, John (otherwise written Talcot
, Tailcott, Taylcot, and Taylcott), was one of the earliest inhabitants, and resided on the easterly corner of Brattle and Ash streets; he was a large land-holder, and a man of energy and influence; he was one of the first Board of Selectmen 1634-5, and a Representative or Deputy in the first General Court which admitted Deputies or Committees, as they were first styled 1634, and was reflected to the same office the two succeeding years; he rem. with Hooker
1636, and was one of the leading men of that town and of the Connecticut Colony
; Selectman 1643, 1644, and 1648; Deputy to the General Court 1637– 1639; frequently an Assistant; and a Commissioner of the United Colonies, 1656, 1657, 1658, 1662, and 1663. ‘He was the ancestor of the Talcotts in Hartford
, and of the former Attorney-general of the State of New York
, John, by w. Katherine
, had Joseph
, b. about 1651.
John the f. went to England
in 1671, as a special messenger of the Church
, to accompany the Rev. Urian Oakes
across the Atlantic
In this mission he contracted a debt which afterwards subjected him to inconvenience.
of his services, the Church
subsequently granted him five pounds. He was the Butler of Harvard College, and perhaps performed other services for that corporation.
His epitaph, now somewhat mutilated, bears testimony to his worth: ‘Here lyes the body of John Taylor
, aged 73 years, deceased September 6th. 1683.
He was a useful man in his generation, a lover of piety, a lover of learning, a faithful servant of Harvard Colledg about 40 years.’
According to the Town
Records he d. 7 Sept. 1683.
His w. Katherine
d. between 21 Sept. and 7 Nov. 1685.
2. Joseph, s. of John (1), grad.
H. C. 1669, was fellow of the College
1673, was ordained at Southampton, L. I.
, Mar. 1680, and d. 4 Ap. 1682, a. about 31.
He left sons John
H. C. 1699, styled ‘of Southampton
in 1700; and Joseph
, a tailor, who was of Southampton
They sold in 1702 the homestead, formerly of their grandfather, to Francis Foxcroft
; it contained three acres, and was on the southeasterly side of Kirkland Street.
, by w. Sarah, had William
, b. 21 Aug. 1676.
Ann, m. William Clemance
3 Ap. 1660.
, Samuel, by w. Hannah
, had Hannah
, b. 9 Oct. 1645, m. John Holmes
13 Sept. 1664, and d. before 16 Ap. 1682; Samuel
, b. 20 Oct. 1648.
Samuel the f. resided near the easterly corner of Mount Auburn Street, and Coolidge Avenue (which until 1754 was included in Wat
.), was Deacon
, and Representative; d. 30 Nov. 1669.
2. Samuel, s. of Samuel (1), by w. Mary, had Mary
, b. 1 Aug. 1681, d. May 1682; Samuel
, b. 8 Ap. 1683, a weaver, d. s. p., and made Samuel, son of his brother Ebenezer, his principal heir by will dated 13 June 1753, proved 7 Feb. 1775; John
, b. 22 Jan. 1685-6, m. Elizabeth Morse
24 Oct. 1712, and d. 29 Feb. 1743-4; Anna
, b. 30 Ap. 1668, d. 22 July 1690; Mary
, b. 17 Sept. 1690, m. Joseph Child
8 July 1713; Hannah
, b. 10 Dec. 1692, d. unm.
3 Nov. 1741; Abigail
, b. 6 June 1694; Mercy
, b. 2 Jan. 1697-8; Sarah
, b. 30 Nov. 1699, d. unm.
13 June 1727; Ebenezer
, b. 17 Mar. 1703-4.
Samuel the f. inherited the homestead, was a Lieutenant, and d. 21 Oct. 1726; his w. Mary d. 17 Aug. 1725.
3. Ebenezer, s. of Samuel (2), m. Susanna Spring 27 Jan. 1731-2, and had Samuel
, bap. 5 Nov. 1732; Sarah
, b. 20 Feb. 1733-4, d. before 21 Ap. 1754; Mary
, b. 27 Dec. 1735, prob.
m. Elisha Goddard
23 May 1758; Ebenezer
, b. 20 Aug. 1737, d. Oct. 1741; Susanna
, b. 3 July 1739, d. Dec. 174–; Sarah
, b. 3 Oct. 1741, d. 3 Sept. 1749; Ebenezer
, b. 15 Jan. 1742-3, d 14 Sept. 174–. Ebenezer the f. was a weaver, res. on the homestead, and d. about 1753; administration granted to w. Susanna 26 Feb. 1753, and on her estate, to son Samuel, 21
4. Samuel, s. of Ebenezer (3), m. Mary Brown
of Lex. 3 Sept. 1753, and had Susanna
, bap. 18 May 1755, m. Jesse Putnam
13 Feb. 1776; Ebenezer
, bap. 28 Sept. 1759, d. young; Mary
, bap. 17 May 1767, m. Thomas Payson
12 May 1785, d. 1805; Elizabeth
, bap. 24 Mar. 1771, d. about 1792; Samuel
, bap. 7 July 1776; Ebenezer
, bap. 18 Oct. 1778, grad.
H. C. 1798, a lawyer in Thomaston, Me.
, m. Lucy F., dau. of Gen. Henry Knox
, and d. in 1841.
Samuel the f. inherited the homestead (which was sold by his heirs to Gov. Gerry
, 4 Ap. 1793), but during the latter part of his life resided on the westerly corner of Mount Auburn
and Brighton streets.
He was one of the most active citizens in the Revolutionary period, and succeeded Thomas Gardner
; he was Selectman, Treasurer
, and Representative, and while holding these several offices, died suddenly of apoplexy 27 June 1786; his w. Mary d. 7 Nov. 1815, a. 80.
5. Samuel, s. of Samuel (4), b. 1 July 1776, grad.
H. C. 1798, m. Sally Brown
Jan. 1800, and had Harriet Howard
, b. 28 May 1801; Elizabeth
, b. 1 Ap. 1803, d. Jan. 1827; Samuel
, b. 11 Feb. 1805; George Augustus
, b. 24 Aug. 1806; Benjamin Bussey
, b. 8 Oct. 1809, grad.
Bowdoin College 1826, d. July 1840.
Samuel the f. was a lawyer, settled in Warren, Me.
, in 1800, after a short residence in New Gloucester; was a member of Congress 1801-1805, Sheriff
1814-1821, Representative 1824, etc. He d. 18 July 1872, a. 96 years and 17 days. At the time of his decease he had been
for several years the oldest lawyer in Maine
, the oldest ex-member of Congress, and the oldest surviving graduate of Harvard College.
, Rev. William
, of Braintree
, m. Ann, wid. of Simon Crosby
, before 1646.
, of Boston
, a merchant, m. Elizabeth
, wid. of Rev. Nathaniel Upham
, and dau. of John Stedman
, 27 Ap. 1669.
They had, in Camb., Elizabeth
, b. 29 Jan. 1669-70, d. young; and in Boston
, b. 26 Oct. 1671, m. Samuel Shove
16 Nov. 1692, and Samuel Burr
of Chs. 16 Dec. 1700, and d. 20 Feb. 1701-2; Henry
, b. 23 Oct. 1673, d. in Camb
17 Sept. 1690; Alice
, b. 8 Sept. 1677, d. young.
After Mr. Thompson
's death his wid. m. John Sharp, also a merchant, whom she survived, and d. in Camb
9 Mar. 1699-1700.
3. Alexander, by w. Martha, had Samuel
, b. 13 Oct. 1744; John
, b. 31 May 1748.
4. Ebenezer, by w. Rhoda
, had Ebenezer
, b. 5 Mar. 1795; Hannah Locke
b. 22 Mar. 1797.
Lois, m. Samuel Chandler
19 Ap. 1759.
, m. Richard Hunnewell
21 June 1764, and d. 19 Feb. 1806.
, Daniel, m. Mary, dau. of Robert Stedman
, 1 Ap. 1674, and had Daniel
, b. 11 Ap. 1676.
removed soon, for they sold to John Stedman, Jr.
, 2 Nov. 1676 all right in the estate of Robert Stedman
, deceased, and the name disappears.
, John (otherwise written Teed
and Tead), was of Chs. 1644, and had sons John
. Perhaps he was the same who d. at Woburn
24 Ap. 1657.
2. John, s. of John (1), m. Rebecca Wood
14 Ap. 1650, and had in Woburn
, b. 21 Sept. 1652, m. Joseph Smith
. 1 Dec. 1674; John
, b. 26 Feb. 1654; Mary
, b. 13 Nov. 1656, m. Joshua Simonds
of Lex.; Samuel
, b. 16 June 1659, d. unm.
9 May 1699; Joseph
, b. 20 Jan. 1660, Daniel
, b. about 1662; Rebecca
, b. about 1665, m. Thomas Blodgett
and res. in Lex. John the f. rem.
to the Farms
about 1686, and d. 12 Ap. 1703, a. 78; his w. Rebecca d. 10 Jan. 1717, a. 92.
3. Joseph, s. of John (2), res. at the Farms
, and by w. Mary had Mary
, b. 21 Jan. 1704-5; Joseph
, b. 15 May 1707; Samuel
, b. 29 May 1709; Sarah
, b. 19 Nov. 1711; Betty
, b. 29 May 1714; Mercy
, b.——, m. David Cutler
His w. Mary d. 9 Jan. 1716-17, and he m. a second Mary, who survived him ten days. He d. 26 Dec. 1730, a. 69; and she d. 5 Jan. 1730-31, a. 59.
4. Daniel, s. of Joseph (2), res. at the Farms
, and by w. Lydia had Daniel
. Daniel the f. d. 29 Nov. 1696; his w. Lydia d. 14 Aug. 1727, a. 55.
5. Joseph, s. of Joseph (3), by w. Dorothy
, b. 7 Jan. 1732; Joseph
, b. 11 May 1734; Ebenezer
, b. 16 Aug. 1737, removed to New Braintree; Sarah
, b. 8 Mar. 1739; Benjamin
, b. 21 June 1742; John
, b. 26 Oct. 1749.
Joseph the f. resided in Lex., and d. 18 Sept. 1773, a. 66; his w. Dorothy
d. 23 Oct. 1790, a. 78.
6. Daniel, s. of Daniel (4), m. Hepzibah, dau. of Capt. William Reed
, 9 Ap. 1724, and had a son, b. 22 and d. 24 Jan. 1724-5; Daniel
, b. 26 Feb. 1725-6; Amos
, b. 12 Jan. 1728-9; Hepzibah
, b. 22 Aug. 1730, m. Jonas Wyeth
29 Mar. 1753; Lydia
, b. 6 July 1732; John
, b. 13 Sept. 1734, d. 27 Nov. 1743; William
, b. 11 July 1736; Abigail
, b. 12 Jan. 1737-8; Samuel
, b. 12 Jan. 1740-41; Betty
, b. 24 Oct. 1742.
Daniel the f. resided in Lex., and d. 16 Jan. 1776; his w. Hepzibah d. 11 Ap. 1777, a. 71.
7. William, s. of Daniel (6), d. at Lex. 25 Dec. 1826, a. 91; his w. Ruth Munroe
d. 14 May 1839, a. 97.
They had only one child, Ruth
, bap. 11 Jan. 1767, m. Nathan Chandler
4 Oct. 1785, and d. 15 Sept. 1846.
, Timothy, owned land south of the river in 1635.
He was probably the same who was of Lynn
in 1633, and a Representative.
If he removed here, he appears to have returned to Lynn
, William (otherwise written Town and Towen), was an early inhabitant.
By w. Martha he had Peter
, b. in England
, and Mary
, b. here
Sept. 1637, and admitted to the Church
4 Nov. 1659; his residence was on the easterly side of Dunster Street, between Harvard Square and Mount Auburn Street, until about 1653, when he sold his homestead to the widow Banbrick
, and bought of David Stone
the estate at the easterly corner of Garden and Mason streets; he was long the Sexton of the Church
He d. 30 Mar. (or Ap.; Sewall
says he was buried 1 May) 1685, a. 80; his w. Martha d. 20 Jan. 1673-4.
2. Peter, s. of William (1), was by trade a cooper, and had w. Joanna
in 1687, and a second w. Elizabeth
, but no children; he resided on the S. W. corner of Winthrop and Brighton streets; he was Constable five years between 1668 and 1694, and Selectman 1695.
He d. 2 Nov. 1705, a. (according to his gravestone) 72 years and 10 months; his w. Elizabeth
was living in Braintree
4 Mar. 1723-4, when she sold her life-estate in the property of her husband.
By his will, dated 28 May 1705, Mr. Towne
seems to have been both a slaveholder and an abolitionist.
He ordered that his three negro slaves should become free; one was to be free as soon as he should recover from his sickness, and in the meantime to be carefully provided for; one in four years, and the third, who was young, in seven years. Each of his slaves was to receive a legacy of ten pounds on the day of his freedom.
A legacy of three pounds was bestowed on a former slave.
After the death of his wife, who was to have a life-estate in his property, he bequeathed his estate to his cousins, John Howard
, Nathaniel Howard
, Joseph Howard
, Elisha Howard
, and Mary Mitchell
, all of Bridgewater
,--with the special provision that Joseph Howard
should have twenty pounds more than either of the other legatees, if he would make his slave, Stephen, free; otherwise he should have no part of the real estate
, which was appraised at £ 307. This provision was probably complied with; for the heirs of Joseph, having acquired the rights of the other legatees, sold the real estate
8 Mar. 1723-4 to John Bradish
, son of Thomas
, was born at Dorchester
about 1636, and baptized 1638.
He m. Margaret, dau. of Major Humphrey Atherton
, 30 Dec. 1659; she d. 17 Aug. 1672, and he m. Margaret, dau. of Deac.
, 30 Jan. 1674.
His children were, in Dorchester
, b. 12 Oct. 1660, m. John Mirick
9 Feb. 1681-2; Mindwell
, b. 20 June 1662, m. Jonathan Fuller
2 May 1684; and in Camb., John
, b. 22 May 1664, m. Sarah——; Margaret
, b. 30 Ap. 1666, m. Hon. Ebenezer Stone
18 Mar. 1686; Thankful
, b. 4 Mar. 1667-8, m. Deac.
, b. 11 June 1670, m.——Stedman; Hannah
, b. 15 June 1672, m. John Greenwood
, b. 1 Nov. 1675, m. Samuel Wilson
, b. 10 Dec. 1677; Deliverance
, b. 30 Dec. 1679, m. Eleazar Ward
, b. 1682, m. Hannah
, dau. of Abraham Jackson
, and d. 1714; William
, b. 1684, m. Sarah——, and d. 1744; Abigail
, b. 11 Ap. 1687; Caleb
, b. 7 Nov. 1692, grad.
H. C. 1710, ordained at Groton
2 Mar. 1714-15, m. Sarah, dau. of Thomas Oliver
, 10 Mar. 1714-15, by whom he had Oliver
, b. 16 May 1716, d. 28 Sept. 1723, and afterwards In. Hannah, dau. of Rev. Nehemiah Walter
, by whom he had four sons and four daughters, and d. 9 Sept. 1760.
James the f. rem.
to that part of Camb
which is now Newton
about 1664, was Lieutenant
of the Writs, and Deac.
of the Church
; he was also a Representative of Newton
1700, 1703, and a Selectman of the Village nine years from 1679.
He d. 22 May 1717, a. 81; his w. Margaret d. 16 Sept. 1727, a. 78.
, s. of James (1), m.——, and had John
; he m. (2d) Mary Goffe
, dau. of Edward and granddaughter of Samuel, and had Edmund
, b. 1709, H. C. 1728, an eminent lawyer, Attorney-general
of the Superior Court, Representative and Councillor, m. Martha, dau. of Hon. Jonathan Remington
, 15 Mar. 1737-8, and d. s. p. 2 Ap. 1793;1
his w. Martha d. 31 July 1772; Lydia
, b. 1710, m. Richard Dana
, 31 May 1737, was mother of Chief Justice Dana
, and d. at Newton
7 Ap. 1776;
, b. 1715, m. Ebenezer Chamberlin
Thomas the f. m. (3d) Susanna——, and had Abigail
, b.——; he is styled, on the Probate Records
, both of Newton
and of New London; he d. about 1725.
Guardians were appointed to his children 7 Mar. 1725; his w. Susanna m. William Boddington
and removed to Framingham
before 15 Ap. 1730.
3. John, s, of Thomas
(2), m. Mehetabel Eaton
where he had Mehetabel
, b. 26 Jan. 1725-6, m.——Gates; Mary
, b. 27 July 1728, m. Amos Gates
28 Nov. 1744; John
, b. 22 May 1730; Lydia
, b. 24 Dec. 1731, m. Ralph Hemenway
7 Jan. 1752; Thomas
, b. 1 Ap. 1734; Ruth
, b. 3 Mar. 1736, m. Peter Rice
John the f d. 19 May 1762; his w. Mehetabel d. Mar. 1777.
4. John, s. of John (3), resided at Framingham
, m. Margaret Farrar
27 Mar. 1751, and had John
, b. 12 Feb. 1752; Peggy
, b. 17 Mar. 1754, m. Abel Stone
, and (2d) John Jones
, b. 20 Feb. 1756; Mary
, b. 10 July 1758, m. Luther Stone
, b. 8 Feb. and d. 6 May 1772; Daniel
, b. 1 Feb. 1764; Martha
, b. 7 Oct. 1766, m. Dr. Gambell
, b. 7 and d. 18 Feb. 1769; Lydia
, b. 4 Oct. 1770, d. young; Nelly
, twin, b. 4 Oct. 1770, m. Aaron P. Edgell
John the f. was a Colonel Selectman
, and Treasurer; he d. 22 May 1807, a. 77; his w. Margaret d. 6 Mar. 1774.
5. John, s. of John (4), was of Framingham
, m. Mary Bent 23 Ap. 1776, and had Edmund
, b. 30 Ap. 1777; John
, b. 12 June 1778; Josiah
, b. 28 Sept. 1785, a physician at Buffalo, N. Y.
, and was Mayor
of that City; William
, b. 20 June 1791.
John the f. was a Colonel, Selectman
, Treasurer, and Representative; he d. 1826; his w. Mary d. 1844, a. about 89.
For a more full account of this family in Framingham
, see Barry's Hist
6. John, s. of John (5), established himself as a merchant in Camb
before 6 May 1804, at which date he m. Sarah How of Framingham
, and had John H
., b. 9 May 1807; Sarah R
., b. 18 March 1809, m. Dr. Charles F. Chaplin
11 Nov. 1835; Mary E
., b. 22 June 1811, m. Newell Bent 19 June 1833; Charles S
., b. 20 July 1814.
John the f. d. 28 Jan. 1841; his w. Sarah d. 15 Oct. 1839, a. 59.
, Richard (otherwise written Trusedale, Trusdale
, Trusdel, and Trewsdale), freeman 1635, was of Boston
, butcher, and Deacon
of the First Church
; member of Third Church 1669.
He d. apparently without issue, before 1672, at which date his wid. Mary executed a will (proved 26 Nov. 1674), bestowing legacies on cousin William Emblin
, brother John Hood
, Richard, son of Samuel Trusdall
, £ 50, and William, son of William Gilbert
, £ 50. William Gilbert
presented the inventory ‘of the estate of Mrs. Mary Trusdall
, his late Ant,’ 30 Jan. 1674-5.
2. Samuel, nephew of Richard (1), m. Mary, dau. of John Jackson
, and had Richard
, b. 16 July 1672; Mary
, b. 30 Nov. 1673, m.——Foot; Samuel
, b. 13 Oct. 1675, m. Elizabeth
——, and d. at Newton
about 1731; Mindwell
, b. 31 Aug. 1676; Rebecca
, b. 25 Mar. 1678; Experience
, b. 8 Aug. 1680; Thomas
, b. 27 Ap. 1682; Ebenezer
, b. 1685.
Samuel the f. resided on the south side of the river (Newton
), and d. 2 Mar. 1695.
3. Richard, brother to Samuel (2), and brother-in-law to William Gilbert
, as is indicated by certain records in an old account-book formerly owned by Andrew Bordman
, m. Katherine Halton
29 May 1673, and had Elizabeth
, b. 10 Feb. 1673-4, m. Andrew Bordman
17 Dec. 1697, and d. 16 Aug. 1760; Richard
, b. 8 June 1675, ‘and was buried in the sea the 14th day of June 1675.’
Richard the f. ‘arrived at Boston
in New England
21 day of June 1675;’ he seems to have died soon afterwards, and his w. m.—— Greenleaf
, by whom she had Joseph
, and perhaps others; she survived her second husband, came to live with her son-in-law, Bordman
, in May 1705, and d. 28 Aug. 1712, aged 62.
, John, by w. Elizabeth
, had Elizabeth
, b. June 1638; John
, b. 4 Aug. 1641; Hannah
, b. 10 Dec. 1642; Mary
, b. 9 Feb. 1644-5; James
, b. 7 Dec. 1647.
John the f. was a ship-master, and resided on the southerly side of South Street, at its intersection with Holyoke Street; he removed to Chs. before May 1655, where he was living at the age of 80, as appears by his deposition dated 27 Ap. 1686.
his wid., d. at Chs. 1696, a. 86.