmes of Marshfield on 22 Mar. 1732/3 in Marshfield.

        [73] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 384; Bowman, George Ernest, Vital Records of the Town of Halifax, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, 1905, [hereinafter Halifax VRs], pp. 31, 61; Bowman, “Benjamin Washburns of Bridgewater,” p. 2.

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

        [75] Arnold, James N., Vital Records of Rehoboth, 1642-1896, Providence, RI, 1897, [hereinafter Rehoboth VRs], p. 239: marriage of Ephraim Martin and Thankful Bullock on 6 Dec. 1699 in Rehoboth.

        [76] MF5G: Cooke, p. 266.

        [77] Rehoboth VRs, pp. 239, 508, marriage intentions recorded 11 Dec. 1731 in Rehoboth.

        [78] Rehoboth VRs, p. 671.

        [79] Rehoboth VRs, p. 239, married by Rev. David Turner.

        [80] Rehoboth VRs, p. 848.

        [81] Bristol Co. Probate Records, Vol. 8, p. 143.

        [82] Rehoboth VRs, p. 848.

        [83] Bristol Co. Probate Records, Vol. 11, p. 10-13. Witnesses to his will were Peres Bradford, Daniel Wheton, and Samuel Thurbur, who also appraised his real estate.

        [84] Rehoboth VRs, p. 671.

        [85] Rehoboth VRs, p. 240, married by Rev. David Turner.

        [86] Rehoboth VRs, p. 461.

        [87] Rehoboth VRs, p. 834.

        [88] Bristol Co. Probate Records, Vol. 12, p. 61.

        [89] Bristol Co. Probate Records, Vol. 12, p. 58.

        [90] Rehoboth VRs, p. 671.

        [91] Rehoboth VRs, p. 240, married by Elder Samuel Maxwell.

        [92] Rehoboth VRs, p. 671.

        [93] Bristol Co. Probate Records, Vol. 11, p. 119.

        [94] Rehoboth VRs, p. 240, married by Samuel Maxwell, Esq.

        [95] Rehoboth VRs, p. 772.

        [96] Bristol Co. Probate Records, Vol. 126, p. 54.

        [97] Rehoboth VRs, p. 848.

        [98] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 52, Rehoboth Town, Bristol County, the Martha Martin household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, and 2 free white females.

        [99] Rehoboth VRs, p. 672.

        [100] Rehoboth VRs, p. 474.

        [101] Rehoboth VRs, p. 241, which has the year as 1767 in error.

        [102] Rehoboth VRs, p. 848.

        [103] Rehoboth VRs, p. 672.

        [104] Rehoboth VRs, p. 672.

        [105] Rehoboth VRs, p. 672.

        [106] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 52, Rehoboth Town, Bristol County, the Valentine Martin household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 3 free white males under 16, and 2 free white females.

        [107] Rehoboth VRs, p. 672.

        [108] Rehoboth VRs, p. 672.

        [109] Rehoboth VRs, p. 672.

        [110] Rehoboth VRs, p. 848.

        [111] Rehoboth VRs, p. 672.

        [112] Rehoboth VRs, p. 672.

        [113] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 52, Rehoboth Town, Bristol County, the Cyrus Martin household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 3 free white males under 16, and 1 free white female.

        [114] Rehoboth VRs, p. 672.

        [115] Rehoboth VRs, p. 672, probably meant 1767.

        [116] Rehoboth VRs, p. 672.

        [117] Vital Records of Attleborough, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, The Essex Institute, Salem, MA, 1934, [hereinafter Attleborough VRs], p. 494, marriage intentions of Elisha May and Ruth Metcalf, both of Attleborough, recorded on 3 Sept. 1763 in Attleborough.

        [118] Attleborough VRs, p. 490.

        [119] Attleborough VRs, p. 179.

        [120] Rehoboth VRs, p. 671.

        [121] Bristol Co. Probate Records, Vol. 11, p. 155.

        [122] His parents per the FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by David or Rebecca Jones, of Hailey, ID. Rehoboth VRs, p. 422, lists the marriage intentions of John Barney of Rehoboth and Hannah Clark of “Swanzey” on 8 Mar. 1728/9 in Rehoboth; Rounds, H.L. Peter, Vital Records of Swansea, Massachusetts to 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1992, p. 188, marriage of John Barney and Hannah Clark on 18 May 1729 in Swansea.

        [123] The marriage date from the I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from LDS temple records, FHL [Family History Library] microfilm #458121, but the marriage was not recorded in the vital records of Rehoboth.

        [124] Rehoboth VRs, p. 529.

        [125] Guilford Town Records, Vol. A, 1781-1784, p. 32, witnessed by Othniel Wilkins and Bezeleel Glesen, from FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [126] Guilford Town Records, Vol. A, 1781-1784, p. 39, witnessed by Samuel Wells and John Arms, from FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [127] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, actually taken in 1791, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 48, Guilford Town, Windham County, the John Barney household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older and 3 free white females.

        [128] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, taken from Book D, p. 353.

        [129] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, taken from Book D, p. 353.

        [130] All from Ancestry.com World Tree file of PNJ, except as noted.

        [131] Rehoboth VRs, p. 529.

        [132] His first marriage date from the Ancestry.com World Tree file of Valerie Phillips Gildehaus.

        [133] His second marriage date from the Ancestry.com World Tree file of Valerie Phillips Gildehaus.

        [134] Guilford Town Records, Vol. A, 1781-1784, p. 24, witnessed by John Shepardson and Anna Shepardson, from FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [135] Guilford Town Records, Vol. A, 1781-1784, p. 28, witnessed by Nathan Fitch and Israel Jones, from FHL microfilm #0028291.

        [136] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, actually taken in 1791, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 48, Guilford Town, Windham County, the Edward Barney household had 3 free white males aged 16 or older, 4 free white males under 16, and 6 free white females.

        [137] Heads of Families at the Second Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1800: Vermont, Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier, 1938, reprinted by Clearfield Company, p. 137, Guilford, Windham County, the Edward Barney household had 2 males under 10, 2 males aged 10-15, 2 males aged 16-25, 1 male aged 45 or older, 2 female aged 10-15, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

        [138] Ancestry.com World Tree file FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by David or Rebecca Jones, of Hailey, ID, and Ancestry.com World Tree file of Valerie Phillips Gildehaus.

        [139] Her death date from the Ancestry.com World Tree file of Valerie Phillips Gildehaus.

        [140] Rehoboth VRs, p. 529.

        [141] Ancestry.com World Tree file and FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by David or Rebecca Jones, of Hailey, ID.

        [142] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, actually taken in 1791, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 49, Guilford Town, Windham County, the Wm Bigelow household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 3 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females.

        [143] Heads of Families at the Second Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1800: Vermont, Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier, 1938, reprinted by Clearfield Company, p. 137, Guilford, Windham County, the William Bigelow household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 10-15, 1 male aged 16-25, 2 males aged 26-44, 1 male aged 45 or older, 2 females under 10, 1 female aged 10-15, and 2 females aged 26-44 years.

        [144] Rehoboth VRs, p. 529.

        [145] Ancestry.com World Tree file of Valerie Phillips Gildehaus.

        [146] Attleborough VRs, p. 552, marriage intentions of Zephaniah Shepardson and Ruth Hills, both of Attleborough, recorded on 2 Sept. 1754 in Attleborough.

        [147] Attleborough VRs, p. 233.

        [148] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, actually taken in 1791, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 48, Gulford Town, Windham County, the John Barney Junr household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 3 free white males under 16, and 6 free white females.

        [149] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, taken from Book C, p. 214.

        [150] Heads of Families at the Second Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1800: Vermont, Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier, 1938, reprinted by Clearfield Company, p. 137, Guilford, Windham County, the Widow Ruth Barney household had 1 male aged 10-15, 1 male aged 16-25, 1 female under 10, 2 females aged 10-15, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

        [151] Rehoboth VRs, p. 529.

        [152] Attleborough VRs, p. 551, marriage of Amos Shepardson and Margaret Pidge, both of Attleborough, on 30 Mar. 1732 in Attleborough.

        [153] Attleborough VRs, p. 233.

        [154] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, actually taken in 1791, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 49, Guilford Town, Windham County, the Noah Shepardson household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females.

        [155] Heads of Families at the Second Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1800: Vermont, Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier, 1938, reprinted by Clearfield Company, p. 138, Guilford, Windham County, the Noah Shepardson household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 16-25, 1 male aged 45 or older, 1 female under 10, 1 female aged 10-15, and 1 female aged 45 or older.

        [156] Ancestry.com World Tree file and FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by David or Rebecca Jones, of Hailey, ID, but it was not listed in the Guilford Vital Records Index.

        [157] 1810 Federal Census, Guilford, Windham Co., VT, p. 151, the Noah & Enoch Shepardson household had 1 male under 10, 2 males aged 26-44 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female under 10, and 3 females aged 16-25 years.

        [158] Rehoboth VRs, p. 529.

        [159] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, actually taken in 1791, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 48, Guilford Town, Windham County, the James Barney household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 5 free white males under 16, and 4 free white females.

        [160] Heads of Families at the Second Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1800: Vermont, Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier, 1938, reprinted by Clearfield Company, p. 139, Halifax, Windham County, the James Barney household had 3 males under 10, 1 male aged 10-15, 2 males aged 16-25, 1 male aged 26-44, 1 female under 10, 1 female aged 10-15, 2 females aged 16-25, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

        [161] Ancestry.com World Tree file and the FamilySearch Pedigree Resource Files, submitted by Val and Laura Dunn, of North American Fork, UT, and David or Rebecca Jones, of Hailey, ID.

        [162] Her birth per the Ancestry.com World Tree file and the FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by David or Rebecca Jones, of Hailey, ID, but it was not listed in the vital records of Rehoboth.

        [163] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, actually taken in 1791, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 50, Hallifax Town, Windham County, the David Fisher household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 5 free white males under 16, and 1 free white female.

        [164] Ancestry.com World Tree file and the FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by David or Rebecca Jones, of Hailey, ID.

        [165] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file of Valerie Phillips Gildehaus.

        [166] Her birth per the Ancestry.com World Tree file and the FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by David or Rebecca Jones, of Hailey, ID, but it was not listed in the vital records of Rehoboth.

        [167] Attleborough VRs, p. 551, marriage of John Sherperson of Attleborough and Anna Blanchard of Norton on 17 Jan. 1754 in Attleborough.

        [168] Attleborough VRs, p. 233.

        [169] Ancestry.com One World Tree’s Kuhnen Family History.

        [170] Ancestry.com World Family Tree file of pnj@oeonline.com; Ancestry.com One World Tree’s Kuhnen Family History file.

        [171] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, taken from Book D, p. 355.

        [172] Attleborough VRs, p. 552, marriage intentions of Zephaniah Shepardson and Ruth Hills, both of Attleborough, recorded on 2 Sept. 1754 in Attleborough.

        [173] Ancestry.com World Tree files of Valerie Phillips Gildehaus.

        [174] Attleborough VRs, p. 234.

        [175] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, actually taken in 1791, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 50, Guilford Town, Windham County, the Zeph’h Shepardson Junr household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 3 free white males under 16, and 5 free white females.

        [176] Ancestry.com World Tree file and the FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by David or Rebecca Jones, of Hailey, ID, but it was not listed in the Guilford Vital Records Index.

        [177] Ancestry.com World Tree file.

        [178] Ancestry.com World Tree file and the FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by David or Rebecca Jones, of Hailey, ID, but it was not listed in the Guilford Vital Records Index.

        [179] Her birth per the Ancestry.com World Tree file and the FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by David or Rebecca Jones, of Hailey, ID, but it was not listed in the Guilford Vital Records Index.

        [180] Ancestry.com World Tree file and the FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by David or Rebecca Jones, of Hailey, ID.

        [181] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, actually taken in 1791, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 49, Guilford Town, Windham County, the Wm Marsh Junr household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older and 2 free white females.

        [182] Ancestry.com World Tree file and the FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by David or Rebecca Jones, of Hailey, ID, but it was not listed in the Guilford Vital Records Index.

        [183] Heads of Families at the Second Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1800: Vermont, Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier, 1938, reprinted by Clearfield Company, p. 138, Guilford, Windham County, the William Marsh Jr. household had 2 males under 10, 1 male aged 10-15, 1 male aged 26-44, 1 female under 10, 2 females aged 10-15, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

        [184] His birth per the Ancestry.com World Tree file and the FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by David or Rebecca Jones, of Hailey, ID, but it was not listed in the Guilford Vital Records Index.

        [185] Ancestry.com World Tree file.

        [186] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, actually taken in 1791, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 48, Guilford Town, Windham County, the Sylvanus Barney household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 2 free white females.

        [187] Heads of Families at the Second Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1800: Vermont, Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier, 1938, reprinted by Clearfield Company, p. 137, Guilford, Windham County, the Sylvanus Barney household had 2 males under 10, 1 male aged 10-15, 1 male aged 16-25, 1 male aged 26-44, 1 female under 10, 1 female aged 10-15, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

        [188] Ancestry.com World Tree file and the FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by David or Rebecca Jones, of Hailey, ID.

        [189] Ancestry.com World Tree file and the FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by David or Rebecca Jones, of Hailey, ID, but his birth and death were not listed in the Guilford Vital Records Index.

        [190] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, taken from Book D, p. 353.

        [191] Ancestry.com World Family Tree file of Valerie Phillips Gildehaus, who supplied the names of her parents.

        [192] Ancestry.com World Tree file.

        [193] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, taken from Book D, p. 353, listed with the family of Aaron Barney.

        [194] Heads of Families at the Second Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1800: Vermont, Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier, 1938, reprinted by Clearfield Company, p. 137, Guilford, Windham County, the Aaron Barney household had 4 males under 10, 1 male aged 26-44, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

        [195] Ancestry.com World Tree file, not listed in the Guilford Vital Records Index.

        [196] Guilford Vital Records Index, Vol. 1, 1770-1952, FHL microfilm #0028290, taken from Book F, p. 19.

        [197] Rehoboth VRs, p. 671.

        [198] Bristol Co. Probate Records, Vol. 11, p. 156.

        [199] Rehoboth VRs, p. 20: marriage of Joseph Barney, Jr., and Joanna Martin, both of Rehoboth, on 29 Dec. 1726 by Rev. David Turner.

        [200] Rehoboth VRs, p. 240, married by Elder Richard Round, Jr.

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

        [202] Per the FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Mrs. George F. Hackett, of Estherville, IA; Taunton VRs, Vol. 2, p. 213, the marriage of Samuel Hackit and Mary Crane on 28 Mar. 1690 in Taunton.

        [203] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 387. This Joanna was a little old to have married Samuel Hackett in 1736, at almost 43 years of age, and would have therefore been 46 years of age when her supposed daughter was born, but no other Joanna Washburn was found who could have been the wife of Samuel Hackett.

        [204] FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Mrs. George F. Hackett, of Estherville, IA.

        [205] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #8844, however there was another Samuel Hackett who was born in Middleborough on 20 June 1714 who was more likely the one who died there in 1785.

        [206] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from an FHL patron family group sheet, from microfilm #1260947, but her birth was not recorded in the vital records of Middleborough or Raynham, MA.

        [207] Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 14 June 2002 by Susan P. Canney.

        [208] 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. 2, p. 54, marriage intentions recorded on 30 Oct. 1758 in Middleborough.

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

        [210] MF5G: Cooke, p. 267; Sherman, Robert Moody, and Vincent, Verle Delano, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Two: James Chilton of the Mayflower, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA, 1978, [hereinafter MF5G: Chilton], p. 59. Thankful Newton was still small when her father died testate in 1702 in Marlborough, and named her in his will.

        [211] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 388.

        [212] Vital Records of Marlborough, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, Systematic History Fund, Worcester, MA, 1908, [hereinafter Marlborough VRs], p. 141.

        [213] Marlborough VRs, p. 137, the birth of David Newton, son of Moses and Johannah Newton, on 12 Mar. 1671/2; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 534; LDS Ancestral File, submitted by Allin D. Kingsbury, of San Jose, CA, and many others, for the maiden name of Johannah, wife of Moses Newton.

        [214] MF5G: Chilton, p. 24.

        [215] Middlesex Co. Land Records, Vol. 22, p. 280.

        [216] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #2220, Vol. 5, p. 704-5. Mary Bolton was the daughter of John and Sarah (Chesebrough) Bolton, and sister of Joseph Bolton, the husband of (406) Deliverance Washburn, and of John Bolton, with whom Washburn came to blows two years later.

        [217] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 2, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 9, p. 48. John Bolton was the brother of Mary Bolton, whose estate Jonathan Washburn was administrator of in 1730.

        [218] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 49, p. 122, 123.

        [219] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 569.

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

        [221] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 326, gives only one daughter, Beulah.

        [222] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 385. According to Mitchell, in History of Bridgewater, p. 276, he was the son of Deacon Solomon and Sarah (Johnson) Pratt, who was born on 3 Mar. 1731 in Bridgewater, and had married first to Abial (Johnson) Alger, daughter of Maj. John and Peggy (Holman) Johnson, and widow of John Alger, on 19 Jan. 1758 in Bridgewater, and lived in Middleborough, MA. But this Ebenezer and Abial Pratt had children born in Middleborough from 1758 through 1775, while Ebenezer and Beulah Pratt had no children recorded there. He died on 26 Oct. 1778 in Middleborough, and Abial (Johnson) (Alger) Pratt died on 13 Sept. 1800 in Middleborough, so the husband of Beulah Washburn must have been a different Ebenezer Pratt.

        [223] The children given in the I.G.I. to Ebenezer Pratt and Beulah Washburn were actually the children of Ebenezer Pratt and Abial Pratt, who settled in Middleborough, MA.

        [224] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 177, Plymouth Town, Plymouth County, the Ebenr Pratt household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 1 free white female.

        [225] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 153.

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

        [227] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 575; 2 children of Jonathan Washburn—it is assumed that they were children of Jonathan and Thankful Washburn.

        [228] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 327.

        [229] MF5G: Cooke, p. 268.

        [230] Barclay, Mrs. John E., “The Ancestry of Experience, Wife of Cornelius4 Washburn of Bridgewater, Mass.,” The New England Historic Genealogical Register, Vol. 119, pp. 22-25.

        [231] Ibid, p. 24.

        [232] Ibid, pp. 23-24.

        [233] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 6, Court of Common Pleas, Session 7, p. 36.

        [234] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 570, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

        [235] Plym­outh Co. Probate Docket #21943; Vol. 25, p. 258‑261.

        [236] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 571, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

        [237] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 326, says they had Nathan 1728, Daniel 1730, Ebenezer, Robert 1736, Robert 1737, Cornelius 1739, Experience 1745, Joanna 1747, and Cornelius.

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

        [239] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 573, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

        [240] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 327.

        [241] Williams, Alicia Crane, ed., Harlow Families, Descendants of Sgt. William Harlow [1624/5-1691] of Plymouth, Massachusetts, Gateway Press, Baltimore, 1997, p. 46-47.

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

        [243] Calculated from his age at death.

        [244] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 337, “third child of Cornelius Washburn.”

        [245] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 570, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

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

        [247] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 574.

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

        [249] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 574.

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

        [251] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 327.

        [252] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 570, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

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

        [254] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 571.

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

        [256] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 86, 88; MF5G: Alden, pt. 1, p. 336.

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

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

        [259] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 139.

        [260] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 388.

        [261] Mary was not listed among the heirs of Ebenezer Washburn, in 1728, but she is thought to have been a daughter of Jonathan and Mary Washburn because of three reasons. First, she was called “of Taunton” at the time of her marriage to Daniel Shepardson in 1728. Secondly, Mary (Vaughan) Washburn, widow of Jonathan Washburn, was living in Taunton in 1727 when she was granted administration of the estate of her husband, Jonathan Washburn, of Taunton. She was the only Washburn parent living in Taunton at that time. Thirdly, Mary doesn’t fit into any of the other Washburn families for reasons discussed under the daughters of Joseph Washburn.

        [262] Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987, [hereinafter Torrey, New England Marriages], p. 668, John Shepardson.

        [263] Taunton VRs, Vol. 2, p. 498, “in Norton;” Attleborough VRs, p. 596; Vital Records of Norton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1906, [hereinafter Norton VRs], p. 350.

        [264] Attleborough VRs, p. 232.

        [265] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 288, married on 14 Dec. 1664 in Rehoboth.

        [266] The will of William Richardson, of Attleborough, dated 28 July 1749, mentioned, among others, wife Rebekah, daughter Hannah Shepardson, deceased, and grandson Daniel Shepardson Jr., son of daughter Hannah, deceased. (Bristol Co. Probate, Vol. 12, p. 69.)

        [267] Attleborough VRs, p. 551.

[268] Attleborough VRs, p. 232.

[269] Attleborough VRs, p. 551.

        [270] Attleborough VRs, p. 716.

        [271] Bristol Co. Probate Records, Vol. 2, p. 229.

        [272] Bristol Co. Probate Records, Vol. 2, p. 259.

        [273] Attleborough VRs, p. 716, buried in the Old Kirk Yard Cemetery in Attleborough.

        [274] Attleborough VRs, p. 232. The final digit in the year is missing, but believed to have been 1730 because of her marriage in 1750.

        [275] Attleborough VRs, p. 335: Marriage of Alexander Balkcom, of Attleborough, and Martha Robinson, of Needham, on 14 May 1725 in Attleborough.

        [276] Attleborough VRs, p. 551.

        [277] Attleborough VRs, p. 233. The final digit in the year is missing, but believed to have been about 1732 because of his marriage in 1754.

        [278] Attleborough VRs, p. 551.

        [279] Attleborough VRs, p. 234.

        [280] Attleborough VRs, p. 552, marriage intentions recorded 2 Sept. 1754 in Attleborough.

        [281] Attleborough VRs, p. 234.

        [282] Norton VRs, p. 235: Marriage of Nehemiah Fisher and Sarah Morse on 23 Mar. 1726/7 in Norton.

        [283] Attleborough VRs, p. 552.



Ђ APPENDIX Ђ: The Will of John Benson, of Bridgewater (1770): *

In the Name of God, Amen

On the first day of February anno Domini 1770. I John Benson of Bridgwater in the county of Plymouth gentleman being of a sound and disposing mind and memory proceed to make this my Last will and testament. In the first place, I give and recommend my sould into the hands of God who gave it, trusting in his mercy through Jesus Christ for pardon, grace and glory, and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried by my executor hereafter-named. And with regard to my worldly interest I dispose of it in the following manner viz.~~

In the first place, I give and bequeath unto my wife Sarah my foot-wheel, or wheel to spin linnen on, and also my pillion.~~

Item, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Susannah my young cow, and my best bed with the furniture that belongs to it.~~

Item. With regard to my son Benjamin, and my daughters Elizabeth, Mary & Hannah, all deced, their parts & portions of my estate I gave them when living, and their children or heirs are not to expect any more of my estate.

Item, I give and bequeath unto my son Jonathan, all my other estate not before disposed off, he paying out my debts & funeral charges, whom I appoint sole executor of this my Last will & testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year aforesaid.

Signed, sealed, published, pronounced & declared by

the sd John Benson as his Last will & testament before                                                       his

us.           Josiah Edson                                                                                        John Benson  X  (seal)

                Hugh Mahurin                                                                                                             mark

                Job Pratt

 

Probated on 6 Aug. 1770, presented by his son Jonathan Benson, the executor named, and proved by Josiah Edson and Job Pratt.

Josiah Edson, Esq., and Job Pratt, yeoman, both of Bridgewater, were sureties on the bond of Jonathan Benson of Bridgewater, as executor of the will of John Benson.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 20, p. 394, from FHL microfilm #0550711.

 

 

C APPENDIX C: The Will of Cornelius Washburn, of Bridgewater (1774): *

In the name of God Amen ~~

        The Eleventh day of April A Dom: 1774 I Cornelius Washburn of Bridgwater in the county of Plymouth in the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England, yeoman, being aged and infirm in body, but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God, therefore calling to mind the mortality of of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say, principally and first of all I Give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that Gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent christian burial at the discretion of my Executor, nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life, I Give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form—

Imprimis—I order all my Just Debts and funeral charges as also all future charges that shall arise on the Settlement of my Estate to be paid by my Executor out of my moveable Estate

Item—I give to my wife Experience (over and above her right of dower) the remaining part of my moveable Estate after the above mentioned charges are paid excepting my husbandry tools, Arms and martial Stores~~

Item—I Give to my Son Daniel and to his heirs and assigns a Ten Acre Piece of Land in the southerly part of Bridgwater near the dwelling house of Josiah Washburn 2d and adjoining Seth Pratt’s, Jonathan Benson’s and Benjamin Benson’s Lands, as also all my other Lands except those included in the following Legacies, also I Give to him the said Daniel my husbandry tools, arms, and martial stores~

Item—I Give to my daughter Experience her heirs & assigns a piece of Land Situate in the southerly part of Bridgwater aforesaid, which I bought of William Davenport adjoining south brook so called containing by estimation twenty eight acres~

Item—I Give go my daughter Joanna and to her heirs and assigns a piece of Land in the southerly part of said Bridgwater on which Daniel Conant now Liveth, containing by estimation eighteen acres

Item—I Give to my Grandson Cornelius Washburn all my Lands belonging to my homestead with all the priviledges and appurtenances belonging thereto, to him and to his heirs and assigns, but reserving to my wife Experience the improvement of one third part of it during her natural Life

Item—I do in this my Last will and testament constitute and appoint my Son Daniel Washburn my Sole Executor of this my Last will and testament, and do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul all and every former testaments, wills, Legacies and bequests and Executors by me in any wise before named and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last will and Testament—In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal: the day and year above written

Signed, Sealed, Published, pronounced                                                              his

and declared by the said Cornelius                                                   Cornelius  X  Washburn     (seal)

Washburn as his Last will and tes-                                                                   Mark

-tament in the presence of us the Sub-

-scribers

        Benja. Willis junr

        Jacob Washburn

                     his

        Josiah X Mahurin

                   Mark

 

Probated on 5 Apr. 1779, presented by Daniel Washburn, the Executor, and proved by Benjamin Willis Esqr and Josiah Mahurin.

 

The Inventory of all the Estate both Real and Personal which Cornelius Washburn Late of Bridgwater in the county of Plymouth yeoman deceased died Seized of made by us the Subscribers the Eighth day of April A Dom 1779

 

Personal Estate                                                                                                                     584.16.~~

Lands belonging to the homestead with buildings thereon              £2000.0

Eighteen Acres of Land by Daniel Conants                                            684.0

Twenty eight Acres of Land at South brook                                           616.0

Ten acres of wood Land                                                                              380.0

                                                                                                                                                3680.0.~~

                                                                                                                                            £4264.16.~~

                                                Benj. Willis

                                                Seth Pratt

                                                Hezekiah Hooper

 

The oath of the appraisers was dated 20 May 1779, the oath of Daniel Washburn, the Executor, was dated 7 June 1779.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 25, p. 258-261, from FHL microfilm #0550713.