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Descendants of Richard Kimball of Ipswich MA

KIMBALL. Richard Kimball, of the parish of Rattlesden, County of Suffolk, England, with his family, came to New England in the ship “Elizabeth” in 1634, arriving at Boston, and thence went to Watertown, Mass. He soon became a prominent and active man in the new settlement, was proclaimed a freeman in 1635, and was proprietor in 1636-37. Soon thereafter he removed to Ipswich, where he passed the remainder of his life. His services as a wheelwright were very much appreciated. Mr. Kimball married Ursula, daughter of Henry Scott, of Rattlesden, and (second) Oct. 25, 1661, Mrs. Margaret Dow, of Hampton, N. H. He died June 22, 1675. His widow died March 1, 1676. His children, all by the first marriage, and all born in England except the youngest child, were: Abigail, Henry, Elizabeth, Richard, Mary, Martha, John, Thomas and Sarah. Richard Kimball (2), son of Richard, was born in Rattlesden, England, about 1623. He came to New England with his parents. He removed from Ipswich to Wenham, near Ladd’s Hill, in the western part of the town, and became a large land owner. He was a subscriber to the minister’s rate in 1657; Dec. 4, 1660, he was on the committee to see about building the new meetinghouse, and in 1663 was on the committee to join with the select-men to put out the new contract. With the exception of three years he served on the board of selectmen from 1658 to 1674. He owned 200 acres of land in Rowley. He died in 1676. He seemed to have served in the Indian war. His second wife was Mary...

Swift Family of New Bedford, MA

SWIFT. For a hundred years and more the Swift family in and about New Bedford has been one of prominence, wealth. and influence, not only in the several local communities in which its members have resided but out through the Commonwealth and into the nation, where their extensive enterprises have extended. These Acushnet-New Bedford Swifts, a branch of the Cape Cod family, brought to their new field of effort that activity, industry, ability and honesty that had for generations characterized their forefathers and also the line of business that had enriched earlier generations in the old home section – the dealing in live oak timber and its manufacture into water craft, in shipbuilding for not only the United States government, but for those across the water. William Swift, the progenitor of the Swifts under consideration in this article, was at Watertown in the year 1634, and it seems had then been there some time, coming thither from Booking, England. He disposed of his estate in 1637, removed to Sandwich, and there died in January, 1644. His widow Joan, perhaps a second wife, made her will in October, 1662, mentioning therein her son William and his children. His daughter Hannah married Nov. 5, 1642, Daniel Wing. William Swift (2), son of William the settler, was born in England, came to New England and lived in Sandwich, Mass., dying in the year 1705-06. He married a woman whose Christian name was Ruth, and their children were: William, born Aug. 28, 1654, died in 1700-01; he married Elizabeth, and their children were William, Joseph, Benjamin, Thomas, Josiah and Ebenezer. Ephraim, born June...

Early New England People

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.

Biography of Rev. Arthur Buckminster Fuller

REV. ARTHUR BUCKMINSTER FULLER, the third son of Hon. Timothy Fuller, was born August 10, 1822. He was early instructed by his father and his sister, Margaret Fuller. At the age of twelve, he spent one year at Leicester Academy; and, subsequently, studied with Mrs. Ripley, the wife of Rev. Samuel Ripley, of Waltham. In August, 1839, he entered Harvard College, at the age of seventeen, and graduated in 1843. During his college course he united with the church connected with the University. Immediately on graduation he purchased Belvidere Academy, in Belvidere, Boone Co., Illinois, Which, assisted by a competent corps of instructors, he taught for the two subsequent years. During this time, Mr. Fuller occasionally preached, as a missionary, in Belvidere and destitute places, and also to the established churches, having been interested in theological study during his senior year at college. He was a member of the Illinois Conference of Christian and Unitarian ministers, and by them licensed to preach. His first sermon was preached October, 1843, in Chicago, to the Unitarian church then under the charge of Rev. Joseph Harrington. In 1845 Mr. Fuller returned to New England; entered, one year in advance, the Harvard Divinity School, whence he graduated in August, 1847. After preaching three months at West Newton, to a church of which Hon. Horace Mann was a principal founder and a constant attendant, Mr. Fuller accepted a call to the pastorate of the Unitarian Society in Manchester, N. H., and was subsequently ordained, March 29, 1848. In September, 1852, Mr. Fuller received a call from the New North Church, on Hanover Street, in...

Hubbard Genealogy

George Hubbard George1 Hubbard was first in Watertown, Mass., about 1633; m. Mary Bishop, who d. at Guilford, Conn., Sept. 14, 1675. She was dau. of John and Ann Bishop, who moved to Guilford in 1639, where he, Bishop, was one of the seven prop. of the town, and d. there, February, 1661. On May 6, 1635, permission from the General Court of Massachusetts was granted to the inhabitants of Watertown “to remove themselves to any place they shall think meet to make choice of, provided they still continue under the government.” Among these immigrators was George Hubbard and family and his father-in-law, John Bishop and family. George Hubbard was the representative of Wethersfield, Conn., at the first Colonial General Court, under the Constitution of 1639. He went from Wethersfield and settled at Milford on Long Island, “being assigned Milford Island as his grant. He was one of those persons whose names are hereunto written-who are allowed to be free planters, having for the present, liberty to act in the choice of public officers for the carrying on of public affairs in this plantation. Mr. George Hubbard came from Wethersfield.” Before 1650 he sold Milford Island to Richard Bryan, and moved with his son-in-law John Fowler to Guilford, where his wife’s parents, John and Ann Bishop, had become residents. George Hubbard was admitted to church membership in Guilford, Oct. 6, 1650. During years 1652-55-57-58-60-62-65-66-67 he was deputy magistrate. In 1666-67 he was a member of the Assembly at the union of the Hartford and New Haven Colonies. In May, 1670, the Court invested him with authority to “joyne persons in...

John Lawrence Genealogy

The Lawrence family, in New England, claim to be related to the George Washington family in England. This is probably correct, as the Christian Register, cautious in its statements, indorses it as a fact. John Lawrence John1 Lawrence was first at Watertown, Mass., where he was freeman 1637, afterwards at Groton, Mass., where he was a leading citizen; m. in England Elizabeth , by whom he had eleven children; she d. at Groton, Aug. 29, 1663; m. second Susanna Batchelder. By her he had two daughters. John Lawrence d. at Groton, July 11, 1667; wid. Susanna d. July 8, 1668. From his will: “to the town of Groton I give £100; to ye Church of Christ in Groton I give £40 to be laid out for ye procuring of some silver vessel or vessels for ye churches use as ye shall order; also £20 ye income to be annually paid or accounted for ye settled or ordained minister.” Another clause relating to his children: “I will that after my lawful debts and engagements are paid ye residue to be disposed to every of my children born to me by my former wife to each and every one of you in equal portions.” Will has his autograph signature. Sons Joseph and Nathaniel executors. Nathaniel Lawrence Nathaniel2 Lawrence, b. Aug. 15, 1639, at Watertown; m. March 13, 1660-1, Sarah Moss, b. at Sudbury, Mass., Sept. 16, 1643, grand-dau. of Samuell1 Morse, propr. at Dedham, Mass., 1638; town officer; d. in Medfield, Mass., 1654; mentions in will wife Elizabeth, dau. of Hannah, wid. of son John. John2 Morse m. Hannah Phillips, dau....

Richard Wait Genealogy

Richard Wait Richard1 Wait, b. at Watertown, Mass., 1637; farmer in Watertown; m. Mary ; d. at Watertown, Jan. 16, 1668-9; wid. Mary d. at Watertown, Jan. 21, 1678. Thomas Wait Thomas2 Wait, b. at Watertown, March 3, 1641-2; m. Sarah, dau. of James Cutler of Lexington, Mass. Thomas Wait was a farmer; d. at Weston, Mass., Jan. 3, 1722-3; wid. Sarah d. at Weston, Jan. 17, 1743-4, aged 91. Joseph Wait Joseph3 Wait, b. at Watertown, Feb. 4, 1682-3; m. Sarah, wid. of Joseph Stone; in Sudbury, Mass., 1715; constable 1735; removed to Worcester, Mass., 1743; d. at Worcester, Oct. 5, 1753; wid. Sarah d. at Worcester, April 24, 1754. John Wait John4 Wait, b. at Watertown; bap. at Watertown, Sept. 26, 1708; m. first at Watertown, 1727-8, Hannah Wellington, d. before March 17, 1764, the date on which John Wait m. second, Eunice Morse of Sherborn, Mass., dau. of John and Hannah [Morse] Wellington, descended from Roger’ Wellington, “Planter,” selectman at Watertown seven years. He m. Mary, dau. of Dr. Richard Palgrave of Charlestown, Mass. John Wait removed to Brookfield, Mass., 1746, having bought a farm of 300 acres on Foster’s Hill. He was a veteran in the Indian Wars. Five of his sons were officers in the Revolutionary War. He d. at Brookfield, Jan. 27, 1761. See Temple’s North Brookfield for explicit information of the service of the five sons as officers. Benjamin Wait Benjamin5 Wait, b. at Sudbury, Mass., Feb. 13, 1736; mfirst, Jan. 11, 1767, Lois Gilbert, dau. of Capt. Thomas and Martha [Barnes] Gilbert of Brookfield. She d. at Waitsfield, Vt., April 3,...

Rev. George Phillips Genealogy

Rev. George1 Phillips, the first settled minister at Watertown, came to New England in ship Arbella, with his friends Gov. Winthrop and Sir Richard Saltonstall. He was grad. of Gaius Coll., Cambridge, A.B. 1613, A.M. 1617; landed at Salem, Mass., June 12, 1630; wife Elizabeth [Sergent] Phillips d. soon after arrival, and was buried in Salem by the side of Lady Arbella Johnson. Mr. Phillips was minister at Watertown fourteen years; d. at Watertown, July 1, 1644. “A godly man, specially gifted and very peaceful in his place.” (Winthrop.) Samuel Phillips Samuel2 Phillips, b. at Boxstead, England, 1625; grad. Harv. Coll. 1650; m. at Ipswich, Mass., Oct. 15, 1651, Sarah Appleton, dau. of Samuel Appleton, who was in Ipswich 1634; one of the first town officers; deputy 1637; m. in England Sarah Everard. Mr. Phillips was minister at Rowley, Mass.; preached the Artillery Election Sermon 1675, Election Sermon 1678; d. April 22 1696; wid. Sarah d. July 15, 1713. He was considered one of the first men in the New England colonies. (See Gage’s History of Rowley.) Samuel Phillips Samuel3 Phillips, b. at Rowley, March 23, 1657-8; m. at Gloucester, Mass., May 22, 1687-8, Mary Emerson, dau. of Rev. John and Ruth [Symonds] Emerson of Gloucester. Ruth Symonds was dau. of Samuel Symonds of Ipswich, Mass., deputy and assistant 1638, later deputy governor. Mr. Phillips was a goldsmith [banker] at Salem; wife Mary d. Oct. 4, 17’03; m. second, 1704, wid. Sarah Mayfield. He d. at Salem, Oct. 13, 179.2. Samuel Phillips Samuel4 Phillips, b. at Salem, Feb. 17, 1690; grad. Harv. Coll. 1708; m. at Haverhill, Mass., Jan....

Descendants of John Folger

John Folger, b. 1590, d. 1660. He came from Norwich in Norfolk in 1635 on the “Abigale” and settled in Dedham, Mass., in 1638, and in Watertown, Mass., in 1640, then went to Martha Vineyard. He married Merible Gibbs. ISSUE: (2) Peter b. (England) 1617, d. Nantucket 1690; m. Mary Morrill in 1640. She was from Salem, Mass.; she came over in the same ship with Peter. (She died in 1704.) ISSUE-(10 children; see Folger Genealogy). One of their sons was John Folger (3), b. 1659; d. Aug. 23, 1732; m. Mary Barnard, daughter of Nathaniel Barnard. John and Mary (Barnard) Folger had children as follows: Nathaniel (3), b. Feb. 18, 1694; d. June 15, 1775; m. Priscilla Chase, Nov. 18, 1718. Priscilla was the daughter of Isaac Chase, born 1647, died at Martha’s Vineyard, 1727, and married Mary Perkins. Isaac Chase was son of Thomas Chase, who died July 25, 1604. His wife was Elizabeth Philbrick. (4) Nathaniel Folger, John Folger (2), Peter (1) and Priscilla (Chase) Folger had daughter, Elizabeth (4); b. 1716, d. Nov. 25. 1795. She married Paul Pease. (See (3) Kelley Genealogy.) (3) Abiah. daughter of Peter (2) and Mary (Morrill) Folger married Josiah Franklin and they had ten children. Their last child was Benjamin Franklin, b. in Boston, Jan. 7, 1706, d. April 17, 1790; m. Deborah Reed, of Philadelphia, Pa., in 1770. (See Descendants of Thomas...

Lewis Jones Genealogy

Lewis Jones Lewis1 Jones, b. at Watertown, 1651; d. at Watertown, April 11, 1684. Will, dated Jan. 7, 1678-9, mentions wife Anna and son Josiah. Josiah Jones Josiah2 Jones, b. at Roxbury, Mass., 1642; admitted freeman, at Watertown, April 18, 1690; m. at Watertown, Oct. 9, 1667, Lydia Treadway; selectman at Watertown six years; removed to Sudbury, Mass.; selectman; d. at Sudbury, Oct. 9, 1714; wid. Lydia d. Sept. 18, 1743. Lydia Treadway, dau. of Nathaniel Treadway, 9 yrs. selectman at Watertown. Treadway m. Sufferance Haynes, dau. of Walter’ Haynes, settled in Sudbury, Dec. 22, 1639; freeman 1640; selectman 10 yrs.; representative 4 yrs.; d. at Sudbury, Feb. 14, 1665, age 82 James Jones James3 Jones, b. Sept. 4, 1679; m., at East Sudbury, Sarah Moore. Capt. Jones d. Sept. 14, 17’70, at Weston, Mass.; wid. Sarah d. at Weston, Sept. 98, 1774, aged 90. Catherine Jones Catherine4 Jones, b. at Weston, April 23, 1721; m. May 9.4, 1743, Rev. Joseph4 Davis of Holden,...

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