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Families of the Children of Miles4 Washburn and Susanna Perry

 

 

         The families of the children of Miles and Susanna Washburn are among the more difficult to trace, because of the lack of birth and marriage records, and because Miles Washburn did not leave a will when he died. I have traced only three of them here, and luckily two of the three did leave a will and so their children are well established. Daughters Mary, Hannah, and Dinah Washburn are still untraced. Susanna Washburn is still not well documented as a daughter of Miles, since her birth in Plympton was unrecorded, but I feel relatively certain that eventually documentation will be found that proves her placement in this family.

 

 

 

 

John2 Washburn (5th)

 

 

Joseph3 Washburn

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth2 Mitchell

 

Miles4 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

Robert1 Latham

 

 

Hannah2 Latham

 

 

 

 

Susanna2 Winslow

Mary Washburn

 

 

 

Daniel5 Washburn

 

 

 

Hannah Washburn

 

 

 

Dinah Washburn

 

 

 

Susanna5 Washburn

 

 

 

Meribah5 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ezra Perry

 

 

Benjamin Perry

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Burge

 

Susanna Perry

 

 

 

 

 

William Perry

 

 

Dinah Swift

 

 

 

 

Ruth

 

 

(446.) Daniel5 Washburn, eldest son of (128) Miles4 Washburn, (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Plympton, Massachusetts Colony, on 14 Apr. 1726,[1] supposedly married 1.) (484) Patience5 Washburn, his first cousin, daughter of (133) Ebenezer4 and Patience (Miles) Washburn, of New Milford,[2] Litchfield Co., CT, in Feb. 1750 in New Milford.[3] She was born on 2 May 1722 in New Milford,[4] and apparently died soon after the birth of their first daughter. He remarried to 2.) Mary (___) in ca. 1753,[5] and moved to Amenia, Oblong District, Dutchess Co., NY. Daniel Washburn and Miles Washburn were listed on Dutchess Co., NY, tax lists from 1753 to 1768.[6]

         In 1772 Daniel Washburn of Amenia, NY, was administrator of the estate of his father, Miles Washburn, of Amenia.[7] He served in the Dutchess County Militia during the Revolutionary War in Capt. Hammond’s Company,[8] and after the war he moved to Ballston, Albany [now Saratoga] Co., NY. He was living in Balls Town, Albany Co., NY, in the 1790 federal census, where a Daniel Washburn Jr. household was also living,[9] but he was not a head of household in Saratoga Co., NY, in the 1800 federal census.

         Daniel Washburn died testate in ca. 1809 in Northfield, Saratoga Co., NY. His will was dated 19 Mar. 1805, witnessed by Alexander St. John, Samuel Maxwell, and Sally Fitch, and probated on 6 Mar. 1809. He left 50 acres of his farm to Guy Culver, then left the rest to be equally divided among his children, Lois Dutcher, the heirs of Joel Washburn, deceased, Phebe Bostwick, Lydia Adames, Sarah Herrick, Daniel Washburn Junr, and Miles Washburn, and he named his son Daniel Washburn Jr. and Willard Trowbridge as his executors.[10] (See Appendix ð for a full transcription of his will.)

         Daniel Washburn had a daughter by Patience Washburn, and presumably 6 more children by Mary (___), listed in the order given in his will:

+      1351     i   Lois6 Washburn, baptized in 1751 in Kent, CT,[11] married Johannes/John Dutcher (Jr.), son of Johannes and Christian (Chisholm[?]) Dutcher, of Salisbury, Litchfield Co., CT, on 11 Jan. 1770 in Salisbury, CT.[12] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1352    ii   Joel6 Washburn, born say ca. 1754, married Elizabeth (___) in say ca. 1775. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1353    iii   Phebe6 Washburn, born say ca. 1756, baptized as “Patience” on 13 Apr. 1766 in Amenia, NY,[13] married (___) Bostwick,[14] before 1805. She was a witness to the will of her brother, Joel Washburn, of Canajorie, NY, in 1805.

+      1354   iv   Sarah6 Washburn, born say ca. 1758, baptized on 29 Sept. 1771 in Amenia, NY,[15] married Ebenezer Herrick (Jr.),[16] son of Ebenezer and Esther (Braman) Herrick, on 1 Jan. 1787 in Ballston, Saratoga Co., NY,[17] and they lived in Saratoga Co., NY. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1355    v   Lydia6 Washburn, born say ca. 1760,[18] baptized on 29 Sept. 1771 in Amenia, NY,[19] married Aaron Adams, son of Joseph and Miriam (Cleveland) Adams, of New Marlborough, Berkshire Co., MA,[20] in ca. 1786, and settled in Geneseo, Ontario [now Livingston] Co., NY. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1356   vi   Daniel6 Washburn (Jr.), born ca. 1762,[21] baptized on 26 Mar. 1764 in Amenia, NY,[22] married Abigail (___), and settled in Edinburgh, Saratoga Co., NY. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1357   vii   Miles6 Washburn, born say ca. 1765, baptized on 6 Nov. 1774 in Amenia, NY,[23] marriage not found. He was still living in 1805 when his father wrote his will, and he may have been the Miles Washburn living in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, in the 1800 federal census,[24] but he was not a head of household in Montgomery Co., NY, in the 1810 or 1820 federal censuses, and no probate records were found for him in Montgomery Co., NY.

 

 

(449.) Susanna5 Washburn, possibly fourth daughter of (128) Miles4 Washburn, (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Plymouth, Massachusetts Colony, in say ca. 1734, married Josiah Perry, son of Benja­min and Deborah (Johnson) Perry (Jr.), of Stoughton, MA,[25] in 1765 in Oblong District, Dutchess Co., NY.[26] He was born ca. 1733, probably in Stoughton, MA,[27] a grandson of Benjamin and Dinah (Swift) Perry,[28] and of Isaac and Abial (Leavitt) (Lazell) Johnson, of West Bridgewater,[29] and they moved to Saratoga Co., NY, then supposedly to Oneonta, Otsego Co., NY.[30] He was probably living in Albany, Saratoga Co., NY, in the 1790 federal census, near Isaac and Miles Washburn,[31] but he was not a head of household in Saratoga Co., NY, in the 1800 federal census. He was probably living in Northumberland, Saratoga Co., NY, in the 1810 federal census, next door to his sons Seth W. Perry and Josiah Perry Jr.,[32] and in Wilton, Saratoga Co., NY, in the 1820 federal census.[33]

         Josiah Perry presumably died in Oneonta, Otsego Co., NY, but no probate records were found for him in either Saratoga or Otsego Co., NY.

         Josiah Perry and Susanna Washburn supposedly had children, order uncertain:

        1358     i   Seth W. Perry, born say ca. 1765 in New York,[34] married Sarah Shipman,[35] in say ca. 1795 in NY, and they lived in Wilton, Saratoga Co., NY. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1359     ii   Isaac Perry, born ca. 1767,[36] may have been married and living in Albany, Saratoga Co., NY, next door to his father in the 1790 federal census,[37] however from the number of individuals in the family this could have been an older Isaac Perry, and he was not a head of household in Saratoga Co., NY, in the 1800, 1810, or 1820 federal censuses.

        1360    iv   Rowland Perry, born ca. 1769 in New York,[38] marriage not found.

        1361   iii   Josiah Perry (Jr.), born ca. 1771 in New York,[39] married Eunice Clothier, daughter of John and Eunice (Squire) Clothier,[40] ca. 1791, and they moved to Otsego Co., NY. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1362     v   Rebecca Perry, born ca. 1774.[41]

        1363    vi   (Supposedly) Susanna Perry, born ca. 1776, married John Lawrence.[42]

        1364  vii   Eleanor Perry, born on 22 Feb. 1781 in Wilton, NY,[43] married William Gaylor Taylor, of Westport, Fairfield Co., CT, in ca. 1801.[44] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

                 viii   (Possibly others)

 

 

(450.) Meribah5 Washburn, probably youngest daughter of (128) Miles4 Washburn, (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Plympton, Massachusetts Colony, on 4 Mar. 1736/7,[45] married Paul Blackmer, son of Joseph and Marcy4 (Sears) Blackmer, of Rochester, MA,[46] on 4 July 1754 in New Marlborough, MA.[47] He was born on 23 Nov. 1730 in Rochester,[48] a grandson of Peter and Elizabeth Blackmer,[49] and of Paul3 and Mercy (Freeman) Sears (Jr.), of Yarmouth, MA.[50] They were living in New Marlborough, Berkshire Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census,[51] and he was probably the Paul Blackman living in New Marlborough, MA, in the 1800 federal census.[52] She died on 7 Apr. 1801, aged 65 years, 23 days,[53] and he remarried to Rebekah Sears of Sheffield, MA, on 11 Aug. 1802 in New Marlborough.[54]

         Paul Blackmer died testate on 1 Aug. 1804 in New Marlborough, MA, aged 73 years, 7 months.[55] His will was dated 16 June 1804, witnessed by Ebenezer Smith, Jehiel Stannard, and Zebadiah Huggins, and was probated on 7 Aug. 1804 in Berkshire Co., MA. He mentioned his wife Rebeckah Blackmer, his children Susanna Jones wife of Ebenezer Jones, Huldah Williams wife of Darius Williams, Marcy Bucknam wife of Dr. Reuben Bucknam, Isaac Blackmer, Peter Blackmer, Titus Blackmer, Ezra Blackmer, a double share to son Hira Blackmer and to daughter Meribah Blackmer, and grandchildren Alney Blackmer, Alma Blackmer and Ethra Blackmer, heirs of son Joseph Blackmer, deceased, and he named his son-in-law Ebenezer Jones as his sole executor.[56] (See Appendix π for a full transcription of his will.)

         Meribah Washburn and Paul Blackmer had children:

+      1365     i   Susanna Blackmer, born on 11 Dec. 1755 in New Marlborough, MA,[57] married Ebenezer Jones (Jr.), son of Ebenezer and Mary (Finney) Jones,[58] on 20 Dec. 1774 in New Marlborough, MA.[59] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1366     ii   Phebe Blackmer, born on 4 Sept. 1758 in New Marlborough, MA,[60] died on 18 Oct. 1788, aged 30 years, 1 month, 14 days,[61] not mentioned in her father’s will in 1804.

+      1367   iii   Joseph Blackmer, born on 2 June 1760 in New Marlborough,[62] married (___),[63] and also lived in New Marlborough. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1368    iv   Isaac Blackmer, born on 22 Dec. 1762 in New Marlborough,[64] was living “out of the Commonwealth” when his father’s will was probated in 1804.[65]

+      1369    v   Peter Blackmer, born on 31 May 1765 in New Marlborough,[66] mention in his father’s 1804 will, married Abigail Putnam on 27 May 1791 or 92 in Boston.[67] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1370   vi   Titus Blackmer, born on 3 Dec. 1767 in New Marlborough,[68] mentioned in his father’s 1804 will, married Orpha Winchell, of New Marlborough, on 14 May 1789 in New Marlborough.[69] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1371   vii   Meribah Blackmer, born on 4 Sept. 1770 in New Marlborough,[70] was still unmarried in 1804 when her father wrote his will, and was given a double share of her father’s estate, presumably as a dowry, and she married Daniel Bush on 18 Jan. 1813.[71]

        1372   viii   Huldah Blackmer, born on 1 Oct. 1773 in New Marlborough,[72] married Darius Williams, of Kingston, MA, on 9 Sept. 1790 in New Marlborough,[73] and they were also living “out of the Commonwealth” when her father’s will was probated in 1804.[74] He may have been the Darius Williams, son of Elisha and Desire (Fish) Williams,[75] who was living in Plymouth, Luzerne Co., PA, in the 1790,[76] 1800,[77] 1810,[78] 1820,[79] and 1830 federal censuses.[80] He died supposedly on 16 May 1837.[81]

+      1373   ix   Mercy Blackmer, born on 5 Jan. 1776 in New Marlborough,[82] married Dr. Reuben Bucknam/Buckman, son of Joseph and Hannah (Marble) Bucknam,[83] as his second wife, on 18 Sept. 1799 in Hillsdale, Columbia Co., NY.[84] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1374     x   Ezra Blackmer, born on 12 Apr. 1778 in New Marlborough,[85] mentioned in his father’s 1804 will, married Mary “Polly” Chapel in 1807,[86] who was born ca. 1780 in CT.[87] He was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census, but he was living in New Marlborough in the 1810,[88] 1820,[89] and 1840 federal censuses,[90] where he was a farmer, and was still living in New Marlborough in the 1850 federal census.[91] He died on 31 Oct. 1852 in New Marlborough, aged 74 years, of “Disease of Heart.”[92]

        1375    xi   Hira Blackmer, born on 9 Oct. 1781 in New Marlborough,[93] was given a double share of his father’s estate in his father’s 1804 will. He was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 or 1800 federal censuses, but he was still living in Berkshire Co., MA, in 1804 when his father’s will was probated, and he was living in New Marlborough in the 1810 federal census,[94] but he was not a head of household in Berkshire Co., MA, in the 1820 census.

 

 

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

    [2] White, Lorraine Cook, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: New Milford, 1712-1860, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 2000, [hereinafter White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs], p. 221, the marriage of Ebenezer Washburn and Patience Miles on 29 June 1721 in New Milford, taken from Vol. LR4, p. 20, of the New Milford Town Records.

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

    [4] White, Barbour Index of New Milford VRs, p. 221, taken from Vol. LR4, p. 20, of the New Milford Town Records.

    [5] Calculated from the estimated birth year of their son Joel Washburn, who appears to have been the second son of Daniel Washburn from the order the children were named in his will, working backwards from the 1762 birth year of son Daniel Washburn Jr., which was calculated from his age at death. So far I have found very little information on Mary, the wife of Daniel Washburn.

[6] Wakefield, Robert S., Sherman, Robert Moody, and Vincent, Verle Delano, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Fifteen: Family of James Chilton, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA, 1997, [hereinafter MF5G: Chilton], p. 92-93.

    [7] MF5G: Chilton, p. 93, but the source was not listed, and Miles Washburn was not listed in the Dutchess County Surrogates Court Probate Index.

    [8] Per Barbara Lenker, another Washburn researcher.

    [9] 1790 Federal Census, Balls Town, Albany Co., NY, p. 299, the Daniel Washburn household had 2 free white males aged 16 or over, and 1 free white female.

    [10] Saratoga County Surrogate Records, Vol. 2, p. 221-222, from FHL microfilm #0555716. Guy Culver was apparently the husband of his granddaughter, Phebe Washburn.

    [11] Per loose papers of Dr. H.C. Burleigh, deposited at the Queens University Archives, Kingston, Ontario, containing his research on Washburns, some of which are numbered, photocopies which were sent to me by Diane L. Rice, of Michigan, [hereinafter Burleigh Papers], pp. 20, 21.

    [12] Karlstrand, Lillian Bentley, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Salisbury 1741-1846, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 2000, [hereinafter Karlstrand, Barbour Index of Salisbury VRs], p. 181, taken from Vol. 2, p. 44, of the Salisbury town records.

    [13]Amenia, N.Y., Church Records,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 35, p. 64; Foley, Janet Wethly, “Amenia Church of Christ in the Nine Partners, Dutchess County,” Early Settlers of New York State, Vol. II, Baltimore, MD, 1993, p. 778, under baptisms, she was baptized as “Patience” rather than “Phebe,” however.

    [14] Per the will of her father. A Phebe Washburn, of Kent, CT, supposedly married Martin Bostwick, of New Preston, CT, son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Taylor) Bostwick, of New Milford, CT, on 6 Jan. 1774 in Washington, Litch­field Co., CT, according to the I.G.I. Marriage Records, from an FHL patron family group sheet submittal, but the several Ancestry.com World Tree files for this Martin Bostwick give his wife’s name as Phebe Ketcham, not Washburn. He was born supposedly on 19 Jan. 1751 in New Milford, CT, according to the I.G.I. Birth Index, but his birth was not listed in Barbour’s Index of New Milford Vital Records. If Phebe, the wife of Martin Bostwick was the daughter of Daniel Washburn who was baptized in 1766 in Amenia, NY, she must have been born about 10 years earlier, which fits with the order of his children named in his will. Further research is needed to determine whether the husband of Phebe was Martin Bostwick or not, but the will of Daniel Washburn, in describing the property given to Guy Culver, mentions “on the south side of my Farm as was once run out to Martin Bostwicks” in describing the land.

    [15]Amenia, N.Y., Church Records,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 35, p. 64; Foley, Janet Wethly, “Amenia Church of Christ in the Nine Partners, Dutchess County,” Early Settlers of New York State, Vol. II, Baltimore, MD, 1993, p. 778, under baptisms.

    [16] Per Washburne, Brenton, The Washburn Family In America, 1983, who says she married ---- Herrick.

    [17] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 11 Mar. 2004 by Larry Chesebro.

    [18] Calculated from her age in the 1850 federal census.

    [19]Amenia, N.Y., Church Records,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 35, p. 64; Foley, Janet Wethly, “Amenia Church of Christ in the Nine Partners, Dutchess County,” Early Settlers of New York State, Vol. II, Baltimore, MD, 1993, p. 778, under baptisms.

    [20] Adams, Andrew N., A Genealogical History of Henry Adams, of Braintree, Mass., And his Descendants, The Tuttle Co., Rutland, VT, 1898, [hereinafter Adams, Genealogical History of Henry Adams], p. 519.

    [21] Calculated from his age at death.

    [22]Amenia, N.Y., Church Records,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 35, p. 63.

    [23]Amenia, N.Y., Church Records,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 35, p. 65; Foley, Janet Wethly, “Amenia Church of Christ in the Nine Partners, Dutchess County,” Early Settlers of New York State, Vol. II, Baltimore, MD, 1993, p. 778, under baptisms, which has only the year, 1774.

[24] 1800 Federal Census, Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, p. 312, the Miles Washburn household had 5 males under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 female aged 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

    [25] His parents per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 2 Nov. 2001 by Jackie Carlin, on 23 Mar. 2003 by Norman V. James Jr., and on 15 Oct. 2004 by Pat Cordeiro, and others; 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. 293, the marriage of Benjamin Perry of Sandwich and Deborah Johnson on 27 May 1723 in Bridgewater; Brownson, Lydia B. (Phinney), and Maclean W. McLean, “Ezra Perry of Sandwich, Mass. (c. 1625-1689),” Genealogies of Mayflower Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. III, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1985, p.31, 64.

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

    [27] Brownson, Lydia B. (Phinney), and Maclean W. McLean, “Ezra Perry of Sandwich, Mass. (c. 1625-1689),” Genealogies of Mayflower Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. III, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1985, p. 31.

    [28] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 2 Nov. 2001 by Jackie Carlin; Brownson, Lydia B. (Phinney), and Maclean W. McLean, “Ezra Perry of Sandwich, Mass. (c. 1625-1689),” Genealogies of Mayflower Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. III, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1985, p. 16, 30.

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

    [30] Brownson, Lydia B. (Phinney), and Maclean W. McLean, “Ezra Perry of Sandwich, Mass. (c. 1625-1689),” Genealogies of Mayflower Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. III, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1985, p. 64.

    [31] 1790 Federal Census, Albany, Saratoga Co., NY, p. 330, the Josiah Perry household had 2 free white males aged 16 or over, 1 free white male under 16, and 3 free white females.

    [32] 1810 Federal Census, Northumberland, Saratoga Co., NY, p. 793, the Josiah Perry household had 1 male aged 45 or over, 2 females under 10, 1 female aged 10-15 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [33] 1820 Federal Census, Wilton, Saratoga Co., NY, p. 127, the Josiah Perry household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female under 10, and 1 female aged 45 or over, no occupation listed.

    [34] It appears he was aged at least 45 years in the 1810 federal census, unless the census taker tallied his age in the wrong column.

    [35] Per the FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Joyce P. Berrett, of Salt Lake City, UT.

    [36] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 13 Apr. 2004 by Nancy L. Lodato.

    [37] 1790 Federal Census, Albany, Saratoga Co., NY, p. 40, the Isaac Perry household had 1 free white male aged 16 or over, 3 free white males under 16, and 4 free white females.

    [38] Per theAncestry.com World Tree file submitted on 25 Aug. 2001 by Norman James.

    [39] Brownson, Lydia B. (Phinney), and Maclean W. McLean, “Ezra Perry of Sandwich, Mass. (c. 1625-1689),” Genealogies of Mayflower Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. III, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1985, p. 96.

    [40] Brownson, Lydia B. (Phinney), and Maclean W. McLean, “Ezra Perry of Sandwich, Mass. (c. 1625-1689),” Genealogies of Mayflower Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. III, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1985, p. 96.

    [41] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 25 Aug. 2001 by Norman James.

    [42] Per the FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Rodney S. Perry, of Horse Shoe, NC.

[43] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 23 Feb. 2005 by Friederich David Johannes von Buchenroeder.

[44] Calculated from the given birth date of their oldest child on 18 Mar. 1802.

    [45] Plympton VRs, p. 217, under “Warshborn.” The Bible Record of Paul and Meribah Blackmer, photocopied, scanned, and posted on the internet by Richard Bucknam at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bucknum/BibleBlackmerPaulMeribahMarriages.jpg, gives her birth date as March 15th AD 1736, but this was probably calculated after the Gregorian Calendar change in 1756.

    [46] Sherman, Robert M., and Ruth Wilder Sherman, Vital Records of Yarmouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, Picton Press, Camden, ME, 1975, [hereinafter Yarmouth VRs], p. 143, the marriage of Joseph Blackmar of Rochester and Marcy Sears on 7 Jan. 1724/5 in Yarmouth by Peter Thacher, J.P.

    [47] Bible Record of Paul and Meribah Blackmer, posted on the internet by Richard Bucknam at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bucknum/BibleBlackmerPaulMeribahMarriages.jpg.

    [48] Vital Records of Rochester, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1914, [hereinafter Rochester VRs], Vol. 1, p. 38, however the Bible Record of Paul and Meribah Blackmer, posted on the internet by Richard Bucknam at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bucknum/BibleBlackmerPaulMeribahMarriages.jpg, gives his birth date as Dec. 4th 1730, however this may have been calculated after the Gregorian Calendar change in 1756.

    [49] Rochester VRs, Vol. 1, p. 38, the birth of Joseph Blackmer, son of Peter and Elizabeth Blackmer, on 4 Sept. 1697 in Rochester; 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. 29.

    [50] May, Samuel P., The Descendants of Richard Sares (Sears) of Yarmouth, Mass. 1638-1888, Albany, NY, 1890, p. 55; Yarmouth VRs, p. 19, the birth of Marcy Sears, daughter of Paull and Marcy Sears, on 7 Feb. 1702 in Yarmouth.

    [51] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 30, New Marlborough Town, Berkshire County, the Paul Blackmore household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 4 free white females.

    [52] 1800 Federal Census, New Marlborough, Berkshire Co., MA, p. , the Paul Blackman household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 10-15 years, 2 males aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female aged 10-15 years, 2 females aged 16-25 years, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

[53] Bible Record of Paul and Meribah Blackmer, posted on the internet by Richard Bucknam at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bucknum/BibleBlackmerPaulMeribahMarriages.jpg.

[54] Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths in the Town of New Marlborough, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Marriages, p. 24, from FHL microfilm #1902903, married by Ebenezer Smith, Justice of the Peace, in New Marlborough.

    [55] Per Bible Record of Paul and Meribah Blackmer, posted on the internet by Richard Bucknam at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bucknum/BibleBlackmerPaulMeribahMarriages.jpg.

    [56] Berkshire County Probate, Vol. 12, p. 194-195. The order for the division of the estate, recorded in Berkshire County Probate, Vol. 12, p. 251-254 on 6 Nov. 1804, mentioned the widow Rebeckah Blackmer, grandchildren Aetna Blackmer, Alma Blackmer and Ethra Blackmer, son Hira Blackmer, daughter Meribah Blackmer, daughter Susanna the wife of Ebenezer Jones, daughter Huldah the wife of Darius Williams, sons Isaac Blackmer, Peter Blackmer, Titus Blackmer and Ezra Blackmer, and daughter Mercy Bucknam wife of Reuben Bucknam.

    [57] Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths in the Town of New Marlborough, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Births, p. 4, from FHL microfilm #1902903; Bible Record of Paul and Meribah Blackmer, posted on the internet by Richard Bucknam at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bucknum/BibleBlackmerPaulMeribahBirths.jpg.

    [58] Stover, Margaret Harris, Vital Records of Raynham, Massachusetts, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA, 1997, [hereinafter Raynham VRs], p.5, the marriage of Ebenezer Jones of Raynham and Mary Finney of Norton on 15 Nov. 1749 in Raynham; Vital Records of Norton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1906, [hereinafter Norton VRs], p. 261, marriage intentions recorded between Ebenezer Jones of Rainham and Mary Finey 2d on 13 June 1747 in Norton.

    [59] Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths in the Town of New Marlborough, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Marriages, p. 4, from FHL microfilm #1902903, married by Rev. Thomas Strong, Minister of the Gospel in New Marlborough.

    [60] Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths in the Town of New Marlborough, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Births, p. 4, from FHL microfilm #1902903; Bible Record of Paul and Meribah Blackmer, posted on the internet by Richard Bucknam at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bucknum/BibleBlackmerPaulMeribahBirths.jpg.

[61] Bible Record of Paul and Meribah Blackmer, posted on the internet by Richard Bucknam at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bucknum/BibleBlackmerPaulMeribahBirths.jpg.

    [62] Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths in the Town of New Marlborough, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Births, p. 4, from FHL microfilm #1902903; Bible Record of Paul and Meribah Blackmer, posted on the internet by Richard Bucknam at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bucknum/BibleBlackmerPaulMeribahBirths.jpg..

    [63] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 7 Aug. 2003 by Maitland Dirk Brower, by marriage intentions recorded 14 Oct. 1774, he supposedly married Deborah West, daughter of Charles and Deborah (Williamson) West, of Dartmouth, but Joseph would have been only 14 years of age in 1774, and the marriage intentions call him “of Dartmouth,” so this must have been a different Joseph Blackmer who married Deborah West. This same error is in the FHL Ancestral File.

    [64] Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths in the Town of New Marlborough, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Births, p. 4, from FHL microfilm #1902903; Bible Record of Paul and Meribah Blackmer, posted on the internet by Richard Bucknam at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bucknum/BibleBlackmerPaulMeribahBirths.jpg.

[65] Berkshire County Probate, Vol. 12, p. 254-255, “A warrant is issued to Ebenezer Smith Esq. of Newmarlborough…to represent and act for Huldah the wife of Darius Williams and Isaac Blackmer, Devisees of Paul Blackmer late of said Newmarlborough, deceased, who are out of the Commonwealth, in the division of the real estate of said deceased.”

    [66] Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths in the Town of New Marlborough, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Births, p. 4, from FHL microfilm #1902903; Bible Record of Paul and Meribah Blackmer, posted on the internet by Richard Bucknam at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bucknum/BibleBlackmerPaulMeribahBirths.jpg.

[67] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 27 Feb. 2000 by Keith G. Calkins.

[68] Bible Record of Paul and Meribah Blackmer, posted on the internet by Richard Bucknam at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bucknum/BibleBlackmerPaulMeribahBirths.jpg, his birth not listed in the New Marlborough Register of Births.

[69] Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths in the Town of New Marlborough, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Marriages, p. 10, from FHL microfilm #1902903.

[70] Bible Record of Paul and Meribah Blackmer, posted on the internet by Richard Bucknam at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bucknum/BibleBlackmerPaulMeribahBirths.jpg, her birth not listed in the New Marlborough Register of Births.

[71] Bible Record of Paul and Meribah Blackmer, posted on the internet by Richard Bucknam at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bucknum/BibleBlackmerPaulMeribahMarriages.jpg, not recorded in the New Marlborough Register of Marriages.

[72] Bible Record of Paul and Meribah Blackmer, posted on the internet by Richard Bucknam at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bucknum/BibleBlackmerPaulMeribahBirths.jpg, her birth not listed in the New Marlborough Register of Births.

[73] Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths in the Town of New Marlborough, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Marriages, p. 11, from FHL microfilm #1902903, married by Ebenezer Smith, Justice of the Peace in New Marlborough; Kingston VRs, p. 304.

[74] Berkshire County Probate, Vol. 12, p. 254-255, “A warrant is issued to Ebenezer Smith Esq. of Newmarlborough…to represent and act for Huldah the wife of Darius Williams and Isaac Blackmer, Devisees of Paul Blackmer late of said Newmarlborough, deceased, who are out of the Commonwealth, in the division of the real estate of said deceased.”

[75] Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 12 Nov. 2004 by Judy Buss, who does not identify the wife of Darius Williams. Elisha Williams supposedly moved his family from Connecticut to Wyoming Valley, PA, in ca. 1773, but two of Elisha’s sons were killed by Indians during the Massacre of Wyoming in 1778, and Elisha was killed the following year, and his widow Desire and the rest of her children returned to Canterbury, CT, until after the peace was restored.

[76] 1790 Federal Census, Luzerne Co., PA, p. 150, the Darius Williams household had 1 free white male aged 16 or over, and 2 free white females.

[77] 1800 Federal Census, Plymouth, Luzerne Co., PA, p. 338, the Darius Williams household had 2 males under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 female under 10, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

[78] 1810 Federal Census, Plymouth, Luzerne Co., PA, p. 676, the Darius Williams household had 2 males aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 3 females under 10, 1 female aged 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

[79] 1820 Federal Census, Plymouth, Luzerne Co., PA, p. 424, the Darius Williams household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female under 10, 2 females aged 10-15 years, 1 female aged 16-25 years, 1 female aged 26-44 years, 1 female aged 45 or over, and had 1 person engaged in agriculture.

[80] 1830 Federal Census, Plymouth, Luzerne Co., PA, p. 441, the Darius Williams household had 2 males aged 10-14 years, 1 male aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 60-69 years, 2 females aged 15-19 years, 2 females aged 20-29 years, and 1 female aged 50-59 years.

[81] Per the I.G.I. Individual Record of Darius Williams, no source noted.

[82] Bible Record of Paul and Meribah Blackmer, posted on the internet by Richard Bucknam at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bucknum/BibleBlackmerPaulMeribahBirths.jpg, her birth not listed in the New Marlborough Register of Births.

[83] Vital Records of Athol, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, Systematic History Fund, Worcester, MA, 1910, [hereinafter Athol VRs],  p. 113, the marriage of Joseph Bucknum Jr. and Hannah Marble on 23 Nov. 1758 in Athol.

[84] Per Richard Bucknam; Bible Record of Paul and Meribah Blackmer, posted on the internet by Richard Bucknam at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bucknum/BibleBlackmerPaulMeribahMarriages.jpg.

[85] Bible Record of Paul and Meribah Blackmer, posted on the internet by Richard Bucknam at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bucknum/BibleBlackmerPaulMeribahBirths.jpg, his birth not listed in the New Marlborough Register of Births.

[86] Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths in the Town of New Marlborough, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Marriages, p. 26, from FHL microfilm #1902903, marriage intentions recorded between Ezra Blackmore and Polly Chaapel on 25 Feb. 1807 in New Marlborough.

[87] Calculated from her age in the 1850 federal census.

[88] 1810 Federal Census, New Marlborough, Berkshire Co., MA, p. 232, the Ezra Blackimore household had 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

[89] 1820 Federal Census, New Marlborough, Berkshire Co., MA, p. 18, the Ezra Blackmer household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and had 1 person engaged in agriculture.

[90] 1840 Federal Census, New Marlborough, Berkshire Co., MA, p. 248, the Ezra Blackman household had 1 male aged 60-69 years, and 1 female aged 60-69 years.

[91] 1850 Federal Census, New Marlborough, Berkshire Co., MA, p. 280, dwelling #216, family #247:

        Ezra Blackmer, 72, male, farmer, $6000, born MA

        Mary Blackmer, 70, female, born CT

        Ezra B. Huntley, 15, male, born MA, attending school

[92] Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths in the Town of New Marlborough, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Deaths, p. 38, from FHL microfilm #1902903.

[93] Bible Record of Paul and Meribah Blackmer, posted on the internet by Richard Bucknam at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bucknum/BibleBlackmerPaulMeribahBirths.jpg, his birth not listed in the New Marlborough Register of Births.

[94] 1810 Federal Census, New Marlborough, Berkshire Co., MA, p. 134, very difficult to read, the Hira Blackmer household had 1 male aged 26-44 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.



ð APPENDIX ð: The Will of Daniel Washburn of Northfield (1805): *

In the name of God Amen: I Daniel Washburn of Northfield in the County of Saratoga, being weak in boddy but of Sound & perfect mind & memory blesed be the almighty God for the same, Do make & bublish [sic] this my last Will & Testament; in manner & form following that is to say, first I divide unto Guy Culver & Do give and Divise unto him the said Guy Culver & to his heirs & assigns all that my Messauge or tenament Containing fifty acres of Land on the south side of my Farm as was once run out to Martin Bostwicks Lying & being in the Town & County aforesaid, And I do further Divise give and bequeath unto my Daughter Lois Dutcher & unto the Legal heirs of my son Joel Washburn Deceased the same share, as he would have Received had he been living & that to have been Equal with all my Children & unto Phebe Bostwick and unto Lydia Adames & unto Sarah Herrick & unto Daniel Washburn Junr & Miles Washburn all that remaining part of my Missauge Tenement Situate in the Town and County aforesaid, where on I now Live being the remaining part of my farm after taking off fifty acres as aforesaid for the said Guy Culver his heirs & assigns, And I do further give & bequeath unto my beloved Children Lois the Heirs of my son Joel, Phebe Lydia Sarah Daniel and Miles all my Personal Estate Goods & Chattels of what Kind or Nature Soever & I do further will & order that the tenements aforesaid or so much thereof as is not Included in the Divise to Guy Culver, & all my Personal Estate bequally Divided between all my said Children that is to say Lowis the heirs of my son Joel Phebe Lydia Sarah Daniel & Miles Except that my son Miles is not to have so much as the rest by the Sum of fifteen Dollars, and I do hereby appoint my son Daniel Washburn Junior & Willard Trowbridge of the Town & County aforesaid my Executors of this my last will & Testament hereby revoking all former Wills & Testaments by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal the nineteenth Day of March In the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and five

                his

Daniel     X    Washburn      (seal)

            mark

Signed Sealed Published & Declared by the above named Daniel Washburn to be his Last Will & Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto Subscribed our names as witness in the presence of the Testator.

Alexr St John   Samuel Maxwell   Sally Fitch

Saratoga County. Sc Be remembered on the six day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & nine personally came & appeared before Beriah Palmer Surrogate of the County of Saratoga Samuel Maxwell who being duly sworn on Oath declared that he saw the said Daniel Washburn Sign & Seal an Instrument in Writing purporting to be the Last Will & Testament of the said Daniel Washburn bearing the date the Nineteenth Day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & five, the preceeding whereof is a true Copy, and heard him publish & Declare the same as & for his Last will & Testament that at the time thereof he the said Daniel Washburn was of sound mind memory & understanding to the best of his Knowledge & belief & that the name of the said Samuel Maxwell Subscribed to the said Will is of his own proper hand Writing and he Subscribed his name thereto as a witness in the presence of the Testator & that Alexr. St. John & Sally Fitch signed their names to the said Will as witnesses in the presence of the Testator & the name Willard Trobridge wrote on Erasure was done in the presence & the request of the Testator, & be it further remembered that on the same day before me the Surrogate as aforesaid Daniel Washburn one of the Executors in the said Will named wo was durly Sworn to the Faithful performance & Execution of the said Will

                                                                                                                Beriah Palmer

Be it remembered that on the first day of may 1809 Willard Trobridge one of the Executors named in the Last Will and Testament of Daniel Washburn Declared and was Sworn to the truthfull performance and Execution of the said Will

                                                                                                                Beriah Palmer Surrogate

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Record of Wills, Saratoga County, No. 2, p. 221-222, from FHL microfilm #0555716.

 

 

π APPENDIX π: The Will of Paul Blackmer of New Marlborough (1804): *

In the Name of God Amen

        I Paul Blackmer of Newmarlborough in the County of Berkshire and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Gentlemn. Being advanced in age and weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given to God. Calling into mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and order this my Last Will and Testament, that is to say

Principally and first of all I Give and recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it, And my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a decent christian burial at the discretion of my Executor nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God.

        And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this life, I Give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form (viz)

        I will that all those debts that I owe in justice and conscience should be paid and ordain that they should be paid in a convenient time by my Executor hereafter named ~

        Firstly I give unto my loving wife Rebeckah Blackmer all the estate of every kind that she brought with her when I married her, and one hundred and fifty dollars, and it is my desire that she may live and be supported by my Children that may have the house and the farm. my Wife’s interest helping to support her ~ or rather the increase of her estate to help support her ~

        I give to my Children in the following manner (viz) To Susanna Jones wife to Ebenezer Jones, Huldah Williams wife to Darius Williams and Marcy Bucknam wife to Dr. Reuben Bucknam my Daughters, And my Sons Isaac Blackmer, Peter Blackmer, Titus Blackmer & Ezra Blackmer in equal shares my debts and Legicees excepted, my meaning is that the share to my daughter Marcy Bucknam shall go to the heirs of her body, my daughter to have the use and improvement of her share during her natural life ~

        I Give to my Son Hira Blackmer a double share of all my estate to those Children mentioned above.

        I give to my daughter Meribah Blackmer a double share of all my estate to those children of equal shares equal to her Brother Hira ~

        I Give to my three Grandchildren (viz) Alney Blackmer Alma Blackmer & Ethra Blackmer Heirs to my Son Joseph Blackmer deceased the sum of five dollars each to be paid by my Executor hereafter named in one year after my decease.

Finally I Constitute and appoint my beloved Son in Law Ebenezer Jones my Executor of this my last Will and Testament Releasing and Disannulling all other and former Wills Testaments Legacies bequests, and Testament & Executors by me in any ways before named willed and bequested ratifying – confirming      and no other to be my last will and testament ~

        In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixteenth day of June in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and four.

Signed sealed pronounced and declared by                                                                   Paul Blackmer   & Seal

the said Paul Blackmer as his last Will and

Testament in the presence of us who in his

presence and in the presence of each other have

hereunto subscribed our names

Ebenezer Smith  ~  Jehiel Stannard  ~  Zebadiah Huggins

 

Probated on 7 Aug. 1804, presented by Ebenezer Jones, and proved by Ebenezer Smith Esq., Jehiel Stannard, and Zebadiah Huggins.

 

At the same Court, Appears Ebenezer Jones of Alford in the County of Berkshire, Executor of the last will and testament of Paul Blackmer late of Newmarlborough in said County, deceased, and takes upon him that office and trust, and a bond is taken of the said Ebenezer, for the faithful discharge of his said trust, as on file ~

        And Ebenezer Smith Esq. of Newmarlborough, Theophilus Spaulding and Jabez Howland of Sheffield, in said County, are appointed to appraise all the estate where of the said Paul Blackmer died seized and possessed, in the County of Berkshire ~

 

The Inventory of all the Estate that Paul Blackmer late of Newmarlborough…died seized and possessed of…was presented on 4 Sept. 1804, and totaled $7023.31.

 

Additional inventory of Paul Blackmer was presented on 6 Nov. 1804, in two separate lists totaling $208.92 and $132.12. The accounting of Ebenezer Jones was also presented and accepted on 6 Nov. 1804, and the judge ordered that the remaining estate be divided as follows:

        To Rebeckah Blackmer the widow of said deceased, one hundred and fifty dollars in money and also all the Articles which she brought with her at marriage, which were not inventoried.

        To Aetna Blackmer, Alma Blackmer and Ethra Blackmer, Grandchildren of said Testator, to wit, to each of them, five dollars, to be paid in one year from the first day of August, A.D. 1804.

        To Hira Blackmer, and Meribah Blackmer, to wit, to each of them, two hundred and fifty six dollars, seventy three cents and two mills ~

        To Susanna the Wife of Ebenezer Jones, Huldah the wife of Darius Williams, Isaac Blackmer, Peter Blackmer, Titus Blackmer and Ezra Blackmer, to wit to each of them, one hundred twenty eight dollars, thirty six cents and six mills ~

        And to Mercy Bucknam the wife of Reuben Bucknam, the use of one hundred twenty eight dollars, thirty six cents and six mills, during her natural life, and the reversion of the same at her decease, to the heirs of her body, in equal shares.

 

Ezra Blackmer, Meribah Blackmer, Hira Blackmer, Ebenezer Jones, Reuben Bucknam & Mercy Bucknam petitioned the court for a division of the real estate of Paul Blackmer late of Newmarlborough, on 15 Oct. 1804. The judge ordered that all the Real estate whereof Paul Blackmer late of Newmarlborough…died seized…be divided to and amongst the Devisees of said deceased, in the following proportions:

        To Hira Blackmer and Meribah Blackmer…two eleventh parts each.

        To Susanna the wife of Ebenezer Jones, Huldah the wife of Darius Williams, Isaac Blackmer, Peter Blackmer, Titus Blackmer and Ezra Blackmer…one eleventh part each.

        To Mercy the wife of Reuben Bucknam the use and improvement of one eleventh part…

        Noah Church of Newmarlborough and Jabez Howland and Theophilus Spaulding of Sheffield…were appointed to make the division of the aforesaid.

        At the same Court, A warrant is issued to Ebenezer Smith Esq. of Newmarlborough…to represent and act for Huldah the wife of Darius Williams and Isaac Blackmer, Devisees of Paul Blackmer late of said Newmarlborough, deceased, who are out of the Commonwealth, in the division of the real estate of said deceased.

 

The Division of the estate, made by Noah Church, Theophilus Spaulding, and Jabez Howland, was recorded on 14 Nov. 1804.

The receipt of Rebecca Blackmer widow of Paul Blackmer, was dated 10 Nov. 1804.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Berkshire County Probate, Vol. 12, pp. 194-195 (will), 203-208 (inventory), 251-255 (additional inventory, order of division, and warrant), and 271-276 (division and receipt), from FHL microfilm #0873486.