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1739.  42Sarah, b. June 6, 1741; m. Thomas Wyer, Mar, 8, 1766.  43Ebenezer, b. Dec. 22, 1744.  44William, b. Apr. 20, 1746.  45Thomas, b. July 15, 1748.  46Aaron, b. Feb. 16, 1751.  47John, b. Sept. 28, 1753.   Ebenezer d. July 16, 1774. 12-21Nathaniel Francis m. Phebe----, and had--  21-48Nathaniel, b. Oct. 13, 1752.  49Jonathan, b. Jan. 27, 1755.  50Stephen, b. July 25, 1757.  51Joseph, b. Aug. 8, 1759.  52Phebe, b. Sept. 13, 1761.  53Thomas, b. May 3, 1763.  54Caleb, b. Mar. 8, 1766.  55Joshua, b. July, 1767. 12-22Benjamin Francis m., 1st, Lydia----, who d. January, 1768; 2d, Sarah Hall, Oct. 20, 1768; and d. June 5, 1798. He had--  22-56Benjamin, b. Sept. 6, 1759; d. in Baltimore.  57James.  58William, lives in Newburyport.  59Convers, b. July 14, 1766; lives in Wayland.  60Ebenezer.  61Simon.  62Nathaniel.  63Stephen.  64Sarah, m. Mr. Bond, of Middletown.  65Lydia, m. Job Wyeth, of Cambridge. 12-23Richard Francis, by wife Hannah Win
the Governor of Massachusetts, a statesman who had generous feelings, but no logic, flashes of sagacity, but no clear comprehension, who from inclination associated with liberal men, even while he framed plans for strengthening the prerogative, affirmed, and many times reiterated, that the independence of America was certain, and near at hand. Not for centuries, replied Hutchinson, who knew the strong affection of New England for the home of its fathers. See Hutchinson to T. Pownall, 8 March, 1766, where Pownall is reminded of the prophecy. But the Lords of Trade shared the foreboding. In every province, the people, from design, or from their nature and position, seemed gradually confirming their sway. Virginia, once so orderly, had assumed the right of equitably adjusting the emoluments secured by law to the Church. In 1759, Sherlock, then Bishop of London, had confided his griefs to the chap. XVI.} 1760. Board of Trade, at the great change in the temper of the people of
riots of Norwich welcomed the plan; while, on the next day, a convention of almost all the towns of Litchfield county resolved that the Stamp Act was unconstitutional, null, and void, and that business of all kinds should go on as usual. Then, too, the hum of domestic industry was heard more and more: young women would get together, and merrily and emulously drive the spinning wheel from sunrise till dark; and every day the humor spread for being clad in homespun. Hutchinson's Corr. 8 March, 1766. Cheered by the zeal of New England, the Sons of Liberty of New-York, under the lead of Isaac Sears and John Lamb, sent circular letters as far as South Carolina, inviting to the formation of a permanent continental union. Gordon, i. 199. But the summons was not waited for. The people of South Carolina grew more and more hearty against the Act. We are a very weak province, reasoned Christopher Gadsden, From an autograph letter of Christopher Gadsden to W. S. Johnson, 16 Apr
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 8., Genealogy of the Francis family, 1645-1903. (search)
1744. 44William; b. April 20, 1746. 45Thomas; b. July 15, 1748; m. Susanna Hill, July 11, 1771, in Cambridge. 46Aaron; b. Feb. 16, 1751. 47John; b. Sept. 28, 1753. Ebenezer; d. July 16, 1774. 12-21NATHANIEL, Jr.; m. Phebe Frost, daughter of Thomas, of Charlestown, April 12, 1751; children: 21-48Nathaniel; b. Oct. 13, 1752. 49Jonathan; b. Jan. 27, 1755. 50Stephen; b. July 25, 1757. 51Joseph; b. Aug. 8, 1759. 52Phebe; b. Sept. 13, 1761. 53Thomas; b. May 3, 1763. 54Caleb; b. March 8, 1766. 55Joshua; b. July, 1767; d. in Boston, Feb., 1812. 12-22BENJAMIN Francis; m. 1st, Lydia Converse (published in Charlestown, March 11, 1757), who d. Jan., 1788; 2d, Sarah Hall, Oct. 20, 1768, and d. June 5, 1798; children: 22-56Benjamin; b. Sept. 6, 1759; d. in Baltimore. 57James. 58William; lived in Newburyport. 59Convers; b. July 14, 1766; lived in Wayland. 60Ebenezer. 61Simon. 62Nathaniel. 63Stephen. 64Sarah; m. John Bound of Middletown. 65Lydia; m. Job. Wyeth of Cambridg