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aged men and housholders of the place. Thomas Oliver. Jonathan Jackson. John Jackson. Sebeis Jackson. Steven Cooke. Jacob Goble. Joseph × Stevenes. Daniel Champnes. John Steadman. Thomas Gates. Arther × Henbury. Robart × Shepard. Daniell × Prat. Philip Eastman. Arthur call. Thomas Marritt. Joseph Pratt. Thomas Ffledg. John Hastins. John more. John Holis. Gershom Frost. Abraham × Howell. Beniaman × Russell. Sameuel Bucke. Joseph ffrost. William Reyle. Samuell × Garry. Nath. Patten. Stephen Frances. Reuben Luxfford. Samuell × Robines. Benony × Eaton. Rodger Chandler. Joseph Holme. It does not appear that Cambridge, in its corporate capacity, was actively engaged in the political contest which continued, with scarcely any intermission, for more than twenty years; but there is the best evidence that its representative men were among the most active leaders in opposition to the arbitrary measures of the English court. Edward Randolph, the arch enemy of the
erwards erased, and By the Council, E. R. S. substituted. The names of some of the Cambridge soldiers may be gleaned from the few military documents preserved. It appears that in November, 1675, John Adams, Daniel Champney, John Eanes, David Stone, and Samuel Stone, Jr., were impressed as troopers, or cavalry. On the 26th day of the same month, Corporal Jonathan Remington, and Isaac Amsden, Jacob Amsden, John Amsden, Gershom Cutter, William Gleason, James Hubbard, Jonathan Lawrence, Nathaniel Patten, Samuel Read, John Salter, Samuel Swan, Edward Winship, Jr., Daniel Woodward, and John Wyeth, were impressed by order of Captain Gookin, to whom the Corporal reported, Dec. 3, 1675, that all his men were ready, except as follows: Edward Winship, his father tells me he is or will be released by the council; John Salter, he saith his master will give him his time, and so will take no care to fit him out; how he will be provided I know not; John Wyeth is not yet come to his father's, neith
enden,* 1677, 1692. Christopher Reed,* 1677. John Marrett,* 1678. John Winter,* 1678. Thomas Foster,* 1678. Jonas Clarke, 1679, 1690. John Mason,* 1679. Ephraim Winship,* 1679. John Oldham, 1679, 1695-1698, 1700– 1703, 1706-1708, 1711-1714. John Hastings,* 1680. Nathaniel Wilson,* 1680. John Russell,* 1680. James Prentice,* 1680. Abraham Holmnan, 1681, 1684, 1685. James Cutler, Jr.,* 1681. Sebeas Jackson,* 1681. Solomon Prentice,* 1682. Nathaniel Patten,* 1682. Samuel Buck,* 1683. Abraham Jackson,* 1683. Samuel Gookin,* 1683. John Tidd,* 1683. David Fiske, Jr.,* 1684. Joseph Russell,* 1684. John Prentice,* 1684. James Hubbard,* 1685. Thomas Cutler,* 1685. Aaron Bordman,* 1686. Thomas Andrews,* 1686. Ebenezer Wiswall,* 1686. Philip Russell, 1686, 1700, 1701. Edward Winship, 1691-1693, 1695– 1701. James Oliver, 1694, 1698, 1699. Abraham Hill, 1695, 1696. William Russell, 1697, 1700-1702,
ept. 1662, and d. 14 May 1685. Rebecca m. Nathaniel Patten, 24 Nov. 1669, and d. 18 Dec. 1677. John 813; Isaac, b. 2 Sept. 1775. Sarah, m. Nathaniel Patten 8 Oct. 1678. Sally, m. Josiah Dickson 10nezer, bap. 17 Jan. 1696-7; Sarah,b.—— m. Nathaniel Patten 17 May 1720. Ephraim the f. res. on thencock's will; Sarah, b. 23: Aug. 1667, m. Nathaniel Patten 15 Oct. 1711; Nathaniel, b. 29 Oct. 1668;it is not known that he left any posterity. Patten, William (otherwise written Pattin, and Pattinalter, S. of Joseph (3), m. Mary, dau. of Nathaniel Patten, 17 May 1699; she d.——, and he m. Elizabe 1728-9, d. young; Lucy, bap. 17 Jan. 1730-31; Patten, bap. 28 Jan. 1732-3; Joseph, bap. 9 Mar. 1734is w. Elizabeth d. 11 Aug. 1786, a. 65. 27. Patten, s. of Joseph (18), m. Mary, dau. of John Dickm Cook 5 July 1781; Chandler, b. 19 June 1764; Patten, bap.--Jan. 1767; John Dickson, b. 31 Dec. 176ll, in which he names brothers Thomas and Nathaniel Patten, Daniel and John Woodward, and sisters M
For several years he was a fisherman; but in 1718 he was appointed College Sweeper and Bedmaker, an office in which his widow succeeded him. After his death, Father Abdy's Will, in doggerel rhyme, afforded much amusement on both sides of the Atlantic. Adams, John, was here about 1650. His children, by w. Ann, were Rebecca, bap. in England; Mary, John, Joseph, all bap. here; Hannah, bap. 17 June 1660, and d. 25 Jan. 1660-61; Daniel, bap. 14 Sept. 1662, and d. 14 May 1685. Rebecca m. Nathaniel Patten, 24 Nov. 1669, and d. 18 Dec. 1677. John rem. to Sudbury, m. Hannah Bent, had John, 1684, Daniel, 1685, Hannah, 1688, and was living in 1714. John the father resided in Menotomy, was a millwright, and d. 1706, a. about 85. His w. Ann was living in 1714. 2. Joseph, s. of John (1), received from his father a deed of the homestead, 4 Sept. 1697. He m. Margaret, dau. of Thomas Eames, 21 Feb. 1687-8, but I find no record of the birth or baptism of their children. He d. 20 July. 1701,
, where he d. 5 Sept. 1786, a. 54; his w. Rachel d. 12 Oct. 1805, a. 73. The birth of only one child, Isaac, is found on record; but the father's will, dated 17 May 1782, mentions w. Rachel and chil. Benjamin; Mary, m. Thomas Beals 8 July 1779; William, prob. m. Rebecca Jenkins 24 April 1780, and Boradell Fessenden 1 Sept. 1784; John, d. in Georgia before 1813, leaving posterity; Sarah, d. unm. at Newton in 1813; Samuel, living at Boston in 1813; Isaac, b. 2 Sept. 1775. Sarah, m. Nathaniel Patten 8 Oct. 1678. Sally, m. Josiah Dickson 10 July 1788. Corlett, Elijah, the famous schoolmaster, educated at Lincoln College, Oxford, had charge of the Grammar School here, for nearly half a century, and trained up many of English, American, and Indian birth, for admission to the College. This school he had taught so long before 1643, that he had, according to Johnson, very well approved himself for his abilities, dexterity, and painfulness, in teaching and education of the youths un
78, m.——Howard; Hannah, b. 31 Jan. 1680-81; Joseph, b. 21 Mar. 1682-3; Abigail, b. 23 Aug. 1685, m. Ephraim Kidder; Benjamin, b. 8 Mar. 1687-8, and Mary, who m. John Walker. James the f. was deacon of the Billerica Church, and d. 12 Aug. 1711, a. 71; his w. Elizabeth survived. 6. Ephraim. s. of Edmund (1), by w. Hepzibah——, had Mary, b. 20 May 1678, m.——Howard; Edmund, b. 14 Mar. 1679-80; Ephraim, b. 23 Sept. 1682; Thomas. b. prob. 1688; Ebenezer, bap. 17 Jan. 1696-7; Sarah,b.—— m. Nathaniel Patten 17 May 1720. Ephraim the f. res. on the homestead, on the northerly side of Kirkland Street, and d. 2 Jan. 1717-18, a. 72; his w. Hepzibah survived. 7. Thomas, s. of Edmund (1), settled in Sudbury, m. Mary Goodridge 12 Nov. 1678, and had Thomas, b. 23 Aug. 1679; John, b. 14 Sept. 1684, rem. to Groton; Samuel, b. 28 Nov. 1686 (was father of Amariah, b. 4 Oct. 1720, grad. H. C. 1740, minister at Milford, and d. 1792); and Sarah, who m. John Rice. Thomas the f. m. (2d) Hann
the Church 31 May 1667 (at which time he was baptized), and elected Deacon 7 June 1705. He m. Mary, dau. of Henry Prentice, 8 Mar. 1663-4. and Sarah Green 26 Dec. 1699. He d. 12 Ap 1719, a. 80; his last w. survived him, and probably m. John Cooper 21 June 1720. His children, all by the first wife, were Nathaniel, b. 28 Feb. 1664-5, and d. 20 July 1665; Mary, b; 6 May 1666, prob. m. a Bixby, as a grandchild Mary Bigsbee is named in Deacon Hancock's will; Sarah, b. 23: Aug. 1667, m. Nathaniel Patten 15 Oct. 1711; Nathaniel, b. 29 Oct. 1668; Abigail,b. 29 Dec. 1669, and d. 7 May 1672; John, b. 1 Mar. 1671; Samuel, b. 2 Jan. 1672-3; Abigail, b. 23 Aug. 1675; was unm. in 1719, but prob. m. Richard Davenport 8 Nov. 1720; Elizabeth, b. 26 Aug. 1677, m. Benjamin Wyman of Woburn 20 Jan. 1702, and Jonathan Bacon of Bedford, and d. Mar. 1749; Ebenezer, b. 10 Mar. 1680-81; Joseph, b. 28 Ap. 1683, and probe. d. young, as he was not named in his father's will; Solomon, birth not recorded, d.
atrick was killed at Stamford by a Dutchman, who shot him dead with a pistol. This Captain was entertained by us out of Holland (where he was a common soldier of the Prince's guard), to exercise our men. We made him a Captain, and maintained him. After, he was admitted a member of the Church of Watertown and a freeman. But he grew very proud and vicious, etc. Capt. Patrick had a wife, described by Winthrop as a good Dutch woman and comely; but it is not known that he left any posterity. Patten, William (otherwise written Pattin, and Patting), was here as early as 13 Mar. 1635-6, when he agreed to take charge of a part of the town herd of cattle. By w. Mary he had Mary, b. before his arrival here; William, d. 22 Mar. 1645-6; Thomas, b.--Oct. 1636; Nathaniel, d.--Jan. 1639; Sarah, d. young; Nathaniel, b. 29 July 1643. William the f. res. on the easterly side of North Avenue opposite the Common; and d. 10 Dec. 1668; his w. Mary d. 20 Sept. 1673. 2. Thomas, s. of William (1), se
(administration granted 2 April 1736); his w. Mary d. 14 May 1738. 9. Walter, S. of Joseph (3), m. Mary, dau. of Nathaniel Patten, 17 May 1699; she d.——, and he m. Elizabeth Winship 3 Ap. 1706. His chil. were Joseph, b. 25 Aug. 1703; Mary, b. 8ary Robbins 9 Oct. 1724, and had Mary, b. 9 Mar. 1726-7; Lucy, bap. 16 Mar. 1728-9, d. young; Lucy, bap. 17 Jan. 1730-31; Patten, bap. 28 Jan. 1732-3; Joseph, bap. 9 Mar. 1734-5; Walter, b. about 1737; Mary, bap. 22 Ap. 1739, d. young; Philemon, b. 1of this early martyr of American Liberty and his slaughtered companions. His w. Elizabeth d. 11 Aug. 1786, a. 65. 27. Patten, s. of Joseph (18), m. Mary, dau. of John Dickson, 25 July 1749; she d. 14 Feb. 1781, and he m. Mercy——. His children wer Mar. 1755; Joseph, bap. 24 Sept. 1758; Naomi, bap. 25 Feb. 1761, m. Abraham Cook 5 July 1781; Chandler, b. 19 June 1764; Patten, bap.--Jan. 1767; John Dickson, b. 31 Dec. 1768, d. 21 Oct. 1769; Rhoda, b. 5 Ap. 1771. Patten the f. res. at Menot.,
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