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child.

1467. i. Mary-Pearl 10 , b. Oct. 13, 1900.



1364. ANCEL BASSETT NEWTON 9 (Lambert 8 , Lambert 7 , Nathan 6 ,
Joshua 5 , Joshua 4 , Zachariah 3 , John 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Lambert, Jr., and Martha
(Westcott) Newton of Noble township, Noble County, Ohio, was born there
March 6, 1861.

He married in Noble township, Ohio, June 30, 1889, Harriet Elizabeth Hum-
phrey, daughter of David R. and Mary Aldrich (Penn) Humphrey of Morris-
town, Belmont County, Ohio, where she was born February 3, 1861.

Mr. and Mrs. Newton were living in 1909 at Trinway, Ohio. He is a teacher.

CHILDREN.

Will Lowrie 10 , b. Jan. 20, 1892.
John Herschel 10 , b. Feb. 6, 1894.
iii. Taul Humphrey 10 , b. Oct. 6, 1895.
Mary Gail 10 , b. Aug. 15, 1898.
Harold Lambert 10 , b. Jan. 2, 1901.



1365. ISAAC BURNS NEWTON 9 (Lambert 8 , Lambert 7 , Nathan 6 , Joshua 5 ,
Joshua 4 , Zachariah 3 , John 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Lambert and Martha (Westcott)
Newton of Noble, Noble County, Ohio, was born there June 26, 1863, and died
there September 24, 1898.

He married in Center township, Ohio, February 26, 1886, Eliza Jane Ball,
born in Center township, Ohio, March 1, 1862, daughter of James and Anna
(Salladay) Ball.

They resided at Belle Valley, Ohio, where he was a miller.

CHILD.

147.*5. i. Inez Fearl 10 , b. Aug. 22, 1889.



1397. ARTHUR W. NEWTON 9 (Joseph 8 , Alpheus 7 , Moses 6 , Solomon 5 ,
Thomas 4 , Thomas 3 , John 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Joseph and Roxanna (Carey) New-
ton of Greenfield, Mass., was born there September 25, 1865, and died there
May 3, 1910.

He married at Greenfield, December 30, 1890, Elizabeth Stoddard, daughter
of Joseph and Anna M. (Schwarz) Stoddard of Hatfield, Mass. She was living
in 1912 in North Heath, Mass. Their children were born at Greenfield.



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CHILDREN.

Clara P. 10 , b. Dec. 20, 1891 ; d. Dec. 17, 1896.

Myron G. 10 , b. Feb. 10, 1894.

Ruth M. 10 , b. July 9, 1899.

Florence E. 10 , b. July 8, 1901.

Walter E. 10 , b. July 3, 1904.

William G. 10 , b. May 20, 1906.



1407. MAESHALL NEWTON 9 (Silas C. 8 , Ephraim H. 7 , Marshall 6 , Mar-
shall 5 , Obediah 4 , Thomas 3 , John 2 , Eichard 1 ), son of Silas Chipman and Nancy
Graham (Bell) Newton of Cincinnati, Ohio, was born July 12, 1867. He was
living in 1906 in Denver, Colo. His invalid mother, Mrs. Emily L. C. Newton,
resides with him.

He married in Denver, Colo., June — , 1907, Lucy Howe of Maine. They
have a daughter.

CHILD.

1480. i. Helen Emily 10 , b. Jan. — , 1909, in Denver, Colo.



1412. FEANK WILLIAM NEWTON 9 (Horatio W. 8 , Sir Isaac 7 , Marshall 6 ,
Marshall 5 , Obediah 4 , Thomas 3 , John 2 , Eichard 1 ), son of Horatio Wheeler and
Angeline (Sanders) Newton of Newfane, Vt., Pinegrove, Calif., Pioche, Nev.,
and Eureka, Utah, was born at Pinegrove, Utah, , 1863.

He married at Taylor, Neb., , 1887, Katie Boundy, daughter of William

Boundy, who with his wife were from England, where their daughter was born
June 10, 1864.

Mr. and Mrs. Newton reside in Salt Lake City, where he is a mill operator.
They had two stillborn children besides the two named.

CHILDREN.

1481. i. Horatio William 10 , b. Sept. 11, 1890 ; d. Aug. 6, 1910.

1482. ii. Clifton 10 , b. Oct. 14, 1895 ; attending school in Salt Lake City.



1423. JAMES HOLLAND NEWTON 9 (Charles M. 8 , Marshall 7 , Marshall 6 ,
Marshall 5 , Obediah 4 , Thomas 3 , John 2 , Eichard 1 ), son of Charles Marshall and
Mary Catherine (Boardman) Newton of Middletown, Conn., and Orlando,
Fla., was born at Middletown, Conn., October 14, 1875.

He married at Essex, Conn., January 22, 1901, Edith Blanch Dickinson of
Haddam, Conn., daughter of George L. and Martha Louise (Hayes) Dickinson,
born at Higganum, town of Haddam, Conn., , 1871.

Mr. Newton was educated in the city schools and for a time under private
instruction of his great uncle, James Tufts, Jr., at Monson.

In 1907 Mr. and Mrs. Newton were living in Winsted, Conn. On his father's
removal to Florida in 1898, he succeeded him in the men's furnishing goods
business.

CHILDREN.

1483. i. James Holland 10 , Jr., b. Dec. 9, 1901, at Middletown, Conn.

1484. ii. Marshall 10 , b. Sept. , 1904.



1431. CHAELES HANFOED NEWTON 9 (William E. 8 , John 7 , William
W. 6 , John 5 , Obediah 4 , Thomas 3 , John 2 , Eichard 1 ), son of Capt. William Eiley
and Augusta (Hanford) Newton of Bainbridge, N. Y., Friendship and Beloit,
Wis., was born at Dunkirk, N. Y., September 4, 1856.



1,j4 NEWTON GENEALOGY

He married at Friendship, Wis., January 30, 1877, Eliza Fryer, daughter of

William and ( ) Fryer of Friendship, Wis.

Mr. and Mrs. Newton were living in 1913 at Beloit, Wis.

CHILDREN.

1485. i. Pearl 10 , b. Aug. 1, 1883. at Friendship. Wis. : d. at Beloit, Wis., Dec. 4, 1896.
148G. ii. Birdie 1 ", b. June 15, 1886, at Friendship, Wis.



1432. EDWARD RAYMOND NEWTON 9 (William R. 8 , John 7 , William W. 6 ,
John 5 , Obediah 4 , Thomas 3 , John 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Capt. William Riley and
Augusta (Hanford) Newton of Bainbridge, N. Y., Friendship and Beloit, Wis.,
was born at Friendship, Wis., January 15, 1866.

He married at Beloit, Wis., September 12, 1893, Minnie Lovisa Oliver, daugh-
ter of Washington and (Mayo) Oliver of Beloit, Wis., where she was

born January 19, 1870.

In 1913 Mr. and Mrs. Newton were living in Ashtabula, Ohio, where he was
in charge of The Colonial Milling Company, for the manufacture of buck-
wheat products and pancake flour. In 1906, was with Newton & Zimmerman,
at Beloit, Wis. They have one child.

CHILD.

1487. i. Ralph Edward 1 ' 1 , b. Nov. 22. 1895, at Beloit, Wis.



1442. FRED EARLE NEWTON 9 (Edward D. 8 , Walter 7 , Walter 6 , Alpheus 5 ,
Abner 4 , Thomas 3 , John 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Edward Dexter and Fanny Zella
(Earle) Newton of Onarga, 111., was born there October 15, 1879.

He married at Palatine, Cook County, 111., December 23, 1904, Clara Nuala
Harrison, daughter of Charles and Hannah (Walker) Harrison of Milton,
Ontario, Canada, where she was born March 7, 1881.

Mr. and Mrs. Newton live at No. 3349 Norwood Park Ave., Chicago, 111.
He is a lawyer. Business office at 532 Monadnock Building. He was graduated
from the Palatine, 111., high school; from the University of Illinois with degree
A.B. in 1900 ; A.M. in 1901 ; admitted to the Bar of Illinois, April 6, 1905.

CHILD.

1488. i. Edward Harrison 10 , b. Aug. 24, 1907, in Chicago.



BRANCH OF MOSES



THIRD GENERATION AND CHILDREN

/65. MOSES NEWTON 3 , JR. (Moses 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Moses, Sr., and
Johanna (Larkin) Newton of Marlborough, Mass., was born there February 28,
1669. There is no record of his death; but that he survived his wife is the
inference to be drawn from the record of her death, which is written "wife"
and not "widow."

/ He married at Marlborough, December 11, 1695, Sarah How, daughter of Isaac
and Frances (Woods) How* of Marlborough, where she was born January 28,
1675. She died in Southborough, December 4, 1733. "Wife of Moses."

I suppose this is the Moses Newton who married in Southborough (where they
both resided), October 31, 1743, Mrs. Rebecca (Newton) Mixer, widow of Ben-
jamin Mixer, who died in 1728. She was cousin of this Moses Newton, being
daughter of Isaac Newton 2 , son of Richard 1 . See her number (182).

k Moses Newton 3 , Jr., probably lived all of his life in Marlborough- Southbor-
ough. He already owned lands there as appears from the deed below, when in
1703 he received in his father's lifetime, by deed of gift, his portion of the
estate.

In the settlement of Shrewsbury, Mass., there appears to have been the usual
petition for the grant, signed by those who became original proprietors. The
original petition, or a copy of it, cannot be found. It was probably destroyed
in 1760, when the State House, with numerous files of valuable papers, was
burned. There is, however, extant the order for the committee to lay out the
"several House lots in said lands, in number and quantity as set down against
each Grantees' name, respectively, upon and with the following conditions and
provisos, and not otherwise." One condition was that the said petitioner should
settle at least one family on each farm within six years. The committee sat
at Boston October 23, 1717. Lot No. 17 was granted "to Moses Newton, fifty-
one acres and an half, 51£," December 30, 1718. Several years later the proprie-
tors required an account of these houselots, the quantity of meadow and so
forth allotted to each, to be entered on their book. The following is a copy of
"Lot No. 17, Granted to Moses Newton, Dec. 30, 1718. This 17th Houselot in
Shrewsbury contains in it 59 acres, and hath a 50 acre right belonging to it,
&c. and is situated East from Ashans hill, and is bounded Easterly by the town
line, Westerly by the 18th House Lot [John Shattuck, 58 acres], Southerly and
Northerly by undivided land. The Swamp within the Lot is estimated as 2£
acres of valuable meadow. He hath to make up his division of meadow, 3£ acres
of meadow and swamp near the South East part of Rocky Pond. This Lot
(17) is now, Jan." 31, 1729, in the possession of Aaron Newton," who was a
son of this Moses Newton 3 ; and another son, Elisha Newton, in 1765, held "in
right of 17th House Lot, next his own land." Thus it would seem the grant
was a foresight of Moses Newton 3 for the purpose of providing for his sons.

* How. Howe. Johx How 1 of Sudbury, Mass., was one of the petitioners in 1657 for the
grant of Marlborough. He lived first in Watertown, where he was in 1639. He was admitted
freeman in 1687, and his wife, Mary, died about that time. He opened the first public house
in Marlborough. He was a man of energy, justice and impartiality in his dealings ; a good
citizen and a prominent man in the community. He is supposed to be descended from the
Howes of Warwickshire, Eng. He had eleven children. One was

Isaac How 2 , b. Aug. 8, 1648; d. Dec. 9, 1724; m. Jan. 17, 1671, Frances Woods, who d.
May 14, 1718; and he m. (2) Dec. .2, 1718, Susanna Sibley of Sutton. He had eight children.
The second was Sarah 3 , b. Jan. 28, 1675; m. Moses Newton 3 (Moses 2 ).



Hi*;



NEWTON GENEALOGY



There is no Probate record of the settlement of his estate either in Middle-
sex or in Worcester counties. He was living as late as February 17, 1721, as
shown in the abstract of deed below.

.The family of Moses Newton 3 resided in Marlborough, where all the children
were born.

Tbe following deed is interesting in connection with the ancestry of Moses
Newton's wife and her mother. The three Amsdens are brothers, and one of
them married Hannah Newton. See note to John Newton 3 .

Middlesex County Deeds, vol. 24, page 211 :

I Mnsos Newton Secundus of Marlborough, in Massachusetts Bay, in Consideration of
£15, to Thomas Amsden of the same town, blacksmith,

all right and title which I and Sarah, my wife, have in the real estate of James Woods*
of Marlborough, dece'l. being a seventh part of what was allotted unto Frances How,
she being heir in the law to a sixth part of the said estate, my wife having a right to
a seventh part of Frances How's in the real estate of James Woods above mentioned,
to have and to hold.

Witnesses : "Moses Newton and Seal Sarah Newton her mark H"

Isaac Amsden Feb. 17, 1720-1

Abraham Amsden Acknowledged, Middlesex Feb. 17, 1720-1

Entered, Middlesex, Dec. 21, 1721
warrantee deed

CHILDREN.

1489. ti. Isaac 4 , b. "[Aug. 24]," 1696, probably; m. at Marlborough, Dec. 8, 1719,
Grace Garfield. It is supposed (I saw the statement as though written by
John Ward Dean) she was the daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Gale)
Garfield of Watertown, born July 6, 1688. If so, she would have been
several years the elder. I suppose he was the Isaac Newton of Stafford,
Conn., whose pedigree is much searched for.

Betjlah 4 , b. Feb. 22. 1697-98; d. at Sonthborough, Jan. 16, 1731; unm.

Moses 4 , b. Jan. 8, 1699-1700; m. at Marlborough, Feb. 22, 1725-6, Sarah
How. I suppose daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Hosmer) How of Marl-
borough, where she was born Aug. 16, 1697.

Elisha 4 , b. Oct. 8, 1701 ; m. Sarah Tomlin.

Sarah 4 , b. Oct. 27, 1703 ; d. June 24, 1713.

Margaret 4 , b. Oct. 29. 1705 ; d. July 7, 1728.

Aaron 4 , b. Sept. 7, 1707; m. Eunice Newton (225).

Thankful 4 , b. Oct. 31. 1709 ; d. at Southborough. Sept. 26. 1775 ; unm.

Tabitha 4 , b. Aug. 9. 1711 ; m. at Westborough, Dec. 6, 1736, Eleazer Ward,
son of Increase and Ruth (Fay) Ward of Marlborough, where he was
born July 15, 1712.

Amos 4 , b. April 16, 1714: m. Azubah Newton (4749).

Ezekiel 4 , b. [May 3, 1716]; "bapt. June 24. 171(1, C. R." [I suppose
this is the Ezekiel whom the printed record shows was born "May 3,
1719," and whose death is given "Aug. 30, 1800 a. 84," and that there
was no son born 1719, that date being an error.] He married Hephzibah
Newton (1512).

1500. xii. COMFOBT 4 , b. 12, 1717; bapt. June 30, 1717; d. at Southborough,

Oct. 18, 1733.



GG. DAVID NEWTON 3 (Moses 2 , Richard 1 ), son of Moses, Sr., and Johanna
(Larkin) Newton of Marlborough, Ma-s., was born there March 12, 1672, and
died there April 4, 1702, aged about 30 years.

He married at Marlborough, March 11, 1696-7, Hannah Leonard, daughter
of Isaac and Deliverence ( ) Leonard:}: of Bridgewater, and perhaps of

* John Woods 1 , Sr., of Sudbury, and an early proprietor and prominent man of Marl-
borough ; will proved 1678; m. Mary Parmexter; and had in Sudbury, John 2 , Jr., 1641;
Fiances*, b. May 10, 1645; m. 1671, Isaac How; James 2 , b. July 8. 1G47 ; d. 1718; m. 1678,
Hopestill Ward: Isaac*, b. 1655; Mary 3 , b. ; d. 1707; m. John Bellows.

t ISAAC LBONABD* (son of Solomon 1 ), b. about 1650; died about 1717, "Weaver." Res.
Bridgewater ; taxed in Mendon for lands owned there, 1G91 to 1696 ; owned land in Wor-
cester ; wf. Deliverence . Their children, born in Bridgewater, were: Isaac 3 , b.



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Worcester. She was born at Bridgewater, March 15, 1680, and died, possibly
at Easton, April 22, 1753, aged 73.

She married (2) Nathaniel Manley (son of William of Easton), who

died April 21, 1753, and had five children by him, namely: Ichabod, 1709;
Hannah, 1711; Eebecca, 1714; Elizabeth, 1716; Mary, 1720.

David Newton's lands, consisting of his homestead of twenty acres, with
dwellinghouse and a "shop," were in Marlborough, where his three children
were born. He made his will, the day before he died, signing with his mark.
May 26, 1702, the will was probated and the widow Hannah, admitted executrix.
It seems that "the providence of God" did "so order it y* Shee Should Marye
againe," and probably, Moses Newton 2 , Sr., who was made overseer of the will,
had much to do in the bringing up of the children. Inventory, £94. 06.

David Newton was one of those opposed to the settlement of Rev. John
Emerson as pastor.

The caption of David Newton's will and inventory states that they were filed
"26 : May 1702" and recorded in vol. 10, page 459. This will and probate
were copied (they were traced) for me by Mr. Sumner F. Brown, who describes
the paper: "This Will and probate, all on one sheet of deckel edge crasse
unruled paper, folded in middle to make four pages. The will & probate on
front page, second blank, third with the Caption & record & other memoranda,
& fourth with the inventory, or rather the Will & Inventory on the inside 2
pages — Will right, Inventory left."

Some of his lands were his by deed of gift from his father a short time before.
[See an abstract of the deed under Moses Newton 2 .] Not land granted to Moses
Newton 2 , but purchased by him — in part.

The Last Will & Testament of David Newton —

David Newton's Will
and Inventory
26 : May 1702
pd. y e Probate or d'd

both entered & fid, Marlboro
Rec. Vol. 10, Page 459.

Old Series #15.885.
Marlbrough April ye 3<* 1702 David Newton Will, facsimile

The Last will and testiment of David Newton, I being Weake of body but sound
in judgment doo by thes presence, Give my body to y e dust from whenc it Came,
and my soule to God yt made it
item : I Give & bequeath my house and Lands Lying in ye town of Marlbrough in ye
County of middlsex in New england, unto my Loving Wife Hannah, and my three
daughters Hannah Lydiah & thankefull, which hous and Lande and moveabells and
whole estat within y e foresd town of Marlbrough I doo Give unto my wife Hannah :
to improve for her Comfort and for the bringing up of y e three small Children : &
in case that the improvement of the same be not sufisent to bring up the Children
then Hannah my wife hash Liberty to Sell the same or any parr ther.of : while
remaining my widdow but if the providenc of God should so order it yt she shoold
marye againe : then what of the Lands remaine to be Left to the Children equallye :
my wife to have the moveables yt then shall belong to y e estat, att her owen dispose
for ever : shee taking Care of the Children to bring them up in the Love of God and
to provid for them until! they be eighteen yeare of age : But ittem, yt in Case yt
my Loveing wife shoold not se Cause to marye, then shee shall enioy the whol estat
y 1 may be left of bringing up y e Children during her Life And then what shal be
Left to be divided to my sirviueing Children I doo allso desier my Honered ffather
Moses Newton Sen to be ouerseer to this my Last will and testiment and to take
Care, with my wife whom I make my Exetrix, of the Children and estat as above
willed, which i Leave as my Last will and testiment Amen, as wittnes my hand and

; Hannah?, b. March 15, 1680 ; m. David Newton ; Deliverencc 3 , b. ; m. Samuel

Washburn, Jr.; Joseph 3 , b. — — — ; Benjamin 3 , b. ■ — ; in. (1) Hannah Thillips ; m. (2)

Mary Cuchvorth. LSee note to Moses Newton 2 for Solomon Leonard 1 .]



l(jg NEWTON GENEALOGY

seale this third Day of aprile 1702 and in the fonrtheneth yer of the Raign of
willinin King &C.

Wittnes

James Taylor David JJ Newton

Ellczar Bellows His niarke — [L. S.]

Isaac Amsden

Charlestowne May: 26 th 1702 By the Hon™e= James Russell Esqr James Taylor,
Eleazer Bellows & Isaac Amsden. the Wittnesses Subscribed personally appearing
made oath that they were personally present, and saw David. Newton the Subscriber
Sign and Seal and heard him Publish & Declare the above written To be his last
Will and Testament and that when he so did he was of a disposing minde.

Juratur Coram . . Ja. Russell
Sam" rhipps Reg r

An Inventory on ye estat of David Newton Deceased, of Marlbrougb : Taken
by us whoo have subscribed our names berto. and is as followeth : Viz
Namly a

lb s d

dwelling bous & shop 22 — 00 —

Iteme the homested of twenty acere Land ie fencng 20 — 00 —

2 Steres 2 Cowes 1 heiffer and yearling 16 — 10 —

2 acers of meddow ground 04 — 00 —

one hors & five Swine 04 — 10 —

Item one bed and beding 03 — 00 —

Curtains and Vallents 01—00—0

a trundel bed 3 coverlids 02 — 08 —

Linin at Moses Newtons house 01 — 01 —

3 pillowbers & tabel Linen & a fine shurt 00 — 15 —

Wea aparell 07—16—0

one hor — and a mule and shoose 00 — 09 — 6

neckcloths 00—06—0

Smithing tools and Iron & bellows 03 — 10 —

Turning tools & Stillyards 01—12—0

Utinsells for husbandry 00 — 06 —

Spining Wheels 00—10—0

Iron pots & cettells 01—00—0

One Gune and Caturhbox 01 — 01 —

bookes 00—13—0

one warming pan & a frying pan 00 — 10 —

puter 00—09—6

prouishion 01 — 00 —

a tramiel and fier pan 00 — 05 —

Glas bottells 00—02—0

Flax 00—06—0

beadsteads Chest & boxes 01—00 —

barells tubes and other hous Lumber 01 — 15 —

a Cow bell 00—04—0

hors furnituer 00 — 15 —

Linin vain 00—04—0

Chaiers— & a tabell 00—12—0

loges 00—06-0-00

two sucking Caulfes 00 — 10-00



Malborough May ye : 20th 1702 94—06-00

Aprizers Isaac Amsden
James Taylor
Charlestown : May 26 : 1702 By the Hon™" James Rysoll Esqr.

Hannah Newton Admitted Exectrix pesonally appearing made oath that the above
written Containes a true Inventory of. y e , of her late husband David Newton

of Marlburrow Deced as far as Comes to her knowledge, and if more appears She
will Cause it to be added.
Exa Sam 11 Phipps Keg 1 ' = Juratur Cor — . Ja Russell —



CniLDREX.



1501. i. Hannah 4 , b. Dec. 15, 1697 ; d.

1502. ii. Lydia 4 , b. Sept. 27, 1699 ; d. —



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1503. iii. Thaxkful 4 , b. Oct. 30, 1701 ; d. at Bridgewater in 1770 ; m. there in 1724,
Jonathan Washburn, son of Jonathan and Mary (Vaughn of Middle-
borough) Washburn* of Bridgewater, Mass., where he was born in 1700,
and where he died in 17G6. They resided at Bridgewater, where their
daughter was born. He sold his house and lands to this daughter ancfher
husband in 1763.
1503^. 1. Bulah 5 Washburn, b. prob. between 1725 and 1735; m. August 8, 1760,
Ebenezer Pratt (2d wife), son of Dea. Solomon and Sarah (Johnson)
Pratt of Bridgewater, born there 1731. He settled in Middleborough,
Mass.



78. EDWAED NEWTON 3 (Moses 2 , Eichard 1 ), son of Moses, Sr., and
Johanna (Larkin) Newton of Marlborough, Mass., was born there March 23,
1676 [1675 Middlesex Eec.] ; died at Marlborough, April 8, 1704.

He married at Marlborough, December 23, 1700, Mary Leonard, daughter of

Samuel and Abigail (Wood) Leonard:}: of Bridgewater, Mass., born , died

at Westborough, wife of David Brigham, December 1, 1748. She married (2)
in Marlborough, October 21, 1709 [Nov. C. E.], as his second wife, David Brig-
ham 3 , son of Thomas 2 and Mary (Eice) Brigham of Marlborough, where he was
born April 12, 1678. They had four children born in Marlborough; then
removed to Westborough and had there two more. He died at Westborough,
Mass., June 26, 1750. His will is dated June 14, 1748.

Edward Newton seems to have been comfortably settled in Marlborough when
he died, without making a will, at the early age of 29 years. His house and
lands, worth £60, together with the "movables" of his estate, made a good
beginning for a young man at that period of time. Of his life we know only
that he was one of those opposed to the settlement of Eev. John Emerson, and
what the papers in connection with the administration of his estate convey.
These papers are many, and all are interesting ; interesting not only as they per-
tain to this estate, but as showing with what carefulness and precision legal
affairs were then performed — even as now.

* John Washburn 1 was one of the early settlers in Duxbury, Mass. He had an action in
court in 1632 ; was taxed in 1633 ; purchased land in 1634 ; was among the first freemen of
Duxbury. He and his son John were original proprietors of Bridgewater ; settled in East
Bridgewater and died in 1670. His sons. John 2 and Philip".

John Washburn 2 , b. 1621 ; d. ; will, 1686 ; res. Duxbury and Bridgewater ; m.

Elizabeth Mitchell, dau. of Experience Mitchell, who came 1623 in the ship Ann. They had
eleven children. One was John 3 and another was Jonathan 3 .

Jonathan Washburn 3 , b. ; m. about 1683 Mary Vaughn, dau. of George Vaughn

of Middleborough. They had nine children, one was Jonathan*, Jr.

Jonathan 4 , Jr., b. 1700 ; d. 1766 ; res. Bridgewater ; m. 1724 Thankful Newton, dau.
of David 3 and Hannah (Leonard) Newton of Bridgewater.

+ David Brigham 3 (Thomas 2 . Thomas 1 ), b. 1678; m. (1) Deborah How. who died Oct. 11,
1708. She had John*, 1704 ; d. 1761 ; wf. Susanna ; res. Shrewsbury ; David 4 , 1705 ; David*,
1708 ; d. 1741, s. p. He m. (2) 1709, Mrs. Mart (Leonard) Newton. He was a surveyor
in Marlborough in 1711, but on division of the town in 1717 was thrown into Westborough,
where he held town offices ; six years selectman, seven years sealer of leather. As one of
the privileged class he was voted a pew in the meetinghouse. He settled on a wild tract
of about 500 acres of land, including the present hospital grounds and several adjacent farms
in Westborough and Northborough. His house was about sixty rods from where the present
Insane Asylum is. His house was built there in 1737. His will, dated June 14, 1748, six
months before the death of Mary, his 2d wife, ratified deeds of land previously given to his



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