Welcome! I really enjoy exchanging information with people and hope this blog will help with that. I am not an expert and I consider most of my research as a work in progress. Some of the surnames I'm researching:

Many old Cape families including Kelley, Eldredge/idge, Howes, Baker, Mayo, Bangs, Snow, Chase, Ryder/Rider, Freeman, Cole, Sears, Wixon, Nickerson.
Many old Plymouth County families including Washburn, Bumpus, Lucas, Cobb, Benson.
Johnson (England to MA)
Corey (Correia?) (Azores to MA)
Booth, Jones, Taylor, Heatherington (N. Ireland to Quebec)
O'Connor (Ireland to MA)
My Mayflower Ancestors (only first two have been submitted/approved by the Mayflower Society):
Francis Cooke, William Brewster, George Soule, Isaac Allerton, John Billington, Richard Warren, Peter Browne, Francis Eaton, Samuel Fuller, James Chilton, John Tilley, Stephen Hopkins, John Howland.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

My Ancestors from the Town of Plymouth, Massachusetts Part 2 (non-Mayflower passengers)

This post is part of an ongoing project of organizing my direct ancestors by the towns in New England where they lived. I love learning about the towns in which they lived. Please add a comment about your family from these towns or your favorite resources for this area. Much of the genealogical information is a work in progress! I have blogged about many of the ancestors listed, but some I don't know enough about yet to write a sketch of their lives.




My ancestors from Plymouth who did not arrive on the Mayflower. My list of Mayflower ancestors can be seen here. 
Henry Atkins, b about 1617 in England, first at Plymouth, m. Elizabeth Wells 1647 at Barnstable and Bethia Linnell 1664 at Eastham, died Eastham bef Aug 1700. I descend through Henry and Bethiah’s Joseph born Eastham 1669 who married Martha Pease about 1709 at Edgartown, died Eastham 1726. Then through his daughter Anna Atkins b. 1713 at Eastham, m. Paul Sears about 1730 prob at Eastham and died 1783 at Chatham. 

Isaac Benson born 1805 in Woodstock, VT, as was his son Josiah (1826) but they moved to Plymouth after living for a bit in Middleborough. Isaac married Amelia Benson and Josiah married Aurella Wes Nye. Isaac’s granddaughter Hattie Maria m. Charles Francis Washburn and the family stayed in Plymouth through to my grandfather.

Juliana Carpenter, born Wrington, Somerset, England, daughter of Andrew Carpenter. She married George Morton at Leiden Holland and they emigrated to Plymouth where she died 19 Feb 1665. I descend through their dau Patience Morton who married John Faunce and died 1691 at Plymouth.

John 2 Cobb, son of Henry of Barnstable, was born Plymouth 7 June 1632, m. Martha Nelson  and died Plymouth 21 Feb 1715. I descend through his son Ebenezer born Plymouth 1671, married Mercy Holmes and moved to Kingston where he died 1752. I then descend through his son Nathaniel Cobb born Plymouth 20 Feb 1698, married Mary Waterman of Plymouth and raised his father there. My line is then through his daughter Mary Cobb born Plymouth 1722, m. Nathaniel Pratt of Plympton and died there 19 Oct 1811. 

Josias Cooke, born about 1610 in England, migrated 1633, lived first Plymouth where he m. Elizabeth Ring in 1635 (she was dau of Widow Mary Ring), died Eastham 17 Oct 1673. He was one of the first seven settlers in an area of Harwich that became Eastham. Sometimes called Josiah in records. No known relationship to Francis Cooke of the Mayflower. I descend through his on Josiah who was born Eastham 1645, m. Deborah Hopkins, died Plymouth 1732.

Robert Cushman, born 1578 Rolvenden, Kent, married Sara Reader and Mary ___was with the Pilgrims at Leiden and integral in arranging the move to Plymouth; he came to Plymouth but returned to England where he died 1625. I descend through his son Thomas who was born 1608 Canterbury, who came to Plymouth with his father, m. Mary Allerton daughter of Isaac Allerton of the Mayflower, died Plymouth 1691. I then descend through Thomas 3 Cushman who was born about Sept 1637 at Plymouth, m. Ruth Howland, moved to Plympton where he died 1726. 

Philip Delano, born Leiden Holland ca 1603, immigrated to Plymouth on the Fortune in 1621; later moved to Duxbury. He married 1st Hester Dewsberry and 2nd Mary Pontus. He died Duxbury 1681/82. 

John Dunham, born Herfordshire, England, 1589, married Abigail Balliou (also seen as Barlow) at Leiden, Holland, migrated to Plymouth in 1632 where he died in 1669. I descend through their daughter Persis born about 1635, m. Benajah Pratt of Plymouth. 

Samuel Eddy, baptized 15 May 1608, Cranbrook, Kent, England, son of Rev. William Eddy and Mary Fosten. Migrated 1630, first at Plymouth, then Swansea by 1651. Married Elizabeth ___ by 1637. He died Swansea 1689. Then descend through their son Obadiah b. about 1645, married Bennet Ellis (it is believed she is dau of John Ellis and Elizabeth Freeman, b. 1649). Obadiah lived Swansea, Plymouth and Middleborough. I then descend through their daughter Hazadiah born Plymouth 1672, m. Samuel Sampson 1695 in Duxbury, died before Dec 1726.

John Faunce, born about 1608 in England, arriving in Plymouth in 1623 on the ship Anne. He married Patience Morton about 1633 and died Plymouth in 1653. I descend through their daughter Priscilla born about 1633 at Plymouth, married Joseph Warren, died Plymouth 1707.

Widow Martha Ford, maiden name unknown, born England about 1592, immigrated to Plymouth in 1621 on the Fortune. Martha married second Mayflower passenger Peter Browne. I descend through her daughter Martha Ford born about 1620 who married William Nelson and lived in Plymouth.

James Glass b about 1620 at Taunton, Somerset, England, died at sea 3 Sept 1652, married Mary Pontus at Plymouth Oct 1645. Did he also live at Duxbury? Descend through his daughter Hannah Glass born Plymouth 1651 who married Isaac Billington and died between 1704-1709.

Edward Gray, born about 1623, Stapleford, Tawney, Essex, came to Plymouth about 1643 where he married Mary Winslow in 1651, died there 1681. I descend through their son John Gray b. Plymouth 1661, m. Joanna Morton there in 1686, moved to Kingston where he died in 1732. Then through Anne Gray born Plymouth 1691, m. John Tinkham 1714, died Kingston Sept 1730. 

John Holmes, by about 1611, migrated 1632 to Plymouth, married Sarah ___, died after 3 June 1652 likely at Plymouth.  Id escend through his son Nathaniel born Plymouth about 1643, married Mercy Faunce, 1667 at Plymouth, died Plymouth 1727. Then through Mercy Holmes born Sept 1673, m. Ebenezer Cobb, 1693 at Plymouth, died 1726 at Kingston. 

James Hurst, b. about 1582, m. Gertrude Bennister in Amsterdam in 1608, came to Plymouth 1633, died Plymouth 1657. I descend through their daughter Patience who was born about 1610, probably in England, m. Henry Cobb about 1631 in Plymouth, died 1648 at Barnstable.
John Irish, born about 1611 in England, emigrated to Plymouth in 1630, m. Elizabeth ___ ca 1644, lived in Duxbury where he likely died in 1678. I descend from their daughter Elizabeth born 1639-1644 probably in Duxbury, m. Philip Washburn. 

Eleazer Jackson who married Hannah Ransom at Plymouth 29 Jan 1691. Their daughter Deborah Jackson married Joshua Brewster and lived at Duxbury.

Martha Lazell b. 1684 at Hingham, m. Daniel Pratt in 1714 probably at Plympton (he was born Plymouth 1680); she died Plympton 1723. I descend through their son Nathaniel b. 1716 prob. Plympton, m. Mary Cobb at Plympton in 1740 (she was born 1722 at Plymouth), He died Plympton 1796. Then descend through their daughter Azubah b. Plympton 1769, m. Ephraim Lucas at Plymouth in 1791, died Plymouth 1853. 

Thomas Lettice, who died at Plymouth in 1681. He married Anne ____. I descend through their daughter Dorothy who married Edward Gray in 1665 at Plymouth; she died 1728. 

Thomas Lucas was born in England about 1630, his wife’s name is unknown but they were married Plymouth about 1654; he also lived at Plympton at some point; he died Plymouth in 1679. I descend through their son Samuel Lucas, b. Plympton 1661, m. Patience Warren in 1686 (she  was born Plymouth 1660); d. Plymouth 1716; I then descend through their son Joseph born Plymouth 1689, married Melatiah Cary in 1727 at Bridgewater, died Carver in 1742. I then descend through their son Barnabas born Carver 1729, m. Joanna Peirce at Pembroke in 1753, died before Aug 1778 at Carver. I then descend through Ephraim Lucas born Plympton March 1763, m. Azubah Pratt (b. Plmpton in 1769) in 1791 at Plymouth, died Plymouth in 1834. I then descend through dau Mary Lucas b. 1792 at Carver, m. Ephraim Washburn in 1822 at Plymouth, died 1860-65 probably in Plymouth.

George Morton, b. about 1587, possibly York, England, m. Juliana Carpenter in 1612 at Leiden Holland (born 1612 in Leiden, dau of Alexander Carpenter , she m. 2nd Menasseh Kempton). He came to Plymouth on the Anne in 1623, died Plymouth 1624. Descend through their dau Patience b. Leiden about 1614, m. John Faunce, died Plymouth 1691.

Samuel Nash, b. about 1602, migrated to Plymouth 1632, moved to Duxbury by 1639 where he died between 1682 (deposition) and 1683/4 (inventory). His wife’s name is not known. I descend through his daughter, whose first name is unknown, who married Abraham Sampson of Duxbury.

Abraham Pierce b. about 1600 in England, came to Plymouth on the Anne in 1623, m Rebecca ____.  He moved to Duxbury and was an original proprietor of Bridgewater in 1645 but not sure if he ever lived there, he died ca 1673 in Duxbury. I descend through two of Abraham’s children His daughter Mary Pierce born Duxbury 1644/45, m. Nathaniel Baker before 1670, died before April 1692 probably at Yarmouth.  His daughter Alice bore abt 1650 prob at Barnstable, m. John Baker before 1672, died 1718 at Duxbury. 

William Pontus b. about 1583 England, married Wybra Hanson 1610 at Leiden, Holland, died 1652 at Plymouth. I descend through their daughter Mary who was born Leiden about 1622, m. James Glass at Plymouth in 1645. 

Thomas Pope, b. ca 1612 in England, m. 1st Anne Fallowell, 2nd Sarah Jenny (daughter of John 1 Jenny of Plymouth), of Plymouth and then Dartmouth, d. Dartmouth in 1683. Descend through Thomas and Sarah’s son Seth Pope b. Plymouth 1649, m. Deborah Perry about 1675 (Deborah  was born 1654 at Sandwich, the dau of Ezra Perry and Elizabeth Burgess), d. Dartmouth 1727 and buried in Acushnet. He was a large landholder in Sandwich where he purchased property for his sons, owned a wharf and warehouse in New Bedford. I then descend through their son Seth Pope born 1689 in Dartmouth, lived at Sandwich, died there 1744, m. Hannah Bourne 1710 at Sandwich (she was born 1689 at Sandwich the daughter of Elizabeth Bourne and Patience Skiffe. I then descend through son John Pope who was born Sandwich 1716, m Mercy Swift (dau of Josiah Swift and Experience Nye) died Sandwich 1762. Then through their daughter Abigail Pope who was born 1747 at Sandwich, married William Nye in Sandwich 1766. 

Joshua Pratt, b. England about 1600, m. prob Plymouth in 1630 Bathsheba ____, died 1652-56 at Plymouth. He came to Plymouth on the ship Anne in 1623. I then descend through his son Benajah, b. about 1630 in Plymouth, m. Persis Dunham in 1655 at Plymouth (Persis was born about 1635, daughter of John Dunham and Abigail Barlow), d. 1683 at Plymouth. Then through Daniel Pratt b. about 1680 at Plymouth, m. Martha Lazell about 1714 prob Plympton, died Plympton 1739. Then through their son Nathaniel Pratt born 1716 prob Plympton, m. Mary Cobb in 1740 at Plympton (Mary was born 1722 at Plymouth, dau of Nathaniel Cobb and Mary Waterman), died 1796 at Plympton. The through Azubah Pratt born 1769 at Plympton, m. Ephraim Lucas in 1791 at Plymouth, d. Plymouth 1853.

Thomas Prence, b. about 1600 at Gloucestershire England, came to Plymouth on the Fortune in 1621, m. 1st Patience Brewster in 1624 at Plymouth (dau of William and Mary Brewster), 2nd Mary Collier dau of William Collier, 3rd Apphia Feeman, 4th Mary __ Howes widow of Thomas Howes (also my direct descendant).  He also lived at Duxbury and Eastham (in an area that became Orleans) and became Governor of the Colony. I descend through Thomas and Patience’s daughter Mercy b. 1631 prob Plymouth and married Major John Freeman in 1650 at Eastham.
Robert Ransome, died Plymouth 1697, father of Mercy Ransome who married Samuel Waterman 1692 at Taunton and died at Plymouth in 1697. 

Moses Simmons born about 1605 possibly Leiden, Holland, m. Sarah ____, was with the Pilgrims at Leiden, came to Plymouth in 1621 on the Fortune, moved to Duxbury where he died 1689-91. I descend through his daughter Rebecca who married John Soule about 1655 probably at Duxbury. 


Nicholas Snow b. about 1600 in England, m. Constance Hopkins 1623-27 at Plymouth (she was born Hampshire 1606 dau of Stephen Hopkins), died 1676 at Eastham.  He came to Plymouth in 1623 on the Anne. He lived in Plymouth but by 1645 was at Eastham.  I descend through two of their children:
1.      Joseph Snow, born Plymouth about 1634, m. Mary ____ about 1670, died 1723 at Eastham. I descend through who was probably their son, Thomas Snow, but haven’t found proof. He married Priscilla Butler dau of John Butler of Edgartown. Then through their son Thomas born before 1740 m. Elizabeth Nickerson 1753 at Yarmouth (she was born 1730 at Yarmouth dau of John Nickerson), died 1813, Harwich. Then through their daughter Priscilla who was born Yarmouth 1767 at Yarmouth, m. Richard Chase 1792 (he was born 1766 at Harwich, son of Samuel Chase) died Edgartown 1849. 

2.      John Snow, b. about 1638, prob. Plymouth, m Mary Smalley 1677 at Plymouth (she was born 1647 at Plymouth, dau of John Smalley), died before April 1692 at Plymouth. Then their daughter Rebecca born Plymouth 1676, m. Benjamin Small about 1694 (he was born in Maine about 1665, son of Francis Small), died 1753 at Salisbury CT. 

Richard Sparrow, born about 1605 in England, m. Pandora ____ about 1628 in England, was in Plymouth 1632, he moved to Eastham by 1653, died Eastham 1661. I descend through their only child, Jonathan, born about 1629 in England, m. 1st Rebecca Bangs in 1654 at Plymouth, 2nd Hannah (Prence) Mayo, 3rd Sarah (Lewis) Cobb. He died Eastham 1707. Rebecca was born Plymouth about 1636, dau of Edward and Rebecca Bangs. I descend through Jonathan and Rebecca’s daughter Rebecca who was born Plymouth 1655, m. Thomas Freeman in 1673, died in Harwich (now Brewster) in 1740. 

Samuel Sturtevant, m. Ann ____, was in Plymouth by 1643, died 1669 at Plymouth.  I descend through his daughter Ann/Anna Sturtevant, b. Plymouth 1647, m. John Waterman 1665 at Plymouth, died 1720 at Plympton. 

Ephraim Tinkham b. 1618 Barnstaple, Devonshire, migrated 1634, m. Mary Browne before Oct 1647 at Plymouth.  Mary was born about 1626, the daughter of Mayflower passenger Peter Browne. They moved to Duxbury but was back in Plymouth where he died 1684-85. I descend through their son Helkiah, born Plymouth 1655, m. Ruth ___ about 1685, died Plymouth after May 1718. Then through son John born 1689, Plymouth, m. Anne Gray 1714 at Plymouth (b. 1691 Plymouth, daughter of John Gray and Joanna Morton), died 1730 at Kingston. Then through Ann Tinkham, born Kingston 1726, married Samuel Fuller in 1747 at Kingston. 

William Twining, birth unknown, married to Anne ___ and Anna Doane. He first appears in records in 1641. Moved to Yarmouth and then Eastham where he died in     I descend through the daughter of William and Anne, Isabel, who m. Francis Baker at Plymouth and moved to Yarmouth/Dennis where she raised her family, dying there in 1706. 

John Washburn, b. 1597 at Evesham, Worcester, England, m. Margery Moore 1618 at Bengeworth, Worcester (she was born 1588 at Bengeworth, dau of Robert Moore and Ellen Taylor). He came to Plymouth in 1632. Moved to Duxbury before 1643 and Bridgewater after 1666. Died after 17 March 1671, possibly at Bridgewater. I descend through his son Phillip 2 Washburn who was born Evesham about 1624, m. Elizabeth Irish 1664 at Bridgewater (she was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Irish, b. prob Duxbury 1639-44), died after 19 Aug 1700 at Bridgewater or Duxbury. Then descend through their son John 3 Washburn b. about 1672, m. Lydia Billington about 1698 prob at Plymouth (Lydia was born about 1677 at Marshfield, dau of Isaac Billington and Hannah Glass). He m. 2nd Wybra Bumpus abt 1717 and 3d 1744 Mehitable (Barrow) Wright. John died 1750 at Kingston. Then descend through John and Lydia’s son John 4 Washburn, born Plymouth 1699, m. Abigail Phillips 1727 at Kingston (Abigail born 1699 at Marshfield, dau of Benjamin Philips and Sarah Thomas), died 1768 at Plymouth. Then descend through Seth 5 Washburn, born Plymouth 1738, m 1st Fear Howard in 1765, 2nd Anna Fullerton in 1785, 3rd Deborah Wright in 1792 (Deborah was born Plympton 1749, dau of Joseph Wright and Sarah Brewster). Seth died Plymouth in 1826. I then descend through Seth and Deborah’s son Ephraim 6 Washburn b. 1794 at Plymouth, m. Mary Lucas 1822 at Plymouth (Mary was born Carver 1792, dau of Ephraim Lucas and Azubah Pratt), 2nd Deborah Morey 1798 at Plymouth.  Ephraim died Plymouth 1822. I then descend through their son Seth 7 Washburn, born Plymouth 1828, m. Mary Briggs Bumpus 1856 at Wareham (Mary was born 1840 at Wareham, dau of Rowland Bumpus and Lucy Nye Pierce), died 1921. in Plymouth. I then descend through their son Charles Francis 8 Washburn, b. Plymouth 1857, m. Hattie Maria Benson in 1878 at Plymouth (Hattie was born 1861 at Plymouth, dau of Josiah Benson and Aurilla West Nye), died Plymouth 1941. I then descend through Carrie Clyfton Washburn born Plymouth 1896, m. Everett William Ellis 1914 at Plymouth, died 1974 at Plymouth. 

Robert Waterman, b. ca 1608 at Norwich, Norfolk, England. He arrived Plymouth 1636, m. Elizabeth Bourne 1638 at Plymouth (Elizabeth was b. 1618 at Kempsey, Worcestershire, dau of Thomas Bourne and Elizabeth Rouse). He settled at Marshfield and died there in 1652. I descend through their son John Waterman, b. 1642 in Marshfield, m. Ann Sturtevant in 1665 at Plymouth (Ann was born 1647, dau of Samuel and Ann Sturtevant ), d. Plympton 1718. I then descend through their son Samuel b. Plymouth 1666, m. Mercy Ransome 1692 at Taunton (she was the daughter of Robert Ransome of Plymouth), m. 2nd Bethia ____, d. 1718 at Plymouth. He was living at Marshfield in 1688/9 when he sold land. I then descend through Samuel and Mercy’s daughter Mary b. before 3 August 1697, m. Nathaniel Cobb 1720 at Plymouth.

Richard Wright, born 1608 prob. England, m. Hester Cooke about 1644 at Plymouth (Hester was born 1621-25 Plymouth daughter of Mayflower passenger Francis Cooke and Hester Mahieu), died 1691 at Plymouth.  I descend through their son Adam Wright b. 1644-46, prob. Plymouth, m. 1st Sarah Soule about 1678 at Plymouth or Duxbury (Sarah was born about 1660 at Duxbury the daughter of John Soule and Rebecca Simmons). He married second Mehitable Barrow. He died 1724 at Plympton. I descend through Adam and Sarah’s son Isaac Wright, b. 1686 Plymouth, m. Mary Cole 1717 at Plympton (Mary was born about June 1697, daughter of John Cole and Susanna Gray), died 1766 at Plympton. Then descend through their son Joseph Wright b. 1721 at Plympton, m. Sarah Brewster at Duxbury in 1748 (Sarah was b. 1727 at Duxbury, dau of Joshua Brewster and Deborah Jackson), died Plymouth 1804. Then through Deborah Wright born 1749 at Plympton, m. Seth Washburn in 1792 at Kingston, died after 23 June 1712. 

John Young, b. abt 1623, m. Abigail Howland 1648 at Plymouth (Abigail was b. about 1628 the daughter of Henry and Mary Howland), d. 1691 in Eastham (now Orleans).  He first appears in Plymouth records in 1643, he moved to Eastham about 1650. I descend through their daughter Mary who was born 1658 at Eastham, m. Daniel Smith in 1676 at Plymouth, died after 20 Jan 1720. 
 
Some of my favorite Plymouth resources:

James Deetz and Patricia Scott Deetz, The Times of Their Lives: Life, Love and Death in Plymouth Colony, 2000

William T. Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, 1899 

Jeremy Dupertuis Bangs, Strangers and Pilgrims, Travellers and Sojourners, Leiden and the Foundations of Plymouth Plantation, GSMD, 2009 


Theodore Burbank, A Guide to Plymouth’s Historic Old Burial Hill, Salty Pilgrim Press, Millis, MA, 2006.