reason of circumstances in the Providence of
(iod, I have become far better acquainted with
his true self than many others who may have
been acc|uainted with him a great deal longer.
".\ year and a half ago I came "a stranger'
t(! .^omerville; and he at once "took me in,' â€”
took me into his great big heart of loving sym-
pathy, and lavished his ati'ection upon nie as
a father upon his son. Nay, more : he took me
into his secret confidence, and talked to me of
naatters the most private and sacred. In re-
turn I unbosomed myself to him â€” told him my
jilans for the Church, the encouragements and
discouragements that I saw before me. .And
as a result, on the one hand. I am living today
in a lionie provided by his generosity, fitted up
according to my own desires â€” a project in
which he took the keenest delight, not only be-
cause he knew that it brought happiness to
me and my family but because he believed he
was ))roviding a suitable home for the future
pastors of our Church for all time to come.
I do not believe he ever did anything in his
whole life which gave him more gratification
than that. .And, as the result of our mutual
confidences, on the other hand, it afforded me
very great pleasure to be the instrument in
Ciod's hands of lifting him up to the higher
spiritual ))lane of open confession of Jesus
Christ as his Savior and Lord. I will never
forget our communion service last December,
when he and ex-Mayor Perry were both re-
ceived into the membership of the Broadway
Church on confession of their faith â€” two strong
men â€” each one a tower of strength. And I
w ill never forget the earnestness of grasp, ex-
prcssive of liis gratification at the step lie was
taking, which Mr. Wliitcoiiib gave nie when I
gave him tlie right hand of fellowship, together
with his life-m(->tto in these words of onr Risen
Lord: "Him that overconieih will 1 grant to
sit with me in my throne.'
"I iiad hoped, because of this higher spir-
itual vantage-ground which he had reached, to
have his wise cousel and liberal assistance in
everything pertaining to my pastoral work for
many years to come : so that I am sure yon can
enter somewhat into my feelings when I tell
you that 1 feel a very keen personal loss â€” a
loss which seems to me just now to be irrepar-
"lint I know that God's ways are always
best. 'He is not: for dod hath taken him.'
And do you know that 1 think the manner of
his death was not only the mo>t merciful way
possible, preventing as it did. much pain and
suffering, but also the most beautiful way.
When last .Monday evening I received a mes-
sage over the "phone of his death, I hurried
at once to his home, and to the room where
he died. His death had taken place only a
few minutes before: and as I looked upon him,
sitting on his couch with his head resting
peacefully against the wall, he looked as if he
liad only fallen into a sweet, calm sleep, and
the words which came instinctively to my lips
were: "So (lod givcth his beloved sleep.'
"Perhaps the finest tribute to the dead that
can be found in ICnglish literature is that
which Tennyson ])aid to his bosom-friend, and
is known imdcr the name of "In ^^emorian^."
There is a line in it. which I think is specially
appro))riate to this occasion, and certainly in
accord with (lod's Word. The line is this:
â– (iod's finger touched him. and he slei)t.'
" "God's finger touched him,' â€” no enemy, but
his best Friend, his heavenly Father. "God's
finger touched him.' and bade him go uj) higher,
to larger opi)ortunitics under better conditions.
"God's finger touched him' â€” the last touch of
the Divi)ie Sculptor ui)on his soul here on earth
â€” the touch that ])erfects. and makes one fitted
for the inheritance of the saints in light.
" "God's finger touched him. and he slept.'
He sleeps. He is not annihilated, nor gone
into a state of unconsciousness of soul. He
has entered into the peaceful rest of God. He
sleeps. He is obtaining refreshment and re-
invigoration. He will t)e ready to greet us in
the morning â€” the same man. only the stronger
and brighter because of the sleep of death.
"And so, my dear friend, we follow you
today, not with the word 'good-bye!' upon our
lips, as though we might never see you more,
but rather with the word "good-night,' for we
shall greet you again in the morning.''
( I-'or flr.st gent-rallon see preceiling sk*'tch).
( 11 ) louathan Whitcombe.^'
W II n\( )M r.E son of John Whitconibe, re-
moved from Scituate to
Lancaster withhis father in 1654. Hewith others
signed a i)etition ior aid after the Indian raid
of if'JS"/*^'- '!"<' '1^' lived nearly all the remain-
der of his life in Lancaster, \\ith hi,s brother
Robert and his brother-in-law. Rodolphus
Fllmes. he served on the jury of in(|uest upon
the death of Richard Mann, of Scituate, Fcb-
luary 18. 1655. The family pro])erty at I^an-
castcr became his by inheritance and he added
til it. lie died February. 1690, and the inven-
tory of the estate was taken February 25, 1 691,
by his brother-in-law, John Moor. .Sanuiel .Sum-
mr and Cyprian .Stevens, and was returned
under oath by his widow, .April 7, 161JI. The
amount of the inventory was about eighty-
eight pounds, llis widow was killed by the
Indians Jul\- 18. \(><)2, at the house of Peter
Joslin in Lancaster. He married, Xovember
25, iC^^/, Hannah . Children: I. Han-
nah, born September 17. iftiS, died December
9. 1668. 2. Jonathan. I'ebruary 26, ]()(xj, men-
tioned below. v llannah. .\ugust 28, 1671,
married Joseijh Ulood, of (iroton. 4. .\bigail,
.May 5. i'')74, married William Kelsey. of
\\ indsor. 1694. 5. Elizabeth, 1676. 6. Kath-
erine. 1678. 7. Ruth. 1680. 8. Mary. 1682.
9. John. ."Vlay 12. 1684.
(HI) Jonathan (2), son of Jonathan (i)
W'hitciimbe, \\a> born I'ebruary 2(1. ](>(i(). He
m.'irried (first) between ifiSo and 1(189. Mary
(l'loii(l) Jdslin. (if Lancaster, daughter of
.Abraham and .M.-uy I'.lood, of Lancaster.
(.Samuel .Smith, of Littleton, recorded he was
married first to .Mary Joslin and second to
Marv lilood. daughter of Joseph l>lood, of
Grnton). He married (second) at Concord,
.Se|iteniber 4. 1 7 10. Deborah .Scri])ture. of (iro-
tiin. He died .\])ril to. 1715. and she prob-
.ibly died sometime before him, as about that
time he paid Samuel Harrows for a coffin. The
children were named in settling the estate, but
the correct order of birth is uncertain. Chil-
dren : I. Jonathan. mentionc<l below. 2.
Joseph. 3. .Vathaniel. 4. Hannah, married
Josejih Powers; nine children. 5. .Martha,
died .March 18. 1721. 6. Kphraim, born .April,
â€¢The famUy name waH speUed In varlouH forniH
liy rllfferent fieHoendants of tlie Immigrant ancestor.
The line with which ihln narrative Oealn. preservBH
the form of VVhItcombe.
1702. 7. -Mary, born 1704. married John Cob-
leigh, Jr. 8. Ufiijaniin. born December 11,
171 1, in Groton. g. Lydia.
(IV) Joiiatlian (3), son of Jonathan (2)
Whitcombe, was born about 1690. He "had
lime kihis. was a tanner, currier, blacksmith,
shoemaker, and made coffins." By a deed,
October 20, 17 10, he was a cordwainer. The
old dam still remains and places can be seen
where he giH bis lime rock. He marrierl. May
15, 1716, Deliverance Nutting, daughter of
James Nutting, at Groton. He died about
1767 or 1770. His wife was living as late as
1774 in Lancaster. Children: i. Jonathan,
born December 23, 1717. 2. William, Septem-
ber 10, 1 7 19. 3. Oliver, August 21, 172 1. 4.
Elizabeth, January 17. 1723-24. 5. Tamar.
March 20. 1726, married Isaac Heald, June
7, 1745. 7. Job, April 16 or 2^), 1730. 8.
Martha. December 26, 1732, unmarried in 1767.
g. Abner, February 12, 1734, mentioned below.
10. Jotham, .-\ugust 8, 1737.
( \' ) Abner. son of Jonathan (3) Whit-
combe, was born February 12. 1734. died Feb-
ruary 13, 1 82 1. He lived first in Littleton, and
then in (irfiton, Massachusetts. He twice en-
listed as a minute-man from (jroton. He was
in Captain Henry Haskell's company. Colonel
Prescott's regiment, in the revolution. In 1783
he became one of the founders of Hancock,
New Hamjishire. and settled first in a level
place midway between T'.ald Hill and Norway
Pond, but died in a house on Main street built
b\- him in his old age. He was a man of re-
markable physical vigor an<l outlived three
wives and married a foiuth when he was
seventy-three years old. lie married (first)
March 27. i/.sg, Sarah Jefts, born July 12.
1734: (second) : (third) September
8, I7g5, Susannah Meads; (fourth) February
2[. 1806, .Abigail I'.oynton, who died October,
1823, daughter of Thomas and .Alice Boynton,
of Hancock. Children, eight born in Groton,
fn\n' in llancock: 1. .\bner, February 13 or
18, I7()0. 2. -Samuel, January 30 or 31, 17 f^;^.
3. John, .\ugust 30 or 31, 1764. 4. Ebenezer.
July 30, 1766-67. 3. Oliver, June 18, 1768,
mentioned below. 6. Eli, Februarv 18, 1770.
7. Sarah, h'ebruary 2. 1772, married (first)
October 23. I7g2, James (irayham: (second)
Gilson. 8. Ira, February 13. 1774, died
young, g. i,ucy, died August 5, 1823: mar-
ried, December 19, 1822, Samuel Dennis. 10.
Ira .Meads, 1793. 11. Eunice, died when a
young girl from excessive nose bleed. 12. David,
May 30. 1808.
(\'I ) Oliver, son ni Abuer W'hitci 'nil)e. was
born in Groton, June 18, 1768. He went to
Ipswich, New York, where he lived for a time,
but returned to Hancock, where he died Janu-
ary 13, 1843. He was a blacksmith. For the
last fourteen years of his life he was an invalid,
during which time he read the Bible through
fourteen times. He married, December 18,
I7()4. Hannah Hosley. born August 11. 1776,
died in Mtchburg. Massachusetts. January 6,
1833. 'Children: i. Elizabeth ( I'.etsey ). born
( )ctober 23. 1795. married. December 26. 1815,
Joel (iates. 2. Oliver, October 7, 1797, men-
tioned below. 3. Joel, October 18, 1799. 4.
.Stillman, .\ugust 7, 1801, died January i. 1824.
3. Hannah. Jamiary 2^. 1804. married. Febru-
ary I". 1828, l^dward Taylor. 6. James IIo,*;-
Icy. (Jctober 7. 180C). 7. John. May 6. i8og.
8. Harriet. October 13. 181 1, married. March
8, 1832, John Miller. 9. Sarah Hosley, Janu-
ary 6, 1816, married, September 4. 1834,
Charles G. Hinman. to. (jeorge. March 10.
( \'II ) Oliver (2). son of Oliver ( i) Whit-
combe. was born October 7. 1797. died in Lon-
donderry. New Ham])shire. Aj)ri! i. 1870. He
was engaged in lumbering, storekeeping. black-
smithing, etc.. and was postmaster for a time,
lie lived in Hancock, New Ham])shire: Union,
l'>roome county. New York : Townsend. Massa-
chusetts, and Londonderry. New Hampshire.
He married. March 23. 1824. Nancy Clark,
born .\pril 2. 1801. died in Cambriflge. Massa-
chusetts, October 13. 1881. Children: t.
Peter Cochran Clark, born January 14. 1823.
mentioned below. 2. Oliver Reed. .\]iril 11,
( \'IH ) Peter Cochran Clark, son of Oliver
( 2) Whitcombe, was born January 14, 1823, in
llancock. New Hampshire, died at his home,
2 Clinton street, Cambridge, Massachusetts,
.May 26, igoo. He was educated in the district
schools and began life as a clerk in a country
store in New Ham()shire. He came to Boston
in 1835 where he found em|)loyment with the
firm of .Adams & .Adams, publishers of city
and town directories. He held responsible
piisitions for many years with this firm and
cciiUinued with its successor. Mr. Murdock,
and later with the firm of Sampson i*t .Mur-
dock. the present proprietors of this business.
Mr. Wiiitcombe was a faithful and callable
representative of iiis firm. In the course of
his career he became accjuainted with more
business men of P.oston than is the lot of many
men. He held the respect and confidence of
all with whom he had dealings and was trusted
im|)licitl\' by his employers. In |)olitics he was
a Republican, and in religion he and his wife
were prominent in the Congregational church.
He was interested in genealogy and contributed
a sketch of the family to the history of Han-
cock. Xew Hampshire. He resided at Cam-
bridgej)ort many years. He married, in P.os-
ton. .\ugiist 6. 1850. Harriet Maria Harris, of
Middletown L'ppi^r Houses, Connecticut, and
through her mother was a direct descendant
of Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island.
Children: i. Walter Clark, born .April 20.
1852. in Townsend, educated in the Boston
public schools and Pinkerton academy : taught
music for a time: now associated with Mur-
dock & Sampson, directory publishers : resides
at the family home, 2 Clinton street, Cam-
bridge. 2. Charles Reed, November 6, 1853.
( IX ) Dr. Charles Reed, son of Peter Coch-
ran Clark W'hitcombe, was born in O.xford
street. Boston, then a residential section of the
city. November 6. 1853. He attended the public
schools of Boston and Cambridge and gradu-
ated from the Cambridge high school in the
class of 1872. and from Williams College in
t8~''>. He determined to secure a medical edu-
cation and sjicnt a year and a half in Harvard
Medical .School; when his funds gave out he
turned his attention to teaching and continued
for the next five years. He was ])rincipal of
the Houghton school of Bolton, Massachusetts,
one year, at Marlboro high school two years,
an' of the West Boylston high school about
two vears. He then resumed the study of
p-ipdicine in the Long Island Medical College
of Brooklyn and graduated in 1883 with the
decree of M. D. He has practiced since 1884
in Roslindale in the city of Boston, except for
a short time when he was in Chicago. .\Itliough
a general practitioner he has acquired a notable
reputation as a surgeon and has assisted in
manv capital operations and is often called
to distant points on surgical cases anrl in con-
sultation. He has a large practice and is very
ponrlar not only with his patients but with his
fellow-practitioners. He is a thorough, pains-
taking, conscientious physician, keeping abreast
of the advance in medical science. He is a
member of the Massachusetts Medical Asso-
ciation, and of the .American Medical .Asso-
ciation. He is a prominent Free Mason, a
member of Jseph Webb L<xlge. and .St. Paul
Chapter. Royal .Arch Masons. In politics he
is independent. He married (first) in .Sep-
tember, 1875, Nellie Louise .Ames, of Will-
iamstown, Massachu.setts. He married (sec-
ond at Kenosha, Wisconsin, January 21. i8'>8.
Isabelle Hay, born November 12. 1871. in .^t.
John, New Brunswick, Canada, daughter of
Thomas and Maria (Case) Hay, both natives
of New Briniswick and of English and Scotch
ancestry. 1 Icr father lives in .St. John, at an
advanced age. He was formerly a dealer in
wool. Her mother died in St. John at the age
of seventy-six years, January 27, 1908. Her
parents were for many years active members
of the liaptist church. Of their eight children,
tive are living ( 1909) and four reside in the
Cnitcfl States. Mrs. Whitcombe was carefully
trained and educated in her native town, served
in .New York City hosi)itals as a nurse, and
since she has resided in Roslindale has become
a leader in social life. Children of Dr. Whit-
combe by his first wife: i. Frank Harris, born
in Cambridge, July 12. 1876. is married, re-
sides in Colorado. 2. Harriet Maria, March
18. 1882. died I'ebruary 15, 1884. 3. Martha
.Ames. November 17. 1886. in Roslindale. mar-
ried. June 24, 1908. Irving M. .AtwoiKl. a
wholesale dealer in fish, "T" wharf. Boston;
tliev reside in Dorchester.
John ( lould. immigrant ancestor,
(inil.l) was born in Fngland. in 1610.
and (lied in Charlestown luid.
Massachusetts. March 21, i^kjo-i. He came to
this coimtry in the ship "Defence" in 1635,
from Towcester. Northami)tonshire. He was
a cariKMiter by trade. He was admitted a free-
man May 2. 1038. His first wife drace died
in \(>}fi. leaving one or two children. She was
born in luigjanil. in iTtii. He married (sec-
ond ) Marv , who was admitted to the
church January 8, if>,^'i-7. and died at Ten I lills
farm, September 28. 1642. He married ( third)
Joanna , born about 1608. died August
27. I ''197. called one hundred years old, but it is
|)robabIe she was about ninety, judging from
the age of her husband, and that she was aged
fifty in 1658. (iould lived in the section of
CJiarlestown that became .Sloneham. He had
a double lot. granted July i. \CiT,f\ In 1682 he
was excused frnni training in the militia. He
fought in King Philip's war, and remained in
the militia until over seventy-two years of age.
He was admitted to the church March 25.
1638-9. His house was at the west end of
what is now Cionld street, Wakefield. He and
wife Joanna sold lan<l at Maiden in 1658. His
will, dated January 3. 1C188. i)roved June 19.
1A91. be(|ueathed to sons Daniel. John, and
John I'.urben. and grandson Thomas Coidd.
Children: I. Thomas. 2. Mary, baptized Feb-
ruary 29, i'^.V>-7- ?>â– Sarah, bapti/.ed December
15, il\^j: married, iCVio. John P.urben (or Bur-
been I. 4. Elizabetli, born if)40. baptized Feb-
ruary 17, 1639-40. 5. .Abigail, born February
26, 1641-2; married. 1669. William Rogers;
(second) John Rogers. 6. Hannah, born Octo-
ber 26. 1644. 7. John, born January 21, 1646,
died October, 1647. 8. John, mentioned below.
9. Daniel, born 1654.
(Ill John ( 2 ), son of John ( I ) (iould, was
born .August 5, 1648, at Cliarlestown, and lived
at Slonehani, where he died January 24. 171 1-2.
lie married (first! .\bigail llelcher, died De-
cember 20, 1687, daughter of Jeremiah Belcher,
of Ipswich; (second) Martha Redington, born
-April 7, 1655, granddaughter of Zaccheus Gould,
another (iotikl immigrant. Children of first
wife, born at Stoneham : 1. John, March 28,
1 67 1 : married Sarah . 2. Abigail, De-
cember 30, 1672; married. May 15, 1693, Cap-
tain lienjamin ( ieary. 3. Jeremiah, 1678; men-
tioned l)elow. 4. Thomas. 1680; married Mary
Day. and I'l-iscilla Batenian. 5. Daniel, De-
cember 11, it)8i ; married Sarah Lirover, and
Abigail (Johnson) Richardson. 6. Mehitable,
married Jonas Eaton; (second) Nathan Brig-
ham, of Sudbury. 7. Mary, May 8, 1687; mar-
ried Ebenezer Knight, of Stoneham and Marl-
Ijorough. Children of second wife: 8. Samuel,
born 1691 : married Ruth Dunton. 9. .Abra-
ham. \(V)T,; married Mary ; died 1776.
10. Isaac. 1696; resided at West ford and .\ttle-
(Ill) Jeremiah, son of John (2) Gould,
was born in .Stoneham, in 1678, and died at
.Soutli Dedham, Massachusetts, according to the
church records, July 25, 1752, "aged about
seventy-four." lie married, in 1701, Mary
I'rown, of \\'al])ole, born 1678. died October
5. 1770. They lived at .Stoneham. at Dorches-
ter after 171 5, at Decjham in 1728, and at
W'alpole in 1742. Children: i. Mary, born
1703. 2. .\bigail. i/Of). 3. Jeremiah. 1709;
married, October 13, 1740. Keziah Morse; he
died .April 16. 1779. 4. -Sarah, born 1710. 5.
John, 1714; married, January 2^. 1738. Naomi
Pettee. 6. Daniel, born about 1716 ; mentioned
below. 7. .Samui'l. I7I<); married, June 12,
1744, Mary IVttee. 8. .Anna, baptized with
other children, -March 2^. 1739. Daniel, Sam-
uel and .Anna, children of Jeremiah, owned the
covenant in the church at South Dedham,
March 25. 1739.
(1\ I Daniel, son of Jeremiah (iould, was
b(jrn 1716-7. and died .April 20, 1754, aged
thirty-seven years. He married, at Dedham,
January 7, 1741-2, .Abigail IV'ttee. He and his
brother Samuel ami sister .Anna owned the
covenant in the .South Church of Dedham,
March 25, 1739. He and his wife joined the
church in full communion March 4, 1753. Their
children were all baptized in the -South Church
of Dedham. He lived at Sharon, formerly
Stoughtenham. adjoining Dedham. Children
\\ ith dates of bajJtism : i. -Abigail, January 23,
1742-3. 2. Lois, December. 30. 1744. 3. Dan-
iel, .\ugust 7, T748. 4. David, July 29, 1750;
mentioned below. 5. Ebenezer. baptized after
father's death. July 25. 1754.
( \ ) David, son (jf Daniel (iould, was born
in Stoughtenham, in 1750. bajJtized in the
church at South Dedham, July 29, 1750; died
at W'are, Massachusetts, -August 22, 1817, aged
sixty-seven, according to Ware town records.
He removed with his brothers Ebenezer and
Daniel from .'-^haron to Ware, Daniel going
thither in 1770. according to the E'reckenridge
Genealogy, but the others probably later than
1776. as he was in Stoughtenham in the revolu-
tion. With Daniel came Oliver Coney and Philip
Mt)rse. of Stoughtenham ( Sharon ). David was
a soldier in Captain Edward Bridge Savell's
company ( First Stoughtenham company ) , Col-
onel Robinson's regiment, on the Lexington
alarm. April 19. 1775 : again in Captain Edward
liridge .Savell's company. Colonel Gill's regi-
ment. 1776. His brother Ebenezer (iould was in
the same company. David (.iould lived on the
farm now or lately owned by Joseph A. Cum-
mings. He married, in 1780. Lovisa, daughter of
John Downing. Her father came from Spring-
field, and bought a farm of Timothy Brown at
Ware in 1752; kept a tavern on the old road on
the west side of Muddy Brook, on land lately
owned by Wallace .Sheldon. .Another daughter
of Downing married Isaac Magoon. Children:
1. David. 2. (ieorge. 3. .Samuel. 4. Downing.
5. John, mentioned below. 6. I^)visa. 7. Mar-
garet. 8. Minerva.
(\'l) John (3). son of David Gould, was
born in Ware, in 178(); died there at the age of
seventy-one. He married. .Se])tember 21. 1819,
.Annie .Allen I'.righani. born in Brookfield, De-
cember 8. 171)8. claugbter of Michael and Polly
I Tvler ) r.righam. (See Brighaiu). He was
a farmer in Ware all his life. Children: I.
Maria, born -May 2-t. 1820, died November 12,
1855. 2. William Bowdoin, born January 12,
1822. 3. David, l-"ebruary 4. 1824: resided in
Ware. 4. Minerva, March 13, i82(). 5. Min-
erva, July 5, 1827. 6. John lirigham, June 12,
1820: mentioned below. 7, Daniel. June 19,
1 83 1 ; resided at .Springfield. 8. -Mary -Ann,
Jinie 13, 1833; married Erskine Pease, of
Indian Orchard. 9. James H., .May 27, 1835.
lo. Eliza. .MarL-h S, 1838. 11. Joseph B., Sep-
tember 2, 1841.
( \ 11 ) John IJriyham, son 01 John (3 ) ("lonld.
was born at Ware. June 12, 1829. He was
educated in the public schools of his native
town. During his boyhood and youth he work-
ed on his father's farm, and later succeeded to
it. .Since he has owned the homestead he lias
greatly improved it. building the new house,
which is beautifully situated on a hill overlook-
ing the town. He had a large milk route until
he disposed of it a few years ago. and he still
maintains an excellent dairy. Mr. (iould has
made a success of farming, and is one of the
substantial citizens of the town. He is a Re-
publican in politics, a Congregationalist in relig-
ion. December 23, 1867, he married Julia Ar-
delia Caryl, born at Barnet. \ermont. in 1838.
daughter of Rodney Clark Caryl. (See Caryl I.
Children, born at Ware: i. Edwin Caryl, born
1872 : married Ellen Connor ; children : i. Stead-
man : ii. Robert. 2. Helen E., born 1873. 3.
[ohn .A., born 1875. 4. .Anna Brigjiam, born
The name IJrigham is from
r.RIi il I AM the Saxon brigg (bridge ) and
liam (house). There is a
manor of the name in county Cumberland, ad-
joining Scotland, of which it was in ancient
days a part. The barony from which the
family name is derived is now generally called
by another name. Cockerniouth. The old castle
was (jne t)f the strongest in its day. It was
built largely of material taken from an old
Roman castle in the vicinity. .\s late as 1648
it was garrisoned and stood siege for a month.
.\fter it was cai)tured it was nearly destrfiyed.
but at last accounts a small part was still habit-
able. From this manor the English and .Amer-
ican Brighams get their names, and all |)rob-
ably are descended from the early Brighams
of this |)lace.
( I ) Thomas F'righam. immigrant ancestor.
was born m England, in i'^>03. He embarked
at London for \ew England. .A))ril 18. 1653,
in the ship "Susan and lillen," Edward I'yne.
master. He settled at W atertown. In 1637 he
liad a fourteen acre lot there, bought of John
Doggett. situated in a part later annexed to
Cambridge. He built his house in Cambridge
on a lot containing three acres and a half. His
neighbors were Josi])h. Simon and UaacCrosby.
I \\< home was about two-thirds of a mile from
I iarvard College, and at one point abutted on
the Charles river. He resided there until 1648.
He was admitted a freeman .April 18. 1637,
and wun a leading citizen, lie was silectman