Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v2p237

Watchers


  Prev GAY - GAYER Next  
Volume 2, Page 237

Dedham, by w. Joanna (in fam. tradit. said to have been wid. Baldwicke, and
to have had s. John by former h. perhaps in Eng.) had Samuel, b. 10 Mar.
1639; Hezekiah, 8 July 1640; perhaps Elizabeth wh. m. 1660, Richard Martin;
certain. Nathaniel, 11 Jan. 1643, or as Geneal. Reg. VI. 373, perhaps wrong.
gives the date 11 Nov. 1642; Joanna, 23 Mar. 1645; Eleazer, 25 Mar. 1647;
Abiel, and Judith, tw. 23 Apr. 1649; John, 6 May 1651; Jonathan, 1 Aug.
1653; and Hannah, 16 Oct. 1656, wh. d. young. He d. 4 Mar. 1688; and his
wid. d. 14 Aug. 1691. Hezekiah d. unm. 20 Nov. 1669, hav. in his nuncup. will
25 Oct. preced. rememb. f. mo. brs. and sis. Nathaniel, John, Jonathan,
Samuel, Abigail, and Judith, and giv. especial. to "sis. Whiting that new
book concerning Thomas Savage," for wh. I fear, all search in
bibliograph. works will be vain. In the lists of freem. 1644 and 5 appears
the name of John Gay, but it may well be feared, that one, if not both,
is or are repetition only. Ano. fam. of Gay there was, indeed, in Dedham,
or in that part wh. bec. Wrentham, who widely spread, but of wh. the
progenit. is not kn. to me. JOHN, Watertown, by w. Hannah, had Hannah,
b. 25 Dec. 1668; and Thomas, Mar. 1674; d. in few yrs after, for Bond
shows that admin. to wid. Hannah pass. 18 Dec. 1678. JOHN, Dedham, s. of
the first John, m. 13 Feb. 1679, Rebecca, d. of John Bacon, had Rebecca,
John, Stephen, Abigail, Mary, and Hezekiah. JONATHAN, Dedham, br. of the
preced. m. 29 Aug. 1682, Mary Bullard, had Hannah, Mary, Jeremiah,
Sarah, Jonathan, and Abigail. NATHANIEL, Dedham, s. of first John, by w.
Lydia Lusher, as Geneal. Reg. VI. 373, tells (tho. it is not kn. whose d. she
was), had Benjamin; Nathaniel; both d. young; Mary; Lydia; Nathaniel, again;
Lusher, b. 26 Sept. 1685, wh. was f. of the Rev. Ebenezer of Suffield, H. C.
1737, D.D.; Joanna; Benjamin, again; Abigail; and Ebenezer, 26 Aug. 1696, H.
C. 1714; was freem. 1677, and d. 20 Feb. 1713; but his w. liv. to 6 Aug. 1744.
SAMUEL, Dedham, eldest br. of the preced. m. 23 Nov. 1661, Mary, prob. d. of
Edward Bridge of Roxbury, had Samuel, Edward, John, Hezekiah, and Timothy;
and d. 15 Apr. 1718, and his w. d. 3 days after. SAMUEL, Roxbury, by w.
Abigail had Samuel, b. 24 Feb. 1688; and Abigail, 15 Oct. 1689. The gr.
ornament of this fam. was Rev. Ebenezer, youngest s. of; Nathaniel, third
min. of Hingham, ord. 11 June 1718, wh. d. 18 Mar. 1787, the honor. patriarch
of our N. E. pulpit in that age. Eleven of this name had, in 1826, been
gr. at Harv. of wh. five were clerg. and three at the other N. E. coll.

    GAYER, * SAMUEL, Nantucket, rep. soon after the new chart. of 1691.
WILLIAM, Nantucket, m. Dorcas, d. of Nathaniel Starbuck, had Damaris, b. 24
Oct. 1673; Dorcas, 29 Aug. 1675; and William, 3 June 1677. His w. d. a. 1696;
and he d. 23 Sept. 1710, hav. had ano. w. but no ch.