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being EKzabeth, born 1695, died Oct. 1, 1772, married Ebenezer
Field, who was killed accidentally Sept. 12, 1726; afterwards
married Azariah Wright, 1726. She was the first schooldame in
Northfield, and a noted woman there.
Children :

William, b. Feb. 14, 1678; d. at Hatfield, Sept. 18, 1690.

John, b. Dec. 25, 1679; res. in Deerfield.

Sarah, b. Nov. 21, 1681; m. May 2, 1700, Zebediah Williams.

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Margaret, b. Oct. 6, 1683; m. May 2, 1700, William Belding.

Hannah, b. 1685; m. abt. 1704, Joseph Clesson of Northampton

and Deerfield, Mass.
Daniel, b. Sept. 11, 1687; resident in Deerfield, 1729.
Ebenezer, b. Aug. 28, 1689; d. Sept. 25, 1690.
William, b. Oct. 26, 1692.
Elizabeth, b. 1695; d. Oct. 1, 1772; m. Ebenezer Field, blacksmith, who

rem. to Northfield, where, being mistaken for an Indian, he was shot by

a sentinel.

References: "Genealogy of the Arms Family," pages 5, 6.
"Hadley, Mass., History," by Judd, page 448.
"Deerfield, Mass., History," by Sheldon, Part II.
"The Families of New England," by S. Drake.
Massachusetts Archives, Volume 69, page 250.

Summary of Ancestry:

1. Joanna Arms of Yarmouth, England, b. 1587.

2. William Arms, b. 1654 in Island of either Jersey or Guernsey in the English

Channel, d. Aug. 25, 1731, Deerfield, Mass.; m. Nov. 21, 1677, Joanna
Hawks, of Hadley, Mass., b. Feb. 8, 1654, d. Nov. 22, 1729, probably
Deerfield, Mass.

3. Elizabeth Arms, b. April, 1695, Deerfield, Mass., d. Oct. 1, 1772; married,

1714, Ebenezer Field, b. March 17, 1688, d. Sept. 12, 1723, Deerfield,

4. Aaron Field, b. March 17, 1721/2, Deerfield, Mass., d. March 17, 1800,

Bernardston, Mass.; m. May 26, 1743, Deerfield, Mass., Eunice Frary,
b. Nov. 30, 1721, Deerfield, Mass., d. Oct. 28, 1813, Bernardston,


5. Chloe Field, b. Dec. 29, 1743. Deerfield, Mass., d. April 10, 1781, Green-

field, Mass.; m. Nov. 1764, Greenfield, Mass., Samuel Shattuck, b.
Sept. 18, 1741, Deerfield, Mass., d. Sept. 1, 1827, Portland, N. Y.

6. Chloe Shattuck, b. Nov. 22, 1766, Greenfield, Mass., d. Jan. 22, 1845,

Enosburg, Vt.; m. Nov. 17, 1785, Greenfield, Mass., Ephraim Leach,
b. Dec. 1761, Westmoreland, N. H., d. Feb. 28, 1840, Enosburg, Vt.

7. Tertius Leach, b. Nov. 21, 1786, prob. Greenfield, Mass., d. Feb. 4, 1864,

Waterville, Vt.; m. Jan. 1, 1812, Sheldon, Vt., Sophia Hawley, b. Aug.
17, 1795, Sheldon, Vt., d. Jan. 7, 1879, Waterville, Vt.

8. Tertius Hawley Leach, b. March 19, 1813, Enosburg, Vt., d. Sept. 19,

1881, Clinton, Iowa; m. Feb. 28, 1835, Sheldon, Vt., Orisa Fanton,
b. May 1, 1812, Sheldon, Vt., d. June 24, 1890, Fairfield, Vt.

9. Horace Brayton Leach, b. Sept. 25, 1836, Sheldon, Vt., d. May 6, 1919,

East Highgate, Vt.; m. Sept. 8, 1863, Stanbridge, Que., Caroline Alex-
andria Phelps, b. July 3, 1840, Bedford, Que., d. Mar. 29, 1921, East
Highgate, Vt.

Children (first four born in Bakersfield, Vt.) :

1. Fayette Phelps, b. Nov. 17, 1864; m. Sept. 3, 1887, Josie L.

Brown. See Leach Ancestry.

2. Elizabeth May, b. Jan. 7, 1866; m. Sept. 8, 1889, Oscar Herbert

Rixford. See Rixford Ancestry.

3. Alberta Louisa, b. July 27, 1868; m. Oct. 21, 1891, Charles J.

Read. See Read Ancestry.

4. Frankie Orisa, h. Oct. 11, 1870; m. June 5, 1895, Homer J.

Cutler. See Cutler Ancestry.

5. Adelbert Horace, b. May 15, 1877, Fairfield, Vt.; m. Sept. 8,

1896, Bertha P. MuUins. He died at Chickamauga Battle-
field, Ga., July 25, 1898. See Leach Ancestry.

10. Elizabeth May Leach, b. Jan. 7, 1866; m. Sept. 8, 1889, Sheldon, Vt.,
Oscar Herbert Rixford, b. Dec. 27, 1859, East Highgate, Vt., d. Sept. 11 ,
1926, East Highgate, Vt. Had one son.

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11. Oscar Adelbert Rixfoed, b. Aug. 4, 1890, East Highgate, Vt.; m. Jan. 18,
1919, at Montreal, Que., Mary Carolyn Hefflion, b. June 6, 1889,
Montreal, Que.

Children (born at East Highgate, Vt.) :

1. Mary-Elizabeth Lenora, h. Oct. 6, 1922.

2. Oscar Theodore, b. July 21, 1925.

Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century, p. 146, No. 772; and Daughters
of the American Colonists, 1931, pp. 26 to 36, No. 2089; ancestry traced by the
author of this book.

Descendants of John Baker

The following record, taken from a book in the British Museum
called "County Genealogies and Pedigrees of Hertfordshire Fami-
lies," collected by William Berry, has been kindly furnished by
Wilham Sherwood, Esq., of Fairfield, Ct. It is a part of the Record
found in the above named book, of the family of John Baker. It
leaves scarce a doubt in the mind of the Compiler, that the wife of
Thomas Nash, the emigrant to New Haven, was Margery, daughter
of Nicholas Baker, since we have no record of any other Thomas
Nash coming to New England.

John Baker married Margery Madistard.

Children :

I. Nicholas.

II. John, m. Joan, dau. of Gregory Woodard of Bromyard.

III. A Daughter, m. Smart, had a dau. Margery who m. Newborough.

IV. A Daughter, m. West of Hales Owen.

V. A Daughter, m. Bolton.

VI. A Daughter, m. Coxe of Claques.

VII. William, m. Joan Gill, had a son William called Lord Baker.

Nicholas Baker, eldest of the above children, married Mary
Hodgetts. He died 14 Nov., 1632.

First Genealogical Record: Rev. Nicholas Baker, 1610-1673,
and His Descendants. John Baker, father of Nicholas Baker,
m. Margery Madistard. See "Nash Family," Preface II. Nicholas
Baker was one of the flock of Rev. Peter Hobert, which settled at
Hinman, Mass., in 1635. Removed to Hull and thence to Scituate,
where he was adorned as Pastor, serving in that capacity until
his death, 1673.

The maternal lines for four generations were Pilgrims. Nicholas
Baker, son of John, married Mary Hodgtes. ("Hodges Family of
New England" by John D, Hodges, 3rd edition, 1896, says Hedge,
Hedges, Hodge, Hodges, Hogge, Hogg, Hodgkins, Hodgskin,
Hodgskine, Hodgekine, Hodgekines, Hoskine, Hoskin, Hoskines
and Hotchkiss are the same name given by different families.)
They settled at what was named for them Bakers Hill. Hinman
was known as Bare Cove. Also real estate in Hull. Nicholas
Baker married his first wife in England at Scituate, 1661. He
married his second wife in 1662. Nicholas Baker was the first

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Deputy from Hinman in the General Court of the Colony 1636-38.
"Lincoln's History of Hingham" credits Nicholas Baker with
8 children and a possible 9th. Nicholas Baker was a genuine
Puritan. He was one of the first Ministers of Scituate in whose
memory the Daughters of the American Revolution placed a
Bronze Tablet. This Tablet was placed on the Lot of the first
Meeting House by the Chief Justice Cushing Chapter of Scituate,

Genealogical Notes of Barnstable FamiHes, Vol. I and II. — ■
The Families of Barnstable and West Barnstable are descendants
of Nicholas of Scituate. Rev. Nicholas Baker was a graduate of
St. John's College, Cambridge, England, B.A. 1631-2, M.A. 1635.
His brother Nathaniel came over with him and settled at Hing-
ham, Mass., in 1635. He received a share of the first division of
House Lots, and became a large land holder in Hull. "Records of
Massachusetts Bay Colony," Vol. I, 1638-1641, 2nd Edition.—
Nicholas Baker present with other members at the Court held at
Newton, Mass., April 5, 1636. Cotton Mathers called him "honest
Nicholas Baker" of Scituate. He died August 22, 1678. "Gene-
alogical Gleanings in America," Vol. I.— Nicholas Baker of the
Parish of St. Georges in Maryland, one of his Majesty's plantations
in America, 28 Feb., 1753, proved Jan. 7, 1766. D. A. C. Lineage
Book, p. 42. — Nicholas Baker d. 1678, was a Delegate to the General
Court, 1636-38, was ordained a Minister at Scituate, Mass, 1660.
"Records Massachusetts Bay," Vol. I, 1628-1641, 2nd Edition.—
A Nicholas Baker present with other members at the Court
Holden at New Town, April 5, 1683. "The Massachusetts Bay in
New England," Vol. I, p. 327.— Nicholas Baker, Deputy 1638,
May 2, at Court.


I. Nicholas, m. the dau. of Pemberton of Birmingham. She remarried

Stephen Limdford.
II. John, d. in infancy.

III. Joseph, d. unm.

IV. Maegery, m. Thomas Nash and went to New England.
V. Judith, d. unm.

The last will and Testament of Thomas Nash late of
Newhaven deceased. — made the 1 of August 1657. — etc.
In his Will he mentioned his daughter, Mary, wife of Roger
Allen; and another daughter Sarah, wife to Robert Tal-

References: Nash Family— Appendix, p. 267. ,,^,« ,^„„v

First Genealogical Record, Rev. Nicholas Baker (1610-1673)
and His Descendants.

Summary of Ancestry :

1; John Baker, m. Margery Madistard.

2. Rev. Nicholas Baker (1610-1673), m. Mary Hodgetts.

3. Thomas Nash (England-New Haven, Conn.), m. Margery Baker.

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4. Lieut. Timothy Nash (1626 ), m. prob. 1657, Rebekah Stone.

5. Lieut. John Nash (Aug. 21, 1667-Oct. 7, 1743), m. Nov. 27, 1691, Elizabeth

KeUogg (Oct. 9, 1673-July 4, 1750).

6. Samuel Nash, Esq. (Jan. 29, 1709 ), m. (1) Jan. 24, 1734, Margaret

Merrill (June 6, 1709 ).

7. Joel Phelps (b. 1732 at Windsor, Conn.), m. Sept. 8, 1757, Jerusha Nash

(Oct. 5, 1736-1796).

8. Phineas Phelps (April 10, 1767-April 20, 1813), m. at New Haven, Vt.,

Lydia Lawrence (Jan. 15, 1762-Sept. 29, 1813).

9. David Nash Phelps (Oct. 4, 1796-April 15, 1884), m. 29 AprU, 1821,

Elizabeth Hungerford (Feb. 7, 1798- Jan. 7, 1878).

From here same as Summary of Arms Ancestry, 8th to 10th Generations;
Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century, p. 136, No. 772; and Daughters of the
American Colonists, 1931, p. 29, No. 2089; ancestry traced by the author of this


The origin of the name is a question upon which there is some
difference of opinion. All agree, however, that Normandy was its
original European home, and that it came into England at the time
of the Norman Conquest in the 11th Century, and the claim has
been made that it came into Normandy indirectly from Persia.

The ancient Jewish year which opened with the 25th of March,
continued long to have a legal position in Christian countries. In
England, it was not until 1752, that the 1st of January became the
initial day of the legal year, as it had long been of the popular year.

Lieut. Thos. Barber, whose name appears in the early Colonial
Records of Windsor, Conn., was born probably in the County of
Bedfordshire, England, about 1614, and was first of the name in
New England.

He came to Windsor in 1635, with the party fitted out by Sir
Richard Saltonstall, under Francis Stiles, a Master Carpenter of
London. He was then 21 years of age, and was the first of the
Barber name in New England. (History of Windsor, p. 21.) The
Stiles party after the Pl5aiiouth Trading Post were the first active
settlers in Windsor.

The following is a copy of a portion of the London Passenger Register for
the ship "Christian" in which the Saltonstall party saUed for America, "16
March 1634." These underwritten names are to be transported to New England
imbarqued in ye "Christian" de Lo; (from London) Joh. White Mr. bound thither,
the men having taken ye oath of Allegiance & Supremacie, 1. Francis Stiles, 35
yrs.; 2. Tho. Bassett, 37 yrs.; 3. Tho. StUes, 20 yrs.; 4. Tho. Barber, 21 yrs.

The Hartford Probate Records contain the following regarding
the settlement of Thomas Barber's estate:

Barber, Thomas, Windsor, Invt. bl32-14-00; taken 20 Oct. 1662, by Benj.
Newberry and John Moore.

Court Record, Page 187 — 4 Feb., 1662/3, Invt. approved, Samuel was placed
with his brother Thomas Barber to learn a trade; Mercy (Mary) Barber was placed
with Lt. Walter Fyler and his wife until 18 years of age, unless she marries before,
with her Master's and Dame's and eldest brother's approbation; Josias Barber
was placed with Dea. John Moore until 21 years of age to learn a trade; Thomas

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Barber doth engage to take Samuel Barber's portion and after two years from the
present to allow 6% simple interest per annimi. John Barber took Josias' portion
upon the same terms.

6 June 1662, Dist. to John and Sarah jointly.

House and Home lot as their Father willed 1 26-13-04

To Thomas Barber by Gift and his portion 13-00-00

To Samuel, Mercy and Josias each 36-15-00

By Capt. Newberry,
Deacon Moore,
Sgt. Alvord.

Thomas Barber was one of the Gallant Soldiers in Pequot Expedition with
the rank of Sergeant; he distinguished himself by his bravery in a number of
fights with the Pequots, and particularly in the taking of a fort which the Indians
considered impregnable. After describing the march and the plan of the attack,
Capt. Mason gives the following account of the exploit. "We called up our forces
with all expedition, gave fire thro' the PaUisade upon them; the Indians being in
a dead, indeed their last sleep. Then we wheeled ofif and fell upon the main en-
trance, which was blocked up with bushes about breast high, over which the
Captain passed, intending to make good the entrance, encouraging the rest to
follow. Lieut. Seeley endeavored to enter, but being somewhat encumbered,
stepped back and pulled out the bushes, and so entered, and with him about 16
men. We had formerly concluded to destroy them by the sword and save the
plunder." This occurred probably in June, 1637. According to the Windsor
records, in 1635, Thomas Barber was granted "a Lot ten rods west of Humphrey
Hyde's Hill Road." In 1641, the lands in the locality called by the Indian name
Massaco, were apportioned among the Colonists. Thomas Barber was granted
about 600 acres of these lands. The Records of Northampton, Mass., contain the
following regarding Thomas Barber: "A Towne Meeting 24th of 4 mon. 1661."

On Oct. 6, 1640, Thomas Barber married Jane or Joan (Surname not

known). She is supposed by some to have been a daughter of one of the Dutch
settlers, and another authority states that she was the first white woman to land
in Connecticut.

He died on Sept. 11th, and his wife Joan, on Sept. 10th, 1662.

Children (names of 5 children not given) :

1. John, bapt. July 24, 1642; removed to Springfield, Mass.

2. Thomas, b. July 14, 1644; removed to Simsbury, Conn.

3. Sarah, bapt. July 19, 1646.

4. Samuel, bapt. Oct. 1, 1648; m. (1) Mary Coggins; (2) Ruth Drake.

5. Mary, bapt. Oct. 12, 1651.

6. JosiAH, b. Feb. 15, 1653.

In the Hartford Probate records it will be observed that the name of the fifth
child of Thomas and Joan Barber is given as Mercy instead of Mary, as shown
above. Also some records seem to indicate that she married a Hale, but the Gillett
family records furnish conclusive evidence of her marriage to John Gillett. It is
possible that in the records showing the name of Hale, her marriage was confused
with that of her sister Sarah's to Timothy Hall, as a confusion of the names Hale
and Hall is quite common.

See "Society Colonial Wars," page 26, Lieut. Thomas Barber 1614-1662, under
Capt. John Mason. See "King Philip's War," page 466 — Two of the 6 men
received pay for 17 days in Pequot Fight was John Washborn and Thomas Barber
Thomas Barber in Pequot Fight, 1637. Page 450— William Barber, Feb. 24,

October, 1668, Thomas Barber one of about 25 men that met at the home of
John Moore, Jr., and agreed on the terms of the Settlement ("Memorial History
of Hartford," Vol. II, p. 342). Thomas Barber made a Contract with the town
of Simsbury to erect a Meeting House in 1683 (p. 349). Thomas Barber had a
contract with others in 1679, in the town to erect a Christ and Saw Mill (p. 359) .
Settlement begins at Norwottock afterwards Hadley. (P. 439) Congo C. R.

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(p. 498), Thomas Barber one of the Stiles Party. (See p. 68) — There were four
brothers of the Barber family who removed from the old Parish in 1738 — Samuel,
Thomas, Jonathan and John. All settled in the district of the Old Center School
District in Canton. Dr. Samuel Barber had 11 sons and three daughters. Jona-
than had 2 sons and 1 daughter. John Barber had 5 sons and 1 daughter.

Samuel Barber, baptized Oct. 1, 1648; married (first) Dec. 1,
1670, Mary Coggins, who died May 19, 1676, by whom he had three
children, Thomas, Samuel and John. He married (second) Jan.
25, 1677, Ruth Drake, daughter of John and Hannah (Moore)
Drake, who was baptized Dec. 6, 1657. They had (p. 25) 11 chil-
dren, the fourth, Ruth, born July 24, 1683; married William Phelps,
my ancestor, Ruth.

Ruth Baeber, b. July 24, 1683; m. (2nd. wife) AprU 18, 1706, WiUiam
Phelps, son of Lieut. Timothy and Mary (Griswold) Phelps, who was b. Feb. 4,
1668/9. Children: 1/100. 1. Caleb Phelps, h. Jan. 11, 1708.1/101. 2. Jacob
Phelps, b. June 18, 1711. 1/102. 3. Ruth Phelps, b. Jan. 23, 1713.

WiUiam Phelps, the husband of Ruth Barber, was the son of Lieut. Timothy
Phelps and Mary Griswold, of Kenilworth, Conn. Lieut. Timothy was commiss-
ioned in Queen Anne's War, 1702, in which he served in Capt. Matthew AUyn's
Company, Col. Wm. Whiting's Reg. Lieut. Timothy was a brother of Mary
Phelps, who married Thomas Barber, and son of William Phelps, The Emigrant.

Wniiam Phelps (mother, Mary Griswold, was the dau. of Edward Griswold ,

b. in Eng., abt. 1607) and his wife Margaret , who d. Aug. 23, 1670, her

tombstone being the oldest one in the Congregational Churchyard at Killing-
worth (now Clinton), Conn.

Edward Griswold was a prominent character in the early history of Conn.;
was a member of the Colonial Legislature, and was frequently commissioner.
He d. in Killingworth (or KenUworth) in 1691, aged 84 years.

Children of Samuel Barber by 1st marriage; born at Windsor:

1. Thomas, b. Oct. 7, 1671; buried Oct. 31, 1673.

2. Samuel, b. Jan. 26, 1673; m. Martha Ponder.

3. John, probably d. young.

By second marriage:

4. William, b. 1678; m. Esther Brown.

5. Hannah, b. Oct. 4, 1680/1, probably d. young, as she is not mentioned in

either her father's, mother's or sister Mindwell's wills.

6. Joseph, b. 1681; m. Mary Loomis.

7. Ruth, b. July 24, 1683; m. William Phelps.

8. *Mary.

9. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 9, 1684/5; m. Daniel Loomis.

*Stiles' "Ancient Windsor" gives Sept. 25, 1704, as the date of birth of the
daughter Mary (dau. of Samuel Barber^ and Mary Coggins), but in the record
of the Brown family, the same authority states that she married Peter Brown in
1696, or eight years before the date of her birth. In the Appendix of the volume
mentioned. Dr. Stiles calls attention to this descrepancy. It will be seen, by ref-
erence to the wills heretofore mentioned that there was a daughter Mary, belonging
to this family; that she married prior to the making of her father's will, in Feb.,
1708/9, and in her sister Mindwell's wUl she is specifically mentioned as the wife
of Peter Brown. Hence she was evidently one of the older children.

(Will of Samuel Barber, Sr.) — Barber, Samuel, Sr., Windsor: Inv. p. 598,
04-10; taken Mch. 1709, by John Moore, Sr., Job Drake, Sr. and Thomas Mar-
shall, will dated 21 February 1708/9.

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10. David, b. May 12, 1686; m. Hannah Post.

11. Sarah, b. Aug. 28, 1688.

12. Benjamin, b. 1690; m. Hannah Lewis.

13. Mind WELL, b. Dec. 3, 1691; unmarried.

14. John, b. probably abt. 1694; m. Jane Alvord.

For Coat of Arms of Drakes of Ashe, see Barber Genealogy.

References: "Barber Genealogy — Descendants of Thomas Barber of Wind-
sor, Conn.," 1614-1909; "Descendants of John Barber, of
Worcester, Mass.," 1714-1909.

Summary of Ancestry :

1. Thomas Bakber (Eng., 1611-Sept. 11, 1662); m. Oct. 6, 1640, Jane or Joan

( Sept. 10, 1662).

2. Samuel Barber (bapt. Oct. 1, 1648 ); m. (2) Jan. 25, 1677, Ruth

Drake (bapt. Dec. 6, 1657 ).

3. William Phelps (Feb. 4, 1668/9 ); m. (2) April 18, 1706, Ruth Bar-

ber (July 24, 1683 ).

4. Lieut. Samuel^ Phelps (AprU 5, 1708-Aug. 14/17, 1754); m. , 1731,

Ruth Phelps (Jan. 23, 1713 ).

5. Joel Phelps (1732 ); m. Sept. 8, 1757, Jerusha Nash (Oct. 5, 1734-

Sept. 20, 1813).

6. Phineas Phelps (April 10, 1707-AprU 20, 1813) ; m. Lydia Lawrence (Jan.

15, 1762-Sept. 20, 1813).

7. David Nash Phelps (Oct. 4, 1796-April 15, 1884); m. April 29, 1821, Eliza-

beth Hungerford (Feb. 7, 1798-Jan. 7, 1878).

Ancestry of Joanna Arms of Yarmouth, 8th to 10th Generations; Colonial
Daughters of the 17th Century, p. 146, No. 772; and Daughters of the American
Colonists, 1931, pp. 29-36, No. 2089; ancestry traced by the author of this book.


Descendants op John and William Barstow

Barstow (Bairstow, Bairsto, Bearsto, Beresto)

John Barstow, of Cambridge, father of William

Four brothers of the name of Barstow, came early to this country,
viz., Michael, John, George and William. (Com. Am. Gen., p. 389,
Vol. II), William Barstow, 1669 from England in the "True Love,"
1635, settled at Dedham. Freeman at Scituate, 1649. First
Settler at Hanover, Mass. Married Ann Hubbard. William Beresto,
aged 23, and George Beresto, aged 21 years, embarked Sept. 20,
1635, for New England in the "True Love," John Gibbs, Master.
WilHam died in Dedham Jan. 1, 1668, leaving widow Anna and 8
children. (See Deane's Hist. Scit., p. 218) . His daughter, Deborah,
married Nov. 9, 1670, PhiHp Shattuck. Child: 1. Joseph,
baptized in Dedham, April 25, 1641; 2. Mary, baptized Jan. 2,
1642/3. (Leonard Gen., by M. Leonard, 1896, p. 27), William
Barstow was at Dedham when his son Joseph was born, 1639, and
in Scituate when William, Jr. was born, 1652. His first child (wife
Sarah) Rebecca, was born March 12, 1676. Both Joseph and WiUiam
with Joseph Sprague proved. "Corenet" Robert Studson's will,
March 1, 1702/3. Deane's History of Scituate, Mass., p. 218—
William Barstow was a brother of Michael Barstow and George

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Barstow, of Watertown, 1653. William Barstow settled for a time
at Dedham, Mass., where his son Joseph was born, and probably
John, also. He was a freeman in Scituate, 1649. His house was
built about 100 rods northwest of Hanover Corners on the East
side of the Plymouth road. He built "Barstow's Bridge," 1654.
(See Bridges).

A partial list of those who took the oath of fidelity from 1633 to
1668 — Robert Shelly, Thomas Bird, Humphrey Johnson, William
Barstow, and Thomas Palmer. A partial list of inhabitants to
whom lands were assigned by a Committee of the Court and the
Town 1673— Mr. Nicholas Baker, Thomas Palmer. (Soe. Col.
Wars, p. 308), Thomas Barstow, 1740-1790, served in Col. Miller's
E.egt., 1758/9, Expedition to Lake George.

Besides the children above named there was born to him in
Scituate: Deborah, 1650; William, 1652; Martha, 1655. There
was also a son, Jeremiah, born probably at Dedham. William
Barstow died 1668 and Ann, his widow, administered his Estate.
His descendants are many in Hanover, Rochester, Fair Haven and
Salem. He was an extensive landholder, a man of high respecta-
bility, and a worthy and enterprising man. His inventory, taken
by Robert Stetson and Joseph Sylvester, was sworn to by his widow,
April 5, 1669. His widow married (2) John Price, the first of the
name in New England. (See Gen. Reg. V, p. 383).

Children :

1. Joseph, b. in Dedham, June 6, 1639, of Hingham; m. May 16, 1666, Susanna


2. Maet, bapt. in Dedham, Jan. 2, 1642/3.

3. Patience, b. in Dedham, Dec. 3, 1643; m. 1662, Moses Sinamons, of Sci-

tuate. Sarah Barstow, a legatee of Susanna Halstead, and men-
tioned in connection with Deborah (6) was without much doubt a
daughter of William, and the one who m. about 1665, Nathaniel Church,
a carpenter, of Scituate, son of Richard and elder brother of Caleb, of
Watertown. (See Mitchell, p. 366, and Windsor's Hist. Dux., p. 245) .

4. Deborah, b. in Scituate, August 1650; m. in Watertown, Nov. 9, 1670,

Dr. PhilHp Shattuck.

5. William, b. in Scituate, Sept., 1652, inheritor of his father's homestead;

a ship builder and owner of a sawmill; by wife Sarah had 7 children
and very numerous descendants.

6. Martha, b. in Scituate, 1655; m. Dec. 9, 1675, Samuel Prince (or Price),

a son of her mother's 2nd husband. She d. in Hull, Dec. 18, 1684 ; 5
children, one of whom, Martha, m. Ezra Bourne, of Sandwich, and their
dau., Mary Bourne m. Rev. John Angier, of E. Bridgewater, youngest
son of Rev. Samuel Angier, of Watertown.

See Summary of Descendants of William Shattuck.


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