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Families of the Children of Capt. Benjamin4 Washburn and Bethiah Kingman

 

 

         The children of Capt. Benjamin Washburn and Bethiah Kingman are among the most difficult to trace, and are still very uncertain. Capt. Benjamin Washburn left no probate records or deeds to clearly identify his children, and the ties between his purported children are not always readily evident from the records they left. Likewise the children of his sons Ezra Washburn, Jonathan Washburn, and possible son Nehemiah Washburn are also uncertain, and are probably incomplete here. Only circumstantial evidence is given for the three purported daughters Sarah, Reliance, and Jenny Washburn who married Richmonds, and their families are probably also incomplete. Ongoing research will undoubtedly uncover more records that may significantly change this family structure. Therefore descendants of Capt. Benjamin Washburn and Bethiah Kingman reading this should be wary. The following is the way I tentatively have listed the families of the children of Capt. Benjamin and Bethiah Washburn.

 

 

 

 

John2 Washburn (5th)

 

 

Samuel3 Washburn

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth2 Mitchell

 

Capt. Benjamin4 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

Samuel1 Packard

 

 

Deborah2 Packard

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth

Isaac5 Washburn

 

 

 

Ezra5 Washburn

 

 

 

Benjamin5 Washburn (Jr.)

 

 

 

Henry5 Washburn

 

 

 

Bethiah5 Washburn

 

 

 

Keziah5 Washburn

 

 

 

Sarah5 Washburn

 

 

 

Jonathan5 Washburn

 

 

 

Nehemiah5 Washburn

 

 

 

Reliance5 Washburn

 

 

 

Jane5 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Kingman

 

 

Henry Kingman

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth

 

Bethiah Kingman

 

 

 

 

 

John1 Haward

 

 

Bethiah2 Howard

 

 

 

 

Martha2 Hayward

 

(425.) Ezra5 Washburn, probably second son of (126) Capt. Benjamin4 Washburn, (58) Samuel3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born probably in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, in, say ca. 1717, married (462) Susanna4 Leach, daughter of Benjamin3 and (129) Hephzibah4 (Washburn) Leach,[1] on 20 July 1742 in Bridgewater.[2] She was born on 25 Oct. 1722 in Bridgewater,[3] a granddaughter of Giles2 and Anne (Nokes) Leach,[4] and of (59) Joseph3 and Hannah3 (Latham) Washburn,[5] and they were second cousins.[6]

         Ezra Washburn was a cordwainer or cordwinder, and they lived in Bridgewater until about 1746, when they moved to Middleborough, MA, then to Oakham, Worcester Co., MA, in ca. 1772, then to Stafford, Tolland Co., CT, in ca. 1781.

         On 6 Mar. 1745/6 Ezra Washburn, cordwainer, of Bridgewater, purchased from Solomon Leach land in Middleborough near land of Capt. Nehemiah Washburn.[7] On 10 Jan. 1746/7 Ezra Washburn, cordwainer, of Middleborough, sold his interest in the Titicut Furnace in Bridgewater to David Leach, of Bridgewater.[8] On 13 July 1772 Ezra Washburn, cordwinder, sold his homestead farm in Middleborough to Sylvanus Eaton, with his wife, Susanna Washburn, signing.[9] On 7 Oct. 1773 Ichabod Packard, of Oakham, sold to Ezra Washburn, of Oakham, 10 acres of land in Oakham adjoining Washburn's and Capt. Bothwell’s land.[10] On 10 Apr. 1780 Ezra Washburn, of Oakham, sold to William Bothwell, of Oakham, “the westerly part of the farm I now live on.”[11] On 1 Oct. 1781, 6 Mar. 1782, and 7 Apr. 1783 Ezra Washburn purchased land in Stafford, CT, from Nathan Abbott, of Stafford.[12] On 5 Apr. 1782 Ezra Washburn and Benjamin Dunbar, of Oakham, purchased land with a dwelling house and barn in Stafford, CT, from Capt. Josiah Converse, of Stafford, witnessed by William Washburn.[13] In the 1790 federal census Ezra Washburn was living in Stafford, CT,[14] but he was not a head of household in Connecticut in the 1800 federal census.

         The date of Ezra Washburn’s death has not yet been found, but it was probably in Stafford, CT, after 1797.[15] Susanna (Leach) Washburn may have died while they were living in Oakham, MA.

         Ezra Washburn and Susanna Leach had children, order uncertain:[16]

+      1242     i   Susanna6 Washburn, born in ca. 1742, probably in Bridgewater, married Zadock5 Leach, son of Jesse4 and Alice Leach, of Bridgewater,[17] on 6 Dec. 1763 in Bridgewater.[18] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1243     ii   Hepzibah6 Washburn, born say ca. 1744, probably in Bridgewater, married 1.) Benjamin Perkins, son of Solomon and Lydia4 (Sprague) Perkins, of Bridgewater,[19] on 28 July 1761 in Bridgewater.[20] He was a twin, born on 9 July 1735 in Bridgewater,[21] a grandson of Nathan and Martha3 (Leonard) Perkins.[22] Children not found. They moved to Oakham, Worcester Co., MA, and he died there intestate in 1780.[23] She remarried to 2.) Philip Lee in 1781.[24] He was evidently several years younger than her,[25] and they probably had a son and 2 daughters by 1790.[26] They were still living in Oakham, MA, in the 1790,[27] and 1800 federal censuses,[28] but he was not a head of household in Oakham in the 1810 or 1820 federal censuses. No probate records were found for Philip Lee in Worcester Co., MA.

+      1244   iii   Ezra6 Washburn (Jr.), born in ca. 1745, probably in Bridgewater, married Lucy7 Fuller, daughter of Dr. Jabez6 and Hannah5 (Pratt) Fuller, of Middleborough,[29] on 3 Nov. 1767 in Middleborough.[30] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1245   iv   Ruth6 Washburn, born say ca. 1749, probably in Middleborough, married Calvin5 Leach, possibly son of Jesse4 and Alice Leach,[31] in 1779,[32] and they moved to Stafford, Tolland Co., CT. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1246     v   Wealthea/Wealthy6 Washburn, born in ca. 1751, probably in Middleborough, married (1666) Benjamin Dunbar, son of James and (531) Hannah4 (Benson) Dunbar (Jr.), of Bridgewater,[33] on 9 June 1774 in Middleborough.[34] He was born on 14 Dec. 1749 in Bridgewater,[35] a grandson of James and Experience (Hayward) Dunbar, and of Lt. John3 and (139) Elisabeth4 (Washburn) Benson.[36] They also moved to Oakham, Worcester Co., MA, then to Stafford, Tolland Co., CT.[37] On 28 May 1778 James Dunbar, of Oakham, sold 57 acres of land in Oakham bounded by Capt. John Crawford to Benjamin Dunbar, of Oakham, witnessed by Ezra Washburn, Jr.[38] On 5 Apr. 1782 Capt. Josiah Converse, of Stafford, CT, sold to Benjamin Dunbar and Ezra Washburn, both of Oakham, 100 acres of land with dwelling house and barn in Stafford, witnessed by William Washburn.[39] They were living in Stafford, Tolland Co., CT, in the 1790,[40] 1800,[41] and 1810 federal censuses.[42] They had at least one child:

1. (Unnamed child), died on 10 Dec. 1775 in Bridgewater.[43]

2. (Probably others)[44]

        1247    vi   Libeus6 Washburn, born say ca. 1753, probably in Middleborough, served in the Revolutionary War as a private in Capt. John Packard’s Company from Oakham, in 1775,[45] and was killed in the Battle of White Plains, NY, in 1776,[46] presumably unmarried, but no probate records were found for him in Worcester Co., MA.

        1248   vii   Keziah Washburn, died young. She was possibly the “Neighbor Ezra Washburn’s child died last Thursday” noted in the Diary of Rev. Isaac Backus on Saturday, April 3, 1756.[47]

+      1249  viii   William6 Washburn, born ca. 1759,[48] probably in Middleborough, married Lurana Darling, daughter of Thomas and Ruth4 (Howland) Darling (Jr.), of Oakham, MA,[49] on 9 Oct. 1783 in New Braintree, MA, recorded in Oakham, MA.[50] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1250   ix   Noah6 Washburn, born ca. 1764, probably in Middleborough, married Eunice Blodgett, daughter of Capt. Paul and Elisabeth (Warner) Blodgett,[51] in ca. 1791 in Stafford, Tolland Co., CT. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

 

 

(426.) Benjamin5 Washburn (Jr.), probably third son of (126) Capt. Benjamin4 Washburn, (58) Samuel3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born probably in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, in Dec. 1718,[52] married 1.) Susanna Battles, daughter of Edward and Experience (Pratt) Battles,[53] of Cohasset, MA, on 23 Mar. 1743/4 in Hingham or Cohasset.[54] She was born ca. 1721,[55] baptized on 2 June 1723 in Cohasset, and she died on 26 Jan. 1744 in Bridgewater, aged 22 years.[56] He remarried to 2.) Mary5 Cushman, daughter of Deacon Moses4 and Mary (Jackson) Cushman, of Halifax, MA,[57] on 5 Apr. 1748 in Halifax.[58] She was born on 21 Sept. 1725 in Plympton,[59] a granddaughter of Eleazer3 and Elizabeth3 (Coombs) Cushman, of Plympton,[60] and of Eleazer and Hannah (Ransom) Jackson, of Plymouth.[61]

         Benjamin Washburn (Jr.) was a housewright in South Bridgewater, and was called Benjamin Washburn “3rd,” until his father died in 1774, then Benjamin Washburn “2nd.” On 5 Apr. 1743 his uncle, John Keith, of Bridgewater, Gentleman, sold him 3 tracts of land in South Bridgewater, bounded by Solomon Leonard, by Francis Wood, and by Israel Keith.[62] On 12 Dec. 1751 John Woods, of Bridgewater, sold to Benjamin Washburn, 3rd, carpenter, land in South Bridgewater.[63] On 21 Apr. 1752 Benjamin Leach, Junr., of Bridgewater, cooper, sold to Benjamin Washburn, 3rd, land on the south side of Washburn’s homestead in South Bridgewater.[64] On 12 June 1753 Benjamin Washburn, of Bridgewater, Gentleman, deeded to his son, Benjamin Washburn, Jr., housewright, part of his homestead in South Bridgewater.[65] On 25 Apr. 1755 Benjamin Leach, Jr., of Bridgewater, cooper, sold part of his homestead in South Bridgewater to Benjamin Washburn, 3rd, of Bridgewater, bounded by land of Elkanah Rickard.[66] On 13 Apr. 1760 Jacob Leach, of Bridgewater, sold to Benjamin Washburn, 2nd, of Bridgewater, housewright, land in South Bridgewater, northeast of Washburn’s land, bounded by land of Elkanah Rickard, at the south end of land bought by Jacob Leach from his father, Josiah Leach.[67] On 13 Feb. 1771 Benjamin Washburn, 3rd, of Bridgewater, housewright, sold to John Hayward, of Bridgewater, land which he bought from his father Benjamin Washburn, near widow Kezia Harvey’s homestead, with wife Mary Washburn releasing her dower.[68] On 2 May 1774 Solomon Leonard, Jr., of Bridgewater, Gentleman, sold to Benjamin Washburn, Jr., of Bridgewater, wheelwright, land adjoining Washburn's land.[69] On 13 Jan. 1785 Benjamin Washburn, of Bridgewater, housewright, sold to Joshua Washburn, of Bridgewater, 41 acres of land in South Bridgewater, part being the homestead he bought from John Keith on 5 Apr. 1743, and part being land he purchased from Jacob Leach on 13 Apr. 1760.[70] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his son-in-law, James Hooper,[71] and in the 1800 federal census.[72]

            Mary (Cushman) Washburn died on 28 Nov. 1808 in Bridgewater, aged 83 years,[73] and Benjamin Washburn (Jr.) died testate on 3 Aug. 1812 in Bridgewater, aged 93 years.[74] His will was originally dated 14 Jan. 1785, witnessed by Benjamin Willis, Moses Leonard, and Benjamin Willis, Jr., and was “republished” in Oct. 1809, witnessed by Daniel Mitchell, Joseph Ames, Jr., and Galen Conant, because all three witnesses to his original will were deceased by then. It was probated on 5 Oct. 1812. He named his son Joshua Washburn as his executor, and it also mentioned his wife, Mary, sons Asa, Joshua, and Benjamin Washburn, and daughters Susanna Hooper, wife of James Hooper, Eunice Richmond, wife of Asa Richmond, Mary Washburn, Olive Washburn, and Kezia Washburn.[75] (See Appendix Ъ for a full transcription of his will.)

         Benjamin Washburn (Jr.) had children, all by his second wife, Mary Cushman:[76]

+      1251     i   Susanna6 Washburn, born on 18 May 1749 in Bridgewater,[77] married Lt. James Hooper (Jr.), son of James and Mary (Johnson) Hooper,[78] on 6 Feb. 1772 in Bridgewater.[79] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1252     ii   Mary6 “Molly” Washburn, born on 6 June 1751 in Bridgewater,[80] was still unmarried in 1785 when her father made his will, marriage not found. She died on 28 Nov. 1808, aged 83 years,[81] but no probate records were found for her in Plymouth County.

+      1253   iii   Eunice6 Washburn, born on 5 Sept. 1753 in Bridgewater,[82] married Asa Richmond, of Taunton, son of Stephen and Silence (Robinson) Richmond,[83] on 28 Nov. 1782 in Bridgewater.[84] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1254    iv   Asa6 Washburn, born on 9 Oct. 1756 in Bridgewater,[85] possibly married Betsey Hooper, daughter of Nathaniel and (1075) Elisabeth4 “Betty” (Bryant) Hooper (Jr.),[86] in 1789 in Bridgewater.[87] She was born ca. 1768 in Bridgewater, a granddaughter possibly of Jesse3 and (385) Susanna (Conant) (Winslow) Bryant.[88] Children not found. He was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census, nor was he listed as a head of household in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1800, 1810, 1820, or 1830 federal censuses. Asa Washburn died intestate on 10 Apr. 1840 in Titicut, MA, aged 83 years.[89] 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.[90] 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.[91]

+      1255    v   Joshua6 Washburn, born on 24 Sept. 1759 in Bridgewater,[92] married Lovice “Lucy” Rickard/Records on 2 Mar. 1786 in Bridgewater.[93] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1256   vii   Benjamin6 Washburn (3rd),[94] born on 17 Jan. 1763 in Bridgewater,[95] received only 5 shillings in the 1785 will of his father, “he having already received of me his Share & portion of my Estate,” died on 5 Apr. 1798,[96] presumably unmarried, but no probate records were found for him.

        1257   viii   Olive6 Washburn, born on 26 May 1765 in Bridgewater,[97] was still unmarried in 1785 when her father wrote his will, never married, died on 26 Nov. 1827 in Bridgewater, aged 62 years,[98] but no probate records were found for her, and she was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the federal censuses.

+      1258   ix   Keziah6 Washburn, born on 16 Oct. 1769 in Bridgewater,[99] was still unmarried in 1785 when her father wrote his will, married Andrew Conant, son of Nathaniel and Silence5 (Fobes) Conant,[100] on 1 Nov. 1795 in Bridgewater.[101] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

 

 

(427.) Henry5 Washburn, probably fourth son of (126) Capt. Benjamin4 Washburn, (58) Samuel3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born probably in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, in ca. 1720,[102] married Sarah Battles, daughter of Edward and Experience (Pratt) Battles,[103] on 11 June 1740 in Hingham, MA,[104] and they lived in Bridgewater. She was born on 20 July 1721 in Hingham,[105] a granddaughter of Joseph and Sarah (Judkins) Pratt, of Weymouth, MA.[106]

         In about 1762 Henry and Sarah Washburn moved from Bridgewater to Middleborough, MA. Constable Ebenezer Morton, of Middleborough, warned Henry Washburn, wife Sarah, and their children Henry, Noah, Samuel, Sarah, Susannah, Hannah, Huldah, Experience, and a young child, “come from…Bridgewater” to depart from Middleborough on 6 Dec. 1762.[107]

         Henry and Sarah Washburn moved on to Mendon, Worcester Co., MA, but he was not listed as a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census. On 9 Apr. 1781 Henry Washburn and his wife Sarah, and daughter Huldah, were warned out of Uxbridge, Worcester Co., MA, on 9 Apr. 1781,[108] and they may have been living with the family of their daughter, Ruhamah Albee, in Uxbridge, at the time. He died on 24 Jan. 1799 in Mendon, MA,[109] but no probate records were found for either of them in Worcester Co., MA.

         Henry Washburn and Sarah Battles had children:

+      1259     i   Henry6 Washburn (Jr.), born on 21 Mar. 1741 in Bridgewater,[110] married Susannah Hutchins, of Middleborough, on 11 Aug. 1768 in Middleborough,[111] and they moved to Sussex Co., NJ. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1260     ii   Susanna6 Washburn, born on 27 Apr. 1742 in Bridgewater,[112] probably married John Kimpton (3rd), of Uxbridge, Worcester Co., MA, son of John and Bethia (Deland) Kimpton (Jr.),[113] on 1 Dec. 1768 in Mendon, Worcester Co., MA.[114] He was born on 12 Dec. 1735 in Uxbridge.[115] Children not found. She may have died soon after, and he remarried to Hannah Holbrook, of Mendon, in 1771.[116] He was probably still living in Mendon, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[117]

+      1261   iii   Noah6 Washburn, born on 1 Feb. 1744 in Bridgewater,[118] married Rachel (___) Schoonhover, supposedly widow of Henry Schoonhover,[119] and settled in Walpack, Sussex Co., NJ. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1262   iv   Sarah6 Washburn, born on 24 Aug. 1746 in Bridgewater,[120] probably married Elijah Darling, son of Joseph and Mary (Fish) Darling, of Mendon,[121] Worcester Co., MA, on 13 Apr. 1769 in Mendon, MA.[122] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1263    v   Hannah6 Washburn, born on 22 Nov. 1749 in Bridgewater,[123] probably married Jeremiah Battles (Jr.), son of Jeremiah and Hannah (Darling) Battles, of Mendon,[124] MA, in 1771.[125] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1264    vi   Huldah6 Washburn, born on 26 Dec. 1751 in Bridgewater,[126] was published to marry Samuel Kimpton, of Uxbridge, MA, son of John and Bethia (Deland) Kimpton (Jr.), in 1776,[127] but apparently the marriage was called off, and she probably never married. He instead married Katherina Aldrich in 1777.[128] He was baptized on 27 May 1753 in Uxbridge, MA,[129] and he was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census. Huldah was probably the Hulda Washburne living as a head of household in Mendon, MA, in the 1790 federal census,[130] in Uxbridge, MA, in the 1810 federal census,[131] and back in Mendon, MA, in the 1820 federal census,[132] but no death record was found for her in Mendon or Uxbridge, MA, and no probate records were found for her in Worcester Co., MA.

+      1265  vii   Samuel6 Washburn, born on 12 July 1754 in Bridgewater,[133] married 1.) Hannah Hayward, daughter of Joseph and Ruth (Jones) Hayward, of Mendon,[134] on 12 Nov. 1777 in Mendon, Worcester Co., MA,[135] and 2.) Mary (Battles) Cutting, daughter of Jeremiah and Hannah (Darling) Battles, and widow of Jonas Cutting, of Smithfield, RI,[136] on 19 Feb. 1795 in Mendon.[137] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1266  viii   Ruhamah6 Washburn, born on 15 July 1757 in Bridgewater,[138] married Eleazer Albee, probably son of Ebenezer and Esther (Fish) Albee,[139] on 2 June 1775 in Mendon, Worcester Co., MA.[140] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1267    ix   Experience6 Washburn, born on 13 Feb. 1760 in Bridgewater,[141] baptized on 6 Sept. 1762 in the North Middleborough Congregational Church,[142] marriage not found. She may have been the other female living in the household of Hulda Washburne in Mendon, MA, in the 1790 federal census.

 

 

(428.) Bethiah5 Washburn, probably eldest daughter of (126) Capt. Benjamin4 Washburn, (58) Samuel3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born probably in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, in ca. 1722,[143] married Nehemiah4 Bryant, of Middleborough, son of William3 and Ruth (Stetson) Bryant,[144] on 24 Feb. 1740 in Bridgewater.[145] He was born on 20 Oct. 1713 in Pembroke, MA,[146] a grandson of Stephen2 and Mehitabel3 (Standish[?]) Bryant (Jr.), of Plymouth,[147] and of Joseph and Hannah (Oldham) Stetson.[148]

         Bethiah (Washburn) Bryant died by 1757, and Nehemiah Bryant remarried to Hannah Totman, possibly daughter of Samuel and Experience (Rogers) Totman, of Plymouth,[149] on 9 Aug. 1757 in Middleborough,[150] and they had other children. Nehemiah Bryant served as a private in the Revolutionary War from Middleborough in Capt. Nathaniel Wood’s company in 1778.[151]

         Nehemiah Bryant died on 20 May 1786 in Middleborough, of “consumption,”[152] but no probate records were found for him in Plymouth County. Hannah (Totman) Bryant was still living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1790 federal census,[153] and she died on 27 Jan. 1823 in Middleborough.[154]

         Bethiah Washburn and Nehemiah Bryant had at least 3 children:[155]

        1268      i   Ruth Bryant, born ca. 1741, died on 27 Mar. 1741 in Bridgewater.[156]

+      1269    ii   Lucy5 Bryant, born on 20 Aug. 1744 in Middleborough,[157] married David? Bryant, of Middleborough, on 14 Jan. 1762 in Middleborough.[158] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1270    iii   Bennajah Bryant, born on 12 May 1755 in Middleborough,[159] died on 6 Apr. 1775,[160] presumably unmarried.

        1271    iv   (Possibly others)[161]

 

 

(429.) Keziah5 Washburn, probably second daughter of (126) Capt. Benjamin4 Washburn, (58) Samuel3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born probably in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, in Feb. 1723/4,[162] married 1.) Joseph Harvey “Jr.,” of Bridgewater, on 10 Oct. 1749 in Bridgewater.[163] He was born ca. 1720,[164] and died on 21 Feb. 1756 in Bridgewater, aged 35 years,[165] but no probate records were found for him in Plymouth County.

         On 11 Jan. 1770 Benjamin Washburn, of Bridgewater, gentleman, sold to Kezia Harvey, widow, 20 acres of land in South Bridgewater bounded by the homestead of Daniel Keith, with wife Bethiah Washburn releasing her dower, recorded on 8 Feb. 1770, and witnessed by Ezra Washburn and Ephraim Keith.[166]

         Keziah (Washburn) Harvey remarried to 2.) Nathan3 Keith, son of Timothy2 and Hannah (Fobes) Keith,[167] of Bridgewater, as his second wife, on 11 July 1773 in Bridgewater.[168] He was born on 16 Dec. 1714 in Bridgewater,[169] and had married first to Hannah Snell, daughter of Joseph and Hannah (Williams) Snell,[170] on 26 Aug. 1746 in Bridgewater,[171] by whom he had 8 children.[172]

         Nathan Keith died testate on 9 Jan. 1786 in Bridgewater,[173] aged 72 years.[174] His will was dated 21 Mar. 1785, witnessed by Jonathan Packard, James Barrell, and Daniel Howard, and was probated on 6 Mar. 1786. He did not mention his wife Keziah in his will at all. He named his three sons, Simeon Keith, Jonathan Keith, and Nathan Keith, two daughters Damaris Allen and Martha Bisby, the two children of his daughter Mehitabel Curtis, deceased, namely Josiah Curtis and Theophilus Curtis, and his grandson Timothy Keith, the only son of Isaac Keith, deceased. He named his three sons, Simeon Keith, Jonathan Keith, and Nathan Keith as executors, and his inventory was appraised by Philip Bryant, Phisician, Daniel Howard yeoman, and Levi Keith yeoman, all of Bridgewater.[175]

         Keziah (Washburn) (Harvey) Keith remarried again to 3.) Moses Eddy, of Middleborough, son of Jabez and Mary (Rickard) Eddy, of Plympton and Carver, MA, as his second wife,[176] on 30 Dec. 1788 in Bridgewater.[177] He was born on 24 Aug. 1709 in Plympton,[178] and had married first to Jedidah Wood, daughter of Elnathan and Mary4 (Billington) Wood,[179] on 25 Mar. 1735 in Middleborough.[180] Moses Eddy had sold his farm to Jonathan Washburn (Jr.), nephew of Keziah, on 9 Jan. 1775.[181] They were living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to her nephew, Jonathan Washburn (Jr.,)[182] and were living with Jonathan Washburn in 1794 when Eddy died. Moses Eddy died testate on 1 Dec. 1794 in Middleborough, aged 84 years.[183] His will was dated 30 May 1794, witnessed by Elijah Eaton, Isaac Thomson and Lucy Thomson, and probated on 5 Jan. 1795. He mentioned his wife Kezia Eddy, and Abigail Washburn, Huldah Washburn, Jedidah Washburn and Cynthia Washburn, daughters of Jonathan Washburn “who now liveth with me,” and he named Jonathan Washburn as his Executor and principal heir of his estate.[184] (See Appendix m for a full transcription of his will and inventory.) Keziah (Washburn) (Harvey) (Keith) Eddy died on 1 Oct. 1804, “aged 80 last February,”[185] but no probate records were found for her. Moses Eddy had only one daughter by his first wife, who died unmarried before her father.[186]

         Keziah Washburn had 3 children by Joseph Harvey (Jr.):[187]

        1272      i   Zeruiah Harvey, born on 25 Mar. 1750 in Bridgewater,[188] probably married Thomas Pratt, of Taunton, son of David and Ann (Bryant[?]) (Leonard) Pratt, of Bridgewater,[189] in 1779.[190] He was born on 15 Oct. 1750 in Bridgewater.[191] Children not found.[192] Zeruiah (Harvey) Pratt probably died by 1783, and he remarried to “Mrs.” Lydia Morton, of Middleborough, possibly daughter of Seth and Hepzibah (Packard) Morton,[193] in 1783.[194] She was born on 29 July 1761 in Middleborough.[195] A number of Thomas Pratts served in the Revolutionary War from Massachusetts, and he may have been the Corp. Thomas Pratt who served in Capt. Josiah King’s Company from Bristol County, and marched to Tiverton, RI, in Aug. 1780.[196] Thomas Pratt was still living in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census,[197] but he was not a head of household in Bristol Co., MA, in the 1800 federal census, and they may have moved to “Titicut,” MA.[198]

        1273     ii   Seth Harvey, born on 29 June 1754 in Bridgewater,[199] served in the Revolutionary War, and was killed “in the glorious cause of liberty” on 25 July 1776 in New York, aged 23 [sic] years,[200] presumably unmarried.

        1274    iii   Joseph Harvey (3rd), born posthumously on 26 Oct. 1756 in Bridgewater,[201] possibly the Joseph Harvey who married Lucy Spry on 10 Aug. 1780 in Boston, MA,[202] or the Joseph Harvey who married Mary “Polly” Arnold, daughter of Lt. Gamaliel and Hannah (Wait) Arnold,[203] on 2 Feb. 1786 in Hardwick, Worcester Co., MA.[204] She was born on 7 July 1766 in Hardwick.[205] Children not found. He may have been the Joseph Harvey of Taunton who served as a private in Capt. Isaac Thayer’s Company in the Revolutionary War in 1776 and 1777,[206] and he may have been the Joseph Harvey who was married and living in Lenox, Berkshire Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census,[207] but he was not a head of household in Berkshire Co., MA, in the 1800 or the 1810 federal censuses.

 

 

(430.) Sarah5 Washburn, possibly third daughter of (126) Capt. Benjamin4 Washburn, (58) Samuel3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born probably in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, in say ca. 1726, married Henry5 Richmond (Jr.), son of Henry4 and Mehitabel (Caswell) Richmond, of Middleborough, on 14 May 1748.[208] He was a grandson of Lt. Joseph3 and Mary (Andrews) Richmond, of Middleborough,[209] and they were living in Plymouth, MA, in the 1790 federal census,[210] but he was not found in the 1800 federal census.

         [Sarah is placed in the family of Capt. Benjamin and Bethiah (Kingman) Washburn because Henry’s brother, Job Richmond, married Jane Washburn, who was identified as a daughter of Capt. Benjamin and Bethiah (Kingman) Washburn in The Richmond Family by Joshua B. Richmond, and because Henry and Sarah Richmond named a son Ezra Richmond, probably after Ezra Washburn, who would be the brother of Sarah (Washburn) Richmond.]

         Henry and Sarah Richmond moved from Middleborough to Plymouth, MA, then to Hebron, ME, and he served in the French & Indian War.[211]

         Sarah Washburn and Henry Richmond supposedly had children,[212] order uncertain:

+      1275     i   Zilpah/Zilpha6 Richmond, born supposedly on 14 July 1749 in Plymouth, MA,[213] married George Bramhall, of Plymouth,[214] son of Silvanus and Mary (Bennett) Bramhall,[215] on 12 July 1767 in Plymouth.[216] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.).)

+      1276    ii   Eliab6 Richmond, born supposedly on 9 Apr. 1751 in Plymouth,[217] married Hannah Holmes, of Plymouth, on 11 Nov. 1773 in Plymouth.[218] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1277   iii   Simon6 Richmond, born say 1752, married Salome (___) in ca. 1770.[219] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1278   iv   Sarah6 “Sally” Richmond, born say ca. 1755, married Samuel6 Wright[220] (3rd), of Plympton, son of Samuel5 and Abigail5 (Standish) Wright (Jr.),[221] on 8 Nov. 1783 in Plymouth.[222] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1279     v   Rhoda6 Richmond, married Cornelius Holmes,[223] of Carver, MA, on 27 Oct. 1791 in Plymouth.[224] Children not found. He was not a head of household in Carver, MA, in the 1800 or 1810 federal censuses, and no death or probate records were found for him in Plymouth County. They may have lived elsewhere.

        1280    vi   Nancy6 Richmond, married George Manter, of Plymouth,[225] son of Belcher Manter, of Wareham, MA,[226] on 5 Apr. 1792 in Plymouth.[227] He was born ca. 1768.[228] Children not found. He was not a head of household in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1800 or 1810 federal censuses, and no death or probate records were found for him in Plymouth County.

        1281   vii   Ezra Richmond, died young, possibly the unnamed child of Henry Richmond whose death was recorded in the Bridgewater vital records on 24 Feb. 1765.[229]

+      1282  viii   Penelope6 Richmond, born say ca. 1770, married John Swift,[230] Jr., of Plymouth, on 27 July 1794 in Plymouth.[231] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

 

 

(431.) Jonathan5 Washburn, probably fifth son of (126) Capt. Benjamin4 Washburn, (58) Samuel3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born probably in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, in ca. 1728,[232] married Judith/Judah Wood, daughter of Elnathan and Mary4 (Billington) Wood, of Middleborough,[233] on 23 May 1751 in Middleborough.[234] She was born on 11 Apr. 1728 in Middleborough,[235] a granddaughter of Abiel and Abijah (Bowen) Wood, and of Isaac3 and Hannah (Glass) Billington.[236] They lived in Middleborough, and were members of Rev. Isaac Backus’ Baptist Church in Titicut.[237] They were probably the Jonathan “Washbon” family living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to their son Benjamin “Washbon” and brother-in-law, Job Richmond,[238] and she was a widow living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1800 federal census.[239]

         Jonathan Washburn deeded land to his son Salmon Washburn on 4 Apr. 1792,[240] and in Oct. 1793 Zenas Washburn, of Burlington, VT, signed a quitclaim to his brother Salmon Washburn, of Middleborough, for his share of lands that had belonged to their father, Jonathan Washburn.[241]

         Jonathan Washburn died on 6 Apr. 1792 in Titicut or Middleborough, MA, aged 63 years,[242] and Judith (Wood) Washburn died a widow on 20 Nov. 1811 in Titicut or Middleborough, aged 83 years,[243] but no probate records were found for either of them in Plymouth County.

         Jonathan Washburn and Judith Wood had children, order uncertain:[244]

+      1283     i   Benjamin6 Washburn, born probably in early 1752 in Middleborough,[245] married Alice Shaw, of Middleborough, on 6 Aug. 1777 in Middleborough.[246] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1284    ii   Deacon Jonathan6 Washburn (Jr.), born ca. 1753,[247] probably in Middleborough, married Hannah Conant, daughter of Nathan and Hannah4 (Lazell) Conant,[248] on 14 May 1778 in Bridgewater.[249] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1285   iii   Isaac6 Washburn, born supposedly on 1 Feb. 1755 in Bridgewater or Middleborough,[250] married 1.) Mary “Polly” Phillips in ca. 1777, and 2.) Eunice5 Cary, daughter of Jonathan4 and Lois (Hooper) Cary (3rd), of Bridgewater,[251] on 13 Apr. 1786 in Bridgewater,[252] and 3.) Elizabeth “Betsey” Richmond, daughter of Judge William and Lois (Gray) Richmond,[253] on 6 May 1798 in Providence, RI, and he settled in Taunton, MA. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1286   iv   (Possibly) Phebe6 Washburn, born ca. 1760,[254] married Luther Hooper, son of William and Lois (Thomas) Hooper,[255] on 25 Nov. 1779 in Middleborough.[256] There is no proof that Phebe was a daughter of Jonathan Washburn, of Middleborough. She is placed in this family because her birth fits well chronologically with the children of Jonathan and Judah Washburn, because of her marriage in Middleborough and death in Titicut or northern Middleborough, because her grandson, Isaac S. Wilbar, married a granddaughter of (1283) Benjamin and Alice (Shaw) Washburn, Phebe’s purported brother, and because her son-in-law, Zephaniah Keith, was named as administrator of the estate of her purported cousin, (1254) Asa Washburn, in 1840. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1287   iv   Salmon6 Washburn, born say ca. 1763, probably in Middleborough, married Ruth White, daughter of Capt. Benjamin and Hannah (Shaw) White (Jr.), of Middleborough,[257] on 22 Mar. 1787 in Middleborough.[258] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1288     v   Zenas6 Washburn, born say ca. 1766 in Middleborough,[259] married (2986) Silence Ames, daughter of Ebenezer and (1222) Jane4 (Howard) Ames, of Bridgewater,[260] possibly as his second wife,[261] on 2 Apr. 1789 in Middleborough.[262] She was born on 14 June 1770 in Bridgewater,[263] a granddaughter of Joseph and Susanna (Littlefield) Ames,[264] and of Dr. Abiel3 and (422) Silence5 (Washburn) Howard, of Bridgewater.[265] Children not found, but he may have had a son and 2 daughters by 1790, and another son after 1800.[266] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census,[267] and they moved to Burlington, Chittenden Co., VT, by 1793. In Oct. 1793 Zenas Washburn, of Burlington, VT, signed a quitclaim to his brother Salmon Washburn, of Middleborough, for his share of lands that belonged to his father, Jonathan Washburn, of Middleborough, deceased.[268] He was not found in the 1800 federal census in Vermont, but he may have been the Zenas Washburn living in Colchester, Chittenden Co., VT, in the 1810 federal census.[269]

        1289    vi   (Probably others, particularly some daughters.)[270]

 

 

(432.) Nehemiah5 Washburn, possibly the youngest son of (126) Capt. Benjamin4 Washburn, (58) Samuel3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born probably in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, in say ca. 1731, married 1.) Relief “Lefe” Joy,[271] daughter of John and Lydia (Lincoln) Joy, of Hingham, MA,[272] who was born on 21 Sept. 1729 in Hingham,[273] and they moved to Stafford, Tolland Co., CT. She died on 1 May 1754 in Stafford,[274] CT, and he remarried to 2.) Abigail White, daughter of William and Patience (Eddy) White,[275] on 2 Oct. 1755 in Stafford, CT.[276] She was born on 9 Nov. 1734 in Norton, MA,[277] a granddaughter of Joseph and Mary White, and of John and Deliverance (Owen) Eddy, of Taunton.[278]

         [Nehemiah is placed as a son of Capt. Benjamin Washburn because he appears to have been from this branch of the family, a grandson of Samuel3 Washburn, but does not seem to fit into the families of Samuel’s other sons, Samuel, Noah, Israel or Nehemiah Washburn. He appears to have moved to Stafford, CT, much earlier than his purported brother, Ezra Washburn, but later moved on to Ashfield in Western Massachusetts. It is plausible that Benjamin named a son after his brother, Nehemiah, and Nehemiah named his own first son Benjamin, after his presumed father, but there is no proof yet that Nehemiah was Benjamin’s son.]

         Nehemiah and Abigail Washburn moved to western Massachusetts after 1756; he was living in Ashfield, Hampshire (now Franklin) Co., MA, in 1766, and was still living there in 1772.[279] Nehemiah Washburn was not found in Ashfield, MA, as a head of household in the 1790 federal census, but he was living in Hampshire Co., MA, in the 1800 federal census,[280] and they may have died in Exeter, Otsego Co., NY.

         Nehemiah Washburn had probably at least one or two sons by each wife, and probably some daughters:

        1290      i   Benjamin6 Washburn, born in June ca. 1753 in Stafford,[281] marriage not found. He was not found in Ashfield, MA, or Stafford, CT, in the 1790 federal census, or in Hampshire Co., MA, in the 1800 federal census. He was possibly the Benjamin Washburn who married Christiana Galloway, of Conway, MA, in 1786,[282] and they were living in New York by 1791 when the Galloway heirs joined in selling land in Conway, MA, to Margaret Galloway,[283] but he was not a head of household in New York in the 1790 or 1800 federal censuses.

        1291     ii   George Washburn, born on 20 Mar. 1756 in Stafford,[284] marriage not found. He was not found in Ashfield, MA, or Stafford, CT, in the 1790 federal census, or in Hampshire Co., MA, in the 1800 federal census.

        1292   iii   (Supposedly) Rufus6 Washburn, born on 9 Sept. 1765,[285] probably in what is now Franklin Co., MA, married (1542) Patience6 Washburn, daughter of (488) Miles5 and Reliance (Gibbs) (Tobey) Washburn, in 1793 in Exeter, Otsego Co., NY,[286] and they lived in Otsego Co. and St. Lawrence Co., NY. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1293    iv   (Probably some daughters)[287]

 

 

(433.) Reliance5 Washburn, probably fourth daughter of (126) Capt. Benjamin4 Washburn, (58) Samuel3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born probably in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, in ca. 1735,[288] married Nathan5 Richmond, son of Henry4 and Mehitable (Caswell) Richmond, of Middleborough,[289] on 2 May 1754 in Bridgewater.[290] He was a grandson of Lt. Joseph3 and Mary (Andrews) Richmond, of Middleborough.[291]

         [Reliance is placed in the family of Capt. Benjamin Washburn for the same reason as Sarah, above, because her husband was a brother of Henry Richmond and Job Richmond. Brothers from one family marrying sisters from another family was common in New England. The use of the name “Salmon” in her family is also an indication that she might belong to this branch of Washburns.]

         Nathan Richmond probably died by 1779,[292] but no probate records were found for him in Plymouth County, and Reliance died a widow on 14 Aug. 1820 in Middleborough, aged 85 years.[293]

         Reliance Washburn and Nathan Richmond had children,[294] order uncertain:

+      1294     i   Nathan6 Richmond (Jr.), born on 1 Jan. 1755,[295] probably in Middleborough, probably married 1.) Hepsibah Crossman, of Middleborough, on 7 Dec. 1779,[296] and 2.) Mary Streeter in Sept. 1785 in Winthrop, ME.[297] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1295     ii   Mary6 “Molly” Richmond, born, say ca. 1758, married Nymphas6 Kinsley, son of (578) Samuel5 and Sophia (White) Kinsley (4th), of Bridgewater, in 1800,[298] but they had no children. He was born on 12 Mar. 1750/1 in Bridgewater,[299] and a head of household in Bridgewater in the 1790 federal census, and evidently several other family members were living with him, considering that he was still a bachelor at the time,[300] and in the 1800 federal census.[301] He died in 1822 in Hampden, ME.[302]

+      1296   iii   Huldah6 Richmond, born, say ca. 1760, married Ezra Clark 2nd, of Middleborough, on 6 Dec. 1781 in Middleborough,[303] and supposedly lived in Taunton, MA. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1297    iv   Alexander6 Richmond, born on 1 May 1764, married Betsy Hart.[304] He was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census, but they were presumably living in Taunton, MA, in the 1800 federal census.[305]

+      1298    v   Lois6 Richmond, born in 1765, married Reuben Richmond, of Taunton, MA, son of Samuel and Christiana (Hathaway) Richmond (3rd),[306] on 5 Apr. 1789 in Taunton.[307] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1299    vi   Salmon6 Richmond, was killed in Norwich, CT, at about age 21.[308]

 

 

(434.) Jane5 “Jenny” Washburn, probably youngest daughter of (126) Capt. Benjamin4 Washburn, (58) Samuel3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born probably in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, in say 1736,[309] married Job5 Richmond, son of Henry4 and Mehitable (Caswell) Richmond, of Middleborough,[310] on 11 Feb. 1762 in Middleborough.[311] He was a grandson of Lt. Joseph3 and Mary (Andrews) Richmond, of Middleborough.[312]

         [Jane is given as a daughter of Capt. Benjamin Washburn in Ralph V. Wood Jr.’s Francis Cooke of the Mayflower, and in Joshua B. Richmond’s The Richmond Family, but there is no direct evidence I have found specifically stating that the wife of Job Richmond was a daughter of Capt. Benjamin Washburn.]

         Job and Jenny Richmond lived in Middleborough, and they were living in Middleborough in the 1790 federal census, next door to her brother, Jonathan “Washbon” and nephew, Benjamin “Washbon.”[313] No death or probate records were found for either of them in Plymouth County. On 21 Sept. 1806 Jane Richmond, wife of Job Richmond, was received into the North Middleborough Congregational Church,[314] so they both presumably died after 1806.

         Jane Washburn and Job Richmond had children,[315] order uncertain:

+      1300     i   Olive6 Richmond, born on 14 Nov. 1762 in Middleborough, married George Richmond, of Middleborough, possibly son of Eliakim and Sarah (Hackett) Richmond,[316] on 20 July 1780 in Middleborough,[317] and they probably moved to Norton, MA. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1301    ii   Eunice6 Richmond, born, ca. 1764 in Middleborough,[318] married Israel6 Eaton, son of Samuel5 and Patience (Tinkham) Eaton, of Middleborough,[319] on 2 Aug. 1781 in Middleborough.[320] He was born on 9 June 1760 in Middleborough,[321] a grandson of Barnabas4 and Mehitabel4 (Alden) Eaton,[322] and of Peter and Eunice (Thomas) Tinkham.[323] Eunice (Richmond) Eaton died by 1784, and Israel Eaton remarried to Kezia6 Sears, daughter of Abner5 and Lydia (Perkins) Sears, of Middleborough,[324] on 10 June 1784 in Middleborough.[325] She was born on 6 Apr. 1763 in Middleborough,[326] a granddaughter of Lt. David4 and Phebe3 (Bryant) Sears.[327] They were living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to Samuel Eaton, presumably his father,[328] and in the 1800 federal census.[329] Israel Eaton died testate on 19 Mar. 1833 in Middleborough, aged 72 years, 8 months, 9 days.[330] Keziah (Sears) Eaton died a widow on 27 Aug. 1837 in Middleborough, aged 74 years.[331] Eunice (Richmond) Eaton had probably only 1 son:

a. Zenas Eaton, born on 10 Jan. 1782 in Middleborough,[332] marriage not found. He was not found in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1850 federal census.

        1302    iii   Kingman Richmond, born ca. 1766, died young.

        1303    iv   Frederic Richmond, a twin, died young.

        1304     v   Sybil Richmond, a twin, died young.

+      1305   vi   Rosanna6 Richmond, born in 1772 in Middleborough, married Daniel Hersey, son of Joseph and Mary (Reed) Hersey (Jr.), of Abington, MA,[333] as his second wife,[334] on 20 Feb. 1798 in Middleborough.[335] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1306  vii   Chloe6 Richmond, born ca. 1774 in Middleborough, married 1.) Vinal Lyon, son of Jedediah and Mary5 (Cushman) Lyon, of Middleborough,[336] on 8 Sept. 1796 in Middleborough,[337] and probably 2.) Azel Perkins, son of Isaac and (643) Joanna (Edson) Perkins, of Middleborough,[338] as his second wife, on 4 Sept. 1839 in Middleborough.[339] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1307   viii   Ward6 Richmond, born in 1775 in Middleborough, married Polly Holden, of Sudbury, CT, in 1803.[340] He was listed in the tax lists of Newark, Essex Co., NJ, in October 1812,[341] July 1813,[342] and July 1814.[343] He supposedly died in ca. 1825 in Newark, NJ.[344]

+      1308   ix   Apollos6 Richmond, born on 12 Aug. 1779 in Middleborough, married Silence Richmond, daughter of Stephen and Hannah (Beals) Richmond (Jr.), of Middleborough,[345] on 9 Sept. 1798 in Middleborough.[346] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

 

 

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    [1] 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. 230.

    [2] 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. 386.

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

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

    [5] Wood, Ralph V., Jr., Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume 12: Francis Cooke of the Mayflower, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA, 1996, [hereinafter MF5G: Cooke], p. 257.

    [6]                                          John Washburn

        Samuel Washburn                           Joseph Washburn                                   (brothers)

        Capt. Benjamin Washburn              Hephzibah (Washburn) Leach                (first cousins)

        Ezra Washburn                               Susanna Leach                                         (second cousins)

    [7] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 38, p. 82.

    [8] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 39, p. 141.

    [9] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 63, p. 72.

    [10] Worcester Co. Land Records, Vol. 82, p. 487.

    [11] Worcester Co. Land Records, Vol. 137, p. 36.

    [12] Stafford Land Records, Vol. 5, pp. 421,423; Vol. 7, p. 143.

    [13] Stafford Land Records, Vol. 7, p. 143.

    [14] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Connecticut, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 137, Stafford Town, Tolland County, the Ezra Washbourn household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 5 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females.

    [15] As late as 1797 his grandchildren sold land in Stafford, CT, that had been part of his son Ezra Washburn, Jr.’s, estate, indicating that Ezra Washburn, Sr., was probably still living in Stafford at that time.

    [16] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 328, says only that Ezra married Susanna, daughter of Benjamin Leach, 1742, and “went to Mid’o,” and his daughter Susanna married Zadock Leach in 1763.

    [17] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 231.

    [18] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 372, she is called “of Middleborough” in the marriage record; Merrick, Barbara Lambert, and Alicia Crane Williams, Middleborough, Massachusetts, Vital Records, The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, Volume One: 1986, Volume Two: 1990, Vol. 2, p. 58, marriage intentions recorded 17 Sept. 1763 in Middleborough, where he is called “Zad Leach of Bridgewater.”

    [19] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 266, says Benjamin married Hepzibah Washburn of Middleborough.

    [20] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 386, she was called “of Middleborough” in the marriage record; 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. 56, marriage intentions recorded 18 May 1761 in Middleborough.

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

    [22] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 265.

    [23] Harlow, George H., Index to the Probate Records of the County of Worcester, Massachusetts, Worcester, MA, 1898, Vol. 2. 

    [24] Vital Records of Oakham, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849, Systematic History Fund, Worcester, MA, 1905, [hereinafter Oakham VRs], p. 93, marriage intentions recorded between the Widow Hepzibeth Perkins and Philip Lee on 9 Sept. 1781 in Oakham.

    [25] He was aged between 26 and 44 years in the 1800 census, while she was over 45.

    [26] Per the 1790 federal census. It appears the son may have died by 1800, but the two daughters were both aged between 10 and 15 years in the 1800 federal census.

    [27] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 230, Oakham town, Worcester Co., the Philip Lee household had 2 free white males aged 16 or over, 1 free white male under 16, and 3 free white females. There was also, in Oakham, a Benjamin Perkins household who had 1 free white male aged 16 or over, and 2 free white females. He may have been a son of Benjamin and Hepzibah (Washburn) Perkins, but neither his birth nor his marriage were recorded in the vital records of Oakham.

    [28] 1800 Federal Census, Oakham, Worcester Co., MA, p. 319, the Philip Lee household had 1 male aged 26-44 years, 2 females aged 10-15 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [29] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 104, the marriage of Jabez Fuller and Hannah Pratt, both of Middleborough, on 27 Dec. 1744 by Benja. White, Justice of the Peace, in Middleborough.

    [30] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 174, Vol. 2, p. 64; 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. 93.

    [31] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 231, indicates that Jesse Leach had a son Calvin, but does not indicate a marriage for Calvin, and does not continue the family any further.

    [32] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 391, marriage intentions recorded 18 Sept. 1779 in Bridgewater, but the marriage was not recorded in the vital records of Middleborough.

    [33] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 148.

    [34] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 392; Middleborough VRs, pp. 76, 139, married by Rev. Solomon Reed of North Middleborough; Townsend, North Middleborough Congregational Church, p. 93.

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

    [36] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 115-116, 147.

    [37] Benson Dunbar, brother of Benjamin Dunbar, also moved to Oakham, MA.

    [38] Worcester Co. Land Records, Vol. 81, p. 474.

    [39] Stafford Land Records, Vol. 5, p. 405.

    [40] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Connecticut, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 137, Stafford Town, Tolland County, the Benja Dunbar household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 3 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females.

    [41] 1800 Federal Census, Stafford, Tolland Co., CT, p. 638, the Benjamin Dunbar household had 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [42] 1810 Federal Census, Stafford, Tolland Co., CT, p. 377, the Benjamin Dunbar household had 1 male aged 45 or over, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [43] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 460, from a private record of deaths kept by Oliver Alden, of Bridgewater.

    [44] It appears they had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters by the 1790 federal census, and had 2 sons still living at home in the 1800 federal census, but there are no children recorded to Benjamin Dunbar in either the Oakham town vital records, or the the Barbour index to the Stafford Town Records.

    [45] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, 17 Volumes, Vol. XVI, p. 669.

    [46] Per Washburne, Brenton P., The Washburn Family In America, 1983, #A2E3B6, the source not noted. I have not been able to find a list of the casualties from the Battle of White Plains to confirm this.

    [47] McLoughlin, William G., Diary of Isaac Backus, 3 Volumes, Brown University, Providence, RI, 1979, [hereinafter McLoughlin, Diary of Isaac Backus], Vol. 1, p. 412.

    [48] Calculated from his age at death.

    Townsend, Mrs. Charles Delmar, Robert S. Wakefield, and Margaret Harris Stover, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Eight, Family of Degory Priest, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1994, [hereinafter MF5G: Priest], p. 126-127; Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 51, marriage intentions recorded between Thomas Darling Junr and Ruth Howland, both of Middleborough, on 27 Dec. 1756 in Middleborough. Thomas and Ruth (Howland) Darling moved from Middleborough to Oakham, MA, in 1778.

    [50] Oakham VRs, p. 104, which gives her name as “Lucretia” Darling.

    [51] 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. 16, the marriage of Paul Blodgett and Elizabeth Warner on 10 Sept. 1759 in Stafford.

    [52] Bowman, George Ernest, Pilgrim Notes & Queries, Vol. 2, p. 76, from a Bible record owned by Olive Washburn, of Bridgewater.

    [53] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from LDS temple records, FHL [Family History Library] microfilm #456440, give the marriage date of Edward Battles and Experience Pratt as 13 Mar. 1706/7 in Hingham, MA.

    [54] Per Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 384, married “in Hingham;” Bowman, “Benjamin Washburns of Bridgewater,” p. 2, which sorts out the different Benjamin Washburns of Bridgewater.

    [55] Calculated from her age at death.

    [56] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 575, from her gravestone in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

    [57] Vital Records of Plympton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1923, [hereinafter Plympton VRs], p. 302, marriage of Moses Cushman and Mary Jackson on 22 Aug. 1731 in Plympton; Cushman, Henry Wyles, A 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], pp. 129, 140-141; Cushman, Joseph Augustine, The First Seven Generations of the Cushman Family in New England, Bridgewater, MA, 1964, [hereinafter Cushman, Joseph A., Cushman Family in New England], pp. 28, 61.

    [58] 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, married by Thomas Croade, Justice of the Peace 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.

    [59] Plympton VRs, p. 86. Pilgrim Notes & Queries, Vol. 2, p. 76, gives her birth as 4 Oct. 1725, but this was probably a corrected date from the change to the Gregorian calendar in 1756.

    [60] Cushman, Henry W., Cushman Genealogy, pp. 124, 129.

    [61] 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. 159; Cushman, Joseph A., The First Seven Generations of the Cushman Family in New England, p. 28.

    [62] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 41, p. 222.

    [63] Plym­outh Co. Land Records, Vol. 41, p. 223.

    [64] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 41, p. 223.

    [65] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 42, p. 103.

    [66] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 43, p. 126.

    [67] Plym­outh Co. Land Records, Vol. 47, p. 191.

    [68] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 56, p. 81.

    [69] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 64, p. 23.

    [70] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 64, p. 24.

    [71] 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, there were two Benjamin Washburns living in Bridgewater in 1790, this was probably the Benjn Washburn living next door to James Hooper who had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 6 free white females.

    [72] 1800 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 66, the Benjamin Washburn household had 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [73] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 573, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater; Pilgrim Notes & Queries, Vol. 2, p. 76, from a Bible record owned by Olive Washburn, of Bridgewater.

    [74] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 570, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater; Pilgrim Notes & Queries, Vol. 2, p. 76, from a Bible record owned by Olive Washburn, of Bridgewater.

    [75] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #21927; Vol. 44, p. 347‑348.

    [76] The last two children from Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 328, not recorded in the vital records of Bridgewater.

    [77] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 336; Cushman, Henry W., Cushman Genealogy, p. 141; Pilgrim Notes & Queries, Vol. 2, p. 76, gives the date as 29 May 1749, which is probably a corrected date from the change to the Gregorian Calendar in 1756.

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

    [79] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 392.

    [80] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 333; Cushman, Henry W., Cushman Genealogy, p. 141; Pilgrim Notes & Queries, Vol. 2, p. 76, gives the date as 17 June 1751, but it was probably a corrected date from the change to the Gregorian Calendar in 1756.

[81] Pilgrim Notes & Queries, Vol. 2, p. 76, from a Bible record owned by Olive Washburn, of Bridgewater.

    [82] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 328; Cushman, Henry W., Cushman Genealogy, p. 141; Pilgrim Notes & Queries, Vol. 2, p. 76, from a Bible record owned by Olive Washburn, of Bridgewater.

    [83] Westgate, Alice Wilma Andrews, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Two: Thomas Rogers of the Mayflower, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1978, [hereinafter MF5G: Rogers], p. 304.

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

    [85] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 326; Cushman, Henry W., Cushman Genealogy, p. 141; Pilgrim Notes & Queries, Vol. 2, p. 76, from a Bible record owned by Olive Washburn, of Bridgewater.

    [86] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 123; Vol. 2, p. 57; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 65, marriage of Nathaniel Hooper Jr. of Bridgewater and Elisabeth Bryant of Middleborough on 31 Mar. 1763.

    [87] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 384, marriage intentions recorded 28 Mar. 1789 in Bridgewater.

    [88] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, pp. 74, 80, the marriage of Jesse Bryant and the widow Susanna Winslow on 10 Apr. 1744 in Middleborough; Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 60; Plymouth VRs, p. 172, the marriage of James Winslow of Plymouth and Susanna Conant of Middleborough on 7 Dec. 1732 in Middleborough.

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

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

    [91] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 190; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 390; Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 140, marriage of Luther Hooper and Phebe Washburn, both of Bridgewater, on 25 Nov. 1779.

    [92] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 331; Cushman, Henry W., Cushman Genealogy, p. 141; Pilgrim Notes & Queries, Vol. 2, p. 76, from a Bible record owned by Olive Washburn, of Bridgewater.

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

    [94] Cushman, Henry W., Cushman Genealogy, p. 141, no birth date listed.

[95] Pilgrim Notes & Queries, Vol. 2, p. 77, from a Bible record owned by Olive Washburn, of Bridgewater.

    [96] Bowman, “Benjamin Washburns of Bridgewater,” p. 2; Pilgrim Notes & Queries, Vol. 2, p. 76, from a Bible record owned by Olive Washburn, of Bridgewater, neither his birth nor his death were recorded in the vital records of Bridgewater.

    [97] Pilgrim Notes & Queries, Vol. 2, p. 77, from a Bible record owned by Olive Washburn, of Bridgewater; Cushman, Henry W., Cushman Genealogy, p. 141, no birth date listed by Cushman.

    [98] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 573, from Bridgewater Unitarian Church records, called “sister of Joshua Washburn.”

    [99] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 77, under “Kesiah [____], wife of Andrew Conant;” Cushman, Henry W., Cushman Genealogy, p. 141; Pilgrim Notes & Queries, Vol. 2, p. 77, from a Bible record owned by Olive Washburn, of Bridgewater.

    [100] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 140.

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

    [102] Estimated from the date of his marriage, on 11 June 1740.

    [103] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from LDS temple records, FHL microfilm #456440, give the marriage date of Edward Battles and Experience Pratt as 13 Mar. 1706/7 in Hingham, MA.

    [104] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Susan Whipple, of Logandale, NV, and Ted D. Merrill, of Chaparral, NM.

    [105] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Susan Whipple, of Logandale, NV, and Ted D. Merrill, of Chaparral, NM.

    [106] Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987, [hereinafter Torrey, New England Marriages], 599, Joseph Pratt married Sarah Judkins on 7 May 1662 in Weymouth.

    [107] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 3, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 2, pp. 268-336, taken from a batch of warrants to warn persons from Middleborough; The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 50, p. 68.

    [108] Blake, Francis E., Worcester County, Massachusetts, Warnings 1737-1788, Franklin P. Rice, Worcester, MA, 1899, p. 80.

    [109] Baldwin, Thomas W., Vital Records of Mendon, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1920, [hereinafter Mendon VRs], p. 512.

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

    [111] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 386; Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 65, marriage intentions recorded 21 May 1768 in Middleborough; Townsend, North Middleborough Congregational Church, p. 93.

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

    [113] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Jim and Jo Wiblin, of Newark, OH, and by Caletta Muzumdar of, Parowan, UT; Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Jane Peppler, of Chapel Hill, NC; and I.G.I. Marriage Record of John Kimpton/Kempton and Bethiah Deland.

    [114] Mendon VRs, p. 421; Baldwin, Thomas W., Vital Records of Uxbridge, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1916, [hereinafter Uxbridge VRs], p. 334.

    [115] Uxbridge VRs, p. 101, under “Kympton.”

    [116] Uxbridge VRs, p. 269, marriage intentions recorded 27 May 1771 in Uxbridge; Mendon VRs, p. 334, marriage intentions recorded 8 May 1771 in Mendon.

    [117] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 227, Mendon Town, Worcester County, the John Kimpton household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older and 6 free white females.

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

    [119] Per Susan L. Bingler CGRS, posting on the Washburn GenForum of 17 Mar. 2000. A note says she believes Rachel’s maiden name may have been Coryell.

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

    [121] I.G.I. Marriage Records, the marriage of Joseph Darling and Mary Fish on 6 Jan. 1732/3 in Smithfield, Providence Co., RI, and the FamilySearch Pedigree Resource Files, submitted by William Darling, of Shrewsbury, MA, Roger Bruso, of Hollywood, FL, and others.

    [122] Mendon VRs, p. 421.

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

    [124] His parents per the FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Lori Stover Steadman, of Salt Lake City, UT; the I.G.I. Individual File, the submitter’s name not listed, and the FamilySearch Pedigree Resource Files, submitted by William Darling, of Shrewsbury, MA, and Nicalaine H. Brown, of Baker, MT.

    [125] Mendon VRs, p. 421, marriage intentions recorded 6 Apr. 1771 in Mendon.

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

    [127] Mendon VRs, p. 421, marriage intentions recorded 11 Apr. 1776 in Mendon, however Huldah was still living with her parents in 1781 in Uxbridge, MA, when they were “warned out,” so it is probable that Huldah’s marriage to Kimpton never occurred.

    [128] Uxbridge VRs, p. 269, marriage intentions recorded between Samuel Kimpton and Katherina Aldrich on 21 Feb. 1777 in Uxbridge.

    [129] Uxbridge VRs, p. 100, under “Kempton.”

    [130] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 227, Mendon Town, Worcester County, the Hulda Washburne household had only 2 free white females.

    [131] 1810 Federal Census, Uxbridge, Worcester Co., MA, p. 75, the Huldah Washburn household had 1 female under 10, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [132] 1820 Federal Census, Mendon, Worcester Co., MA, p. 25, the Huldah Washburn household had 1 female aged 10-15 years, 1 female aged 16-25 years, and 2 females aged 45 or over.

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

    [134] Mendon VRs, p. 315, marriage of Joseph Hayward [of Mendon] and Ruth Jones, of Uxbridge, on 28 Dec. 1749 in Uxbridge.

    [135] Mendon VRs, p. 421.

    [136] Mendon VRs, p. 279, marriage intentions of Jonas Cutting of Smithfield and Mary Battles recorded on 17 Sept. 1772 in Mendon.

    [137] Mendon VRs, p. 421.

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

    [139] Per the FHL Ancestral File of Ebeazer Albee and Ruhamah Washburn, submitted by Ted D. Merrill, of Chaparral, NM.

    [140] Mendon VRs, p. 421.

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

    [142] Townsend, North Middleborough Congregational Church, p. 84.

    [143] Estimated from the date of her marriage on 24 Feb. 1740.

    [144] Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1909, [hereinafter Scituate VRs], Vol. 2, p. 48, marriage of William Bryant of Pembroke and Ruth Stetson on 7 May 1712 in Scituate; Smith, D. Alden, “The Descendants of Stephen Bryant of Plymouth, and of his Son-In-Law Lt. John Bryant of Plympton,” [hereinafter Smith, D. Alden, “Descendants of Stephen Bryant”], The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 154, p. 228.

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

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

    [147] Smith, D. Alden, “Descendants of Stephen Bryant,” The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 154, p. 41, which doesn’t give the maiden name of Mehitabel; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 112, which suggests she may have been a Standish. Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 251, and Winsor, Justin, A History of the Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, with Genealogical Registers, Boston, 1849, reprint, Clearfield Company, Baltimore, MD, 1995, [hereinafter Winsor, History of Duxbury], p. 321, both show that Capt. Josiah Standish, of Duxbury, MA, and Norwich and Preston, CT, had a daughter Mehitabel by his second wife, Sarah Allen, daughter of Samuel Allen, of Braintree, MA, who is thought to have possibly been the wife of Stephen Bryant (Jr.), of Plymouth, but I have not seen where this has been proven yet.

    [148] Smith, D. Alden, “Descendants of Stephen Bryant,” The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 154, p. 228.

    [149] Smith, D. Alden, “Descendants of Stephen Bryant,” The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 155, p. 190.

    [150] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 151.

    [151] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, 17 Volumes, Vol. II, p. 735.

    [152] Wood, Deacon Alfred, Record of Deaths, Middleboro, Massachusetts, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, 1947, [hereinafter Wood, Middleboro Deaths], p. 28.

    [153] 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, there were three Hannah Bryants living in Middleborough. She was probably the Hannah Bryant 2d with 1 free white male under 16 and 2 free white females.

    [154] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 28, called “Widow of Nehemiah Bryant.”

    [155] Smith, D. Alden, “Descendants of Stephen Bryant,” The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 155, p. 190-191.

    [156] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 442, an unnamed child of Nehemiah Bryant in her death record.

    [157] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 139.

    [158] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 122, married by Rev. Isaac Backus, Baptist Minister in Middleborough.

    [159] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 139.

    [160] Smith, D. Alden, “Descendants of Stephen Bryant of Plymouth,” The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 155, Apr. 2001, p. 190, citing “Backus, Deaths, p. 44a.”

    [161] As suggested by Smith, D. Alden, “Descendants of Stephen Bryant of Plymouth,” The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 155, p. 190-191, noting the large gap between the births of Lucy in 1744 and Bennajah in 1755.

    [162] Calculated from her age at death.

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

    [164] Calculated from his age at death.

    [165] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 480, from his gravestone, buried in the Keith or South Street Cemetery in Titicut.

    [166] Bridgewater Deeds 55:85.

    [167] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 207.

    [168] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 162.

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

    [170] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 295-296.

    [171] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 216; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 503: death of Hannah, wife of Nathan Keith, on 10 Feb. 1773.

    [172] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 209, says he had Mehitabel 1747, Simeon 1749, Damaris 1751, Isaac 1753, Jonathan 1754, Hannah 1756, Martha 1761, and Nathan 1764.

    [173] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 505.

    [174] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 209.

    [175] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #11944, Vol. 29, p. 479-481; Vol. 31, p. 12.

    [176] Eddy, Ruth Story Devereux, The Eddy Family In America, Boston, 1930, pp. 61-62.

    [177] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 214, intentions call her “Kezia Keith, widow”; Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 112, marriage intentions recorded 7 Dec. 1788 in Middleborough between Mr. Moses Eddy of Middleborough and Miss [sic] Keziah Keith of Bridgewater.

    [178] Plympton VRs, p. 96.

    [179] Hodge, Harriet Woodbury, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume 5, John Billington of the Mayflower, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA, 1991, [hereinafter MF5G: Billington], pp. 63, 130.

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

    [181] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 77, p. 65. The deed wasn’t recorded until after the death of Moses Eddy, on 9 Dec. 1794.

    [182] 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 Moses “Eddey” household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older and 1 free white female.

    [183] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 61, buried with his first wife, Jedidah Eddy.

    [184] Plymouth County Probate Vol. 35, p. 199.

    [185] MF5G: Billington, p. 130, taken presumably from the Rev. Backus Diary, her death not listed in Wood, Middleboro Deaths.

    [186] MF5G: Billington, p. 131.

    [187] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 174, says they had Zerviah 1750, Seth 1754, Joseph 1756.

    [188] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 135.

    [189] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 276, who says that David Pratt married the “widow Ann Leonard (she was a Bryant probably)” in 1738.

    [190] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 162, marriage intentions published 1 May 1779 in Bridgewater.

    [191] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 272.

    [192] They appear to have had 3 sons and 2 daughters by the 1790 federal census.

    [193] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 264, the marriage of Seth Morton and Hepzibah Packard on 12 Sept. 1757 in Bridgewater.

    [194] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 102, marriage intentions recorded between Mr. Thomas Pratt of Taunton and Mrs. Lydia Morton of Middleboro on 15 June 1783 in Middleborough.

    [195] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 166, “Lydia Morton, dughter of Seth Morton by Hepzibath his Wife…”

    [196] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, 17 Volumes, Vol. XII, p. 724.

    [197] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 57, Taunton Town, Bristol County, the Thomas Pratt household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 3 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females.

    [198] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 276, says he “settled in Titicut.” There were other Thomas Pratts living in both Middleborough and Bridgewater in the early 19th century who were different men. Thomas Pratt, son of Ebenezer and Abial Pratt of Middleborough, born in 1775, married Lydia Macomber in 1798 and had several children in Middleborough, while Thomas Pratt, son of Thomas and Mercy (Jones) Pratt of Bridgewater, married Susanna Thayer in 1788 and had several children in Bridgewater. They were presumably the Thomas Pratts who were heads of household in Middleborough and Bridgewater in the 1800, 1810, and 1820 federal censuses.

    [199] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 135.

    [200] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 480.

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

    [202] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston Containing the Selectmen’s Minutes, from FHL microfilm #0896885.

    [203] Vital Records of Duxbury, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Duxbury VRs], p. 214, marriage of Gamaliel Arnold and Hannah Wait, of Plymouth, on 17 Apr. 1766 in Plymouth.

    [204] Baldwin, Thomas W., Vital Records of Hardwick, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1917, [hereinafter Hardwick VRs], p. 186.

    [205] Hardwick VRs, p. 14.

    [206] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, 17 Volumes, Vol. VII, p. 404.

    [207] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 29, Lenox Town, Berkshire County, the Joseph Harvey household had 1 free white male aged 16 or over, 1 free white male under 16, and 2 free white females. No other Joseph Harveys were heads of households in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census.

    [208] Richmond, Joshua B., The Richmond Family, 1594-1896, 1897, pp. 24, 44. Sarah Washburn was “of Bridgewater” in the marriage record. Her father is not identified in The Richmond Family, but Sarah is placed in the family of Capt. Benjamin and Bethiah (Kingman) Washburn because Henry’s brother, Job Richmond, married Jane Washburn, who was identified as a daughter of Capt. Benjamin and Bethiah (Kingman) Washburn, and because Henry and Sarah Richmond named a son Ezra Richmond, probably after Ezra Washburn, the brother of Sarah (Washburn) Richmond.

    [209] Richmond, Joshua B., The Richmond Family, 1594-1896, 1897, p. 10.

    [210] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, UT, 1993, p. 177, Plymouth town, Plymouth County, the family of Henry Richmond had 1 free white male aged 16 or over, and 4 free white females.

    [211] Richmond, Joshua B., The Richmond Family, 1594-1896, 1897, p. 44.

    [212] Children taken from Richmond, Joshua B., The Richmond Family, 1594-1896, 1897, p. 44.

    [213] Richmond, Joshua B., The Richmond Family, 1594-1896, 1897, pp. 44, 97, but her birth was not recorded in the Plymouth vital records, her name spelled “Zilpah” in her marriage record and in the births of her children in Plymouth, but “Zilpha” in both The Richmond Family and in Davis’ Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families.

    [214] Richmond, Joshua B., The Richmond Family, 1594-1896, 1897, pp. 44, 97.

    [215] Van Antwerp, Lee D., Vital Records of Plymouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, Picton Press, Camden, ME, 1993, [hereinafter Plymouth VRs], p. 162, marriage intentions of Mr. Silvanus Bramhall of Plymouth and Mrs. Mary Bennet of Middleborough published on 6 May 1735 in Plymouth; Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 40.

    [216] Plymouth VRs, pp. 255, 382, both were “of Plymouth.”

    [217] Richmond, Joshua B., The Richmond Family, 1594-1896, 1897, pp. 44, 97, but his birth was not recorded in the Plymouth vital records.

    [218] Plymouth VRs, pp. 261, 360, both “of Plimouth.”

    [219] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 212, referred to as brother of Eliab Richmond.

    [220] Richmond, Joshua B., The Richmond Family, 1594-1896, 1897, p. 44.

    [221] 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. 115; MF5G: Cooke, p. 479.

    [222] Plymouth VRs, pp. 269, 364; Plympton VRs, p. 370, under “Rechmond.”

    [223] Richmond, Joshua B., The Richmond Family, 1594-1896, 1897, p. 44. He has not yet been identified as a descendant of John Holmes, of Plymouth, although the name “Cornelius” was used quite commonly in that family.

    [224] Plymouth VRs, pp. 278, 354; Vital Records of Carver, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Carver VRs], p. 121, marriage intentions recorded 17 Sept. 1791 in Carver, where his name was spelled “Holms.”

    [225] Richmond, Joshua B., The Richmond Family, 1594-1896, 1897, p. 44.

    [226] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 183.

    [227] Plymouth VRs, pp. 278, 387.

    [228] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 183.

    [229] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 549, taken from a private record of deaths by Rev. Isaac Backus, of Titicut, MA.

    [230] Richmond, Joshua B., The Richmond Family, 1594-1896, 1897, p. 44.

    [231] Plymouth VRs, pp. 281, 388.

    [232] Calculated from his age at death.

    [233] MF5G: Billington, p. 63.

    [234] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 110, Vol. 2, p. 45, married by Benjamin Ruggles.

    [235] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 41.

    [236] MF5G: Billington, pp. 43-44, 63.

    [237] MF5G: Billington, p. 133.

    [238] 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 Jonathan “Washbon” household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 5 free white females.

    [239] 1800 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 71, the “Widow Judith Washburn” household had 1 female aged 26-44 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [240] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 87, p. 176.

    [241] Plymouth County Land Records, Vol. 118, p. 86.

    [242] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 221; MF5G: Billington, p. 133 Thatcher, Charles M., “Thatcher Papers,” 3 Volumes, 1620-1899, manuscript from FHL microfilm #945019, [hereinafter Thatcher Papers], Vol. III: Washburn, no page numbers.

    [243] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 221; MF5G: Billington, p. 133.

    [244] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 332, says they had Jonathan, Benjamin, Isaac, Salmon, and perhaps others. MF5G: Billington, p. 134, mentions also a typescript genealogy by Ella F. O’Gorman at the D.A.R. Library, probably taken from Mitchell, which basically agrees.

    [245] Calculated from his age at death and the marriage of his parents in May 1751.

    [246] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 88, 139, married by Rev. Solomon Reed, of North Middleborough. She was called “Alice” Shaw in the marriage intentions and the births of their children, but “Ellen” Shaw in the marriage record; Townsend, North Middleborough Congregational Church, p. 93, which lists the year as 1776.

    [247] Calculated from his age at death, Thatcher Papers, Vol. III: Washburn, says he was born in 1752, and his brother Benjamin in 1750, but their parents weren’t married until May of 1751, so Benjamin was probably born in early 1752, and Jonathan the next year.

    [248] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 140.

    [249] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 388. He was called “of Middleborough” in the marriage record.

    [250] MF5G: Billington, taken from Emery, S.H., History of Taunton, Massachusetts, Syracuse, NY, 1893, pp. 33,34, and from his Revolutionary War Pension File #W1677.

    [251] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 133.

    [252] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 147, married by Caleb Turner, “Married at Bridgwater Isaac Washburn of Taunton…and Eunice Cary;” Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 387, marriage intentions recorded 4 Mar. 1786 in Bridgewater.

    [253] Per the FHL Ancestry File of Isaac Washburn and Elizabeth Richmond, submitted by Betty Paulsen, of Menan, ID.

    [254] Calculated from her age at death.

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

    [256] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 390; Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 140, married by Rev. Solomon Reed of North Middleborough; Townsend, North Middleborough Congregational Church, p. 94, which lists the date as 24 Nov. 1779.

    [257] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 120, the marriage of Benjamin White and Hannah Shaw, both of Middleborough, on 4 Mar. 1756, by Peter Oliver, Justice of the Peace.

    [258] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 109, 149, married by Joseph Barker in Middleborough. He was called “Salomon” Washburn in the marriage record.

    [259] Estimated from the date of his marriage in 1789 and his age in the 1810 census in Chittenden Co., VT, of no more than 45.

    [260] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 104, which omits daughter Silence Ames.

    [261] If Zenas Washburn had 3 children by the 1790 census, then he may have had a first wife before marrying Silence Ames in 1789.

    [262] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 146, married by Rev. David Gurney of North Middleborough, both called “of Bridgwater” in the marriage record; Townsend, North Middleborough Congregational Church, p. 94.

    [263] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 35.

    [264] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 102.

    [265] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 193.

    [266] Per the 1790 and 1810 federal censuses.

    [267] 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 Zenas Washburn household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 3 free white females.

    [268] Plymouth Co. Land Records, Vol. 118, p. 86.

    [269] 1810 Federal Census, Colchester, Chittenden Co., VT, p. 197, the Zenas Washburn household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 26-45, and 1 female aged 26-45.

    [270] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 332, says “and perhaps others.” The 1790 federal census indicates that Jonathan Washburn probably had some daughters still living at home in 1790, and the 1800 federal census indicates that one daughter was probably still unmarried and living with her mother in 1800, aged between 26 and 44 years old.

    [271] Her surname from email letter of Susan Bingler, CGRS, of 28 Apr. 2000.

    [272] Her parents per the I.G.I. Individual Record of Relief Joy.

    [273] Per the I.G.I. Individual Record of Relief Joy.

    [274] Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 163, taken from Vol. 2, p. 168, of the Stafford Town Records; Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 168, from p. 156 of the transcriptions from FHL microfilm #1319712, which just calls her “Washburn, wife of Nehemiah Washburn.”

    [275] Her parents per the I.G.I. Individual Record of Abigail White, which shows a marriage year of 1724 for William White and Patience Eddy, but the marriage was not recorded in the vital records of Norton or Taunton; Eddy, Ruth Story Devereux, The Eddy Family In America, Boston, 1930, p. 889.

    [276] Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 164, taken from Vol. 2, p. 126, of the Stafford Town Records; Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 126, from p. 137 of the transcripts from FHL microfilm #1319712.

    [277] Vital Records of Norton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1906, [hereinafter Norton VRs], p. 153.

    [278] Eddy, Ruth Story Devereux, The Eddy Family in America, Boston, 1930, pp. 879, 881, 889; I.G.I. Individual Record for William White, born 28 Oct. 1692 in Taunton, MA.

    [279] His name appears on the Ashfield 1766 Tax Valuation List, and also the 1772 Ashfield Tax List, per email letter of Susan Bingler CGRS, of 26 Apr. 2000.

    [280] 1800 Federal Census, Hampshire Co., MA, p ?, the household of Nehemiah Washburn had 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female aged 16-25 years, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [281] Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 162, taken from Vol. 2, p. 2, of the Stafford Town Records, “Benjamin, son of Nehemiah Washburn,” the birth date missing; Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 1, from p. 34 of the transcripts from FHL microfilm #1319712, the day and year missing.

    [282] Vital Records of Conway, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1943, [hereinafter Conway VRs], p. 195, marriage intentions recorded 14 Apr. 1786. Benjamin Washburn was called “of Buckland” in the marriage intentions.

    [283] Per email letter of Susan L. Bingler, CGRS, of 11 Aug. 2000, from the Franklin Co., MA, deed abstract.

    [284] Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs, p. 162, taken from Vol. 2, p. 7, of the Stafford Town Records, “George, son of Nehemiah & Abigail Washburn;” Stafford Town Records, Vol. A, p. 7, from p. 41 of the transcripts from FHL microfilm #1319712, the child’s name missing.

    [285] Per the FHL Ancestry Files of Mikkelson of Davis, CA, and Ronald J. Riley, of Muskegon, MI.

    [286] Per the FHL Ancestry Files of Mikkelson of Davis, CA, and Ronald J. Riley, of Muskegon, MI.

    [287] Two females were living in his family in Hampshire Co., MA, in the 1800 federal census, one aged 16-25 years, and one aged 26-44 years.

    [288] Calculated from her age at death.

    [289] Richmond, Joshua B., The Richmond Family, 1594-1896, 1897, p. 24, 44.

    [290] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 390, under “Patience” Washburn; Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 52, marriage intentions recorded 30 Mar. 1754, he was “of Middleborough,” and she was “of Bridgewater,” Richmond, Joshua B., The Richmond Family, 1594-1896, 1897, p. 44; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 332, also calls her “Patience” Washburn, but the Bridgewater marriage intentions recorded her name as “Reliance.”

    [291] Richmond, Joshua B., The Richmond Family, 1594-1896, 1897, p. 10.

    [292] In the publishment of marriage intentions of Nathan Richmond and Hepsibah Crossman in 1779, Nathan is not called “Junr,” which probably meant that his father was already deceased at that time.

    [293] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 144.

    [294] All from Richmond, Joshua B., The Richmond Family, 1594-1896, 1897, p. 45.

    [295] Per Richmond, Joshua B., The Richmond Family, 1594-1896, 1897, p. 45.

    [296] Richmond, Joshua B., The Richmond Family, 1594-1896, 1897, p. 44; Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 96, 134, Dec. 1779.

    [297] Richmond, Joshua B., The Richmond Family, 1594-1896, 1897, p. 45; FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Betty Paulsen, of Menan, ID.

    [298] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 323, marriage intentions recorded 25 Oct. 1800 in Bridgewater, she was “of Taunton.”

    [299] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 199.

    [300] 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 Nymphas Kinsley household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 3 free white females.

    [301] 1800 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 61, the Nymphas Kinsley household had 1 male aged 45 or over, and 2 females aged 45 or over.

    [302] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 221.

    [303] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 99, 135, both “of Middleborough.”

    [304] Richmond, Joshua B., The Richmond Family, 1594-1896, 1897, p. 45.

    [305] 1800 Federal Census, Taunton, Bristol Co., MA, p. 571, the Alexander Richmond household had 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [306] His parents per the FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Betty Paulsen, of Menan, ID.

    [307] Vital Records of Taunton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1929, [hereinafter Taunton VRs], Vol. 2, p. 405.

    [308] Richmond, Joshua B., The Richmond Family, 1594-1896, 1897, p. 45.

    [309] Calculated from the age of her mother and her marriage in 1762.

    [310] Richmond, Joshua B., The Richmond Family, 1594-1896, 1897, p. 24.

    [311] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 147, Vol. 2, p. 57, she was called “of Middleborough” in her marriage record; Townsend, North Middleborough Congregational Church, p. 92, where she was called “Jenney Washburn.”

    [312] Richmond, Joshua B., The Richmond Family, 1594-1896, 1897, p. 10.

    [313] 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 Job Richmond household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females.

    [314] Townsend, North Middleborough Congregational Church, p. 33.

    [315] Richmond, Joshua B., The Richmond Family, 1594-1896, 1897, pp. 45-46.

    [316] Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 240.

    [317] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 96, 135, married by Joshua White in Bridgewater.

    [318] Estimated from the date of her marriage in 1781.

    [319] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 119, the marriage of Samuel Eaton and Patience Tinkham, both of Middleborough, on 8 Nov. 1753 in Middleborough by Silvanus Conant; Van Antwerp, Lee Douglas, and Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Nine, Family of Francis Eaton, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1996, [hereinafter MF5G: Eaton], p. 56.

    [320] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 99, 135, married by Joshua White, of Middleborough.

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

    [322] MF5G: Eaton, p. 20-21; Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 164.

    [323] MF5G: Eaton, p. 56; Roser, Mayflower Marriages, p. 90.

    [324] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 57, marriage intentions of Abner Sears of Middleborough and Lydia Perkins of Bridgewater recorded on 1 Feb. 1762 in Middleborough; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 332, marriage of Abner Sears of Middleborough and Lydia Perkins on 15 July 1762 in Bridgewater.

    [325] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 104, 143, married by Rev. Joseph Barker of Middleborough.

    [326] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 204.

    [327] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 59, birth of Abner Sears, son of David and Phebe Sears, on 19 Feb. 1839/9 in Middleborough; Plympton VRs, p. 385, marriage of David Seears and Phebe Bryant on 29 Nov. 1733 in Plympton.

    [328] 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 Israel Eaton household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 3 free white males under 16, and 2 free white females.

    [329] 1800 Federal Census, Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 82, the Israel Eaton household had 2 males under 10, 2 males aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 female aged 10-15 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

    [330] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 60; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #7048.

    [331] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 61.

    [332] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 262.

    [333] Abington VRs, Vol. 2, p. 102, the marriage of Joseph Hearsy Jr. and Mary Reed on 1 Feb. 1755 in Abington.

    [334] Abington VRs, Vol. 2, p. 102, the marriage of Daniel Hersey and Anna Pool on 25 Apr. 1790 in Abington; Vol. 2, p. 296, the death of Anna Pool Hearsey, wife of Daniel Hearsey, on 12 Mar. 1797, aged 29 years.

    [335] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 129, 160, married by Rev. David Gurney of North Middleborough; Vital Records of Abington, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1912, [hereinafter Abington VRs], Vol. 2, p. 182, marriage intentions recorded 3 Dec. 1797 in Abington.

    [336] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 74, marriage of Jedidiah Lyon and Mary Cushman, both of Middleborough, on 24 Nov. 1743 in Middleborough.

    [337] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 126, 158.

    [338] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 268, who says he “settled in Titicut.”

    [339] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 279, 290.

    [340] Richmond, Joshua B., The Richmond Family, 1594-1896, 1897, p. 46, FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Betty Paulsen, of Menan, ID.

    [341] Ancestry.com’s New Jersey Early Census Index, Newark twp, Essex Co., NJ, October Tax List for 1812, p. 16.

    [342] Ancestry.com’s New Jersey Early Census Index, Newark twp, Essex Co., NJ, July Tax List for 1813, p. 18.

    [343] Ancestry.com’s New Jersey Early Census Index, Newark twp, Essex Co., NJ, July Tax List for 1814, p. 20.

    [344] FHL Ancestral File of Betty Paulsen, of Menan, ID.

    [345] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 63, marriage intentions recorded between Stephen Richmond and Hannah Beals, both of Middleborough, on 9 Jan. 1767 in Middleborough.

    [346] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 130, 160, married by Rev. David Gurney of North Middleborough; Townsend, North Middleborough Congregational Church, p. 95.



Ъ APPENDIX Ъ: The Will of Benjamin Washburn, of Bridgewater (1785): *

In the Name of God amen. I Benjamin Washburn of Bridgwater in the County of Plymouth in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Housewright being of a sound & disposing Mind & Memory calling to Mind the Mortality of my Body do make & ordain this my last will & Testament in Manner following viz I Give & recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God, that gave it, & my Body I recommend to the Earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executor, & touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in the Life, I will & bequeath the same in the following Manner & Form viz—

    1st. I will that all my debts & funeral Charges be paid & discharged by my Executor hereafter named in convenient time after my decease—

    2dly. I give & bequeath to my well beloved wife Mary & to her Heirs & assigns one Cow, also I give to her during her natural Life the use & Improvement of the southwesterly Fireroom & half of the Kitchen belonging to my Dwelling house & of all my household Furniture, I also give to her a sufficient quantity of Fire wood to be found & cut off at the Door fit for her Fire by my Son Joshua Washburn, I also give to her the use of one third part of my Cellar belonging to my Dwelling house during her natural Life—

    3dly. I give and bequeath to my Son Asa & to his Heirs and assigns five shillings he having already received his Share & proportion of my Estate—

    4hly. I give & bequeath to my Son Joshua his Heirs & assigns all my Lands with the Buildings thereon which Lands are described in my several Deeds from Jonathan Wood, Benjamin Leach junr John Wood, & Solomon Leonard, he the said Joshua to pay the several Legacies mentioned in this my last Will. I also give to him the said Joshua all my Quick Stock not already disposed of, my farming Tools & Implements, all my Shop Tools & all Debts & Sums of Money, due on Bond, Notes, Book accounts Money on hand & every kind of farm produces left at my decease—

    5thly. I give & bequeath to my Son Benjamin & to his Heirs & assigns five shillings he having already received of me his Share & proportion of my Estate—

    6thly. I give & bequeath to my Daughter Susanna the Wife of James Hooper & to her Heirs & assigns the Sum of four Pounds & ten shillings, also one fifth part of my Household Furniture after the decease of my wife, the four Pounds ten shillings to be paid to her at the End of one Year after my decease—

    7thly. I give & bequeath to my Daughter Eunice the Wife of Asa Richmond & to her Heirs & Assigns the sum of three Pounds to be paid to her at the End of one Year after my decease, I in like manner give to her one fifth part of my House hold Furniture after the decease of my Wife—

    8thly. I give & bequeath to my Daughter Mary & to her Heirs & assigns the Sum of thirty Pounds to be paid to her at the End of one year after my decease, in like Manner I give to her one fifth part of my Household Furniture after the decease of my wife—

    9thly. I give & bequeath to my Daughter Olive & to her Heirs & Assigns the Sum of Forty Pounds to be paid to her at the End of one year after my decease, in like Manner I give to her one fifth part of my Household Furniture after the decease of my wife—

    10thly. I give & bequeath to my Daughter Kezia & to her Heirs & Assigns the Sum of thirty Pounds to be paid to her at the End of one year after my decease, in like Manner I give to her one fifth part of my Household Furniture after the decease of my wife—

    Lastly I do hereby constitute my Son Joshua sole Executor of this my last will & Testament

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this fourteenth day of January Anno Domini one Thousand seven hundred & eighty five

    Signd. seald. publishd. pronounced & declared

By the said Benjamin Washburn as his last Will                                            Benjamin Washburn

& Testament in the presence of us who in his presence

& in the presence of each other hereunto subscribed our Names

Benjn. Willis                                                                                                         

Moses Leonard

Benjn Willis junr

 

The will was republished in Oct. 1809 in the presence the following witnesses:

Daniel Mitchell

Joseph Ames junr

Galen Conant

 

The will was presented for probate on 5 Oct. 1812 by Joshua Washburn, the Executor, and proved by Daniel Mitchell, Esq., and Joseph Ames junr, two of the witnesses, who made oath that they, along with Galen Conant, heard the said Testator declare & republish the said instrument to be his last will & testament and that he had signed the same in presence of Benjamin Willis, Esq., Moses Leonard and Benjamin Willis Jr., the three witnesses thereto first subscribed who at the time of said republication were deceased, and that in their opinion Benjamin Washburn was then of a sound mind.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 44, p. 347, from FHL microfilm #0550903.

 

 

m APPENDIX m: The Will of Moses Eddy, of Middleborough (1794): *

In the name of God Amen—I moses Eddy of Middleborough in the County of Plymouth in the Commonwealth of massachusetts, yeoman, being advanced in years & Labouring under infirmity of body, but of a sound & disposing mind & memory blessed by God for the same, wherefore calling to mind my own mortality, I do make & ordain this to be my last will & testament, to remain firm & inviolable forever—principally & first of all, I Give my soul to God, who gave it, and my body I recommend to the dust, to be buryed in a decent manner at the discretion of my Executor, hereafter named, trusting that at the general resurrection, I shall receive the same again, by the mighty power of God, and do by these presents Give & dispose of the Estate which it hath pleased God to bless me with, in the following manner—viz~

Imprimis—I Give & bequeath to my true & well beloved wife Kezia Eddy (as her right of Dower in my Estate) and to her heirs & assigns forever, all of the property of every kind, that she brough with her to me, on my marriage with her, or since, which with the provision I have otherways made for her support when I disposed of my real estate, I mean to be in full for her Dower & Support out of my estate

Item—I give and bequeath to Abigail Washburn Daughter of Jonathan Washburn, who now liveth with me, the value of twenty Silver Dollars, to be paid her at my decease out of my personal Estate by my Executor

Item—I Give & bequeath to Huldah Washburn, Daughter of said Jonathan Washburn, the value of twenty Silver Dollars, to be paid her at my decease out of my personal estate by my Executor

Item—I Give & bequeath to Jedidah Washburn, Daughter of said Jonathan Washburn, the value of twenty five Silver dollars, to be paid her by my Executor out of my personal estate at my decease

Item—I Give & bequeath to Cynthia Washburn Daughter of said Jonathan Washburn, the value of twenty Silver Dollars to be paid her by my Executor out of my personal estate at my decease

Item—after my just debts, funeral charges & the expense of Settling my Estate, is first paid, then my will is, and I do hereby Give & bequeath to ye said Jonathan Washburn, & to his heirs & assigns Forever, all of the remaining part and residue of my estate, both real & personal.—Furthermore my will is and I do hereby order, that if the said Abigail, Huldah, Jedidah or Cynthia shall any of them die under twenty one years of age, leaving no Issue, then the surviving shall have in equal proportion, the share or shares of her or them that shall to die

Lastly—my will is, and I do hereby appoint my trusty friend Jonathan Washburn Sole Executor to this my Last will & testament, thus hoping that this my last will & testament, will be kept & performed, according to the true intent & meaning of the same, I the before named moses Eddy have hereunto Set my hand & seal this thirtieth day of may, in the year of our Lord, one thousand Seven hundred & ninety four

Signed, Sealed, Published, Pronounced                                                           his

& declared by the said moses Eddy to be                                           moses  X  Eddy    (seal)

his Last will & testament in the presence                                                        mark

of us                       Elijah Eaton

                                Isaac Thomson

                                Lucy Thomson

 

Probated on 5 Jan. 1795, presented for Probate by Jonathan Washburn, the Executor therein named, and proved by Isaac Thomson Esqr & Elijah Eaton, two of the witnesses.

 

Isaac Thomson Esqr, Mssrs Elijah Eaton & Rufus Alden yeomen all of Middleborough were appointed to appraise the estate of Moses Eddy Late of Middlebo, 7 Dec. 1794.

 

The following Inventory contains all the Estate of Mr Moses Eddy Late of Middleborough in said County, yeoman deceased, which hath been shown to us by the Executor of said deceased, which hath been appraised by us ye subscribers as followeth—viz~

To his wearing apparell, armour, Books, Cash & Securities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   — 30.16.9

Bed, Bedding, table linnon & yarn 16.12.1 Pewter, CastIron, Glass, Iron & wood ware 70/8 . . . . .  — 20. 2.9

his other household furniture 5.14.2—Farming unensills 7.0.3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  — 12.14.3

two oxen, 1 horse Colt, Cow, 2 heifers, 1 Swine & 5 sheep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   — 32. 1.6

Provisions for the family & fodder for the creatures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  — 26. 1.7

One cow & sundries his Last wife brought to him at her marriage with him, } . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    23. 0.1

    particularly given her in his will

his Right in a Pew & Horse stable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       3. 0.—

Dated at sd Middlebo  Decr 19th A.D. 1794                                                                                                   £147.16.11

                                                                                Isaac Thomson

                                                                                Elijah Eaton

                                                                                Rufus Alden

 

Oath of Jona Washburn Exer to the will of moses Eddy deceased, dated 5 Jan. 1795.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 35, pp. 199-201 from FHL microfilm #0550718.