the glory with Roxbury.
Not only was the gospel first preached to them here, and many of their youth here educated, but some of the most conspicuous and energetic laborers in this field of duty resided here.
Omitting for the present all mention of others, if the labors of John Eliot of Roxbury entitled him to be regarded as an Apostle, or as standing in the place of Aaron as a high-priest to them in spiritual things, with equal propriety may Daniel Gookin of Cambridge be regarded as their Moses,—their civil instructor, ruler, judge, and historian.
The praying Indians are said to have been early persuaded by Mr. Eliot, Aug. 6, 1651, to adopt the Mosaic form of government, by electing rulers of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens.
Coll. Mass. Hist. Soc., XXIV. 171. Moreover the General Court appointed and empowered one of the English magistrates, to join with the chief of their rulers,
Gookin bears honorable testimony to the character of one of these rulers.
In describing Nati
Hovey, Thomas, Jr.
Howe, Joseph N., Jr.
Howe, Artemas W.
Hastings, Thomas, Jr.
Jennison, Timothy L.
Kidder, Samuel, Jr.
Learned, Benjamin G.
Livermore, David, Jr.
c. 1696, and d. without issue, 17 Feb. 1744-5; Moses, b. 8 July 1672, d. 15 Feb. 1672-3; Martha, b.. 2 Oct. 1842; John, b. 1789; Andrew, b. 1792; Moses, b. 1794; James, b. 1796; Esther, b. 1798, m. vided 5 Dec. 1782, to chil., Jonathan, Josiah, Moses, Mary, and heirs of Samuel, deceased.
11. JSarah Bicknall 12 Jan. 1679-80, by whom he had Moses, b. 27 Sept. 1680.
Isaac the f. prob.
returnhis son Abiel were drowned 14 Nov. 1765.
2. Moses, s. of Theophilus (who was s. of Ezekiel, gr. ——, pub. Martha Durant of Newton 15 Mar. 1777; Moses, b. 6 July 1742; Nathaniel, b. 3 Sept. 1745; Jate the father is styled now of Woburn.
20. Moses, s. of Eliphalet (13), m. Sarah Dana 31 Oct. 1765, and had Moses, b. 18 Aug. 1766; Daniel, b. 21 May 1768; Mary, b. 15 May 1770.
Moses the f. reb. 12 Ap. 1766, m. Ann Harrington 11 Ap. 1793; Moses, b. 20 June 1768; Jonathan, b. 14 Sept. 1770, es, parentage not ascertained, by w. Lucy, had Moses, b. 1760, d. before 29 Ap. 1754.
Moses the f.
enerally written Boardman), by w. Frances, had Moses, d. 16 Mar. 1661-2, owning real estate, and thc. 1696, and d. without issue, 17 Feb. 1744-5; Moses, b. 8 July 1672, d. 15 Feb. 1672-3; Martha, b.ary, had Mary, b. 1 Ap. 1674, d. 20 June 1674; Moses, b. 17 Feb. 1675-6; Mary, b. 9 Mar. 1678-9, d., and had three children living in 1714, Mary, Moses, and Aaron.
He m. second w. Sarah Goddard, ath d. 16 Aug. 1760, a. 86 years 6 months.
5. Moses, s. of Aaron (3), m. Abigail, dau. of Deac.
Walter Hastings, 25 June 1700, and had Moses, b. 2 June 1703; Elizabeth, b. 19 Aug. 1704; m. Col. AbSarah d. at Tewksbury, Dec. 1793, a. 81.
8. Moses, s. of Moses (5), m. Elizabeth Fillebrown, 25 Moses (5), m. Elizabeth Fillebrown, 25 Dec. 1746.
He was a tanner, and inherited part of the homestead, including half the dwellinghouse.own, 13 Dec. 1775; William, bap. 10 Aug. 1755; Moses, bap. 23 Oct. 1757, a cordwainer in Camb.
177. 2 Oct. 1842; John, b. 1789; Andrew, b. 1792; Moses, b. 1794; James, b. 1796; Esther, b. 1798, m.
ohn (3), m. Mary Nowell 19 Sept. 1723, and had Grace, bap. 26 Ap. 1724, m. Daniel Smith 10 June 1742; Martha, bap. 17 Oct. 1725, m. Alexander Thompson (pub.
24 Mar. 1743-4); Sarah, bap. 13 Ap. 1729; Margaret, bap. 29 Aug. 1731.
10. Jonathan, S. of John (3), m. Elizabeth Newell of Brookline (pub.
16 Aug. 1735.) He was a victualler on the south side of the river, and d. 21 Nov. 1770; his w. Elizabeth d. 25 July 1776, a. 61.
The estate was divided 5 Dec. 1782, to chil., Jonathan, Josiah, Moses, Mary, and heirs of Samuel, deceased.
11. Josiah, s. of Nicholas (4), was a brazier in Camb.
1737, and in Boston 1745.
He is supposed to be the same who was pub. to Ruth Frost of Camb.
25 Oct. 1755.
He then resided in Boston.
12. William, s. of William (7), grad.
C. 1737, m. Mary, dau. of Stephen Palmer, and had Martha, b. 8 June 1740, d. 11 May 1741; Nicholas b. 14 Ap. 1742, d. young; Mary, bap. 29 July 1744, d. 15 Nov. 1749 · Sarah, b. 8 Aug. and d. 12 Sept. 1746; William,