Facts and Events
||probably Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
||9 Apr 1700
||Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Mary Whitcomb
||1 Aug 1716
||Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, United Statesto Judith Shores
||5 Apr 1729
||Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
- ↑ Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. Vital records of Attleborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Salem, Massachusetts: Essex Institute, 1934), p. 723.
STREETER, John (Streetor), [died] Apr. 5, 1729.
- ↑ "Genealogical Notes: Som Bristol County (Mass.) Wills", in Rhode Island Historical Society (Providence, Rhode Island). Collections of the Rhode-Island Historical Society. (Providence [Rhode Island]: John Miller, 1827-1941), Vol. 5, p. 134.
John Streeter of Attleboro, Mass. Administration 1729, May, to widow Judith and son John. Division of land 1738, May 20, to widow Judith, eldest son John, other sons James, Josiah, Jeremiah; daughters Mary Ward, Abigail, Rachel, Sarah, Amey; son Isiah, daughter Hannah.
- A footnote attached to the probate abstract, that is cited above, says, "He may have been identical with that John Streeter3 (Samuel2, Stephen1) born 1671, Concord, Mass.; married 1700, April 9, Mary Whitcomb.
"Early Streeters of Massachusetts" by Edward Doubleday Harris, NEHGR, p. Vol. 36, p. 164, says of him, "perhaps, as supposed by Paige [i.e., Paige, Vol. 2, p. 667 ], a son of Stephen (2), but not impossibly son of Samuel (3) [emphasis added], was of Cambridge, where he took for wife, 9 April 1700, Mary Whetcomb ... [disappeared] unless the John of Rehoboth was the same man. If, as supposed, Stephen the father went to Attleboro' from Cambridge, this son may have gone with him, and from there got into Rehoboth, the next town, but this is all conjecture."
This same NEHGR article, on p. 163, regarding one of the proposed fathers, namely Samuel (3), which corresponds to the Samuel2 (Stephen1) above, "Wyman [i.e., Wyman, Vol. 2, p. 913 ] states, with what authority does not appear, that this Samuel was of Concord, and Barry [i.e., Barry, p. 414 ] found there one Samuel and wife Mary, who had children..."
The possibility that John could be a son of Samuel is based on a misidentification. There are several points that need to be made:
First of all, the probate abstract seems to show that the man from Cambridge was the same as the man in Attleboro/Rehoboth, since it explains eldest son John and the daughter Mary Ward, matching exactly the children found in Cambridge, and supplying the information missing in Attleboro. Additionally the records of the first daughter Hannah seem to do the same, requiring a birth in Cambridge to complement the marriage and death in Attleboro, and all this reconciles why the same man had a daughter Hannah born in Cambridge and another daughter Hannah born in Attleboro.
Second, Samuel2 Streeter appears to only be known from the Streeter Bible printed from a transcription, in NEHGR, Vol. 85, p. 383, which shows Samuel Streeter b. 16 Jun 1647, m. 21 Jan 1666 Mary Horne, d. 31 May 1694. No records of any of these events has been found. This is not to say this Samuel Streeter did not exist, necessarily, but to suggest he is not the man in Concord.
There is found in Concord a Samuel and Mary who had children, but their name is variously spelled Stratton, Straton, Straten, and Streaten, never Streeter. It is the Samuel Stratton and Mary Frye that are married in Watertown in 1651 (Watertown Records, Vol. 12, p. 15), have a daughter Annah there, before moving to Concord where they have a daughter Mary in 1656 and others, including a son John b. 1671. But this John Stratton d. 1672, and this family clearly does not match the information from the Streeter Family Bible.
Thirdly, if, as said above, "Stephen the father went to Attleboro", that would be strong evidence that Stephen was John's father. But the evidence for this hasn't been found. Source:Stearns, Ezra S. Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire, Vol. 1, p. 173, does say, however, that deeds show that Stephen's son Samuel went to Attleboro from Cambridge, about 1706, which is obviously about the same time John did. So there does seem to be a family connection making it very likely John is Stephen's son.