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Families of the Children of Ephraim4 Washburn and Lydia Polden

 

 

         The families of most of the children of Ephraim Washburn and Lydia Polden are easier to trace than some of the other branches, with the exception of those of Stephen, Isaac and John Washburn, of which I am still very uncertain. Isaac’s family may be confused with that of a different Isaac Washburn, and John Washburn may have had a family before his marriage to Azubah Fuller. Research is ongoing on this branch, as time permits.

 

 

 

 

John2 Washburn (5th)

 

 

Joseph3 Washburn

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth2 Mitchell

 

Ephraim4 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

Robert1 Latham

 

 

Hannah2 Latham

 

 

 

 

Susanna2 Winslow

William5 Washburn

 

 

 

Lydia5 Washburn

 

 

 

Elizabeth5 Washburn

 

 

 

Stephen5 Washburn

 

 

 

Isaac5 Washburn

 

 

 

Phebe5 Washburn

 

 

 

Jemima5 Washburn

 

 

 

Japheth5 Washburn

 

 

 

John5 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

John Polden/Polland

 

 

Lydia Polden

 

 

 

 

 

Ephraim2 Tilson

 

 

Lydia3 Tilson

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth2 Hoskins

 

(499.) William5 Washburn, eldest son of (134) Ephraim4 Washburn, (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Plympton, MA, on 25 Oct. 1726,[1] married Sarah Bates, probably daughter of Thomas and Lydia (Savery) Bates,[2] of Wareham, MA, on 8 Nov. 1759 in Wareham.[3] She was born on 16 Dec. 1737 in Plymouth,[4] a granddaughter of Samuel and Margaret (Churchill) Bates, and of Thomas and Esther (Saunders) Savery.[5]

         William Washburn was a cooper, and they settled in Carver, MA. They were still living in Carver in the 1790 federal census.[6] He was administrator of his father’s estate in 1755. In 1794, after his son Rowland Washburn had died, William Washburn asked the court that Rowland’s widow, Abigail, administer his estate, which was eventually granted to Rev. Rowland Thacher, of Wareham. On 15 Apr. 1795 Rev. Rowland Thacher filed a complaint that William Washburn, and wife Sarah, Perez Washburn, and Jemima Washburn, spinster, all of Carver, had withheld goods belonging to the estate of Rowland Washburn.[7]

         Sarah (Bates) Washburn died on 26 Mar. 1805 in Carver, aged 67 years,[8] and William Washburn died testate on 21 Dec. 1810 in Carver, aged 84 years.[9] His will was dated 19 Nov. 1810, and probated on 18 Jan. 1811. He mentioned his son Thomas Washburn, to whom he gave his blacksmith’s tools, and the share of a pew in Wareham that his mother had inherited from her father; his son Perez Washburn; son Asaph Washburn; daughter Lydia, wife of Nathaniel Atwood; daughter Sarah; daughter Jemima; and daughter Polly, wife of Thomas Barrows; and the heir of his son Rowland Washburn, deceased. He named his son, Asaph Washburn, as executor of his will, and his homestead was divided between sons Perez and Asaph. His will was witnessed by Caleb Atwood, Tilson Barrows, and Joseph King, Jr.[10] (See Appendix Ρ for a full transcription of his will.)

            William Washburn and Sarah Bates had children:

        1563      i   William6 Washburn (Jr.), born on 18 Sept. 1760 in Carver, MA,[11] died on 20 Dec. 1783 in Carver,[12] presumably unmarried, but no probate records were found for him in Plymouth County.

+      1564    ii   Thomas6 Washburn, born on 5 Apr. 1762 in Carver,[13] married Ruth Briggs, daughter of Ebenezer Briggs, of Wareham, on 25 Apr. 1785 in Wareham. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1565   iii   Rowland6 Washburn, born on 2 July 1764 in Carver,[14] married Abigail (___), probably after 1790.[15] He died intestate in Wareham before 1794, and Abigail remarried to (___) Stevens, who also apparently also died soon after. On 5 Aug. 1794 Rowland Washburn’s widow, by then the “widow Abigail Stevens, of Wareham,” was cited for not administering her husband Rowland Washburn’s estate. On 13 Aug. 1794 Rev. Rowland Thacher, of Wareham, was appointed as administrator of the estate of Rowland Washburn, mariner, of Wareham, with John Fearing and Paul Stevens as sureties.[16] On 12 Aug. 1794 Abigail Stevens, widow, of Wareham, was appointed as guardian of Sally Stevens Washburn, a minor under 14, with David Nye and Paul Stevens, of Wareham, as sureties, witnessed by Perez Washburn and Isaac Lothrop.[17] Rowland Washburn had one daughter:

a. Sally Stevens Washburn, born ca. 1792, marriage not found. She received $1.00 in the will of her grandfather, William Washburn, in 1811.

+      1566   iv   Lydia6 Washburn, born on 14 July 1766 in Carver,[18] married Nathaniel Atwood (3rd), son of Nathaniel and Susanna (Shurtleff) Atwood (Jr.), of Plympton,[19] on 5 June 1788 in Plympton.[20] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1567    v   Perez6 Washburn, born on 25 Dec. 1768 in Carver,[21] married Deborah Keen, of Sandwich, MA, in 1795.[22] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1568    vi   Jemima6 Washburn, born on 6 May 1771 in Carver,[23] married Ephraim Griffith, of Carver, as his second wife, in 1813.[24] He was born on 12 May 1767 in Rochester, MA,[25] and had married first to Clarissa “Clary” Atwood on 7 Jan. 1796 in Carver.[26] Jemima (Washburn) Griffith had no children, and she died on 12 Jan. 1827 in Carver, aged 55 years.[27] Ephraim Griffith remarried again to Jedidah (Briggs) Delano, widow of Capt. Jabez Delano, of Rochester, MA, on 29 Sept. 1828 in Rochester.[28] Ephraim Griffith died testate on 22 June 1834 in Carver, aged 67 years.[29]

        1569   vii   Sarah6 Washburn, born, say 1773 in Carver, mentioned in her father’s will in 1810, marriage not found.

+      1570  viii   Asaph6 Washburn, born on 18 Feb. 1776 in Carver,[30] married 1.) Mary “Polly” Barrows, daughter of Peleg and Jemima (Drew) Barrows,[31] of Carver, on 5 Mar. 1801 in Carver,[32] and 2.) Abigail Clark, daughter of William and Zilpha (Bramhall) Clark, of Plymouth,[33] on 3 May 1849 in Plymouth.[34] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1571   ix   Mary6 “Polly” Washburn, born on 13 Nov. 1778 in Carver,[35] married Thomas Barrows, son of Peleg and Jemima (Drew) Barrows,[36] of Carver, on 13 Feb. 1800 in Carver.[37] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

 

 

(500.) Lydia5 Washburn, eldest daughter of (134) Ephraim4 Washburn, (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Plympton, MA, on 4 May 1728,[38] married Samuel Norris, son of Benjamin and Mary (Woodin) Norris, of Plymouth,[39] on 21 Dec. 1749 in Plympton.[40] He was born on 25 Apr. 1728 in Plymouth,[41] a grandson of Oliver and Margery Norris, of Sandwich, MA.[42]

         On 7 Dec. 1773 Samuel Norris, yeoman, and Lydia, his wife, of Wareham, MA, sold to Japhet Washburn, blacksmith, all their share of land in Plympton “that came to us by our honored father Ephraim Washburn.”[43] They lived in Wareham, MA, until about 1785, when they moved to New Sandwich, (now Wayne), Maine. On 30 Apr. 1794 Samuel Norris, of New Sandwich, gave a power of attorney to his son, Samuel Norris (Jr.), of Plymouth, to sell a tract of land in Wareham.[44] Samuel Norris died after 1795, probably in Maine.

         Lydia Washburn and Samuel Norris had children:

+      1572     i   Samuel Norris (Jr.), born ca. 1750, baptized on 26 May 1754 in Wareham, married Jedidah Swift, daughter of Phineas and Rebecca (Phillips) Swift, of Plymouth, on 28 May 1772 in Plymouth.[45] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1573    ii   Ephraim Norris, born ca. 1753, baptized on 26 May 1754 in Wareham, moved to New Sandwich, (now Wayne), Kennebec Co., ME, and married Elizabeth “Betty” Lambart on 24 Nov. 1785 in Winthrop, Kennebec Co., ME.[46] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1574    iii   Mary Norris, baptized on 20 Feb. 1757 in Wareham, marriage not found.

+      1575   iv   Nathan Norris, baptized on 2 Mar. 1760 in Wareham, married Jedidah Hammond on 26 June 1785 in Winthrop, Kennebec Co., ME.[47] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1576    v   Woodin Norris, born on 17 Sept. 1762, baptized on 24 Oct. 1762 in Wareham, married 1.) Mary Wing, daughter of Simeon and Mary (Allen) Wing, in ca. 1789, and 2.) Sarah (Bean), daughter of Nathan and Hannah (Buswell) Bean, and widow of Ezekiel Gilman, in Nov. 1808.[48] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1577   vi   Josiah Norris, baptized on 12 May 1765 in Wareham, married 1.) Melatiah “Milley” Smith on 9 Feb. 1794 in Winthrop, Kennebec Co., ME,[49] and 2.) Eunice Thomas, supposedly on 25 May 1803 in China, Kennebec Co., ME.[50]  (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1578  vii   Lydia Norris, baptized on 6 Mar. 1768 in Wareham, possibly married Thomas Atkinson on 6 Jan. 1791 in Winthrop, Kennebec Co., ME.[51] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1579  viii   Jemima Norris, baptized on 9 Dec. 1770 in Wareham, married Giddings Lane, of Leeds, ME, on 6 Sept. 1789 in Winthrop, Kennebec Co., ME.[52]  (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

 

 

(501.) Elizabeth5 Washburn, second daughter of (134) Ephraim4 Washburn, (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Plympton, MA, on 9 Mar. 1732,[53] married Lt. Consider5 Benson, son of Samuel4 and Kezia (Barrows) Benson, of Middleborough,[54] on 3 Dec. 1751 in Plympton.[55] He was born on 16 Apr. 1730 in Middleborough,[56] a grandson of John3 and Elizabeth (Briggs) Benson (3rd), of Rochester, and of George and Patience (Simmons) Barrows.[57]

         Consider Benson was commissioned First Lieutenant in Capt. Perez Churchill’s 9th Company of Plymouth County’s 4th Regiment of Massachusetts Militia from Middleborough in the Revolutionary War, on 9 May 1776, and was discharged on 13 Sept. 1778.[58] They were living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to their son, Consider Benson, Jr.,[59] but he wasn’t listed as a head of household in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1800 federal census. He died on 16 Jan. 1802 in Middleborough, aged 71 years,[60] and Elizabeth (Washburn) Benson died on 10 Oct. 1810 in Middleborough, aged 78 years,[61] but no probate records were found for either of them.

         Elizabeth Washburn and Lt. Consider Benson had children:

        1580      i   (Unnamed son), born on 7 Mar. 1754 in Middleborough.[62]

        1581     ii   William Benson, born on 4 June 1756 in Middleborough,[63] marriage not found. He was not a head of household in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1790 federal census.

        1582    iii   Patience6 Benson, born on 2 Mar. 1758 in Middleborough,[64] married Jonathan Shaw, of Plympton, possibly son of Capt. Nathaniel and Hannah (Perkins) Shaw, of Plympton,[65] on 15 July 1779 in Middleborough.[66] He was born on 1 Jan. 1758 in Plympton.[67] Children not found. He may have been the Jonathan Shaw of Plympton who served as a private in Capt. Nathaniel Shaw’s Company from Plympton in April 1775,[68] and he may have been the Jonathan Shaw living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to Consider Benson, and not far from Jacob Shaw.[69] No death or probate records were found for either of them in Plymouth County.

+      1583   iv   Molly6 Benson, born on 17 Apr. 1760 in Middleborough,[70] married Jacob Shaw, son of Deacon George and Mercy (Thomas) Shaw (Jr.), of Middleborough,[71] on 18 June 1780 in Middleborough.[72] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1584    v   Samuel6 Benson, born on 17 July 1762 in Middleborough,[73] married Rebecca Hunt, probably daughter of the Baptist Rev. Asa and Rebecca Hunt, of Middleborough, on 17 Nov. 1785 in Middleborough.[74] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1585   vi   Consider6 Benson (Jr.), born on 4 Sept. 1764 in Middleborough,[75] married Hannah Purrinton, of Middleborough, on 21 Nov. 1787 in Middleborough,[76] and they moved to New Salem, Franklin Co., MA. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1586   vii   Peleg Benson, born on 18 Dec. 1766 in Middleborough,[77] marriage not found. He was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census.

        1587   viii   Elizabeth6 Benson, born on 23 Mar. 1769 in Middleborough,[78] possibly married Ezra Thomas, of Middleborough, in 1786.[79] Children not found. They were probably living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[80] He was possibly the Ezra Thomas who died intestate on 13 July 1825 in Middleborough. Seth Miller was granted administration of his estate on 2 Aug. 1825 in Middleborough, which was found insolvent. His widow received her allowance on 19 Sept. 1825, his claims paid, and real estate sold, and his estate settled on 7 Aug. 1827.[81]

        1588    ix   Abishai Benson, born on 23 Mar. 1771 in Middleborough,[82] died on 8 Aug. 1777 in Middleborough.

+      1589    x   John6 Benson, born on 20 Oct. 1773 in Middleborough,[83] married 1.) Abigail “Nabby” Leonard, of Carver, daughter of Joseph and Ruth (White) Leonard, of Middleborough,[84] on 5 Oct. 1796 in Carver,[85] and 2.) Mercy Stevens, of Wareham, on 6 Apr. 1802 in Wareham.[86] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1590    xi   Ebenezer6 Benson, born on 1 Dec. 1776 in Middleborough,[87] probably married Susanna Hunt, daughter of Rev. Asa and Rebecca Hunt, of Middleborough, on 30 Nov. 1797 in Middleborough.[88] She was born on 31 May 1778 in Middleborough.[89] Children not found. No death or probate records were found for either of them in Plymouth County.

 

 

(503.) Stephen5 Washburn, second son of (134) Ephraim4 Washburn, (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Plympton, MA, on 24 Sept. 1736,[90] married 1.) Hannah Norris, supposedly a daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Bump?) Norris,[91] on 11 May 1757 in Wareham, MA.[92] They lived in Middleborough, MA, then eventually moved to Shepherdsville or New Gloucester, Cumberland Co., ME, after 1783. She was born supposedly on 21 Aug. 1737 in Wareham,[93] and she died by 1788, probably in Maine.

         Stephen Washburn remarried to 2.) Sarah (Craigie) Harmon, widow of Benjamin Harmon, of New Gloucester, ME, on 12 July 1788 in New Gloucester, ME.[94] Stephen Washburn was living in New Gloucester, Cumberland Co., ME, in the 1790[95] and 1800 federal censuses.[96]

         Stephen Washburn had children, presumably all by Hannah Norris,[97] order uncertain:

        1591      i   (Supposedly) Hannah Washburn, born, say 1759 in MA, marriage not found.

+      1592    ii   Hosea6 Washburn, born on 9 June 1762,[98] probably in Middleborough, MA, served as a private in Capt. Perez Churchill’s Company from Middleborough in 1780,[99] and married Hannah Doten, of Middleborough, MA, on 30 Dec. 1784, probably in Middleborough,[100] and lived in Maine. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1593   iii   Edward6 Washburn, born, say 1766,[101] probably in Middleborough, married Mary “Polly” Foster on 13 Feb. 1790 in Winthrop, Kennebec Co., ME.[102] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1594   iv   Benjamin6 Washburn, born, say 1768, probably in Middleborough, married Mary Hogan on 19 July 1792 in Turner, Cumberland (now Oxford) Co., ME.[103] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1595    v   Stephen6 Washburn (Jr.), born in 1774, probably in Middleborough, married 1.) Betsey Record, of Hebron, ME, on 10 Nov. 1791 in Turner, ME,[104] and 2.) Louisa/Lovicy7 Cushman, daughter of Isaac6 and Sarah (Ellis) Cushman, of Hebron, ME, on 15 Oct. 1807 in Hebron, Oxford Co., ME. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1596   vi   Jesse6 Washburn, born ca. 1779,[105] probably in Middleborough, married Phebe? Washburn, daughter of (___) Washburn, of New Gloucester, Cumberland Co., ME, on 1 Feb. 1806 in New Gloucester, ME. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1597  vii   Eliphalet6 Washburn, born ca. 1783 in Middleborough,[106] married Polly Harris, daughter of Moses Harris, of New Gloucester, Cumberland Co., ME, on 22 July 1810 in New Gloucester, ME. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

 

 

(504.) Isaac5 Washburn, third son of (134) Ephraim4 Washburn, (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Plympton, MA, on 12 Nov. 1738,[107] married 1.) Mary5 Benson, daughter of Caleb4 and Deborah (Barrow) Benson, of Middleborough,[108] on 23 Nov. 1758 in Middleborough.[109] She was born on 20 Feb. 1737/8 in Middleborough,[110] a granddaughter of John3 and Elizabeth (Briggs) Benson (3rd), of Rochester, MA. She apparently died by 1767, and Isaac Washburn supposedly remarried to 2.) Bethiah Lathley on 31 Dec. 1767 in Cromwell, Middlesex Co., CT.[111]

         Isaac Washburn probably moved to East Windsor, CT, before 1770, but was back living in Rochester, MA, by 1790, then probably moved to Plainfield, Caledonia Co., VT, by 1800. He was probably in Isaac Washburn living in Rochester, MA, in the 1790 federal census,[112] and in the 1800 federal census he was probably the Isaac Washburn living in Plainfield, Caledonia Co., VT.[113] He presumably died in Vermont.

         Isaac Washburn had children, order uncertain, the first probably by Mary Benson, and possibly all the rest by Bethiah Lathley:

+      1598     i   Priscilla6 Washburn, born, say ca. 1763, married Alden Freeman, of Plainfield, Washington Co., VT, in ca. 1785.[114] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1599    ii   Isaac6 Washburn (Jr.), born on 4 Oct. 1770 in East Windsor, CT,[115] possibly married Rebecca Hathaway, of New Bedford, MA, on 29 June 1794 in New Bedford.[116] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1600    iv   Anna6 Washburn, born on 28 Jan. 1773 in East Windsor, CT,[117] possibly the Ann Washburn who married Thomas Shepard in May 1798 in Chatham, Middlesex Co., CT.[118] Children not found.

+      1601   iii   Miles6 Washburn, born supposedly on 11 Nov. 1773 in New Bedford, MA,[119] possibly married Elizabeth Hathaway, of New Bedford, MA, on 24 Dec. 1794 in New Bedford.[120] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1602     v   Margaret Washburn, born on 14 June 1775 in East Windsor, CT,[121] marriage not found.

        1603    vi   Mary Washburn, born on 12 Feb. 1778 in East Windsor, CT,[122] marriage not found.

        1604   vii   John Washburn, born on 9 Jan. 1781 in East Windsor, CT,[123] marriage not found.

+      1605  viii   Edward6 Washburn, born on 18 Aug. 1784 in East Windsor, CT,[124] possibly married Anna Jones, and moved to Chittenden Co., VT. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1606    ix   Phebe Washburn, born on 15 Oct. 1786 in East Windsor, CT,[125] died in 1787.

+      1607    x   Asa6 Washburn, born ca. 1789, possibly in Rochester, MA, supposedly married Mary Howland. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1608    xi   Ephraim Washburn, supposedly died at sea, presumably unmarried.

 

 

(505.) Phebe5 Washburn, third daughter of (134) Ephraim4 Washburn, (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Plympton, MA, on 27 Jan. 1740,[126] married Capt. David Vaughan, son of John and Jerusha (Wood) Vaughan, of Middleborough,[127] on 24 Mar. 1762 in Middleborough.[128] He was born on 13 May 1740 in Middleborough,[129] a grandson of Capt. Joseph and Joanna (Thomas) Vaughan, and of Abiel and Abijah (Bowen) Wood, of Middleborough.

         David Vaughan was 3rd Sergeant in Capt. Nathaniel Wood’s Company from Middleborough in 1778,[130] and later Captain of the 8th Company Train Band in Middleborough. He purchased 2 acres of land in Middleborough from Phebe’s brother, Japheth Washburn, of Middleborough, recorded after his death, on 19 Mar. 1819.[131] They were living in Middleborough, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[132]

         Capt. David Vaughan died testate on 27 Jan. 1815 in Middleborough, aged 74 years, 8 months, 3 days, of cancer,[133] naming John Tinkham as executor of his will.[134] Phebe (Washburn) Vaughan died a widow on 10 Nov. 1825 in Middleborough, aged 86 years, 3 months.[135]

         Phebe Washburn and Capt. David Vaughan had children:

+      1609     i   David Vaughan (Jr.), born on 11 Nov. 1763 in Middleborough,[136] married 1.) Huldah Atwood, of Plympton, probably daughter of Nathaniel and Susanna (Shurtleff) Atwood (Jr.), of Plympton,[137] in ca. 1786,[138] and 2.) Phebe Aldrich, of Bridgewater, on 15 July 1802 in Middleborough,[139] and 3.) Elizabeth (Atwood) Thomas, of Carver, widow of Eli Thomas, on 7 Sept. 1809 in Carver.[140] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1610    ii   Olive Vaughan, born on 5 Dec. 1765 in Middleborough,[141] married Isaac Rider (Jr.), son of Isaac and Bridget (Nash) Rider, of Middleborough, on 13 June 1785 in Middleborough.[142] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1611   iii   Ephraim W. Vaughan, born on 19 Dec. 1769 in Middleborough,[143] married Lucy6 Bryant, daughter of Caleb5 and Hannah (Ellis) Bryant, on 28 July 1791 in Middleborough.[144] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1612   iv   John Vaughan, born on 14 Nov. 1774 in Middleborough,[145] married Sarah7 “Sally” Cushman, daughter of Joseph6 and Elizabeth4 (Sampson) Cushman,[146] of Duxbury, on 27 Nov. 1800 in Middleborough.[147] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1613     v   Levi Vaughan, born on 1 Aug. 1780 in Middleborough,[148] “simple,” died on 9 July 1823 in Middleborough, “in ye road by Geo. Tomson’s,”[149] intestate, probably unmarried, and James Sparrow was appointed to administer his estate on 21 July 1823.[150]

 

 

(506.) Jemima5 Washburn, fourth daughter of (134) Ephraim4 Washburn, (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Plympton, MA, in ca. 1742,[151] married John Randall, a “resident of Middleborough,” son of Thomas and Faith (Winslow) Randall,[152] of Pembroke, MA, on 11 Oct. 1764 in Middleborough.[153] He was born on 15 Feb. 1745/6 in Pembroke,[154] and they lived in Pembroke, MA.

         Jemima (Washburn) Randall died on 2 Jan. 1771 in Pembroke, aged 28 years,[155] and John Randall remarried to Sarah Eames on 9 June 1774 in Pembroke.[156] He was probably the John Randall of Pembroke who served as a private in Capt. Thomas Turner’s Company in 1775.[157] They were living in Pembroke, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[158] John Randall died on 7 Nov. 1791 in Pembroke, aged 45 years,[159] but no probate records were found for him in Plymouth County.

         John Randall had 6 children baptized in Pembroke on 11 June 1780, probably some by each wife. The first 3 were probably sons of Jemima Washburn, and the last was probably a daughter of Sarah Eames, but the mother of Rufus and Ursula Randall is uncertain, and could have been either wife:

+      1614     i   Ephraim Randall, born in Jan. 1766,[160] baptized on 11 June 1780 in Pembroke,[161] married Mercy Phillips, of Marshfield, on 12 Feb. 1792 in Marshfield.[162] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1615    ii   Thomas Randall, born, say ca. 1767, baptized on 11 June 1780 in Pembroke,[163] probably the Thomas Randall who married Sarah Simmons?, possibly daughter of Levi and Lydia (Lewis) Simmons,[164] in ca. 1786, and settled in Duxbury, MA.[165] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1616   iii   John Randall (Jr.), born probably about 1770,[166] baptized on 11 June 1780 in Pembroke,[167] married Rebecca Phillips on 25 Dec. 1794 in Duxbury, MA.[168] No death record was found for him in Pembroke, and no probate records were found for him in Plymouth County. They may have been the parents of the two children baptized in Pembroke in 1803 to John Randal:

a. John Randall (3rd), baptized on 2 Oct. 1803 in Pembroke.[169]

b. Rana Randall, baptized on 2 Oct. 1803 in Pembroke.[170]

        1617    iv   Rufus Randall, baptized on 11 June 1780 in Pembroke,[171] marriage not found.

        1618     v   Ursula Randall, baptized on 11 June 1780 in Pembroke,[172] marriage not found.

        1619    vi   Sarah “Sally” Randall, born ca. 1779, baptized on 11 June 1780 in Pembroke,[173] married William Lapham on 26 Jan. 1805 in Boston, MA.[174]

 

 

(507.) Japheth5 Washburn, fourth son of (134) Ephraim4 Washburn, (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Plympton, MA, on 11 Sept. 1746, married Priscilla Coombs, daughter of Ithamer and Hannah (Andrews) Coombs, of Rochester, MA,[175] in 1768 in Rochester.[176] She was born on 1 Nov. 1742 in Rochester,[177] a granddaughter of Anthony and Dorcas (Wooden) Coombs, of Wells, York Co., ME.[178]

         Japheth Washburn was a blacksmith in Rochester, MA. On 8 Apr. 1773 Japheth Washburn, blacksmith, purchased land in Rochester from John Matthews, of Rochester, which he sold to Hopestill Bisbee on 11 Feb. 1780.[179] By 1783, Japheth and Priscilla Washburn had moved to Middleborough, MA. On 3 Sept. 1783 Joshua Raymond, of Middleborough, sold land in Middleborough to Japheth Washburn, of Middleborough, blacksmith, which he sold to Jonathan Shaw in ca. 1787.[180] On 26 Mar. 1787 Japheth Washburn, of Middleborough, blacksmith, sold one acre of meadow in Plympton to Benoni Lucas, which had been set off to him in the division of the estate of his father, Ephraim Washburn.[181] On 28 Jan. 1788 Japheth Washburn, of Middleborough, blacksmith, sold land in Middleborough to Foxwell Thomas that had been set off to his brother, John Washburn, in the division of the estate of his father Ephraim Washburn, of Plympton.[182]

         During the Revolutionary War Japheth Washburn served as a private in Capt. Jabez Cottle’s Company from Plymouth County in 1778, then as a private in Capt. Jonah Washburn’s Company from Middleborough in 1780,[183] and they moved to Wayne, Kennebec Co., ME, after 1788. He was not listed as a head of household in either Massachusetts or Maine in the 1790 federal census. He was living in Wayne, Kennebec Co., ME, in the 1800 federal census, next door to his son, Zalmuna Washburn,[184] in Fairfax, Kennebec Co., ME, in the 1810 federal census,[185] and in China, Kennebec Co., ME, in the 1820 federal census, where he was a farmer.[186]

         Japheth Washburn died in 1828, probably in China, ME, and Priscilla (Coombs) Washburn died in 1830. They had chil­dren:

        1620      i   Polly Washburn, born on 9 Mar. 1770 in Wayne, Kennebec Co., ME,[187] marriage not found.

+      1621    ii   Zalmund/Zalmuna6 Washburn, born on 11 Sept. 1772 in Wayne, ME,[188] married Deborah (___) in ca. 1795. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1622   iii   Abisha6 Washburn, born on 8 June 1775 in Wayne, ME,[189] married 1.) Jane Burrill on 21 July 1799 in China, Kennebec Co., ME,[190] and 2.) Sally Sturtevant in 1808 in Leeds, ME.[191] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1623   iv   Cloe/Chloe6 Washburn, born on 28 June 1777 in Wayne, ME,[192] married Nathaniel Dexter on 12 July 1796 in Winthrop, ME.[193] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1624    v   Japheth6 Coombs Washburn, born on 28 Jan. 1780 in Wayne, ME,[194] married 1.) Betsey Lowney, daughter of William and Abra (Merrill) Lowney, on 18 Apr. 1802 in China, ME,[195] and 2.) Sarah Blish, daughter of Stacy and Mary (Barker) Blish, on 17 Sept. 1818 in China or Vassalborough, Kennebec Co., ME.[196] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1625   vi   Priscilla6 Washburn, born on 18 Apr. 1786 in Wayne, ME,[197] married Asa Burrill, of Albion, Kennebec Co., ME, son of Abraham and Hannah (Cushing) Burrill,[198] on 25 May 1806.[199] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

 

 

(508.) John5 Washburn, youngest son of (134) Ephraim4 Washburn, (59) Joseph3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born probably in Plympton, MA, in ca. 1753,[200] served in the Revolutionary War as a private from Plympton in Capt. John Bridgham’s Company in 1775, and enlisted in the Continental Army from Plympton in 1779 at the age of 26,[201] marched to the Lexington Alarm, and at the Siege of Boston in Col. Cotton’s Regiment, and moved to Shepardsfield, ME, before 1783, with his brother Stephen Washburn.

         On 28 Jan. 1788 Japheth Washburn sold to Foxwell Thomas, of Middleborough, land in Middleborough that John Washburn had inherited from his father, Ephraim Washburn,[202] presumably because John was already living in Maine at that time. He may have been the John Washburn living in Cumberland Co., ME, in the 1790 federal census.[203]

         John Washburn married Azubah6 Fuller, daughter of Barnabas5 and Rebecca6 (Cushman) Fuller, either late in life or as his second wife, on 11 Apr. 1793 in Turner, Oxford Co., Maine.[204] She was born on 29 June 1756 in Kingston, MA,[205] a granddaughter of Nathaniel4 and Martha3 (Sampson) Fuller, and of Robert5 and Mercy4 (Washburn) Cushman (Jr.),[206] and they were living in Hebron, ME, in the 1800 federal census.[207]

         John Washburn died supposedly on 9 Aug. 1811 in Hebron, ME. They had children:

        1626      i   Azubah Washburn, born on 14 Feb. 1800 in Hebron, ME, died on 26 Feb. 1801 in Hebron or Oxford, ME.

        1627     ii   Lydia Washburn, born on 26 Mar. 1802 in Hebron or Oxford, ME, marriage not found.

        1628    iii   (Possibly a son and 3 daughters born before 1790.)[208]

        1629    iv   (Probably another son born between 1790 and 1800.)[209]

 

 

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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] 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. 25.

        [3] Per Plympton VRs, p. 419.

        [4] Van Antwerp, Lee D., Vital Records of Plymouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, Picton Press, Camden, ME, 1993, [hereinafter Plymouth VRs], p. 117.

        [5] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, pp. 25, 231.

        [6] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 168, Carver Town, Plymouth County, the Wm “Washbon” household had 4 free white males aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 4 free white females.

        [7] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22078; Vol. 34, p. 9 (estate of Rowland Washburn.)

        [8] Vital Records of Carver, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Carver VRs], p. 178.

        [9] Carver VRs, p. 178.

        [10] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22116; Vol. 43, p. 360‑362.

        [11] Carver VRs, p. 78.

        [12] Carver VRs, p. 178.

        [13] Carver VRs, p. 78.

        [14] Carver VRs, p. 78.

        [15] Rowland Washburn was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census, and was probably one of the 4 free white males aged 16 or older in his father’s household in 1790.

        [16] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22078; Vol. 34, p. 9.

        [17] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22080; Vol. 26, p. 306.

        [18] Carver VRs, p. 78.

        [19] Plympton VRs, p. 247, marriage of Nathaniel Atwood Jr. and Suseanah Shurtliff on 5 Dec. 1748 in Plympton.

        [20] Plympton VRs, p. 418.

        [21] Carver VRs, p. 78.

        [22] Carver VRs, p. 137, marriage intentions recorded 11 July 1795 in Carver.

        [23] Carver VRs, p. 77.

        [24] Carver VRs, p. 137, marriage intentions recorded 8 May 1813 in Carver.

        [25] Vital Records of Rochester, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1914, 2 Volumes, [hereinafter Rochester VRs], Vol. 1, p. 138.

        [26] Carver VRs, p. 105.

        [27] Carver VRs, p. 155, buried in Union Cemetery in South Carver.

        [28] Rochester VRs, Vol. 2, p. 141; Carver VRs, p. 105, marriage intentions recorded 12 July 1828 in Carver.

        [29] Carver VRs, p. 155, buried in Union Cemetery in South Carver; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #8733.

        [30] Carver VRs, p. 77.

        [31] Plympton VRs, p. 252, marriage of Peleg Barrows of Plympton and Jemima Drew of Halifax on 4 May 1775 in Halifax.

        [32] Carver VRs, p. 137.

        [33] Plymouth VRs, pp. 277, 367, marriage of William Clark Jr. and Zilpah Bramhall “2nd,” both of Plymouth, on 18 Feb. 1790 in Plymouth.

        [34] Plymouth VRs, pp. 510, 620; Carver VRs, p. 137, marriage intentions recorded 31 Mar. 1849 in Carver.

        [35] Carver VRs, p. 78.

        [36] Plympton VRs, p. 252, marriage of Peleg Barrows of Plympton and Jemima Drew of Halifax on 4 May 1775 in Halifax.

        [37] Carver VRs, p. 137.

        [38] Plympton VRs, p. 217.

        [39] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 195; Rochester VRs, Vol. 2, p. 225, marriage of Benjamin Norris of Plimouth and Mary Wooden on 18 July 1717 in Rochester.

        [40] Plympton VRs, p. 418, under “Washborn.”

        [41] Plymouth VRs, p. 67.

        [42] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 195; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 538.

        [43] Plymouth Co. Deeds, Vol. 77, p. 129.

        [44] Plym­outh Co. Deeds, Vol. 77, p. 129.

        [45] Plymouth VRs, pp. 260, 352.

        [46] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of Winthrop, Maine, 1772-1890, from FHL [Family History Library] microfilm #0012299.

        [47] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of Winthrop, Maine, 1772-1890, from FHL microfilm #0012299.

        [48] All from Ancestry.com World Family Tree file of fergy@nemaine.com.

        [49] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of Winthrop, Maine, 1772-1890, from FHL microfilm #0012299.

        [50] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from an FHL patron family group sheet, from microfilm #0884703.

        [51] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of Winthrop, Maine, 1772-1890, from FHL microfilm #0012299.

        [52] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of Winthrop, Maine, 1772-1890, from FHL microfilm #0012299.

        [53] Plympton VRs, p. 217.

        [54] Merritt, Grace Hufford and Thomas H. Roderick, “Samuel and Keziah (Barrows) Benson of Middleborough, Mass.,” The American Genealogist, Vol. 51, No. 4, [Oct. 1975], p. 216.

        [55] Plympton VRs, p. 418, under “Warshborn.”

        [56] 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.

        [57] Merritt, Grace Hufford and Thomas H. Roderick, “Samuel and Keziah (Barrows) Benson of Middleborough, Mass.,” The American Genealogist, Vol. 51, No. 4, [Oct. 1975], p. 216.

        [58] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, 17 Volumes, Boston, 1896, Vol. 1, p. 969.

        [59] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 172, Middleborough Town, Plymouth County, the Consider Benson household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 2 free white females.

        [60] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 9; Wood, Deacon Alfred, Record of Deaths, Middleboro, Massachusetts, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, 1947, [hereinafter Wood, Middleboro Deaths], p. 19.

        [61] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 19.

        [62] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 133, “[torn]a Benson, son of Consider Benson.”

        [63] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 133.

        [64] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 133.

        [65] Plympton VRs, p. 388, marriage of Capt. Nathaniel Shaw of Plympton and Hannah Perkins of Plympton on 10 May 1739 in Plympton.

        [66] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 141.

        [67] Plympton VRs, p. 184.

        [68] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, 17 Volumes, Boston, Vol. XIV, p. 55.

        [69] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 172, Middleborough Town, Plymouth County, the Jonathan Shaw household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 4 free white females.

        [70] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 133.

        [71] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 109, marriage of George Shaw Jur and Marcy Thomas, both of Middleborough, on 26 July 1750 in Middleborough by Silvanus Conant.

        [72] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 97, 141.

        [73] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 140.

        [74] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 106, 153, 167, married by Rev. Isaac Backus of North Middleborough.

        [75] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 143.

        [76] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 109, 149.

        [77] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 163.

        [78] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 265.

        [79] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 108, marriage intentions recorded 11 Feb. 1786 in Middleborough.

        [80] There were two different Ezra Thomas families living in Middleborough in the 1790 federal census, and I cannot be sure which one this might have been.

        [81] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #20308.

        [82] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 265.

        [83] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 265.

        [84] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 105, marriage of Joseph Leonard Jr. and Ruth White on 27 Mar.1746 in Middleborough. Ruth Leonard, wife of Joseph Leonard, died 27 Sept. 1793 in Carver, aged 66 years, and was buried in Union Cemetery in South Carver. (Carver VRs, p. 158.) Joseph Leonard, father of Abigail, was styled “Jr.” or “2d” in the Middleborough records, probably to differentiate him from the older Joseph Leonard, of Middleborough, who married first to Hannah Pratt on 9 Apr. 1729 in Middleborough and secondly to Fear Southworth in 1731 and had children there by his second wife, but the Joseph Leonard who married Ruth White in 1746 could not have been the son of Joseph Leonard and Fear Southworth who was born on 29 July 1732 in Middleborough.

        [85] Carver VRs, p. 89; Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 127, marriage intentions recorded 27 Aug. 1796 in Middleborough.

        [86] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 74, marriage intentions recorded 13 Mar. 1802 in Middleborough.

        [87] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 265.

        [88] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 159, married by Rev. John Tripp.

        [89] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 193.

        [90] Plympton VRs, p. 217.

        [91] Her parents from her I.G.I. Birth Record, taken from an FHL patron family group sheet, microfilm #1396217, however this may not be correct. William T. Davis does not list a daughter Hannah born to Benjamin and Mary Norris in Plymouth in Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 195, and the wife of Benjamin Norris was Mary Wooden, not Bump.

        [92] Marriage date from the I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from an FHL patron family group sheet, microfilm #1553373, however the marriage is not listed in George Ernest Bowman’s transcription of Wareham, Mass., Vital Records published in The Mayflower Descendant.

        [93] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from an FHL patron family group sheet, microfilm #1396217, however her birth is not listed in George Ernest Bowman’s transcription of Wareham, Mass., Vital Records published in The Mayflower Descendant.

        [94] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from Vital Records of New Gloucester, Maine, ca. 1771-1892, from FHL microfilm #0011586.

        [95] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Maine, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, Cumberland County, there were two Stephen Washburns living in Cumberland Co., ME, in 1790. The first, on p. 20, was listed as having 3 free white males aged 16 or older, 3 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females. The second, on p. 21, was listed as having 3 free white males aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 4 free white females.

        [96] 1800 Federal Census, New Gloucester, Cumberland Co., ME, p. 112, the Stephen Washburn household had 1 male aged 10-15 years, 2 males 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, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

        [97] Children from Lapham, William B., and Silas P. Maxim, History of Paris, Maine, From Its Settlement to 1880, Paris, ME, 1884, [hereinafter Lapham & Maxim, History of Paris, ME], p. 763. The order of children they give is: Hosea, Eliphalet, Benjamin, Stephen, Hannah, Jesse and Edward.

        [98] His birth date from Town Records of Wayne, ME, from FHL microfilm #0012302, which doesn’t give the name of his father.

        [99] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, 17 Volumes, Boston, Vol. XVI, p. 655.

        [100] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 105, marriage intentions recorded 30 Oct. 1784 in Middleborough, the marriage date from I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from LDS temple records, FHL microfilm #457452.

        [101] Estimated from his marriage in 1790.

        [102] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of Winthrop, Maine, 1772-1890, from FHL microfilm #0012299.

    [103] French, W. R., A History of Turner, Maine from its Settlement to 1886, Portland, ME, 1992, “Marriages solemnized by Ichabod Bonney, Esq.,” p. 164.

        [104] French, W. R., A History of Turner, Maine from its Settlement to 1886, Portland, ME, 1992, “Marriages solemnized by Rev. John Strickland, the first settled minister in town,” p. 162.

        [105] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census, which shows his birthplace as Massachusetts.

        [106] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census, which shows his birthplace as Middleborough.

        [107] Plympton VRs, p. 217.

        [108] Plympton VRs, p. 254, marriage of Caleb Benson of Middleborough and Deborah Barrow of Plympton on 11 Jan. 1732 in Rochester, MA.

        [109] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 120, he was “of Plymton.”

        [110] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 66.

        [111] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from an FHL patron family group sheet, from microfilm #0820401.

        [112] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 180, Rochester Town, Plymouth County, the Isaac Washburn household had 3 free white males aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females.

        [113] 1800 Federal Census, Plainfield, Caledonia Co., VT, p. 275, the Isaac Washburn household had 2 males under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 2 females under 10, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

        [114] Estimated from the birth of their first child in 1786.

        [115] White, Lorraine Cook, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, East Windsor, 1768-1860, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1998, [hereinafter White, Barbour Index of East Windsor VRs], p. 110.

        [116] Vital Records of New Bedford, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1932, 3 Volumes, [hereinafter New Bedford VRs], Vol. 2, p. 576, called “Isaac Washburn Jr. of Rochester” in the marriage record.

        [117] White, Barbour Index of East Windsor VRs, p. 110.

        [118] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from an FHL patron family group sheet, from microfilm #0538934.

        [119] Trask, William B., “Brief Memoir of Andrew Henshaw Ward,” The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 17, [Oct. 1863], p. 340.

        [120] New Bedford VRs, Vol. 2, p. 576.

        [121] White, Barbour Index of East Windsor VRs, p. 110.

        [122] White, Barbour Index of East Windsor VRs, p. 110.

        [123] White, Barbour Index of East Windsor VRs, p. 110.

        [124] White, Barbour Index of East Windsor VRs, p. 110.

        [125] White, Barbour Index of East Windsor VRs, p. 110.

        [126] Plympton VRs, p. 217.

        [127] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 25, marriage of John Vaughan and Jerusha Wood, both of Middleboro, on 19 Feb. 1717/18 in Middleborough.

        [128] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 122.

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

        [130] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, 17 Volumes, Boston, Vol. XVI, p. 298.

        [131] Plymouth Co. Deeds, Vol. 138, p. 73.

        [132] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 172, Middleborough Town, Plymouth County, the David Vaughn household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 2 free white females.

        [133] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 216, “B. on The Hill, no stone.”

        [134] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #21516, Vol. 47, p. 113.

        [135] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 216, “widow of Capt. David Vaughan, o. Washburn.”

        [136] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 315.

        [137] Plympton VRs, p. 247, marriage of Nathaniel Atwood Jr. and Suseanah Shurtliff on 5 Dec. 1748 in Plympton.

        [138] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 107, marriage intentions recorded 12 Nov. 1785 in Middleborough, but the marriage not found in the vital records of Plympton.

        [139] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 168, 169, married by Rev. David Gurney, of North Middleborough; 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. 377.

        [140] Carver VRs, p. 136; Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 183, marriage intentions recorded 13 Aug. 1809 in Middleborough.

        [141] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 315.

        [142] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 106, 149.

        [143] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 315.

        [144] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 117, 152.

        [145] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 315.

        [146] Plympton VRs, p. 304, marriage of Joseph Cushmon and Elisebath Samson on 5 Jan. 1758 in Plympton.

        [147] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, pp. 165, 172.

        [148] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 315.

        [149] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 214.

        [150] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #21543, Vol. 52, p. 230.

        [151] Calculated from her age at death and the date of her marriage in 1764. Her birth was not recorded in the Plympton Vital Records.

        [152] Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1909, 2 Volumes, [hereinafter Scituate VRs], Vol. 2, p. 246, marriage of Thomas Randall and Faith Winslow on 11 Dec. 1729 in Scituate.

        [153] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 149.

        [154] Vital Records of Pembroke, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Pembroke VRs], p. 173.

        [155] Pembroke VRs, p. 440, buried in Two Mile Cemetery, Pembroke. The sale of land on 9 Sept. 1784 belonging to Ephraim Washburn mentioned 1/11th share belonging to the heirs of Jemima Randell, deceased.

        [156] Pembroke VRs, p. 335.

        [157] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, 17 Volumes, Boston, Vol. XII, p. 944.

        [158] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 175, Pembroke Town, Plymouth County, the John Randall household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 2 free white males under 16, and 3 free white females. Evidently sons Ephraim and Thomas Randall were no longer living with their father in 1790.

        [159] Pembroke VRs, p. 440, buried in Two Mile Cemetery, Pembroke, apparently next to his first wife, Jemima.

        [160] Pembroke VRs, p. 173, from a private bible record, not from the town records.

        [161] Pembroke VRs, p. 172, which mistakenly calls him child of John and Sarah Randal.

        [162] Per Pembroke VRs, p. 334; Sherman, Robert M., and Ruth Wilder Sherman, Vital Records of Marshfield, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Rhode Island, 1970, [hereinafter Marshfield VRs], pp. 121, 154.

        [163] Pembroke VRs, p. 173, which mistakenly calls him child of John and Sarah Randal.

        [164] Per email letter of Christina Aubin of 1 Aug. 2000, but the marriage was not recorded in the vital records of Duxbury.

        [165] Marriage date is estimated by the birth of their eldest child on 9 Dec. 1786. Thomas is believed to have been a son of John and Jemima (Washburn) Randall because of his naming of children Washburn, John, Sally and Rufus Randall, after his mother’s maiden name, his father, and his half-brother and sister, Rufus and Sarah Randall.

        [166] However, if he were the second male under 16 in his father’s household in the 1790 census, then he must have been born after 1774, making him a son of Randall’s second wife, Sarah Eames.

        [167] Pembroke VRs, p. 172, which mistakenly calls him child of John and Sarah Randal.

        [168] Vital Records of Duxbury, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Duxbury VRs], p. 293.

        [169] Pembroke VRs, p. 172.

        [170] Pembroke VRs, p. 172.

        [171] Pembroke VRs, p. 173.

        [172] Pembroke VRs, p. 173.

        [173] Pembroke VRs, p. 173.

        [174] Per email letter of 15 June 1999 from Shirley Burton, a descendant of William Lapham and Sally Randall.

        [175] Rochester VRs, Vol. 2, p. 89, marriage of Ithamer Combs and Hannah Andrews on 4 Nov. 1731 in Rochester.

        [176] Rochester VRs, Vol. 2, p. 311, marriage intentions recorded 24 Sept. 1768 in Rochester, he was “of Plimtown.”

        [177] Rochester VRs, Vol. 1, p. 90, under “Comes.”

        [178] Noyes, Libby, & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, p. 161.

        [179] Plymouth Co. Deeds, Vol. 58, p. 170; Vol. 63, p. 160.

        [180] Plymouth Co. Deeds, Vol. 69, p. 19; Vol. 69, p. 210.

        [181] Plymouth Co. Deeds, Vol. 69, p. 209.

        [182] Plymouth Co. Deeds, Vol. 147, p. 252.

        [183] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, 17 Volumes, Boston, Vol. XVI, p. 666.

        [184] 1800 Federal Census, Wayne, Kennebec Co., ME, p. 131, the Japhet Washburn household had 1 male aged 16-25 years, 1 male 45 or over, 1 female 10-15 years, 1 female 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

        [185] 1810 Federal Census, Fairfax, Kennebec Co., ME, p. 769, the Japeth Washburn household had 1 male aged 45 or over, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

        [186] 1820 Federal Census, China, Kennebec Co., ME, p. 679, the Japheth Washburn household had 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female aged 45 or over, and had 1 person engaged in agriculture.

        [187] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of Wayne, Maine, 1800-1891, from FHL microfilm #0012302.

        [188] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of Wayne, Maine, 1800-1891, from FHL microfilm #0012302, his name recorded as “Zalmand” in the birth record.

        [189] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of Wayne, Maine, 1800-1891, from FHL microfilm #0012302.

        [190] Family Tree Maker CD #404, Maine Marriage Index, 1743-1891, taken from town records of China, Maine, from FHL microfilm #0010621 items 1-6.

        [191] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of Leeds, Maine, 1801-1891, from FHL microfilm #0011331.

        [192] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of Wayne, Maine, 1800-1891, from FHL microfilm #0012302.

        [193] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of Winthrop, Maine, 1772-1890, from FHL microfilm #0012299.

        [194] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of Wayne, Maine, 1800-1891, from FHL microfilm #0012302.

        [195] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of China, Maine, 1818-1891, from FHL microfilm #0010621.

        [196] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of China, Maine, 1818-1891, from FHL microfilm #0010621, and from Town and Vital Records of Vassalborough, Maine, 1771-1892, from FHL microfilm #0012273.

        [197] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of Wayne, Maine, 1800-1891, from FHL microfilm #0012302.

        [198] Per Ancestry.com World Tree file #341616, submitted by linda@maine.rr.com.

        [199] I.G.I. Marriage Records, the source not noted.

        [200] Calculated from his age at enlistment in the Continental Army from Plympton in 1779.

        [201] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, 17 Volumes, Boston, Vol. XVI, p. 666.

        [202] Plymouth Co. Deeds, Vol. 147, p. 252.

        [203] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Maine, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 24, Cumberland County, the John Washburn household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 4 free white females.

        [204] French, W. R., A History of Turner, Maine from its Settlement to 1886, Portland, ME, 1992, “Marriages solemnized by Ichabod Bonney, Esq.,” p. 164.

        [205] Vital Records of Kingston, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Kingston VRs], p. 79.

        [206] Cushman, Joseph Augustine, The First Seven Generations of the Cushman Family in New England, Bridgewater, MA, 1964, p. 72.

        [207] 1800 Federal Census, Hebron, Cumberland Co., ME, p. 225, the John Washborn household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female under 10, 2 females aged 10-15 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

        [208] As indicated by the family of John Washburn in the 1790 federal census in Cumberland Co., ME.

        [209] Per the 1800 federal census.



Ρ APPENDIX Ρ: The Will of William Washburn, of Carver (1810)*

In the Name of God amen. I William Washburn in the Town of Carver & in the County of Plymouth in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Yeoman, being much advanced in age but of perfect mind & memory thanks be given to God therefor calling unto mind the mortality of my Body & knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make & ordain this my last will and Testament, that is to say, principally and first of all I give & recommend my Soul unto Almighty God that gave it, & my body I recommind to the Earth, to be buried in a 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 wordly Estate whenasith it has pleased God to bless me with, I give and bequeath & dispose of the same in the following manner & form—

First I give and bequeath to my well beloved Son Thomas Washburn a piece of fresh meadow on Crane Brook (so called) beginning at a maple Tree marked standing at a place called the Reedy[?] all the meadow & meadowish ground that I own on the east side of said Crane Brook upstream of sd maple Tree, also one fourth of a Saw Mill, also a Blacksmiths Bellows & Tools belonging thereto, half of my Log Chain, Tenant saw, one fourth of a pew in Wareham Meeting house that fell to his mother in her Father’s Estate—

Item I will and bequeath unto my well beloved Son Perez Washburn a piece of my Homestead farm bounded beginning at a Wild Cherry tree marked standing by the fence thence easterly on a straight Line to a white oak tree marked standing by the road near the swamp then by said road to a white oak tree marked standing about one rod east of said road, thence a straight Line to a white pine Tree marked, thence a straight line to a pitch pine tree marked standing to the southward of the old orchard, thence due east to the Indian Brook (so called) containing all my Lands northerly of the abovesaid Line and half my Dwelling house, with a privilege for drawing water in the well & for laying firewood in the door yard, & going from & coming to said House one half of my Cedar Swamp one fourth of my pew in the south meeting house in sd Carver, also my barn—

Item I will & bequeath unto my well beloved Son Asaph Washburn a piece of my Homestead farm, bounded beginning to the southward of my Dwelling house at the Corner of the field by Rochester Road thence eastlerly by a road till it comes to the aforesaid Perez Washburn’s Line & by said Perez’s Line till it comes to a Pitch pine tree marked on four sides, thence southeast to the lotted fresh meadow lying on the east side of the aforesaid Crane Brook, bounded beginning at a Rock near a Bridge, all my meadow & meadowish ground upon the Gristmill, also one half of my Log chain, also one half my Cedar Swamp, one half my Pew in the south meeting house in Carver, also all my wearing apparel, also all my Cattle, excepting two Cows I give to two of my Daughters—

Item I will and bequeath to my well beloved Daughter Lydia the Wife of Nathaniel Atwood, a piece of Land & swamp lying on south Meadow River in Carver adjoining the abovesaid Nathl Atwood’s Land which is all my right in said Land, also one Feather Bed, one Bolster & two Pillows with pillowcoats, three sheets, one woollen Bed Blanket, one Weaver’s hair[?] one Bedstead & Cord two Coverlets—

Item I will and bequeath to my well beloved Daughter Sarah one Dollar which is her full share with what she has already had—

Item I will and bequeath to my well beloved Daughter Jemima Washburn one half my Dwelling house, also all my Lands not before given in this will, one Cow two Featherbeds, two Bedsteads, two Cords, two Bolsters, four Pillows with pillowcoats, two Coverlets, one Bedquilt, four sheets, two woollen Bedblankets, a weaver’s Loom, and two hairs[?] & other things belonging to said Loom, also all my Sheep at my decease, also one fourth of my Pew in the south meeting house in sd Carver, one high Case of Drawer, Two Tables, one Chest & six Chairs, also all my Pewter & all my Iron ware at my decease—

Item I will and bequeath to my well beloved Daughter Polly the Wife of Thomas Barrows one Cow—

Item I will and bequeath to the Heir of my well beloved Son Rowland Washburn deceased, one Dollar to be paid by me Executor—

I also ordain that all my other Estate not given in this will shall be divided equally among my three Daughters after my decease—

I also constitute make & ordain my Son Asaph Washburn sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament. I also ordain that my Executor receive all my Credits & pay all my just debts—

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this nineteenth day of November in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred & ten—

Signed sealed & delivered                                                  Mark

to be his last will                                                     William    Washburn  (Seal)

in presence of us

Caleb Atwood

Tilson Barrows

Joseph King Junr.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Book 43, p. 360-363, from FHL microfilm #0550902.