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Families of the Children of Elisabeth4 Washburn and Josiah Conant

 

 

         The families of several of the grandchildren of Elisabeth Washburn and Josiah Conant are uncertain at this point, as is the family of son Joseph Conant. Because Elisabeth was a daughter, her descendants will not be carried forward further than this file, with the exception of Silas White and Bethiah Washburn, Benjamin Westin and Joanna Washburn, and Betsey Hooper and Asa Washburn.

 

 

 

 

Lot Conant

 

 

Nathaniel Conant

 

 

Josiah Conant

 

 

 

 

Hannah Mansfield

 

Jerusha Conant

 

 

 

Mary Conant

 

 

 

Prudence Conant

 

 

 

Joseph Conant

 

 

 

Susanna Conant

 

 

 

Josiah Conant (Jr.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

John2 Washburn (5th)

 

 

Thomas3 Washburn

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth2 Mitchell

 

Elisabeth4 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

Samuel1 Packard

 

 

Deliverance2 Packard

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth

 

(381.) Jerusha Conant, eldest daughter of (115) Elisabeth4 Washburn, (57) Thomas3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Middleborough, Massachusetts Colony, on 8 Jan. 1701/2,[1] married Samuel4 Pratt (3rd), son of Samuel3 and Hannah (Miller) Pratt (Jr.), of Middleborough,[2] in ca. 1722.[3] He was born 15 May 1697 in Middleborough,[4] a grandson of Samuel2 and Mary (Barker) Pratt,[5] and a great-grandson of Phineas1 and Mary2 (Priest) Pratt.[6]

         On 18 Nov. 1745 Samuel Pratt and wife, Jerusha, of Middleborough, sold to Benjamin White, Jr., of Middleborough, land of Josiah Conant that was set off to the widow Elizabeth Conant, and 1/7th to her daughter, Jerusha, now the wife of the above named Samuel Pratt.[7]

         Samuel Pratt (3rd) died testate in 1745/6 in Middleborough. His will was dated 30 July 1745, and probated 6 Mar. 1745/6, and was witnessed by Jabez Fuller, Phineas Pratt, and Nathaniel Southworth. He mentioned his wife, Jerusha, son Nathan Pratt to be executor, son Samuel Pratt, under 21, daughter Betty Pratt, and daughter Thankful Pratt, under 21. His inventory was dated 12 Mar. 1745/6.[8] (See Appendix Ч for a full transcription of his will.)

         In Dec. 1747 Jerusha Pratt of Middleborough, widow, petitioned that since she had long supported her aged mother, Elizabeth Conant, that her three sisters, Mary Cobb, wife of John Cobb, Susanna Briant, wife of Jesse Briant, both of Middleborough, and Prudence Weston of Plimouth, widow, also contribute to the support of their mother.[9] Jerusha (Conant) Pratt died on 24 May 1767 in Middleborough.[10]

         Samuel Pratt and Jerusha Conant had children:

        1055     i   Nathan5 Pratt, born ca. 1724 in Middleborough, baptized on 18 Dec. 1726 in the First Church of Middleborough,[11] the eldest son, and executor of his father’s will, probably married Margaret4 Sampson, daughter of Isaac3 and Sarah (Barlow) Sampson (Jr.),[12] of Middleborough, on 3 Dec. 1747 in Middleborough.[13] She was born on 15 Apr. 1728 in Plympton,[14] a granddaughter of Isaac2 and Lydia3 (Standish) Sampson, of Plympton.[15] He was not a head of household in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census. They had children:

a. Jerusha6 Pratt, born on 10 July 1751 in Middleborough,[16] married Thomas5 Harlow, son of Lemuel4 and Joanna5 (Paddock) Harlow, of Middleborough,[17] on 1 Jan. 1772 in Middleborough.[18] He was born on 20 Mar. 1745 in Middleborough,[19] a grandson of Eleazer3 and Hannah (Delano) Harlow,[20] and of Ichabod4 and Joanna3 (Faunce) Paddock.[21] On 22 Oct. 1759 Thomas Harlow, son of Lemuel Harlow, deceased, chose his mother, Joanna Harlow, as his guardian.[22] No death or probate records were found for either of them in Plymouth County, MA, and he was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census.

b. Nathan6 Pratt (Jr.), born on 9 July 1752 in Middleborough,[23] possibly married Betty Howland “2nd”, of Middleborough, on 17 Oct. 1776 in Middleborough.[24] No death or probate records were found for him in Plymouth County, and he was not a head of household in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.

c. Betty Pratt, born on 21 May 1755 in Middleborough,[25] marriage not found.

d. Micah Pratt, born on 14 June 1758 in Middleborough,[26] marriage not found. He was not a head of household in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.

e. Silvanus Pratt, born on 23 Feb. 1761 in Middleborough,[27] marriage not found. He was not a head of household in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.

        1056    ii   Betty5 Pratt, born on 22 Feb. 1725/6 in Middleborough,[28] married Capt. Benjamin White on 15 Oct. 1745 in Middleborough.[29] He was born ca. 1717,[30] although apparently not a descendant of William White, of the “Mayflower.” They lived in Middleborough. She died on 9 July 1754 in Middleborough, aged 28 years,[31] and he remarried to Hannah Shaw, of Middleborough, on 4 Mar. 1756 in Middleborough.[32] He was a Lieutenant by 1758, and a Captain by 1761.[33] He died intestate on 12 Aug. 1774 in Middleborough, aged 57 years.[34] Betty (Pratt) White had 3 sons:

a. Samuel White, born on 23 Jan. 1746/7 in Middleborough,[35] baptized on 21 Aug. 1748 in the North Congregational Church of Middleborough,[36] died on 21 July 1766.[37]

b. Benjamin White (Jr.), born on 22 Oct. 1749 in Middleborough,[38] married Lydia Murdock, daughter of Bartlett and Lucy Murdock, of Plympton,[39] on 7 Dec. 1775 in Plympton,[40] and lived in Carver, MA. She was born ca. 1753,[41] a granddaughter of John and Ruth4 (Bartlett) Murdock (Jr.)[42] He was living in Carver in the 1790 federal census.[43] She died on 6 Dec. 1818 in Carver, aged 65 years,[44] and he died testate on 11 May 1821 in Carver, aged 71 years.[45] They had a daughter:

1. Betty/Betsy White, born on 4 Jan. 1777 in Carver, MA,[46] married Lothrop Shurtleff on 22 Sept. 1796 in Carver.[47] She died on 30 June 1815 in Carver, aged 38 years, 6 months.[48]

c. Silas White, born on 16 Oct. 1752 in Middleborough,[49] probably married (1673) Bethiah6 Washburn, daughter of (532) Josiah5 and Phebe (Hayward) Washburn (Jr.),[50] of Middleborough, on 12 Nov. 1778 in Middleborough.[51] She was born on 9 Mar. 1760 in Bridgewater,[52] a granddaughter of (140) Josiah4 and Sarah4 (Richmond) Washburn, of Bridgewater. They were living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[53] He died on 9 Jan. 1835 in Middleborough, aged 82 years.[54] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1057    iii   Thankfull Pratt, born on 22 May 1731 in Middleborough,[55] under 21 when her father made his will in 1745, marriage not found.

        1058    iv   Samuel Pratt (4th), born on 16 June 1736 in Middleborough,[56] baptized on 27 Oct. 1745 in the First Church of Middleborough,[57] was under 21 when his father made his will in 1745, marriage not found.

 

 

(382.) Mary Conant, second daughter of (115) Elisabeth4 Washburn, (57) Thomas3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Middleborough, Massachusetts Colony, on 20 Dec. 1703,[58] married John Cobb (3rd), son of John and Rachel3 (Soule) Cobb (Jr.),[59] as his second wife, on 26 Aug. 1725 in Middleborough.[60] He was born on 10 June 1689 in Middleborough,[61] a grandson of John and Martha (Nelson) Cobb,[62] and of John2 and Rebecca (Simmons) Soule,[63] and had married first to Joanna Thomas, daughter of William and Sarah (Pratt) Thomas, of Middleborough, in ca. 1713.[64]

         John Cobb (3rd) died testate on 6 July 1750 in Middleborough, aged 61 years.[65] His will was dated 9 Aug. 1746, probated on 6 Aug. 1750, and he mentioned his wife Mary, sons Gershom, John, Nathan, Gideon and Ephraim Cobb, and daughters Joanna Wood, Lidia Tomson, Mary Cobb, and Hannah Cobb.[66] (See Miscellaneous Wills for a full transcription of his will.) Mary (Conant) Cobb died on 16 Aug. 1795 in Middleborough, aged 91 years.[67]

         Mary Conant and John Cobb had children:

        1059      i   Mary Cobb, born on 2 Aug. 1726 in Middleborough,[68] died on 30 Apr. 1727 in Middleborough, in her 9th month.[69]

        1060    ii   Nathan Cobb, born on 24 Oct. 1728 in Middleborough,[70] married Abijah Tinkham, daughter of Deacon Isaac and Abijah (Wood) Tinkham,[71] on 29 Nov. 1753 in Middleborough.[72] She was born on 21 Mar. 1727/8 in Middleborough,[73] a granddaughter of Ephraim and Esther (Wright) Tinkham (Jr.)[74] She died on 5 Feb. 1776 in Middleborough, aged 47 years,[75] and he died on 29 Aug. 1818 in Plympton, aged 89 years, 9 months, 25 days,[76] but no probate records were found for him, and he was not a head of household in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census. They had children:

a. John Cobb, born on 7 Oct. 1754 in Middleborough,[77] died on 7 Oct. 1760 in Middleborough, aged 6 years.[78]

b. Susanna Cobb, born on 25 Oct. 1756 in Middleborough,[79] possibly married Zurishaddai Palmer, son of James and Meribah (Nye) Palmer,[80] of Middleborough, on 24 Dec. 1778 in Plympton.[81] He was born on 23 June 1754 in Middleborough.[82] He was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census, and no probate records were found for him in Plymouth Co., MA.

c. Abijah Cobb, a daughter, born on 7 Aug. 1761 in Middleborough,[83] marriage not found.

d. Isaac Cobb, born on 27 Sept. 1767 in Middleborough,[84] married Betsey Bent, of Middleborough, on 24 Dec. 1789 in Middleborough.[85] He died on 9 Sept. 1831 in Middleborough, aged 70 [sic] years,[86] and she died a widow on 26 Dec. 1846 in Middleborough.[87]

        1061    iii   Mary Cobb, born on 17 Oct. 1730 in Middleborough,[88] was living in 1750 in her father’s will, marriage not found.

        1062   iv   Hannah Cobb, born on 12 May 1733 in Middleborough,[89] married Wil­liam4 Bryant (Jr.), son of William3 and Ruth (Stetson) Bryant, on 11 Apr. 1754 in Middleborough.[90] He was born on 6 Sept. 1729 in Pembroke, MA,[91] a grandson of Stephen2 and Mehitabel3 (Standish) Bryant (Jr.), of Plymouth. He died intes­tate on 27 July 1773 in Middleborough, and his widow, Hannah Bryant, was granted administration of his estate.[92] She was probably one of the three Hannah Bryants living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1790 federal census. They supposedly had one daughter:

a. Hannah Bryant, born in 1758, died on 3 July 1773 in Middleborough.[93]

        1063     v   Susanna Cobb, born on 29 Apr. 1735, died on 12 Sept. 1735 in Middleborough, aged 4 months, 13 days.[94]

        1064   vi   Gideon Cobb, born ca. 1738 in Middleborough, married Mehitabel6 Warren, daughter of Benjamin5 and Jedidah (Tupper) Warren,[95] on 12 Nov. 1761 in Middleborough.[96] She was born on 15 Sept. 1743 in Middleborough,[97] a granddaughter of Samuel4 and Eleanor4 (Billington) Warren, of Middleborough.[98] He died supposedly on 17 July 1777 in Middleborough,[99] but no probate records were found for him. She was still living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[100] They had children:

a. Lucy Cobb, born on 5 Oct. 1762 in Middleborough,[101] probably married Jesse Trip, Jr., of Rochester, MA, on 18 Dec. 1791 in Middleborough.[102] He was born ca. 1763,[103] and died on 3 July 1836 in Rochester, aged 73 years.[104] She probably died a widow on 25 Feb. 1848 in Rochester, aged 85 years, 4 months, 20 days.[105]

b. Ephraim Cobb, born on 14 June 1765 in Middleborough,[106] marriage not found. He was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census.

c. Ansail Cobb, born on 17 Dec. 1767 in Middleborough,[107] possibly the Ansel Cobb who married Sarah Hayward in 1796.[108] He was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census. He died on 7 Apr. 1815 in Middleborough, aged 41 years.[109]

d. Sylvanus Cobb, born on 22 Nov. 1770 in Middleborough,[110] died on 2 Oct. 1786 in Middleborough, of “nervous fever.”[111]

e. Hannah Cobb, born on 15 Apr. 1774 in Middleborough,[112] supposedly died on 2 June 1776.[113]

        1065   vii   Ephraim Cobb, born on 28 July 1741 in Middleborough,[114] was killed on 13 Sept. 1755.[115]

 

 

(383.) Prudence Conant, third daughter of (115) Elisabeth4 Washburn, (57) Thomas3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Middleborough, Massachusetts Colony, on 3 Mar. 1707,[116] married Thomas3 Weston, of Plymouth, possibly son of Elnathan2 and Jane Weston, of Duxbury, as his second wife,[117] on 4 May 1730 in Plymouth.[118] He had married first to Mary Howland, daughter of Nathaniel and Martha (Cole) Howland,[119] on 19 Apr. 1723 in Plymouth,[120] and he was a mariner. They lived in Plymouth, MA.

         Thomas Weston died intestate in 1743. His widow, Prudence, was granted administration of his estate on 19 May 1743, with David Turner, shipwright, and Samuel Foster, Gentleman, as sureties. His inventory was taken 4 June 1743 by Samuel Foster, Josiah Carver, and David Turner.[121] Prudence (Conant) Weston died a widow, testate, on 4 Jan. 1766 in Plymouth, aged 58 years.[122] Her will was dated 26 Oct. 1765 and probated on 22 May 1766, and mentioned daughter Mary Weston, wife of William Weston, of Plymouth, three grandchildren, the children of my son Thomas Weston, deceased, and daughter Sarah Weston, alias Ball, whom she appointed as executrix. Witnesses were Edward Winslow, Esq., Edward Winslow, Jr., and Asaph Soul. Thomas Foster, Esq., and Jeremiah Holmes, yeoman, both of Plymouth, were sureties on the bond of Sarah Weston, otherwise called Sarah Ball, spinster, as executrix of the estate of Prudence Weston, of Plymouth.[123]

         Thomas Weston had a son by Mary Howland, and Prudence (Conant) Weston had one daughter by Thomas Weston, and one more daughter born almost 4 years after his death, out-of-wedlock, by an unnamed father:

        1066      i   Thomas4 Weston (Jr.), born in 1725,[124] married Isabella Campbell on 20 Dec. 1751 in Boston, lived in Boston, married, and had 3 children, as per his mother's will, of 1765. He died before 26 Oct. 1765, possibly in Boston. Isabella Weston was not a head of household in the 1790 federal census in Massachusetts, and she may have been living with the families of one of their children.

        1067    ii   Mary4 Weston, born ca. 1736 in Plymouth,[125] married Capt. William4 Weston, son of Benja­min3 and Hannah (Coomer) Weston, of Plympton,[126] on 22 Nov. 1753 in Plymouth.[127] He was born on 14 May 1732 in Plympton,[128] a grandson of Edmund2 and Rebecca (Soule) Weston (Jr.),[129] and they lived in Plymouth. He was a Captain in the Revolutionary War, and was commander of the garrison at Gurnett Point, Plymouth.[130] They were living in Plymouth, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to their son William Weston Jr.[131] She died on 28 July 1805 in Plymouth, aged 68 years,[132] and he died testate on 27 June 1820 in Plymouth, aged 89 [sic] years.[133] They had children,[134] order uncertain:

a. Mary Weston, died in infancy.

b. Lewis5 Weston, born on 22 Aug. 1754 in Plymouth,[135] married Lucy Churchill, daughter of Amaziah and Elizabeth (Sylvester) Churchill, of Plymouth,[136] on 1 Dec. 1782 in Plymouth,[137] and living in Plymouth, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[138] He died on 28 Sept. 1798 in Plymouth, aged 44 years.[139] They had children,[140] order uncertain:

1. Benjamin6 Weston, born ca. 1783,[141] married (3973) Joanna7 Washburn, daughter of (1933) Benjamin6 and Bathsheba5 (Churchill) Washburn,[142] on 10 Dec. 1807 in Plymouth.[143] She was born ca. 1786,[144] a granddaughter of (748) Lt. John5 and Lydia (Prince) Washburn (3rd), of Plymouth,[145] and of Benjamin4 and Ruth (Delano) Churchill. They were living in Plymouth in the 1850 federal census, in the household of Samuel A. Danforth, where he was a carpenter.[146] He possibly died testate in 1858 in Plymouth.[147] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 7.)

2. Lucy6 Weston, born in 1785,[148] never married. She was a “milliner” in Plymouth, and she died of cancer on 1 Jan. 1848 in Plymouth, aged 62 years.[149]

3. Hannah Weston, born probably before 1790.

4. Lewis6 Weston (Jr.), born probably after 1790,[150] married Martha Bartlett Drew, of Plymouth, on 11 Nov. 1818 in Plymouth.[151] They lived in Plymouth.[152]

c. William5 Weston (Jr.), born on 17 July 1757 in Plymouth,[153] married 1.) Mary “Molly” Churchill on 26 Nov. 1778 in Plymouth.[154] They were living in Plymouth, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his father.[155] She died, and he remarried to 2.) Mary “Polly” Sampson Holmes in 1801.[156] She was born ca. 1759.[157] He died on 28 Dec. 1838 in Plymouth, aged 82 years,[158] and she died on 7 Mar. 1843 in Plymouth, aged 83 years.[159] He had children by Mary Churchill,[160] order uncertain:[161]

1. Lewis6 Weston, born in 1778 in Plymouth,[162] married Elizabeth “Betsey” Lanman, daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Holmes) (Cobb) Lanman (Jr.), of Plymouth,[163] on 4 Nov. 1798 in Plymouth.[164] They lived in Plymouth.[165] He died on 22 Jan. 1825 in Plymouth, aged 47 years,[166] and she died on 28 Oct. 1851 in Plymouth, aged 73 years.[167]

2. Mary6 “Polly” Weston, born in 1784 in Plymouth,[168] married Lazarus Symmes, son of Isaac and Hannah (Cobb) Symmes, of Plymouth,[169] on 7 Sept. 1802 in Plymouth.[170] He died on 25 Dec. 1851 in Plymouth aged 70 years,[171] and she died on 4 Dec. 1863 in Plymouth, aged 79 years.[172]

3. Elizabeth6 “Betsey” Weston, born in 1787 in Plymouth,[173] married Capt. Lewis Finney, son of William and Elizabeth (Sherman) Finney, of Plymouth,[174] on 15 Apr. 1804 in Plymouth.[175] He was lost at sea in Sept. 1818, aged 39 years,[176] and she died a widow on 2 Dec. 1867 in Plymouth, aged 80 years, 3 months.[177]

4. William Weston (3rd)

5. Capt. George6 Weston, born ca. 1790 in Plymouth,[178] married Polly Holmes, daughter of Joseph and Mary “Polly” (Finney) Holmes (3rd), of Plymouth,[179] on 3 Oct. 1813 in Plymouth.[180] He was a mariner, and died on 28 Nov. 1844 in Plymouth, of “liver complaint,” aged 54 years,[181] but no probate records were found for him. She died on 23 Oct. 1863 in Plymouth, aged 72 years, 3 months.[182]

6. Capt. Harvey6 Weston, born ca. 1792 in Plymouth,[183] married 1.) Lucy7 Harlow, daughter of Jesse6 and Hannah (Turner) Harlow,[184] on 21 Nov. 1815 in Plymouth.[185] She was born on 14 Aug. 1795 in Plymouth,[186] and died on 19 July 1818 in Plymouth, aged 22 years, 11 months, 5 days.[187] He remarried to 2.) Sarah “Sally” Churchill, daughter of Daniel and Sarah (Collins) Churchill,[188] in 1821.[189] He lived in Plymouth.[190] He died on 7 July 1876 in Plymouth, aged 84 years,[191] and she died on 21 Oct. 1883 in Plymouth, aged 83 years.[192]

7. Almira6 Weston, married 1.) Judson W. Rice on 3 Feb. 1829 in Plymouth,[193] and 2.) Nathaniel Cobb Lanman, son of Samuel and Sarah (Holmes) (Cobb) Lanman (Jr.), as his second wife, in 1851.[194]

d. Capt. Coomer5 Weston, born ca. 1762 in Plymouth,[195] married Martha “Patty” Cole, daughter of Isaac and Martha5 (Harlow) Cole,[196] on 25 Mar. 1784 in Plymouth.[197] She was born ca. 1763 in Plymouth,[198] a granddaughter of John4 and Mary (Rider) Harlow (Jr.).[199] Coomer Weston was the Sheriff of Plymouth County, and they lived in Plymouth and also had a house on Martha’s Vineyard.[200] They were living in Plymouth, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[201] He died on 10 Jan. 1796 on Martha’s Vineyard after a voyage from the West Indies, aged 33 years, and was buried there.[202] She died on 27 July 1841 in Plymouth, aged 78 years.[203] They had children:

1. Capt. Coomer6 Weston (Jr.), born on 31 Oct. 1784 in Plymouth,[204] married Hannah Doten, daughter of Jabez and Hannah (Sylvester) Doten,[205] on 16 Sept. 1804 in Plymouth.[206] She died on 22 Mar. 1868 in Plymouth, aged 82 years, 4 months,[207] and he died on 7 July 1870 in Plymouth, aged 85 years, 8 months. [208]

2. Isaac6 Weston, born on 14 Jan. 1787 in Plymouth,[209] moved to Maine, and married Mary Emmons, of Portland, ME.[210]

3. Thomas Weston, born on 13 Nov. 1788 in Plymouth, died on 10 Dec. 1808 at St. Pierres, “Martineco,”[211] West Indies, aged 20 years.

4. Patty6 Weston, born on 23 Dec. 1791 in Plymouth,[212] married Ichabod7 Morton (3rd), son of Ichabod6 and Sarah (Churchill) Morton (Jr.),[213] on 15 Nov. 1818 in Plymouth.[214] He was born in 1790 in Plymouth, a grandson of Ichabod5 and Zilpha (Thayer) Morton, of Plymouth.[215] She died by ca. 1828, and he remarried to Betsey Holbrook, daughter of Gideon and Sarah (Clark) Holbrook,[216] in ca. 1828.[217] He was a shipbuilder in Plymouth, and he died intestate in 1862 in Plymouth.[218]

5. Lydia6 Weston, born on 14 July 1794 in Plymouth,[219] married Samuel Ellis on 19 Nov. 1837 in Plymouth.[220]

        1068    iii   Sarah Weston, born on 12 Jan. 1746/7 in Plymouth,[221] supposedly married (___) Ball in ca. 1765,[222] but she was called “spinster” in 1766 when she signed the bond as executrix of her mother’s estate, and it is unclear whether she actually married a man named Ball, or if her biological father’s name was “Ball,” and she used the name Sarah Ball at times. A Sarah Ball was a head of household in Stockbridge, Berkshire Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census, with a household of 5 females,[223] but she may have been unrelated.

 

 

(384.) Joseph Conant, eldest son of (115) Elisabeth4 Washburn, (57) Thomas3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Middleborough, Massachusetts Colony, on 30 Aug. 1709,[224] possibly moved to Stafford, Tolland Co., CT, and married 1.) Marcy/Mary Hail on 26 Dec. 1735 in Stafford, CT.[225] She died, however, on 6 Mar. 1735/6 in Stafford,[226] and he supposedly remarried to 2.) Thankful Gale on 17 Mar. 1737 in Norwich or Lisbon, CT.[227]

         He was possibly the Joseph Conant who had children in Stafford:

        1069     i   Mary/Marcy Conant, born on 6 Feb. 1735 in Stafford, CT,[228] married Benjamin Lillie on 13 Apr. 1755 in Stafford.[229] He was not a head of household in Connecticut in the 1790 Federal Census. They had at least one son:

a. Benjamin Lillie (Jr.), born on 27 Feb. 1760 in Stafford.[230]

        1070     ii   Jonathan Conant, born on 6 Sept. 1747 in Stafford, CT,[231] marriage not found. He was not listed as a head of household in Connecticut in the 1790 federal census.

        1071    iii   Sarah Conant, born on 6 June 1748 in Stafford, CT.[232]

        1072    iv   Lydia Conant, born on 4 May 1750 in Stafford.[233]

        1073     v   Eunice Conant, born on 27 Apr. 1752 in Stafford.[234]

        1074    vi   Susanna Conant, born in Feb. ca. 1754 in Stafford.[235]

 

 

(385.) Susanna Conant, fourth daughter of (115) Elisabeth4 Washburn, (57) Thomas3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Middleborough, MA, on 7 Aug. 1711,[236] married 1.) James Winslow, “a seafareing resident of Plimouth,” on 7 Dec. 1732 in Middleborough.[237] He was possibly the son of James3 and Mary (Snow) Winslow, of Rochester, MA, who was born on 2 May 1709 in Rochester.[238] He apparently died by 1744, and she remarried to 2.) Jesse3 Bryant, son of Benjamin2 and Hannah4 (Eaton) Bryant, of Plympton,[239] on 10 Apr. 1744 in Middleborough.[240] He was born ca. 1723 in Plympton,[241] a grandson of Lt. John1 and Abigail2 (Bryant) Bryant, and of Benjamin3 and Mary3 (Coombs) Eaton (Jr.), all of Plymouth.[242] They lived in Middleborough, where he was a housewright and carpenter.[243]

         Jesse Bryant died intestate on 3 Dec. 1758 in Middleborough,[244] and his brother Micah Bryant was granted administration of his estate on 3 Apr. 1759.[245] His inventory indicated that Jesse Bryant was a carpenter,[246] and it was found insolvent.[247] Susanna (Conant) (Winslow) Bryant died a widow on 17 Apr. 1801 in Middleborough, of “lethargy,” aged 89 or 91 years.[248]

         Susanna Conant had 3 children by James Winslow, and 5 more children by Jesse Bryant, order uncertain:

        1075      i   James Winslow (Jr.), born on 6 Jan. 1733/4 in Middleborough,[249] marriage not found. He was not a head of household in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.

        1076     ii   Zebulon Winslow, born on 13 June 1736 in Middleborough,[250] marriage not found. He was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census.

        1077   iii   Mary “Molly” Winslow, born on 26 Jan. 1738/9 in Middleborough,[251] married Joseph Bennet, of Middleborough, on 26 Feb. 1761 in Middleborough.[252] He was not a head of household in Middleborough, MA, in the 1790 federal census, and no death or probate records were found for him in Plymouth County. They had children:

a. Deborah Bennet, born on 7 Nov. 1762 in Middleborough.[253]

b. Joseph Bennet (Jr.), born on 18 Dec. 1763 in Middleborough.[254]

c. Winslow Bennet, born on 18 Feb. 1766 in Middleborough.[255]

d. Elizabeth Bennet, born on 28 June 1770 in Middleborough.[256]

e. Priscilla Bennet, born on 26 June 1772 in Middleborough.[257]

        1078   iv   Jesse4 Bryant (Jr.), born ca. 1746,[258] baptized on 11 May 1746 in the First Congregational Church in Middleborough,[259] married Mercy Shaw, possibly daughter of James Shaw, on 2 June 1768 in Middleborough.[260] She was born ca. 1745,[261] and they were living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[262] He served as a Private in the Revolutionary War in Capt. William Tupper’s Company from Middleborough in 1778 and 1780.[263] Mercy (Shaw) Bryant died on 9 Jan. 1819 in Middleborough, aged 73 years,[264] and Jesse Bryant (Jr) died on 28 Oct. 1828 in Middleborough, aged 82 years,[265] but no probate records were found for him. He had children by Mercy Shaw:

a. Elizabeth5 “Betsy” Bryant, born on 24 Mar. 1770 in Middleborough,[266] married Ensign Nathaniel Leonard, of Middleborough, on 20 Mar. 1788 in Middleborough.[267]

b. Jesse5 Bryant (3rd), born on 13 Jan. 1772 in Middleborough,[268] married Jane Thomas, daughter of Israel and Abigail (Finney) Thomas (Jr.),[269] on 15 Nov. 1795 in Middleborough.[270] She was born on 4 Feb. 1774 in Middleborough,[271] a granddaughter of Israel and Phebe (Lyon) Thomas, and of Lt. Nelson and Martha (Simmons) Finney. She died on 29 Oct. 1846 in Middleborough, aged 72 years,[272] and he died on 15 Feb. 1849 in Middleborough, aged 77 years,[273] but no probate records were found for him.

c. Solomon5 Bryant, born on 28 Aug. 1774 in Middleborough,[274] married 1.) Lucinda Hackett, of Middleborough, on 29 June 1797 in Middleborough,[275] and probably 2.) Mrs. “Sukey” Worthington, of Boston, in ca. 1804.[276] No death or probate records were found for him in Plymouth Co., MA.

d. Mercy5 Bryant, born on 24 Feb. 1777 in Middleborough,[277] supposedly died on 23 Feb. 1853 in Middleborough, presumably unmarried.

e. Susanna5 Bryant, born on 17 July 1779 in Middleborough,[278] probably the Miss “Sukey” Bryant who married Benaiah Wilder, son of Capt. Nathaniel and Priscilla (Pratt) Wilder, of Middleborough,[279] on 24 May 1798 in Middleborough.[280] He was born on 15 Apr. 1774 in Middleborough.[281] She died on 1 Jan. 1818 in Middleborough, aged 39 years,[282] and he died on 5 May 1818 in Middleborough.[283]

f. Abraham Bryant, born on 23 July 1783,[284] died on 30 Sept. 1796 in Middleborough, of “bilious cholic,” aged 13 years, 2 months, 7 days.[285]

g. Abraham Bryant, born on 22 July 1786 in Middleborough.[286] He may have been the same child as the Abraham above, but his birth year was recorded as 1786 instead of 1783.

        1079    v   Elisabeth4 “Betty” Bryant, baptized on 8 May 1748 in the First Congregational Church in Middleborough,[287] possibly married Nathaniel Hooper (Jr.), son of Nathaniel and Elisabeth (Tinkham) Hooper, of Bridgewater,[288] on 31 Mar. 1763 in Middleborough.[289] He was born on 9 Feb. 1734/5 in Bridgewater,[290] a grandson of John and Sarah (Harden[?]) Hooper, of Bridgewater.[291] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census,[292] but no death or probate records were found for him in Plymouth County. They supposedly had children:[293]

a. Perez Hooper, born ca. 1763 in Bridgewater, possibly married Parnel Leach in 1788 in Bridgewater.[294] He was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 Federal Census.

b. Sarah Hooper, born ca. 1764 in Bridgewater, possibly one of the females in her father’s household in the 1790 Federal Census.

c. Zalmuna Hooper, born ca. 1766 in Bridgewater, married Hopestill Pool, daughter of Joseph and Rebecca (Hall) Pool,[295] in 1787 in Bridgewater.[296] She was born on 12 Apr. 1765 in Bridgewater.[297] He was not listed as a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 Federal Census, and no death or probate records were found for him in Plymouth County.

d. Betsey Hooper, born ca. 1768 in Bridgewater, possibly married (1254) Asa6 Washburn, son of (426) Benjamin5 and Mary5 (Cushman) Washburn (Jr.),[298] in 1789 in Bridgewater.[299] He was born on 9 Oct. 1756 in Bridgewater,[300] and died intestate on 10 Apr. 1840 in Titicut, MA, aged 83 years.[301] Zephaniah Keith, of Bridgewater, a creditor of Asa Washburn, petitioned for, and was granted administration of the estate of Asa Washburn, laborer, on 4 Aug. 1840, and Cornelius Holmes, Jr., co‑signed on his bond.[302] His relationship to Asa Washburn has not been determined, but Zephaniah Keith’s wife was Susanna Hooper, daughter of Luther and (1276) Phebe5 (Washburn) Hooper.[303] (See Washburn Generation 6.)

e. Olive Hooper, born ca. 1770 in Bridgewater, probably one of the females in her father’s household in the 1790 Federal Census, marriage not found.

f. Roxanna Hooper, born ca. 1774 in Bridgewater, married Barnice Leach, son of Jedediah and Phebe (Keith) Leach,[304] in 1797 in Bridgewater.[305] She died in Apr. 1807 in Bridgewater,[306] and he remarried to Olive Keith, daughter of William and Eunice (Leach) Keith,[307] on 29 Nov. 1810 in Bridgewater.[308] He died on 10 Nov. 1832,[309] but no probate records were found for him in Plymouth Co., MA.

        1080    vi   Solomon4 Bryant, baptized on 9 Sept. 1750 in the First Congregational Church in Middleborough,[310] marriage not found. He was probably the Solomon Bryant who served as a Private in Capt. John Porter’s Company from Middleborough in the Revolutionary War in 1775.[311] He was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census, and no death or probate records were found for him in Plymouth Co., MA.

        1081   vii   James Bryant, baptized on 25 Aug. 1754 in the First Congregational Church in Middleborough,[312] marriage not found. No death or probate records were found for him in Plymouth Co., MA.

        1082   viii   Susanna Bryant, baptized on 22 May 1757 in the First Congregational Church in Middleborough,[313] marriage not found.

 

 

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    [1] Merrick, Barbara Lambert, and Alicia Crane Williams, Middleborough, Massachusetts, Vital Records, The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, Volume One: 1986, Volume Two: 1990, [hereinafter Middleborough VRs], Vol. 1, p. 22.

    [2] Townsend, Mrs. Charles Delamar, Wakefield, Robert S., and Stover, Margaret Harris, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Eight, Degory Priest, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1994, [hereinafter MF5G: Priest], pp. 22-23.

    [3] MF5G: Priest, p. 62.

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

    [5] MF5G: Priest, p. 8.

    [6] MF5G: Priest, p. 3-4.

    [7] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 41, p. 272.

    [8] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #16198; Vol. 10, pp. 117‑119, 162.

    [9] MF5G: Priest, p. 62; Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 2, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 9, p. 258.

    [10] MF5G: Priest, p. 62, citing “Middleboro Mortality Records.”

    [11] MF5G: Priest, p. 62, from First Church of Middleborough records.

    [12] Vital Records of Plympton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New Engand Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1923, [hereinafter Plympton VRs], p. 380, marriage of Isaac Sampson and Sarah Barlow on 26 Oct. 1715 in Plympton.

    [13] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 107.

    [14] Plympton VRs, p. 181, under “Samson.”

    [15] Davis, William T., Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, reprint, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1994, originally published as Part II of Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth, Boston, 1899, [hereinafter Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families], p. 226.

    [16] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 117.

    [17] Williams, Alicia Crane, ed., Harlow Family, Descendants of Sgt. William Harlow [1624/5 – 1691] of Plymouth, Massachusetts, Harlow Family Association, Gateway Press, Baltimore, 1997, [hereinafter Williams, Harlow Family], p. 98-99, which does not identify the wife of Thomas Harlow.

    [18] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 185; Vol. 2, p. 70.

    [19] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 94.

    [20] Williams, Harlow Family, p. 33.

    [21] Van Antwerp, Lee D., Vital Records of Plymouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, Picton Press, Camden, ME, 1993, [hereinafter Plymouth VRs], p. 90, marriage of Ichabod Padduck and Joannah Faunce on 15 Oct. 1712 in Plymouth.

    [22] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #9259, Vol. 15, p. 398.

    [23] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 117.

    [24] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 133.

    [25] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 117.

    [26] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 117.

    [27] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 117.

    [28] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 39.

    [29] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 105. He was called “Benja White Junr” to differentiate him from the older, Benjamin White, Esq., of Middleborough, who died in 1750, but it is not believed that he was a son of the older Benjamin White.

    [30] Calculated from his age at death.

    [31] Wood, Deacon Alfred, Record of Deaths, Middleboro, Massachusetts, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, 1947, [hereinafter Wood, Middleboro Deaths], p. 226.

    [32] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 120; Vol. 2, p. 50, called “Mrs. Hannah Shaw 3rd” in marriage intentions.

    [33] From his titles at the births of his children by his second wife, Hannah Shaw, from Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, pp. 131, 161.

    [34] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 226; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22515.

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

    [36] Townsend, Charles D., History of North Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, North Middleborough, Massachusetts, Aceto Bookmen, 1982, [hereinafter Townsend, North Middleborough Congregational Church], p. 84.

    [37] Thatcher, Charles M., “Thatcher Papers,” 3 Volumes, 1620-1899, manuscript from FHL [Family History Library] microfilm #945019, [hereinafter Thatcher Papers], Vol. 3, under the family of Capt. Benjamin White.

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

    [39] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 192, who says that Lydia married a White.

    [40] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 87, marriage intentions recorded 3 June 1775 in Middleborough; Plympton VRs, p. 424.

    [41] Calculated from her age at death.

    [42] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 193; Wakefield, Robert S., Robert Bartlett of the “Anne” and his Descendants of Four Generations, Genealogical Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2000, p. 37.

    [43] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 168, Carver Town, Plymouth County, the Benjn White household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older and 2 free white females.

    [44] Vital Records of Carver, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Carver VRs], p. 179, buried in Union Cemetery in South Carver.

    [45] Carver VRs, p. 179, buried in Union Cemetery in South Carver; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22514.

    [46] Carver VRs, p. 78.

    [47] Carver VRs, p. 138.

    [48] Carver VRs, p. 171, from her gravestone in Unin Cemetery, South Carver.

    [49] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 114, date in “New Style,” or according to the Gregorian calendar.

    [50] Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA, 1916, 2 Volumes, [hereinafter Bridgewater VRs], Vol. 2, p. 388, marriage of Josiah Washburn Jr. and Phebe Hayward on 3 May 1753 in Bridgewater.

    [51] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 93, 134.

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

    [53] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 174, Middleborough Town, Plymouth County, the Silas White household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 4 free white females.

    [54] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 29; Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 227.

    [55] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 48.

    [56] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 44.

    [57] MF5G: Priest, p. 62, from First Church of Middleborough records.

    [58] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 22.

    [59] Roser, Susan E., Mayflower Marriages From the Files of George Ernest Bowman At the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1990, [hereinafter Roser, Mayflower Marriages], p. 269, marriage of Rachel Soule3 and John Cobb on 5 Sept. 1688 in Middleborough.

    [60] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 28.

    [61] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 5.

    [62] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 65.

    [63] Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 263, John Soule and his first wife, Rebecca Simmons, taken from The Mayflower Desecendant, Vol. 4, p. 160, and Vol. 19, p. 96.

    [64] Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 270.

    [65] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 39, buried at The Green in Middleborough.

    [66] Plym­outh Co. Probate Docket #4547, Vol. 12, p. 98-100.

    [67] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 39, buried at The Green in Middleborough.

    [68] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 40.

    [69] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 58; Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 41, “age 8 yrs.” [sic].

    [70] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 43.

    [71] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 25, marriage of Isaac Tinkham and Abijah Wood both of Middleborough on 12 Dec. 1717 in Middleborough.

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

    [73] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 52.

    [74] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 3, birth of Isaac Tinkcum, son of Ephraim Tinkcum, on ye last of June 1685; MF5G: Cooke, pp. 90-91, Esther Wright, wife of Ephraim Tinkham Jr.

    [75] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 39, buried at The Green in Middleborough; Book of the First Church of Christ, in Middleborough, Plymouth County, Mass., Boston, 1852, [hereinafter First Ch. of Christ, Middleborough], p. 96, #518, admitted 29 Sept. 1765, Abijah Cobb, wife of Nathan, married 1753, o. Tinkham, father #93 (Isaac Tinkham), brother #482 (Isaac Tinkham, from Halifax), died Feb. 5, 1776, ae. 48th.

    [76] Plympton VRs, p. 465, “Nathan Cobb lived in Middleborough the most of his lifetime, and then sometime in Carver, and then sometime in Plympton, son of John Cobb of Middleborough”; Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 40.

    [77] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 125.

    [78] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 39.

    [79] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 126.

    [80] Plympton VRs, p. 355, marriage of James Palmer and Meribah Nye on 2 July 1752; Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 47, marriage intentions recorded between James Palmer of Middleborough and Mariba Nye of Plimton on 19 Feb. 1752 in Middleborough.

    [81] Plympton VRs, p. 291.

    [82] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 117.

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

    [84] Per the FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Quinton B. Hurst, of Tempe, AZ.

    [85] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 114, 150.

    [86] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 41, from records of Rev. W. Eaton, called son of Nathan Cobb.

    [87] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 41.

    [88] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 43.

    [89] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 51.

    [90] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 119; Vol. 2, p. 52.

    [91] Vital Records of Pembroke, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Pembroke VRs], p. 55.

    [92] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #3214.

    [93] Thatcher Papers, Vol. 1, under “Bryant.”

    [94] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 56.

    [95] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 73, marriage of Benjamin Warren and Jedidah Tupper both of Middleborougn on 30 Nov. 1741 in Middleborough.

    [96] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 153; Vol. 2, p. 53, married by S. Conant.

    [97] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 134.

    [98] Wakefield, Robert S., and Beebe, Janice A., Mayflower Families in Progress: Richard Warren of the Mayflower and His Descendants for Four Generations, Second Edition, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA, 1988, [hereinafter MFIP: Warren], p. 99; Middleborough VRs, p. 19: birth of Benjamin Warren on 30 July 1720; Middleborough VRs, p. 7: marriage of Samuel Warren & Elenor Billington on 26 Jan. 1702/3 in Middleborough.

    [99] Per the FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Quinton B. Hurst, of Tempe, AZ.

    [100] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 172, Middleborough Town, Plymouth County, the Mehitabel Cobb household had only 2 free white females.

    [101] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 190; Rochester VRs, Vol. 1, p. 295, “Lucy, wife of Jesse Tripp, born 5 Oct. 1763.”

    [102] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 116, 152; Rochester VRs, Vol. 2, p. 87, marriage intentions recorded 6 Feb. 1791 in Rochester.

    [103] Calculated from his age at death.

    [104] Vital Records of Rochester, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1914, [hereinafter Rochester VRs], Vol. 2, p. 441.

    [105] Rochester VRs, Vol. 2, p. 441. Her death record identifies her as Lucy, widow of Jesse Tripp, daughter of “Dominicus Hovey and Mehitable Shaw,” which must be incorrect. In 1762, when Lucy was born, Dominicus Hovey was married to Ruth Hammond (Rochester VRs, Vol. 2, p. 185), and Dominicus Hovey’s second wife was Mehitable Cobb, not Shaw. (Rochester VRs, Vol. 2, p. 185.)

    [106] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 190.

    [107] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 190.

    [108] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 85, marriage intentions recorded 4 June 1796 in Bridgewater.

    [109] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 40.

    [110] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 190.

    [111] Per Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 448, from a private record, the diary of Nathan Mitchell of Bridgewater, called “Silvanus, son of Widow Cobb of Middleborough;” Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 39.

    [112] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 190.

    [113] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 11 Nov. 2003 by Clint Dillon.

    [114] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 70.

    [115] Per the FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Quinton B. Hurst, of Tempe, AZ.

    [116] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 22.

    [117] Per Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 281.

    [118] Plymouth VRs, pp. 96, 170. He is called Thomas “Westron” in the marriage intentions, and “Western” in the marriage record.

    [119] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 154.

    [120] Plymouth VRs, pp. 93, 178. Mary Westron, wife of Mr. Thomas Westron, died on 13 Feb. 1730 in Plymouth, aged about 28 years, per Kingman, Bradford, Epitaphs from Burial Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts, Brookline, MA, 1892, reprint, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1977, [hereinafter Kingman, Epitaphs from Burial Hill], p. 15.

    [121] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22448; Vol. 9, pp. 74, 100.

    [122] Kingman, Epitaphs from Burial Hill, p. 38.

    [123] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22434; Vol. 19, p. 363‑364.

    [124] Per Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 281.

    [125] Calculated from her age at death and the date of her marriage in 1753.

    [126] Weston, Thomas, Jr., “The Descendants of Edmund Weston of Duxbury, Mass., For Five Generation,” Genealogies of Mayflower Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. III, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1985, [hereinafter Weston, “Desc. of Edmund Weston], p. 673; Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 270.

    [127] Plymouth VRs, pp. 143, 175; Plympton VRs, p. 423. She was “spoke for per Ruben Harlow” in the marriage intentions filed in Plymouth.

    [128] Plympton VRs, p. 225.

    [129] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 280; Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 270.

    [130] Weston, “Desc. of Edmund Weston, p. 678.

    [131] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 176, Plymouth Town, Plymouth County, the Wm Weston household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older and 1 free white female.

    [132] Kingman, Epitaphs from Burial Hill, p. 105.

    [133] Kingman, Epitaphs from Burial Hill, p. 135; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22455.

    [134] Weston, “Desc. of Edmund Weston,p. 678. Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 281, says they had Lewis 1754, Coomer, and William.

    [135] Plymouth VRs, p. 192.

    [136] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 54.

    [137] Plymouth VRs, pp. 269, 364, married by Rev. Chandler Robbins of Plymouth.

    [138] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 176, Plymouth Town, Plymouth County, the Lewis Weston household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 3 free white females.

    [139] Kingman, Epitaphs from Burial Hill, p. 79.

    [140] All from Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 281, the births not recorded in the vital records of Plymouth.

    [141] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census, and from his parents’ marriage in 1782.

    [142] Plymouth VRs, pp. 272, 365, marriage of Benjamin Washburn and Bathshebe Churchill both of Plymouth on 17 Nov. 1784 in Plymouth.

    [143] Plymouth VRs, pp. 302, 439, married by Rev. James Kendall of Plymouth.

    [144] Calculated from her age in the 1850 census, and from the date of her marriage in 1807.

    [145] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 275.

    [146] 1850 Federal Census, Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 119, dwelling #136, family #206:

        Benjamin Weston, 67, male, carpenter, $800, born MA

        Joanna Weston, 66, female, born MA

        Catherine Weston, 24, female, born MA

        Bathsheba Weston, 22, female, born MA

    [147] Plym­outh Co. Probate Docket #22349.

    [148] Calculated from her age at death.

    [149] Plymouth VRs, p. 640.

    [150] Only one son was listed in his father’s household in the 1790 census, probably that of his brother Benjamin.

    [151] Plymouth VRs, pp. 315, 321, 340, married by Rev. William T. Torrey of Plymouth.

    [152] Plymouth VRs, p. 226, they had children born in Plymouth from 1821 to 1831.

    [153] Plymouth VRs, p. 192.

    [154] Plymouth VRs, pp. 266, 362.

    [155] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 176, Plymouth Town, Plymouth County, the Wm Weston Junr household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 3 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females.

    [156] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 281-282; Plymouth VRs, p. 291, marriage intentions recorded between William Weston 3rd and Polley Samson Holmes both of Plymouth on 19 Sept. 1801 in Plymouth.

    [157] Calculated from her age at death.

    [158] Kingman, Epitaphs from Burial Hill, p. 195.

    [159] Kingman, Epitaphs from Burial Hill, p. 195.

    [160] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 281.

    [161] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 281, says they had Lewis 1778, Harvey, Almira, Polly, Betsey, William, and George 1790.

    [162] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 281, calculated from his age at death.

    [163] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 168.

    [164] Plymouth VRs, pp. 287, 373, married by Rev. Chandler Robbins of Plymouth.

    [165] Plymouth VRs, p. 451, they had children born in Plymouth from 1799 to after 1816.

    [166] Kingman, Epitaphs from Burial Hill, p. 146.

    [167] Kingman, Epitaphs from Burial Hill, p. 146.

    [168] Calculated from her age at death.

    [169] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 257.

    [170] Plymouth VRs, pp. 292, 379, married by Rev. Adoniram Judson of Plymouth.

    [171] Kingman, Epitaphs from Burial Hill, p. 225.

    [172] Kingman, Epitaphs from Burial Hill, p. 225.

    [173] Calculated from her age at death.

    [174] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 111.

    [175] Plymouth VRs, pp. 294, 380, married by Rev. Adoniram Judson of Plymouth.

    [176] Kingman, Epitaphs from Burial Hill, p. 259.

    [177] Kingman, Epitaphs from Burial Hill, p. 259.

    [178] Calculated from his age at death.

    [179] Plymouth VRs, pp. 275, 367, marriage of Joseph Holmes and Polly Finney both of Plymouth on 30 Nov. 1788 in Plymouth.

    [180] Plymouth VRs, pp. 309, 415, married by Rev. Adonirum Judson of Plymouth.

    [181] Plymouth VRs, p. 628; Kingman, Epitaphs from Burial Hill, p. 249.

    [182] Kingman, Epitaphs from Burial Hill, p. 249.

    [183] Calculated from his age at death.

    [184] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 126, which doesn’t identify the name of her husband, but she must have been the wife of Capt. Harvey Weston because her birth date matches her age at death.

    [185] Plymouth VRs, pp. 313, 416, married by Rev. Addonirum Judson of Plymouth.

    [186] Plymouth VRs, p. 401.

    [187] Kingman, Epitaphs from Burial Hill, p. 131.

    [188] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 55.

    [189] Plymouth VRs, p. 319, marriage intentions recorded 25 Mar. 1821 in Plymouth.

    [190] Plymouth VRs, pp. 333, 532, they had children born in Plymouth between 1822 and 1840.

    [191] Kingman, Epitaphs from Burial Hill, p. 278.

    [192] Kingman, Epitaphs from Burial Hill, p. 278.

    [193] Plymouth VRs, p. 323, married by Rev. Frederic Freeman in Plymouth.

    [194] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, pp. 168, 281.

    [195] Plymouth VRs, p. 192, his birth date is blank, presumably born after William Weston (Jr.), his birth year calculated from his age at death.

    [196] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 67.

    [197] Plymouth VRs, pp. 270, 364.

    [198] Calculated from her age at death.

    [199] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 126.

    [200] Weston, “Desc. of Edmund Weston, p. 678.

    [201] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 176, Plymouth Town, Plymouth County, the Coomer Weston household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 3 free white males under 16, and 2 free white females.

    [202] Plymouth VRs, p. 395; Kingman, Epitaphs from Burial Hill, p. 75.

    [203] Kingman, Epitaphs from Burial Hill, p. 204, buried with her son, Thomas Weston.

    [204] Plymouth VRs, p. 395.

    [205] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 88.

    [206] Plymouth VRs, pp. 295, 437.

    [207] Kingman, Epitaphs from Burial Hill, p. 260.

    [208] Kingman, Epitaphs from Burial Hill, p. 265.

    [209] Plymouth VRs, p. 395.

    [210] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 280.

    [211] Plymouth VRs, p. 395; Kingman, Epitaphs from Burial Hill, p. 204, which correctly identifies the island as “Martinique.”

    [212] Plymouth VRs, p. 395.

    [213] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 189; Plymouth VRs, pp. 274, 366, marriage of Ichabod Morton Jr. and Sarah Churchill both of Plymouth on 4 Nov. 1787 in Plymouth.

    [214] Plymouth VRs, pp. 316, 444.

    [215] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 189; Plymouth VRs, pp. 248, 349, marriage of Ichabod Morton and Zilpah Thare both of Plymouth on 5 May 1758 in Plymouth.

    [216] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, pp. 135, 189.

    [217] Calculated from the birth of their first child on 13 Dec. 1829; Plymouth VRs, p. 335.

    [218] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #14288.

    [219] Plymouth VRs, p. 395.

    [220] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 280; Plymouth VRs, p. 519.

    [221] Plymouth VRs, p. 132, the father’s name not stated in the record.

    [222] As per her mother’s will. No marriage record was found for this Sarah Weston.

    [223] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 36.

    [224] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 22.

    [225] Stafford Land Records, Vol. 1, p. 445, from p. 27 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712; Tilson, Jan, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Stafford 1719-1850, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 2002, [hereinafter Tilson, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs], p. 37, taken from Vol. 1, p. 13, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [226] Stafford Land Records, Vol. 1, p. 448, from p. 30 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712; Tilson, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 37, taken from Vol. 1, p. 16, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [227] Per email letters of Jann RSVP @ AOL.com of 19 Apr. 2000 and 24 Apr. 2000.

    [228] Tilson, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 37, taken from Vol. 1, p. 15, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [229] Tilson, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 37, taken from Vol. 2, p. 127, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [230] Tilson, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 101, taken from Vol. 2, p. 13, of the Stafford Town Records.

    [231] Stafford Land Records, Vol. 2, p. 33, from p. 15 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712; Tilson, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 37.

    [232] Stafford Land Records, Vol. 2, p. 33, from p. 16 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712; Tilson, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 37.

    [233] Stafford Land Records, Vol. 2, p. 34, from p. 19 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712; Tilson, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 37.

    [234] Stafford Land Records, Vol. 2, p. 35, from p. 21 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712; Tilson, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 37.

    [235] Tilson, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 37, the date and year missing in the record.

    [236] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 22.

    [237] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 60; Plymouth VRs, p. 172, marriage intentions recorded 14 Nov. 1732 in Plymouth.

    [238] Rochester VRs, Vol. 1, p. 314.

    [239] Van Antwerp, Lee Douglas, and Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Nine, Family of Francis Eaton, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1996, [hereinafter MF5G: Eaton], pp. 32, 104.

    [240] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, pp. 74, 80.

    [241] MF5G: Eaton, p. 104.

    [242] MF5G: Eaton, p. 12.

    [243] His occupation per his probate papers.

    [244] MF5G: Eaton, p. 104.

    [245] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #3148; Vol. 15, p. 184.

    [246] Plymouth Co. Probate Vol. 15, p. 440, the inventory of Jesse Bryant of Middleborough, dated 28 Jan. 1760.

    [247] Plymouth Co. Probate Vol. 15, p. 516.

    [248] MF5G: Eaton, p. 104; Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 28, taken from “Rev. Barker’s Records,” which gives her age as “in 92d year.”

    [249] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 72.

    [250] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 72.

    [251] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 72.

    [252] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 121; Vol. 2, p. 56, marriage intentions recorded 3 Nov. 1760 in Middleborough.

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

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

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

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

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

    [258] Calculated from his age at death.

    [259] Weston, Chester E., Baptismal Records, 1710-1820, First Congregational Church, Middleborough, 1935, from FHL microfilm #0945018.

    [260] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 177; Vol. 2, p. 65. “Jesse Bryant and Mercy Shaw 2d both of Middleborough.”

    [261] Calculated from her age at death.

    [262] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 173, Middleborough Town, Plymouth County, the Jesse Bryant household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females.

    [263] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, 17 Volumes, Vol. II, p. 729.

    [264] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 27, from her gravestone.

    [265] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 27, from his gravestone.

    [266] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 297.

    [267] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 111, 150. Her name was recorded as “Elizabeth” Bryant of Middleborough in the marriage record, but she is “Betsey” Leonard in the death record of their son Simeon Leonard in 1803 (Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 11.) She gave the name “Abraham Bryant Leonard” to one of her children in 1796, evidently in honor of her younger brother who died at the age of 13, and her brother Jesse Bryant also named one of his sons Abraham Bryant, in 1801.

    [268] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 297.

    [269] Identified as “daughter of Israel and Abigail Thomas” on her gravestone; Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 71, marriage intentions recorded between “Mr. Israel Thomas Junr and Mrs. Abigail Finney both of Middleborough” on 29 Feb. 1772 in Middleborough.

    [270] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 157.

    [271] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 206, recorded as “Jean” Thomas.

    [272] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 27, from her gravestone.

    [273] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 27, from his gravestone.

    [274] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 297.

    [275] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 128, 159.

    [276] Middleborough VR, Vol. 2, p. 168, marriage intentions recorded 1 Sept. 1804 in Middleborough, the marriage probably took place in Boston.

    [277] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 298.

    [278] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 298.

    [279] His parents identified in Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 229.

    [280] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 129, 171.

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

    [282] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 229.

    [283] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 229.

    [284] Calculated from his age at death.

    [285] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 28, taken from “Rev. Barker’s Records,” Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 29, from his gravestone; Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 213, which gives his death in 1797 instead of 1796.

    [286] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 298.

    [287] Weston, Chester E., Baptismal Records, 1710-1820, First Congregational Church, Middleborough, 1935, from FHL microfilm #0945018.

    [288] Mitchell, Nahum, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Boston, 1840, reprint, Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1983, [hereinafter Mitchell, History of Bridgewater], p. 190; Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 31, marriage of Nathaniel Hooper of Bridgewater and Elisabeth Tinkham of Middleborough on 28 Mar. 1728 in Middleborough.

    [289] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 123; Vol. 2, p. 57; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 65, marriage intentions recorded 20 Nov. 1762 in Bridgewater.

    [290] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 165.

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

    [292] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 166, Bridgewater Town, Plymouth County, the Nath’l Hooper household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older and 4 free white females.

    [293] All from the International Genealogical Index.

    [294] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 187, marriage intentions recorded 19 July 1788 in Bridgewater.

    [295] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 300, marriage of Joseph Pool and Rebecca Hall on 21 Nov. 1753 in Bridgewater.

    [296] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 188, marriage intentions recorded 21 July 1787 in Bridgewater.

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

    [298] 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. 34, marriage of Benjamin Washburn and Mary Cushman on 5 Apr. 1748 in Halifax; 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 sorts out the different Benjamin Washburns of Bridgewater.

    [299] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 186, marriage intentions recorded 28 Mar. 1789 in Bridgewater.

    [300] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 326; Henry Wyles Cushman, Historical and Biographical Genealogy of the Cushmans: The Descendants of Robert Cushman, the Puritan, From the year 1617 to 1855, Boston, 1855, [hereinafter Cushman, Henry W., Cushman Genealogy], p. 141.

    [301] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 569, from a private record of deaths kept by Rev. Isaac Backus of North Middleborough.

    [302] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #21922; Vol. 10A, p. 372.

    [303] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 190.

    [304] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 233.

    [305] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 187, marriage intentions recorded 21 Oct. 1797 in Bridgewater.

    [306] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 517, “wife of Barnice Leach,” buried in Scotland Graveyard.

    [307] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 208, under 9. Ephraim Keith Esq.; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 218, marriage of William Keith and Eunice Leach on 11 Feb. 1767 in Bridgewater.

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

    [309] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 513, taken from the Alpheus Leach family bible.

    [310] Weston, Chester E., Baptismal Records, 1710-1820, First Congregational Church, Middleborough, 1935, from FHL microfilm #0945018.

    [311] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, 17 Volumes, Vol. II, p. 737.

    [312] Weston, Chester E., Baptismal Records, 1710-1820, First Congregational Church, Middleborough, 1935, from FHL microfilm #0945018.

    [313] Weston, Chester E., Baptismal Records, 1710-1820, First Congregational Church, Middleborough, 1935, from FHL microfilm #0945018.



Ч APPENDIX Ч: The Will of Samuel Pratt, of Middleborough (1745): *

In the Name of God Amen the 30th day of July 1745

I Samuel Pratt of Middleborough in the County of Plimouth in New England being under Infirmity of body but of perfect mind & money [sic] thanks be given unto God for it: Calling unto mind the Mortallity of my body & knowing that it is appointed unto all men Once to die do make & Ordain this to be my last will and testament: That is to say I Give and recomend my Soul into the Hands of God that gave it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be decently buried; and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith God hath blessed me with I Give & demise of the Same in manner following.

In primis I Give & bequeath unto my Son Nathan Pratt my house & land whereon I now dwell with all the buildings & fences thereon & my will is that my Son Nathan Pratt Shall have all my Creatures of all Sorts Saveing my Sheep both hones Cattle & Swine & my will is that my Son Nathan Pratt Shall have my Cart wheels Plows and Team tackling with my home ffurniture and all my Tools for farming worke and my will is that my Son Nathan Pratt Shall have the One half of my Meadow which I have lying on Packade Peihage [sic?] Brook my Will is that my Son Nathan Pratt Shall have the Gun which he hath allready Chosen—

Item I Give and bequeath unto my son Samuel Pratt all my other Land which I have in the Township of Middleborough with the Other half of my Meadow lying on Perchace brook together with my Other Gun & Sword; and my will is that my Loving wife Jerusha Pratt Shall have all my Indore Moveables with all Sheep for her Improvement so long as She Shall remain my widdow and to dispose of the same among my Children as she Sees Cause. and my will is that my wife Shall have my Gold hoop so long as She Remains my widdow and to dispose of the same among my Children as  She sees Cause; and my Will is that my Son Nathan Pratt shall pay unto my Son Samuel Pratt One hundred pounds in money old tenour or in Cattle & Sheep at money price & a pair of Two Year old Stears a Two Year old heifer when my Son Samuel Shall come to ye age of twenty one years, and my will is that my Son Nathan Pratt Shall pay unto my daughter Betty Pratt the Sum of Fifty pounds in money old tenour within two years after my decease.

And my Will is that my Son Nathan Pratt Shall pay unto my daughter Thankfull Pratt the Sum of Fifty pounds in money old tenr when She Shall arrive unto ye Age of twenty One years & my will is that my Wearing Apparel Shall be Equally divided between my two Sons Nathan Pratt & Samuel Pratt. and my Will is that my Son Nathan Pratt Shall provide for my wife Jerusha Pratt all things Necessary for her Support both in Sickness and in health Saveing her wearing Apparel dureing her widdowhood and my will is that if my Son Nathan Pratt Shall die leaving no heir begotten of his body that then my Son Samuel Pratt Shall have what I have Given unto my son Nathan Pratt, Samuel paying unto my two daughters Betty and Thankfull Fifty pounds money old tenour or in Cattle at money price within Three Years after he shall come into the possession of the aforesaid Afresaid [sic] Estate and the sd. Samuel Pratt Shall fulfill what Nathan was to doe for his mother, my will is that if my Son Nathan Pratt Shall neglect to provide for his mother as is afore. Expressed that then my wife Shall have the Improvement of the whole farm dureing her widdowhood—

My Will is that my Son Nathan Pratt Shall pay all all my Just Debts and funeral Charges and to receive all debts due to me for his own use and I do hereby Constitute and Appoint my Son Nathan Pratt to be my Sole Execr. of this my Last will and Testament thus hopeing that this my Last will and Testament will be performed According to ye true Intent & meaning thereof. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this day & year abovesaid.

Signed Sealed Published declared                                                    My will is that if my wife be

the Above to be my last will                                                              Reduced to low Circumstance for

& Testament In the presence of us                                                   want She may Sell so much of

Jabez Fuller                                                                                           the Indore moveables as may be

Phinehas Pratt                                                                                      for her Support the above was

Nathll. Southworth                                                                              written before Signing & Sealing

                                                                                                                Samuel Pratt     (seal)

 

Plimouth Sc March 6.1745. The above name Jabez Fuller Phinehas Pratt & Nathaniel Southworth made oath that they Saw Samuel Pratt the Testator Sign & Seal & heard him declare this Instrument to be his last will and Testament and that they in his Presence Subscribed as Witnesses & that he was then of Sound mind—

                                                                                                                Before  Jno Cushing Judge of Probt.

 

*Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 10, pp. 117-119, from FHL microfilm #0551535.