Sarah Titcomb over her years of study of various New England families had collected quite a bit of material of several early New England families. At the bequest of some of her friends, she prepared and published them in book form. When reading through the material I was impressed with the amount of material collected on each individual, and rather then a brief genealogical sketch, readers are provided an in-depth study of each early family: Ayer, Bartlett, Bradley, Chase, Dean, Dow, Dunster, Ellis, Fuller, Hope, Kilby, Martine, Les Dernier, Maverick, Mills, Montague, Pemberton, Pepperrell, Poore, Precott, Sewall, Longfellow, Spofford, Titcomb, Watmough, and Willard.
A Narrative of the captivity of Nehemiah How, who was taken by the Indians at the Great Meadow Fort above Fort Dummer, where he was an inhabitant, October 11th, 1745. Giving an account of what he met with in his traveling to Canada, and while he was in prison there. Together with an account of Mr. How’s death at Canada. Exceedingly valuable for the many items of exact intelligence therein recorded, relative to so many of the present inhabitants of New England, through those friends who endured the hardships of captivity in the mountain deserts and the damps of loathsome prisons. Had the author lived to have returned, and published his narrative himself, he doubtless would have made it far more valuable, but he was cut off while a prisoner, by the prison fever, in the fifty-fifth year of his age, after a captivity of one year, seven months, and fifteen days. He died May 25th, 1747, in the hospital at Quebec, after a sickness of about ten days. He was a husband and father, and greatly beloved by all who knew him.
Thomas White is the first generation. His descendants who bear the family name stand in numerical order from himself to NO. 79. Small figures at the end of a name, thus, “THOMAS2″ indicate the generation to which the individual belongs. Figures in parentheses placed before a name, forming the subject of a distinct notice, thus,
The first church in Marblehead was built in 1649. “From the earliest records of this town, it appears that as early as 1648, when ‘the Plantation,’ as it was called, contained forty-four families, there was preaching among them by Mr. Walton.” “Mr. Walton continued to officiate as a public teacher, though without ordination, about twenty
Jonas Adams married Sarah Jefferds (both of Salem) (published July 5, 1729), and lived in Salem. His will was made Dec. 22, 1756; and proved May 16, 1757. He was a mariner, and after his death his widow conducted an inn. Her will was made March 20, 1780; and proved July 12, 1786. Children: Elizabeth
Dr. Edward Horatio Foster, formerly a well-known medical practitioner of Concord, was born October 13, 1839, in Canterbury, N.H., son of David M. and Sarah (Bradley) Foster. He is a direct descendant of Reginald Foster, who settled in Ipswich, Mass., in 1635. His grandfather, Asa Foster, served in the French and Indian War, and under
(5) AMBROSE3 (Mark,2 Mark1), b. in Marblehead, Dec. 5, 1698. Administration granted his widow Prudence, March 10, 1739. Fisherman. Dec. 21, 1725, he bought of Joseph Pitman, all his right in the mansion house, with the land, formerly belonging to John Pitman, deceased, and now in possession of Mark Haskell, fronting on Main Street. He
(3) MARK2 (Mark1), born in Beverly; removed to Marblehead, 1696—7, where he died May, 1734. He was a coaster, and also a proprietor in the so called Plain Farm, which farm first and last had elicited much controversy and litigation between the several proprietors respecting the boundaries of their farms. This farm consisted of six
(29) THOMAS5 (Mark,4 Mark3 Mark2 Mark1), baptized July 19, 1767; d. July 22, 1855. Master mariner; had made a number of voyages to Bilboa and Corunna, Spain, and afterwards retired from the sea and became an owner of a number of vessels and of a considerable landed estate. Nov. 26, 1801, he and his wife
Sea Captains Crowningshield, Edward to Cook, Samuel