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Families of the Children of Lt. John4 Washburn (7th) and Margaret3 Packard

 

 

         The families of two of the children of Lt. John Washburn and Margaret Packard have been especially difficult to trace, those of sons Robert and Abisha Washburn. Robert moved to Connecticut, and then probably to Livingston Manor in Columbia Co., NY. Son Abisha moved to Connecticut, then to Vermont. Consequently the families of both Robert and Abisha Washburn’s children are still being studied, and the list of children to daughter Content Washburn and her husband Joseph Lathrop may be incomplete.

 

 

 

 

John2 Washburn (5th)

 

 

John3 Washburn (6th)

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth2 Mitchell

 

Lt. John4 Washburn (7th)

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas1 Lapham

 

 

Rebecca2 Lapham

 

 

 

 

Mary Tilden

Lt. John5 Washburn (8th)

 

 

 

Nathaniel5 Washburn

 

 

 

Robert5 Washburn

 

 

 

Margaret5 Washburn

 

 

 

Abisha5 Washburn

 

 

 

Jane5 Washburn

 

 

 

Content5 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samuel1 Packard

 

 

Nathaniel2 Packard

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth

 

Margaret3 Packard

 

 

 

 

Lydia Smith[?]

 

 

(362.) Lt. John5 Washburn (8th), eldest son of (111) Lt. John4 Washburn (7th), (56) John3 (6th), (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, on 9 July 1711 in Bridgewater,[1] married Bethiah3 Keith, daughter of Samuel2 and Bethiah3 (Fobes) Keith, of Bridgewater,[2] on 12 Jan. 1737/8 in Bridgewater.[3] She was born on 29 Dec. 1710 in Bridgewater,[4] a granddaughter of Rev. James1 and Susanna2 (Edson) Keith, and of Deacon Edward2 and Elizabeth2 (Howard) Fobes.[5]

         Lt. John Washburn was co‑administrator of the estate of his brother, Nathaniel Washburn, in 1750, and they probably lived in the south precinct of Bridgewater, where he kept a list of the burials in a notebook used as part of the published vital records of Bridgewater. He was still living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[6]

         Bethiah (Keith) Washburn died on 21 Feb. 1770 in Bridgewater, aged 60 [sic] years,[7] and Lt. John Washburn (8th) died on 3 June 1797 in Bridgewater, aged 86 [sic] years,[8] but no probate records were found for either of them in Plymouth County.

         Lt. John Washburn and Bethiah Keith had two children:

         973      i   Thomas6 Washburn, born on 1 Oct. 1738 in Bridgewater,[9] never married. He was probably still living in Bridgewater, MA, with his widowed father in the 1790 federal census, and with his sister Sarah in Bridgewater in the 1800 federal census.[10] They were probably living in “South Parish,” Plymouth Co., MA, in the 1810 federal census,[11] and in Bridgewater in the 1820 federal census, where he was a farmer.[12] He “fell down dead” on 20 Dec. 1824 in Bridgewater, aged 86 years,[13] but no probate records were found for him in Plymouth County.

         974     ii   Sarah6 Washburn, born on 5 June 1740 in Bridgewater,[14] never married. She was probably still living in Bridgewater, MA, with her widowed father in the 1790 federal census. She was probably one of the females living in the household of her brother, Thomas Washburn, in the 1800, 1810, and 1820 federal censuses, and she was probably still living in Bridgewater in the 1830 federal census.[15] She died testate on 15 Apr. 1836 in Bridgewater, aged 96 years, 10 months,[16] and named Abram Washburn “2nd,” the grandson of her cousin, as executor of her will, which was probated on 5 July 1836 in Bridgewater.[17]

 

 

(363.) Nathaniel5 Washburn, second son of (111) Lt. John4 Washburn (7th), (56) John3 (6th), (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, on 3 Sept. 1713,[18] married Mary4 Pratt, daughter of Samuel3 and Hannah (Miller) Pratt (Jr.), of Middleborough,[19] on 28 Feb. 1739/40 in Middleborough.[20] She was born on 11 July 1716 in Middleborough, a granddaughter of Samuel2 and Mary (Barker) Pratt,[21] and a great-granddaughter of Phineas1 and Mary2 (Priest) Pratt.[22]

         Nathaniel Washburn was named as executor of his father’s will in 1746, which was finally settled in 1749, and he died intestate on 17 Mar. 1750 in Bridgewater, aged 36 years.[23] Administration of his estate was granted to his widow, Mary Washburn, and his brother, Lt. John Washburn on 5 Nov. 1750, and his estate was divided on 5 May 1758 by Josiah Edson, Esq., Eleazer Carver, Jonathan Chandler, Edward Mitchell, and Samuel Kinsley, all of Bridgewater, between his heirs: Mary Cary, widow of Nathaniel Washburn, “now wife of Eleazer Cary,” Abraham Washburn, the eldest son, who received a double portion, and daughters Lucy Morton, wife of Nath’l Morton, and Hannah Washburn.[24]

         Mary (Pratt) Washburn remarried to Eleazer4 Cary, son of Jonathan3 and Experience (Carver) Cary (Jr.), as his second wife, on 7 Mar. 1753 in Bridgewater.[25] He was born on 14 Oct. 1723 in Bridgewater,[26] and had married first to Betty4 Fobes, daughter of Joshua3 and Abigail (Dunbar) Fobes,[27] on 12 Nov. 1745 in Bridgewater.[28]

         In 1757 Jacob Hayward was appointed as guardian of Lucy, Hannah, and Abraham Washburn, minor children of Nathaniel Washburn.[29]

            Mary (Pratt) (Washburn) Cary died on 1 Apr. 1790 in Bridgewater, aged 73 years,[30] and Eleazer Carey was still living in Bridgewater, MA, in the 1790 federal census, next door to his widowed step-daughter, Rebeccah Washburn.[31] Eleazer Cary died testate on 23 June 1806 in Bridgewater, aged 82 years.[32] He named his grandson, Caleb Cary, as executor, and also named his daughters Betty, Mary and Sarah, granddaughter Betty Gilbert, and daughter-in-law Mary Cary.[33]

         Nathaniel Washburn and Mary Pratt had children:

+       975     i   Lucy6 Washburn, born on 5 Dec. 1740 in Bridgewater.[34] She chose Jacob Hayward as her guardian in 1757,[35] and she married Nathaniel5 Morton, son of Capt. Ebenezer4 and Mercy (Foster) Morton, of Middleborough, on 13 Sept. 1757 in Bridgewater,[36] and they lived in Bridgewater. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+       976     ii   Capt. Abraham6 “Abram” Washburn, born on 26 Jan. 1742 in Bridgewater.[37] He chose Jacob Hayward as his guardian in 1757,[38] and he married (938) Rebecca5 Leonard, daughter of Josiah4 and (356) Jemima5 (Washburn) Leonard (Jr.),[39] on 28 Oct. 1765 in Bridgewater.[40] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+       977    iii   Hannah6 Washburn, born ca. 1744, probably in Bridgewater.[41] Jacob Hayward was appoint­ed as her guardian in 1757,[42] and she mar­ried Moses4 Snell (Jr.), son of Moses3 and Mary (Besse) Snell,[43] in ca. 1764.[44] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

         978    iv   Nathaniel Washburn (Jr.), born on 7 Feb. 1748 in Bridgewater,[45] died on 24 Mar. 1758 in Bridgewater.[46]

 

 

(364.) Robert5 Washburn, third son of (111) Lt. John4 Washburn (7th), (56) John3 (6th), (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, on 23 May 1715,[47] married Mary4 Fobes, daughter of Joshua3 and Abigail (Dunbar) Fobes,[48] on 6 Mar. 1739/40 in Bridgewater.[49] She was born on 1 May 1717 in Bridgewater,[50] a granddaughter of Deacon Edward2 and Elizabeth2 (Howard) Fobes.[51]

         Robert and Mary Washburn lived in Bridgewater, and were members of the North Middleborough Congregational Church with Rev. Isaac Backus before the Baptist split. On 8 May 1748 Robert and Mary Washburn were received into the church.[52] Robert Washburn was suspended from membership in the church over the issue of Rev. Backus’ refusal to baptize infants, along with Samuel Alden, on 8 Nov. 1751,[53] and eventually excommunicated in 1753.[54] Samuel Alden was dismissed to the Second Church of Christ in Bridgewater,[55] but Robert and Mary Washburn moved to Plainfield, Windham Co., CT, in 1753, then to Livingston Manor, Columbia Co., NY. He possibly died in Livingston Manor, NY.

         Robert Washburn and Mary Fobes had children:

+       979     i   Robert6 Washburn (Jr.), born on 9 Jan. 1740[/1] in Bridgewater,[56] mar­ried 1.) Lucy Farnum on 9 Feb. 1764 in Plainfield, CT,[57] and 2.) Adah Bennet on 16 Feb. 1769 in Plainfield, CT.[58] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

         980     ii   John6 Washburn, born on 30 Apr. 1743 in Bridgewater,[59] supposedly settled also on Livingston Manor, Columbia Co., NY, marriage not found.

+       981    iii   Calvin6 Washburn, born on 23 Mar. 1744/5 in Bridgewater,[60] married Rhoda Hammond, daughter of Capt. Jabez and Abigail4 (Faunce) Hammond, of Roches­ter, MA,[61] on 8 Nov. 1774 in Nantucket, MA.[62] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+       982    iv   Luther7 Washburn, born on 20 Aug. 1747 in Bridgewater,[63] married (____), and also settled on Livingston Manor, NY. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+       983    v   Martin6 Washburn, born on 17 Mar. 1749/50 in Bridgewater,[64] married (____), and also settled on Livingston Manor, NY. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

         984    vi   Elizabeth “Bettie” Washburn, born on 21 Apr. 1752 in Bridgewater,[65] marriage not found.

         985    vii   Zeriah Washburn, a daughter, born on 23 Oct. 1754 in Plainfield, CT,[66] marriage not found.

 

 

(366.) Margaret5 Washburn, eldest daughter of (111) Lt. John4 Washburn (7th), (56) John3 (6th), (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, MA, on 22 Aug. 1718,[67] married Capt. Ephraim5 Holmes, son of John4 and Elizabeth4 (Tilson) Holmes (4th),[68] of Middleborough, on 19 Feb. 1740/1 in Bridgewater,[69] and they settled in Halifax, MA. He was born on 19 Apr. 1719 in Plympton,[70] a grandson of John3 and Sarah (Thomas) Holmes (3rd), and of Edmond3 and Elizabeth (Waterman) Tilson.

         Margaret (Washburn) Holmes died on 6 Jan. 1743/4 in Hali­fax.[71] Her father, in his will of 1746, gave 5 shillings to each of the heirs of his daughter, Margaret Holmes, deceased. Capt. Ephraim Holmes remarried to Jane Holmes, daughter of William and Bathsheba (Stetson) Holmes, of Pembroke, MA,[72] on 26 June 1744 in Halifax.[73] She was born on 31 Jan. 1724 in Pembroke,[74] a granddaughter of Josiah and Hannah2 (Samson) Holmes, of Duxbury,[75] and she died on 6 June 1775 in Middleborough, aged 51 years, 4 months, 5 days.[76] Capt. Ephraim Holmes died on 12 Sept. 1783 in Taunton, MA, of “applexefix.”[77]

         Margaret Washburn and Ephraim Holmes had children:

+       986     i   Eunice6 Holmes, born on 27 July 1741 in Halifax,[78] married 1.) Benja­min4 Sprague, son of Jonathan3 and Lydia (Leavitt) Sprague, of South Bridgewater, on 12 Aug. 1762 in Bridgewater,[79] and 2.) Solomon Ames (Jr.), son of Solomon and Susanna (Keith) Ames, in ca. 1781 in Bridgewater.[80] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+       987     ii   Rebeckah6 Holmes, born on 1 Nov. 1742 in Halifax,[81] possibly the Rebekah Holmes who married Peter Shurtleff, son of William and Deborah (Ransom) Shurtleff, of Plympton, on 5 Nov. 1767 in Plymouth.[82] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+       988    iii   Margaret6 Holmes, born on 30 Dec. 1743 in Halifax,[83] probably married Eleazer5 Fuller, son of Dr. John4 and Deborah (Ring) Fuller, of Kingston, MA,[84] on 6 Jan. 1763 in Plympton.[85] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

 

 

(367.) Abisha5 Washburn, fifth son of (111) Lt. John4 Washburn (7th), (56) John3 (6th), (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, on 16 June 1720,[86] married Hannah5 Morton, daughter of Capt. Ebenezer4 and Mercy (Foster) Morton,[87] of Middleborough, on 11 Aug. 1748 in Middleborough.[88] She was born on 8 Oct. 1728 in Middleborough,[89] a granddaughter of John3 and Mary (Ring) Morton (Jr.), and of John and Hannah (Stetson) Foster (Jr.), of Plymouth.[90] His name was sometimes spelled “Abishai” or “Abisher” in the records.

         On 5 June 1753 Abisha and Hannah Washburn sold part of her inheritance from the estate of her father, Capt. Ebenezer Morton, to her brother, Ichabod Morton,[91] and on 15 Jan. 1754 Abisha and Hannah Washburn sold another part of her inheritance from the estate of her father, Capt. Ebenezer Morton, that he had inherited from her grandfather, John Morton, to another of her brothers, John Morton.[92] On 26 June 1761 Mercy Morton, widow, John Morton and wife Elizabeth, Ebenezer Morton and wife Sarah, Seth Morton and wife Hephzibah, Zechariah Eddy and wife Mercy, Ichabod Morton and wife Deborah, all of Middleborough, and Abisha Washburn and wife Hannah, Nathaniel Morton and wife Lucy, all of Bridgewater, and Ebenezer Spooner and wife Mary, of Plymouth, sold to Dr. Samuel Clarke Jr., of Middleborough, the share of the estate of Capt. Ebenezer Morton that had fallen to their sister, Sarah Morton, deceased.[93] On 9 June 1767 Abishai and Hannah Washburn, of Albany, NY, sold their “Plantation” in Bridgewater, MA, to William Loring, of Plimpton, and the deed was acknowledged by Abisha Washburn on that date in Salisbury, CT.[94]

         Abisha and Hannah Washburn moved to Salisbury, Litchfield Co., CT, after 1757, were of Albany, NY, in 1767, but apparently did not settle there, and then moved to Middlebury, Addison Co., VT, by 1791. They were living in Middlebury, VT, in the 1791 federal census,[95] but he was not a head of household in Vermont in the 1800 or 1810 federal census, and they may have been living with the family of one of their daughters.

         Abisha Washburn died on 14 Sept. 1812 in Middlebury, VT, and was buried in District 1 Graveyard in Middlebury.[96] Hannah (Morton) Washburn died on 28 Nov. 1815 in Middlebury, VT, and was also buried in District 1 Graveyard in Middlebury.[97]

         Abisha Washburn and Hannah Morton had children, order uncertain:[98]

+       989     i   Bethiah6 Washburn, born on 10 July ca. 1749, probably in Bridgewater, supposedly married Samuel Bentley, son of James and Mary Bentley, in ca. 1764,[99] and lived in Salisbury, CT. (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

         990     ii   Peggy Washburn, born on 3 Mar. 1751,[100] died on 6 Aug. 1751 in Bridgewater, aged 5 months, 3 days.[101]

         991     iii   Sarah6 Washburn, born on 14 Nov. 1752, died on 14 Oct. 1811[102] or on 13 Oct. 1810,[103] probably unmarried, and was buried in Middlebury, Addison Co., VT.

+       992    iv   Mercy6 Washburn, born on 6 Apr. 1754,[104] married 1.) Lemuel Bradley,[105] son of Joseph and Sybil (Meigs) Bradley, of Sunderland and Vergennes, VT, as his second wife,[106] and 2.) Col. Eli Brownson, after 1800.[107] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

+       993    iv   Hannah6 Washburn, born on 16 July 1757 or 1758,[108] married Abraham Berthrong in ca. 1776.[109] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

         994     v   Lucy Washburn, born on 9 May 1760, died on 21 Mar. 1788.[110]

         995    vi   Mary/May Washburn, born on 25 Oct. 1763 in Salisbury, CT,[111] died in Feb. 1828.[112]

+       996   vii   Olive6 Washburn, born on 16 Jan. 1766 in Salisbury, CT,[113] married Freedom Loomis, son of Daniel and Alice (Chamberlain) Loomis,[114] on 31 Oct. 1790 in Middlebury, VT.[115] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

         997   viii   Rebecca6 Washburn, born on 7 Feb. 1769 in Salisbury, CT,[116] died in 1808.[117]

         998    ix   Deborah Washburn, born on 10 Nov. 1771 in Salisbury or Ankrom, CT,[118] or in Colum­bia Co., NY, marriage not found, possibly died young.[119]

 

 

(368.) Jane5 Washburn, second daughter of (111) Lt. John4 Washburn (7th), (56) John3 (6th), (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, on 28 Mar. 1722,[120] married Thomas4 Thomson/Tomson, son of Shubael3 and Susanna (Parlow) Tomson, of Middleborough,[121] on 31 Oct. 1745 in Bridgewater.[122] He was born on 28 July 1721 in Middleborough, a grandson of John2 and Mary (Tinkham) Tomson (Jr.),[123] and of Thomas and Elizabeth (Liscomb) Parlow,[124] and he was a “cordwainer” or shoemaker in Bridgewater. The settlement of the estate of Shubael Tomson, of Middleborough, named his widow Susanna, and son Thomas Tomson, among others.[125]

         Thomas Thomson died intestate on 8 Feb. 1756 in Bridgewater,[126] and Josiah Edson was granted administration of his es­tate.[127] Jane (Washburn) Thomson died a widow on 22 Mar. 1793 in Bridgewater, aged 70 years.[128]

         Jane Washburn and Thomas Thomson had children:[129]

         999      i   Mary Thomson, born on 20 July 1746 in Bridgewater,[130] marriage not found.

        1000     ii   Abishai Thomson, born on 6 Aug. 1747 in Bridgewater,[131] marriage not found. He was not a head of household in Massachusetts in the 1790 federal census.

        1001   iii   Jane5 Thomson, born on 14 Feb. 1748/9 in Bridgewater,[132] married (1228) Nathaniel Bolton (Jr.), son of Nathaniel and (419) Deborah5 (Washburn) (Ripley) Bolton, on 18 Dec. 1777 in Bridgewater.[133] He was a grandson of (124) Israel4 and Waitstill (Sumner) Washburn. They moved to Oakham, Worcester Co., MA, by 1790, and they were living in Oakham in the 1790 federal census.[134] She died on 8 May 1814 in Oakham, MA, aged 65 years.[135] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6 under the family of Nathaniel Bolton.)

        1002    iv   Peggy Thomson, born on 30 Sept. 1750,[136] died on 15 Oct. 1750 in Bridgewater, aged 15 days.[137]

        1003     v   Margaret5 Thomson, born on 3 Sept. 1751 in Bridgewater,[138] died on 17 Dec. 1815 in Bridgewater,[139] unmarried, but no probate records were found for her.

        1003a  vi   (Unnamed child), died on 25 Feb. 1755 in Bridgewater.[140]

+      1004  vii   Bethiah5 Thomson, born on 15 Nov. 1755 in Bridgewater,[141] married Capt. Thomas6 Cushman (Jr.), illegitimate son of Alice Hayward, of Bridgewater, by Thomas5 Cushman, of Kingston, MA, on 25 June 1794 in Bridgewater.[142] (To be continued in Washburn Generation 6.)

 

 

(369.) Content5 Washburn, youngest daughter of (111) Lt. John4 Washburn (7th), (56) John3 (6th), (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, on 22 Apr. 1724,[143] married Joseph Lathrop, son of Mark and Hannah4 (Alden) Lathrop, of Easton,[144] on 24 Oct. 1746 in Bridgewater.[145] He was born on 23 Mar. 1725 in Easton,[146] a grandson of Samuel and Sarah (Downer) Lothrop, and of Deacon Joseph3 and Hannah3 (Dunham) Alden (Jr.).[147]

         Joseph and Content Lathrop supposedly lived in Easton, MA,[148] and Canton, ME. She inherited her father's best bed in his will of 1746, and Joseph Lathrop was a head of household in Easton, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[149]

         Joseph Lathrop and Content Washburn supposedly had children:[150]

        1005      i   Hannah Lathrop, born on 1 Aug. 1747, baptized on 22 Nov. 1747, probably in Bridgewater, possibly married Elixander Keith on 18 Feb. 1773 in Easton.[151]

        1006     ii   John Lathrop, born on 25 Oct. 1748, died at 4 years, 1 month, probably in Bridgewater.

        1007    iii   Content Lathrop, born on 1 Feb. 1751, baptized on 17 Feb. 1751, probably in Bridgewater.

        1008    iv   Mehitable Lathrop, born on 3 July 1752, baptized on 23 Aug. 1752, probably in Bridgewater.

        1009     v   John Lathrop, born on 12 Mar. 1754, baptized on 30 June 1754 in North Bridgewater,[152] possibly married Rebeckah Cocks, of Easton, on 19 Nov. 1778 in Easton.[153]

        1010    vi   Joseph Lathrop (Jr.), born on 14 Nov. 1755, probably in Bridgewater, possibly married Martha Packard, of Easton, on 26 Dec. 1781 in Easton.[154] Children not found. He was probably living in Easton, MA, in the 1790 federal census.[155]

        1011   vii   Rebecca Lathrop, born on 27 Aug. 1757, baptized on 5 June 1759, possibly married Matthew Hayward, Esq., of Easton, on 19 Mar. 1786 in Easton.[156]

        1012   viii   Isaac Lathrop, born on 15 Aug. 1759.

        1013    ix   Jacob Lathrop, born on 20 Feb. 1761.

        1014     x   Zenas Lathrop, born on 4 June 1764, baptized on 26 Oct. 1766.

 

 

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    [1] Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1916, 2 volumes, [hereinafter Bridgewater VRs], Vol. 1, p. 330.

    [2] Mitchell, Nahum, History of the Early Settlement of of Bridgewater, in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Boston, 1840, reprint, Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1983, [hereinafter Mitchell, History of Bridgewater], p. 207.

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

    [4] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 181.

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

    [6] 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 John Washburn household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 3 free white females, and 1 other free person.

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

    [8] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 571, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

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

    [10] 1800 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 66, the Thomas Washburn household had 1 male aged 45 or over, 1 female aged 16-25 years, and 2 females aged 45 or over.

    [11] 1810 Federal Census, “South Parish including Titicut,” Plymouth Co., MA, p. 78, the Tho. Washburn household had 1 male aged 10-15 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, and 3 females aged 45 or over.

    [12] 1820 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 460, the Tho. Washburn household had 1 male aged 16-18 years, 2 males aged 16-25 years, 1 male aged 45 or over, 3 females aged 45 or over, and had 3 people engaged in agriculture.

    [13] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 575, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

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

    [15] 1830 Federal Census, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, p. 329, the Sarah Washburn household had 1 female aged 70-79 years, and 1 female aged 90-99 yrs.

    [16] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 574, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

    [17] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22090; Vol. 78, p. 293.

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

    [19] Townsend, Mrs. Charles Delmar, Robert S. Wakefield, and Margaret Harris Stover, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Eight, Family of Degory Priest, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1994, [hereinafter MF5G: Priest], pp. 22, 64.

    [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. 1, p. 63.

    [21] MF5G: Priest, p. 8.

    [22] MF5G: Priest, p. 3.

    [23] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 573, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

    [24] Plym­outh Co. Probate Docket #22066; Vol. 11, p. 386, Vol. 12, p. 75, Vol. 15, p. 20, Vol. 16, p. 457; MF5G: Priest, p. 64.

    [25] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 389. By Eleazer Cary, Mary had a daughter Mary Cary, born in 1756, who was the mother of Gov. Marcus Morton, of Massachusetts.

    [26] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 68.

    [27] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, pp. 133, 160; MF5G: Priest, p. 64.

    [28] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 74.

    [29] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22048; Vol. 14, pp. 219, 255.

    [30] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 446, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

    [31] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 166, Bridgewater Town, Plymouth County, the Eleazer Carey household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 3 free white females.

    [32] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 445, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

    [33] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #3636; Vol. 40, p. 476, from MF5G: Priest, p. 64.

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

    [35] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22048; Vol. 14, p. 219.

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

    [37] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 325.

    [38] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22048; Vol. 14, p. 219.

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

    [40] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 383.

    [41] Estimated from the date of her marriage.

    [42] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22048; Vol. 14, p. 255.

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

    [44] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 386, marriage intentions recorded 3 Dec. 1763 in Bridgewater.

    [45] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 334, from his gravestone.

    [46] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 573, from his gravestone in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

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

    [48] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 160.

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

    [50] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 117.

    [51] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 159.

    [52] Townsend, Charles D., History of North Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, North Middleborough, Massachusetts, Aceto Bookmen, 1982, [hereinafter Townsend, North Middleborough Congregational Church], p. 27.

    [53] Townsend, North Middleborough Congregational Church, p. 29.

    [54] Townsend, North Middleborough Congregational Church, p. 30.

    [55] Townsend, North Middleborough Congregational Church, p. 31.

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

    [57] Vital Records of Plainfield, CT, from Barbour Collection transcription at the New England Historic Genealogical Society Library in Boston, [hereinafter Plainfield, CT, VRs], p. 136.

    [58] Plainfield, CT, VRs, p. 136.

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

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

    [61] Vital Records of Rochester, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1914, [hereinafter Rochester VRs], Vol. 2, p. 153, marriage of Jabez Hammond and Abigal Faunce of Plymouth on 12 May 1736 in Plymouth.

    [62] Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1926, 5 volumes, [hereinafter Nantucket VRs], Vol. 4, marriage intentions recorded 8 Oct. 1774.

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

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

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

    [66] Plainfield, CT, VRs, p. 136.

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

    [68] Vital Records of Plympton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1923, [hereinafter Plympton VRs], p. 332, marriage of John Holmes and Elizebeth Tilson on 6 Jan 1718 in Plympton.

    [69] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 389; Halifax VRs, p. 56, marriage intentions recorded in Halifax, undated.

    [70] Plympton VRs, p. 117.

    [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], p. 1; The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 13, p. 14, buried in Thompson Street Cemetery in Halifax. She was called “daughter of John and Margaret Washburn” on her gravestone.

    [72] Sherman, Robert Moody, and Ruth Wilder Sherman, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Vol. 20, Family of Henry Samson, Part 1, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2000, [hereinafter MF5G: Samson, pt. 1], p. 17-18.

    [73] Halifax VRs, p. 33.

    [74] Wood, Deacon Alfred, Record of Deaths, Middleboro, Massachusetts, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, 1947, [hereinafter Wood, Middleboro Deaths], p. 87, from her gravestone; MF5G: Samson, pt. 1, pp. 18, 66.

    [75] MF5G: Samson, pt. 1, p. 3.

    [76] Wood, Middleboro Deaths, p. 87; MF5G: Samson, pt. 1, p. 66.

    [77] Vital Records of Taunton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1929, [hereinafter Taunton VRs], Vol. 3, p. 108; MF5G: Samson, pt. 1, p. 66.

    [78] Halifax VRs, p. 49, as “Unis Holms.”

    [79] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 184.

    [80] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 354, marriage intentions recorded 19 Nov. 1781, she is called “widow Eunice Sprauge.”

    [81] Halifax VRs, p. 49.

    [82] Van Antwerp, Lee D., Vital Records of Plymouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, Picton Press, Camden, ME, 1993, [hereinafter Plymouth VRs], pp. 255, 357. She is called “of Plymouth” in the marriage records.

    [83] Halifax VRs, p. 49.

    [84] Van Antwerp, Lee Douglas, and Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Nine, Family of Francis Eaton, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1996, [hereinafter MF5G: Eaton], pp. 25, 79.

    [85] Plympton VRs, p. 333; Vital Records of Kingston, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Kingston VRs], p. 239, marriage intentions recorded 13 Nov. 1762 in Kingston.

    [86] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 1, p. 325.

    [87] Plymouth VRs, pp. 92, 177, marriage of Ebenazar Morton of “Middlebery” and Marcy Foster on 2 Feb. 1720 in Plymouth.

    [88] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 107, married by Peter Oliver, Justice of the Peace in Middleborough.

    [89] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 40.

    [90] 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], pp. 112, 190.

    [91] Plymouth Co. Deeds, Vol. 53, pp. 4-5.

    [92] Plymouth Co. Deeds, Vol. 53, pp. 5-6.

    [93] Plymouth Co. Deeds, Vol. 53, p. 195.

    [94] Plymouth Co. Deeds, Vol. 59, pp. 21-22.

    [95] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Vermont, actually taken in 1791, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 13, Middlebury Town, Addison County, the Abisha Washburn household had 2 free white males aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16, and 3 free white females.

    [96] Per email letter of Sheila McCreven of 29 Sept. 1996, and from the website of James Walter Thomas and Jeanne Deborah Jacquays at http://www.parsonstech.com/genealogy/trees/jthomas/d1158.htm#P2097 on the family of Abishai Washburn and Hannah Morton.

    [97] Ibid both sources.

    [98] Email letter of Sheila McCreven of 29 Sept. 1996 for the list of their children, but birth records have not been found for several of them. It appears the list of Abisha Washburn’s children was from his pension file, with the exception of daughter Deborah.

    [99] Per the Washburn GenForum posting of Susan Towle.

    [100] Calculated from her age at death.

    [101] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 574, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

    [102] Per email letter of Dick Bucknum dated 27 July 1998, presumably from the pension file of Abisha Washburn.

    [103] From the website of James W. Thomas and Jeanne Jacquays at http://www.parsonstech.com/genealogy/trees/jthomas/d1158.htm#P2097 on the family of Abishai Washburn and Hannah Morton.

    [104] Per email letter of Dick Bucknum dated 27 July 1998, presumably from the pension file of Abisha Washburn, and from the website of James W. Thomas and Jeanne Jacquays at http://www.parsonstech.com/genealogy/trees/jthomas/d1158.htm#P2097 on the family of Abishai Washburn and Hannah Morton.

    [105] Per email letter of Dick Bucknum of 27 July 1998.

    [106] Talcot, Alvan, Families of Early Guilford, Connecticut, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1984, [hereinafter Talcot, Guilford], p. 135; Smyth, Ralph D., and Dr. Bernard C. Steiner, “The Bradleys of New Haven and Guilford, CT.,”  Genealogies of Connecticut Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. I, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1983, [hereinafter Smyth and Steiner, “Bradleys of New Haven and Guilford”], p. 216.

    [107] Smyth and Steiner, “Bradleys of New Haven and Guilford,” p. 216.

    [108] Per email letters of Dick Bucknum dated 27 July 1998, and Sheila McCreven dated 29 Sept. 1996, which don’t agree on the year of her birth. They don’t agree on her date of death either.

    [109] Per email letter of Sheila McCreven of 29 Sept. 1996, estimated from the birth of their eldest child in 1777.

    [110] Per email letter of Dick Bucknum dated 27 July 1998, presumably from the pension file of Abisha Washburn.

    [111] From the website of James W. Thomas and Jeanne Jacquays at http://www.parsonstech.com/genealogy/trees/jthomas/d1158.htm#P2097 on the family of Abishai Washburn and Hannah Morton, taken from Donna Valley Russell, C.G., Salisbury, Connecticut, Records Volume One: Vital Records 1730-1800.

    [112] Per email letter of Dick Bucknum dated 27 July 1998, presumably from the pension file of Abisha Washburn.

    [113] From the website of James W. Thomas and Jeanne Jacquays at http://www.parsonstech.com/genealogy/trees/jthomas/d1158.htm#P2097 on the family of Abishai Washburn and Hannah Morton, taken from Donna Valley Russell, C.G., Salisbury, Connecticut, Records Volume One: Vital Records 1730-1800.

    [114] Her maiden name from the FHL [Family History Library] Ancestral File of Daniel Loomis and Alice Chamberlain.

    [115] International Genealogical Index of Vermont Marriage Records.

    [116] From the website of James W. Thomas and Jeanne Jacquays at http://www.parsonstech.com/genealogy/trees/jthomas/d1158.htm#P2097 on the family of Abishai Washburn and Hannah Morton, taken from Donna Valley Russell, C.G., Salisbury, Connecticut, Records Volume One: Vital Records 1730-1800.

    [117] Per email letter of Dick Bucknam dated 27 July 1998, presumably from the pension file of Abisha Washburn.

    [118] From the website of James W. Thomas and Jeanne Jacquays at http://www.parsonstech.com/genealogy/trees/jthomas/d1158.htm#P2097 on the family of Abishai Washburn and Hannah Morton, her source not listed.

    [119] She was apparently not listed in the pension file of Abisha Washburn in Middlebury, VT.

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

    [121] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 11, marriage of Shubeal Tomson and Susanna Parlour, both of Middleboro, on 10 Dec. 1713; Wood, Ralph V., Jr., Francis Cooke of the Mayflower, The First Five Generations, published as Volume 12 of “Mayflower Families Through Five Generations,” Picton Press, Rockport, ME, 1996, [hereinafter MF5G: Cooke], p. 204.

    [122] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 387.

    [123] MF5G: Cooke, p. 92.

    [124] MF5G: Cooke, p. 204.

    [125] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #20642.

    [126] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 566.

    [127] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #20651.

    [128] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 566, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

    [129] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 314, says they had Mary 1746, Abishai 1747, Jane 1749, Margaret 1751, and Bethiah 1755.

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

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

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

    [133] Per Middleborough VRs, Vol. 2, p. 134, “married at Bridgwater…pr. me Joshua White;” Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 56, marriage intentions recorded 15 Nov. 1777 in Bridgewater.

    [134] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 230, Oakham Town, Worcester County, the Nathaniel Bolton household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 4 free white males under 16, and 2 free white females.

    [135] Vital Records of Oakham, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849, Systematic History Fund, Worcester, MA, 1905, [hereinafter Oakham VRs], p. 112.

    [136] Calculated from her age at death.

    [137] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 566, buried in the Old Graveyard in Bridgewater.

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

    [139] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 566.

    [140] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 566.

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

    [142] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 366.

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

    [144] Woodworth-Barnes, Esther Littleford, and Alicia Crane Williams, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Vol. 16, Part 1, Family of John Alden, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1999, [hereinafter MF5G: Alden, pt. 1], p. 343.

    [145] Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 385.

    [146] “Easton, Massachusetts, Bristol County, Births, Deaths and Marriages by Families, 1697-1847,” from FHL microfilm #1059951, a transcription of the entire town vital records from the incorporation of the town of Easton to about 1843 made in 1880 by Geo. G. Withington, Easton town clerk, [hereinafter Easton VRs], p. 15.

    [147] MF5G: Alden, pt. 1, pp. 343, 99-101.

    [148] Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 225, but no birth records were found for the children of Joseph and Content Lathrop in the Easton vital records.

    [149] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 45, Easton Town, Bristol County, the Joseph Lathrop household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older and 3 free white females.

    [150] All from MF5G: Alden, pt. 3, p. 135, taken from Lathrop family bible records, published in The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 35, p. 178.

    [151] Easton VRs, p. 128.

    [152] Brockton VRs, p. 89.

    [153] Easton VRs, p. 153, married by Rev. Archibald Campbell.

    [154] Easton VRs, p. 156, married by Rev. Archibald Campbell.

    [155] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Massachusetts, Bountiful, Utah, 1993, p. 45, Easton Town, Bristol County, the Joseph Lathrop Junr household had 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 3 free white males under 16, and 4 free white females.

    [156] Easton VRs, p. 160.