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Families of the Children of Josiah3 Washburn and Mercy3 Tilson and (____)

 

 

         Josiah Washburn apparently married twice, his youngest son, Nathan, being from Josiah’s unknown second wife. The families of his grandchildren by daughters Joanna, Lydia, and Mercy are probably incomplete here, as are the families of his grandchildren by youngest son Nathan Washburn. There were a considerable number of marriages back into different branches of the Washburn family by descendants of Josiah Washburn and Mercy Tilson.

 

 

 

 

John2 Washburn (5th)

 

 

John3 Washburn (6th)

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth2 Mitchell

 

Josiah4 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas1 Lapham

 

 

Rebecca2 Lapham

 

 

 

 

Mary Tilden

Joanna5 Washburn

 

 

 

Capt. Joseph5 Washburn

 

 

 

Lydia5 Washburn

 

 

 

Jemima5 Washburn

 

 

 

Rebekah5 Washburn

 

 

 

Josiah5 Washburn (Jr.)

 

 

 

Mercy5 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edmund1 Tilson

 

 

Ephraim2 Tilson

 

 

 

 

Joane

 

Mercy3 Tilson

 

 

 

 

 

William1 Hoskins

 

 

Elizabeth2 Hoskins

 

 

 

 

Anne Haynes/Hines

Nathan5 Washburn

 

 

 

 

(Unknown second wife)

 

 

 

(353.) Joanna5 Washburn, eldest daughter of (110) Josiah4 Washburn, (56) John3 (6th), (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, on 14 Nov. 1703,[1] married Ebenezer4 Leach, son of John3 and Alice Leach, of Bridgewater,[2] on 26 Dec. 1734 in Bridgewater.[3] He was born on 3 Dec. 1702 in Bridgewater,[4] a grandson of Giles2 and Anne (Nokes) Leach,[5] and a great-grandson of Lawrence1 and Elizabeth Leach, of Salem, MA.

         Joanna (Washburn) Leach died in ca. 1739, and Ebenezer Leach remarried to Lydia4 Tilson, of Plympton, daughter of John3 and Lydia (Rickard) Tilson, on 27 Nov. 1739 in Bridgewater.[6] She was born on 9 May 1711 in Plympton,[7] and she presumably died on 20 June 1750 in Bridgewater.[8] He remarried again to Deborah4 Sampson, of Middleborough, possibly daughter of Joseph3 and Anne3 (Tilson) Sampson, on 10 Oct. 1751 in Bridgewater.[9] She was born on 22 Aug. 1706 in Plympton.[10]

         Ebenezer Leach died testate on 17 Feb. 1753 in Bridgewater.[11] His will was dated 6 Feb. 1753, witnessed by Joshua Fobes, Joseph Leach, and Samuel Alden, and probated on 2 Apr. 1753. He named his brother-in-law, Joseph Washburn, as executor of his estate, named his beloved wife Deborah, son Daniel, and to James Eaton, “who has Lived with me Some time” he gave 45 shillings “att the age of twenty one Years, if he Lives to it.”[12] (See Appendix Ñ for a full transcription of his will.)

         Deborah (Sampson) Leach possibly remarried to (455) Nathan Leach, supposedly a son of Benjamin and (129) Hephzibah4 (Washburn) Leach, on 14 Nov. 1771 in Bridgewater.[13] Deborah may have been the widow Deborah Leach who died on 17 Mar. 1795 in Bridgewater, aged 89 [sic] years,[14] but she was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census.

         Joanna Washburn and Ebenezer Leach had 3 children:[15]

         923      i   Joanna Leach, died in infancy on 17 Dec. 1735 in Bridgewater.[16]

+       924     ii   Deacon Daniel5 Leach, born on 9 Dec. 1735 in Bridgewater,[17] married Bethiah4 Keith, daughter of Samuel3 and Hannah (Ames) Keith (Jr.), on 31 Jan. 1760 in Bridgewater.[18] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

         925     iii   Joanna Leach, born in 1738 in Bridgewater,[19] marriage not found.

 

 

(354.) Capt. Joseph5 Washburn, eldest son of (110) Josiah4 Washburn, (56) John3 (6th), (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, on 22 July 1705,[20] married (167) Deliverance Orcutt, daughter of William and Hannah (Smith) Orcutt (Jr.),[21] in ca. 1728.[22] She was born ca. 1707,[23] a granddaughter of William Orcutt, of Scituate MA. The division of the estate of William Orcutt, of Bridgewater, dated 11 June 1739, included Joseph Washburn and Deliverance, his wife.[24] They lived in Bridgewater, where he was initially called “Joseph Washburn, Jr,” to differentiate him from his father’s cousin, (131) Joseph4 Washburn (Jr.), who lived in Bridgewater until about 1739. He was deeded his father’s homestead in Bridgewater on 25 Nov. 1731,[25] and purchased an adjoining piece from his uncle, William Washburn, on 29 Dec. 1731.[26] He was executor of the will of his brother-in-law, Ebenezer Leach, in 1753.

         Capt. Joseph Washburn died testate on 12 Dec. 1766 in Bridgewater, aged 61 years.[27] His will was dated 11 Jan. 1765, witnessed by Josiah Edson, Josiah Washburn, and Josiah Dunbar; it was probated on 2 Feb. 1767, and his inventory was taken on 24 Feb. 1767 by Ichabod Orcutt, Josiah Washburn, and Josiah Dunbar. He mentioned his wife Deliverance, sons Joseph Washburn, Eliphalet Washburn, Jeremiah Washburn, Silvanus Washburn and Eliab Washburn, daughters Hannah Pratt, wife of Seth Pratt, Joanna Leonard, wife of Solomon Leonard, and Martha Washburn. He named his son, Jeremiah Washburn, as executor of his estate.[28] (See appendix Ξ for a full transcription of his will.)

            Deliverance (Orcutt) Washburn remarried to Capt. Abiel3 Packard, of North Bridgewater, son of Zacheus2 and Sarah (Howard) Packard,[29] as his second wife, in ca. 1771.[30] He had married first to (181) Sarah Ames, daughter of John and (66) Sarah3 (Washburn) Ames (Jr.), on 11 Jan. 1722/3 in Bridgewater.[31] Capt. Abiel Packard died in 1776, aged 76 years.[32] Deliverance (Orcutt) (Washburn) Packard was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census, but she died testate on 5 Dec. 1790 in South Bridgewater, aged 83 years.[33] Her will was dated 25 June 1782, witnessed by Benjamin Willis, Esq., Jonathan Benson, and Nathan Richards, and probated on 7 Feb. 1791. She mentioned her sons Joseph Washburn, Jeremiah Washburn, Silvanus Washburn, Eliab Washburn and Eliphalet Washburn, her three daughters, Hannah Pratt, the wife of Seth Pratt, Joanna Leonard, the wife of Solomon Leonard, and Martha Edson, the wife of Elijah Edson, and she named Seth Pratt as executor of her will.[34] (See Appendix Ď for a full transcription of her will.)

            Capt. Joseph Washburn and Deliverance Orcutt had children:[35]

+       926     i   Joseph6 Washburn (Jr.), born on 28 Sept. 1729 in Bridgewater,[36] married (537) Mary5 Washburn, daughter of (141) Benjamin4 and Martha (Kingman) Washburn, on 23 Sept. 1755 in Bridgewater,[37] and they moved to New Braintree, Worcester Co., MA. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+       927     ii   Jeremiah6 Washburn, born on 7 Sept. 1731 in Bridgewater,[38] married 1.) Charity Pratt, daughter of Joseph and Lydia3 (Leonard) Pratt (3rd),[39] on 24 Apr. 1754 in Bridgewater,[40] and 2.) Kezia4 Snell, daughter of Dr. Daniel3 and Joanna4 (Harlow) Snell, on 19 Aug. 1777 in Bridgewater.[41] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+       928    iii   Hannah6 Washburn, born on 6 Sept. 1733 in Bridgewater,[42] married Deacon Seth Pratt, son of Nathaniel and Sarah (Snow) Pratt, on 27 Apr. 1753 in Bridgewater.[43] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+       929    iv   Joanna6 Washburn, born on 30 Jan. 1735/6 in Bridgewater,[44] married Capt. Solomon4 Leonard (Jr.), son of Capt. Solomon3 and Elizabeth (Perkins) Leonard, of Bridgewater,[45] on 5 Oct. 1756 in Bridgewater.[46] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+       930    v   Sylvanus6 Washburn, born on 24 Feb. 1737/8 in Bridgewater,[47] moved to Hardwick, Worcester Co., MA, and married 1.) Millicent Richards on 7 Mar. 1765 in Hardwick,[48] and 2.) Jerusha (George) Cox, daughter of Richard and Jerusha George, and widow of Capt. Benjamin Cox, of Barnard, VT. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+       931    vi   Eliab6 Washburn, born on 4 Apr. 1740 in Bridgewater,[49] married Anna5 Edson, daughter of Dr. Elijah4 and (1376) Anne4 (Packard) Edson,[50] in 1762,[51] and they moved to Hebron, ME. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+       932   vii   Eliphalet6 Washburn, born on 7 June 1742 in Bridgewater,[52] married Anna Benjamin, daughter of Caleb and Abigail (Livermore) Benjamin, of Hardwick, MA, on 19 Sept. 1769 in Hardwick.[53] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+       933  viii   Martha6 Washburn, born on 11 June 1744 in Bridgewater,[54] married Elijah5 Edson (Jr.), son of Dr. Elijah4 and Anne4 (Packard) Edson, on 13 Mar. 1766 in Bridgewater.[55] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

 

 

(355.) Lydia5 Washburn, second daughter of (110) Josiah4 Washburn, (56) John3 (6th), (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, on 16 Aug. 1707,[56] married Samuel West, son of Peter and Patience West, of Duxbury, MA,[57] probably as his second wife, on 10 Mar. 1736/7 in Bridgewater.[58] He was born on 4 Apr. 1697 in Duxbury,[59] and had probably married first to Mehitabel4 (Packard) Ames, daughter of Israel3 and Hannah (Crossman) Packard,[60] and widow of (180) John Ames (3rd), on 15 Dec. 1727 in Bridgewater.[61]

         Samuel West possibly died intestate in 1770 in Plymouth.[62]

         Lydia Washburn and Samuel West had children:

         934     i   Ezra West, born on 30 June 1739 in Bridgewater,[63] possibly the Ezra West who married Anna Lillie, daughter of Samuel and Mehitable (Bacon) Lillie,[64] on 26 Nov. 1761 in Stafford, Tolland Co., CT.[65] She was born on 16 May 1745 in Stafford.[66] He died, however, on 19 Mar. 1763 in Stafford, CT.[67] They had one son:

a. John West, born on 30 May 1762 in Stafford, CT,[68] died supposedly on 29 Apr. 1791.[69]

         935     ii   Mehitabel West, born on 21 Sept. 1741 in Bridgewater,[70] marriage not found.

         936     iii   John West, born on 4 Mar. 1743 in Bridgewater,[71] marriage not found.

 

 

(356.) Jemima5 Washburn, third daughter of (110) Josiah4 Washburn, (56) John3 (6th), (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, on 27 June 1710,[72] married (208) Josiah4 Leonard (Jr.), son of Josiah3 and (69) Margery3 (Washburn) Leonard,[73] on 24 Jan. 1739/40 in Bridgewater.[74] He was born ca. 1710,[75] a grandson of John2 and Sarah Leonard, and of (45) Philip2 and Elizabeth2 (Irish) Washburn. She was his second cousin once removed.

         Josiah Leonard (Jr.) was a tanner, and he died testate on 25 Dec. 1760 in Bridgewater, aged 50 years.[76] His will was dated 11 Oct. 1760, and probated on 2 Mar. 1761. He named his wife, Jemima, and brother‑in‑law, Josiah Washburn (Jr.), as executors of his will, and it was witnessed by Josiah Edson Jr., Jabez King, and Abner Kingman. He named his eldest son Seth Leonard, to whom he left his homestead farm, Tanyard, and tanning tools, and his other son Moses Leonard, to whom he left a farm in Middleborough with a Tanyard attached, and three daughters Susanna, Rebecca and Mary, to whom he left £200 to be divided between them, and he asked in his will that his sons Seth and Moses Leonard learn the “art and trade of a tanner” and that they be “well instructed in Common Learning.” His inventory was appraised by Benjamin Willis, Daniel Snell, and Abner Kingman on 23 Mar. 1761.[77] (See appendix Ο for a full transcription of his will.)

         Jemima (Washburn) Leonard died a widow, testate, on 3 July 1784 in Bridgewater, aged 73 years.[78] Her will was dated 17 June 1784, witnessed by Benjamin Willis, Esq., Josiah Washburn, and Josiah Mahurin, and was probated on 2 Aug. 1784. She named her son, Moses Leonard, as executor of her estate, and mentioned her three daughters, Susanna Kingman, wife of Abner Kingman of Middleborough, Rebecca Washburne, wife of Abram Washburne of Bridgewater, and Mary Orcutt, wife of Nathaniel Orcutt, of Bridgewater, and also mentioned her grandson Nehemiah Leonard, son of Seth Leonard, and granddaughter Lucy Leonard, daughter of Seth Leonard.[79] (See Appendix Ĵ for a full transcription of her will.)

         Jemima Washburn and Josiah Leonard (Jr.) had chil­dren:[80]

+       937     i   Susanna5 Leonard, born on 6 Mar. 1742 in Bridgewater.[81] Benjamin Willis and Josiah Washburn (Jr.) were appointed as her guardians in 1761,[82] and she married Abner Kingman, son of John and Rebecca (Allen) Kingman (3rd), of Bridgewater,[83] on 14 Jan. 1762 in Bridgewater.[84] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

         938     ii   Rebecca5 Leonard, born on 17 Jan. 1743/4 in Bridgewater.[85] Benjamin Willis and Josiah Washburn (Jr.) were appointed as her guardians in 1761,[86] and she married (976) Capt. Abraham6 “Abram” Washburn, son of (363) Nathaniel5 and Mary (Pratt) Washburn, on 28 Oct. 1765 in Bridgewater.[87] He was born on 26 Jan. 1742/3 in Bridgewater,[88] a grandson of (111) Lt. John4 and Margaret (Packard) Washburn (7th), and he died intestate on 8 July 1785 in Bridgewater, aged 42 years.[89] His widow, Rebecca Washburn, and Benjamin Willis were granted administration of his estate.[90] She died on 26 Jan. 1831 in Bridgewater, aged 87 years.[91] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6 in the family of Capt. Abraham Washburn.)

         939     iii   Josiah Leonard (3rd), born on 6 Sept. 1745 in Bridgewater,[92] died on 6 Sept. 1746 in Bridgewater.[93]

+       940    iv   Mary5 Leonard, born on 1 Oct. 1748 in Bridgewater.[94] Benjamin Willis and Josiah Washburn (Jr.) were appointed as her guardians in 1761,[95] and she married Nathaniel Orcutt on 1 Aug. 1768 in Bridgewater.[96] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+       941    v   Seth5 Leonard, born on 26 Sept. 1750 in Bridgewater.[97] Benjamin Willis and Josiah Washburn (Jr.) were appointed as his guardians in 1761,[98] and he married Silence5 Packard, daughter of Nehemiah4 and Silence4 (Edson) Packard,[99] on 1 June 1769 in Bridgewater.[100] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+       942    vi   Moses5 Leonard, born on 16 Nov. 1752 in Bridgewater.[101] Benjamin Willis and Josiah Washburn (Jr.) were appointed as his guardians in 1761,[102] and he moved to Middleborough, MA, and married Lois Shaw, of Middleborough, on 6 Aug. 1777 in Middleborough.[103] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

         943    vii   (Unnamed son), born on 14 Dec. 1754,[104] died on 25 Dec. 1754 in Bridgewater.[105]

 

 

(358.) Josiah5 Washburn (Jr.), second son of (110) Josiah4 Washburn, (56) John3 (6th), (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, on 3 June 1716,[106] married 1.) Abiah/Abigail Curtis on 29 Jan. 1745/6 in Bridgewater.[107] She died on 16 Sept. 1752 in Bridgewater,[108] and he remarried to 2.) Huldah5 Leonard, daughter of Ephraim4 and Martha (Perkins) Leon­ard,[109] on 15 Oct. 1755 in Bridgewater.[110] She was born on 22 Sept. 1725 in Bridgewater,[111] a granddaughter of Joseph3 and Martha (Orcutt) Leonard,[112] and of Humphrey and Martha (Moulton) Perkins, of Hampton, NH.[113] She died on 10 July 1772 in Bridgewater,[114] and he remarried again to 3.) Elizabeth “Betty” Snow, possibly daughter of (653) Seth and Elizabeth (Sprague) Snow, on 6 July 1775 in Bridgewater.[115] She was born on 9 Nov. 1752 in Bridge­water,[116] 36 years younger than Josiah Washburn (Jr.).

         Josiah Washburn (Jr.) died intestate on 30 Oct. 1789 in Bridgewater, “old.”[117] His widow, Elizabeth Washburn, expressed to the court her “utter aversion to administer the estate,” and stated that he left no brother, and but one son living within the “commonwealth,” and petitioned that Benjamin Willis be appointed as administrator on 4 Dec. 1789. Judge Benjamin Willis (3rd), of Bridgewater, was appointed as administrator of the estate of Josiah Washburn on 7 Dec. 1789, with Ebenezer Benson, tanner, and Oliver Allen, of Bridgewater, as sureties. His inventory was taken on 7 Dec. 1789 by Nathaniel Little, Solomon Leonard, and Jeremiah Washburn, all gentlemen of Bridgewater. His estate was found insolvent, and ordered divided in 1791, but Judge Benjamin Willis died on 13 July 1807,[118] without completing administration of the estate, and Seth7 Washburn, son of Capt. Abram6 and Rebecca5 (Leonard) Washburn, who had married the widow of Judge Benjamin Willis’ son, Lt. Benjamin Willis (4th), Sarah (Carver) Willis, was appointed as administrator de bonis non of the estate of Josiah Washburn (Jr.) on 4 Jan. 1825, with Artemus Hale, merchant, and Holmes Sprague, cabinetmaker, both of Bridgewater, as sureties. Seth Washburn received a license to sell the estate to pay his debts on 21 Feb. 1825.[119] Judge Benjamin Willis, of Bridgewater, as administrator of the estate of Josiah Washburn, sold to Cornelius Holmes, cordwainer, land in South Bridgewater and 2/3 of the dwelling house on 9 Apr. 1795.[120] Seth Washburn, of Bridgewater, as administrator de bonis non of the estate of Josiah Washburn, sold to Eleazer Carver, Jr., Seth Washburn, Abram Washburn, Artemas Hale, Abram Washburn “2nd”, Nathaniel Washburn, and Solomon Washburn, Jr., all of Bridgewater, doing business under the name of Carver, Washburn & Co., land in pond meadow, on 30 Mar. 1825.[121] No death record was found for Elizabeth (Snow) Washburn in Bridgewater, but she was living alone in Bridgewater in the 1790 federal census,[122] and was not mentioned in the 1812 will of her father, so she had presumably died before then.

         Josiah Washburn (Jr.) had 3 children by Abiah Curtis, and probably 4 more children by Huldah Leonard:

+       944     i   Bethuel6 Washburn, a son, born on 26 Oct. 1746 in Bridgewater,[123] moved to Albany, NY, and married Gerritje (Bratt) Lansing or Gerritje (Lansing) Bratt on 21 Mar. 1779 in the Dutch Reformed Church, Albany, NY. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+       945     ii   Abigail6 Washburn, born on 12 Aug. 1748 in Bridgewater,[124] married Jonathan Waterman, son of Perez and Abigail Waterman, of Halifax, MA, on 24 Oct. 1768 in Bridgewater,[125] and they moved to Brookfield, Worcester Co., MA. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+       946    iii   Peter6 Washburn, born on 9 Sept. 1750 in Bridgewater,[126] married Sarah Ayres, daughter of Moses and Sarah Ayers, of Brookfield, MA, on 8 Apr. 1776 in Brookfield.[127] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+       947    iv   Huldah6 “Huldy” Washburn, born on 5 Jan. 1756 in Bridgewater,[128] married Solomon Bartlett, son of Obadiah and Rebecca (Adams) Bartlett, of Brookfield, MA,[129] on 10 June 1781 in Bridgewater.[130] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+       948    v   Salmon6 Washburn, born on 25 Nov. 1757 in Bridgewater,[131] married Hannah Orcutt, daughter of Joseph and Deborah (Pratt) Orcutt,[132] on 8 or 15 Sept. 1785 in Bridgewater.[133] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

         949    vi   Ephraim6 Washburn, born on 21 Jan. 1760 in Bridgewater,[134] probably married Rebecca Dunham in 1785 in Bridgewater,[135] and he evidently either died or moved out of the “commonwealth” by 1789. No death or probate records were found for either of them in Plymouth County.

         950    vii   Lucy6 Washburn, died unmarried on 2 Aug. 1800 in Bridgewater, called “sister of Salman.”[136]

 

 

(359.) Mercy5 Washburn, fifth daughter of (110) Josiah4 Washburn, (56) John3 (6th), (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, on 29 May 1718,[137] married Pelatiah Phinney, of Halifax, MA, son of Joseph and Esther (West) Phinney/Finney,[138] of Plympton, on 28 Dec. 1738 in Bridgewater,[139] and they settled in South Bridgewater. He was born on 21 Mar. 1710/11 in Plympton,[140] a grandson of John and Mary3 (Rogers) Phinney, of Barnstable, MA.[141] The will of Joseph Phinney, of Plympton, dated 27 June 1726, mentioned his wife, Esther, and son, Pelatiah Phinney, among others.[142]

         Both Pelatiah and Mercy Phinney died after 1760, but no death or probate records were found for either of them in Plymouth County, and Pelatiah Phinney was not found in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.

         Mercy Washburn and Pelatiah Phinney had 11 children:[143]

+       951     i   Freelove Phinney, born on 27 Jan. 1740 in Bridgewater,[144] married Capt. Jacob4 Tomson (3rd), son of Lt. Jacob3 and Elisabeth4 (Tilson) (Holmes) Tomson (Jr.), of Middleborough, on 27 Oct. 1761 in Bridgewater.[145] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

         952     ii   Laurania Phinney, born on 4 Mar. 1741 in Bridgewater,[146] married (716) Benjamin4 Packard, son of Capt. Abiel3 and (181) Sarah (Ames) Packard, on 22 Aug. 1775 in Bridgewater.[147] He was born on 11 Nov. 1749 in Bridgewater,[148] a grandson of John and (66) Sarah3 (Washburn) Ames (Jr.) They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his brother-in-law, Adin Packard.[149] They had no children, and he died testate on 4 Sept. 1808 in North Bridgewater, aged 58 years,[150] leaving his estate to his nephew, Capt. Adin Packard (Jr.)[151] She died on 15 Sept. 1829 in North Bridgewater, aged 89 years.[152]

         953     iii   Zeruah Phinney, born on 17 Sept. 1742 in Bridgewater,[153] apparently died young.

         954    iv   Onesiphorus Phinney, born on 16 Apr. 1744 in Bridgewater,[154] marriage not found. He was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census.

         955     v   Mary Phinney, born on 18 Oct. 1745 in Bridgewater,[155] marriage not found.[156]

         956    vi   Zerviah Phinney, born on 27 Jan. 1748 in Bridgewater,[157] possibly married Deacon Ebenezer5 Packard (Jr.), son of Ebenezer4 and Sarah (Perkins) Packard, as his third wife, on 27 Mar. 1806 in North Bridge­water.[158] He had married first to Mary Reynolds on 31 Mar. 1774 in Bridgewater,[159] and secondly to Content (___) Harlow, widow of (___) Harlow, on 26 Apr. 1781 in Bridgewater.[160] No death or probate records were found for either of them in Plymouth Coun­ty. Zerviah Phinney had no children.

         957    vii   (Unnamed child, possibly Zeruah, Onesiphorus or Mary, above), died on 30 June 1750 in Bridgewater.[161]

+       958   vii   Esther Phinney, born on 23 May 1751 in Bridgewater,[162] married Barnabas Curtis, son of Ashley Curtis, of Stoughton, MA, on 6 June 1774 in North Bridgewater.[163] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+       959  viii   Kezia Phinney, born in Feb. 1753 in Bridgewater,[164] married Adin5 Packard, son of Ebenezer4 and Sarah (Perkins) Packard, on 16 Nov. 1780 in North Bridgewater.[165] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+       960    ix   Bliss Phinney, a daughter, born on 30 Nov. 1754 in Bridgewater,[166] married Capt. Jesse Perkins, son of Mark and Dorothy[?] (Whipple) Perkins, as his second wife, on 12 Nov. 1789 in North Bridgewater.[167] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

         961     x   Hannah Phinney, born on 10 Oct. 1758 in Bridgewater,[168] apparently died on 12 June 1759 in Bridgewater.[169]

+       962    xi   John Phinney, born on 5 Oct. 1760 in Bridgewater,[170] married Sarah5 Tomson, daugh­ter of Nathan4 and Mary4 (Harlow) Tomson, of Halifax, MA, in ca. 1780.[171] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

 

 

(360.) Nathan5 Washburn, youngest son of (110) Josiah4 Washburn, evidently by his second wife, whose name is not known, (56) John3 (6th), (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, in, say ca. 1725, married Mary Mahurin, daugh­ter of Hugh and Mary (Snell) Mahurin (Jr.),[172] on 20 Apr. 1748 in Bridgewater.[173] She was born on 5 Apr. 1730 in Bridgewater,[174] a granddaughter of Hugh and Mary Mahurin, of Taunton.

         Nathan and Mary Washburn moved to New Salem, Hampshire (now Franklin) Co., MA, after 1766, then supposedly to Westmoreland, Cheshire Co., NH. He served as a private in the Revolutionary War, and he supposedly died in 1785 in Westmoreland, NH, but a Nathan Washburn was still living in Cheshire Co., NH, in the 1800 federal census. Mary (Mahurin) Washburn supposedly also died in Westmoreland, NH.

         Nathan Washburn and Mary Mahurin had children:

         963      i   Rebecca6 Washburn, born on 21 Mar. 1748[/9] in Bridgewater,[175] married Isaac5 Pool (3rd), son of Isaac4 and Sarah5 (Leonard) Pool (Jr.), of Bridgewater, on 18 Oct. 1774 in Bridgewater,[176] and they lived in Halifax, MA. He was born on 5 June 1751 in Bridgewater,[177] a grandson of Isaac3 and Mary/Mercy Poole, of Weymouth, and of Joseph4 and Mary (Packard) Leonard (Jr.) Children not found. No death or probate records found for either of them in Plymouth County, and he was not a head of household in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.

+       964     ii   Hugh6 Washburn, born on 11 Nov. 1750 in Bridgewater,[178] married Katherine Packard, daughter of Joseph and Catherine Packard (Jr.), of Easton, MA, on 11 Dec. 1772 in Easton,[179] and they settled in Easton. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

         965     iii   Arthur6 Washburn, born on 11 Nov. 1752 in Bridgewater,[180] enlisted in the Army in 1778 at age 25 in New Salem, MA, marriage not found. He was possibly killed in the Revolutionary War. Administration of the estate of Arthur Washburn, of New Salem, was granted in 1785 in Worcester Co., MA.[181]

         966    iv   Patience Washburn, born on 11 Nov. 1754 in Bridgewater,[182] marriage not found.

         967     v   Jemima Washburn, born on 28 Feb. 1756 in Bridgewater,[183] marriage not found.

         968    vi   Charity Washburn, born on 4 Apr. 1758,[184] died on 12 May 1758 in Bridgewater.[185]

         969    vii   (Unnamed child, possibly Patience or Jemima above), died on 22 June 1759 in Bridgewater.[186]

+       970  viii   Robert6 Washburn, born on 7 Nov. 1760 in Bridgewater,[187] married Elizabeth Harwood on 28 May 1783 in New Salem, Franklin Co., MA.[188] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+       971    ix   Salathiel6 Washburn, born on 29 Aug. 1763 in Bridgewater,[189] married Bathsheba Wilbor, daughter of Philip and Bathsheba (Witherell) Wilbor (Jr.), of Westmoreland, NH, in 1784 in Westmoreland. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

         972     x   Bathsheba6 Washburn, born on 15 Sept. 1766 in Bridgewater,[190] married William Thompson, possibly son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Strobridge) Thomson, of Bridgewater, in 1782. He was born in 1765 in Bridgewater,[191] and they supposedly moved to Maine.[192] Chil­dren not found.

 

 

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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. 330.

    [2] 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. 230.

    [3] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 387.

    [4] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 207.

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

    [6] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 235; Vital Records of Plympton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1923, [hereinafter Plympton VRs], p. 339.

    [7] Plympton VRs, p. 214.

    [8] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 516, from a private record of deaths kept by Oliver Alden, she is unnamed, “wife of Ebenezer Leach.”

    [9] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 235; 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. 46, marriage intentions recorded 3 Sept. 1751 in Middleborough.

    [10] Plympton VRs, p. 174.

    [11] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 514, from a private record of deaths kept by Oliver Alden, of Bridgewater.

    [12] Plym­outh Co. Probate Docket #12425; Vol. 13, p. 122.

    [13] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 235.

    [14] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 514, from a private record of deaths kept by Rev. Isaac Backus, of North Middleborough.

    [15] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 230, says they had Daniel 1735, and Joanna 1738.

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

    [17] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 207.

    [18] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 234.

    [19] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 230. Her birth not recorded in the Bridgewater Vital Records.

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

    [21] 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. 111; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 376, marriage of William “Urrohart” and Hannah Smith on 21 Sept. 1698 in Bridgewater.

    [22] Calculated from the birth of their first child on 28 Sept. 1729.

    [23] Calculated from her age at death.

    [24] MF5G: Cooke, p. 111, from Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #14910.

    [25] Plymouth County Deeds, Vol. 27, p. 62, Vol. 34, p. 81, which he acknowledged to be his share of his father’s estate.

    [26] Plymouth County Deeds, Vol. 27, p. 62.

    [27] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 572, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

    [28] Plym­outh Co. Probate Docket #22027; Vol. 19, p. 424.

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

    [30] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 385, marriage intentions recorded 16 Nov. 1771 in Bridgewater.

    [31] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 273.

    [32] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 254.

    [33] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 532, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 255.

    [34] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15064, Vol. 31, p. 317-318.

    [35] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 326, says they had Joseph 1729, Jeremiah 1731, Hannah 1733, Joanna 1736, Silvanus 1738, Eliab 1740, Eliphalet 1742, and Martha 1744.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    [45] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 236.

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

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

    [48] Baldwin, Thomas W., Vital Records of Hardwick, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1917, [hereinafter Hardwick VRs], p. 260.

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

    [50] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 154.

    [51] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 385, marriage intentions recorded 9 Oct. 1762 in Bridgewater.

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

    [53] Hardwick VRs, p. 260.

    [54] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 332; Vital Records of New Braintree, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1904, [hereinafter New Braintree VRs], p. 21, which has her birth as 22 June 1744 in Bridgewater, which was evidently calculated using the Gregorian calendar rather than the Julian calendar that was actually in use when she was born.

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

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

    [57] His parents per the FHL [Family History Library] Ancestral File, submitted by Jean Jackson, of Gridley, CA, Paula Trim, of Saranac Lake, NY, Julia Carver, of Salt Lake City, UT, and others.

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

    [59] Vital Records of Duxbury, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Duxbury VRs], p. 187.

    [60] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 254; Vital Records of Taunton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1929, [hereinafter Taunton VRs], Vol. 2, p. 349, marriage of Israel Packard and Hannah Crosman on 16 July 1701 in Taunton.

    [61] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 395.

    [62] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22320, however this could have been the Rev. Samuel West of Dartmouth who married Experience Howland in 1768 in Plymouth.

    [63] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 340.

    [64] Per the FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Mamie Rosette Smail, of Albany, NY.

    [65] Tilton, Jan, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Stafford 1719-1850, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 2002, [hereinafter Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs], p. 166, taken from Vol. 2, p. 127, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [66] Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 101, taken from Vol. 1, p. 32, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [67] Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 166, taken from Vol. 2, p. 172, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [68] Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 166, taken from Vol. 2, p. 14, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [69] FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Mamie Rosette Smail, of Albany, NY.

    [70] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 340.

    [71] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 340.

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

    [73] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 235.

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

    [75] Calculated from his age at death; Wakefield, Robert S., Sherman, Robert Moody, and Vincent, Verle Delano, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Fifteen: Family of James Chilton, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA, 1997, [hereinafter MF5G: Chilton], p. 59.

    [76] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 518, under “Lennard,” buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

    [77] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #12639; Vol. 16, p. 47-48, 97-98, from FHL microfilm #0551543.

    [78] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 519, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

    [79] Plym­outh Co. Pro­bate Docket #12625; Vol. 29, p. 181.

    [80] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 236, says they had Susanna 1742, Rebecca 1744, Josiah 1745, Marah 1748, Seth 1750, and Moses 1752.

    [81] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 219.

    [82] Plym­outh Co. Probate Docket #12653.

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

    [84] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 241.

    [85] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 218.

    [86] Plym­outh Co. Probate Docket #12653.

    [87] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 241.

    [88] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 325.

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

    [90] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #21916.

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

    [92] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 216.

    [93] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 520.

    [94] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 217, as “Marah” Leonard.

    [95] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #12653.

    [96] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 241.

    [97] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 218.

    [98] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #12653.

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

    [100] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 241.

    [101] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 218.

    [102] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #12653.

    [103] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 88, 139, called “both of Middleboro.”

    [104] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 219.

    [105] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 521.

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

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

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

    [109] Leonard, Manning, Memorial: Genealogical, Historical, and Biographical, of Solomon Leonard, 1637, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and Some of His Descendants, Southbridge, MA, [hereinafter Leonard, Memorial of Solomon Leonard], p. 83.

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

    [111] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 213.

    [112] Leonard, Memorial of Solomon Leonard, p. 62.

    [113] Leonard, Memorial of Solomon Leonard, p. 83.

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

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

    [116] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 300.

    [117] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 569, from a private record of deaths in South Bridgewater kept by Lt. John Washburn.

    [118] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 582, aged 86 years.

    [119] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22031; Vol. 27, p. 313; Vol. 31, pp. 106, 243‑245; Vol. 52, p. 463; Vol. 55, p. 266; Vol. 58, p. 544‑547; Vol. 59, p. 502‑503.

    [120] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 82, p. 24.

    [121] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 157, p. 55.

    [122] 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 Elizabeth Washburn household had 1 free white female.

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

    [124] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 325.

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

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

    [127] Vital Records of Brookfield, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, Systematic History Fund, Worcester, MA, 1909, [hereinafter Brookfield VRs], p. 432.

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

    [129] Brookfield VRs, p. 267: marriage of Obediah Bartlett and Rebecca Adams on 9 May 1753 in Brookfield.

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

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

    [132] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 250.

    [133] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 391, which has the marriage date as 15 Sept. 1785.

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

    [135] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 386, marriage intentions recorded 12 Feb. 1785 in Bridgewater.

    [136] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 569, from a private record of deaths in South Bridgewater kept by Lt. John Washburn.

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

    [138] 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 Finney and Ester West on 19 Sept. 1706 in Plymouth.

    [139] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 390, from Unitarian Church Records in Bridgewater; Bowman, George Ernest, Vital Records of the Town of Halifax, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, 1905, [hereinafter Halifax VRs], p. 56, marriage intentions recorded in Halifax, no date.

    [140] Plympton VRs, p. 155.

    [141] Westgate, Alice Wilma Andrews, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume 2: Thomas Rogers of the Mayflower, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1978, [hereinafter MF5G: Rogers], pp. 162, 179.

    [142] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #7707; Vol. 5, p. 278. (See Miscellaneous Wills for a full transcription of Joseph Phinney’s will.)

    [143] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 271-272, says they had Freelove 1740, Lurania 1741, Onesiphorus 1744, Mary 1745, Zerviah 1748, Esther 1751, Keziah 1753, Bliss 1754, Hannah 1758, and John 1760.

    [144] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 262.

    [145] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 298.

    [146] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 262.

    [147] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 131.

    [148] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 239.

    [149] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 167, Bridgewater Town, Plymouth County, the Benja. Packard household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 2 free white females.

    [150] Vital Records of Brockton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Brockton VRs], p. 347, buried in the North End or Ashland Cemetery in North Bridgewater; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15041.

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

    [152] Brockton VRs, p. 350, buried in the North End or Ashland Cemetery in North Bridgewater.

    [153] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 262.

    [154] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 262.

    [155] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 262.

    [156] She could have been the unnamed child of Palatiah Phinney who died on 30 June 1750 (Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 467.)

    [157] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 262.

    [158] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 298; Brockton VRs, p. 268.

    [159] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 275.

    [160] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 275.

    [161] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 467, under “Fene,” from a private record of deaths kept by Oliver Alden in Bridgewater.

    [162] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 262.

    [163] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 131; Brockton VRs, p. 201.

    [164] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 262.

    [165] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 131; Brockton VRs, p. 267.

    [166] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 262.

    [167] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 297; Brockton VRs, p. 267.

    [168] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 262.

    [169] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 539, unnamed child of “Palitiah Pheney,” presumed to have been Hannah, but could have been one of the older children whose marriage record was not found.

    [170] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 262.

    [171] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 298, marriage intentions recorded 20 Nov. 1779 in Bridgewater.

    [172] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 241.

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

    [174] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 223.

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

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

    [177] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 263.

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

    [179] “Easton, Massachusetts, Bristol County, Births, Deaths and Marriages by Families, 1697-1847,” from FHL microfilm #1059951, a transcription of the entire town vital records from the incorporation of the town of Easton to about 1843 made in 1880 by Geo. G. Withington, Easton town clerk, [hereinafter Easton VRs], p. 127.

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

    [181] Worcester Co. Probate Docket #62312.

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

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

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

    [185] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 570.

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

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

    [188] Vital Records of New Salem, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, Essex Institute, Salem, MA, 1927, [hereinafter New Salem VRs], p. 122. He was called “Washburn of Pelham” [no given name] in the marriage record.

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

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

    [191] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 314, his birth not recorded in the Bridgewater vital records; East Bridgewater VRs, p. 130, from a private record of Judge Nahum Mitchell, with no birth date listed.

    [192] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 314.



Ñ APPENDIX Ñ: The Will of Ebenezer Leach, of Bridgewater (1753): *

In the Name of God, Amen, the Sixth day of February 1753—I Ebenezer Leach of Bridgwater in the County of Plimouth in New England Husbandman, being now of a Sound, disposing mind & memory, thanks be Given to the Great God, Yet calling to mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that tis Appointed for all men Once to die do make and Ordain this my Last Will & Testamt. that is to Say Principally and first of all, I Give and recommend my Sole into the hands of yt God who Gave it and my Body, I recommend to the Earth to be Buried with Christian decent Burial, at the discretion of my Execr. hereafter named nothing doubting bu at the resurrection I Shall receive the Same Again by the Pour of God Almighty 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, that is to Say~~

1st, Tis my Will that all my debts and Funeral Charges be well and truly paid in Convenient time after my decease

2.ly I Give and Bequeath to My Well beloved wife Deborah, one half of all my Improvemt. Togather with one room, the best room in my dwelling House, and one third of the Cellar to be improved by her while She remains my Wido.  I Allso Give and Bequeath to her all the House hold Goods which belong’d to her when She was Married and also a Black Chist of Mine having one draw—

3.ly I Give and Bequeath to my well beloved, Son Daniel, all my homsteed and all my Out Lands with all my Moveable Estate not above dispod of

4.ly I Give and Bequeath unto James Eaton, who has Lived with me Some time forty five Shillings Lawfull Money to be paid to him by my Son Daniel Att the Age of twenty one Years, if he Lives to it

And finally I do hereby Constitute and apoint my brother in law Joseph Wasburn, Sole Executor of this my Last will & Testamt. & do hereby ratify and Confirm this, and no Other to be my Last Will and Testament and Dissallowing all Other Wills before this time by me made. In Witness Whereof I have hereun to Set my hand & Seal the day and Year above written

Sign’d Seal’d Publish’d & Pronounced                                                                           his

and Declar’d by the Sd Ebenzr Leach                                                                Ebenezer  +  Leach

As his Last Will and Testamt in presents                                                                      marke

Off us

    Joshua Fobes

    Joseph Leach

    Samuel Allden

Plimouth Sc. April 2d, 1753, This Will being Presented by the above Execr. for probt the sd Joshua Fobes and Samuel Alden made Oath they Saw Said Ebenezer Leach Sign Seal and heard him Declare this Instrumt. to be his last Will and Testamt and yt they at the Same time with Joseph Leach in his Presents Subscribed as Witnesses and that he was then of Sound mind

                                                                                                Before Me John Cushing Judge of Probt.

 

Joseph Warshburn of Bridgwater yeoman, was confirmed as the Executor.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 13, p. 122-123, from FHL microfilm #0551540.

 

 

Ξ APPENDIX Ξ: The Will of Joseph Washburn, of Bridgewater (1765): *

In the Name of God Amen

On the eleventh day of january anno domini one thousand, seven hundred & sixty five, I Joseph Washburn of Bridgwater in the county of Plimouth gentleman, being thro’ the goodness of God of a sound & disposing mind & memory, proceed to make this my Last will & testament.—

In the first place I give & recommend my soul into the hands of God who gave it trusting in the mercy of God thro’ Christ, for pardon, grace, & glory.

In the next place commit my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executor hereafter named. With regard to my worldly interest I dispose thereof in the following manner viz. My will is that all my just debts & funeral charges be paid by my executor in convenient time after my decease.

Item. I give & bequeath unto my welbeloved wife Deliverance one third of the improvement of the whole of my real estate, & fire wood brought to her door, cut, ready to burn, by my son Jeremiah, so long as she shall continue my widdow, & one third part of my personal estate, to be entirely at her dispose.

Item. I give & bequeath unto my son Joseph, an equal share with the rest of my children in the other two thirds of my personal estate. And that with what I have already given him, is his part of my estate.

Item. I give & bequeath unto my son Eliphalet ten acres of my homestead joining to the four-mile-line so called, on the northerly side thereof, from the east to the west side of my homestead, by a parallel line with the said four-mile-line, also ten acres of Land on the south side of sd four-mile-line & joining to it, being part of the first & second Lots, in the first division of Titticut Lots, the said ten acres begining at the said four-mile-line, then running southerly the breadth of said lots, till the whole be contained. also my little orchard before my dwelling house, containing about three quarters of an acre, be it more or less, as it is not fenced, the sd lands I give unto him, his heirs & assigns forever. also I give unto him an equal share with the rest of my children in two thirds of my personal estate.—

Item. I give & bequeath unto my son Jeremiah, his heirs & assigns forever, the remainder of my homestead with the buildings thereon, & other appurtenances thereof, & also the northerly half of my ten acres of meadow, being part of the fifth & sixth lot, in the said division of Titticut.—Also I give unto him an equal share with the rest of my children in two thirds of my personal estate. And I do hereby enjoin him to pay all my debts & funeral charges, & the legacies herein mentioned, & provide for his mother as aforesd out of that part of my estate which I have given him—Whom I nominate sole executor of this my last will and testament.

Item. I give & bequeath unto my sons, namely Silvanus & Eliab, to be equally divided between them, ten acres of land, being part of the sd first second Titticut  lot, joining to a piece of land I sold to James Dunbar junr excepting the way that parts them, more, about three acres more or Less, being part of sd ten acres last mentioned, lying between the last ten acres mentioned to Eliphalet, & the Lands of Josiah Washburne, more the southerly half of my sd ten acres of meadow. Further, I give unto them an equal share apiece, in two thirds of my personal estate.

Item. I give & bequeath unto my daughter Hannah the wife of Seth Pratt, besides what I have already given her, an equal share with the rest of my children in two thirds of my personal estate.

Item. I give & bequeath unto my daughter Joanna, wife of Solomon Leonard, besides what I’ve already given her, an equal share in two thirds of my personal estate.

Item. I give & bequeath unto my daughter Martha, six pounds, thirteen shillings & four pence to be paid when she arrives at the age of twenty one years. Also an equal share with the rest of my children in two thirds of my personal estate.

                                                                                                                In witness whereof I have hereunto set my

hand & seal the day & Year aforesd

                                                                                                                                                                Joseph Washburne  (seal)

Signed, sealed, pronounces, published &

declared, by the said Joseph Washburne as

his last will & testament, in presence of us.

Josiah Edson

Josiah Washburne

Josiah Dunbar

 

Probated on 2 Feb. 1767, presented in court by Jeremiah Washburne, the executor, and proven by Josiah Washburne and Josiah Dunbar.

 

The inventory of Joseph Washburn was taken 24 Feb. 1767 by Ichabod Orcutt, Josiah Washburn, and Josiah Dunbar, who gave their oath on 30 Mar. 1767. Jeremiah Washburn, the Executor, gave his oath to the inventory on 13 Oct. 1767.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 19, pp. 423-424, from FHL microfilm #0550711.

 

 

Ď APPENDIX Ď: The Will of Deliverance Packard, of Bridgewater (1782): *

In the name of God Amen—I Deliverance Packard of Bridgwater in the County of Plymouth, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, widow, being of a sound and disposing Mind and memory, do make and ordain this my Last will and testament, in manner and form following, viz~.

I Give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth, to be decently interred at the discretion of my executor, and touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I will and bequeath the same in the following manner and form viz~

First—I order that all my Debts and funeral charges be paid out of my personal Estate, exclusive of my wearing apparell~~

2dly—I Give and bequeath to my Sons viz.—Joseph Washburn, Jeremiah Washburn, Silvanus Washburn, Eliab Washburn, & Eliphalet Washburn and to my three Daughters viz~-Hannah Pratt the wife of Seth Pratt, and Joanna Leonard the wife of Solomon Leonard, and Martha Edson the wife of Elijah Edson, all my Estate, exclusive of my wearing apparell to be equally divided among them, and their Heirs and assigns

3dly—I Give and bequeath to my three Daughters above mentioned viz~ Hannah Joanna & Martha, my wearing apparell, to be equally divided among them, their Heirs and assigns—

Lastly, I do hereby Constitute and appoint Seth Pratt of Bridgwater Gentleman Executor of this my Last will and testament, In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this twenty Fifth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand, seven hundred and Eighty two—

Signed Sealed, delivered pronounced &                                                                                her

declared by the said Deliverance Packard                                                       Deliverance  X  Packard     (seal)

to be her Last will & testament in pre-                                                                                   mark

sence of us the subscribers

    Benja. Willis

    Jona. Benson

    Nathn. Richards

 

Probated on 7 Feb. 1791, presented for probate by Seth Pratt the Executor, and proved by Benjamin Willis esqr. & Nathan Richards, two of the witnesses.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 31, p. 317-318, from FHL microfilm #0550716

 

 

Ο APPENDIX Ο: The Will of Josiah Leonard, of Bridgewater (1761): *

In The Name of God Amen

On the Eleventh Day of October Anno Domini one Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty one I Josiah Leonard of Bridgwater in the County of Plymouth Tanner being in a Low State of Heath but of a sound And Disposing Mind and Memory Do ordain and Make this my Last Will and Testament. In the First I give and Recommend my Soul into the Hands of God who gave it Hopeing Through the Merits of Christ to Obtain grace here and Glory Here after and my Body I Commit to the Earth to Be Decently buried by my Executor and Executrix Hereafter Named, and as to my Interest in the World I Dispose of it in the Following Manner. viz. My Will is that all My Just Debts and Funeral Charges be Paid in A Convenient Time after my Decease~~

Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved Wife Jemima the Improvement of the whole of my Homestead including the Tanyard Till my oldest Son Seth Comes to the age of Twenty one years Also I give Her one Cow and as much of the indoor Moveables Les She Shall See Cause to Take to be entirely at her Dispose. Further my will is that My Said Son when he comes to the Aforesaid age to Keepe for my Said Wife one Cow and A swine Constantly and Provide for Her firewood Ready at the Door Constantly, and yearly Twelve Bushels of Indian Corn And four bushels of Rye, and that She have the use of the best room in My House with a Priveleg in the Celler and will also find her an horse To give when she Pleeses all this is to be Provided for and Allowed to her by My Saide Son while Shee Shall Continue my Widow.

Item I give and bequeath to My Said Son Seth my whole Homesteed Including the Tanyard and all the Tools and Implements belonging To the Tanyard To him his Heirs and assigns for ever he to Come Into Possession of it when he Shall arrive to the age of Twenty one years He allowing to my Said wife as aforesaid.

Item I give and bequeath to my Other Son Moses his Heirs and Assigns Forever my Farme at Middleborough with the Tan yard and all Appurtenances Belonging to the farm and Tan yard There and he To have the income and Profit of Said farme and yard Secured and Kept for Him. That he may Enjoy the whole when he Shall Come of age.

Item I give and bequeath unto my Three Daughters, Namely Susanna Rebecca and Mary Two Hundred Pounds Lawfull Money Equally Divided Between them, To be Paid out of My Moveable Estate.~~

Item I give and bequeath to My Said Sons and Daughters all my other Estate not befor Disposed of to be Equally Divided Between them.~~

Item my will is that my Said Sons Should Learn the art and trade of A Tanner (They haveing both of them yards given to Them) If they Shall incline to it. Further my will is that They be Well Instructed in Common Learning

Item I Do Hereby Nominate and Appoint Josiah Washborn Executor And my Said wife Executrix of this my Last will and Testament.

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand and Seal the Day and year Aforesaid, Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and Declared by the Sd Josiah Leonard to be his Last will and Testament In Presence of us~~

                                                                                                                Josiah Leonard   (seal)

Josiah Edson Junr

Jabez King

Abner Kingman

 

Probated on March 2d, 1761, presented in court by the Executors within named, and proved by Jabez King and Abner Kingman.

 

The letter of administration of the estate of Josiah Leonard, late of Bridgwater, Tanner, deceased, dated 2 Mar. 1761, was addressed to Josiah Washborne yeoman and Jemima Leonard widdow, both of Bridgwater.

 

The inventory of Josiah Leonard late of Bridgwater Tanner, was taken on 23 Mar. 1761 by Benja. Willis, Daniel Snell, and Abner Kingman, who made oath to the inventory on 30 Mar. 1761.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 16, p. 47-48, 97-98, from FHL microfilm #0551543.

 

 

Ĵ APPENDIX Ĵ: The Will of Jemima Leonard, of Bridgewater (1784): *

In the name of God Amen—I Jemima Leonard of Bridgwater in the County of Plymouth, in the Commonwealth of massachusetts, widow, being of a sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and ordain this my Last will and testament, in manner and form following viz~.—I Give and Recommend my Soul into the hands of almighty God that Gave it, and my body I Recommend to the Earth to be decently Interred at the discretion of my Executor, and touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life I will and bequeath the same in the following manner and form viz~.—

Imprimis—I will that all my just debts and Funeral Charges be paid and discharged by my Executor hereafter named~~

Item—I Give and bequeath to my Son Moses Leonard and to my three daughters viz~: Susanna Kingman the wife of Abner Kingman of Middleborough in the County aforesaid, and Rebecca Washburne the wife of Abram Washburne and to Mary Orcutt the wife of Nathaniel Orcutt, the two Last mentioned being of Bridgwater aforesaid, to them and to their Heirs and assigns, I Give and bequeath all my Estate /after payment of my just debts and funeral Charges/ to be equally divided among them viz~. one Quarter of it to each of them, Excepting twenty shillings herein after to be disposed of

Also—I Give and bequeath to my Grandson Nehemiah Leonard the Son of Seth Leonard and to his heirs and assigns the sum of Ten Shillings Lawful money—also I Give and bequeath to my Grand daughter Lucy Leonard the daughter: of Seth Leonard and to her heirs and assigns the sum of ten shillings Lawful money

Lastly—I do hereby Constitute and appoint my Son moses Leonard Executor of this my Last will and testament—In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the seventeenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty four~

Signed, Sealed, Published pronouced and                                                                   her

declared by the said Jemima Leonard to be her                                              Jemima  X  Leonard    (seal)

Last will & testament in the presence of us                                                                 mark

the Subscribers – Benja. Willis                                      his

                               Josiah Washburn                  Josiah  2  Mahurin

                                                                                          mark

 

Probated on 2 Aug. 1784, presented for probate by Moses Leonard, the Executor therein named, and proved by Benjamin Willis Esqr & Josiah Washburne two of the witnesses.

Benjamin Willis Esqr, Josiah Washburn yeoman & Solomon Leonard Gentleman, all of Bridgwater, appointed to take an Inventory of the Estate of Jemima Leonard, Late of Bridgwater, widow, dec’d, on 2 Aug. 1784. The inventory totalled £70.10.10, sworn to on 4 Sept. 1784 by the appraisers. The oath of Moses Leonard, Executor, to the inventory was dated 6 Sept. 1784.

The accounting of Moses Leonard, Executor, dated 6 Sept. 1784, mentioned payment to the Guardian of Nehemiah and Lucy Leonard, among others.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 29, p. 181-183, from FHL microfilm #0550715.