Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Susanna Winslow, daughter of Mary Chilton of the Mayflower

Susanna Winslow 
Birth: 1630 Plymouth  Plymouth County  Massachusetts
Death: Nov. 14, 1685   East Bridgewater   Plymouth County   Massachusetts

Robert Lathan, settled in Satucket, 1665 died 1688.
Susanna his wife & dau. of John Winslow D. between 1676-83.
Susanna wife of Cpt. Chilton Lathan & dau. of John Kingman D. June 23, 1776. E. 97 Yr's.
Robert son of Cpt. Chilton Latham B. Aug. a6, 1711,. D. Dec. 10, 1788.
Bertha second wife of R.L. wid of Arthur Harris & dau. of dea. Tho Hayward B. Sept. 22, 1715, D. Aug. 28, 1778.
Erected by W. Latham 1848.

Old Graveyard
East Bridgewater
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Section B

Susanna's father,  John Winslow, was born at Droitwich, England, in 1597.  His brothers, Edward and Gilbert, had been passengers on the Mayflower, arriving in Plymouth in 1620.  John Winslow was a passenger on the Fortune, arriving in 1621.   Two other Winslow brothers, Kenelm and Josiah, also settled in New England, arriving before 1632.

John Winslow married Mayflower passenger Mary Chilton sometime before the 1627 Division of Cattle, when their names appear together.

John and Mary Winslow had ten children : John, Susanna, Mary, Edward, Sarah, Samuel, Joseph, Isaac, an unnamed child who died young, and Benjamin.  The youngest of these, Benjamin, is the only child whose birth is listed in the Records of Plymouth Colony.

Mary Chilton  - was born May 1607 in St. Pauls, Canterbury, Kent, Eng and was buried Bef. 1 May 1679 in Boston, Ma. She is the daughter of James Chilton.
Mary married John Winslow Abt. 1652. John was born on 16 Apr 1597 in Droitwich, Worcester, England. He died before 12 Mar 1673 in Boston, mA and was buried in Kings Chapel, Boston .

Mary - "This Mary Chilton is the Mary that accompanied her parents on the Mayflower and as reported was the first female to step ashore at Plymouth, MA in 1620. She married John Winslow in 1652 and had at least 6 children named in her will, John Winslow, Edward Winslow, Joseph Winslow, Samuel Winslow, Susanna Latham and Sarah Middlecott. Mary's baptism has been erroneously published as 30 May 1607 in numerous sources,., but has been verified with the original parish registers that the correct date is 31 May 1607." - James Chilton Web Page by Caleb Johnson, 1999   The names of Mary and John's children herin shown are based on the names mentioned in her will made 31 July 1676 in Boston, New England. In some instances of the grandchild mentioned, it is not clear as to which child the grandchild belonged.

Grandchildren mentioned in her will:
William Paine
Ann Gray
Mary Winslow (Edward's daughter)
Sarah Winslow (Edward's daughter)
Parnell Winslow
Mercy Harris
Mary Pollard
Susanna Latham
Mary Winslow (Joseph's daughter) 

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Joseph Washburn and father-in-law, Robert Latham

  Joseph Washburn, fourth son of  John Washburn (5th); born probably in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, supposedly on 7 July 1653, married Hannah Latham, daughter of Robert and Susanna (Winslow) Latham, in ca. 1677. She was born say ca. 1658, a granddaughter of John and Mary (Chilton) Winslow. Mary Chilton had come to Plymouth Colony aboard the Mayflower in 1620, with her parents, James and Susanna Chilton. Joseph Washburn was a blacksmith, and they lived in East Bridgewater, MA, until about 1717, when they moved to Plympton, MA.

On 9 Sept. 1678 Joseph Washburn, with consent of his father, John Washburn, exchanged with Nicholas Byram Jr., of Bridgewater, meadow lands in Bridgewater, witnessed by John Washburn, Nicholas Byram Sr., Samuel Allen, and John Cary. On 13 July 1687 Joseph Washburn, of Bridgewater, purchased from Timothy Wadsworth 20 acres of land in Bridgewater bounded on the west and north by Joseph Washburn’s land, and a lot of meadow bounded by land of Joseph Washburn and Robert Latham. On 12 Apr. 1697 Joseph Washburn and James Washburn, of Bridgewater, sold to Thomas Snell, of Bridgewater, land in Cutting Cove Swamp in Bridgewater, witnessed by James Keith, John Alden, and John Washburn. On 13 Aug. 1705 Joseph Washburn, of Bridgewater, sold to Thomas Mitchell, of Bridgewater, land in Bridgewater bounded by land of Thomas Mitchell. On 13 Jan. 1706/7 Joseph Washburn, of Bridgewater, sold to his son Jonathan Washburn land in Bridgewater on the bounds between “father Latham's lot and Deacon Willis’ lot,” witnessed by Ebenezer Leach and Benjamin Leach. On 26 May 1708 Joseph Washburn, of Bridgewater, acknowledged that he had purchased land in Titicut Purchase from his brother‑in‑law, James Latham, of Bridgewater, which was “my father Latham’s right in said purchase.” On 3 Aug. 1714 Joseph Washborn, Sr., of Bridgewater, deeded his rights in a tract of land in the Titicut Purchase, part of which he had received from “my Father In Law Robert Lathums Deceased,” to his son Joseph Washborn. On 2 July 1717 Joseph Washburn, blacksmith, of Bridgewater, deeded land to his son Joseph Washburn, Jr., in East Bridgewater. On 17 Apr. 1717 Joseph Washburn, of Bridgewater, blacksmith, sold his homestead in Bridgewater to Isaac Lazell, of Plymouth, cordwainer, and this deed was confirmed on 14 June 1720 by Joseph Washburn, of Plympton, formerly of Bridgewater. On 25 June 1718 Joseph Washburn, of Plympton, blacksmith, deeded land to his son, Jonathan Washburn, in Bridgewater. On 6 May 1720 Joseph Washburn, of Plympton, deeded land to his son Ebenezer Washburn, on the east side of the Satucket River near the Middleborough line. On 4 Aug. 1723 Joseph Washburn, of Plympton, deeded land in Plympton to his son Miles Washburn, of Plympton. On 11 Apr. 1726 Joseph Washburn, blacksmith, of Plympton, deeded land to his son Edward Washburn, of Plympton.
     Hannah (Latham) Washburn died sometime around 1725/6, because on the Apr. 1726 deed from Joseph Washburn to his son Edward, she did not sign her release of dower, as on previous deeds. Joseph Washburn died on 20 Apr. 1733 in Bridgewater, aged about 80 years. No will or probate records have been found in Plymouth County to identify all his daughters. On 6 Sept. 1738 Miles and Edward Washburn, of Plympton, sold land that was purchased by their father, Joseph Washburn.
         Joseph Washburn and Hannah Latham had children, order uncertain:
i   Miles Washburn, born in ca. 1677/8 in Bridgewater, married Susanna Perry, daughter of Benjamin and Dinah (Swift) Perry, of Sandwich, MA, in ca. 1722, and they moved to Amenia, Oblong District, Dutchess Co., NY, in ca. 1750.
ii   Hephzibah Washburn, born in ca. 1681 in Bridgewater, married Benjamin Leach, Esq., son of Giles and Anne (Nokes) Leach, of West Bridgewater, on 8 Sept. 1702 in Bridgewater, and they lived in Bridgewater.
iii   Jonathan Washburn, born in ca. 1683 in Bridgewater, married 1.) Rebecca Perry, daughter of Ezra and Rebecca (Freeman) Perry (Jr.), on 24 Dec. 1711 in Sandwich, MA, and 2.) Rebecca Johnson, of Hingham, MA, on 17 Dec. 1719 in Boston, MA, and he lived in Bridgewater.
iv   Joseph Washburn (Jr.), born ca. 1686 in Bridgewater, married Hannah Johnson, daughter of Isaac and Abigail (Leavitt) (Lazell) Johnson, in ca. 1715, and they moved to Middletown, Hartford Co., CT, in ca. 1739, then to Leicester, Worcester Co., MA, in 1745.
v   Mary Washburn, born ca. 1689 in Bridgewater, married Thomas Perkins, son of David and Elizabeth (Brown) Perkins, on 20 Feb. 1716/17 in Bridgewater, and they lived in Bridgewater. This Mary Washburn was placed in Joseph Washburn’s family out of the process of elimination, and because of the naming of a daughter “Hephzibah” Perkins, a name commonly found in Joseph Washburn's branch of the family. 
vii   Ebenezer Washburn, born in ca. 1693 in Bridgewater, married Patience Miles, daughter of Stephen and Patience (Wheeler) Miles, on 29 June 1721 in New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT, and they lived in New Milford and Kent, CT.
xi   Ephraim Washburn, born ca. 1695 in Bridgewater, married Mary Polden/Polland, daughter of John and Lydia (Tilson) Polden/Polland, on 13 Jan. 1725/6 in Plymouth, MA, and they lived in Plympton.
viii   Rebecca Washburn, born in ca. 1697 in Bridgewater, married Capt. David Johnson, son of Isaac and Abiah (Leavitt) (Lazell) Johnson, of West Bridgewater, on 7 Jan. 1719/20 in Bridgewater, and they lived in Bridgewater. This Rebecca Washburn was also placed in Joseph Washburn’s family out of the process of elimination, and because David Johnson’s sister, Hannah, married Joseph Washburn, presumably the brother of Rebecca Washburn.
iii   Edward Washburn, born in ca. 1699 in Bridgewater, married Judith Rickard, daughter of Eleazer and Sarah (Eaton) Rickard, of Plympton, MA, on 20 Apr. 1732 in Plympton, and they lived in Plympton, MA, and East Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT.
ix   Hannah Washburn, born say ca. 1701 in Bridgewater, probably married Zechariah “Zachary” Whitmarsh, son of Ezra and Bathsheba (Richards) Whitmarsh, of Weymouth, MA, on 28 Jan. 1729/30 in Bridgewater.
x   Benjamin Washburn, born say ca. 1703 in Bridgewater, married Zerviah Packard, daughter of Israel and Hannah (Crossman) Packard, of Bridgewater, on 1 Sept. 1740 in Middleborough, MA, and they lived in Bridgewater.

Hannah Latham  - -  From 'East Bridgewater Sesquicentennial Book' page 7; "One of the most important of the early settlers, Robert Latham, arrived from Marshfield in 1663. Latham's importance as a resident stems from the fact that he built the first mill in the area. In 1667 he constructed a saw mill on the Satucket River, approximately 500 feet above the present bridge on Plymouth Street, just below the fish weir near the Carver Cotton Gin Company. Latham is also of interest because of his wife's direct connection with the original Pilgrim settlers.  Susanna Latham was the daughter of John Winslow, brother of the famed Plymouth governor, and Mary Chilton who it is said, was the first female to set foot on the Plymouth shore in 1620." Continuing on paige 8 is a description of an incident from 'King Philip's War'. "The war came to this area (East Bridgewater, Ma.) on April 9, 1676, when the Indians burned a house and barn. The Revernd James Keith, the first Minister of Bridgewater, described what happened in a letter to a friend: "God hath now begun to pour out upon us the cup of trembling; yet the Lord doth remember us still with mercy, yea very great mercy. The 9th of this instant, being the Lord's Day, as we were assembling in the forenoon, we were alarmed by the shooting of some guns from some of our garrisons upon discovery of a house being on fire, which was Robert Latham's; his dwelling house and barn are wholly consumed. The house was deserted but a few days before. He had considerable loss in lumber. The corn and chief of his goods were saved.

There were divers other out-houses rifled at the same time, but no more burnt. There was a horse or two killed; three or four carried away; and some few swine killed. We sent out a party of men on the Lord's Day night upon discovery, who found their trackings. Our men judged their might be about ten of them. They followed them by their track several miles, but having no provision, they were forced to leave the pursuit. We are in expectation every day of an assault here. The Lord prepare us for our trial.

Robert and his wife are buried in the old graveyard at E. Bridgewater adjacent to the old church, but their ages, as given are incorrect. His grave is #1 in the old graveyard and his and Susanna's markers were moved, and presumably, what remained was moved from the very N. E. corner of the cemetary to an inner location where there are a number of Latham markers. This was done to permit the straightening of the street which became a main throughfare. William Latham, a graduate of Brown University, and a practicing attorney in Bridgewater, erected a white marble monument at the present location of the graves and also there are the head and foot markers for these two graves.

Robert Latham's family may have owned stock in the Virginia Company of London. Records show there was a Robert Latham who came to America on the "George" and was mustered as an inhabitant on Mulberry Island in the James River across from Jamestown in 1624. There is a possibility that he went to New England from Virginia since we have no record of a Robert Latham going direct to New England from Great Britain. 


Robert Latham & Susanna Winslow - Felonious Cruelty 

In an incident that will shock many, the Plymouth court records show that Robert Latham who married Susanna, the daughter of John Winslow and his wife Mary Chilton, brutally and willfully mistreated his servant boy, John Walker, thus causing his death.  Equally as disturbing,  Susanna was found culpable as well--though not prosecuted.
(Stratton, Eugene Aubrey, FASG. Plymouth Colony: Its History and People 1620-1691.)
" On 31 January 1654/55 a coroner's jury was called to view the body of Latham's servant boy, John Walker." The jury found:  
that the body of John Walker was blackish and blew, and the skine broken in divers places from the middle to the haire of his head, viz, all his backe with stripes given him by his master, Robert Latham, as Robert himselfe did testify; and also wee found a bruise of his left arme, and one of his left hipp, and one great bruise of his brest; and there was the knuckles of one hand and one of his fingers frozen, and alsoe both his heeles frozen, and one of the heeles the flesh was much broken, and alsoe one of his little toes frozen and very much perished, and one of his great toes frozen, and alsoe the side of his foot frozen; and alsoe, upon the reviewing the body, wee found three gaules like holes in the hames, which wee formerly, the body being frozen, thought they had been holes; and alsoe wee find that the said John was forced to carry a logg which was beyond his strength, which hee indeavoring to doe, the logg fell upon him, and hee, being downe, had a stripe or two, as Joseph Beedle doth testify; and wee find that it was some few daies before his death; and wee find, by the testimony of John Howland and John Adams, that heard Robert Latham say that hee gave John Walker som stripes that morning before his death; and alsoe wee find the flesh much broken of the knees of John Walker, and that he did want sufficient food and clothing and lodging, and that the said John did constantly wett his bedd and his cloathes, lying in them, and so suffered by it, his clothes being frozen about him; and that the said John was put forth in the extremity of cold, though thuse unabled by lamenes and sorenes to performe what was required; and therefore in respect of crewelty and hard usage he died.

In the Latham-Walker case, the community view can can be seen in the aftermath, when on 4 March 1654/55 Latham was indicted for felonious cruelty to his servant John Walker, age about fourteen, by unreasonable correction, by withholding necessary food and clothing, and by exposing Walker to extremities of the seasons, whereby he died. The trial jury found him guilty of "manslaughter by chaunce medley," and he was sentenced to be burned in the hand and, having no lands, to have all his personal property confiscated. Latham's wife, Susanna, as noted in chapter 9, was presented by the grand jury for being in great measure guilty with her husband in exercising extreme cruelty toward their late servant John Walker. In her case, however, the presentment continued without trial for three years, until the court on 1 June 1658 ordered that she would be held for trial if anyone wished to prosecute her for the offense, but no one came forth, and the court ordered the presentment erased from the records."

Friday, June 25, 2010

Ephraim Washburn, Blacksmith, Bridgewater MA

Ephraim4 Washburn, probably fifth son of (59) Joseph3 Washburn, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born in ca. 1695 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts Colony, married Mary Polden/Polland, daughter of John and Lydia3 (Tilson) Polden/Polland, [225] on 13 Jan. 1725/6 in Plymouth, MA. [226] She was born on 28 Feb. 1706 in Plymouth, [227] a granddaughter of Ephraim2 and Elizabeth2 (Hoskins) Tilson, of Plymouth. [228]
         Ephraim Washburne bound himself to his cousin, Thomas Washburne Jr., of Bridgewater, to learn the trade of a blacksmith from 6 Nov. 1721 to 20 Mar. 1722/3. Part of the agreement was that Thomas would provide Ephraim with “Meat, Drink, Cloathing, Washing, and Lodging and at the End of his Apprenticeship find him two Compleat Suits of apparrell, one for Common and the other for Special Wear, and allow him a Vice, Bickhorn, Tongs, Hammers, and Sledge and Buttress and Pincers fit for his Work,” but in March 1723/4 Ephraim sued Thomas, claiming that he had failed to perform on part of his agreement, to “find for and allow the said Apprentice the Suit of Cloathing for Special Wear and the said Bickhorn, Tongs, Hammers, Sledge, and Pincers.” Ephraim won the suit for £12 plus court costs because Thomas did not appear in court. [229] In Sept. 1733 Isaac Churchell of Plympton, husbandman, sued Ephraim Washburne of Plympton, blacksmith, over a £20 bond dated 8 June 1731. [230] In March 1738/9 Samuel Bradford of Plimton, Gentleman, sued Ephraim Washburne of Plymton over a bond for £60 dated 2 Mar. 1735, [231] and James Shurtleff of Plymouth, cordwainer, administrator of the estate of Abiel Shurtleff, late of Plymton, carpenter, sued Ephraim Washburn of Plymton, blacksmith, for ejectment from a 16½ acre parcel of land in Plympton which was granted to Abiel Shurtleff in 1707, and passed on to James Shurtleff in 1732 as administrator of the estate of Abiel Shurtleff, stating that in 1733 Washburne “Entred into the Possession of the premisses and without Judgment Disseized the Plaintiff,” [232] but Washburne countersued, and received judgement for £130 from Shurtleff in Dec. 1741. [233]
         Ephraim Washburn died intestate in 1755 in Plympton, and his eldest son, William Washburn, was appointed as administrator of his estate on 16 July 1755, with Joshua Benson, of Middleborough, and John Bishop, of Wareham, as sureties. His inventory was taken on 25 Sept. 1755 by John Bishop, Ebenezer Briggs, and Joshua Benson, and his estate was divided and distributed on 24 Apr. 1758 to his heirs: his widow Mary Washburn, his eldest son William Washburn, sons Stephen Washburn, Isaac Washburn, Japhet Washburn, and John Washburn, and daughters Lydia Norris, wife of Samuel Norris, Elizabeth Benson, wife of Consider Benson, Marcy Washburn, Phebe Washburn, and Jemima Washburn. [234] Mary (Polden) Washburn died before 1784.
         On 9 Sept. 1784 William Washburn, of Plympton, Consider Benson, Elizabeth Benson, David Vaughan, Phebe Vaughan, and Mercy Washburn, all of Middleborough, and Isaac Washburn, of Rochester, sold to Asa Hunt a meadow in Plympton, being part of four acres our father Ephraim Washburn bought of Nathaniel Thomas, being the meadow set off to our mother Mary Washburn in the division of our said father's estate, excepting 2/11ths which belongs to our brother John Washburn, and the heirs of our late sister Jemima Randell, deceased. [235]
         Ephraim Washburn and Mary Polden had children:
+       499     i   William5 Washburn, born on 25 Oct. 1726 in Plympton, [236] MA, married Sarah Bates, probably daughter of Thomas and Lydia (Savery) Bates, [237] of Wareham, MA, on 8 Nov. 1759 in Wareham, [238] and settled in Carver, MA. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)
+       500     ii   Lydia5 Washburn, born on 4 May 1728 in Plympton, [239] married Samuel Norris, son of Benjamin and Mary (Woodin) Norris, of Plymouth, [240] on 21 Dec. 1749 in Plympton, [241] and they lived in Wareham, MA, then moved to New Sandwich, ME. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)
+       501    iii   Elizabeth5 Washburn, born on 9 Mar. 1732 in Plympton, [242] married Lt. Consider5 Benson, son of Samuel4 and Kezia (Barrows) Benson, of Middleborough, [243] on 3 Dec. 1751 in Plympton, [244] and they lived in Middleborough. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)
         502    iv   Marcy5 Washburn, born in 1734 in Plympton, [245] was still unmarried at the division of her father's estate in 1758, marriage not found.
+       503    v   Stephen5 Washburn, born on 24 Sept. 1736 in Plympton, [246] married 1.) Hannah Norris, supposedly daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Bump[?]) Norris, [247] on 11 May 1757 in Wareham, MA, [248] and 2.) Sarah (Craigie) Harmon, widow of Benjamin Harmon, of New Gloucester, ME, on 12 July 1788 in New Gloucester, ME. [249] He lived in Middleborough, then moved to Shepherdsville or New Gloucester, Cumberland Co., ME. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)
+       504    vi   Isaac5 Washburn, born on 12 Nov. 1738 in Plympton, [250] married 1.) Mary5 Benson, daughter of Caleb4 and Deborah (Barrow) Benson, of Middleborough, [251] on 23 Nov. 1758 in Middleborough, [252] and supposedly 2.) Bethiah Lathley on 31 Dec. 1767 in Cromwell, Middlesex Co., CT. [253] He probably moved to Plainfield, Caledonia Co., VT. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)
+       505   vii   Phebe5 Washburn, born on 27 Jan. 1740 in Plympton, [254] married Capt. David Vaughan, son of John and Jerusha (Wood) Vaughan, of Middleborough, [255] on 24 Mar. 1762 in Middleborough, [256] and they lived in Middleborough. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)
+       506  viii   Jemima5 Washburn, born in ca. 1742 in Plympton, [257] married John Randall, a “resident of Middleborough,” son of Thomas and Faith (Winslow) Randall, [258] of Pembroke, MA, on 11 Oct. 1764 in Middleborough, [259] and they lived in Pembroke. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)
+       507    ix   Japheth5 Washburn, born on 11 Sept. 1746 in Plympton, was placed under the guardianship of his oldest brother, William Washburn, in 1763, after his father died. [260] He married Priscilla Coombs, daughter of Ithamer and Hannah (Andrews) Coombs, of Rochester, MA, [261] in 1768 in Rochester, [262] and they moved to Wayne, Kennebec Co., ME. (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)
+       508    x   John5 Washburn, the youngest son, born ca. 1753, [263] probably in Plympton. No guardianship was found for him, but he was listed in the division of his father's estate in 1758, and in the sale of his mother's meadow in Plympton in 1784. He moved to Shepardsfield, ME, with his brother Stephen Washburn before 1783, and married Azubah6 Fuller, daughter of Barnabas5 and Rebecca6 (Cushman) Fuller, on 11 Apr. 1793 in Oxford Co., Maine. [264] (Continued in Washburn Fifth Generation.)
             [225] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 208, under “Pollard.”
        [226] Plymouth VRs, p. 94; MF5G: Cooke, p. 261.
        [227] Plymouth VRs, p. 31.
        [228] Davis, William T., Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, reprint, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1994, originally published as Part II of Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth, Boston, 1899, [hereinafter Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families], p. 263.
        [229] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 5, Court of Common Pleas, Session 1, case #13, p. 386.
        [230] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 5, Court of Common Pleas, Session 5, p. 15.
        [231] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 6, Court of Common Pleas, Session 7, p. 167.
        [232] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 6, Court of Common Pleas, Session 7, p. 177.
        [233] Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 6, Court of Common Pleas, Session 8, p. 133.
        [234] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #21965; Vol. 13, pp. 487, 554, Vol. 14, p. 512.
        [235] Plymouth Co.  Land Records, Vol. 69, p. 144.
        [236] Plympton VRs, p. 217, under “Warshborn.”
        [237] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 25.
        [238] Per Plympton VRs, p. 419.
        [239] Plympton VRs, p. 217.
        [240] Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 195; Rochester VRs, Vol. 2, p. 225, marriage of Benjamin Norris of Plimouth and Mary Wooden on 18 July 1717 in Rochester.
        [241] Plympton VRs, p. 418, under “Washborn.”
        [242] Plympton VRs, p. 217.
        [243] Merritt, Grace Hufford and Thomas H. Roderick, “Samuel and Keziah (Barrows) Benson of Middleborough, Mass.,” The American Genealogist, Vol. 51, No. 4, [Oct. 1975], p. 216.
        [244] Plympton VRs, p. 418, under “Warshborn.”
        [245] Plympton VRs, p. 217. The date is given as “____ 5, 1734.”
        [246] Plympton VRs, p. 217.
        [247] Her parents from her I.G.I. Birth Record, taken from an FHL patron family group sheet, microfilm #1396217, however this may not be correct. William T. Davis does not list a daughter Hannah born to Benjamin and Mary Norris in Plymouth in Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 195, and the wife of Benjamin Norris was Mary Wooden, not Bump.
        [248] Marriage date from the I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from an FHL patron family group sheet, microfilm #1553373.
        [249] Vital Records of New Gloucester, Maine, 1771-1892, from FHL microfilm #0011586.
        [250] Plympton VRs, p. 217.
        [251] Plympton VRs, p. 254, marriage of Caleb Benson of Middleborough and Deborah Barrow of Plympton on 11 Jan. 1732 in Rochester, MA.
        [252] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 120, he was “of Plymton.”
        [253] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from an FHL patron family group sheet, from microfilm #0820401.
        [254] Plympton VRs, p. 217.
        [255] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 25, marriage of John Vaughan and Jerusha Wood, both of Middleboro, on 19 Feb. 1717/18 in Middleborough.
        [256] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 122.
        [257] Calculated from her age at death and the date of her marriage in 1764. Her birth was not recorded in the Plympton Vital Records.
        [258] Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1909, [hereinafter Scituate VRs], Vol. 2, p. 246, marriage of Thomas Randall and Faith Winslow on 11 Dec. 1729 in Scituate.
        [259] Middleborough VRs, Vol. 1, p. 149.
        [260] Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22009.
        [261] Vital Records of Rochester, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1914, 2 volumes, [hereinafter Rochester VRs], Vol. 2, p. 89, marriage of Ithamer Combs and Hannah Andrews on 4 Nov. 1731 in Rochester.
        [262] Rochester VRs, Vol. 2, p. 311, marriage intentions recorded 24 Sept. 1768 in Rochester, he was “of Plimtown.”
        [263] Calculated from his age at his enlistment in the Continental Army from Plympton in 1779 at age 26.
        [264] I.G.I. Marriage Records, taken from LDS temple records, from microfilm #458012.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Japheth Washburn - Revolutionary War Patriot

Japheth Washburn was a blacksmith in Rochester, MA. He was born in Plympton, MA, on 11 Sept. 1746 to Ephraim and Mary (Pollard) Washburn.   He married Priscilla Coombs, daughter of Ithamer and Hannah (Andrews) Coombs, of Rochester, MA, in 1768 in Rochester. Priscilla was born on 1 Nov. 1742 in Rochester, a granddaughter of Anthony and Dorcas (Wooden) Coombs, of Wells, York Co., ME.

 Plympton Massachusetts.

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

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

Japheth Washburn died in 1828, probably in China, ME, and Priscilla (Coombs) Washburn died in 1830. They had chil­dren:
   i   Polly Washburn, born on 9 Mar. 1770 in Wayne, Kennebec Co., ME, marriage not found.
  ii   Zalmund/Zalmuna Washburn, born on 11 Sept. 1772 in Wayne, ME, married Deborah in ca. 1795.
 iii   Abisha Washburn, born on 8 June 1775 in Wayne, ME, married 1) Jane Burrill on 21 July 1799 in China, Kennebec Co., ME, and 2) Sally Sturtevant in 1808 in Leeds, ME.
 iv   Cloe/Chloe Washburn, born on 28 June 1777 in Wayne, ME, married Nathaniel Dexter on 12 July 1796 in Winthrop, ME.
  v   Japheth Coombs Washburn, born on 28 Jan. 1780 in Wayne, ME, married 1) Betsey Lowney, daughter of William and Abra (Merrill) Lowney, on 18 Apr. 1802 in China, ME, and 2) Sarah Blish, daughter of Stacy and Mary (Barker) Blish, on 17 Sept. 1818 in China or Vassalborough, Kennebec Co., ME.
 vi   Priscilla Washburn, born on 18 Apr. 1786 in Wayne, ME, married Asa Burrill, of Albion, Kennebec Co., ME, son of Abraham and Hannah (Cushing) Burrill, on 25 May 1806.
(Birth Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of Wayne, Maine, 1800-1891, from FHL microfilm #0012302 
Marriage Records, taken from Town and Vital Records of Winthrop, Maine, 1772-1890, from FHL microfilm #0012299.)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Chloe Washburn - Patriot's Daughter

Chloe Washburn was born 28 June 1777 in China, Kennebec, Maine. She was the daughter of Japheth and Priscilla (Coombs) Washburn of the line Ephraim, Joseph, John, John of Plymouth, Massachusetts. She was also a descendant of Francis Cook, James Chilton and Mary (Chilton) Winslow, passengers on the MAYFLOWER in 1620 (Ebenezer Washburn, His Ancestors and Descendants by George T. Washburn, p. 51, 53-55, 105-06). Japheth Washburn, who "was in Capt. Edward Hammond's Company of 'Minute Men' April 19, 1775." (Hurd's History of Plymouth Co., p. 331.)

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Volume 98
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume98, Miss Elizabeth Wright. DAR ID Number: 97344 - Born in Fairmont [Fillmore Co], Nebr. Descendant of Willaim McCrillis, and of Japheth Washburn, as follows:
1. Thomas Maxfield Wright (b. 1856) m. 1885 Lida Putt (b. 1859).
2. Thomas Jefferson Wright (1825-88) m. 1st 1853 Susan Demerit Maxfield(1828-56).
3. Oren Maxfield (1804-88) m. 1826 Chloe Washburn Dexter (1808-72).
4. Eliphet Maxfield (1772-1840) m. 1792 Jane McCrillis (1774-1859); Nathaniel Dexter(b. 1771) m. 1798 Chloe Washburn (b. 1777).

5. Japheth Washburn m. 1768 Priscilla COOMBS (1745-1830); William McCrillis m. 1773Lydia Morrell.. William McCrillis (1750-75) served in Stark's regiment at the battle of Bunker Hill, where he was mortally wounded. He was born in New Hampshire. Also No.56208.  Japheth Washburn (1756-1828), in 1775, was a private in Capt. Edward Hammond's company of minute men, Massachusetts Line. He was born in Carver, Mass. died in China, Me. Also No. 90350.