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250. 6. Francis- Rice, b. May 30, 1740.

251. vii. David 4 , b. Sept. 26, 1714.



FOURTH GENERATION AND CHILDREN

189. JOHN NEWTON (John 3 , John-, Richard 1 ), son of John and Hannah
(Morse) Newton of Marlborough, Mass., was born there June 13, 1692, and died
in Southborough, November 15, 1763, — at which time he is "John, Jr."

He married in Watertown, Mass., January 3, 1716-17, Hannah Parkhurst,
daughter of John and Abigail (Garfield) Parkhurst§ of. Watertown, where she
was born April 17, 1690. She died in Southborough, — "Jlannah Jr." February
24, 1754.

John Newton 4 lived in Marlborough, where five of his children were born;
and was set off to Southborough in 1727, where the three others were born.
He was one of those who voted, in 1702, in opposition to the settlement of
Rev. John Emerson over the Marlborough Church.

There is no Probate record of the settling of his estate in Worcester County,
nor in Middlesex County.

In 1746, being then 54 years old, Mr. Newton would seem to be living in
Leicester — or he may have been only visiting there — either way, he dated from

♦Isaac Tomlin, Jr.. m. (2) Feb. 9. 1724, Mary Jonson. who had three children born on
Jan. 3. 1725, [Church records of Westboro] viz., Lydia. Sarah and Ruhatna. The mother died
Nov. 16. 1725, and he m. (3) 1730. Jemima Weeks. Sec note to Elisha Newton 3 .

J Lieut. Eleazer Rick. m. (2) 1747, Mehitable Stone of Sutton. She came from Beverly
to ch. at Westboro in 1740. bore him five children and died at Brookfield June 12, 1805,
aged 86.

§ George Parkhirst 1 . It is not known when he came to America. He brought nt least
two children, a son, George-, and a daughter. Pluhc-. with him. Terhaps Joseph 2 , in Chelms-
ford, was his son. lie married about 1645, Susanna, wid. of John Simpson of Watertown. and
about that time moved from Watertown to Boston. Daniel 2 , bapt. in first church of Boston,
1649, was probably his son. He had lands in both towns.

George Pabkhurst* Jr. (George 1 ), b. 1618: d. March 16, 1698-9. aged 81. m. (1) 1643.
Sarah Brown; m. (2) 1650, Mary Phkza. He lived in Watertown and had: John*. 1644;
Sarah 3 , 1649.

John Parkhirst 3 , b. 1644; d. 1725; m. Abigail Garfield, dau. Samuel, b. 1646; d. 1726.
They lived in Watertown. and had: John*. 1671-2: Abigail*, 1674: Sarah*, 1676: Rachael*.
1678; Elisabeth*, 1681 ; Mary*, 1683; George*, 1685-6 ; Samuel*, 1688 ; Hannah*, b. April 17,
1690, m. John Newton of Marlborough.



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Leicester the gift of a Bible to his son "John Newtown/' and spells his own
name in the same way. The inscription is given under John Newton 5 , his son.

CHILDREN.

252. i. Dinah , b. Jan. 21, 1717-18 ; d. in Southborough, Widow Mixer, April 6,
1813, aged 96. C. R. ; m. in Southborough, July 5, 1755, as his second wife,
Benjamin Mixer (184), son of Benjamin and Rebecca (Newton) Mixer* of
Marlborough-Southborough, b. in Southborough March 23, 1715, d. there
April 30, 1800. C. R. They lived in Southborough; no children by this
marriage.

Azariah 5 , b. Feb. 5, 1719-20; m. Sarah Jones.

John 5 , b. Oct. 5, 1722 ; m. Abigail Eames.

Hannah 5 , b. Dec. 15, 1724.

Amos 5 , b. April 17, 1727; m. (1) Prudence Bellows; m. (2) Mrs. Jane
(Larned) Giles.

Abel 5 (twin), b. Dec. 15, 1729.

Jonas 5 (twin), b. Dec. 15, 1729.

Patience 5 , b. Feb. 2, 1732-3 ; m. in Marlborough, Jan. 11, 1767, Benjamin
Wilder of Lancaster.



224. PHINEAS NEWTON* (John 3 , John 2 , Eichard 1 ), son of John and
Hannah (Morse) Newton of Marlborough, Mass., was born there, October 5,
1707, and died at Wilbraham, Mass., July 12, 1779.

He married, probably, at Marlborough — the marriage being recorded in the
church there, in 1730-31, Patience Howe, daughter of John, Jr., and Deliverence
(Rice) Howe:}: of Marlborough, where she was bom March 28, 1714. She died
February 5, 1759, and is buried in Ellington, Conn., which was then a part of
the town of Windsor, Conn.

He married (2) at East Haddam, Conn., March 12, 1760, Mary Cove or Cone,
who was living July 1, 1778, and is mentioned and provided for in his will of
that date. She seems to have been a widow with an invalid daughter, "Hannah,"
when he married her. He had no children by this marriage.

Mr. Newton certainly lived in Leicester for twenty years after marriage — ten
of his children were born there. Two other sons, Paul and Phineas, he men-
tions in his will, which two were probably born at Windsor, Conn., where he
was as early as 1757, when, being styled as "of Windsor," on August 31, 1757,
he bought lands in South Hadley, Mass., — in a part of the town called the
"Crank." By deed, dated March 26, 1760, Simeon Willard of Spring-field, Mass.,
conveys land "in the Second and Middle Division of the outward Commons
so called on the East side of Connecticut River in Springfield" to "Phineas
Newton of Windsor and Collony of Connecticut." He probably removed to
Springfield about the time of his second marriage, and on June 3, 1760, bought
more land in the "Crank." In April, 1761, still "of Springfield," he conveyed
land in South Hadley, to his son Francis Newton, of South Hadley. March 21,
1763, "Lieut. Phineas Newton was appointed on Committee to set off Wilbraham
as a separate precinct from Springfield." It is very probable that his home and

* See Mixer footnote to 182.

t John Howe 8 , Jr., b. Sept. 16, 1682 ; d. May 10, 1754, aged 74 ; m. Nov. 3. 1703, Deliver-
ence Rice, res. Marlborough ; bad ten children ; son of Isaac Howe 2 , b. Aug. 8, 1648 ; d.
Dec. 0, 1724, aged 77 ; by will dated June 20, 1723, he gave his homestead to his son John 3 , Jr.
(all of his other living children were six daughters) ; m. (1) Jan 17, 1671, Frances Woods,
who d. May 14, 1718; ra. (2) Dec. 2, 1718, Susanna Sibley of Sutton; son of John Howe 1
of Sudbury, the immigrant.

Deliverence Rice*, b. Aug. 14, 1681, dau. John Rice 3 , b. about 1647, d. Sept. 6, 1710 ; m.
Tabitha (Stone) Rice, who survived him. He was a subscriber of Prince's Chronology, and
fond of historical reading ; was son of Edward 2 , son of Edmund 1 , the Immigrant. See note to
Jonathan Newton 8 .

Tabitha Stone 3 , b. 1655, dau. of John 2 , b. abt. 1619, son of Deacon Gregory Stone 1 , the
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lands wove in the part of Spring-field so set off, for from that time until his
death he was a resident of Wilbraham.

The town records of Wilbraham furnish the following of him :

Dec. 1, 1703. On Committee to confer with Rev. Noah Mirick, regarding his salary.

May, 1765. Occupied Pew 19, in Wilbraham Church.

Mar. 29. 1768, 1770, 1771, 1772, chosen Juror for the Superior Court.

Mar.. 1770. Chosen one of the Surveyors of highways, and Collectors.

Mar.. 1770. Was seated in Church with his wife. Also Thaddeus. Paul and Deliverence

were seated.
Mar., 1770. Was on Committee to new seat the meeting-house.
Sept., 1770. Was on Committee to promote harmony among the singers.
Sept., 1771. On Committee to divide and sell the Ministry-lands.
Sept., 1772. His share for 15% days, received £2. 6s. 6d.

Phineas Newton's valuation in 1771 was : 3 ratable polls, 1 house, worth £9,
2 horses, 4 oxen, 6 cows, 10 goats and sheep, 3 swine, 10 acres pasturage, 15 acres
tilling — raising 135 bushels grain, 20 barrels cider, yearly, 15 acres meadow,
raising 12 tons hay.

Will of Phineas New T ton. Hampshire Co. Probate Records,
Vol. 4,— Part 2,— pp. 25—26.

In the Name ,of. God, Amen. I Phineas Newton of Wilbraham in the County of
Hampshire, & State of Massachusetts Bay in North America, Gent" being a present
under the Exercise of bodily Infirmities by Reason of old age yet of sound mind &
Understanding do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in the following
Order Viz. — first, I recomend my soul to Almighty God & my Body I remit unto
the Earth by decent Burial at the Discretion of my Executor hereafter named, hoping
& trusting in y e Mercy of God thro Christ Jesus my Redeemer for the remission of
my sins & eternal Salvation both of Soul & Body at the resurrection of the just. —
and as to my Worldly Estate both Real and Personal after my Debts & funeral
Expenses are paid I give bequeath and dispose of the same as followeth.

Vizt. To my well beloved Wife I give & bequeath Five Pounds Lawful Money equal
to Spanish milled Dollars at Six shillings, or silver at six shillings & eight pence an
ounce ; also two milch Cows and all the Household goods & Furniture which she brought
with her at Marriage & which shall be in being at my Decease (all which I suppose to
be equal in value to her right of thirds in my Estate considering the Cost and Trouble
I have been at on account of her sickly Daughter Hannah who hath lived with me most
of the Time since Marriage.) I order the same to be paid & delivered by my Executor.

To Francis my eldest Son I give and bequeath forty shillings Lawful Money which
with Sixty acres of Land lying in Southadley & two Trades, A T itz. House Carpenter
and Joiner I have already given him is in full or more than his share in my Estate. —
I order the same to be paid by my Executor. —

To Silas (my second Son now living in Case he shall return home) I give & bequeath
the Sum of Forty shillings in full of his share in my Estate, in Consideration that at
his request I gave him his Time when at sixteen years of age he consented that this
should be reckoned or esteemed his full Proportion of my Estate. I order the same to
be paid him by my Executor agreeable to the Condition hereof — ■

To Thaddeus my third Son now living I give & bequeath the Sum of Five Pounds
Lawful Money. I order the same to be paid him by my Executor. I also give him
one third Part of my Wearing Apparel to be paid as aforesaid, all which with the Farm
of Land Lying at Stony Hill so called I by deed gave him heretofore, is in full of his
share in my Estate ; — ■

To Paul my fourth Son now living I give & bequeath about fifty acres of Land lying
in Ludlow it being the Easterly half of a lot of Land I purchased of Joel & Stephen
Bliss. I also give him one third part or share of my wearing apparel to be paid him
by my Executor — -

To Thineas my youngest Son whom I ordain sole & only Executor of this my last
Will & Testament I give & bequeath my Desk Lock & key & all contained within said
Desk at my Decease, also my large Bible, my Gun or firelock & its furniture, All my
outdoor Husbandry Tools & Implements of every kind as Carts, (illegible) Plows, their
Tackling, Hoes & Axes & also all my stock of Creatures of every kind and all Debts
due to my Estate by book or Note or bond, and all moneys on hand at my decease and
one third part of my Wearing Apparel & He shall pay all Debts Due from my Estate —
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Carpenter, Cooper & Joinery Tools of every Sort the same to be equally divided betwixt
them as they shall agree.

To Phoebe my Eldest Daughter I give & bequeath the Sum of Five pounds which
added to what I have already given her is in full of her Share in my Estate.

To Ruth & Deliverence my two Youngest Daughters now living I cive & bequeath the
remainder of all my indoor moveable Estate to be equally divided betwixt them, saving the
Value of Three pounds Lawful Money or larger share out of the same shall be the
Property of my said Daughter Ruth — Tools within Doors are hereby excepted— And I
do hereby revoke & make void all former Wills by me heretofore made and declare this
& this only to be my last Will & Testament. In Testimony whereof I the said Phineas
Newton have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this first Day of July Anno Domini 1778.

(Signed)

Signed sealed & declared by the said Phineas Newton (seal).

Phineas Newton as his last Will and

Testament in the Presence of Us the

subscribers & We signed as Witnesses

in the Presence of the Testator. Aug. 3, 1779. Will approved

(Signed) Ezra Barker, Jim' and Executor accepted his trust.

" Ezra Barker.

" Ann Barker.

CHILDREN.

260. f i. Francis 5 , b. March 21, 1731 ; m. Elizabeth .

261. ii. Phoebe 5 , b. March 13, 1733 ; living 1778.

262. iii. Ruth 5 , b. Aug. — , 1734 ; living 1778.

263. iv. Artemas 5 , b. April 5, 1736. On a list of soldiers from South Hadley, Mass.,

who were in the French War, in the campaigns of 1756, 1758 and 1759, is
the name of Artemas Newton, and against his name on one list is the
word "Died."

Ezra 5 , b. Sept. 12, 1737 ; not mentioned in father's will.

Vashti 5 , b. Sept. 23, 1739 ; not mentioned in father's will.

Millicent 5 , b. Oct. 24, 1741 ; not mentioned in father's will.

Silas 5 , b. Sept. 26, 1745 ; see will of his father above. There was a Silas
Newton of Brookfield, who saw much service in the War of the Revolu-
tion, who may have been this man. I am sure of nothing of him beyond
his birth at Leicester and his father's will.

268. ix. Deliverence 5 , b. Jan. 21, 1748; was living 1778 and with her sisters Ruth

and Phoebe given bequests in her father's will. [I conjecture that none of
them were married at that date, as it was customary to designate a daughter
by her married name in a will. He must have provided for them before
he died, because they were given very little by the will.]

269. tx. Thaddeus 5 , b. May 3, 1750 ; m. Sarah Damon.

270. xi. Paul 5 , b. , 175- ; mentioned as "my fourth son now living," and

bequeathed 50 acres of land in Ludlow [town adjoining north of Wilbra-
ham] and one third of wearing apparel in the will of his father. I suppose
he is the Paul Newton who married at Hadley, Mass., Azubah Ingram,
born April 15, 1752, daughter of Elisha Ingram of Hadley, and his wife,
Elizabeth Smith-Lewis, who was daughter of Dea. Ichabod Smith, and
widow of Noadiah Lewis of Farmington, Conn. He was a soldier of the
Revolution. Abstract of service in part : Paul Newton. Wilbraham.
Private in Capt. Isaac Colton's Company, Col. David Brewer's regiment,
enlisted May 10, 1775, served 23 days. Also — other items that I did not
copy — the last date was at Roxbury Camp, Nov. 15, 1775. I suppose he
had children. The Ludlow town records might show that.

271. xii. Phineas 5 , b. , 175- ; mentioned in his father's will as "my youngest

Son," to whom he bequeaths and whom he makes sole and only executor.
The records of Wilbraham show that he married Sarah Shaw. Since no
other disposition was made of the homestead by the will, we can suppose
their father had already made it over to this son and the daughters. The
register's office would show any such deeds.

227. STEPHEN NEWTON* (John 3 , John 2 , Richard 1 ), son of John and
Hannah (Morse) Newton of Marlborough, Mass., was born there August 15,
1716.

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of Jonathan and Lydia (Mathews) Witt* of Marlborough, where she was
born September 17, 1715. She was admitted to membership in the Congrega-
tional Church at Belchertown, No. 134, from the church at Ellington in 1770.
"Mr. Newton's first wife, Mary, died 1783 aged 68." Church record.

"Stephen Newton of Belcher and Lydia Carey," intention of marriage at
Brookfield, Mass., January 6, 1785. T. K.

She was admitted, No. 281, to the Congregational church at Belchertown in
1789 from the church at East Bridgewater, the "Second wife of Stephen Newton.
She was widow Lydia Cary, recommended to this church by letter from Revs.
John and Samuel Angier, dated 1784. These were colleague pastors, father and
son." Church record.

Stephen Newton lived in Windsor, Conn., the first decade of his married life
and had five children born there. The first two of these were baptized in the
church at Rutland, Mass. I suppose that some years previous to 1770 he settled
in Belchertown, Mass., and probably died there. There was no Stephen Newton.
head of a family in the United States in the Census of 1790. Nor does he
appear in the Probate Court of Worcester County.

CHILDREN.

272. i. Mary 5 , b. Nov. 8, 1737 ; bapt. April 9, 1738. C. R.

273. ii. James"' (or Jonas), b. March 18, 1710; d. Nov. 3, 1753. Aged 13 yrs. 7 raos.

1G dys.

274. tiii. Oliver 5 , b. April 2, 1742 ; m. Rebecca .

275. iv. Sarah 5 , b. Nov. 29, 1745.

27G. v. Asa 5 , b. April 13, 1748 ; Asa Newton was a soldier of the Revolution :
"Newton, Asa, Belchertown. Private in Capt. John Cowles' Company,
Col. Woodbridge's regiment ; marched April 20, 1775 in response to Alarm
of April 19, 1775. Service to April 30, 11 days." Asa Newton married
and had a family. I have nothing further of him or them except what
is recorded in the First United States Census, 1790, which shows the
following : "Asa Newton of Belchertown, Mass., head of a family con-
sisting of himself, three males upward of sixteen years, one male under
sixteen years, and six females." A large family to leave out of this record.

234. GERSHOM NEWTON* (Samuel 3 , John 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Samuel

and Rebecca ( Newton) Newton, of Marlborough and Concord, Mass.,

was born at Marlborough, December 17, 1690. Gershom Newton died at South-
borough, January 22, 1753, the only Newton of the name who did die in that
town.

Gershom Newton 4 was brought up by his grandfather, John Newton 2 , and
was appointed sole executor and residuary legatee of the latter's estate [see will
of John Newton 2 , proved 1723]. As John Newton makes no other disposition
of his homestead, it probably then was, had been, and continued to be the
home of his grandson Gershom. Later, this part of Marlborough was set off
and became the town of Southborough. He left no will. He had probably
disposed of his real estate in his lifetime, only a small personal was disposed
of by the Court after his death. The list of papers in the case follows :

* John Witt 1 , 1>. in Lynn, 1640; d. 1775; in. twice; record of family imperfect; left
several daughters and sons Jo7in s and Thomas*.

John Witt 3 (John 1 ), h. ; m. 1676, Elizabeth Baker, res. Lynn, where their

children were born: Elisabeth,, 1677; John, 1679; Mary, 1681; Jonathan, b. ;

Samuel, b. ; Thomas, b. .

Jonathan Witt 3 (John 2 ), b. ; res. Marlborough and set off to Southborough; m.

Feb. 8, 1713, Lydia Mathews, dau. of John and Lydia. Children were : Mary, b. Sept. 17,
1715 ; Jonathan, 1718 ; Oliver, 1720 ; David, 1723 ; Sarah, 1727 ; Lydia, 1730.

Zebdlon Cary* (s. Recompense 3 , Jonathan 2 , John 1 ), b. 1721, Bridgewater; m. (1) 1747,
Mehitabel Gannett, dau. of Matthew. She d. 1748. He m. 1749, Lydia Phillips, dau. of
Thomas. Six children. One dau. m. in Bridgewater, and the "rest of the family went to
Brookfield and Ward in Worcester County." I suppose the above Lydia (Phillips) Cary to be
the "Widow Lydia Cary," who m. (2) Stephen Newton.



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1753, Gershom Newton, Southborough, 43183 A.

Bond of Mercy Newton, widow appointed,

Administratrix March 10, 1753 £100. Wm. Harris, Surety.

Inventory £18, 3 shillings, 7 pence.

He married — where, does not appear; but the marriage is recorded in the

first Church of Marlborough as having occurred , 1714, to Elizabeth

Angier, who was probably related to, or connected with, Kev. Samuel Angier
of Cambridge and Watertown. I have not traced her lineage. She had eight
children, all born in Marlborough. I have no record of her death.

In 1721 Gershom Newton and wife are mentioned in the records of Fram-
ingham as being there.

Gershom Newton married (2) in Southborough, March 3, 1744, "Mery
Newton." Mercy Newton as given in the court record, as also in the record of
the births of her children, who were born in Southborough. Which Mary or
Mercy Newton, maiden or widow, is unknown to me. She was probably much
younger than Gershom at date of marriage. She was the mother of three
children.

Three sons of Gershom Newton were soldiers in the French and Indian Wars :
Gershom, Jr., in 1748 and 1756 ; Timothy in 1748 and 1756 ; Jason in 1757.

CHILDREN BY FIRST WIFE.

277. ti. Gershom 3 , Jr., b. April 24, 1715 ; m. Jernsha Bruce.

278. ii. Anne 5 , b. July 30, 1717. I suppose this is the Anna Newton who at date

of marriage was of Shrewsbury and married there Dec. 25, 1743, Daniel
Garfield, Jr., born April 16, 1722, in Shrewsbury. He was admitted to
the church there in 1742. Children :

279. 1. Artcmas" Garfield, b. Feb. 7, 1746; d. infant.

280. 2. Elizabeth" Garfield, b. Feb. 27, 1747 ; d. next year.

281. 3. Elizabeth" Garfield, b. April 7, 1740; d. 1750.

282. 4. Anna? Garfield, b. Dec. 15, 1751, at Westborough.

283. iii. Miriam 3 , b. April 20, 1720; d. ; m. at Southborough, Jan. 13, 1741-2,

her cousin, Jotham Bruce, son of Elisha and Silence 5 (Newton) Bruce*

of Southborough, born at Worcester, April 13, 1720, died at . They

lived in Southborough, where their children were born.

284. 1. Hczekiah* Bruce, b. May 5, 1742.

285. 2. Hcphzibah Bruce, b. March 23, 1745.

286. 3. Persis" Bruce, b. May 7, 1747.

287. 4. Jesse Bruce, b. Feb. 16, 1749-50.

288. 5. Reuben'' Bruce, b. May 7, 1752.

289. tiv. Timothy 5 , b. May 4, 1723; m. (1) Hannah ; m. (2.) Sarah Morse.

290. v. Elizabeth 5 , b. Dec. 19, 1725.

291. vi. RuTn 5 , b. Feb. 28, 1729.

292. vii. Zerviah 5 , b. Jan. 3, 1732. [Perhaps m. William Wood.] The record is:

Zerviah Newton of Petersham, Mass.. married there July 24. 1755, William
Wood of Rutland District; and nothing further in either town.

293. tviii. Jason 5 , b. Feb. 2, 1736 ; m. Hannah Warren.

CHILDREN BY SECOND WIFE.

294. fix. Levi 5 , b. Oct. 13, 1746 ; ra. Elizabeth Woodward.

295. x. Ezra 5 , b. Sept. 30. 1749.

296. xi. Francis 5 , b. Nov. 23, 1751.

I do not feel sure that I am right about this family. Yet everytbing points
the way I have recorded it. There must have been three Gershoms born ; for
one died in 1753, and two were living in 1790. The one living in Lanesborough,
1790, was probably his grandson.



* Bruce. See notes to Samuel Newton 3 and Gershom Newton 5 , Jr.

Mrs. Elizabeth Newton m. Thomas Stow, Jr. See Joseph Newton* and notes.



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237. JOSHUA NEWTON, SR. 4 (Zachariah, 3 John 2 . Richard 1 ), son of
Zaehariah and Mary (Axtell) Newton of Marlborough, Mass., was born there,
October 13, 1703. He died and his estate was administered in 1742, case No.
43.25S in Probate Court. No will.

He resided in Marlborough-Southborough. His children were born in South-
borough.

The marriage, "consumated by Joseph Wilder Esq." of Joshua Newton and
Mary Temple occurred at Lancaster, Mass., October 21, 1729. The mother of
his children is named Mercy in every case. [For a confusion of dates, see
"Some Temple Pedigrees, 1900," by L. D. Temple.]

The History of Shrewsbury, by A. H. Ward, has the following :

Temple, Richard, whose wife was Mary, was living on house lot, No. 37. in 1729 ; his
wife Mary, died here, Dec. 10, 1733, aged 57. His daughter Mary, was admitted to

this church in 1728, married Newton of Southboro,' and was dismissed to the

church there in 1743. Nothing further on record here concerning him or his.

See also the note under same as to Temple ancestry. Concord.

I am inclined to think there was no "Nathaniel Newton" who married a
Mary Temple — these names being combined by an error of the copyist. — The
marriage of Nathaniel Wilder and Mary Beaman being the one immediately
preceding in the record, 1729, the eye could easily become in error.

CHILDREN.

297. i. Beriah 5 , b. Nov. 4, 1730 ; was living in Southborough in 1756 : had a house-

hold there as is evidenced from the following statement : "Elizabeth Man-
ning from Marlborough, warned from Southborough, May 11, 1756, now
at Beriah Newton's." There is no person of the name in the U. S. Census,
1790.

298. ii. Zachariah 5 , b. May 6. 1732 ; d. May 10. 1736.

299. iii. Mary 5 , b. June 18, 1733 ; d. May 31. 1760.

300. tiv. Joshua 5 , Jr., b. Sept. 26, 1734 ; m. Mary Bellows.

301. v. Abigail 5 , b. May 1, 1736; d. same day.

302. vi. Zachariah 5 , b. March 19, 1737 [int. in Hardwick Nov. 25, 1766] ; m.

Hannah Goodnow. I find nothing further of his family. He lived in
Dudley — seems to have settled there, for how long does not appear. He
was one of five men there, for whose relief the town voted May 5. 1789, to
abate the ministerial tax of 3s. l%d. They were probably members of
another church and paid to support it. The custom was that taxes must



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