A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of new england, showing three generations of those who came before may, 1692, on the basis of farmer's register



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OAKMAN, ELIAS, Scarborough 1666, perhaps s. of Samuel, m. Joanna, d. of Andrew Alger, had Elias, b. 21 Apr. 1680, as is rec. in Boston. His wid. m. John Mills. SAMUEL, Scarborough, on 13 July 1658, acknowl. alleg. to Mass. under his hand (by affix. his mark); had Samuel, and, perhaps, Elias, was selectman 1679, and d. next yr. It is print. Gakman in Geneal. Reg. V. 264.
OATES, JOHN, is the name of a soldier in Moseley's comp. Sept. 1675, k. by the Ind.
OBBINSON, WILLIAM, Boston 1675, a tanner, is of unkn. derivat. may have been that yr. driven in by the Ind. war from some outlying settlem. had w. Mary but no ch. and he with his will 11 May 1704, gave their est. to Paul, then eldest surv. s. of the Gov. Joseph Dudley; but I can assign no cause for such generosity.
OBER, RICHARD, Salem 1668, Beverly 1679, m. Abigail, d. of Nicholas Woodbury of B. had Hezekiah, b. 1681; Ann, Richard, 1684; and Nicholas, 1686. Farmer says this name, writ. sometimes Obear, prevails near Beverly, and is found in New Hampsh. In the Watertown rec. Dr. Bond finds a name Orbear,THOMAS, with variations, Obear, and Ober, for wh. he suggests Hobart, with which I cannot agree, but this sett. by w. Mary had Samuel, b. 8 Aug. 1640; and Judith, 15 Mar. 1643.
OCKINGTON, or OKINGTON, SAMUEL, Watertown, may have been f. of that Mary O. wh. m. 30 Mar. 1692, Edward Harrington, but nothing is kn. of him. WILLIAM, Boston, by w. Mary had Matthias, b. 1 Jan. 1667; and Mary, 7 Sept. 1669.
ODELL, or ODLE, JOHN, Fairfield 1664, perhaps s. of William the first, freem. 1665. REGINALD, Boston, by w. Priscilla had Reginald, b. 20 Jan. 1687; Samuel, 29 Jan. 1688, d. soon; Thomas, 8 Apr. 1690; Samuel, again, 20 Aug. 1695; and William, 19 July 1697. WILLIAM, Concord 1639, Apr. brot. w. and ch. from Eng. had there James, b. 2 Jan. 1640, d. next yr.; and Rebecca, 17 July 1642, rem. to Southampton, L. I. that yr. and soon aft. to Fairfield, in 1670 was call. sen. WILLIAM, Greenwich, perhaps s. of the preced. in 1681 was aged 47.
ODERIC, JOHN, Salem, d. 30 Dec. 1660, was, perhaps, only trans. visit for his inv. of £41, 5, 11, was tak. 12 Dec. foll. and no relat. is nam.
ODIORNE, JOHN, Newcastle 1660, of gr. jury 1686, d. 1707. [[vol. 3, p. 305]] JOTHAM, Newcastle, a counsel. who d. 16 Aug. 1748, aged 73, Farmer thinks was s. of the preced.
ODLIN, ODLYN, original. AUDLEY, or AUDLIN, ELISHA, Boston, s. of John, m. Aug. 1659, Abigail, d. of deac. Henry Bright of Watertown, had Hannah, b. 3 Sept. 1666; Margaret, 26 Feb. 1669, d. soon; Abigail, 5 Apr. 1670; and Margaret, again, 5 Aug. 1672; John, 25, bapt. 28 May 1678; John, again, 18, bapt. 20 Nov. 1681, H. C. 1702 (min. of Exeter, who was f. of Elisha, H. C. 1731, min. of Amesbury, d. of Woodbridge, H. C. 1738, min. at Exeter); and d. a. 1724. JOHN, Boston, one of the early sett. No. 139 on the ch. list, was a cutler or armorer, disfranchis. Nov. 1637 as an antinomian, by w. Margaret had John, b. 3 June 1635, d. soon aft. says the town rec. but in the ch. bapt. 28; Hannah, 9 Feb. 1638, d. soon aft. says the town rec. but by the ch. bapt. 4 Mar. foll.; Elisha, b. 1, bapt. 5 July 1640; John, again, 3, bapt. 13 Feb. 1642; Hannah, again, bapt. 29 Oct. 1643, a. 8 days old; and Peter, bapt. 12 July 1646, a. 9 days old (while town rec. asserts his b. 2 Aug.); and d. 18 Dec. 1685, aged 83. His will, of 6 Mar. 1685, pro. 11 Jan. foll. of wh. Elisha was excor. names the three s. and gr.ch. Hannah Bumstead, but whose d. she was is not kn.
OFFITT, JOHN, Milford, s. of the first Thomas of the same, b. in Eng. had w. Hannah Hawley, who claim. divorce from him, and obtain. her desire, m. again, John Beard. He next m. 1656 or 7, Martha, d. of Samuel Nettleton of Branford, had Thomas, b. 20 Aug. 1657, d. young; Martha, 12 Aug. 1659; Mary, 20 June 1661; John, 3 Feb. 1665, d. soon; John, again, 21 Jan. 1667; Samuel, 21 Jan. 1670, Elizabeth 19 Feb. 1673; and Lydia. He was propound. for freem. 1670; and d. early in 1692, prob. as his inv. was tak. 4 May. By his will, of 29 July 1689, the two s. and four ds. are nam. as Martha, w. of Peter Carrow; Mary, w. of Daniel Picket; and the two unm. Elizabeth d. 1699, her prop. was distrib. to the five brs. and sis. and the name seems to be Uffet in one place, and Uffert in ano. THOMAS, Roxbury 1632, came in the Lion, arr. at Boston 16 Sept. with w. Isabel and ch. Thomas, John, and a d. wh. m. Roger Terrill, but whose name is not seen. This uncommon name is spelled Uffitt as the ch. rec. of R. exhibits it, or Uskitt, perhaps in despair of getting the letters into a more common shape, in the rec. of his qualifica. at London, adm. freem. 4 Mar. 1633, rem. 1635, with Pynchon to Springfield, where the name is Ufford, as the descend. now write it, but passing into Conn. at Milford 1639, where he and w. join. the ch. 1645, it bec. Uffoote. Chapin confus. the f. with s. of the same name, makes him an early propr. of Wethersfield, and aft. of Stratford 1644, whereas he was never an inhab. of either of those towns. A yr. or two bef. his d. he m. at Stamford, Elizabeth wid. of Nicholas [[vol. 3, p. 306]]
Thele, wh. outliv. him very little time, and d. 27 Dec. 1660. Of the day of his d. we are ign. but are sure that it was bef. 20 Aug. 1660, when his est. was div. tho. Lambert says he d. at Milford, 1691. THOMAS, Stratford, s. of the preced. b. in Eng. and prob. well gro. bef. his f. came over, for in 1641 he had ld. in Wethersfield, and there m. Frances d. of the first Thomas Kilborne, who outliv. him but few wks. and in Jan. 1684 her est. was div. equ. among her br. John K. of W. and sis. Margaret, w. of Richard Law of Stamford, Lydia, w. of Robert Howard of Windsor, and Mary, w. of the first John Root of Farmington. He had large est. but no ch. and his name was, no doubt, in high esteem at S. yet the selectmen and constable, in return of their list of freem. give it Ufoth. The inv. of his prop. 26 Dec. 1683, show. £1,834, wh. by his will of 17 May preced. was giv. in a large proport. to Samuel, s. of his br. John, and good sh. to childr. of his br. Roger Terrill, to his br. John, and his childr. beside adeq. provis. for the wid.
OFFLEY, DAVID, Boston, ar. co. 1638, rem. to Plymouth 1643, but by letter of Gov. Bradford to Gov. Winthrop as to complts. of Ind. against O. dated Dec. 1645, we may infer. that he had come back to B. See 4 Mass. Hist. Coll. II. 119. THOMAS, Salem, collector of the port 1686-9.
OFIELD, THOMAS, Boston 1669, mariner, had w. Maudline, and sev. ch. yet in his will of 29 Sept. 1677, pro. 14 Oct. 1679, tho. he ment. w. and childr. gives the name of w. only.
OGDEN, JOHN, Stamford 1641, agreed next yr. with Gov. Kieft of New York to build a stone ch. for 2,500 guilders in 1644 was a patentee of Hempstead, L. I. Iiv. 1651 at Southampton, L. I. in 1656 was chos. an Assist. reelect. to 1660, is nam. in the royal chart. of 1662, and chos. again that yr. an assist. but went soon to New Jersey, and with Gov. Carteret made large purch.; was rep. for Elizabethtown in the first assemb. of that prov. 1668.
JOHN, Rye, perhaps s. of the preced. rep. 1674. RICHARD, Fairfield 1667, br. of the first John, had been partner with him in the contr. 1642 with Kieft. See O'Callaghan, Hist. of New Netherlands, I. 262, when he was of Stamford, was freem. 1668, and a large propr. of 1670, had descend. almost honorab. has been the name perpet.
OGLEBY, JAMES, Scarborough, 1676.
OKEY, JOHN, Boston, by w. Mary had Mary, b. 8 Oct. 1686; and Tacey, 9 May 1688.
OLCOTT, JOHN, Hartford 1676, youngest s. of Thomas the first, m. 1695, Mary, d. John Blackleach, wid. of Mr. Thomas Welles, had Samuel, b. 16, bapt. 23 Aug. 1696; Mary, b. 1, bapt. 7 Aug. 1698; Rachel, b. 28 Oct. 1701; and Abigail, 15 Feb. 1704; and d. 1712. His [[vol. 3, p. 307]] wid. m. Joseph Wadsworth, and his only s. did not m. the line bec. ext. at his d. SAMUEL, Hartford, br. of the preced. freem. 1664, m. Sarah, d. of George Stocking, d. Mar. 1704, in his will of 13th of that mo. pro. 12 Apr. foll. names ch. Thomas George, Sarah, Mary, and Elizabeth THOMAS, Hartford, an orig. propr. whose lot in 1640, is exhibit. on the ground plan with his name writ. Alcock, and oft. it appears Alcot was a merch. who d. late in 1654 or early in 1655, his inv. of large est. for that day being of 13 Feb.; had Thomas; Samuel; Elizabeth bapt. 7 Dec. 1645; John, 3 Feb. 1650; and Hannah. His will was of 1653, as in a Vol. of Hartford rec. late. by the happy dilig. of Mr. Hoadley recover. aft. many yrs. loss, is seen; and the wid. Abigail made her will 12 Jan. and d. 26 May 1693, aged 78. Hannah d. perhaps young certain. bef. her mo. Elizabeth m. Timothy Hyde of Wethersfield.
THOMAS, Hartford, eldest s. of the preced. perhaps b. in Eng. freem. 1658, d. in advanced yrs. and his w. Mary d. 3 May 1721. He had Abigail; Mary; Thomas, b. 1669; Samuel; John, drown. 25 May 1685; and Timothy, b. 1677. THOMAS, Hartford, s. of the preced. m. Nov. 1691, Sarah, d. of Nathaniel Foote, third of this name, had Abigail, b. 4 Aug. 1692; Sarah, 12 Dec. 1694; Mary, 21 Nov. 1696; Cullick, 18 Apr. 1699; Nathaniel, 11 Sept. 1701; Josiah, 2 Mar. 1703; Margaret, 12 Apr. 1705; Hannah, 4 Aug. 1707; Elizabeth 17 Nov. 1709; one b. and d. 1712; and Thomas, 1713. TIMOTHY, Colchester, br. of the preced. by first w. whose name is unkn. had Timothy, b. 1703; Titus, 1705; James; Margaret, 1714; and Benjamin, 1716. For sec. w. he took Mary, wid. of Ebenezer Field, wh. d. 20 Apr. 1740; and a third w. Elizabeth outliv. him more than 20 yrs. He was a deac. and d. 5 Apr. 1754. Thirteen of this name had, in 1834, been gr. at N. E. coll. exclus. of Harv. of wh. Peter, judge of the Sup. Ct. of Vermt. d. Sept. 1808.
OLD, ROBERT, Windsor, m. Susanna Hartford (but Stiles, 728, calls her Hosford) had Robert, b. 9 Oct. 1670; and Jonathan, 24 Dec. 1672, or 4 Jan. 1673, at Windsor; rem. to Suffield, there had Mindwell, 1675; Hanford, 1678; William, 1680; Susanna, 1683; and Ebenezer, 1688; in wh. yr. his w. d. and he m. Dorothy Granger, had John, 1691, and, perhaps, more. Of the ch. Robert was of Springfield; Hanford of Westfield.
OLDAGE, OLDIGE, OLDRIDGE, or OLDERIGE, RICHARD, Windsor, bef. 1640, possib. went from Dorchester, but was not kn. there to Dr. Harris, d. 27 Jan. 1661, and the name is extinct. His only ch. Ann m. 19 May 1645, John Osborn.
OLDEN, JOHN, Boston, by w. Elizabeth had Nathaniel, b. 9 July 1668. Perhaps it may be Holden.
OLDFIELDS, JOHN, Southampton, L. I. 1641, and Jamaica, L. I. 1686. Thompson.
OLDHAM, ISAAC, Scituate, s. of Thomas, m. Mary, d. of Josiah Keen, [[vol. 3, p. 308]] had Isaac, and two ds. rem. to Pembroke a. 1703, JOHN, Plymouth, came in the Ann 1623 with a comp. so that in div. of lds. next yr. he was reckon. for ten heads; in less than two yrs. gave office by siding with Rev. Mr. Lyford, and was punish. with more contempt than severity, driven to Nantasket, thence, with Conant, to Cape Ann, home in 1628, so well reconciled to the Plymouth governm. as to be trusted by them with their prisoner, mischief-making Morton, back to N. E. late in 1629, or early in 1630, freem. 18 May 1631, with prefix of respect, liv. at Watertown, much engag. in trade with the Ind. especial. by water, rep. in the first Gen. Court 1634, was k. by the Ind. in his shallop, July 1636, off the mouth of Narraganset Bay. Admin. of his est. was, of course, had in Mass. but in the noble Conn. Rec. by J. H. Trumbull, I. 43, we see that ancillary process was had in that the earliest action being at their court, 1 Sept. held at Watertown, now Wethersfield, and next, in Oct. at Newtown, now Hartford. Of the largest creditors there were Gov. Cradock of London, Gov. Hopkins of Hartford, and Clement Chaplin of Wethersfield, wh. certain. vouch from large opportunity of acquaint. for his good conduct. Hinman, in his first Ed. 127, mistook the side of the acco. or inv. in the rec. making Gov. C. a debtor to O. We may conject. that he had w. and childr. but certain. is not attaina. We kn. only, that by a petitn. to our Gen. Ct. William Bridge, in 1644, sets forth that 21 yrs. bef. he came with J. O. his f.-in-law.
In 1635 the Elizabeth and Ann brot. from London two youths of this name, John, aged 12, and Thomas, 10, neither of wh. was likely to be his s. JOHN, Cambridge, s. of Richard, m. 22 July 1675, Abigail Wood, had John, b. 20 July 1676; Abigail, 28 Nov. 1679; and was freem. 1690; selectman, 1694, and oft. aft.; d. Oct. 1719, in 67th yr. Harris, Epit. 62. RICHARD, Cambridge, perhaps s. of John the first, b. in Eng. freem. 1651, m. Martha, d. of William Baton of Watertown, had Samuel, and John, the latter b. a. 1652; and d. Dec. 1658, leav. by his will of 8 July preced. his wid. and Samuel Hyde excors. His wid. m. Thomas Brown of Concord. SAMUEL, Cambridge, s. of the preced. by w. Hannah had Samuel, wh. d. 16 Jan. 1673; Samuel, again, d. 24 Aug. 1675; Hannah, d. 9 July 1676; Andrew, d. 12 July 1677; and Nathaniel, d. 8 May 1678. Harris, Epit. 170 and 1. He was freem. 1690. Three ds. liv. long eno. to be ment. in his will of 13 July 1727, Hannah, w. of Amos Gates; Mary, w. of James Read; and Ann, unm.
THOMAS, Scituate, was of Duxbury 1643, perhaps that youth who came from London 1635, in the Elizabeth and Ann, and may have been br. of John, his fellow-passeng. m. 20 Nov. 1656, Mary, d. of Rev. William Wetherell, had Mary, b. 20 Aug. 1658; Thomas, 30 Oct. 1660; Sarah; Hannah; Grace; Isaac; Ruth; Elizabeth; and Lydia; all bef. 1675; and d. 1711. THOMAS, Scituate, s. of the preced. m. 1683, Mercy, d. of Robert Sproat, had Joshua and Mary, tw. b. 1684; Mercy; and Desire. [[vol. 3, p. 309]]
OLIN, HENRY, Greenwich, s. of John of the same, had, it is said, tho. is ws. name is not seen, nor the date of b. of either, Justin, and Caleb, both of wh. rem. bef. the revolut. war, to Vermont, and the latter, hav. seven s. d. in St. Lawrence Co. N. Y. Of such. infirm material few N. E. fam. are compel. to build. JOHN, West Greenwich, R. I. Said to have come 1678, in his youth, from Wales, had by w. unkn. John, Henry, and, perhaps, Justin, and Joseph; but of the last two, in the fam. geneal. no acco. is render. nor is the date of m. or d. of f. or either of the other s. giv. JOHN, East Greenwich, R. I. s. of the preced.
OLIVER, DANIEL, Boston, youngest s. of Peter the first, m. 23 Apr. 1696, Elizabeth d. of Hon. Andrew Belcher, sis. of Gov. Jonathan, had Daniel, b. 14 Jan. 1704, H. C. 1722, wh. d. of smallpox, at London, 5 July 1727; Andrew, 28 Mar. 1706, H. C. 1724, who was lieut.-gov. of the Prov. and d. 3 Mar. 1774; and Peter, 17 Mar. 1713, H. C. 1730, the Ch. Justice of the Sup. Ct. of Mass. who was impeach. and d. at Birmingham, Oct. 1791; was freem. 1690, and d. 23 July 1732. His wid. d. 1735. DAVID, Pemaquid, took the o. of fidel. to Mass. 23 July 1674. JAMES, Boston, s. of Thomas, the rul. Elder, brot. by his f. from Bristol, in Co. Somerset, 1682, in the William and Francis, freem. 12 Oct. 1640, an emin. merch. ar. co. 1637, capt. of it 1656, and 66, serv. in Philip's war, as a capt. in the fight of 19 Dec. 1675, and d. 1682, without issue. JAMES, Cambridge, s. of Peter, a physician, freem. 1690, m. Mercy, d. of Samuel Bradstreet, had Mercy, b. 1695; and Sarah, 4 Sept. bapt. 20 Dec. 1696; and he d. 8 Apr. 1703, and his wid. d. 29 Mar. 1710, in her 43d yr.
JOHN, Boston 1632, younger br. or perhaps neph. of Elder Thomas, came with him in the William and Francis, disarm. in Nov. 1637, was chos. rep. 1638, but reject. by the ho. support. of the cause of Wheelwright, rem. to Newbury, was freem. 13 May 1640, m. Joanna Goodale, prob. d. of Elizabeth and sis. of Richard the first, had only Mary, b. 7 June 1640, and he d. 1642. Very frequent has been the confus. betw. him and John, the s. of the rul. Elder, but a careful comparison will find in our rec. three or four unfailing points in assist. him to discrimin. In the beautiful Appleton Memor. p. 22, the will of John Oliver of Boston, wh. d. a few yrs. later, of wh. abstr. is in Geneal. Reg. III. 266, from Vol. I. of Pro. Rec. is erron. assum. to be the act of the Newbury man, who was, I think, his uncle. His d. Mary m. 8 Dec. 1656, Samuel Appleton, the sec. of Ipswich, I believe, his sec. w. His wid. m. 1645, capt. William Gerrish. JOHN, Boston, s. of the Elder Thomas, so distinct. call. at his adm. into the ch. 1638, freem. 14 May 1634, m. Elizabeth d. of John Newgate, had John, bapt. 29 July 1638, tho. the town rec. strange. makes his b. 21 Nov. aft. d. Mar. foll.; Elizabeth b. 28 Feb. bapt. 8 Mar. 1640, Hannah, 3, [[vol. 3, p. 310]] bapt. 6 Mar. 1642, d. young; John, again, 15, bapt. 21 Apr. 1644; and Thomas, 10 Feb. bapt. 8 Mar. 1646. He was of ar. co. 1638, call. serj. a skilful surveyor, yet took up the duty of a preacher, for success in wh. he ent. the college, had his A. B. 1645, odd as such a course seems for a mar. man, d. 12 Apr. 1646, very deep. lament. See Winthrop II. 257. His wid. 14 Mar. 1649, bec. sec. w. of Edward Jackson of Cambridge; and the d. Elizabeth m. 25 Nov. 1657, Enoch Wiswall of Dorchester.
JOHN, Boston, s. of the preced. by w. Susanna, d. of John Sweet, had s. Sweet, b. 1668; was of ar. co. 1680; freem. 1681, of the sec. ch. with prefix of respect, and d. 1683. JOHN, Boston, memb. of the first ch. freem. 1683, but he is not thot. to have derived his blood from the venerable Elder. JOSEPH, Scarborough 1676. NATHANIEL, Boston 1651, a tailor, of wh. I find no more. NATHANIEL, Boston, s. of Peter, m. 3 Jan. 1677, Elizabeth d. of Thomas Brattle, was one of the Committee of safety aft. overthrow of Andros, 1689, freem. 1690 with prefix of respect, among the earliest mem. of Brattle st. ch. and d. 15 Apr. 1704, leav. wid. who d. May 1719, and ch. Elizabeth Nathaniel, Sarah, James, Brattle, Peter, and Mary.
PETER, Boston, s. of the Elder Thomas, b. in Eng. a. 1618, freem. 13 May 1640, an emin. trader, one of the founders of the 3d or Old South ch. wh. honor, in the valua. Hist. of Boston, by Mr. Drake, is inadv. giv. p. 591, to his fourth s. Hon. Daniel, then only five yrs. old. He m. Sarah, d. of John Newgate, had Sarah, bapt. 7 Jan. 1644, Mary, 1 Mar. 1646, a. 8 days old; Nathaniel, b. 18 Mar. 1652; Peter, 3 Mar. 1655, H. C. 1675, James, Mar. 1659, H. C. 1680; and Daniel, 28 Feb. 1664; was of ar. co. 1643, its capt. 1669, and d. 1670. His wid. Sarah was bur. 11 Oct. 1692. His will, of 8 Apr. 1670, was pro. 5 May foll. His d. Sarah m. John Noyes, and d. 19 Mar. 1707. Mary m. a. 1666, Jonathan Shrimpton, wh. d. 1673, and she next yr. m. Nathaniel Williams. PETER, Boston, s. of the preced. of wh. no more is told, not even the yr. of his d. in the Catal. of H. C. but we kn. that ano. PETER of Boston, a goldsmith, s. of John, m. 8 Mar. 1710, Jerusha, d. of Increase Mather, had Jerusha, wh. d. 4 Jan. next, as had her mo. five days bef. and he m. 1 Mar. 1712, Hopestill Wensley, made his will 24th of next mo. and d. very soon. Richard, Salem 1668, a petitnr. against imposts, may be he in Maine wh. sw. fidel. to Mass. in 1674, with prefix of respect, was the same yr. made clk. of one of the tempor. div. of that Province call. Devonshire, liv. some time in Monhegin, was lieut. in the early part of Philip's war, and is oft. nam. by Hubbard.
SAMUEL, Boston, s. of the Elder Thomas, b. in Eng. adm. of the ch. 21 May 1643, yet never made freem. ar. co. 1648, had w. Lydia adm. of the ch. Nov. 1647, and s. Vigilant, bapt. 27 June preced.; Patience, wh. d. 26 [[vol. 3, p. 311]] Nov. 1653; and Deborah, bapt. 1 Feb. 1652; was drown. 27 Mar. 1652 leav. wid. Lydia, wh. m. 16 Feb. 1654, Joshua Fisher sec. of Dedham. THOMAS, Boston 1632, s. of John, and gr.s. of Thomas of Bristol, Eng.; came in the William and Francis, 9 Mar. from London, arr. 5 June 1632 at B. bring. w. Ann, wh d. May 1635, d. Abigail, and certain. six s. ch. the four bef. ment., and Nathaniel, k. at 15 yrs. by fall of a tree on Boston neck, 9 Jan. 1633, as Winthrop I. 98, relates; and Daniel, wh. d.June 1637. He was from Bristol, freem. 1632, selectman oft. a most useful citizen, had in old age sec. w. Ann, who was of Dorchester; and d. 1 June 1658, "being ninety yrs. old," says the diary of John Hull. His d. Abigail m. James Johnson; and ano. d. m. Richard Wolfall. Our first Vol. of Prob. Rec. has his will of 13 Mar. 1653.
THOMAS, Salem, a calender, from Norwich, came, at the age of 36, in the Mary Ann of Yarmouth, 1637, with w. Mary, 34, two ch. Thomas, and John, and two serv. Thomas Doged, 30, and Mary Sape, 12. The w. had the faculty of speech to an unpleasant excess, had suffer. in Eng. for neglect of some custom of trifling import. in the solemnities of the ch. and was punish. here for siding with Roger Williams, in 1638, and for berating our elders, as late as 1646. See Felt, II. 457, 576, and Winthrop I. 281, 2. The h. as well as the state, seem to have suffer. for he was driven to go home in 1648 or 9, but came back in few yrs. He cont. to own est. in Eng. and here took sec. or third w. 26 July 1666, a wid. in Essex Inst. II. 300, call. Bridget Wasselbe, whose surname I take no responsib. for spell. By her he had Christian, b. 8 May 1667; and was in office 1670, as measurer of wood, and d. June 1679. Bridget O. of Salem, charged with witchcraft, 1680, was tho. commonly call. Bishop, with alias O. I think his wid. Prob. one was name of her f. one of her h. but it may be doubt. of both. THOMAS, Fairfield 1660-70.
THOMAS, Cambridge, s. of John, the scholar, freem. 1672, m. 27 Nov. 1667, Grace, d. of capt. Thomas Prentice, had Grace, b. 15 Nov. 1668, d. at 12 yrs.; Elizabeth 11 Apr. 1670, d. at 4 yrs.; John, 22 Nov. 1671, d. at 23 yrs.; Hannah, 16 Aug. 1674; Thomas, 22 Aug. 1676; and Samuel, 18 May 1679, both d. young; his w. d. 30 Sept. 1681, and he m. 19 Apr. 1682, Mary, d. of Nathaniel Wilson, had John, again, 9 July 1683, d. at two mos.; Nathaniel, 1 Feb. 1685; Mary, 20 Mar. 1688; Sarah, 14 Nov. 1690; Thomas, again, 17 July 1700, H. C. 1719; and Samuel, again, 12 Jan. 1702. He was deac. aft. many yrs. being capt. a rep. and of the Counc. honor. for integr. and piety, d. 31 Oct. 1715, hav. made his will the day preced. Twenty-five of his name had, in 1828, been gr. at Harv. Coll. the greater part, says Farmer, descend. of the rul. Elder of Boston first ch. But Eliot's Biog. Dict. wh. is very discriminat. in giv. the charact. of more than one of this progeny, says the last royal lieut. gov. of Mass. Thomas O. was of a dif. fam. from most of the foregoing.
OLMSTEAD, JAMES, Cambridge, came to Boston 16 Sept. 1632, in the Lion, from London, with two ch. and others, was rec. as freem. 6 Nov. foll. constable some yrs. at C. but with earliest sett. to Hartford [[vol. 3, p. 312]] 1636, of wh. he was an orig. propr. with large lots of ld. and d. 1640. His will, of 28 Sept. of that yr. with inv. show. comfortab. prop. is found in Trumbull's Coll. Rec. I. 446-9. It names only two ch. Nicholas, and Nehemiah; but niece Rebecca O. wh. he brot. over, has also a small provis. and his kinsmen Richard, and John O. perhaps brs. of Rebecca, by the overseers of his will, with concur. of the s. rec. too, a small portion of the est. Yet prob. it was their own prop. held by him in tr. and they may have come with her. It also provides for his serv. William Corbee or Corby. JAMES, Norwalk, s. of Richard of the same, had (tho. Hall's rec. gives not the name of w.) James, b. 10 Mar. 1677; perhaps Nathan, 27 Apr. 1678; Samuel, 13 May 1683; and John, 14 Aug. 1692; was rep. 1691, 2, 3, and 9.
JOHN, Hartford 1640, neph. prob. of the first James, rem. soon to Saybrook, thence, a. 1660, to Norwich, was freem. 1662, surg. of part of the forces in Philip's war, had w. Elizabeth d. of Matthew Marvin, wh. d. 1708, but nam. no ch. in his will, pro. 22 Sept. 1686, made not long bef. tho. he calls hims. only 60, wh. no doubt, was by several yrs. too small a reckon.; left most of his good est. to ch. of his br. Richard and sis. Rebecca. JOHN, Norwalk, s. of Richard of the same, m. 17 July 1673, Mary, d. of Thomas Benedict the first, had Mary, Sarah and Elizabeth but in his valua. Hist. Hall has not giv. any issue; was ens. 1674. In the list of proprs. 1687, he shows fair est. JOSEPH, Hartford, s. of Nicholas, was deac. and d. 1726, had Joseph, James, Elizabeth Nicholas, Nehemiah, b. 1686; Rebecca, 1688; Hannah, 1690; beside Richard, and descend. are very num. NEHEMIAH, Fairfield 1649, s. of James the first, was a serj. in 1657; of him no more is heard, but that his wid. Elizabeth m. Obadiah Gilbert, and, perhaps, he had d. Sarah.
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