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Families of the Children of Josiah4 Washburn and Sarah Richmond

 

 

            The children of Josiah Washburn and Sarah Richmond are known only through the estate papers of Samuel Crane, their younger half-brother, who died unmarried and intestate in 1809 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, since no birth records exist for the Washburn children. Josiah, Jr., the elder son, lived in Bridgewater at first, but later moved up to Cheshire Co., NH. Jonathan, the younger son, also lived in Bridgewater at first, and later moved to Hampshire Co., MA. Mary, the elder daughter, and her husband, remained in Bridgewater, while Silence, the younger daughter, and her husband, moved from Bridgewater to Sussex Co., NJ, and eventually to the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania. There are areas where this family is still incomplete, and will be added to when new information is uncovered.

 

 

 

 

John2 Washburn (5th)

 

 

Jonathan3 Washburn

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth2 Mitchell

 

Josiah4 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

George Vaughan

 

 

Mary Vaughan

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Hinchman

Josiah5 Washburn (Jr.)

 

 

 

Mary5 Washburn

 

 

 

Silence5 Washburn

 

 

 

Jonathan5 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

 

John2 Richmond (Jr.)

 

 

Edward3 Richmond

 

 

 

 

Abigail3 Rogers

 

Sarah4 Richmond

 

 

 

 

Mary (____)

 

 

(532.) Josiah5 Washburn (Jr.), elder son of (140) Josiah4 Washburn, (60) Jonathan3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, in say ca. 1726, married Phebe4 Hay­ward, daughter of Deacon Thomas3 and Bethiah3 (Brett) Hayward, of East Bridgewater,[1] on 3 May 1753 in Bridgewater.[2] She was born on 26 Apr. 1725 in Bridgewater,[3] a granddaughter of John2 and Sarah2 (Mitchell) Hayward, and of William2 and Elizabeth2 (Cary) Brett (Jr.).[4]

         Josiah and Phebe Washburn lived in Bridgewater, where he was called “Josiah Washburn 2nd” in the records, and they were still living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census,[5] but they had moved to Marlow, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire, before 1810, when he gave a power of attorney to Solomon Hayward, of Bridgewater, to sell his share of the estate of Samuel Crane, deceased, in Bridgewater.[6] He was living in Marlow, Cheshire Co., NH, in the 1800 federal census,[7] probably near his son Jonathan Washburn. He was listed in the Marlow tax lists continuously from 1797 through 1810, and in 1814 and 1815,[8] but he was not listed in the Marlow tax list from 1811 through 1813, nor in 1816 or 1817. He was not a head of household in Marlow, NH, in the 1810 federal census, but he was still living in Marlow in the 1820 federal census.[9] Josiah Washburn (Jr.) died sometime after 1820, probably in Marlow, NH,[10] but no probate records were filed for his estate in Cheshire Co., NH.

         Josiah Washburn (Jr.) and Phebe Hayward had children:

+      1709     i   Solomon6 Washburn, born on 24 Oct. 1754 in Bridgewater,[11] married Anne5 Mitch­ell, daughter of Seth4 and Ann (Latham) Mitchell,[12] on 17 Mar. 1773 in Bridgewater,[13] and they lived in East Bridgewater, MA. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1710     ii   Seth Washburn, born on 11 June 1756 in Bridgewater,[14] died on 1 Nov. 1758 in Bridgewater.[15]

        1711    iii   Thomas Washburn, born on 16 Oct. 1758,[16] died on 23 Nov. 1758 in Bridgewater.[17]

+      1712   iv   Bethiah6 Washburn, born on 9 Mar. 1760 in Bridgewater,[18] possibly married Silas White, son of Capt. Benjamin and (1056) Betty (Pratt) White (Jr.), of Middleborough,[19] on 12 Nov. 1778 in Middleborough,[20] however a Bethiah Washburn was listed as a head of household in Marlow, Cheshire Co., NH, in the 1830 federal census.[21] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1713    v   Mary6 “Molly” Washburn, born on 4 Nov. 1762 in Bridgewater,[22] married Ephraim4 Tom­son, of Middleborough, son of Jacob3 and Mary (Hayward) Tomson, of Halifax, MA, as his second wife, on 12 Jan. 1791 in Bridgewater,[23] and they also moved to Marlow, NH. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1714    vi   Hannah Washburn, a twin, born on 22 July 1766 in Bridgewater,[24] marriage not found She was probably still unmarried and living at home in 1790, and may have been one of the two females aged 26-44 years living in her father’s household in the 1800 federal census, and one of the three females aged 45 or over living in her father’s household in the 1820 federal census.

        1715   vii   Betty Washburn, a twin, born on 22 July 1766 in Bridgewater,[25] marriage not found. She was also probably still unmarried and living at home in 1790, and may have been one of the two females aged 26-44 years living in her father’s household in the 1800 federal census, and one of the three females aged 45 or over living in her father’s household in the 1820 federal census.

        1716   viii   Jonathan6 Washburn, born on 12 Nov. 1768 in Bridgewater,[26] was apparently married and living in Marlow, Cheshire Co., NH, probably near his father Josiah Washburn, in the 1800 federal census,[27] but he was not a head of household in Marlow, NH, in the 1810 or 1820 federal censuses, and they presumably moved elsewhere. The name of his wife has not yet been discovered. He was listed in the Marlow tax lists for 1798, 1799, 1800, 1801, and 1802.[28] On 15 Apr. 1797 Caleb Hunt, of Marlow, NH, acknowledged a deed where he sold 200 acres of land in Marlow to Ephraim Tomson and Jonathan Washburn, both of Marlow, husbandmen.[29]

        1717    ix   (Possibly one more daughter)[30]

 

 

(533.) Mary5 Washburn, probably elder daughter of (140) Josiah4 Washburn, (60) Jonathan3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, in say ca. 1729, married Job Pratt, son of Joseph and Lydia3 (Leonard) Pratt (3rd),[31] on 1 Feb. 1757 in Bridgewater.[32] He was born ca. 1730,[33] a grandson of Joseph and Sarah (Benson) Pratt (Jr.), of Weymouth,[34] and of Solomon2 and Mary Leonard (Jr.), of Bridgewater.[35] Joseph Pratt the Second, of Bridgewater, named his son Job Pratt as executor of his will in 1753.[36]

         Job Pratt died intestate on 6 Nov. 1786 in Bridgewater, aged 56 years,[37] and Mary (Washburn) Pratt died a widow on 10 Jan. 1804 in South Bridgewater.[38] She was not listed as a head of household in the 1790 federal census in Bridgewater, and may have been living with the family of Barnabas Blossom.

         Job Pratt and Mary Washburn had children:

        1718      i   Sarah “Sally” Pratt, born on 23 June 1758 in Bridgewater,[39] married Barnabas Blos­som, son of Silvanus and Charity (Snell) Blossom, of South Bridgewater,[40] on 20 Apr. 1778 in Bridgewater.[41] He was born ca. 1753 as “Ambrose” Blossom, and he served as a private in Capt. James Allen’s Company from Bridgewater for 11 days in 1780 during the Revolutionary War.[42] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to her brother-in-law “Azel” How,[43] and the 1800 federal census.[44] They were living in Eaton, Strafford Co., NH, in the 1810 federal census,[45] and probably the 1820 census, but the enumeration for the town of Eaton did not survive. Barnabas Blossom gave his receipt for his wife’s share of the estate of Samuel Crane, of Bridgewater, dated 12 Dec. 1812 in Eaton, NH,[46] and he was still living in Eaton, NH, in the 1830,[47] and 1840 federal censuses, probably with a younger second wife.[48] Children not found.[49]

        1719     ii   (Unnamed child), died on 28 Mar. 1766 in Bridgewater.[50]

        1720   iii   Lydia Pratt, born ca. 1768,[51] probably in Bridgewater, married Azor Howe, of South Bridgewater, in 1787,[52] and they lived in Bridgewater. He was born on 12 Feb. 1763,[53] and Edward Mitchell had been appointed as his guardian in 1782.[54] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to the family of her brother-in-law, Barnabas Blossom.[55] Lydia (Pratt) Howe died on 22 July 1790 in Bridgewater, aged 22 years,[56] and Azor Howe remar­ried to Ruth Chess­man on 1 Dec. 1791 in Bridgewater.[57] She was born on 10 Jan. 1772,[58] and they were living in Bridgewater in the 1800 federal census.[59] Azor Howe served in the Revolutionary War as a private in Capt. Thomas Cushing’s company,[60] and in the War of 1812 as Corporal under Capt. Isaac Keith Company from Bridgewater, Lt. Col. Caleb Howard’s Plymouth County Regiment of Massachusetts Militia from Plymouth County, in 1814.[61] He was still living in Bridgewater in the 1830,[62] and 1840 federal censuses,[63] and was a Revolutionary War pensioner in 1840.[64] Marcus and Olive Howe, children of Lydia Howe, deceased daughter of Mary Pratt, gave their power of attorney to Solomon Hayward, of Bridgewater, to sell their portion of the estate of Samuel Crane, of Bridgewater, in 1810.[65] Azor Howe died testate on 6 Nov. 1841 in Bridgewater, of “con­sump­tion.”[66] His will was probat­ed on 31 May 1842, and he named Jabez Harden as his executor.[67] Ruth (Chess­man) Howe died on 26 Mar. 1845 in Abington, MA, aged 73 years.[68] Lydia Pratt had two children by Azor Howe:

a. Marcus Howe, born on 4 Dec. 1787 in Bridgewater,[69] settled in Hali­fax, MA, and married Deborah Hatch Josselyn, daughter of Joseph and Deborah (Hatch) Josselyn, of East Bridgewater,[70] on 24 Aug. 1813 in Hali­fax,[71] and they moved to Boston. She was born ca. 1795 in MA.[72] He was living in Boston’s 10th ward in the 1820 federal census,[73] in Boston’s 11th ward in the 1830 federal census,[74] and back in Boston’s 10th ward in the 1850 federal census, where he was a “cordwainer.”[75]

b. Olive Howe, born on 17 Apr. 1790 in Bridgewater,[76] mar­ried Joseph Shaw on 12 Oct. 1829 in East Bridgewater, MA.[77] He was born ca. 1779 in MA,[78] and they lived in East Bridgewater. They were living in East Bridgewater in the 1840,[79] and 1850 federal censuses, where he was a “sawyer,”[80] in the 1855 state census, where he was a farmer,[81] and in the 1860 federal census,[82] where he was presumably retired, but they were not found in the 1865 state census in East Bridgewater. He apparently died by 1870, but no probate records were found for him in Plymouth County. Olive Shaw was living in the household of her son-in-law James Bates in Abington, MA, in the 1870 federal census. They had one daughter:

1. Olive Shaw, baptized on 20 Mar. 1831 in East Bridgewater,[83] married James A. Bates, son of Asa and Clarissa Bates, of Abington, MA, on 12 Apr. 1849 in East Bridgewater.[84] They were living with her parents in East Bridgewater in the 1850 federal census, where he was a bootmaker, the 1855 state census, where he was a carpenter, and the 1860 federal census, where he was in shoe manufacturing. She probably died by 1870, and he apparently remarried, and was living in Abington, MA, in the 1870 federal census, where he was a dry goods pedlar.[85]

        1721    iv   (Unnamed child), died on 2 Feb. 1771 in Bridgewater.[86]

 

 

(534.) Silence5 Washburn, probably younger daughter of (140) Josiah4 Washburn, (60) Jonathan3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, in say ca. 1731, married Lt. Jesse5? Washburn on 29 Dec. 1748 in Bridgewater.[87] He was born ca. 1725-1730, but his parents have not been identified.[88] [See (858)  Jesse Washburn.]

         Jesse Washburne, of Bridgwater, husbandman, was sued by Nathan Leonard of Bridgwater, husbandman, over a bond for £250 dated 9 Jan. 1748, which Washburne had not fully repaid,[89] and in May 1751 Thomas Croade, Esq., of Hallifax, received a judgment against Jesse Washburne of Bridgwater, husbandman, for an unpaid account amounting to £36.17s.9½d plus court costs.[90] In March 1752 Ichabod Bardine of Middleborough, husbandman, sued Jesse Washburne of Bridgwater, husbandman, over a note for £7.5s.4d dated 25 Sept. 1750.[91] In 1759 Jesse Washbourne of Newtown, Sussex Co., “in the East New Jerseys,” yeoman, filed a suit against Joseph Harris of Halifax, Plymouth Co., Mass., husbandman, over trespass, in the Plymouth County Court of Common Pleas, but the case was dismissed because neither party showed up in court in April 1759.[92]

         Jesse and Silence Washburn moved to what is now Monroe Co., PA, in ca. 1760, where they owned a small tract of land on Beaver Creek west from the Delaware Water Gap.[93] He served as a Lieutenant from Northampton Co., PA, during the Revolu­tionary War.[94] Sometime before 1778 they moved to the Wyoming Valley in PA. On 17 Feb. 1778 they purchased a house lot and a meadow lot in lower Shawnee Meadow, Westmoreland Co., CT, in what is now Plymouth, Luzerne Co., PA, from Asaph Whittlesey.

         Silence Washburn died sometime before the Wyoming Massacre, and Jesse Washburn remarried to (___) Rhodes, daughter of John Rhodes. They were living in the Wyoming Valley at the time of the massacre in the summer of 1778, and escaped to Shawnee Fort.[95] On 28 Mar. 1791 Jesse Washburn sold land to his son-in-law, Jacob Andreas.[96]

         Lt. Jesse Washburn probably died on 2 Apr. 1810 in PA. On 15 May 1810 the heirs of Jesse and Silence Washburn, namely Jesse Washburn, of Chestnut Hill Twp, Northampton Co., PA, yeoman; Daniel Washburn and Caleb Washburn, of East Penn Twp, Northampton Co., PA; Peter Andreas, of Northampton, as guardian of the children of his late wife, Thankful, deceased; Jacob Andreas, of Northampton, as guardian of the children of his late wife, Sarah, deceased; and Catherine Blin, only daughter and heir of Rebecca Blin, gave a power of attorney to Solomon Hayward, of Bridgewater, MA, to sell land that had been inherited by their mother, Silence Washburn, from Samuel Crane, of Bridgewater, MA.[97] On 6 Nov. 1812 Jesse Washburn, Daniel Washburn, Caleb Washburn, Peter Andreas, Jacob Andreas, and Catherine Blinn, as heirs of Silence Washburn, gave receipt for their share of the estate of Samuel Crane.[98]

         Lt. Jesse Washburn had children, presumably all by Silence Washburn:

        1722     i   Rebecca6 Washburn, born ca. 1749, married Jacob Blinn. She died before 1810, when her only daughter signed the power of attorney to allow Solomon Hayward, of Bridgewater, MA, to sell the real estate her mother inherited from the estate of her grandmother’s step-brother, Samuel Crane. Rebecca Washburn and Jacob Blinn had one daughter:

a. Catherine Blinn, born before 1792,[99] was still unmarried in Nov. 1812, when, as Catherine Blinn, she signed the receipt for her share of the inheritance of the estate of Samuel Crane, of Bridgewater, MA.[100]

+      1723    ii   Thankful6 Washburn, born in 1752, married Peter Andreas, son of Martin and Anna Elizabeth (Vautrin or Wotring) Andreas, in 1772.[101] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1724   iii   Jesse6 Washburn (Jr.), born on 25 July 1759,[102] married Catherine (___), and settled in Northampton Co., PA. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1725   iv   Sarah6 Washburn, born supposedly on 14 Feb. 1760,[103] married Jacob Andreas, son of Martin and Anna Elizabeth (Vautrin or Wotring) Andreas, and brother of Peter Andreas, in ca. 1783.[104] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1726    v   Daniel6 Washburn, born in 1763, married Maria Barbara Helfrich in 1784.[105] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1727   vi   Caleb6 Washburn, born ca. 1765, was living in East Penn Twp, Northampton Co., PA, on 15 May 1810 when he signed the power of attorney for Solomon Hayward, of Bridgewater, MA, to sell his share of the inheritance from the estate of Samuel Crane, of Bridgewater,[106] probably already married, but his wife’s name is unknown at this time. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

 

 

(535.) Jonathan5 Washburn, probably younger son of (140) Josiah4 Washburn, (60) Jonathan3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, in ca. 1733,[107] married Rebecca Perkins on 18 Jan. 1757 in Bridge­water.[108]

         Jonathan and Rebecca Washburn lived at first in Bridgewater, and moved to Norwich (now Huntington,) Hampshire Co., MA, probably soon after 1760. They were living in Norwich, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to their son, Luther Washburn,[109] and in Norwich, Hampshire Co., MA, next door to their son, Josiah Washburn, in the 1800 federal census,[110] and were still living in Norwich, MA, in the 1810 federal census.[111] On 24 Apr. 1804 Jonathan Washburn, and Luther and Thankful Washburn, of Norwich, sold land to Asa Edgerton, of Hawley, MA.[112] On 21 Feb. 1810 Jonathan Washburn, of Norwich, MA, gave a power of attorney to Solomon Hayward, of Bridgewater, to sell his portion of the estate of Samuel Crane, of Bridgewater, deceased.[113] Jonathan Washburn died after 1813, probably in Hampshire Co., MA.[114]

         Jonathan Washburn and Rebecca Perkins had children:[115]

        1728      i   Luther6 Washburn, born on 14 Dec. 1757 in Bridgewater,[116] married Thankful Geer on 8 Feb. 1790 in Norwich, MA.[117] On 24 Apr. 1804 Luther and Thankful Washburn, and Jonathan Washburn, both of Norwich, sold land in Norwich to Asa Edgerton, of Hawley.[118] On 14 Nov. 1805 Asa and Lydia Edgerton of Norwich sold the land back to Luther Washburn of Norwich, describing it as “being the same land I lately bought of Jno & Luther Washburn,” witnessed by Rebekah Washburn and Hannah Washburn.[119] On 3 Feb. 1807 Luther and Thankful Washburn of Norwich sold this same piece of land to Levi Brown, of Norwich, witnessed by Josiah Washburn.[120] On 3 Feb. 1807 Luther and Thankful Washburn sold land to Josiah Washburn of Norwich, “mechanick.”[121] They were living in Norwich, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his father, Jonathan Washbourn,[122] and in Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA, in the 1800 federal census.[123] They were still living in Norwich, MA, in the 1810 federal census,[124] but were not found in later censuses in Hampshire Co., MA. From the censuses it appears they had at least 5 children, names unknown. Note: He was not the Luther Washburn who married Sarah Spinning, daughter of Nathaniel and Thankful (Benton) Spinning, of Ashfield, MA, on 1 July 1779 in Ashfield, and moved to Bennington, VT.

+      1729    ii   Zerviah6 Washburn, born on 9 Apr. 1760 in Bridgewater,[125] married Solo­mon Hayward, son of Seth and Tabitha (Pratt) Hayward,[126] on 16 Apr. 1782 in Bridgewater.[127] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1730    iii   Hannah6 Washburn, born between 1774 and 1784,[128] marriage not found. She was a witness to Luther Washburn and Asa Edgerton’s deeds in 1804, 1805 and 1809.[129]

        1731    iv   Rebecca6 Washburn, born between 1774 and 1784,[130] marriage not found. She was also a witness to Luther Washburn and Asa Edgerton’s deeds in 1804 and 1805.[131]

+      1732    v   Josiah6 Washburn, born ca. 1772,[132] married Sophia Stoors or Storrs, of Windsor, CT, on 19 Feb. 1797 in Windsor.[133] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1733   vi   Lydia6 Washburn, born, say 1775, married Asa Edgerton, son of Joseph and Lucy (Lyon) Edgerton, of Hawley, Franklin Co., MA,[134] on 4 Nov. 1800 in Norwich, MA.[135] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1734  vii   Chloe6 Washburn, born on 18 May 1780,[136] married Royal Burt, son of Noah and Hannah (Loomis) Burt,[137] on 27 Nov. 1802 in Norwich, MA.[138] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

 

 

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    [1] Mitchell, Nahum, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Boston, 1840, reprint, Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1983, [hereinafter Mitchell, History of Bridgewater], p. 178.

    [2] Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA, 1916, 2 Volumes, [hereinafter Bridgewater VRs], Vol. 2, p. 388.

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

    [4] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 120, 177-178.

    [5] 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 Josiah Washburn household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older and 5 free white females.

    [6] Merrick, Barbara Lambert, “Which Josiah Washburn Married Sarah Richmond?”, The Mayflower Quarterly, Vol. 48, p. 14, from Plymouth Co. Deeds, Vol. 118, p. 93.

    [7] 1800 Federal Census, Marlow, Cheshire Co., NH, p. 212, the Josiah Washburn household had 1 male aged 45 or over, 2 females aged 26-44 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [8] Marlow Town Book No. 2, FHL microfilm #0015219, pp. 109, 113, 129, 132, 146, 149, 162, 165, 182, 185, 196, 199, 208, 211, 227, 231, 242, 247, 255, 262, 276, 281, 293, 301, 302, 313, 316, 329, 333, 339, 440, 456, 459.

    [9] 1820 Federal Census, Marlow, Cheshire Co., NH, p. 162, the Josiah Washburn household had 1 male aged 45 or over, and 3 females aged 45 or over, no persons engaged in agriculture.

    [10] Receipt for his share of the estate of Samuel Crane was dated 14 Nov. 1812 in Marlow, NH.

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

    [12] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 244.

    [13] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 391.

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

    [15] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 574.

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

    [17] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 575.

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

    [19] Thatcher, Charles M., “Thatcher Papers,” 3 Volumes, 1620-1899, manuscript from LDS microfilm #945019, Vol. III: White.

    [20] Merrick, Barbara Lambert, and Alicia Crane Williams, Middleborough, Massachusetts, Vital Records, The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, Volume One: 1986, Volume Two: 1990, [hereinafter Middleborough VRs], Vol. 2, pp. 93, 134, “both of Middleborough.”

    [21] 1830 Federal Census, Marlow, Cheshire Co., NH, p. 164, the Bethiah Washburn household had 2 females aged 60-69 years.

    [22] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 333.

    [23] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 390; Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 116, marriage intentions recorded 19 Dec. 1790 in Middleborough. Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 389, record the marriage of Mary, daughter of Josiah Washburn Jr., and _______ on 18 Oct. 1782, from the Unitarian Church Records of Bridgewater, but Ephraim Tomson’s first wife was still alive until 2 Aug. 1785, when her last child was born, and Mary’s first recorded child, Bethiah, was born in July 1793 in Halifax.

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

    [25] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 327.

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

    [27] 1800 Federal Census, Marlow, Cheshire Co., NH, p. 212, the Jona. Washburn household had 3 males under 10, 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 26-44 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

    [28] Marlow Town Book No. 2, FHL microfilm #0015219, pp. 129, 132, 146, 149, 162, 165, 182, 185, 196, 199.

    [29] Wood, Ralph V., Jr., Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume 12: Francis Cooke of the Mayflower, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA, Picton Press, 1996, [hereinafter MF5G: Cooke],  pp. 509-510, from Cheshire Co. Deeds, Vol. 38, p. 86; Vol. 39, p. 71.

    [30] As indicated by the number of females in his family in the 1790 federal census.

    [31] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 275-276.

    [32] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 389.

    [33] Calculated from his age at death.

    [34] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 275; Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987, p. 599, for the name of his wife.

    [35] Wakefield, Robert S., Sherman, Robert Moody, and Vincent, Verle Delano, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Fifteen: Family of James Chilton, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA, 1997, p. 24.

    [36] Plymouth County Probate, Vol. 13, p. 386-387.

    [37] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 544, from his gravestone. Buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater; Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #16127.

    [38] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 542, from a private record of burials in South Bridgewater kept by Lt. John Washburn.

    [39] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 271.

    [40] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 118.

    [41] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 310.

    [42] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, 11 Volumes, Boston, Vol. II, p. 213. They marched to Rhode Island.

    [43] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 165, Bridgewater Town, Plymouth County, the Barna Blossom household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older and 4 free white females.

    [44] 1800 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 57, the Barnabas Blossom household had 1 male aged 26-44 years, 3 females under 10, 1 female aged 10-15 years, 1 female aged 16-25 years, 1 female aged 26-44 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [45] 1810 Federal Census, Eaton, Strafford Co., NH, p. 570, the Barnabas Blossom household had 2 males under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 2 females aged 10-15 years, 2 females aged 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years. Merrick, Barbara Lambert, “Which Josiah Washburn Married Sarah Richmond?”, The Mayflower Quarterly, Vol. 48, p. 15, says they were living in Eaton, NH by 1811, however the age brackets for Barnabas and Sally Blossom in the 1810 census should have both been over 45, instead of 26-44 years.

    [46] His receipt for her share of the estate of Samuel Crane, of Bridgewater, was dated 12 Dec. 1812 in Eaton, NH.

    [47] 1830 Federal Census, Eaton, Strafford Co., NH, p. 171, the Barnabass Blossom household had 1 male aged 70-79 years, and 2 females aged 50-59 years.

    [48] 1840 Federal Census, Eaton, Strafford Co., NH, p. 256, the Barnabas Blossom household had 1 male aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 30-39 years, 1 male aged 80-89 years, 1 female aged 10-14 years, 1 female aged 30-39 years, and 1 female aged 60-69 years, 1 person employed in agriculture, and 1 person employed in manufacturing and trade.

    [49] They probably had at least 2 daughters by the 1790 census, and her mother may have been the third female in the Barnabas Blossom household, and apparently had 3 more daughters born in Bridgewater between 1790 and 1800, and 2 sons born between 1800 and 1810.

    [50] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 546.

    [51] Calculated from her age at death.

    [52] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 308, marriage intentions recorded 28 Jan. 1787 in Bridgewater.

    [53] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 172, from a private record of Rev. Richard M. Hodges, of South Bridgewater.

    [54] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #10873; Vol. 26, p. 146.

    [55] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 165, Bridgewater Town, Plymouth Co., MA, the “Azel” How household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 2 free white females.

    [56] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 498, from her gravestone, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

    [57] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 196.

    [58] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 72, from a private record of Rev. Richard M. Hodges, of South Bridgewater.

[59] 1800 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 65, the Azor Howe household had 2 males under 10, 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 4 females under 10, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

    [60] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, Vol. 8, p. 327.

    [61] 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. 49.

[62] 1830 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 339, the Azor Howe household had 1 male aged 60-69 years, 2 females aged 15-19 years, and 1 female aged 50-59 years.

    [63] 1840 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 9, the Azor Howe household had 1 male aged 70-79 years, 1 female aged 20-29 years, and 1 female aged 70-79 years.

    [64] 1840 Massachusetts Pensioner’s List, p. 30, from the Ancestry.com database, Azor Howe was aged 75 [sic] years in 1840.

    [65] Merrick, Barbara Lambert, “Which Josiah Washburn Married Sarah Richmond?”, The Mayflower Quarterly, Vol. 48, p. 14.

    [66] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 498, from his gravestone, buried in the Pratt-town Cemetery in Bridgewater.

    [67] Plym­outh Co. Probate Docket #10874, Vol. 84, p. 238.

    [68] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 498, from her gravestone, buried in the Pratt-town Cemetery in Bridgewater.

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

    [70] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 206.

    [71] 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], pp. 73, 83; Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 197, marriage intentions recorded 7 Aug. 1813 in Bridgewater.

    [72] Calculated from her age in the 1850 federal census, her birth not recorded in the vital records of East Bridgewater.

    [73] 1820 Federal Census, 10th Ward, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, p. 311, the Marcus How household had 2 males under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

    [74] 1830 Federal Census, 11th Ward, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, p. 389, the Marcus Howe household had 1 male aged 5-9 years, 1 male aged 10-14 years, 2 males aged 20-29 years, 1 male aged 40-49 years, 1 female under 5, and 2 females aged 30-39 years.

    [75] 1850 Federal Census, 10th Ward, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, p. 374, dwelling #642, family #1031:

                Marcus How, 62, male, cordwainer, $3000, born MA

                Deborah H. How, 55, female, born MA

                Francis M. How, 17, male, clerk, born MA

                Lucy H. Shumway, 22, female, born MA

                Franklin P. Shumway, 24, male, mercht., born MA

                Emma Shumway, 10/12, female, born MA

                John T. Hancock, 25, male, machinist, born MA

                Mary Lamont, 25, female, born ME

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

    [77] Vital Records of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1917, [hereinafter East Bridgewater VRs], p. 232; Vital Records of Abington, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1912, [hereinafter Abington VRs], Vol. 2, p. 111.

    [78] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal and the 1855 state censuses.

[79] 1840 Federal Census, East Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 173, the Joseph Shaw household had 1 male aged 60-69 years, 1 female aged 5-9 years, and 1 female aged 50-59 years, and had 1 person employed in manufacturing and trade.

    [80] 1850 Federal Census, East Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, pp. 258-259, dwelling #304, family #386:

                Joseph Shaw, 71, male, sawyer, $1000, born MA

                Olive Shaw, 60, female, born MA

                James Bates, 18, male, bootmaker, born MA

                Olive Bates, 19, female, born MA

                James Bates, 5/12, male, born MA

    [81] Lainhart, Ann S., 1855 Massachusetts State Census for East Bridgewater, Boston, 1988, p. 14, dwelling #90, family #105:

                Joseph Shaw, 76, male, white, farmer, born MA

                Olive Shaw, 65, female, white, born MA

                Dwelling #90, family #106:

                James A. Bates, 23, male, white, carpenter, born MA

                Olive Bates, 24, female, white, born MA

                James E. Bates, 5, male, white, born MA

                M. A. Bates, 36 months, female, white, born MA

                Lydia M. C. Bates, 12 months, female, white, born MA

                Asa W. Bates, 21, male, white, shoemaker

[82] 1860 Federal Census, East Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. No. 193, dwelling #1247, family #1632:

            James A. Bates, 28, male, shoe manufacturing, $5000, $200, born MA

            Olive Bates, 29, female, born MA

            James E. Bates, 10, male, born MA, attending school

            Marcus E. Bates, 8, male, born MA, attending school

            Loring Bates, 1, male, born MA

            Jos. Shaw, 81, male, born MA

            Olive Shaw, 70, female, born MA

[83] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 121.

[84] East Bridgewater VRs, p. 293.

[85] 1870 Federal Census, Abington, Plymouth Co., MA, Page No. 44, dwelling #319, family #383:

            James Bates, 39, male, white, dry goods pedlar, $2000, $3052, born MA

            Mary W. Bates, 40, female, white, keeping house, born MA

            James E. Bates, 20, male, white, carpenter, born MA

            Marcus A. Bates, 18, male, white, carpenter, born MA

            Loring M. Bates, 11, male, white, attending school, born MA

            Robena N. Bates, 12, female, white, attending school, born MA

            Methia A. Bates, 9, female, white, attending school, born MA

            Agnes M. Bates, 3, female, white, at home, born MA

            Fannie A. Bates, 1, female, white, at home, born MA

            Olive Shaw, 80, female, white, no occupation, born MA

    [86] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 546.

    [87] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 391.

    [88] He may possibly have been the son of John and Hannah (Thorneycraft) Washburn (3rd), of Hempstead, NY. There is no direct proof that John and Hannah Washburn of Hempstead had a son named Jesse, but most of the names and birth dates of their children are still unknown to researchers. Both the FHL Ancestral File and the I.G.I. list a son named Jesse Washburn born around 1720, submitted by a large number of researchers, but Elaine Olney, who has extensively researched this family, doubts that a son named Jesse existed. I have listed him as a possibility, and further research is needed.

    [89] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 7, Court of Common Pleas, Session 10, p. 86.

    [90] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 7, Court of Common Pleas, Session 10, p. 176.

    [91] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 7, Court of Common Pleas, Session 10, p. 228.

    [92] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 7, Court of Common Pleas, 1744-1760, Session 11, p. 422, case #50 for April 1759.

    [93] Wyoming Historical and Genealogical Society, Vol. XXI, 1930, as per e-mail letter of David Billings.

    [94] Wyoming Historical and Genealogical Society, Vol. XXI, 1930, as per e-mail letter of David Billings.

    [95] Wyoming Historical and Genealogical Society, Vol. XXI, 1930, as per e-mail letter of David Billings.

    [96] Wyoming Historical and Genealogical Society, Vol. XXI, 1930, as per e-mail letter of David Billings.

    [97] Merrick, Barbara Lambert, “Which Josiah Washburn Married Sarah Richmond?”, The Mayflower Quarterly, Vol. 48, p. 13.

    [98] Merrick, Barbara Lambert, “Which Josiah Washburn Married Sarah Richmond?”, The Mayflower Quarterly, Vol. 48, p. 14.

[99] She was evidently at least 21 years of age in Nov. 1812.

    [100] Merrick, Barbara Lambert, “Which Josiah Washburn Married Sarah Richmond?”, The Mayflower Quarterly, Vol. 48, p. 14.

    [101] From email letter of Mike Ledo of 28 Aug. 1999.

    [102] Per email of Kenneth R. Maxwell of 19 Dec. 1999.

    [103] Per Ancestry.com World Tree file #1217405 submitted by Barbara Lenker.

    [104] Calculated from the birth of their eldest child in 1784.

    [105] Per Ancestry.com World Tree file #1217405 submitted by Barbara Lenker.

    [106] Merrick, Barbara Lambert, “Which Josiah Washburn Married Sarah Richmond?”, The Mayflower Quarterly, Vol. 48, p. 13.

    [107] Dumas, David W., “Jonathan Washburn of Norwich, Massachusetts,” The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 42, No. 1 [Jan. 1992], p. 1.

    [108] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 388. Her parents have not yet been discovered.

    [109] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 119, Norwich Town, Hampshire County, the Jonathan Washbourn household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older and 5 free white females.

    [110] 1800 Federal Census, Norwich, Hampshire Co., MA, p. 154, the Jonathan Washborn household had 1 male aged 45 or over, 3 females aged 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [111] 1810 Federal Census, Norwich, Hampshire Co., MA, p. 111, the Jonathan Washburn household had 1 male aged 45 or over, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [112] Dumas, David W., “Jonathan Washburn of Norwich, Massachusetts,” The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 42, No. 1 [Jan. 1992], p. 2, from Hampshire Co. Deeds Vol. 23, p. 282.

    [113] Merrick, Barbara Lambert, “Which Josiah Washburn Married Sarah Richmond?”, The Mayflower Quarterly, Vol. 48, p. 13, from Plymouth Co. Deeds, Vol. 118, p. 33.

    [114] His receipt for his share of the estate of Samuel Crane, of Bridgewater, was dated 13 Sept. 1813 in Norwich, MA.

    [115] The first two children only are recorded in the vital records of Bridgewater. The others are from Dumas, David W., “Jonathan Washburn of Norwich, Massachusetts,The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 42, No. 1 [Jan. 1992], p. 3.

    [116] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 332.

    [117] Per email letter of Susan L. Bingler of 3 July 2000; Dumas, David W., “Jonathan Washburn of Norwich, Massachusetts,” The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 42, No. 1 [Jan. 1992], p. 3, from the manuscript of Norwich marriages and intentions from the Corbin Collection at the New England Historic Genealogical Society Library in Boston, MA.

    [118] Dumas, David W., “Jonathan Washburn of Norwich, Massachusetts,” The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 42, No. 1 [Jan. 1992], p. 2, from Hampshire Co. Deeds Vol. 23, p. 282.

    [119] Dumas, David W., “Jonathan Washburn of Norwich, Massachusetts,” The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 42, No. 1 [Jan. 1992], p. 2, from Hampshire Co. Deeds Vol. 25, p. 442.

    [120] Dumas, David W., “Jonathan Washburn of Norwich, Massachusetts,” The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 42, No. 1 [Jan. 1992], p. 2, from Hampshire Co. Deeds Vol. 25, p. 443.

    [121] Dumas, David W., “Jonathan Washburn of Norwich, Massachusetts,” The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 42, No. 1 [Jan. 1992], p. 2, from Hampshire Co. Deeds Vol. 106, p. 529. The deed wasn’t recorded, however, until 28 Mar. 1845.

    [122] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 119, Norwich Town, Hampshire County, the Luther Washbourn household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older and 2 free white females. This entry was indexed as “Washbourn, ___ther.”

    [123] 1800 Federal Census, Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA, p. 265, the Luther Washburn household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 26-44 years, 3 females under 10, and 1 female aged 26-44 years.

    [124] 1810 Federal Census, Norwich, Hampshire Co., MA, p. 111, the Luther Washburn household had 1 male under 10, 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 3 females aged 10-15 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [125] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 337.

    [126] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 181.

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

    [128] If she was one of the daughters between 16 and 26 in the 1800 census.

    [129] Dumas, David W., “Jonathan Washburn of Norwich, Massachusetts,” The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 42, No. 1 [Jan. 1992], p. 3.

    [130] If she was one of the daughters between 16 and 26 in the 1800 census.

    [131] Dumas, David W., “Jonathan Washburn of Norwich, Massachusetts,” The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 42, No. 1 [Jan. 1992], p. 3.

    [132] Calculated from his age in the 1850 federal census.

    [133] Dumas, David W., “Jonathan Washburn of Norwich, Massachusetts,” The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 42, No. 1 [Jan. 1992], p. 4, marriage intentions recorded 5 Feb. 1797 in Norwich, Windsor marriage record from Windsor Church Records printed in Stiles, History of Windsor, Vol. 2, p. 721.

    [134] Atkins, William Giles, History of the Town of Hawley, Franklin County, Massachusetts, West Cummington, MA, 1887, pp. 101-102.

    [135] Per the FHL Ancestral File of Asa Edgerton and Lydia Washburn, submitted by Billy Dubois Edgington, of Pearblossom, CA.

    [136] Her birth date from the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 16 May 2000 by Kathy Hintz.

    [137] Loomis, Elias, Descendants of Joseph Loomis in America and his Antecedants in the Old World, 1909, p. 142; Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 24 Aug. 2002 by Bill Miles.

    [138] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 24 Aug. 2002 by Bill Miles.