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Jan. 1838. He d. 13 May 1829 and his will 13 May 1829 was
pro. 20 July 1829. They had the following named children:

303. Sarah,' b. 2 Apr. 1790; m. Ebenezer B. Brush 8 May 1808.

304. Charles, b. 1 Mch. 1796; m. Sophia Luce 5 Mch. 1821.

305. Nathaniel Tobey, b. 12 May 1797; d. 13 Mch. 1822.

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306. Abigail, b. 7 Sept. 1798; m. John Holmes (52) 18 Mch. 1819.

307. Mary Chase, b. 4 July 1800; m. David Carey 8 Dec. 1822.

308. Peter, b. 7 July 1803; m. Mrs. Almira (Butler) (513) Mayhew 1845.

309. Jane, b. 4 June 1812; m. Edward Harding 5 May 1831.

251. Shubael 6 West, (Peter, 54 Abner, 3 Thomas, 2 Francis 1 ),
b. 14 Aug. 1772; res. T., rem. to Hallowell, Me. and descend-
ants are to be found in that state. He m. Mary Edmonson
20 Jan. 1793, who was b. 16 Apr. 1776. They had the follow-
ing named children:

310. Delia Edmonson,' b. 2 Sept. 1794.

311. Charles Edmonson, b. 14 Sept. 1796.

312. Hannah, b. 5 Feb. 1799; d. y.

313. Peter, b. 6 Mch. 1800.

314. George, b. 26 June 1802.

315. Joseph, b. 17 July 1804; d. y.

316. Joseph Merry., b. 14 Oct. 1805.

317. John, b. 20 June 1809.

318. Gttstavtjs Oscar, b. 27 Nov. 1811.

319. Hannibal Alphonse, b. 26 Dec. 1813.

320. Harriet Emmeline, b. 29 Mch. 1816; d. 1837.

260. George 6 West, (Thomas, 5 Peter, 4 Abner, 3 Thomas, 2
Francis 1 ), b. 16 Nov. 1776; res 1 . C, farmer; m. Prudence
Lambert (121) 27 Oct. 1796, who was b. 16 Dec. 1777 and d.
24 July 1869. He d. 8 Oct. 1856. They had the following
named children:

330. Leonard,? b. 21 Nov. 1797; m. Rebecca Flanders (56) 5 May 1826.

331. Mary, b. 13 May 1800; m. John Tilton (252).

332. Sophronia, b. 13 Apr. 1804; m. Francis Cottle (192).

333. Lydia, b. 27 Nov. 1806; in. Thomas H. Lambert (201) 22 Jan. 1825.

334. Prudence, b. 6 Apr. 1809; m. William Mitchell.

335. Francis, b. 7 Dec. 1811; m. Hannah Lambert.

336. Moses L., b. 16 May 1814; m. Rebecca W. West.

337. George, b. 27 Jan. 1817; m. Didamia Tilton 31 July 1842.

338. William C, b. 13 Nov. 1819; m. Abbie A. Luce (1163).

271. James Shaw 6 West, (Jeruel, 5 Peter, 4 Abner, 3 Thomas, 2
Francis 1 ), b. 11 Dec. 1778; res. T., mariner; m. Charlotte
Hammond of Falmouth 1 June 1797, who was b. 20 Apr. 1781
and d. 19 Jan. 1849. He d. 5 Sept. 1859. They had the fol-
lowing named children:

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340. James Shaw,' b. 19 Mch. 1798; m. Eleanora Daggett (381) 5 May 1832.

341. John, b. 31 Dec. 1799; d. y.

342. Betsey, b. 25 Oct. 1801; m. (1) William West (264) 21 Nov. 1820; (2)

Thomas N. Hillman (608) 25 Nov. 1834.

343. John, b. 22 Jan. 1804; m. Mrs. Eliza (Butler) Willis 31 Dec. 1843.

344. Drusilla, b. 12 Jan. 1806; m. Charles G. Smith (614) 31 Jan. 1829.

345. Leander, b. 25 Feb. 1809; m. Love C. Robinson 12 Nov. 1837.

346. Abner, b. 29 Apr. 1811; m. Sarah Hodges.

347. David Porter, b. 22 Jan. 1814; m. (1) Charlotte Jones; (2) Laura

Hathaway.

348. Charlotte E., b. 15 Apr. 1817; m. Thomas Foster 15 July 1833.

349. Lenora, b. 4 May 1822; d. y.

350. Gxtstavus L., b. 22 Jan. 1826; m. Deborah R. Allen 24 Feb. 1848.



WHELDON FAMILY

Henry Wheldon, early settler of Yarmouth, Mass.
1643, is the ancestor of the Cape Cod family of this name, and
the numerous individuals bearing this name, who came to the
Vineyard in the 18th century are doubtless his descendants,
although their degree of relationship to each other is not known.

Richard Wheldon came to E., where he m. Jane
Claghorn (77) 8 Dec. 1735, who was b. 21 Dec. 1717 and
surviving her husband m. (2) Enoch Coffin (35). Richard
Wheldon d. before 1739, leaving one son:

Richard, b. 8 Mch. 1737-8; res. E., master mariner. Served in Revolu-
tion as Captain of a privateer; rem. to Boston after 1790, where he was

living 1798. He m. Elizabeth , by whom he had two sons

and a daughter, names not of record.

Thomas Wheldon, cordwainer, came to E. abt. 1729
and m. Bethia Jones 2 July 1743. He d. 1747-8 and his
est. was adm. by Solomon Norton 16 Jan. 1748-9. Inventory
£1010-0-0. It is not known that he left any issue.

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Peter Wheldon, b. 1733; res. E. and later of C,
served in French and Indian War 1759 and 1762.

Jabez Wheldon, came to E., where he m. Sarah
Butler (65) 12 Jan. 1764, by whom he had issue, but names of
children are wanting.

50. Samuel 4 Wheldon, (Samuel, 3 Thomas, 2 John 1 ), b. abt.
1732 came to E. (1755), and m. Elizabeth Daggett (70) 3
Nov. 1757, who was bapt. 20 Apr. 1735. It is not known
what became of them after 1770. They had issue as follows:

60. Rhoda, 6 b. (1758).

61. Anne, b. (1759).

62. Thankful, b. (1761).

63. Jonathan, bapt. 17 July 1763.

64. Samuel, b. 1765.

64. Samuel 5 Wheldon, (Samuel, 43 Thomas, 2 John 1 ), b.
1765; res. E., physician, inn-holder; rem. to Coventry, Conn,
but returned to E., where he d. 17 Dec. 1841. He m. Eunice
Russell (22) 10 Sept. 1789, who was b. Aug. 1768 and d. 12
Nov. 1839. They had the following named children:

70. Betsey, 6 b. 1797.

71. Russell Harvey, b. 1799.

72. Julian, b. 1801.

73. James, b. 1804.

John 1 Wheldon, mariner and pilot, came to Homes
Hole before 1740, where he m. Abigail Chase (52), who was
b. 30 Oct. 1714 and surviving him was living in 1767 as his
widow. He d. abt. 1755 and the widow adm. estate Dec. 9th,
that year. The following named are believed to be issue of
this marriage, but the order of birth is not known:

40. JoHN, 2 b. ( ).

41. Joseph, b. ( ); lost at sea 1769.

42. Timothy, b. ( ); lost at sea 1769.

43. Abigail, b. ( ); m. Shubael Norton (454).

44. Elizabeth, b. ( ); d. 1765.

45. Mercy, b. ( ); m. James Cottle (35).

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46. Thankful, b. 24 Apr. 1742; m. Enoch Luce (155) 27 Apr. 1762,

47. Sarah, b. ( ); m. Zophar Ward 25 Aug. 1774.

40. John 2 Wheldon, (John 1 ), b. abt. 1740; res. T M
mariner; m. Susanna West (114) abt. 1767, who was b. 3 Nov.
1746 and surviving him m. (2) Mark Snow of Rochester.
John Wheldon d. 1769 at sea and adm. of his estate 30 Oct.
1772 granted to widow Susanna. Inventory £99-1-8. They
had the following named children:

50. John, 3 bapt. 5 June 1768.

51. Joseph, bapt. 27 Apr. 1770.

John Wheldon, b. 1753; res. E., mariner; m. Mercy

, who survived him, and m. (2) Robert R. Craig of

New York 1807. John Wheldon d. Mch. 1806 "while on a
whailing Voiage in the India Seas fortasse" (Thaxter). They
had the following named children:

Joseph West, bapt. 5 June 1796; m. Martha L. Luce 21 Nov. 1824.
Sarah Marchant, bapt. 5 Oct. 1800.
John Thomas, bapt. 1 Nov. 1801.

Several marriages of persons named Wheldon, performed on
the Vineyard, not included in above families may be found in
the published vital records of the Island towns.



WHITTEN



Some additional facts have been found relating to the an-
cestry of Jeremiah 2 Whitten, the early settler of W. T. (Vol.
II, Annals of W. T., pp. 63-5). He was the son of Thomas 1
Whitten of Smarden, County Kent, broad weaver, b. abt.
1600, who m. 1 Oct. 1625 Mrs. Adrian (Cork) Moorecock of
Egerton, Co. Kent, wid. of Henry Moorecock of Smarden.

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Jeremiah 2 Whitten was the first issue of this marriage, b.
1627, and his subsequent career and marriage are related as
above stated.

20. Josiah, 8 b. (1663); m. Ruth Tucker 12 June 1684.

21. Thomas, b. (1671).

22. Mary, b. 13 May 1674; m. Benjamin Manter (15) 4 Apr. 1695.



WILKINS



Thomas Wilkins was adm. to church, W. T. 6 Apr. 1788.
Ann Wilkins m. Nathan Daggett (113).



WIMPENNY FAMILY

This is an old English surname found in the western shires
of England and its earliest form of spelling in 1516, Wimpenny
(Henry, bailiff of Bristol) is found varied as Vympany, Wyn-
peny, Wympaney, Whempeney, Wilpeney and Wellpeny. The
first of his name on the Vineyard (1) William Wimpenny,
spelled his name as shown in his well-written signature. The
name is most frequently found in Devonshire and Gloucester-
shire and it is probable that the ancestor of the Vineyard family
came from one of those counties.* It is not known whence
he came to the Island nor the date of his birth. He settled in
C. and m. Hannah Clark (36) 26 Feb. 1746, who was b. 19



♦The Colonial Records of Rhode Island have the following entry: "Last Tuesday of Feb.
1727-8, Robert Winpenny of Newport admitted freeman." In view of the fact that the name
Robert is found among the children of the first Vineyard settler, it is probable that he was the
ancestor of the Island family.



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June 1723, but the date of his death is not known. He was
living 1769 and the William 1 Wimpenny taxed in W. T. 1777,
1784 and 1786 is probably his son. Few vital records come to
our aid in proving up this family but as it was the only one of
the name on the Island the following must be issue of the
marriage :

10. Judith,* b. (1747); witness to deed 1771.

11. Thankful, b. (1750); adm. church W. T. 1775.

12. James, b. (1758); lost on brig "General Arnold" Dec. 1778. Probably m.

Eve , who was a widow in 1790 and d. 18 Jan. 1819; perhaps

had issue Mary 3 , who m. Timothy Ruggles of Rochester, Mass. (int. 2
Oct. 1813).

13. William, b. 22 July 1756; m. Bathsheba Luce (284) 1811. No issue.

14. Robert, b. (1760).

14. Robert 2 Wimpenny, {William 1 ), b. abt. 1760; res. E.,
mariner. Is of record as intending marriage with Polly
Daggett 8 May 1794 but if consummated no children are
known. He m. Faustina Swasey (26) 3 May 1798, who was
b. 19 Sept. 1779 and was living a widow in 1850. Date of his
death is not recorded. They had the following named children :

20. Robert, 3 b. 1798.

21. Frank Wicks, bapt. 25 Oct. 1801; d. 16 Oct. 1831, at sea.

22. Juliana Swasey, b. 24 May 1804; m. Nicholas Stark of New London 23

Oct. 1828.

23. Henry Swasey, bapt. 1807.

24. Theodore S., bapt. 16 Sept. 1810; m. Harriet Ripley (115) 7 May 1835.

25. Elihu S., b. 12 June 1812; ra. (1) Almira D. Norton; (2) Lucy J. Mellen.

26. Littleton Cooke, b. 25 Oct. 1814; m. Isabella W. Pease 6 Nov. 1839.

They were the parents of Littleton C. Wimpenny, Esq., deceased, for
many years Register of Deeds for Dukes Co.



WING



Nathaniel Wing, probably son of John Wing of Sandwich,
Mass. was a transient resident of W. T. 1686 and also owned
land in C; prob. m. Hannah Tilton (8).

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WINSLOW FAMILY

Every effort has been made by the author, as well as by
interested descendants of James 5 Winslow (50) to locate him
in his proper place in the well-known family of that name,
living in the Old Colony since 1620 but without definite result.
It is prob. that he resided in Rochester or Freetown prior to
his coming to T., where he settled and followed the occupation
of a pilot. He m. (1) Rhoda Chase (131) 3 Nov. 1757, who
was b. 5 May 1741 and d. 25 Oct. 1778; (2) Elizabeth Holmes
5 Aug. 1779, who was b. 18 Apr. 175(6) and d. 2 July 1809. He
d. 26 Aug. 1805 in his 73rd year. They had the following
named children:

60. Susanna, 4 b. 23 Aug. 1758.

61. James, b. 24 Aug. 1760; d. Dec. 1778, at sea (shipwrecked).

62. Isaac, b. 16 June 1762.

63. Peleg, b. (1766); d. Apr. 1849; m. (1) Susanna Dunham (401) 23 July

1809, who was b. 4 July 1768 and d. 22 Apr. 1813; (2) Rebecca Lam-
bert (163) int. 15 Jan. 1816, who was b. 1791 and d. 13 Feb. 1850. No
issue known by either marriage.

64. Newell, b. (1767); d. y.

65. Tlmothy, b. (1770); d. y.

By Second Wife:

66. Abigail Bradford b. 17 Apr. 1780; m. Thomas Manchester (46) 22 Jan.

1801.

67. James, b. (1788)

68. Newell, b. (1786)

69. Polly, b. (1789)

70. Zebulon, b. (1792)

71. (Child), b. (1795)

72. George, b. 1797; m. Elizabeth — — of Milltown, N. B.

73. Elizabeth, b. 21 Oct. 1801; m. John Manter (230) 8 Oct. 1820.



62. Isaac 6 Winslow, (James 5 ), b. 16 June 1762; res. T.,
mariner; m. (1) Elizabeth West 26 Apr. 1786 (not known to
belong to the Island family) ; (2) Betsey West (270) 26 Apr.
1795, who was b. 25 Feb. 1776 and d. 2 Mch. 1800; (3) De-
borah Lambert (119) 20 Nov. 1800, who was b. 15 Aug. 1774

and d. 25 Jan. 1825; perh. (4) Rhoda , who was b.

15 July 1773 and d. 2 Feb. 1850 as a widow. The date of

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his death is not recorded. They had the following named
children :

80. James W(est),' b. 16 Mch. 1787; d. y.

81. Isaac, b. 31 Dec. 1788; d. Feb. 1817, at sea.

By Second Wife:

82. James West, b. 17 Mch. 1796; m. Jane D. Merry (154) 28 May 1828.

By Third Wife:

83. Betsey W., b. 21 Oct. 1802.

84. Leander L., b. 9 Oct. 1804; d. y.

85. Sally H., b. 14 Oct. 1806; m. Oliver Grinnell, Jr. 18 Sept. 1825.

86. Deborah L., b. 18 Oct. 1810; d. y.

87. f Leander L., b. 17 Aug. 1812.

88. I Deborah L., b. 17 Aug. 1812; m. William H. Mosher 6 June 1831.



WISWALL



30. Ichabod 4 Wiswall, (Oliver, 3 Enoch, 2 Thomas 1 ), b. 14
Sept. 1704 in Dorchester, Mass.; was a nephew of Rev. Samuel
Wiswall, pastor of the church in E., and he came to reside
with his uncle who was a bachelor. He m. Jerusha Norton
(404) 9 Dec. 1735, who was b. 1708 and d. 4 Feb. 1769. Mr.
Wiswall was a college bred man and taught school in E. and
d. 17 June 1782. They had the following issue:

40. John, 5 b. 15 Aug. 1736.

41. Samuel, b. 2 Sept. 1738; res. E., mariner; m. Ann Jenkins (122) 9 Mch.

1761, who was b. 1742 and surviving her husband prob. rem. to Hudson,
N. Y. where her children had migrated. He d. at sea 14 Jan. 1782.
They had issue: Thomas, *b. 1765; Jerusha, b. 1770; Samuel, b. 1773;
Lemuel Jenkins, b. 1777 and Oliver b. 1780. The name became extinct
on the island at their departure.



WOLLEN



A biographical sketch of (10) Thomas Wollen may be read
in Vol. II, Annals of E., p. 122, and contains all that is known
of the first settler of this name to live on the Vineyard, and

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nothing further has been found to supplement that record. It
is not known when he died, but in Nov. 1734, Benoni Swain
complained to the Court "that one Mary Woolen" "a poor
Widdow woman is providentially cast into his family" "who
stands in need of support". As far as known they had but
one child:

20. Elisha, b. (1687).

20. Elisha 2 Wollen, (Thomas 1 ), b. abt. 1687; res. E.,
husbandman; rem. to Sandwich, Mass. (1743), where further
trace of him is lost. He m. Dorcas Presbury (52), who
was b. abt. 1698 and d. before 1744. They had the following
named children:

30. MARY, 3 b. (1715); living 1744.

31. Drusilla, b. (1717).

32. Presbury, b. (1719); living 1744.

33. Deborah, b. 29 July 1721; m. (1) Joseph Luce (221) abt. 1745; (2) Jacob

Robinson (20) 22 Mch. 1764.

34. Elizabeth, bapt. 20 Aug. 1732.



WORTH FAMILY

2. John 2 Worth, b. 19 May 1666, son of William 1 and
Sarah (Macy) Worth, came to E. abt. 1700 and resided there
until his death 1 Feb. 1731-2. He was a prominent and
respected citizen and was appointed Associate Justice of the
County Court in 1713. In addition he was an inn-holder and
his will 7 Dec. 1730 was pro. 7 Mch. 1731-2. He m. (1)
Miriam, dau. of Richard and Sarah (Shattuck) Gardner of
Nan. 22 Sept. 1684; (2) Mrs. Ann (Platts) Clay Sarson 1
Sept. 1704, who d. 1 June 1724; (3) Mrs. Dorcas (Smith)
(351) Hawes 22 Dec. 1724, (wid. of Benjamin), who d. 4 Aug.
1730.

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3. Jonathan, b. 31 Oct. 1685; m. Mary Htjssey 26 Apr. 1707; res. Nantucket.

4. Nathaniel, b. 8 Sept. 1687.

5. Judith, b. 22 Dec. 1689; m. John Macey.

6. John, b. (1691); d. y.

7. Richard, b. 27 May 1692; m. Sarah Hoag.

8. William, b. 27 Nov. 1694; m. Mary Butler (603) 24 Oct. 1719.

9. Joseph, b. (1696); m. Lydia Gorham 8 Sept. 1720. Ancestor of Gov.

Jonathan Worth of No. Carolina.

10. Mary, b. (1698); m. Thomas Crosby 13 Nov. 1718.

By Second Wife:

11. John, b. 18 July 1706; d. y.

12. Sarah, b. 15 July 1708; d. y.

By Third Wife:

13. John, b. 13 Sept. 1725.

14. Sarah, b. 5 Nov. 1727; m. Isaac Pope 11 Jan. 1744-5.

15. Dorcas, b. 6 July 1730; d. 22 Mch. 1809, unm.

4. Nathaniel 3 Worth, (John, 2 William 1 ), b. 8 Sept. 1687;
res. E., mariner and farmer; m. Jane Lothrop (62) abt. 1732,
who was b. 1702 and surviving him m. (2) Simon Newcomb of
Lebanon, Conn, after 1748. It is not known when Nathaniel
Worth died, but his est. was adm. 30 Oct. 1746, and was divided
1757 among the following children:

30. William, 4 b. (1733).

31. Abigail, b. (1735); m. William Hyde of Lebanon, Conn.

32. John, b. (1737).

33. Sarah, bapt. 25 Nov. 1739.

34. Thomas, bapt. 2 Aug. 1741.

35. Sarson, bapt. 5 Sept. 1743.

36. Joseph, bapt. 3 Nov. 1745.

13. John 3 Worth, {John, 2 William 1 ), b. 14 Sept. 1725;
res. E., lawyer, Justice and Deacon of the church; m. Sarah
Athearn (40) 26 May 1748, who was b. 29 Nov. 1721 and d.
10 Nov. 1805. He d. 1 July 1802 and his will 19 Feb. 1797
was pro. 30 July 1802. They had issue as follows:

60. Ann, 4 b. 11 Nov. 1749; m. Cornelius Huxford (43).

61. John, b. June 1751; d. 20 Oct. 1777, unm.

62. Jethro, b. 1753.

63. Jonathan, b. 1755.

64. Sarah, b. Aug. 1757; d. 31 Dec. 1846, unm.

65. William, b. (1761).

66. Benjamin, b. (1763).

67. Thomas, b. Nov. 1765.

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62. Jethro 4 Worth, {John, 32 William 1 ), b. 1753; res. E.,
master mariner; m. (1) Mary Jernegan (20), who was b. 3
July 1760 and d. 12 Aug. 1787; (2) Velina Pease (692) 1
Apr. 1788, who was b. 1766 and d. 6 June 1849. He d. 28
Feb. 1829. They had the following named children:

70. John, 5 b. 1779; d. May 1796, at Jamaica.

71. Jared, b. 1781; d. June 1798, at Havana.

By Second Wife:

72. Henry Pease, b. 24 Aug. 1790; m. Mercy Banning 21 Oct. 1813.

73. Thomas, bapt. 11 Aug. 1793; m. Hannah K. Mayhew (666) 4 July 1822.

74. Cyrus, bapt. 17 June 1796; m. (1) Eliza Ann Mayhew (668) 15 June 1824;

(2) Matilda Martyn 6 June 1830.

75. John Pease, b. Mch. 1797; d. y.

76. John, b. Apr. 1798; d. y.

77. Jared, bapt. May 1800; m. Ann Russell 1826.

78. Velina Pease, bapt. 13 May 1804; m. (1) Timothy Coffin (193) 5 Nov.

1822.

79. John Pease, b. 23 Nov. 1804; m. Hannah K. (Mayhew) (666) Worth

Jan. 1829.

80. Edmund, bapt. 3 Sept. 1809.

81. Edward, b. 23 May 1812; m. Harriet Mayhew 27 Nov. 1834.

63. Jonathan 4 Worth, (John, 3 * William 1 ), b. 1755; res.
E., farmer; m. (1) Sarah Mayhew (216), who was b. 9 Dec.
1758 and d. 1 Sept. 1797; (2) Mercy Smith (535) 15 Nov.
1798, who was b. May 1777 and d. 18 Aug. 1845. He was
Deacon of the church and d. 31 May 1817. They had the
following named children:

90. Sally, 5 b. 28 July 1788; m. (1) Joseph Thaxter (62) 3 Dec. 1809; (2)

Hbman Arey (96) 5 May 1818.

91. Elizabeth, b. 8 Feb. 1791; m. Jeremiah Pease (776) 30 Sept. 1813.

92. Anna, b. 10 Nov. 1793.

93. John, b. 12 July 1796.

By Second Wife:

94. Velina, b. 20 Aug. 1799; m. Frederick Baylies, Jr. 18 May 1820.

95. Abigail, b. 15 Feb. 1801; m. Hiram Jernegan (38) 18 Nov. 1824.

96. Jonathan, b. 14 Aug. 1803; m. Eunice J. Coffin.

97. Fanny Smith, bapt. 5 July 1807; m. (1) Charles Daggett (288) 19 June

1828; (2) Thomas M. Coffin (104) 16 Dec. 1846.

98. Charles, b. 3 June 1810; m. (1) Almira Kent 4 Nov. 1832; (2) Almira

Jernegan 19 June 1842.

65. William 4 Worth, (John, 32 William 1 ), b. abt. 1761;
res. E., master mariner; rem. to T., where he served until

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1814 as Deputy Collector of Customs at Homes Hole; rem.
that year to Charlton, Mass. He m. Martha Allen (274) 5
Apr. 1788, who was b. 14 Apr. 1767 and d. 13 May 1811. The
date and place of his death is not known. They had the fol-
lowing named children:

100. Patty Allen, 6 bapt. 30 May 1790; d. 1825, unm.

101. Rebecca Mayhew, bapt. 9 Aug. 1792.

102. Isabella, b. 1795; d. 1815.

103. William, bapt. 20 Oct. 1799.

104. John, bapt. 31 July 1803; U. S. Consul, Hilo, H. I.; living 1872.

105. Ethelinda, b. 1805.

106. Columbus, b. 1808; d. 1830, at sea.

107. Josiah Whitney, b. Apr. 1811; d. y.

66. Benjamin 4 Worth, (John, 32 William 1 ), b. abt. 1763;
res. E., master mariner; m. Betsey Norton (581) 1 Jan.
1793, who was b. 13 June 1771 and d. 6 June 1858. He d. 1805
at sea. They had the following named children :

110. Betsey, 6 b. 15 Nov. 1793; m. James H. Beetle (69) 4 Dec. 1817.

111. Dorcas, b. 5 Oct. 1795; m. Palfrey Collins 4 Oct. 1818.

112. Sophia, b. 13 Mch. 1797; living, unm. 1850.

113. Benjamin, b. 1 May 1799; m. Louisa P. Coffin 13 Mch. 1833.

114. Hiram, b. 1803; d. y.

115. Angelina, b. 28 Aug. 1805; m. (1) John Bunting 2 Mch. 1831; (2) Valen-

tine Pease (1055) 26 July 1846.

67. Thomas 4 Worth, (John, 32 William 1 ), b. Nov. 1765;
res. E., master mariner; rem. to Hudson, N. Y. (1790). He
m. (1) Abigail Jenkins (140) who was b. 1768 and d. after
1794; (2) Susanna Swasey (25) 8 Aug. 1802, who was b.
4 July 1777 and was living in E. a widow in 1850. Capt.
Worth returned to E. before 1800 and d. 29 May 1812. They
had the following named children:

120. Mary Jenkins, 6 bapt. 8 Apr. 1791.

121. William Jenkins, b. 1 Mch. 1794, Hudson, N. Y.; bapt. 8 Apr. 1804 (E);

Major General, U. S. Army (Vide Vol. I, p. 425).
By Second Wife:
122* Thomas Gilbert, b. 1803; d. 1808.

123. Joseph Swasey, bapt. 14 Apr. 1807; Captain U. S. Army; d. 1846.

124. Sidney, bapt. 6 Apr. 1808.

125. Susan Riseley, bapt. 28 Aug. 1810.

126. Algernon Sidney, b. 1811; Lieutenant U. S. Navy; d. 1841.

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YOUNG

Levi Young, perhaps of Boston, came to T. before 1770,
when his name appears on a tax list, and served in Sea Coast
Defence 1775-6 and prob. rem. after 1790 to Maine. He m.
(1) Sarah Raymond 17 Nov. 1762; (2) Mary West (119).
They had issue :

Susanna, b. (1763); m. Sarson Butler (470) 3 June 1783.
Phebe, b. (1765); m. Elisha Lambert (72) 12 June 1788.

Henry Young, came to W. T., where he was employed as
a school teacher 1776 and was admitted church 3 Aug. 1777

with wife Lydia . He was living in the town in 1790,

but his subsequent movements are not known, except that he
left the Island. They had the following named children:

Robert, b. (1766).

Polly, b. (1769).

Hannah, b. 1771; m. Cornelius Marchant (90) 3 Oct. 1790.

Mary, b. (1773).

Henry, b. (1775).

William, bapt. 10 May 1778.

Freeman, bapt. 6 May 1781.

Cynthia, bapt. 16 July 1786.

Elizabeth, bapt. 24 Aug. 1788.



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LATER GENERATIONS

The Dukes County Historical Society, having among its
committees one on Family Genealogies, desires subscribers and
others, who are descended from the families treated in this
book to send to the Society records of their connection with
the families herein listed for deposit and probable future use.
These genealogies are only brought down to the beginning of
the last century and it is hoped that this Society will become
the depositary of the records of scattered Vineyard pioneers,
so that it may be a source of information in years to come.



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ADDITIONS



ADAMS



Recent investigations by the compiler in England prove
that Henry Adams, the emigrant ancestor, was a native of
the parish of Barton St. David, Co. Somerset, and son of John
Adams. His wife was Edith Squire, daughter of Henry
Squire of Charlton Mackrell. This was the Adams family
from which Presidents, John and John Quincy Adams,
descended.



ALLEN



Rebecca, (331) b. 1775; d. 2 May 1813; m. as second wife
Ebenezer A. Pope.

Zaccheus Mayhew (334) m. Abigail Proctor.

John, (335) b. 4 July 1793; m. Elizabeth Mackie and
had two sons, William and John.



BEVAN FAMILY

See p. 67, Annals of W. T. for a sketch of Arthur Bevan.
All of his children were born in this town prior to his removal
to Glastonbury, Conn, about 1696. He d. soon after arrival
there (1697) and inventory of his estate was returned by

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wid. Mary at £269-10-09, of which £45 was property in
Middletown, Conn. He left the following children:

John, b. 1676.
Mary, b. 1678.
Grace, b. 1679.
Mercy, b. 1681.

Thomas, b. 1682; living in G. in 1713.
, Desire, b. 1684.
Arthur, b. 1686.
Joanna, b. 1687.
Elizabeth, b. 1690.
Abigail, b. 1692.
Sarah, b. 1694.
Anna, b. 1696.

Dr. Arthur Dean Bevan, President of the American Medical
Association and Col. James L. Bevan, M. C. U. S. A. are
descendants of this pioneer settler. It only remains to record
some suggestion as to his English origin. The name is un-
doubtedly a Welsh patronymic derived from Evan with the
prefix "Ap" meaning "son of", producing the name ap-Evan,
which became Bevan. An Arthur Bevan lived in the parish
of Yate, Co. Gloucester, and four miles from that parish in



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