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Jonathan Biles, born about 1646, lived in Beverly, being a house-carpenter by trade, but a yeoman as well. He was sworn a freeman 26: 9: 1678. He married, first, Elizabeth Patch Nov. 15, 1674, and she was his wife in 1696. He mar­ried, second, Margaret Cleaves May 3, 1716. He conveyed his house and some land to his son Nicholas Biles in 1719. He was living in 1727.
Children, born in Beverly:

  1. Richard Biles, b. Nov. 8, 1675.
  2. Richard Biles, baptized in Beverly April 21, 1678. He was first a mariner, then weaver and husbandman, and lived in Gloucester until 1727, when he returned to Beverly. He married Mary Davis (published Jan. 22, 1695-6); and she was his wife in 1727. He died in 1771, his will dated April 2, 1762, being proved April 2, 1771.
    Children, born in Gloucester:

    1. Capt. Charles Biles, born in Gloucester Dec. 20, 1700. He was a mariner and yeoman; and lived in Gloucester. He married Hannah Eveleth Jan. 17, 1727; and died in 1782, his will dated Jan. 30, 1781, being proved April 1, 1782. She survived him, and died, his widow, in 1785, her will, dated Sept. 10, 1782, being proved June 7, 1785. He had a Negro servant named Robbin. Children, born in Gloucester:
      1. Hannah Biles, b. April 13 , 1728; m. Job Stanwood Sept. 14, 1749.
      2. Abigail Biles, b. Aug. -, 1730; m. Jonathan Trask Feb. 1, 1753; and she was his wife in 1785.
      3. Charles Biles, b. Jan. 21, 1732; Was living in 1785, “far from the probate court.”
      4. Susanna Biles, m., first, Caleb Lincoln (pub. Dec. 17, 1757); second, Levi Roberts before 1781; and was the latter’s wife in 1785.
      5. Sarah Biles,  m. Richard Littlehale before 1781; and she was his wife in 1785.
      6. Nathaniel Biles, born in Gloucester. He was a mariner, and lived in Gloucester. He married Sarah Proctor of Ipswich March 27, 1766; and died before May 13, 1779, when she married, secondly, Capt. Ebenezer Lord of Ipswich. Children:
        1. Charles Biles, b. about 1774; aged eleven in 1785.
        2. Joseph Proctor Biles, b. about 1777; aged about eight in 1785.
    2. Mary Biles, b. Oct. 21, 1702; m. _____ Tatalow before 1762.
    3. John Biles, born in Gloucester June 9, 1704. He lived in Beverly; and mar­ried Sarah Patch (published Aug. 30, 1730). He was deceased in 1762, and she was his widow in 1788, living with Joseph Pedrick, her son-in-law. Children, born in Beverly:­
      1. John Biles, born in Beverly Jan. 10, 1732-3. He was a cordwainer, and lived in Beverly. He married Mary Leach Nov. 1, 1753; and was living in Beverly in 1788. Children, born in Beverly:
        1. Mary Biles, b. March 24, 1755.
        2. John Biles, b. Jan.  Biles, 1759.
        3. Sarah Biles, b. Feb. 18, 1762; d. Aug. 17,1836.
        4. Samuel Biles, b. June 16, 1764.
        5. Hannah Biles, b. Aug. 30, 1767; d. Oct. 31, 1836.
        6. Alexander Biles, b. Sept. 20, 1770; pub. to Elizabeth Pedrick Dec. 3, 1797.
        7. James Biles, b. May 14, 1773.
      2. Eunice Biles, b. July 9, 1735; m. Joseph Pedrick of Marblehead (pub. July 10, 1763, in Beverly).
    4. Martha Biles, b. Dec. 13, 1706; m. John Baker (pub. May 30, 1731); and d. before 1762.
    5. Sarah Biles, b. April 15, 1710; m. Daniel Clark (pub. Nov. 5, 1732); and she was his wife in 1762.
    6. Elizabeth Biles, b. Jane 17, 1713; m. James Patch May 6, 1734, in Bev­erly; and she was his wife in 1762.
    7. Alexander Biles, b. May 2, 1716.
    8. Jonathan Biles, born in Gloucester May 5, 1719. He lived in Beverly as late as 1763. He married his cousin Elizabeth Biles, April 19, 1742. Children, born in Beverly:­
      1. Jonathan Biles, baptized in Beverly Sept. 26, 1742. He was a mariner and fisherman, and lived in Beverly. He married Hannah Ellingwood Aug. 24, 1768; and died Jan. 4, 1776, aged thirty-three. She was probably living in Salem, N. H., his widow, in 1788. Children, born in Beverly­:
        1. Benjamin Biles, Sept. 18, 1769.
        2. Anna Biles, b. Aug. 25, 1771.
        3. Asa Biles,  bapt. May 9, 1773.
        4. Thomas Biles,  b. Feb. 24, 1775.
      2. Benjamin Biles, b. March 9, d. young.
      3. Deborah Biles, b. Sept. 20, 1745; pub. To Thomas Ober, jr., Sept. 20, 1767.
      4. Lucy Biles, b. Feb. 19, 1746; m. Jacob Ayers of Manchester Jan. 11, 1768.
      5. Benjamin Biles, b. Jan. __, 1747; d. young.
      6. Benjamin Biles, b. Feb. 12, 1748-9.
      7. Mary Biles, bapt. Jan. 20, 1751.
      8. Elizabeth Biles, bapt. June 14, 1752.
      9. Israel Biles,  bapt. Dec. 15, 1754; m. Margaret Thissel July 7, 1776.
      10. Martha Biles, bapt. Sept. 18, 1763.
      11. Priscilla Biles, bapt. Sept. 18, 1763.
      12. Nicholas Biles,  baptized in Beverly Sept. 18, 1763. He lived in Beverly; and married Lydia Dike June 25, 1786. Children, born in Beverly:
        1. Israel Biles, b. May 29, 1793.
        2. Ichabod Biles, b. Nov. 15, 1795.
  3. Rebecca Biles, bapt. April 21, 1678; pub. to James Patch Dec. 22, 1700.
  4. Alexander Biles, bapt. May 18, 1679.
  5. Elizabeth Biles, b. March 27, 1681; pub. to Isaac Hull, jr., Jan. 11, 1709.
  6. Mary Biles, bapt. May 29, 1681; pub. To Nathaniel Roberts of Gloucester April 6, 1707.
  7. Jonathan Biles, b. May 1, 1683; d. April 28,1706.
  8. Sarah Biles, b. Aug. 31, 1688; m. Samuel Harris of Beverly, fisherman (pub. Dec. 7, 1712); living in 1715.
  9. Nicholas Biles, born in Beverly Nov. 16, 1693. He was a fisherman and hus­bandman, and lived in Beverly. He married Elizabeth Morgan Jan. 2, 1716-7; and died at Canso, June 22, 1725. She survived him, and boarded with Sarah Byles, dying, his widow, Aug. 7, 1782, at the age of eighty-six. In her will she bequeathed to the Church of Christ in the First Parish of Beverly one silver tankard to be purchased at the discretion of her executor. The cost of it was £, 11, 10s. Child, born in Beverly:­
    1. Nicholas Biles, born in Beverly Aug. 2, 1724. He lived in Beverly; and married Susanna Preston Nov. 12, 1751. He died before March 15, 1756, when administration was granted on his estate. She married, secondly, Joseph Marshall of Ipswich (published Jan. 8, 1758) ; and she was his wife in 1768. Only child, born in Beverly:­
      1. Susanna, b. Nov. 27, 1753; pub. to William Woodbury, 4th, Feb. 2, 1772.
  10. William Biles, born in Beverly May 4, 1696. He was a husbandman; and lived in Beverly as late as 1765. He married Priscilla Morgan Dec. 15, 1715 ; and she died between 1756 and 1777.
    Children, born in Beverly:­

    1. Lydia Biles, b. Dec. 13, 1716; m. Samuel Morgan Jan.__, 1740; living in 1777.
    2. Elizabeth Biles, b. June 18, 1718; living in 1777; m. her cousin Jonathan Biles, April 19, 1742.
    3. Anna Biles, b. Jan. 15, 1720; living in 1777.
    4. Nicholas Biles, b. March 15, 1722.
    5. Jonathan Biles, b. Jan. 1, 1723-4.
    6. Israel Biles, b. Oct. 7, 1725.
    7. Williams Biles, b. March 30, 1729 (his mother is called Sarah?).
    8. Benjamin Biles, bapt. Jan. 12, 1735 (his mother is called Anne).

     

Source: The Essex Antiquarian July 1904



MLA Source Citation:

Perley, Sidney. The Essex Antiquarian. Salem, Massachusetts: Essex Antiquarian Monthly Periodical, published 1897-1909. Compiled into 13 volumes by Essex Antiquarian, and republished. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 22 November 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/genealogy/genealogy-of-jonathan-biles.htm - Last updated on Aug 15th, 2013


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