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Families of the Children of Benjamin4 Washburn and Martha Kingman

 

 

 

 

 

John2 Washburn (5th)

 

 

Jonathan3 Washburn

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth2 Mitchell

 

Benjamin4 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

George Vaughan

 

 

Mary Vaughan

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Hinchman

Mary5 Washburn

 

 

 

Martha5 Washburn

 

 

 

Benjamin5 Washburn (Jr.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Kingman

 

 

Henry Kingman

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth (____)

 

Martha Kingman

 

 

 

 

 

John1 Haward

 

 

Bethiah2 Haward

 

 

 

 

Martha2 Hayward

 

 

(538.) Martha5 Washburn, second daughter of (141) Benjamin4 Washburn, (60) Jonathan3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, on 23 Oct. 1731,[1] married Jonathan5 Leon­ard, son of Joseph4 and Mary3 (Packard) Leonard (Jr.),[2] on 25 Apr. 1758 in Bridgewater.[3] He was a twin, born supposedly on 29 July 1734 in Bridgewater,[4] a grandson of Joseph3 and Martha (Orcutt) Leonard, and of Nathaniel2 and Lydia (Smith?) Packard.[5] They were living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790,[6] and 1800 federal censuses.[7]

         Martha (Washburn) Leonard died on 31 Aug. 1804 in Bridgewater, aged 73 years,[8] and Jonathan Leonard was still living in Bridgewater in the 1810 federal census.[9] He died intestate on 3 Dec. 1813 in Bridgewater, aged 79 years,[10] and (2396) Sylvanus Pratt, son of Deacon Seth and (928)  Hannah6 (Washburn) Pratt, was granted administration of his estate in 1814.[11]

         Jonathan Leonard and Martha Washburn had chil­dren:[12]

+      1735     i   Martha6 Leonard, born on 27 Mar. 1759 in Bridgewater,[13] married Lt. Cornelius Pratt, son of Jonathan and (645) Elisabeth (French) Pratt, of Bridgewater,[14] in ca. 1787,[15] and they lived in Bridgewater. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1736    ii   Dr. Jonathan6 Leonard (Jr.),[16] born on 17 Feb. 1763,[17] probably in Bridgewater, a physician, graduated from Harvard University in 1786, settled in Sand­wich, MA,[18] probably after 1790,[19] and married Temperance Hall, of Sandwich, on 21 July 1799 in Sandwich.[20] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1737    iii   David6 Leonard,[21] born on 10 Feb. 1766,[22] married Abigail Clark on 17 Jan. 1796 in Bridgewater.[23] Children not found. They lived in Bridgewater, but his was not the David Leonard household enumerated in the 1800 federal census in Bridgewater,[24] and he may have been living with his father in 1800. He was not a head of household in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1820, 1830, or 1840 federal censuses. He died on 8 Jan. 1849 in Bridgewater, aged 82 years, 10 months, 29 days,[25] but no probate records were filed for his estate in Plymouth County.

        1738    iv   Benjamin6 Leonard,[26] born in ca. Sept. 1770,[27] was possibly married by 1810. He was probably living with his father in Bridgewater in the 1810 federal census, possibly with a wife, but no children, and he was probably the Benja. Leonard living in the South Parish of Bridgewater in the 1820 federal census, possibly with a wife, but no children,[28] but he was not a head of household in Plymouth County in the 1830 federal census. He was still living in Bridgewater in the 1840 federal census,[29] and he died in Jan. 1849 in Bridgewater, aged 78 years, 3 months, 29 days,[30] but no probate records were filed for his estate in Plymouth County.

 

 

(539.) Benjamin5 Washburn (Jr.), only son of (141) Benjamin4 Washburn, (60) Jonathan3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, on 6 July 1735,[31] mar­ried Desire5 Sears, daughter of Edward4 and Desire (Holmes) Sears,[32] of Halifax, MA, on 29 Apr. 1762 in Halifax.[33] She was born on 15 Mar. 1742/3 in Halifax,[34] a grand­daughter of Josiah3 and Mercy (Howes) Sears.[35]

         Benjamin Washburn (Jr.) was a cooper, and was called Benjamin Washburn “3rd,” “2d,” or “Jr.,” at times, to differentiate him from his father’s cousins. On 12 Mar. 1757 Benjamin Washburn 3rd, yeoman, Joseph Washburn, Jr., and wife Mary, and Martha Washburn, Jr., spinster, all of Bridgewater, sold to Edmund Curtis a cedar swamp partly in Halifax and Pembroke which had come from their grandfather Jonathan Washburn to their father Benjamin Washburn, deceased.[36] On 6 May 1777 Benjamin Washburn, Jr., and his wife, Desire, of Bridgewater, sold to Edward Sears, of Halifax, land in Halifax, “it being part of land which fell to us from our father Edward Sears, late of Halifax.”[37] On 9 Feb. 1779 Benjamin Washburn, 2d, of Bridgewater, cooper, and wife Desire, sold to Joseph Pope, of Bridgewater, Gentle­man, land bounded by land of Cornelius Washburn and Eliphalet Cary.[38] On 19 Mar. and 19 May 1783 Benjamin Washburn, 2d, of Bridgewater, cooper, sold land in Bridgewater to Noah Whitman, of Bridgewater, bricklayer, with his wife Desire Washburn releasing her right of dower.[39] On 3 Sept. 1784 Benjamin Washburn, 2d, of Bridgewater, yeoman, deeded to his son, Oliver Washburn, of Bridgewater, cooper, half his homestead in Bridgewater, bounded by Hezekiah Hooper, Eliphalet Cary, Joseph Pope, and Noah Whitman, with wife Desire Washburn releasing her right of dower.[40] On 22 Mar. 1786 Benjamin Washburn, 2d, and Oliver Washburn, yeomen of Bridgewater, sold land to Noah Whitman, of Bridgewater, adjoin­ing the land former­ly sold to Noah Whitman.[41] On 26 Apr. 1792 Benja­min Washburn, 2d, of Bridgewater, yeoman, deeded the homestead where he then lived to his son Oliver Washburn, yeoman, with wife Desire Washburn again releasing her dower.[42]

         Benjamin Washburn (Jr.) served in the Revolutionary War, as a private,[43] and they were still living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his son, Oliver Washburn.[44] He died intes­tate on 5 Jan. 1796 in Bridgewater, aged 60 years.[45] His widow, Desire Washburn, requested that their eldest son, Oliver Washburn, be appointed as administrator of the estate on 7 Mar. 1796, which was granted, with Hezekiah Hooper and Oliver Howard, of Bridgewater, as sureties. His inventory was taken by Hezekiah Hooper, Eliphalet Cary, and Peter Conant, with a second appraisal made on 12 May 1796 by Simeon Pratt, William Mitchell, and Benja­min Pope. A memo­randum distribution, dated 1 Aug. 1796, lists his heirs, namely Oliver Washburn, the eldest son, Azel Washburn, Sarah Hayward, wife of Seth Hayward, Lydia Washburn, since married to Samuel Rider, Sears Washburn, Polly Washburn, and Huldah Wash­burn. His widow’s dower was set off to her on 1 Aug. 1796 by Hezekiah Hooper, Peter Conant, and Cornelius Washburn, and the entire real estate was settled onto Oliver Washburn on 8 Dec. 1800, he to pay his brothers and sisters for their shares.[46] Desire (Sears) Washburn was still living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1800 federal census,[47] and she died a widow on 15 Nov. 1800 in Bridgewater, aged 57 years.[48]

         Benjamin Washburn (Jr.) and Desire Sears had children:

+      1739     i   Oliver6 Washburn, born on 30 Aug. 1763 in Bridgewater,[49] married 1.) Martha6 Fobes, daughter of Eliab5 and Mehitabel (Ames) Fobes,[50] on 19 Jan. 1787 in West Bridgewater,[51] and 2.) Mary “Polly” Hayward, daughter of Benjamin and (1692)  Mary (Benson) Hayward,[52] on 20 May 1804 in Bridgewater,[53] and they lived in Bridgewater. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1740     ii   Azel6 Washburn, born in Apr. 1765 in Bridgewater,[54] died on 15 Nov. 1805 in Bridgewater,[55] presumably unmarried, but no probate records were filed for his estate in Plymouth County, and he was not listed as a head of household in the 1790 or 1800 federal censuses in Massachusetts.[56]

        1741    iii   Sarah6 “Sally” Washburn, born on 14 July 1767 in Bridgewater,[57] married Seth Hay­ward on 2 Feb. 1792 in Bridgewater.[58] Children not found. Sarah Hayward, wife of Seth Hayward, was named in the distribution of her father’s estate in 1796. She died on 1 June 1802 in Bridgewater.[59] He was not a head of household in Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1800 or 1810 federal censuses, and no death or probate records were found for him in Plymouth County. He was also not the Seth Hayward who was living in the same household in Bridgewater as her brother Sears Washburn in the 1855 state census.[60]

+      1742   iv   Lydia6 Washburn, born on 1 June 1769 in Bridgewater,[61] married Deacon Samuel Rider (Jr.), son of Samuel and Jane (Swift) Rider, of Plymouth,[62] in ca. 1800,[63] and they lived in South Bridgewater.[64] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1743     v   Deborah Washburn, born on 15 Jan. 1771 in Bridgewater,[65] died on 15 Jan. 1775 in Bridgewater.[66]

        1744    vi   Desire Washburn, born on 20 June 1773 in Bridgewater,[67] died in Jan. 1775 in Bridgewater.[68]

        1745   vii   Capt. Sears6 Washburn, born on 19 May 1777 in Bridgewater,[69] served as Captain of a Company of Militia raised in Bridgewater in Lt. Col. Caleb Howard’s Plymouth County Regiment in the protection of Plymouth in the War of 1812,[70] but never married. He was living alone in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1810 federal census,[71] but he was not listed as a head of household in Plymouth County in the 1820, 1830, or 1840 federal censuses. He was executor of the will of his brother, Oliver Washburn, in 1818, which was declared insolvent, and was finally settled in 1819. He was living with the family of Jabez Harding in Bridgewater in the 1850 federal census,[72] and he was a gla­zier in the 1855 state cen­sus, living with the family of (3966)  Luther6 and Bethiah (Copeland) Hayward, in Bridgewater,[73] but he was not found in Bridgewater in the 1860 federal census. He died tes­tate on 14 May 1863 in Bridgewater,[74] naming Spencer Leonard, Jr., as executor of his will, which was probated on 13 July 1863.[75]

+      1746  viii   Mary6 “Polly” Washburn, born 29 June 1780 in Bridgewater,[76] married Barzilla Latham, son of Woodward and Rebecca (Dean) Latham,[77] in 1801 in Bridgewater,[78] and they moved to Buckfield, Oxford Co., ME. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+      1747   ix   Huldah6 Washburn, born on 24 Apr. 1784 in Bridgewater,[79] married John Irish, possibly son of John and Eleanor (Moffit) Irish (Jr.),[80] on 10 July 1806 in Buckfield, Oxford Co., ME,[81] and they also lived in Buckfield, ME. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

        1748     x   Benjamin Washburn (3rd), born on 15 Apr. 1786,[82] died on 21 May 1786 in Bridgewater.[83]

 

 

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    [1] Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA, 1916, 2 Volumes, [hereinafter Bridgewater VRs], Vol. 1, p. 332.

    [2] Mitchell, Nahum, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Boston, 1840, reprint, Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1983, [hereinafter Mitchell, History of Bridgewater], pp. 236, 237.

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

    [4] His birth date from the FHL Ancestral File, but his birth was not recorded in the Bridgewater vital records.

    [5] Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987, [hereinafter Torrey, New England Marriages], p. 549, for Nathaniel Packard’s wife. Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 253, says Nathaniel probably married a daughter of John Kingman; 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],  p. 244, gives her name as Lydia Smith?/Kingman?, apparently unsure which is correct.

    [6] 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 Jona Leonard household had 3 free white males aged 16 or older, 1 free white female, and 1 other free person.

    [7] 1800 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 64, the Jonathan Leonard household had 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female aged 45 or over, and 1 other free person.

    [8] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 520, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater; Latham, Williams, Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater, Massachusetts, 1882, reprint, Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1986, [hereinafter Latham, Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater], p. 90, #438.

    [9] 1810 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 77, the Jona. & B. Leonard household had 1 male aged 26-44 years, 1 male aged 45 or older, and 1 female aged 26-44 years. The B. Leonard was probably his son Benjamin.

    [10] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 519, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater; Latham, Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater, p. 90, #439, which calls him “father of Jonathan, graduate of Harvard Univ., David, and Benjamin. All three died January, 1849, over 80 years of age.”

    [11] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #12630; Vol. 46, p. 43.

    [12] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater p. 237, says they had Martha 1759, Jonathan, David and Benjamin.

    [13] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 217.

    [14] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 276, 279.

    [15] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 244, marriage intentions recorded 31 Deb. 1786 in Bridgewater.

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

    [17] Kardell, Caroline Lewis, and Lovell, Russell A., Jr., Vital Records of Sandwich, Massachusetts, to 1885, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1996, [hereinafter Sandwich VRs], p. 1591, taken from his gravestone.

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

    [19] He was not a head of household in Sandwich in the 1790 federal census, and may have been living with his father in Bridgewater.

    [20] Sandwich VRs, pp. 247, 550.

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

    [22] Calculated from his age on his gravestone.

    [23] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 242.

    [24] That David Leonard was a much older man with many children, probably his uncle David Leonard, who had married Mary Hall.

    [25] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 518, buried in Hillside Cemetery in Bridgewater.

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

    [27] Calculated from his age at death. The I.G.I. has a birth date of 9 Sept. 1770 in Bridgewater for him, which is reasonable, but his birth was not recorded in the Bridgewater vital records.

    [28] 1820 Federal Census, South Parish of Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 459, the Benja. Leonard household had 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female aged 45 or over, and had 1 person engaged in commerce.

    [29] 1840 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 7, the Benja. Leonard household had 1 male aged 70-79 years, and 2 females aged 70-79 years.

    [30] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 518.

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

    [32] 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], 140, marriage of Edward Sears “of Plimpton” and Desire Holmes of Marshfield on 22 Mar. 1732/3 in Marshfield. Her birth was not found in the Marshfield vital records, however.

    [33] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 384; Halifax VRs, pp. 31, 61; Bowman, George Ernest, “Benjamin Washburns of Bridgewater,” Pilgrim Notes and Queries, Vol. 5, No. 1, [Jan. 1917], p. 2, which sorts out the different Benjamin Washburns of Bridgewater.

    [34] Bowman, George Ernest, Vital Records of the Town of Halifax, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, 1905, [hereinafter Halifax VRs], p. 42.

    [35] Sherman, Robert M., and Ruth Wilder Sherman, Vital Records of Yarmouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, Picton Press, Camden, ME, 1975, [hereinafter Yarmouth VRs], p. 135, marriage of Josiah “Seers” and “Mercey House” on 3 Apr. 1702 in Yarmouth; p. 22, the birth of Edward Sears, son of Josiah and Marcy Sears, on 23 June 1704 in Yarmouth.

    [36] Plymouth Co. Deeds, Vol. 43, p. 269.

    [37] Plymouth Co. Deeds, Vol. 62, p. 165.

    [38] Plymouth Co. Deeds, Vol. 79, p. 70.

    [39] Plymouth Co. Deeds, Vol. 62, p. 66; Vol. 63, p. 96.

    [40] Plymouth Co. Deeds, Vol. 64, p. 64.

    [41] Plymouth Co. Deeds, Vol. 66, p. 57.

    [42] Plymouth Co. Deeds, Vol. 72, p. 243.

    [43] Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, 17 Volumes, Vol. XVI, pp. 658-659.

    [44] 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 Benjn Washburn household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 4 free white females.

    [45] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 570, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

    [46] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #21926; Vol. 34, p. 70; Vol. 35, p. 535‑536; Vol. 36, pp. 241‑243, 547.

    [47] 1800 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 66, the Desire Washburn household had 1 male aged 16-25 years, 1 female aged 16-25 years, and 1 female aged 45 or over.

    [48] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 570, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

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

    [50] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 162.

    [51] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 390; Vital Records of West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter West Bridgewater VRs], p. 175.

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

    [53] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 390.

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

    [55] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 569.

    [56] He was not included in the household of his father, which had only 1 male aged 16 or older in the 1790 census.

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

    [58] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 391. Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 181, lists the marriage of Seth Hayward and Sarah Washburn under the family of Seth and Tabitha (Pratt) Hayward, of South Bridgewater, but does not show that Seth and Tabitha Hayward had a son named Seth.

[59] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 574, listed under Washburn, rather than Hayward.

[60] That Seth Hayward appears to have been the son of Solomon and (1729) Zerviah (Washburn) Hayward who was born on 22 Feb. 1792 in Bridgewater.

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

[62] Van Antwerp, Lee D., Vital Records of Plymouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, Picton Press, Camden, ME, 1993, [hereinafter Plymouth VRs], pp. 255, 357, the marriage of Samuel Rider and Jane Swift, both of Plymouth, on 12 Apr. 1768 in Plymouth.

    [63] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 389, marriage intentions recorded 23 Nov. 1799 in Bridgewater, their first child born in ca. 1801.

[64] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 285.

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

    [66] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 570.

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

    [68] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 570.

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

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

[71] 1810 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 78, the Sears Washburn household had only 1 male aged 26-44 years.

[72] 1850 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 28, dwelling #367, family #425:

            Jabez Harding, 53, male, carpenter, $2100, born MA, married within the year

            Almira Harding, 36, female, born MA, married within the year

            George Harding, 20, male, shoemaker, born MA

            Benjamin Harding, 17, male, shoemaker, born MA, attending school

            Alice Harding, 15, female, born MA, attending school

            Albert Harding, 8, male, born MA, attending school

            George Baker, 10, male, born MA

            Sears Washburn, 73, male, born MA

[73] Lainhart, Ann S., 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Bridgewater, Boston, 1988, p. 5, dwlling #2, family #2:

            Luther Hayward, 53, male, white, farmer, born MA

            Bethiah C. Hayward, 50, female, white, born MA

            Seth Hayward, 63, male, white, farmer, born MA

            Betsey Hayward, 60, female, white, born MA

            Sears Washburn, 78, male, white, glazier, born MA

            Luther Hayward was the son of Solomon and (1729) Zerviah (Washburn) Hayward.

    [74] Latham, Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater, p. 90, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

    [75] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22093; Vol. 104, p. 376.

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

    [77] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 223.

    [78] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 390, marriage intentions recorded 24 Oct. 1801 in Bridgewater.

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

[80] Per the Ancestry.com Henderson Family Tree.

    [81] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from Vital Records of Buckfield, Maine, 1803-1898, from FHL microfilm #0010604.

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

    [83] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 569.