£4 10s Od, plus £1 17s 4d; total £6 7s 4d.
John Parris, b. about 1750, in Middleboro, Mass.; m. June 16, 1773,
Mrs. Desire Briggs of Berkley, Mass.
Moses Parris, b. about 1752, in Middleboro, Mass.; m. Sabra Pierce.
Samuel Parris, b. about 1755, in Middleboro, Mass.; m. Dec. 6, 1780,
Rebecca Russell; 2d Sylvia Chase, Dec. 18, 1788.
* Plym. 'Reg. of Deeds, Vol. 62, Page 226, John Parris, Jr., of Mid-
dleboro. To Wm. Clapp of Scituate sells farm whereon I now dwell
in 46 lot, 3d allt of sixteen shilling piece. Mid., 29 July, 1784.
Moses Parris*^, son of John and Lydia (Samson) Parris; m.
Sabra Pierce, 1783.
Sylvanus Parris, b. Aug. 12, 1783, in Middleboro.
Elkanah Parris, b. June 30, 1789, in Middleboro; m. May 18, 1817,
Lurania Hathaway of Freetown, Mass.
Elias Parris, b. Sept. 5, 1792, in Middleboro.
Sylvanus Parris'^, son of Moses and Sabra (Pierce) Parris; m.
Moses Parris, b. June 6, 1807, in Middleboro, Mass.; m. Dec. 29,
1830, Cyntha R. Bassett of Middleboro. Child: Eunice E.,
b. Sept. 10, 1842, in Middleboro.
Abner Parris, b. Nov. 20, 1808, in Middleboro, Mass.
Sabery P. Parris, b. July 17, 1814, in Middleboro, Mass.
Elias Parris'^, son of Moses and Sabra (Pierce) Parris; m. May
11, 1817, Experience Combs of Middleboro, Mass.
522 tilson genealogy.
Elias Parris, b. Jan. 19, 1819, in Middleboro; m. Nov. 22, 1840,
Nancy Hathaway, and had p]lias M., b. Aug. 29, 1841, and
Stephen C, b. Sept. 26, 1843.
Experience Parris, b. perliaps 1822, in Middleboro. Pub. J.une 22^
1844, to Sam'l Chase.
Isaac Parris, son of ; m. June 24, 1777, Phebe Pierce of
TcQ Q(> Pfims b
Job Parris, b. April 11, 1790; m. July 14, 1811, Susanna Tucker of
William Carpenter Parris, b. July 31, 1812, in Middleboro; m. June
29, 1835, Sabrey P. Parris, dau. of Sylvanus. Children:
Sylvanus Tucker Parris, b. March 6, 1836; Wm. James, b.
March 14, 1838.
Isaac Parris2, son of Isaac and Phebe (Pierce) Parris; m. May
30, 1801, Priscilla Pierce of Middleboro.
Isaac Pierce Parris, b. June 28, 1805.
Sarah Eeed Parris, b. Oct. 30, 1806. Pub. to Ezra Smith.
Isaac Parris^, son of Isaac^ and Priscilla (Pierce) Parris; m.
July 8, 1821, Sarah Richmond of Taunton, Mass.
Le^d Pierce Parris, b. July 20, 1824, in Middleboro.
Samson Parris, son of ; m. Oct. 5, 1800, Patience Pierce of
Phebe Parris, b. Aug. 11, 1801, in Middleboro, Mass.; m. March 6^
1826, Nehemiah Demaranville.
Elisha Parris, b. Sept. 4, 1804, in Middleboro, Mass.
Patience Parris, b. May 22, 1806, in IMiddloboro, Mass.
Stephen Parris, b. March 23, 1808, in Middleboro, Mass.
Lois Pickens Parris, b. June 21, 1810, in Middleboro, Mass.
Abigail Parris, b. Nov. 30, 1812, in Middleboro, Mass.
Lurania Parris, b. June 15, 1817, in Middleboro, Mass.
Elizabeth ParrisS (Thomas^, John2, Thomas^) b. Feb. 27,
1703-4, dau. of Thomas and Abigail (Rogers) Parris; m. Oct. 16,
1729, Ebenezer Bonney of Pembroke, Mass., b. Feb. 2, 1700; d. Dec.
29, 1762. She d. Nov. 13, 1788; buried at Fern Hill Cem., Hanson,
tilson genealogy. 523:.
Abigail Bonney, b. 1730.
David Bonney, b. ; unm. Letters of Adm, to his father, March,
Mary Bonney, b.
Sarah Bonney, b.
Elizabeth Bonney, b. 1739.
Ebenezer Bonney, b. 1745.
Benjamin Bonney, b.
Ebenezer Bonney, b. 1745, son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Par-
ris) Bonney; m. April 25, 1790, Rachel Stetson, b. Oct. 21, 1756; d..
May 2, 1846. He d. March 6, 1813, Fern Hill Cem. He lived on
Indian Head street, Hanson. The property went to son-in-laws,.
Warren and Abel Bourne. John T. Bourne had his father's part,
after his death. It was divided in the family of 0. L. Gurney.
Rachel Bonney, b. Feb. 1, 1791; m. Warren Bourne.
Ebenezer Bonney, b. May, 1795; unm.; d. May 22, 1839.
Elizabeth Bonney, b. June 20, 1797; m. Abel Bourne.
Abigail Bonney, b. 1730, dau. of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Par-
ris) Bonney; m. 1754, Jacob Hill, b. 1715, of East Bridgewater,
Mass. He d. 1804. She d. 1781. He was son of Ebenezer and;
grandson of Jonathan Hill, who was living in 1706.
Hezekiah Hill, b. 1754, in E. Bridgewater, Mass.; went to Maine.
Jacob Hill, b. 1756, in E. Bridgewater, Mass.
Susanna Hill, b. 1759, in E. Bridgewater, Mass.
Abigail Hill, b. 1761, in E. Bridgewater, Mass.
Eleazer Hill, b. 1764, in E. Bridgewater, Mass.; went to Maine.
Jacob Hill, b. 1756, son of Jacob and Abigail; m. 1780, Annie-
Tribou ; d. 1823, age 65. He d. 1827, age 70. Children : Leonard
Hill, b. 1788; Bela Hill, b. 1790; Bezer, b. 1792. Bela Hill lived'
on that part of the farm where his grandfather, Jacob, b. 1715,
built a house on site of where his g. g. son, Henry G. Hill, lived near
R. R. station at Elmwood, Mass.
Sarah Bonney, dau. of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Parris) Bonney;:
m. 1762 Nathan Hartwell of E. Bridgewater, Mass.
Nathan Hartwell, b. 1763; m. 1789, Sally Ripley of Plympton, Mass.
Mary b. ; m. 1781, Abner Shirley; Susanna b. ; m. Asa^
Elizabeth Bonney, b. 1739, dau. of Ebenezer and Elizabetk
(Parris) Bonney; m. 1757, Samuel Whitman of East Bridgewater..
524 TILSO>r GENEALOGY.
Slie d. 177G, age 37. Tlie family moved to Cummington, Mass. The
father of the following children became a Baptist and was plunged at
the age of 94; d. 1825, age 95. He m. 2d widow, Sarah Waterman of
Halifax, Mass., and had several children.
Children of 1st Wife:
•James Wliitman, b. 1760.
David Whitman, b. 1762; went to Lyme, N. H.
Samuel Whitman, b. 1764; unm.
Abel ^Vlntman, b. 1766; went to Frankfort, Me.
Beza Whitman, b. 1773.
Moses Parris^, (Thomas^, John^, Thomas^) son of Thomas and
Abigail (Eogers) Parris, b. June 9, 1707; m. Mary Bosworth and
moved to Middleboro, Mass. The following from Middleboro Rec-
ords: Moses Parris, Pub. Oct. 5, 1752, to Sarah May of Halifax,
Ann Parris'*, (Thomas^, John^, Thomas^) dau. of Thomas and
Abigail (Rogers) Parris; m. Edward May. It is said five daus.
Mercy Parris'*, (Thomas^, John^, Thomas') dau. of Thomas
and Abigail (Rogers) Parris; m. Mark Keith of Easton, Mass.
Thomas PARRIS^ (Thomas^, John2, Thomas^) b. May 8, 1701,
son of Thomas and Abigail (Rogers) Parris; m. 1724, Hannah
Gannett of Scituate, Mass., b. March 28, 1702. She d. Aug. 4, 1770.
He d. Sept. 2, 1786.
Thomas Parris, b. 1725, in Pembroke, Mass.; m. Rebecca Hay ward.
Elkanah Parris, b. , in Pembroke, Mass. ; m. Grace Mott.
Benjamin Parris, b. Aug. 27, 1731, in Pembroke, Mass.; m. Mil-
li scent Keith.
Matthew Parris, b. , in Pembroke, Mass. ; d. at age of 15.
There is nothing by which we can locate the home of Thomas
Parris, Jr., b. 1701, from the time of his marriage to 1740, but it
is presumed that he lived at his fathers home at Pembroke Center.
In 1740 he purchased land and built a dwelling which is now tlie
Pembroke Town farm. In 1760 his lands extended from near Mt.
Pleasant Cem. north to the street at Oldham Pond on both sides of
the road, and bounded from Indian Head Pond to Great Sandy Bot-
tom Pond. The following extract of deed gives the original tract
purchased and embraces the greater part of town farm. The house
now standing was built by Thomas Parris, probably soon after pur-
chasing the land in 1740. It was a one-story dwelling. In 1804 it
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was made two stories by his son Benjamin, with the purpose of hav-
ing a school in the upper part. He owned land in different parts
Book 34, page 177, Ply. Reg. of Deeds:
Thomas Little of Chilmark, son of Dr. Thomas Little of Plym-
outh, Mass., sells to Thomas Parris of Pembroke a certain tract of"
land, one hundred acres, in a place called Mattakeesett, in Pembroke,
bounded north or west by Josiah Foster's land; south by land for-
merly Job Eandall's, which they bought of Josiah Momontague and
Abigail, his wife ; west by Indian Head Pond and east by Great Sandy
Bottom Pond, being land Dr. Thomas Little bought of Josiah Mo-
montague and Abigail his wife. Dated May 13, 1740.
Vol. 30, page 30, Ply. Prob. :
I, Thomas Parris, of Pembroke, Co. Ply., yoeman. First of all,
I recommend my soul into the hands of God, who gave it, and my
body to the earth, to be buried in a decent Christian manner, at the
discretion of my executor named hereafter. I give unto my son
Thomas fifty pounds, to be paid within one year after my decease,
out of my personal estate if sufficient for it; if not, then to be other-
wise by my executor. I give to my son Elkhanah, fifty pounds, to be
also paid within one year after my decease. I give and bequeath to
my son Benjamin, whom I hereby constitute and appoint sole ex-
ecutor of this my last will and testament, the whole of my homestead
farm, lying on each side of the road; also my cedar swamp, lying^
in the Major's Purchase, which I had of Nath'l Bonney and others,
and all and singular my real and personal estate wherever it may
be. Item it is my will that what I give to each of my sons should
be given on condition that they do not bring any charge against
my estate, and if any, so much to be deducted of what I give; and
lastly I revoke all former wills. Thomas Parris.
Will made 20th Aug., 1786.
Oct. 2, 1706, will approved by Jos. Cushing, Judge of Prob. John
Tilson, Stephen Pichardson, bondsmen for Benj. Parris.
Elkanah Parris^, (Thomas^, Thomas^, John^, Thomas^) b. ,
son of Thomas and Hannah (Gannett) Parris; m. Feb., 1761, Grace
Mott of Scituate, Mass., and settled in Williamstown, Mass.
Micah Parris, b. ; d. in infancy.
Daniel Parris, b. Oct. 29, 1763, in Williamstown, Mass.
Hannah Parris, b. May 11, 1765, in Williamstown, Mass.
T)26 TILSON GENEALOGY.
raid) Pan-is, b. Sept. 2, 1766, in Williamstown, Mass.
Deborah Parris, b. Feb. 16, 1770, in Willianistown, Mass.
I'liaiikFul Parris, b. in Willianistown, Mass.
iruUlab Parris, b. in Willianistown, Mass.
Phebe Parris, b. in Willianistown, Mass.
Cliloe Parris, b. in Willianistown, Mass.
These births were copied from R. H. Cook's Manuscript of Wil-
lianistown Notes, pages 330-337, at Pittsfiekl, Mass.
Elkanah Parris was at Willianistown as early as 1753. On Dec.
13 of that year he was in the company of Capt. Elisha Chapin at
Fort Massachusetts and served a considerable time, probably to near
the close of the war. He returned to his native town, Pembroke,
and married his wife at Scituato, returning with her to AVilliams-
town. Soon after he built a house at the easterly part of the village,
near Green River. After the Peace of Paris, 1763, he became a
Quaker, and was the only family of that denomination in that town.
In 1765 he was part owner in a saw mill near his home, and owned
town lots 30 and 57, also 63. He was one of the proprietors of
Williamstown and moderator of meeting, April 13, 1770, and Dec.
17, 1771. About 1772 he built a dwelling at the "Hopper," near
tjireylock Mt., 5 miles southwest from the village, and moved from
his former house to it with his wife Grace and four children. The
irame of the house is white oak. The writer had the pleasure of
dining in it in 1909. It is now owned by Stephen Bacon, 3d, and
four generations of P)acons have dwelt in it. From the census of
1790 it is learned that Elkanah Paris was living wathin the borders
of Williamstown, whether at that place we cannot say. Owing to
church and town records being burned, very little can be got to
irace the early families of the town. No doubt much of the records
could have been restored by church and town through family bibles
and those then living. The lack of interest is no credit to Williams-
town that it cannot produce better church and town records. The
church was seeking to save souls, but could it not at the same time
restored a part of the lost records. So prominent a person as he was
in the affairs of Williamstown, it is strange that nothing can be
learned of wdiat became of the large family of children and of the
going out from this world of the parents, Elkanah and Grace Parris.
Census of 1790: Elkanah Parris, 2 males over 16 yrs., 1 male
xinder 16, 6 females.
At a meeting of the proprietors of Williamstown, lawfully warned
and held at the Meeting House in said town, on the 13th day of
April, 1770. Voted to choose Elkanah Parris moderator. Voted
not to lay out another division of land. Voted to build two pews in
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the east end of the Meeting House. Voted not to accept the Meet-
ing House as finished. Voted not to relay the meadow lots and
fifty acre lots. Not voted.
At a meeting of the proprietors, lawfully warned and held at the
Meeting House in Williamstown, Dec. 17, 1771: Voted and chose
Elkanah Parris moderator. Voted not to revoke any votes past the
22d of Nov., A. D. 1771. Voted not to allow those proprietors and
settlers liberty to settle. Voted in the negative. Also voted not to
plan nor lay out their common land. 3d, voted in the negative. 4th,
voted in the negative. 5th, voted to call proprietors' meeting for-
mally. 6th, voted in the negative. 7th, in the negative. 8th, in the
negative. 9th, voted and chose Isaac Stratton, Jonathon Meach,
William Hosford, committee to settle with the proprietors' treas-
urer and dissolved. Test., Wm. Hosford, Pro. Clerk.
Berkshire Co. Eecords, book 13, page 481 :
Isaac Searles to Elkanah Parris for fifteen pounds. One-quarter
part of a saw mill standing on Green Eiver in Williamstown, a dis-
tance up said river from the south east corner of house lot No, 57.
22 Feb., 1765. Isaac Searls.
Elkanah Parris to Dr. Jacob Meach, Sept. 2, 1768.
Part of Lot 57 in Williamstown, Mass., beg. at north east corner
of said lot, thence running by the town street twenty rods; thence
south-easterly, bearing so much to the west as to take two acres of
said lot, reserving to myself only the privilege of a road one rod wide
above the bank from the logway northward to accommodate the mill
that is now standing or mills hereafter built for one quarter part
of said mill or mills, and also the privilege to lay the logs that are
brought to be sawed at said mill, and no more; and also liberty
below the bank to stick up the boards and timber that shall be sawed
by said quarter of the mill or mills and carry ye same.
Book 6, page 289, Berkshire Co. Eecords, Pittsfield, Mass.
Elkanah Parris to Theodore Boardman, for five pounds : One-
half of quarter part of a mill spot and dam standing on Green Eiver,
a little distance up the said river from the southeast corner of the
house lot No. 57, with all the profit privileges and commodities be-
longing to same, with the privilege of the stream to build or rebuild.
The one-half of the remains that I bought of Searls and all that I
reserved to myself on house lot No. 57, viz., mill road and yard.
Aug. 31, 1780. Book 13, page 480. Sworn to May 23, 1781.
528 TILSON GENEALOGY.
Book 6, page 481, Berkshire Co. Records. :
Asa Johnson to Elkanah Parris, botli of Williamstown, in con-
sideration of eight pounds. Land in coninion. 'I'hat is the undivided
right belonging to liouse lot No. 37, in Williamstown. March 31,
Elkanah Parris to James T.usk. fifty acres, lot 20, 1st div. in favor
of lot 63, for three hundred pounds. May 22, 1781.
Benjamin Parris^, (Thomas'*, Tliomas-^, John^, Thomas^) b.
Aug. 27, 1731, son of Thomas and Hannah (Gannett) Paris: m.
July 4, 1753, Milliscent Keith, b. Feb. 17, 1731, dau. of Josiah and
Euth (Manly) Keith of Easton, Mass., and g. grand, dau. of Kev.
James Keith, the first minister of Bridgewater, Mass.
Sarah Parris, b. April 2, 1754, in Pembroke, Mass.; m. Benjamin
Samuel Parris, b. Aug. 31, 1755, in Pembroke, Mass.; m. Sarah
Matthew Parris, b. Sept. 29, 1757, in Pembroke, Mass.; ni. .Mercy
Josiah K. Parris, b. Aug. 30, 1760, in Pembroke, Mass.; m. Experi-
Euth Parris, b. Dec. 12, 1762, in Pembroke, Mass.; m. Mark An-
Dan Parris, b. Nov. 25, 1764, in Pembroke, Mass.; m. Parnel Eipley.
Martin Parris, b. April 10, 1766, in Pembroke, Mass.; m. Julia
Mercy Parris, b. Sept. 18, 1768, in Pembroke, Mass.; m. David Stur-
tevant and Thomas Turner.
Benjamin I'arris was of a commanding type — tall, erect, broad
shoulders, swarthy features and dignified; of great natural ability,
a student and successful school teacher in many towns in Massa-
chusetts and Maine. He was a surveyor and practical business man
in the localities where he resided. It is most likely after marriage
that he resided at his father's liouse and four of his children born
there. In 1760 he bought of his father 31 acres of land beginning
at and on north side of Almshouse Hill, Mattakecsett street, Pem-
broke, and running north to Foster street and west so as to include
all the upland and cranberry bogs of Foster and Lewis. He built
a dwelling soon and four of his children were born there. In 1761
lie bought an interest in the Easton Furnace, but continued to live
in Pembroke until 1773, when he sold his farm to Charles Bisbee
and bought a farm same year at Halifax, Mass., near Eobbins Pond.
He was a school teacher in that town and moderator at town meet-
ings. Soon after the marriage of his son Dan, 1789, he returned
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to Pembroke on the farm where his father lived, which was conveyed
to him by will and is now the Pembroke town farm. His wife d.
there Dec. 6, 1814. He d. Nov. 18, 1815. Both are buried at Pem-
broke Center Cem.
Vol. 47, page 441, Ply. Prob. Extract of will of Benj. Parris of
Pembroke, Co. Ply., Mass., yeoman :
First, I give to my loving wife, Milliscent Parris, improvement
of one-third of my property, both real and personal, during her
widowhood. To my son, Samuel Parris, Esq., I give two hundred
dollars. To my son Josiah Parris, gent, I give two hundred dol-
lars. To my son Dan I give a maple desk, my wearing apparel and
the one-half of a pew in Halifax Meeting House, with all that he
has heretofore had. To my dau., Ruth Andrews, I give one hundred
dollars. To my dau. Mercy Turner I give twenty cents, together
with what she has already had. To my grandson, Alexander Parris,
I give one hundred dollars. To my grand dau., Hannah G. Crooker,
I give fifty dollars. To my son, Martin Parris, Esq., I give the
residue of my estate, both real and personal, which I now own or
possess or shall own or possess at my decease. To him, his heirs
and assigns forever, together with what I have given to my wife
(after she has done with the improvements), he paying out the
above legacies in two years after my wife has done with the improve-
ments. I also appoint him executor. I declare this to be my last
will and testament, revoking all heretofore made. -d p
George Keith, Junr.,
The above will was made April, 1807.
Approved Jan 1, 1816, Joshua Thomas, Judge of Probate.
Conveyed by Thomas Little to Thomas Parris, May 13, 1740, 100
acres. It was willed to his son, Benjamin Parris, and deeded to his
son, Martin Parris.
Vol. 150, pages 84 and 85, Ply. Reg. Deed of Pembroke town
Know all men by these presents that we, Sylvanus Fuller and
Stafford Sturtevant, both of Halifax, in the County of Plymouth,
yeomen, in consideration of the sum two thousand six hundred and
fifty dollars, paid by David Oldham, Junr., Simeon Chandler, George
Dwelley, Benjamin Barker, Anthony Collamore, Samuel Brown,
Thomas Turner, Micah Foster, Alden Briggs, Isaac Hatch, Elisha
K. Josselyn, Nathaniel Loring, Josiah Hatch, Joshua B. Ford and
Haviland Torrey, agents for the inhabitants of the town of Pem-
broke, in said county, the receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge.
530 TILSON GENEALOGY.
do hereby give, grant, bargain, sell and convey unto the said David
Simeon, Ceorge, Benjamin, Anthony, Isaac, Elisha K., Nathaniel,
Josiali, Joshua B. and llaviland to and for the use of the said in-
habitants of Pembroke aforesaid, and to their heirs and assigns for-
ever, a certain piece of land or farm lying in said Pembroke, with
the buildings tliereon, containing one hundred and sixty acres, be
the same more or less, being all that part of the farm that we
bought of Martin Parris, excepting that part of the same that we
this day sold to Micah Foster, and bounded as follows : On the
north by land of Luther Rowland ; on the northwesterly by the land
of Micah Foster; westerly by Indian Head Pond until it comes to
the land this day sold to Micah Foster, thence by the land sold to
the said Micah Foster until it comes to the land now owned by
Martin Parris and occupied by Coomes House, thence by the land
occupied by said House and the land of Luther Howland to Sandy
Bottom Pond, thence northerly by said pond to the said Rowland's
land on the north. Also a wood lot lying in said Pembroke con-
taining thirty acres, more or less, bounded on the north by the land
of Bela Reed, easterly by the land of Nathaniel Smith and Edward
Smith and Kilborn Wliitman; southerly by the land of Simeon
Chandler, Charles Holmes and Micah Foster, and south-westerly by
the land of Samuel Briggs, Junr., being the same wood lot that we
bought of Martin Parris. To have and to hold the afore granted
and bargained premises with all the privileges and appuitenances
thereof to said inhabitants of said Pembroke, their hoirs and assigns,
that we are lawfully seized in fee of the premises, that they are
free of all incumbrances, that we have good right to sell and convey
the same to the said inhabitants, their heirs and assigns forever,
against the lawful claims and demands of all persons. In witness
whereof we, the said Sylvanus Fullar and Stafford Sturtevant and
I, Priscilla Fullar, and I, Mercy Sturtevant, wives of said Sylvanus
Fuller and Stafford Sturtevant, do hereby give up our right of dower
and power of thirds in the above described premises and l^ave here-
unto set our hands and seals, this twelfth day of June, in the year
of our Lord eighteen hundred and twenty-three.
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us: Isaac B. Barker,
Phebe C. Tilson, Cephas Bryant. Stafford Sturtevant.
Plymouth, ss.,- 12th day of June, 1<S2;5. Then the above named
Stafford Sturtevant and Sylvanus Fuller personally appeared and
acknowledged the above instrument by them subscribed, to be their
free act and deed. Before me,
Isaac B. Barker, Justice of the Peace.
Eec'd Aug. 5, 1823, and recorded, pr. Rossiter Cotton, Regr.
TILSON GENEALOGY. 531
The above property was conveyed to Sylvanus Fuller and Stafford
Sturtevant by Martin Parris, Jan. 21, 1823. No course or distance
Vol. 149, page 123, Ply. Eecords. Copied by Mercer V. Tilson,
April 14, 1909.
Vol. 44, Page 27, Plym. Reg. of Deeds. Benjamin Parris, Pem.,
to Dan Parris of Halifax, June 28, 1802. Estimation one hundred
acres, with buildings thereon, which is in the Majors Purchase in Hal-
ifax, Mass., which Benjamin Parris bought of Seth and Thomas
Leach; also a piece adjoining in Bridgewater, which he bought of
James Wade, one acre and quarter; also cedar swamp part in Pem-
broke, part in Halifax, bought of Josiah Keen of Pembroke, reference
tc other deed for description.
Vol. 98, Page 136, Benjamin Parris to Simeon Bearse, Pem. —
28 acres, excepting so much as Thomas Parris, my father, sold to
Joshua Turner; excepting also the Widow Abigail Bearse right of
dower in s'd land; dated Jan. 11, 1803. Reference for description.
Benjamin Parris, Private, Capt. Weston's Co., at Gurnet, Plym-
outh Harbor, 1775.
List of men credited to Kingston, Mass., in Rev. service, found
among papers of Gen. Goodwin of Plymouth, is Benjamin Parris.
Mar. 6, 1786, Halifax voted to have Benjamin Parris as school
teacher for the ensuing year, and pay him thirty-six pounds for the
May 15, 1786, Benjamin Parris was chosen Moderator of s'd town
meeting. Nov. 6, 1786, Benjamin Parris chosen Moderator of s'd
town meeting. (Halifax Records.)
Thomas Parris^, (Thomas^, Thomas^, John^, Thomas^) b. 1725,
son of Thomas and Hannah (Gannett) Parris; m. Rebecca Hayward,
and settled in East Bridgewater, Mass. He d. 1797; she d. 1806, age
Benjamin Parris, b. in East Bridgewater, Mass. ; d. in infancy.
Benjamin Parris, b. 1753, in East Bridgewater, Mass.
Thomas Parris, b. 1758, in East Bridgewater, Mass.; perished in snow