~~ Massachusetts Colony ~~

--- Fifth Generation in America ---

 

Families of the Children of Mary4 Washburn and Thomas Perkins

 

 

         Mary Washburn’s paternity is not a certainty, but it appears that the family of Joseph and Hannah (Latham) Washburn is the only one to whom she could belong, having eliminated her as a possible daughter of each of Joseph’s brothers. The case if further strengthened by the frequent use of the name Hephzibah in her family, after her purported older sister Hephzibah Washburn. The two daughters and three sons of Mary Washburn remained in the Bridgewater area, but a few of her grandchildren moved to Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Rhode Island, and a number of her descendants married descendants of other branches of the Washburn family.

 

 

 

 

John2 Washburn (5th)

 

 

Joseph3 Washburn

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth2 Mitchell

 

Mary4 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

Robert1 Latham

 

 

Hannah2 Latham

 

 

 

 

Susanna2 Winslow

Mary Perkins

 

 

 

Hephzibah Perkins

 

 

 

Thomas Perkins Jr.

 

 

 

Ebenezer Perkins

 

 

 

Lt. Francis Perkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abraham Perkins

 

 

David Perkins

 

 

Thomas Perkins

 

 

 

 

 

Francis Brown

 

 

Elizabeth Brown

 

 

(478.) Mary Perkins, eldest daughter of (132) Mary4 Washburn, probably (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, on 10 Jan. 1717/18,[1] married (572) Josiah5 Hayward (Jr.), son of Josiah4 and (151) Sarah (Kinsley) Hayward,[2] on 11 Feb. 1741 in Bridgewater.[3] He was born on 13 Apr. 1717 in Bridgewater,[4] a grandson of Nathaniel3 and Elisabeth (Crossman) Hayward (Jr.), of East Bridgewater,[5] and of Samuel and (62) Mary3 (Washburn) Kinsley (Jr.).[6]

         Mary (Perkins) Hayward died on 17 May 1756 in Bridgewater,[7] and Josiah Hayward (Jr.) remarried to Mary Dunham on 16 Nov. 1756 in Bridgewater.[8] On 28 Aug. 1765 Josiah Hayward, of Bridgewater, was appointed guardian of his daughters Lois and Sarah Hayward, and son Josiah Hayward, “in right of their grandfather Thomas Perkins, of Bridgewater.”[9] Mary (Dunham) Hayward died on 2 June 1761 in Bridgewater,[10] and Josiah remarried again to Dinah Muxham, daughter of Edmund Muxham, of Middleborough, on 22 Sept. 1768 in Middleborough.[11] On 27 June 1783 Josiah Hayward, cordwainer, and wife Dinah, sold to Jabez Muxham, John Muxham, Jr., and Thomas Muxham, their right in the estate of Edmund Muxham, of Plympton, “who was honored father of the said Dinah.”[12]

         Josiah Hayward (Jr.) was not a head of household in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census. He died on 21 Dec. 1797 in Bridgewater, “old,”[13] but no probate records were found for him. Dinah (Muxham) Hayward died on 4 Dec. 1822 in Bridgewater, aged 75 years.[14] (See Plymouth Generation 4 for his children by Mary Dunham and Dinah Muxham.)

         Mary (Perkins) Hayward had four children who died young, two surviving daughters and a son, as proven by their 1765 guardianship:[15]

        1493      i   Mary Hayward, born on 13 Nov. 1742 in Bridgewater,[16] died on 29 Aug. 1747 in Bridgewater.[17]

        1494     ii   Josiah Hayward (3rd), born on 20 July 1744 in Bridgewater,[18] died on 1 Oct. 1745 in Bridgewater.[19]

        1495    iii   Lemuel Hayward, born on 17May 1746 in Bridgewater,[20] died on 3 Sept. 1747 in Bridgewater.[21]

        1496    iv   Hephzibah Hayward, born on 24 Apr. 1748 in Bridgewater,[22] died on 27 Nov. 1748 in Bridgewater.[23]

        1497    v   Lois6 Hayward, born say ca. 1750 in Bridgewater. Her father, Josiah Hayward, was appointed as her guardian on 28 Aug. 1765, “in right of her grandfather Thomas Perkins, of Bridgewater,”[24] and she married Moses Simmons, of South Bridgewater, probably son of David and Priscilla (Howland) Simmons, of Middleborough,[25] on 23 Nov. 1769 in Bridgewater.[26] He was born on 6 Nov. 1740 in Middleborough,[27] and they may have moved first to Maine, and then to Vermont. Moses Simmons was not a head of household in Massachusetts or Maine in the 1790 federal census, but he may have been the Moses Simmons living in Pomfret, Windsor Co., VT, in the 1791 federal census.[28] No death or probate records were found for either of them in Plymouth County, and he may have been the Moses Simmons who died on 17 Aug. 1824 in VT.[29] They had at least one daughter:

a. Salome/Silome Simmons, born ca. 1771 in ME,[30] married (2550) Nathaniel7 Washburn, son of (976) Capt. Abraham6 “Abram” and (938) Rebecca5 (Leonard) Washburn,[31] in ca. 1790, probably in Pomfret, VT, and they moved back to Bridgewater, MA, in ca. 1800. He was born on 22 Oct. 1766 in Bridgewater,[32] a grandson of (363) Nathaniel5 and Mary (Pratt) Washburn, and of (208) Josiah4 and (356) Jemima5 (Washburn) Leonard (Jr.).[33] He died on 9 Feb. 1843 in Bridgewater, aged 76 years,[34] and she was living in Bridgewater in the 1850 federal census, with the family of her daughter, Rebecca Holmes.[35]

b. (Probably others)

        1498    vi   Sarah Hayward, born ca. 1752 in Bridgewater, her father, Josiah Hayward, was appointed as his guardian on 28 Aug. 1765, “in right of her grandfather Thomas Perkins, of Bridgewater,”[36] marriage not found.[37]

        1499   vii   Josiah Hayward (3rd), born ca. 1755 in Bridgewater, his father, Josiah Hayward, was appointed as his guardian on 28 Aug. 1765, “in right of his grandfather Thomas Perkins, of Bridgewater,”[38] marriage not found.

 

 

(479.) Hephzibah Perkins, second daughter of (132) Mary4 Washburn, probably (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, on 15 Feb. 1719/20,[39] married 1.) Lt. Eleazer Carver (3rd), son of Deacon Eleazer and Katharine (Elmes) Carver (Jr.),[40] on 3 Apr. 1746 in Bridgewater.[41] He was born on 6 Dec. 1724 in Bridgewater,[42] a grandson of Eleazer and Experience Carver, of South Bridgewater.[43]

         Lt. Eleazer Carver (3rd) died intestate on 15 May 1755 in Bridgewater, aged 30 years,[44] and Hephzibah (Perkins) Carver remarried to 2.) Ebenezer3 Keith, son of Samuel2 and Bethiah3 (Fobes) Keith, as his second wife,[45] on 6 Nov. 1759 in Bridgewater.[46] He was born on 25 Oct. 1716 in Bridgewater,[47] a grandson of Deacon Edward and Elizabeth (Howard) Fobes, and of Rev. James1 and Susanna (Edson) Keith,[48] and had married first to Mary Pierce, of Scituate, MA, in 1741.[49]

         Ebenezer Keith died testate on 12 Apr. 1778 in Bridgewater, of small pox, aged 61 years.[50] His will was dated 21 Oct. 1773, witnessed by Ephraim Keith, Gershom Richmond junr, and Elisha Crossman, and probated on 6 July 1778. He named his eldest son, Luther Keith, and his son Ebenezer Keith (Jr.) as executors of his estate, and he mentioned his wife Hepzibah Keith, daughters Hipzibah and Uranna, who were under 18, daughters Rachel, Susanna, Mary and Lucy, who were all presumably over 18, son Amos Keith, who was of age, and sons Caleb, Calvin, and Alexander, who were all minors, in addition to eldest son Luther, and son Ebenezer Keith.[51] (See Appendix ĕ for a full transcription of his will.) Hephzibah (Perkins) (Carver) Keith was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census, but she died a widow on 12 Apr. 1800 in Bridgewater, aged 80 years.[52]

         Hephzibah Perkins had 4 children by Lt. Eleazer Carver, and 3 more children by Ebenezer Keith:

        1500     i   Mary Carver, born on 28 Aug. 1747 in Bridgewater,[53] married Seth5 Alden (Jr.), son of Capt. Seth4 and Mehitabel (Carver) Alden,[54] on 3 Dec. 1767 in Bridgewater.[55] He was born on 22 Mar. 1741 in Bridgewater,[56] a grandson of Deacon Joseph3 and Hannah3 (Dunham) Alden (Jr.), and of Eleazer and Experience Carver,[57] and Mary Carver was a first cousin once removed of Seth Alden (Jr.). Seth Alden died testate on 29 Aug. 1775 in Bridgewater, aged 34 years,[58] and Mary died a widow on 1 Dec. 1811 in Bridgewater, aged 63 years.[59] They had children:

a. Seth Alden (3rd), born on 15 Feb. 1769 in Bridgewater,[60] died on 10 Aug. 1775 in Bridgewater, aged 6 years.[61]

b. Mehitabel Alden, born on 29 Apr. 1771 in Bridgewater,[62] died on 11 Aug. 1775 in Bridgewater, aged 4 years.[63]

c. Betsey Alden, born ca. 1774, died on 8 Aug. 1775 in Bridgewater, aged 1 year.[64]

        1501    ii   Dr. Eleazer Carver (4th), born on 7 Nov. 1749 in Bridgewater,[65] married (1211) Sarah4 Keith, daughter of Ephraim,3 Esq., and (417) Sarah5 (Washburn) Keith,[66] on 18 Apr. 1776 in Bridgewater.[67] She was born on 18 July 1753,[68] a granddaughter of Joseph2 and Elizabeth3 (Fobes) Keith, and of (124) Israel4 and Waitstill (Sumner) Washburn.[69] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[70] She died on 16 Mar. 1815 in Bridgewater, aged 61 years,[71] and he died on 21 Mar. 1827 in Bridgewater, aged 77 years,[72] but no probate records were found for him. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1502    iii   Nathaniel Carver, born on 7 Jan. 1752 in Bridgewater,[73] marriage not found, supposedly “learned a trade with Alden, and moved away.”[74]

        1503   iv   Bethiah Carver, born on 6 July 1754 in Bridgewater,[75] married Capt. Joseph5 Alden, son of Capt. Seth4 and Mehitabel (Carver) Alden, in 1773.[76] He was born on 16 Aug. 1747 in Bridgewater,[77] a grandson also of Deacon Joseph3 and Hannah3 (Dunham) Alden (Jr.), and of Eleazer and Experience Carver,[78] and Bethiah Carver was a first cousin once removed to Capt. Joseph Alden. They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[79] He died testate on 8 Apr. 1803 in Bridgewater, aged 55 years.[80] She died a widow on 19 May 1821 in Bridgewater, aged 65 years.[81] They had children:[82]

a. Mehitabel6 Alden, born on 28 Oct. 1775 in Bridgewater,[83] married Thomas Mitchell (Jr.), son of Maj. Thomas and Keziah (Swift) Mitchell,[84] on 6 Apr. 1797 in Bridgewater.[85] He was born on 13 June 1765 in Bridgewater,[86] and they moved to Greenwich or Enfield, CT.[87]

b. Capt. Joseph6 Alden (Jr.), born on 24 May 1777 in Bridgewater,[88] married Mary6 “Polly” Hayward, daughter of Amos5 and (1212)  Mary (Ripley) Hayward,[89] on 21 Dec. 1800, possibly in Middleborough.[90] She was born on 10 Dec. 1772 in Bridgewater,[91] a granddaughter of Thomas4 and Constant3 (Keith) Hayward, of “Titicut,” MA, and of John and (419) Deborah5 (Washburn) Ripley.[92] He presumably served as a Captain in the Massachusetts Militia during the War of 1812.[93] She died on 30 July 1842 in Bridgewater, aged 69 years,[94] and he was still living in East Bridgewater, MA, in the 1850 federal census, a farmer.[95] He was probably the Joseph Alden who died intestate in 1853 in East Bridgewater.[96]

c. Daniel6 Alden, born on 29 Feb. 1780 in Bridgewater,[97] married Joanna6 Tillson, daughter of Ephraim5 and Mercy5 (Sears) Tillson, of Halifax, MA,[98] on 3 Jan. 1805 in Halifax,[99] and they moved to Belchertown, MA.[100] She was born supposedly on 17 Nov. 1780 in Halifax, MA.[101]

d. Thomas6 Alden, born on 6 Dec. 1782 in Bridgewater,[102] married Matilda Copeland, daughter of Daniel and Susanna (Ames) Copeland,[103] on 5 Jan. 1815 in Bridgewater.[104] He probably served as a private from Bridgewater in Capt. Sears Washburn’s Company, Lt. Col. Caleb Howard’s Plymouth County Regiment of Massachusetts Militia during the War of 1812.[105]

e. Cyrus6 Alden, born on 30 May 1785 in Bridgewater,[106] an attorney in Boston, and in Bristol Co., MA.[107]

f. Eunice6 Alden, born on 20 Mar. 1788 in Bridgewater,[108] never married, died on 23 Mar. 1830 in Middleborough, of “consumption,” aged 42 years.[109]

g. Rev. Seth6 Alden, born say ca. 1790, a minister in Marlborough, MA.[110]

h. Bethiah6 Alden, born say ca. 1793, married Alfred Arnold, of Greenwich, on 18 Apr. 1814 in Bridgewater.[111]

i. Betsy6 Alden, born on 16 Oct. 1796 in Bridgewater,[112] married Joseph Hooper (Jr.), son of Capt. Joseph and Lucia (Mitchell) Hooper,[113] on 23 Nov. 1823 in Bridgewater.[114] He was born on 14 Sept. 1793 in Bridgewater,[115] and they settled in New Bedford, MA.[116] He was probably the Sgt. Joseph Hooper who served in Capt. Sears Washburn’s Company, Lt. Col. Caleb Howard’s Plymouth County Regiment in 1814 during the War of 1812.[117]

        1504    v   Hephzibah4 Keith, born on 20 Dec. 1760 in Bridgewater,[118] married Capt. Abiezer Alger, Esq., son of James and Martha (Kingman) Alger,[119] on 23 Dec. 1778 in Bridgewater.[120] He was born on 25 July 1757 in Bridgewater,[121] a grandson of Israel and Susanna (Snow) Alger (Jr.), and of Jonathan and Mary3 (Keith) Kingman, of Bridgewater.[122] He was not a head of household in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.[123] He died intestate on 31 July 1830 in West Bridgewater,[124] and his son Cyrus Alger was granted administration of his estate on 15 Nov. 1830.[125] She died testate on 25 Feb. 1841 in West Bridgewater, aged 80 years.[126] They had children:

a. Jesse Alger, born on 4 Sept. 1781 in Bridgewater,[127] died on 16 June 1784 in Bridgewater.[128]

b. Cyrus Alger, Esq., born on 11 Nov. 1782 in Bridgewater,[129] married Lucy5 Willis, daughter of (593) Nathan4 and Martha4 (Howard) Willis,[130] on 31 Oct. 1804 in Bridgewater,[131] and settled in Boston.[132] She was born in 1779, baptized on 11 Aug. 1782 in West Bridgewater,[133] a granddaughter of Capt. Thomas3 and (153) Mary4 (Kinsley) Willis.[134] He was administrator of his father’s estate.

c. Olive Alger, born on 26 May 1785 in Bridgewater,[135] married Hon. John Reed, of Yarmouth, MA, on 17 Sept. 1809 in Bridgewater.[136] They had children:

1. Sally Reed, born on 11 Oct. 1810 in Yarmouth.[137]

2. John Reed (Jr.), born on 30 Apr. 1812 in Yarmouth.[138]

3. Olive Alger Reed, born on 16 Aug. 1817 in Yarmouth,[139] probably died on 9 Sept. 1817 in Yarmouth.[140]

4. Martha Reed, born on 16 Nov. 1818 in Yarmouth.[141]

5. Edward Reed, born on 9 Dec. 1820 in Yarmouth.[142]

d. Abiezer Alger (Jr.), born on 21 May 1788 in Bridgewater,[143] married Anna “Nancy” Cushing Thomas, daughter of Isaac and Anna “Nancy” (Cushing) Thomas, of Pembroke,[144] on 18 June 1812 in Pembroke.[145] She was born on 15 Oct. 1786 in Pembroke.[146]

e. Hephzibah Alger, born on 24 Oct. 1792 in Bridgewater.[147]

f. Cornelia Alger, born on 20 Aug. 1799 in Bridgewater.[148]

        1505   vi   Alexander4 Keith, born on 7 June 1762 in Bridgewater.[149] Ezra Edson was appointed as his guardian in 1778,[150] and he married Abigail Dean, daughter of Edward and Joanah (Williams) Dean, of Easton,[151] on 14 Dec. 1788 in Easton.[152] She was born on 17 Sept. 1770 in Easton,[153] a granddaughter of James and (563) Hannah4 (Hayward) Dean.[154] They lived in Easton, MA, but he was not a head of household in Easton in the 1790 federal census. They had children:

a. Phebe Keith, born on 26 May 1789 in Easton.[155]

b. Nancy Keith, born on 4 July 1796 in Easton.[156]

c. Hephsibah Perkins Keith, born on 19 Oct. 1800 in Easton.[157]

d. Abigail Dean Keith, born on 26 Feb. 1804 in Easton.[158]

e. Dean Keith, born on 9 Nov. 1807 in Easton.[159]

        1506   vii   Uranna Keith, born on 1 Aug. 1764 in Bridgewater,[160] was mentioned in her father’s will in 1773, but probably died before 1778, since no guardian was appointed for her in 1778.

 

 

(480.) Thomas Perkins (Jr.), eldest son of (132) Mary4 Washburn, probably (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, on 25 June 1722,[161] married Mary Pratt, daughter of Deacon Solomon and Sarah (Johnson) Pratt,[162] on 5 Apr. 1748 in Bridgewater.[163] She was born on 6 Mar. 1727 in Bridgewater,[164] a granddaughter of Joseph Pratt, of South Bridgewater,[165] and of Capt. Isaac and Abiah (Leavitt) (Lazell) Johnson, of West Bridgewater.[166]

         Thomas Perkins (Jr.) was a blacksmith, and he died testate on 29 Sept. 1773 in Bridgewater, aged 51 years.[167] His will was dated 13 Mar. 1773, witnessed by Joseph Keith 3rd, Hepsebeth Keith, and Annah Bolton, and probated on 1 Nov. 1773. He mentioned his wife Mary, sons William Perkins, Enoch Perkins, Thomas Perkins, Theodore Perkins, and Cyrus Perkins, whom he wished to be put to a good trade when of a suitable age, and daughters Mary, Sarah, and Deborah.[168] (See Appendix ŧ for a full transcription of his will.) Mary (Pratt) Perkins died a widow on 28 Aug. 1778 in Bridgewater, aged 51 years.[169]

         Thomas Perkins (Jr.) and Mary Pratt had children:[170]

        1507      i   William Perkins, born on 16 Aug. 1748 in Bridgewater,[171] married Elizabeth3 “Betty” Cary, daughter of Eleazer4 and Mary (Pratt) (Washburn) Cary,[172] on 9 July 1777 in Bridgewater,[173] but he died intestate on 14 Sept. 1778 in Bridgewater.[174] She was born on 1 Feb. 1754 in Bridgewater,[175] a granddaughter of Jonathan3 and Experience (Carver) Cary (Jr.),[176] and she remarried to Lt. Solomon Snow, of Raynham, probably as his second wife,[177] on 5 Oct. 1780 in Bridgewater.[178] Solomon Snow was living in Raynham, MA, in the 1790 federal census,[179] and he died on 29 May 1821 in Raynham, aged 79 years.[180] She died on 12 Jan. 1835 in Raynham, aged 80 years.[181]

        1508     ii   Mary Perkins, born on 7 Mar. 1750 in Bridgewater,[182] never married, taught school in Bridgewater, and died on 12 Dec. 1830 in Middleborough, aged 80 years.[183] She was not a head of household in the 1790 federal census in Plymouth Co., MA.

        1509   iii   Sarah Perkins, born on 5 June 1752 in Bridgewater,[184] married Eli Hudson, son of William and Sarah4 (Fobes) Hudson,[185] on 17 Jan. 1776 in Bridgewater.[186] He was born on 20 Sept. 1751 in Bridgewater,[187] a grandson of John3 and Abigail (Robinson) Fobes.[188] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[189] He died a pauper on 10 Dec. 1828 in Bridgewater, aged 78 [sic] years, of a hernia,[190] but no probate records were found for him. She died in 1842 in Bridgewater, aged “about 90 years.”[191] They had children:[192]

a. Thomas Hudson, born on 16 Dec. 1776 in Bridgewater.[193]

b. Asa Hudson, born on 26 Apr. 1778 in Bridgewater,[194] married Deborah Osburn in ca. 1803.[195] She was born on 27 Aug. 1782,[196] and they lived in West Bridgewater and East Bridgewater, MA. She died before 1849, and he died a widower on 20 Mar. 1849 in East Bridgewater, of “stoppage,” aged 71 years,[197] but no probate records were found for him. They had children:

1. Sarah P. Hudson, born on 2 Sept. 1804 in West Bridgewater.[198]

2. Deborah O. Hudson, born on 1 Sept. 1806 in West Bridgewater.[199]

3. Almira A. Hudson, born on 21 July 1808 in West Bridgewater.[200]

4. Caleb L. Hudson, born on 13 June 1812 in West Bridgewater,[201] married Eliza Jones in ca. 1836,[202] and they were living in East Bridgewater in the 1850 federal census, where he was a shoe cutter.[203]

5. Mary J. Hudson, born on 6 Apr. 1816 in West Bridgewater.[204]

6. Olive F. Hudson, born on 26 Jan. 1819 in West Bridgewater,[205] died on 15 Dec. 1829 in West Bridgewater.[206]

c. Ovid Hudson, born on 25 Feb. 1781 in Bridgewater.[207]

d. Eli Hudson (Jr.), born on 2 Apr. 1783 in Bridgewater.[208]

e. Sally Hudson, born on 26 June 1785 in Bridgewater.[209]

f. William Hudson, born on 27 July 1787 in Bridgewater.[210]

g. Selah/Celia Hudson, born on 2 Sept. 1790 in Bridgewater.[211]

h. Olive Hudson, born on 20 Jan. 1793 in Bridgewater.[212]

        1510   iv   Enoch Perkins, born on 4 July 1754 in Bridgewater,[213] married (1524) Susanna Perkins, his first cousin, daughter of (483) Lt. Francis and Susanna (Waterman) Perkins,[214] on 26 Mar. 1783 in Bridgewater.[215] She was born ca. 1767,[216] a granddaughter of Thomas and (132) Mary4 (Washburn) Perkins,[217] and of Deacon Robert and Martha5 (Cushman) Waterman (Jr.), of Halifax, MA.[218] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his brother-in-law, Robert Perkins,[219] and they moved to Minot, Cumberland (now Androscoggin) Co., ME, in ca. 1800. He died on 31 Dec. 1838 in Minot, ME, aged 84 years,[220] and she died in 1844 in Minot, ME, aged about 77 years.[221] They had children:

a. Humphrey Perkins, born on 1 May 1786 in Bridgewater.[222]

b. Moses Perkins, born on 21 Aug. 1788 in Bridgewater.[223]

c. Enoch Perkins (Jr.), born on 31 Mar. 1791 in Bridgewater.[224]

d. Susanna Perkins, born on 13 Nov. 1793 in Bridgewater.[225]

e. Robert Perkins, born on 9 Feb. 1796 in Bridgewater.[226]

f. Sarah Perkins, born on 24 Aug. 1798 in Bridgewater,[227] presumably died young.

g. Harry Perkins, born on 16 June 1800 in Bridgewater.[228]

h. Sarah P. Perkins, born on 21 July 1805 in Minot, ME.[229]

        1511     v   Thomas Perkins (3rd), born on 1 Aug. 1756 in Bridgewater,[230] graduated from Harvard University in 1779, and went to Kentucky and died there on 21 Aug. 1786,[231] presumably unmarried.

        1512   vi   Theodore Perkins, born on 22 Oct. 1758 in Bridgewater,[232] married Martha “Patty” Conant, daughter of Nathan and Hannah (Lazell) Conant,[233] on 2 May 1784 in Bridgewater.[234] She was born on 25 Feb. 1760 in Bridgewater,[235] a granddaughter of Thomas and Martha (Ames) Conant,[236] and of Isaac and Mary (Hudson) Lazell (Jr.).[237] He was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census, but he went to Kentucky in 1798,[238] where he died,[239] and his widow remarried to Rev. William Conant, of Lyme, NH, son of David and Sarah (Hayward) Conant, of Bridgewater, as his second wife.[240] He was born on 29 June 1742 in Bridgewater,[241] and had married first to (___) Cooke,[242] possibly a daughter of Francis5 and Sarah4 (Bryant) Cooke, of Bridgewater, MA, and Cheshire Co., NH.[243] Theodore Perkins and Patty Conant had children:

a. Thomas Perkins, born on 13 Apr. 1785 in Bridgewater.[244]

b. (Unnamed child), died on 15 Apr. 1787 in Bridgewater.[245]

c. Martha Perkins, born in Mar. 1788 in Bridgewater.[246]

d. Mary Perkins, born in Aug. 1791 in Bridgewater.[247]

e. Alfred Perkins, born in Aug. 1793 in Bridgewater.[248]

        1513  vii   Deborah Perkins, born on 12 Sept. 1761 in Bridgewater,[249] married Benjamin5 Edson, son of John4 and Hannah (Allen) Edson,[250] on 3 Jan. 1782 in Bridgewater.[251] He was born on 12 Nov. 1754 in Bridgewater,[252] and they were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[253] He died on 5 Dec. 1835 in Bridgewater, aged 81 years,[254] and she died a widow on 3 Jan. 1848 in Bridgewater, aged 86 years, of “old age,”[255] but no probate records were found for either of them. They had children:

a. Hannah6 Allen Edson, born on 26 Feb. 1784 in Bridgewater,[256] married Increase Robinson, son of Dyer and Abigail (Stetson) Robinson,[257] on 11 May 1812 in Bridgewater.[258] He was born on 25 Dec. 1789 in Bridgewater.[259]

b. John6 Edson, born on 25 Mar. 1786 in Bridgewater,[260] married Mary Bass, daughter of Jonathan Bass, of Quincy, MA, on 24 Nov. 1825 in Quincy.[261]

c. Benjamin Edson (Jr.), born on 22 May 1788 in Bridgewater.[262]

d. Allen6 Edson, born on 16 Feb. 1791 in Bridgewater,[263] married his second cousin, Minerva Perkins, daughter of (1516) Ebenezer and (1350) Mary “Molly” (Pratt) Perkins (Jr.),[264] on 14 Mar. 1815 in Bridgewater.[265] She was born on 25 Feb. 1796 in Bridgewater,[266] a granddaughter of (482) Ebenezer and Experience5 (Holmes) Perkins,[267] and of Solomon and (444) Mary3 (Keith) Pratt (Jr.).[268]

e. Rev. Theodore6 Edson, born on 24 Aug. 1793 in Bridgewater,[269] graduated from Harvard University in 1822,[270] and married Rebecca Jane Parker, daughter of Right Rev. Bishop Parker, of Boston, in 1824, presumably in Boston,[271] and he settled in the ministry in Lowell, MA.[272]

f. William P. Edson, born on 14 Feb. 1797 in Bridgewater.[273]

        1514   viii   Sardine Perkins, born on 20 Apr. 1764 in Bridgewater,[274] died on 19 Mar. 1766 in Bridgewater.[275]

        1515    ix   Cyrus Perkins, born on 6 Mar. 1767 in Bridgewater,[276] married Sarah “Sally” Howard in 1787,[277] and they moved to Bridgewater, Windsor Co., VT.[278] He was living in Bridgewater, Windsor Co., VT, in the 1791,[279] 1800,[280] and 1810 federal censuses.[281]

 

 

(482.) Ebenezer Perkins, third son of (132) Mary4 Washburn, probably (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, on 20 Apr. 1727,[282] married Experience5 Holmes, daughter of Thomas4 and Mary3 (Sprout) Holmes, of Middleborough,[283] on 28 Feb. 1750/1 in Bridgewater.[284] She was born on 12 Feb. 1731/2 in Middleborough,[285] a granddaughter of John3 and Experience Holmes (3rd),[286] and of Lt. Ebenezer2 and Experience (Hawes) Sprout.[287]

         Ebenezer Perkins died testate on 31 May 1770 in Bridgewater, aged 44 years.[288] Experience (Holmes) Perkins died a widow on 11 May 1815 in Bridgewater, aged 83 years.[289]

         Ebenezer Perkins and Experience Holmes had children:[290]

        1516     i   Ebenezer Perkins (Jr.), born on 2 Feb. 1751/2 in Bridgewater,[291] married (1350) Mary “Molly” Pratt, daughter of Solomon and (444) Mary3 (Keith) Pratt (Jr.),[292] on 1 Aug. 1782 in Bridgewater.[293] She was born on 15 Sept. 1762 in Bridgewater,[294] a granddaughter of Deacon Solomon and Sarah (Johnson) Pratt,[295] and of John2 and (127) Hannah4 (Washburn) Keith.[296] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[297] He died intestate on 2 Nov. 1823 in Bridgewater,[298] and she died a widow on 25 Apr. 1849 in Bridgewater, aged 86 years.[299] They had children:[300]

a. Ebenezer Perkins (3rd), born on 31 Mar. 1783 in Bridgewater,[301] died on 12 May 1784 in Bridgewater.[302]

b. Mary Keith Perkins, born on 9 May 1784 in Bridgewater,[303] died on 18 Mar. 1786 in Bridgewater, aged 1 year.[304]

c. Daniel Perkins, born on 2 Feb. 1786 in Bridgewater,[305] married Mehitabel Robinson of Taunton on 30 Apr. 1809 in Taunton.[306] He died, and she remarried to Charles Daniels on 3 Apr. 1814 in Bridgewater.[307] He was born on 9 Sept. 1785.[308] She died on 27 Sept. 1823 in Bridgewater, aged 32 years, of “consumption,”[309] and Charles Daniels remarried to Hepzibah or Hipsabeth Forrist, daughter of Asa and Susannah Forrist, in ca. 1823.[310]

d. Thomas Perkins, born on 14 July 1788 in Bridgewater,[311] married Betsey B. Munroe, daughter of Henry and Deborah (Pincheon) Munroe,[312] on 14 May 1819 in Bridgewater.[313] She was born on 24 Feb. 1804 in Bridgewater.[314]

e. Solomon Perkins, born on 16 May 1790 in Bridgewater,[315] married Clarissa Robinson, daughter of Dyer and Abigail (Stetson) Robinson,[316] on 4 Feb. 1813 in Bridgewater.[317] She was born on 19 Nov. 1787 in Bridgewater.[318]

f. Rev. Aaron Perkins, born on 5 May 1792 in Bridgewater,[319] a Baptist Minister in New York.[320]

g. Ornan Perkins, born on 20 Apr. 1794 in Bridgewater,[321] married 1.) Elizabeth “Betsey” Crooker, of Pembroke, on 12 July 1818 in Pembroke.[322] She died on 4 Mar. 1832 in Bridgewater, of “consumption,” aged 35 or 37 years,[323] and he remarried to 2.) Hannah Waterman in 1833.[324] He died testate on 2 Oct. 1847 in Bridgewater, aged 53 years, 5 months, 12 days, of “consumption.”[325]

h. Minerva Perkins, born on 25 Feb. 1796 in Bridgewater,[326] married her second cousin, Allen6 Edson, son of Benjamin5 and (1513) Deborah (Perkins) Edson, on 14 Mar. 1815 in Bridgewater.[327] He was born on 16 Feb. 1791 in Bridgewater,[328] a grandson of (480) Thomas and Mary (Pratt) Perkins (Jr.), of Bridgewater.[329]

i. Ebenezer K. Perkins, born on 5 Sept. 1798 in Bridgewater.[330]

j. Simeon Perkins, born on 5 Apr. 1801 in Bridgewater,[331] married Sally7 Willis Hayward, daughter of Timothy6 and Huldah (Ames) Hayward (3rd),[332] on 19 Feb. 1829 in Bridgewater.[333] She was born on 21 Feb. 1800 in Bridgewater,[334] a granddaughter of Timothy5 and Hannah (Pratt) Hayward (Jr.), and of Silvanus and Huldah (Johnson) Ames.[335]

k. Mary Perkins, born on 27 Dec. 1802 in Bridgewater,[336] “married in Boston.”[337]

l. Ozias Perkins, born on 9 June 1804 in Bridgewater,[338] settled in Hanson, MA.[339]

        1517     ii   Mary Perkins, born on 7 Nov. 1753 in Bridgewater,[340] married Oliver Carver, son of Joseph and Sarah (Hartwell) Carver (Jr.),[341] on 9 Jan. 1774 in Bridgewater.[342] He was born on 12 May 1751 in Bridgewater,[343] and they moved to Providence, RI. He was living in Scituate, Providence Co., RI, in the 1777 Rhode Island Military Census, and in Foster, Providence Co., RI, in the 1790 federal census.[344]

        1518    iii   Holmes Perkins, born on 18 Jan. 1757 in Bridgewater,[345] “moved away.”[346] He was probably the Holmes Perkins who was living in Danby, Rutland Co., VT, in the 1791,[347] and 1800 federal censuses.[348]

        1519    iv   Hephzibah Perkins, born on 18 June 1759 in Bridgewater,[349] marriage not found.

        1520     v   Susanna “Susey” Perkins, born on 25 Feb. 1764 in Bridgewater,[350] never married, died a pauper on 30 Jan. 1839 in Bridgewater, aged 74 years,[351] no probate records found for her.

        1521    vi   Nancy Perkins, born on 1 Dec. 1769 in Bridgewater,[352] married (3023) Rufus6 Leach, son of Zadock5 and (1242) Susanna6 (Washburn) Leach,[353] in 1798 in Bridgewater,[354] and moved to New York, but he was not a head of household in New York or Massachusetts in the 1810 or 1820 federal censuses. He was a grandson of (425) Ezra5 and Susanna4 (Leach) Washburn, of Middleborough.[355]

 

 

(483.) Lt. Francis Perkins, youngest son of (132) Mary4 Washburn, probably (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, on 8 Sept. 1729,[356] married 1.) Susanna Waterman, daughter of Deacon Robert and Martha5 (Cushman) Waterman (Jr.), of Halifax, MA,[357] on 14 Dec. 1762 in Halifax.[358] She was born on 6 Feb. 1742 in Halifax,[359] a granddaughter of Robert and Mary4 (Cushman) Waterman,[360] and of Lt. Josiah4 and Susanna (Shurtleff) Cushman.[361] She died on 22 July 1771 in Bridgewater,[362] and he remarried to 2.) (1205)  Philibert4 Keith, daughter of Ephraim,3 Esq., and (417) Sarah5 (Washburn) Keith,[363] on 2 Mar. 1775 in Bridgewater.[364] She was born on 30 July 1737 in Bridgewater,[365] a granddaughter of (124) Israel4 and Waitstill (Sumner) Washburn.[366]

         Lt. Francis Perkins died testate on 20 Mar. 1783 in Bridgewater, aged 53 years.[367] Philibert (Keith) Perkins was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census, but she died on 29 Sept. 1814 in Bridgewater, aged 77 years.[368]

         Lt. Francis Perkins had at least 3 children by Susanna Waterman, and presumably 3 more children by Philibert Keith, order uncertain:[369]

        1522      i   Robert Perkins, born ca. 1764,[370] a guardian was appointed for him in 1783,[371] and he was living alone in the 1790 federal census in Bridgewater, next door to his brother-in-law, Enoch Perkins.[372] He died intestate on 29 Dec. 1793 in Bridgewater, aged 29 years, [373] presumably unmarried.

        1523     ii   Francis Perkins (Jr.), born on 28 Sept. 1766,[374] died on 24 Jan. 1768 in Bridgewater.[375]

        1524   iii   Susanna Perkins, born ca. 1767,[376] married (1510) Enoch Perkins, her first cousin, son of (480) Thomas and Mary (Pratt) Perkins (Jr.),[377] on 26 Mar. 1783 in Bridgewater.[378] He was born on 4 July 1754 in Bridgewater.[379] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his brother-in-law, Enoch Perkins,[380] and they moved to Minot, Cumberland (now Androscoggin) Co., ME, in ca. 1800. He died on 31 Dec. 1938 in Minot, ME, aged 84 years,[381] and she died in 1844 in Minot, ME, aged about 77 years.[382]

        1525   iv   Jacob Perkins, born on 16 May 1776,[383] a guardian was appointed for him in 1783,[384] and he married 1.) Mary Thomas, daughter of Nathaniel and Betty (House) Thomas, of Pembroke,[385] on 18 Dec. 1808 in Pembroke.[386] She was born on 1 Jan. 1786 in Pembroke,[387] and died on 20 Jan. 1839 in Bridgewater, aged 53 years, 19 days.[388] He remarried to 2.) Susan (Whitaker) Morse, of Groton, MA, in 1844.[389] She was born on 25 Sept. 1795.[390] She also died, and he supposedly remarried again to 3.) Betsey (Davis) Blake. He was still living in Bridgewater with wife Susan in the 1850 federal census.[391] He was possibly the Jacob Perkins who died testate in 1853 in Bridgewater.[392] Jacob Perkins had children by Mary Thomas:[393]

a. Mary Thomas Perkins, born on 25 Oct. 1809 in Bridgewater,[394] married Dr. Calvin Barton Pratt, of Middleborough or Barnstable, MA, son of Calvin and (2890) Clarissa5 (Keith) Pratt, Esq., on 28 Nov. 1833 in Bridgewater.[395] He was born on 15 Apr. 1806 in Bridgewater,[396] a grandson of (1210) Lt. Solomon4 and Lois5 (Cary) Keith.[397] They were living in Bridgewater in the 1850 federal census, where he was a physician.[398]

b. Maria/Marcia Perkins, born on 1 Oct. 1811 in Bridgewater,[399] married Thomas8 Jefferson Washburn, of Orono, ME, son of (3529) Solomon7 and Sarah “Sally” (Carver) Washburn Jr., of Bridgewater, MA, and Bridgton, ME, on 3 July 1836 in Bridgewater.[400] He was born on 25 June 1809 in Bridgton, Cumberland Co., ME.[401] He died on 21 May 1846 in Weymouth, MA, aged 36 years, 10 months, 26 days,[402] and his widow, Marcia Washburn was appointed as guardian to their children, Marcia P., Thomas J., Jacob P., and Nathan Washburn, on 2 Nov. 1847. She was living in Bridgewater in the 1850 federal census, next door to her brother-in-law, Carver Washburn.[403] Marcia (Perkins) Washburn died testate in 1851 in Bridgewater, naming Philo Leach as executor of her estate. Her will was probated on 1 July 1851 in Bridgewater, and her estate settled in Feb. 1854.[404]

c. Jacob Perkins (Jr.), born on 13 Nov. 1813 in Bridgewater,[405] died on 19 Nov. 1838 in Bridgewater, aged 25 years, 6 days,[406] presumably unmarried.

d. David Perkins, born on 22 Jan. 1816 in Bridgewater,[407] graduated from Brown University in 1834,[408] settled in Fall River, MA, and married Olive Rosalie Shaw, daughter of John Angier and Sarah H. (White) Shaw, on 29 Jan. 1843 in Bridgewater.[409] She was born on 12 Mar. 1822 in Woodville, MS.[410] They were living in Fall River, MA, in the 1850 federal census, where he was a lawyer.[411]

e. Sally Keith Perkins, born on 23 Feb. 1818 in Bridgewater,[412] died on 13 Dec. 1838 in Bridgewater, aged 20 years, 9 months, 20 days.[413]

f. Edith Perkins, born on 15 Mar. 1820 in Bridgewater,[414] died on 3 Jan. 1839 in Bridgewater, aged 18 years, 9 months, 18 days.[415]

g. Robert Perkins, born on 20 Feb. 1822 in Bridgewater,[416] married Susan M. Blood, daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth Blood, on 10 Sept. 1845 in Bridgewater.[417] They were living in Bridgewater in the 1850 federal census, where he was a trader.[418]

h. Ellen M. Perkins, born on 17 Feb. 1824 in Bridgewater,[419] married Joseph E. Carver, son of (2901) Eleazer and Bathsheba (Smith) Carver (5th), on 28 May 1848 in Bridgewater.[420] He was born on 24 Jan. 1824 in Bridgewater,[421] a grandson of (1501) Dr. Eleazer and (1211) Sarah (Keith) Carver (4th). He married secondly to 2.) Mary B. Pratt.[422] He was not found in the 1850 federal census in Plymouth Co., MA.

i. Nathaniel T. Perkins, born on 8 Jan. 1827 in Bridgewater.[423]

        1526     v   Francis “Frank” Perkins (Jr.), born say 1778 in Bridgewater, a guardian was appointed for him in 1783,[424] and he married 1.) Polly6 Leonard, daughter of Simeon5 and Anna (Smith) Leonard, on 3 Sept. 1815 in Bridgewater.[425] She was born on 6 Oct. 1779 in Bridgewater,[426] a granddaughter of Joseph4 and Mary (Packard) Leonard (Jr.).[427] She died on 11 Jan. 1825 in Bridgewater, aged 45 years,[428] and he remarried to 2.) Betsey B. Pincin, of East Bridgewater, on 30 Oct. 1830 in Bridgewater,[429] and they lived in East Bridgewater. She died, however, on 14 Nov. 1831 in East Bridgewater, aged 23 years, of “consumption.”[430] He may have been the Francis Perkins living in West Bridgewater, MA, in the 1850 federal census.[431] He was not found in the 1855 state census in East Bridgewater or Bridgewater, and no death or probate records were found for Francis Perkins (Jr.) in Plymouth County.

        1527    vi   Philibert Perkins,[432] a daughter, born ca. 1780 in Bridgewater,[433] no guardian was appointed for her in 1783, but she was still unmarried and living in Bridgewater in the 1850 federal census with the family of her brother, Jacob Perkins.

 

 

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        [1] Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA, 1916, 2 Volumes, [hereinafter Bridgewater VRs], Vol. 1, p. 256.

        [2] 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. 179.

        [3] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 291.

        [4] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 149.

        [5] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 177; Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987, [hereinafter Torrey, New England Marriages], p. 360, for her maiden name.

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

        [7] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 488, “wife of Josiah Hayward Jr.”

        [8] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 173; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 181, who says he had, by his second wife, children Hepzibah, Molly, Phinehas, Cyrus, Independence, Otis Kinsley, Eliza, and Lucy.

        [9] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #9817; Vol. 18, p. 239‑240.

        [10] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 489.

        [11] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 65, 78; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 181, says “He married a Muxam for his 3d. wife.”

        [12] Plym­outh Co. Land Records, Vol. 71, p. 199.

        [13] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 486. Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, says he died in 1773, but the Josiah Hayward who died in 1773 was styled “Jr.” in the death record, indicating he was probably this Josiah’s son by his second wife, Mary Dunham. His father having already died in 1764, by 1773 this Josiah would have been the Josiah Hayward “Sr.” living in Bridgewater.

        [14] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 484.

        [15] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, says the wife of Josiah Hayward was Sarah, daughter of Thomas Perkins, and says they had daughters Lois and Sarah.

    [16] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 151, from her gravestone.

    [17] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 486, from her gravestone.

    [18] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 149, from his gravestone.

    [19] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 486, from his gravestone.

    [20] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 150, from his gravestone.

    [21] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 486, from his gravestone.

    [22] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 148, from her gravestone.

    [23] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 485, from her gravestone.

    [24] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #9817; Vol. 18, p. 239‑240.

    [25] Her maiden name from the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 28 May 2005 by Kenneth L. Shaw, but the marriage of David Simmons and Priscilla Howland was not found in the vital records of Middleborough, Duxbury or Plymouth.

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

        [27] Merrick, Barbara Lambert, and Alicia Crane Williams, Middleborough, Massachusetts, Vital Records, The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, Volume One: 1986, Volume Two: 1990, [hereinafter Middleborough VRs], Vol. 1, p. 68.

    [28] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, actually taken in 1791, Bountiful, UT, 1993, p. 62, Pomfret, Windsor Co., the Moses Simmons household had 3 free white males under 16, 1 free white male aged 16 or over, and 5 free white females.

    [29] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 28 May 2005 by Kenneth L. Shaw.

    [30] Calculated from her age at stated birthplace in the 1850 federal census.

        [31] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 329.

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

        [33] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 236, 327.

        [34] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 573.

        [35] 1850 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 9, dwelling #108, family #128:

                Lewis Holmes, 43, male, trader, $6000, born MA

                Rebecca Holmes, 55, female, born MA [sic]

                Lewis J. Holmes, 16, male, clerk, born MA, student

                Salome Washburn, 79, female, born Maine

                Charles Brigham, 18, male, clerk, born MA

                Caleb Alden, 29 male, laborer, born MA

                Mary J. Haskel, 23, female, born Maine

                Francis Carver, 17, male, clerk, born MA

                Ellen Dersmond, 23, female, born Ireland

    [36] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #9817; Vol. 18, p. 239‑240.

        [37] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 181, says Sarah “married at Wareham and afterwards P. Turner,” however according to Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 154, and Vol. 2, p. 567, Sarah Hayward, the wife of Plato Turner, was born on 2 Apr. 1769, and died of Cancer in Bridgewater on 29 Apr. 1830, aged 61 years, which agrees with a 1769 birth year, but eliminates her as a daughter of Mary (Perkins) Hayward, who died in 1756. It could be that Sarah Hayward, wife of Josiah and Mary (Perkins) Hayward, died sometime after the 1765 guardianship, but before 1769, and Josiah gave that name to another daughter by his second wife, born in 1769.

        [38] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #9817; Vol. 18, p. 239‑240.

        [39] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 254.

        [40] Jones, William, “Robert Carver of Marshfield, Mass., and Some of His Descendants,” Genealogies of Mayflower Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. I, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1985, p. 449.

        [41] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 289.

        [42] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 65.

        [43] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 129.

        [44] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 444, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #3591.

        [45] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 207, 208.

        [46] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 73.

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

        [48] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 159, 207.

        [49] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 208.

        [50] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 502, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

        [51] Plym­outh Co. Probate Docket #11861; Vol. 25, p. 59-60.

        [52] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 503, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

        [53] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 66, which also shows the year as 1748.

        [54] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 87.

        [55] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 73.

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

        [57] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 86, 129.

        [58] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 426, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #176.

        [59] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 425, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

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

        [61] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 426.

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

        [63] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 425.

        [64] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 423.

        [65] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 65.

        [66] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 208.

        [67] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 72.

        [68] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 191, from a private record of the Ephraim Keith family.

        [69] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 207, 325.

        [70] 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 Eleazer Carver household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 5 free white females.

        [71] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 444, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

        [72] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 444, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

        [73] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 66.

        [74] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 130.

        [75] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 65.

        [76] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 72, marriage intentions recorded 13 Aug. 1773 in Bridgewater.

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

        [78] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 86, 129.

        [79] 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 Joseph Alden household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 4 free white males under 16, and 5 free white females.

        [80] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 424, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater; Plym­outh Co. Probate Docket #137.

        [81] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 423, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

        [82] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 89, says they had Mehitabel 1775, Joseph 1777, Daniel 1780, Thomas 1782, Cyrus 1785, Eunice 1788, Seth, Bethiah, and Betsy.

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

        [84] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 245.

        [85] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 20.

        [86] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 226.

        [87] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 247.

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

        [89] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 183.

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

        [91] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 151, from a private record kept by Rev. Richard M. Hodges.

        [92] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 181, 285.

        [93] He was not listed in Brig. Gen. Gardner W. Pearson’s Records of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, Boston, 1913.

        [94] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 425, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

        [95] 1850 Federal Census, East Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 266, dwelling #408, family #516:

                Joseph Alden, 73, male, farmer, $1500, born MA

                Almora Howard, 46, female, born MA

                Ella Josselyn, 1, female, born MA

                Ellen T. Hayward, 7/12, female, born MA

                John Austin, 35, male, shoe cutter, born MA

                Emeline Austin, 20, female, born MA

        [96] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #139.

        [97] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 18.

    [98] 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. 35, the marriage of Ephraim Tilson and Mercy Sears, both of Hallifax, on 25 Dec. 1752.

        [99] Halifax VRs, p. 80; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 18, marriage intentions recorded 1 Dec. 1804 in Bridgewater.

        [100] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 89.

    [101] Tilson, Mercer V., The Tilson Genealogy from Edmond Tilson at Plymouth, N.E. 1638 to 1911, 1911, p. 345, however her birth was not recorded in the vital records of Halifax.

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

        [103] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 142.

        [104] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 22.

        [105] Pearson, Brig. Gen. Gardner W., Records of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia Called out by the Governor of Massachusetts to suppress a Threatened Invasion during the War of 1812-1814, Boston, 1913, reprint, Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1999, p. 51.

        [106] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 18.

        [107] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 89.

        [108] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 18.

        [109] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 424; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 89, says “died single.”

    [110] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 89.

        [111] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 18; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 89, says they were married in 1813.

        [112] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 17, taken from the Hooper Family Bible.

        [113] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 190; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 18.

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

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

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

        [117] Pearson, Brig. Gen. Gardner W., Records of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia Called out by the Governor of Massachusetts to suppress a Threatened Invasion during the War of 1812-1814, Boston, 1913, reprint, Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1999, p. 51.

        [118] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 185.

    [119] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 91.

        [120] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 212.

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

        [122] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 91, 218.

        [123] Unless his name was badly misspelled.

        [124] West Bridgewater VRs, p. 183.

            [125] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #201, Vol. 61, p. 387.

        [126] West Bridgewater VRs, p. 184; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #213, Vol. 83, p. 417.

        [127] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 23.

        [128] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 428.

        [129] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 23.

    [130] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 350.

        [131] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 23.

        [132] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 92, who says that they had children Olivia, Francis, Lucy, Mary Ann, Eliza, Martha, and Cyrus.

        [133] Vital Records of West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter West Bridgewater VRs], p. 111, the year of her birth from Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 350.

    [134] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 348.

        [135] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 24.

        [136] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 24; Yarmouth VRs, p. 584, marriage intentions recorded 3 Sept. 1809 in Yarmouth.

    [137] 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. 359.

    [138] Yarmouth VRs, p. 359.

    [139] Yarmouth VRs, p. 359.

    [140] Yarmouth VRs, p. 555, “John Reed Esqr.’s child.”

    [141] Yarmouth VRs, p. 359.

    [142] Yarmouth VRs, p. 616.

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

        [144] Vital Records of Pembroke, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Pembroke VRs], p. 360, marriage of Isaac Thomas and Nancy Cushing on 5 Feb. 1786 in Pembroke.

        [145] Pembroke VRs, p. 227; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 22, marriage intentions recorded 18 Apr. 1812 in Bridgewater.

        [146] Pembroke VRs, p. 201.

        [147] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 23.

        [148] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 23.

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

        [150] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #11828, but apparently the bond was never recorded in the Plymouth County Probate Books.

        [151] “Easton, Massachusetts, Bristol County, Births, Deaths and Marriages by Families, 1697-1847,” from FHL [Family History Library] microfilm #1059951, a transcription of the entire town vital records from the incorporation of the town of Easton to about 1843 made in 1880 by Geo. G. Withington, Easton town clerk, [hereinafter Easton VRs], p. 105, the marriage of Edward Dean and Joanah Williams, both of Easton, on 6 Mar. 1768.

        [152] Easton VRs, p. 166, married by Rev. William Reed; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 207.

        [153] Easton VRs, p. 135.

        [154] Easton VRs, p. 47, the birth of Edward Dean, son of James and Hannah Dean of Easton, on 30 June 1748; Taunton VRs, Vol. 2, p. 241, the marriage of Hannah Hayward of Easton and James Dean of Taunton on 15 June 1744 in Easton.

        [155] Easton VRs, p. 270. He was called “Mr.” Alexander Keith in the birth records of his children.

        [156] Easton VRs, p. 270.

        [157] Easton VRs, p. 270.

        [158] Easton VRs, p. 270.

        [159] Easton VRs, p. 270.

        [160] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 193, under “Uianna” Keith, but Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 208, calls her “Lavinia,” which is more likely.

        [161] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 259.

        [162] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 266, 276.

        [163] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 293.

        [164] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 270.

        [165] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 275.

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

        [167] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 538.

        [168] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15660, Vol. 21, p. 580-582.

        [169] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 537.

        [170] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 266, says they had William 1748, Mary 1750, Sarah 1752, Enoch 1754, Thomas 1756, Theodore 1758, Deborah 1761, and Cyrus 1767.

        [171] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 259.

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

        [173] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 293.

        [174] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 539; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15664.

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

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

        [177] Stover, Margaret Harris, Vital Records of Raynham, Massachusetts, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA, 1997, [hereinafter Raynham VRs], p. 154, the unnamed wife of Solomon Snow was noted to have died on 23 Aug. 1775 in the journal of Rev. Isaac Backus at Raynham.

        [178] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 288; Raynham VRs., p. 91, marriage intentions recorded 27 Aug. 1780 in Raynham.

        [179] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 50, Raynham Town, Bristol County, the Solomon Snow household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females.

        [180] Raynham VRs, pp. 56, 64.

        [181] Raynham VRs, p. 75.

        [182] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 256.

        [183] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 537.

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

        [185] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 201.

        [186] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 292, from records of Trinity Church, Bridgewater. The town record has the date as Jan. 7th.

        [187] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 173.

        [188] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp.159-160.

        [189] 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 Eli Hudson household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 4 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females.

        [190] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 498.

        [191] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 498.

        [192] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 202, says they had Thomas 1776, Asa 1778, Ovid 1781, Eli 1783, Sally 1785, William 1787, Selah 1790, and Olive 1793.

        [193] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 173.

        [194] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 172.

        [195] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 198, marriage intentions recorded 15 Oct. 1803 in Bridgewater.

        [196] Per West Bridgewater VRs, p. 67.

        [197] Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1917, [hereinafter East Bridgewater VRs], p. 359.

        [198] West Bridgewater VRs, p. 67.

        [199] West Bridgewater VRs, p. 67.

        [200] West Bridgewater VRs, p. 67.

        [201] West Bridgewater VRs, p. 67.

        [202] Calculated from the age of their oldest child in the 1850 federal census, her maiden name from the birth record of their son Caleb L. Hudson Jr. in East Bridgewater VRs, p. 70.

        [203] 1850 Federal Census, East Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 266, dwelling #403, family #511:

                Caleb Hudson, 38, male, shoe cutter, $1000, born MA

                Eliza Hudson, 30, female, born MA

                Mary E. Hudson, 13, female, born MA, attending school

                Deborah Hudson, 11, female, born MA, attending school

                Parna P?. Hudson, 8, female, born MA, attending school

                Caleb L. Hudson, 6, male, born MA, attending school

                Charles N. Hudson, 4, male, born MA, attending school

                Ellen A. Hudson, 2, female, born MA

                Emma E. Hudson, 1, female, born MA

        [204] West Bridgewater VRs, p. 67.

        [205] West Bridgewater VRs, p. 67.

        [206] West Bridgewater VRs, p. 205.

        [207] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 173.

        [208] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 173.

        [209] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 173.

        [210] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 173.

        [211] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 173.

        [212] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 173.

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

        [214] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 266.

        [215] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 289.

        [216] Calculated from her “about” age at death.

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

        [218] Vital Records of Plympton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1923, [hereinafter Plympton VRs], p. 421, the marriage of Robert Waterman Jr. of Halifax and Martha Cushman of Plympton on 8 Apr. 1734 in Plympton.

        [219] 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 Enoch Perkins household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 2 free white females.

        [220] Per Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 536, from records of Trinity Church in Bridgewater.

        [221] Per Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 538, from records of Trinity Church in Bridgewater.

        [222] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 254.

        [223] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 256.

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

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

        [226] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 257.

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

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

        [229] Per Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 258.

        [230] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 259.

        [231] Per Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 539; Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 266.

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

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

        [234] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 293.

        [235] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 78.

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

        [237] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 227.

        [238] Per Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 251, birth of Alfred Perkins.

        [239] No probate records were found for Theodore Perkins in Plymouth Co., MA.

        [240] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 140, 266.

        [241] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 80.

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

        [243] 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. 433, shows that Francis Cooke was probably living in Winchester, Cheshire Co., NH, in the 1790 federal census, but does not give names for the husband of his daughters, a couple of which would have been the right age to have become the wife of Rev. William Conant.

        [244] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 259.

        [245] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 539.

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

        [247] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 256.

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

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

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

        [251] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 288.

        [252] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 99.

        [253] 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 Benjn Edson household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 2 free white females.

        [254] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 463.

        [255] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 463.

        [256] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 102.

        [257] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 288.

        [258] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 123.

        [259] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 282.

        [260] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 103.

        [261] Per Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 124.

        [262] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 100.

        [263] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 99.

        [264] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 267.

        [265] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 121.

        [266] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 256.

        [267] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 266, 267.

        [268] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 277.

        [269] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 107.

        [270] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 155.

        [271] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 127.

        [272] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 155.

        [273] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 107.

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

        [275] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 538.

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

        [277] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 288, marriage intentions recorded 29 Mar. 1787 in Bridgewater.

        [278] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 266.

        [279] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, actually taken in 1791, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 59, Bridgewater, Windsor County, the Cyrus Perkins household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 2 free white females.

        [280] Heads of Families at the Second Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1800: Vermont, Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier, 1938, reprinted by Clearfield Company, p. 160, Bridgewater, Windsor County, the Cyrus Perkins household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 26-44, 4 females under 10, 2 females aged 10-15, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

        [281] 1810 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Windsor Co., VT, p. 493, the Cyrus Perkins household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 26-45 years, 1 female under 10, 3 females aged 10-15 years, 1 female aged 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 26-45 years.

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

        [283] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 47, marriage of Thomas Holmes and Mary Sprout, both of Middleborough, on 1 Apr. 1731.

        [284] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 288.

        [285] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 49.

        [286] Van Antwerp, Lee D., Vital Records of Plymouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, Picton Press, Camden, ME, 1993, [hereinafter Plymouth VRs], p. 40, the birth of Thomas Holmes, son of John and Experiance Holmes, on 7 Jan. 1708/9 in Plymouth. John Holmes later moved to Middleborough, where he died in 1728; Stratton, Eugene A., “Descendants of Mr. John Holmes, Messenger of the Plymouth Court,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 74, June 1986, No. 2, pp. 91-93, 205.

        [287] Yarmouth VRs, p. 136, the marriage of Ebenezar Sproute and Experience Hawes on 1 Mar. 1703/4 in Yarmouth; Stratton, Eugene A., “Descendants of Mr. John Holmes, Messenger of the Plymouth Court,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 74, June 1986, No. 2, p. 205; 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], pp. 206, 255.

        [288] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 536, buried in Trinity Church Graveyard in Bridgewater; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15557.

        [289] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 536, supposedly from a private record of burials in South Bridgewater kept by Lt. John Washburn.

        [290] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 266, says they had Ebenezer 1752, Mary, Holmes 1757, Hepzibah 1759, Susanna 1764, and Nancy.

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

        [292] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 277.

        [293] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 288.

        [294] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 270.

        [295] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 276.

        [296] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 208.

        [297] 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 Ebenezer Perkins household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 3 free white males under 16, and 1 free white female.

        [298] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 536, buried in Trinity Church Graveyard in Bridgewater; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15556.

        [299] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 538, probably buried in Trinity Church Graveyard in Bridgewater.

        [300] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 267, says they had Daniel, Solomon, Thomas, Aaron, a Baptist Minister in N.Y.; Ornan, Ebenezer, Simeon, Ozias, went to Hanson, Minerva, and Mary.

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

        [302] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 536, buried in Trinity Church Graveyard in Bridgewater.

        [303] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 256.

        [304] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 538, buried in Trinity Church Graveyard in Bridgewater.

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

        [306] Vital Records of Taunton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1929, [hereinafter Taunton VRs], Vol. 2, p. 365; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 288, marriage intentions recorded 1 Apr. 1809 in Bridgewater.

        [307] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 291.

        [308] Per Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 89, evidently not born in Bridgewater.

        [309] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 457, called “first wife” of Charles Daniels.

        [310] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 104, marriage intentions recorded 29 Nov. 1823 in Bridgewater.

        [311] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 259.

        [312] From her birth record.

        [313] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 293.

        [314] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 231.

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

        [316] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 288.

        [317] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 293.

        [318] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 281.

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

        [320] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 267.

        [321] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 257.

        [322] Pembroke VRs, p. 326; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 292, marriage intentions recorded 18 Apr. 1818 in Bridgewater.

        [323] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 536, buried in Trinity Church Graveyard in Bridgewater.

        [324] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 292, marriage intentions recorded 1 Dec. 1833 in Bridgewater.

        [325] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 538; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15638.

        [326] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 256.

        [327] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 121.

        [328] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 99.

        [329] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 266.

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

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

        [332] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 184.

        [333] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 267, says he married “Sally W. Hayward,” daughter of Timothy; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 292, gives her name as Charlotte Hayward, daughter of Timothy, but Timothy Hayward had no daughter named Charlotte whose birth was recorded in the vital records of Bridgewater. Probably Mitchell was correct.

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

        [335] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 103-104, 182.

        [336] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 256.

        [337] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 267.

        [338] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 257.

        [339] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 267.

        [340] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 256.

        [341] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 130.

        [342] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 291.

        [343] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 66.

        [344] 1790 Federal Census, Foster, Providence Co., RI, p. 288, the Oliver Carver household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 4 free white females.                                                

        [345] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 254.

        [346] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 266.

        [347] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, actually taken in 1791, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 39, Danby, Rutland County, the Holmes Perkins household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 4 free white females.

        [348] Heads of Families at the Second Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1800: Vermont, Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier, 1938, reprinted by Clearfield Company, p. 111, Danby, Rutland County, the Holmes Perkins household had 1 male aged 10-15, 1 male aged 26-44, 2 females under 10, 1 female aged 10-15, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

        [349] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 254.

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

        [351] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 538.

        [352] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 256.

        [353] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 232.

        [354] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 291, marriage intentions recorded 17 Mar. 1798 in Bridgewater.

        [355] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 328.

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

        [357] Plympton VRs, p. 421, marriage of Robert Waterman Jr., of Halifax, and Martha Cushman, of Plympton, on 8 Apr. 1734 in Plympton.

        [358] Per Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 289; Halifax VRs, p. 31.

        [359] Halifax VRs, p. 42.

        [360] Plymouth VRs, p. 88, the marriage of Robertt Waterman and Mary Cushman on 19 Mar. 1702 in Plymouth.

        [361] Plympton VRs, p. 302, the marriage of Josiah Cushman and Susanah Shurtlef on 29 Dec. 1709 in Plympton.

        [362] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 538, buried in Trinity Church Graveyard in Bridgewater.

        [363] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 208.

        [364] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 289.

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

        [366] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 325.

        [367] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 537, buried in Trinity Church Graveyard in Bridgewater; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15567.

        [368] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 538, buried in Trinity Church Graveyard in Bridgewater.

        [369] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 266, says he had Susanna and Robert by Susanna Waterman, and Jacob, Francis, and Philibert by Philibert Keith.

        [370] Calculated from his age at death.

        [371] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15568.

        [372] 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 Robt Perkins household had only 1 free white male aged 16 or older.

        [373] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 538, buried in Trinity Church Graveyard in Bridgewater; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15642.

        [374] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 253, from his gravestone.

        [375] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 536, buried in Trinity Church Graveyard in Bridgewater, called “3rd child of Lt. Perkins, so his sister Susanna Perkins may have been older.

        [376] Calculated from her “about” age at death.

        [377] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 266.

        [378] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 293.

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

        [380] 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 Enoch Perkins household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 2 free white females.

        [381] Per Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 536, from records of Trinity Church in Bridgewater.

        [382] Per Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 538, from records of Trinity Church in Bridgewater.

        [383] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 254, from his gravestone.

        [384] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15568.

        [385] Pembroke VRs, p. 361, marriage of Nathaniel Thomas and Betty House, of Abington, on 20 Feb. 1774 in Abington.

        [386] Pembroke VRs, p. 326; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 289, marriage intentions recorded 15 Oct. 1808 in Bridgewater.

        [387] Pembroke VRs, p. 203.

        [388] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 537.

        [389] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 289, marriage intentions recorded 12 May 1844 in Bridgewater; Vital Records of Groton, Massachusetts, To the End of the Year 1849, The Essex Institute, Salem, MA, 1926, [hereinafter Groton VRs], Vol. 2, p. 134, marriage intentions recorded 10 May 1844 in Groton.

        [390] Per Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 340.

        [391] 1850 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 2, dwelling #18, family #20:

                Jacob Perkins, 74, male, no occupation, $6000, born MA

                Susan Perkins, 54, female, born MA

                Philibert Perkins, 70, female, born MA

                Martin Holmes, 25, male, laborer, born MA

                Wm. Irving, 30, male, laborer, born Ireland

                Rosey Fox, 18, female, born MA, attending school

                Mary Fox, 14, female, born MA, cannot read or write

        [392] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15581.

        [393] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 267, says they had Mary, Maria, Jacob, David, Sally Keith, Edith, Ellen, Robert, and Nathaniel.

        [394] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 256.

        [395] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 291.

        [396] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 267.

        [397] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 211.

        [398] 1850 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 25, dwelling #325, family #379:

                Calvin B. Pratt, 44, male, Physician, $3000, born MA

                Mary T. Pratt, 40, female, born MA

                Mary B. Pratt, 15, female, born MA, attending school

                Henry T. Pratt, 13, male, born MA, attending school

                Sarah K. Pratt, 11, female, born MA, attending school

                Calvin Pratt, 8, male, born MA, attending school

                (Plus 11 more unrelated persons)

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

        [400] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 290-291.

        [401] Per Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 336.

        [402] Per Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 575.

        [403] 1850 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 23, dwelling #294, family #345:

                Marcia P. Washburn, 39, female, $1500, born MA

                Marcia P. Washburn, 13, female, born Maine, attending school

                Thomas J. Washburn, 11, male, born MA, attending school

                Jacob P. Washburn, 9, male, born MA, attending school

                Nathan W. Washburn, 6, male, born MA, attending school

                Margaret Power, 18, female, born Ireland

        [404] Plym­outh Co. Probate Docket #22054, Vol. 93, p. 305. Philo Leach was a son of Apollos and Chloe (Dyer) Leach, and was husband of Lucia Hooper. No known relationship between Marcia Perkins and Philo Leach has been discovered.

        [405] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 254.

        [406] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 537.

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

        [408] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 267.

        [409] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 288.

        [410] Per Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 289.

        [411] 1850 Federal Census, Fall River, Bristol Co., MA, p. 25, dwelling #303, family #386 (hard to read):

                David Perkins, 37, male, Lawyer, born MA

                Olive R. Perkins, 28, female, born Miss.

                Roslia? Perkins, 6, female, born MA

                Margaret? Perkins, 4, female, born MA

                David Perkins Jr., 2, male, born MA

                Mary T. Perkins, 1/12, female, born MA

                (Plus 4 other unrelated persons)

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

        [413] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 538.

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

        [415] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 536.

        [416] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 257.

        [417] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 292.

        [418] 1850 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 8, dwelling #99, family #119:

                Robert Perkins, 28, male, trader. $6000, born MA

                Susan M. Perkins, 27, female, born MA

                Edith Perkins, 4, female, born MA

                William Coburn, 18, male, clerk, born VT

                Hannah Murphy, 23, female, born Ireland, cannot read or write

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

        [420] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 289.

        [421] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 66.

        [422] Jones, William, “Robert Carver of Marshfield, Mass., and Some of His Descendants,” Genealogies of Mayflower Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. I, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1985, p. 466.

        [423] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 257.

        [424] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #15568.

        [425] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 289.

        [426] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 218, as “Molley” Leonard.

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

        [428] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 538.

        [429] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 289.

        [430] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 379, buried in the Old Central Cemetery in East Bridgewater.

        [431] 1850 Federal Census, West Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 271, dwelling #463, family #586:

                Francis Perkins, 73, male, no occupation, born MA

                Francis Perkins, 34, male, shovelmaking, born MA

                Harriet Perkins, 27, female, born MA

                Harriet Perkins, 9, female, born MA, attending school

        [432] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 266, who says “Philibert not married.”

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



ĕ APPENDIX ĕ: The Will of Ebenezer Keith of Bridgewater (1773)*

In the name of God Amen. On the Twenty first Day of October Anno Domini One Thousand Seven hundred and Seventy and Three, I Ebenezer Keith of Bridgewater in the County of Plymouth Yeoman. Being in health and of a sound and disposing Mind & Memory, proceed to make this my Last Will & Testament—In the first place I recommend my Soul into the hands of God who Gave it, Trusting in his mercy through Jesus Christ for pardon, Grace and Glory, and my Body I commit to the Earth, to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named, and with regard to my worldly Interest, I dispos of it in the following manner vizr

Imprimis—I Give and Bequeath to my well beloved wife, Hepzibah, the one half of the indoor moveables that she brought with her to be intirely at her dispose, also the one half of my dwelling house, Barn and Corn house during the time of her being my widow, also the improvement of Two Cows during the said term. I allso Give to my said wife my two Great Bibles to be Entirely at her dispose—

Item—I Give and Bequeath to my Two daughters namely Hipzibah & Uranna the other half of the said indoor moveables, that my said wife Brought with her, allso Thirteen pounds six shillings & Eight pence a piece to be paid by my Executor when my said daughters arrive to the Age of Eighteen years

Item—I Give and bequeath to my two daughters, namely Rachel and Susanna the Remainder of my indoor moveables, also Twenty pounds a piece, to be paid by my Executor within one year after my decease—

Item—I Give and bequeath to my two daughters, namely Mary and Lucy, Seven pounds a piece to be paid by my Executor within Two years after my decease

Item—I Give and bequeath to my Son Amos Twenty pounds.

Item—I Give and bequeath to my Three Sons, namely, Caleb, Calvin, and Alexander to them their heirs and Assigns forever, all my Land Lying on the Easterly side of the Country road being by Estimation about Fifty Five Acres, also Four Acres of Swamp Lying near Joseph Carver’s, being the Lot of Swamp I had of my Hond Father—also my Right in the Little Cedar Swamp (so called) and in case Either of my said Sons (being minors) should die with out Issue, then his part to be divided equally between the Survivors

Item—I Give and bequeath to my Son Ebenezer, Nine Acres of Land, where my Corn house now stands, also Eight Acres of Land on the westerly and northerly side of the Country Road Including my house and Barn with all the Buildings standing on Each Lot to him the said Ebenezer his heirs and Assigns for ever

Item—I Give and bequeath to my Eldest Son Luther my Interest in the Library in the South Precinct in Bridgwater, together with all my Other Books, Except my Two Great Bibles—I also Give to him my desk—

Item—I Give and bequeath to my two Sons, namely Luther & Ebenezer, (whom I nominate and appoint my Sole Executors) all my Estate Real and personal, not already disposed of, to them their heirs and Assigns forever, they paying my Just Debts, funeral charges and Legacies herein mentioned—In Witness and confirmation hereof. I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the day and year abovesaid

Signed, Sealed, pronounced, published &                                                                      Ebenezer Keith                                (seal)

declared by the said Ebenezer Keith to be his

Last Will & Testament in presence of us—

                Ephraim Keith

                Gershom Richmond junr

                Elisha Crosman

 

Probated on 6 July 1778, present by Luther Keith, one of the executors, and proved by Ephraim Keith and Gershom Richmond junr. Administration of the estate granted to Luther Keith and Ebenezer Keith. Thomas Hooper and Gershom Richmond were sureties on the bond of Luther Keith and his brother Ebenezer Keith.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 25, p. 59-60, from FHL microfilm #0550713.

 

 

ŧ APPENDIX ŧ: The Will of Thomas Perkins of Bridgewater (1773)*

In the Name of God Amen March 13th. 1773  I Thomas Perkins of Bridgwater in the County of Plymouth in New England Gentleman being at Present in a State of Health and of a Sound & Disposeing Mind and memory which I think God for but calling to mind the mortality of my Body Do make & ordain this my Last Will & Testament that is to Say Principaly & First of all I give and Recommend my Soul into the Hands of the great God who gave it hoping through the Merrits Mediation and Intercession of Christ to attain the Pardon of all my Sins and Inherit eternal Life and my Body I comit to the Earth to be buried in a decent manner at the Discretion of my Executor hereafter named and as touching my Worldly Estate I give & Dispose thereof in the following Manner: In the First Place my Will is thall my Debts & Funeral Charges be paid in a convenient time after my Decease by my Executor out of that part of my Estate givin to my Sons Thomas & Theodore.—

Item  I Give & bequeath to my well beloved Wife Mary the Improvment of the Land lying on the East Side of the way that my Hond. Father bought of James Keith together with a Peice of Land I bought of John Conant. The South East Room in my Dwelling House and the Chamber above it one Third part of my Cellar one third part of my Barn & Corn House with Fire Wood at the Door by my Sons Thomas & Theodore with a Priveledge of cuting fenceing Stuff to keep her Fence in repair all these so long as she shall remain my Widow. I give & Bequeath to my Said Wife one half of my Household Goods and a Cow a Hog my Pew in the South Meeting House half my Book and Ten Sheep to her Disposal and my Will is that her Cow shall be Pastured on that part of my Estate given to my Sons Thomas & Theodore—

Item  I give & bequeath to my Son William one Eighth part of my Land lying to the Southward of the great Brook (so called) it being Part of the Twentyeth Twenty first & Twenty Second Titiquot great Lotts of the first division to him his Heirs & Assigns together with my Steel faced Anvel with what I have heretofore let him have—

Item  I give & bequeath to my Son Enoch his Heirs & Assigns forever one Quarter Part of my Land lying to the Southward of the great Brook (so called) it being Part of the 20th. 21st. & 22d. of Titiquot great Lots of the first Division.—

Item  I give & bequeath to my Sons Thomas & Theodore my Land lying to the Northward of the great Brook Bounded on the west Side cheifly by the Land of Ensign Thomas Hayward and his Sons Land & Northerly End by the land of Elkanah Rickard and the East Side by a way and then mostly by Sd Rickards Land. I also give unto the Sd. Thomas & Theodore a Peice of Land where my Corn House Standeth and a small Peice of Land on the west Side of the Road near Ensn. Joseph Keiths Dwelling House with a Peice of Land I Purchd. lying between the Lands of Elijah Snow & the Land of Uriah Rickard together with my Cedar Swamp & the Reversion of what I have given my Widow with all my other Rights lying & being in whatsoever that I have not hereafter Disposed of to them their Heirs and Assigns forever.—

Item  I give & bequeath to my Son Cyrus one Quarter Part of my Land lying below the great Brook before Described to him his Heirs & Assigns forever And my Will is that my Sd. Son Cyrus Shall be Put to good Trade when he shall come to a Suitable Age.—

Item  I give and bequeath to my three Daughters Mary Sarah & Deborah to each of them one Eighth Part of my Land lying to the Southward of the great Brook as it is before Described reserving a Priviledge for my Widow to cut fencing Stuff Sufficient to keep her Improvement in repair to them their Heirs & Assigns forever—

I likewise give to my three Sons William Enoch & Thomas all my Personal Estate except what I have given to my Wife in this Will & what legally belongs to her.— I Constitute my Well beloved Sons William & Enoch to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament ratifying this & no other to be my last Will and Testament in Witness where of I have hereunto Set my Hand & Seal the Day & Year Above writen.—

Signed Sealed Published declared &                                                                                                Thomas Perkins

Pronounced in the Presence of us

Joseph Keith 3d

Hepzh Keith

              her

Annah  *  Bolton

             mark

 

Probated on 1 Nov. 1773, presented by William Perkins & Enoch Perkins, the executors, and proved by Joseph Keith the 3d & Annah Bolton two of the witnesses thereto subscribed who made Oath that they Saw the Sd Testator Sign Seal and heard him declare the Sd Instrument to be his last Will and Testament & that they with Hepsebeth Keith Subscribed their Names together as Witnesses to the Execution thereof…

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 21, p. 580-582, from FHL microfilm #0550712.