Family:Edward Garfield and Rebecca Unknown (1)

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Marriage[1] bef. 1637 Watertown, MA

Rebecca was Edward's second wife, and was only mother of the following children. Bond, and Cutter relying on Bond, have tried to make two men out of one person. See the NEHGR source cited for an excellent discussion.

1. Joseph, born September 1, 1637; mentioned below.
2. Rebecca, born March 10, 1641; died March 16, 1683: married January 10, 1662, Isaac Mixer, Jr.
3. Benjamin, born 1643; died November 28, 1717.
4. Abigail, born June 29, 1646. The traditional view is that she m. abt. 1670 John Parkhurst and died as Abigail Parkhurst in Watertown October 18, 1726, but there is no proof, and she may have been the Abigail Garfield "of Watertown" that m. 1686 Joseph Gleason and d. Sudbury 31 Aug 1726 as widow Abigail Gleason.

  1. Anderson, Robert Charles. "English Origins of Edward Garfield of Watertown, Massachusetts", in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 156:327-332.

    Edward Garfield, s/o Thomas and Agnes Garfield, bp. Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England, 28 Jul 1583, d. Watertown 14 Jun 1672, m. (1) by 1611 ---- (children: Jonathan, Samuel, Sarah), m. (2) by 1637 Rebecca --- (children: Joseph, Rebecca, Benjamin, Abigail), m. (3) Watertown 1 Sep 1661 Joanna (---) Buckmaster.

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