refers to admissions to the church; o. c, ‘owned their covenant’—a sort of half-way membership of the church, not an admission to full communion; dism.
refers to regular dismissions by the church.
Births, baptisms, deaths and marriages are referred to by the usual abbreviations of b. birth, bap. baptism, d. death, m. marriage; g. s. signifies gravestone —generally in the ancient Precinct burying-ground.
Such abbreviations as f. for father, a. for son, w. for wife, dau. for daughter, Pct. for Precinct, ch. for church, fun. for funeral, wid. for widow, Camb
, and others that might be mentioned, will readily explain themselves.
, Joseph, who o. c. at Cambridge
9 Dec. 1711, and was adm. Camb
ch. (First Parish) 16 Mar. 1718-19, with w. Rachel
joined the Pct. ch. (Second Parish) at its organization 9 Sept. 1739.
He was a selectman and assessor of Cambridge
five years between 1729 and 1738, and a lieutenant.
Styled ‘Father’ by the Rev. Mr. Cooke
He died in the Pct. 18 Oct. 1774, a. 86 (g. s.); his wid. Ra-Chel, with whom he lived in the marriage state fifty-seven years, d. 1 Aug. (fun.
3 Aug.), 1775, a. 85 (g. s.). He was prob.
s. of Joseph, and grandson of John Adams
, millwright, of Menotomy Row before 1678.
His father, Joseph, m. Margaret Eames
21 Feb. 1687-8.
She was born in Sudbury
8 July, 1666, dau. of Thomas Eames
, 539), whose house at Framingham
was destroyed 1 Feb. 1675-6, her mother and some of the children killed, and she carried captive (in her childhood) by the Indians.
(See Barry, 27,
&c., 227.) He m. first, Rebecca, dau. of William Cutter
, 18 Jan. 1710-11, who d. 12 Jan. 1717-18, a. 24 (g. s. Cambridge
), by whom he had Thomas, b
. 3, bap. 9 Dec. 1711, d. 17 Nov. 1713; Thomas
(first named Joseph), b. 20, bap. 23 Aug. 1713; Joseph
, b. 8 July, 1715 (family record); Margaret
, b. 26 May,. 1717 (bap.
2 June, 1717, at Medford
), m. Elisha Doubledee
, or Doubleday
, of (Lebanon
, at Medford
, 21 Oct. 1736.
was one of the Precinct committee seven years between 1733 and 1753, and Pct. treasurer 1735-50, fifteen years; also Pct. assessor.
His second w. Rachel
, m. 26 June, 1718 (Bond
, 6), by whom he had Rebecca
, b. 12, bap. 18 Sept. 1720, adm. Camb
ch. 20 May, 1739, and Pct. ch.
9 Sept. 1739, m. Samuel Kent
27 Nov. 1740; Lucy
, b. 29 Oct. bap. 4 Nov. 1722, adm. Pct
ch. 22 Mar. 1741, m. John Cutter, Jr
., 21 May, 1745, d. 17 Ap. 1810, see Cutter
, b. 12, bap. 17 Jan. 1724-5; Mary
, bap. 2 Ap. 1727, d. young; Anna
, b. 8 July, 1729, adm. Pct
ch. 27 Aug. 1749, m. Peter Tufts, Jr., of Charlestown
, 19 Apr. 1750, d. 7 Feb. (fun.
10 Feb.) 1813; Mary
, b. 12, bap. 20 May, 1733, adm. Pct
ch. 10 Mar.