Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v2p503


Volume 2, Page 503

the ch. the yr. bef. and first rul Eld. by w. Esther had John, b. prob. in
Eng.; Samuel, b. 22 July 1640; Nathaniel, 15 Dec. 1643, d. in few
days; Margaret, b. in Eng. m. 24 Mar. 1646, Robert Ware; other ds.
Mary Buckner, wh. had been, perhaps, wid. of William Jay; Esther m.
26 Dec. 1649, Nathaniel Fisher; and one wh. m. John Peck of Rehoboth.
Much of this detail is obt. from will of the w. Esther, 4 Jan.
1676, made with cons. and confirm. of her h. and pro. 12 Feb. 1685, in
wh. John is call. oldest s. the childr. of her dec. d. Ware, and others are
ment. as Samuel, her s. of Charlestown, and his w. Hannah; Esther, d.
of s.-in-law John Peck of Rehoboth; and a legacy of some amt. from
her br. Francis Seaborn in Eng. is spoken of as then due. JOHN, Dedham,
eldest s. of the preced. m. 18 Apr. 1671, Elizabeth d. of Thomas Payne
of D. had John, b. 30 May 1672, d. soon; Nathaniel, 15 Nov. 1675,
H. C. 1693, ord. min. of Easthampton, L. I. Sept. 1699; Esther, 19
Nov. 1677; Rebecca, 13 Jan. 1680; Samuel, 14 Mar. 1682; Elizabeth 2
Feb. 1683; Ebenezer, 1 Jan. 1685; Stephen, 14 May 1688; and Jonathan,
27 Jan. 1696; was freem. 1690. SAMUEL, Charlestown, younger
br. of the preced. had first been of Chelmsford, m. 24 Dec. 1662, Hannah,
d. of Samuel Hackburne of Roxbury, had Samuel, b. 3 Mar. 1665;
Samuel, again, 15 July 1666; and Catharine, 2 May 1670, bapt. 28
July 1672, d. next day; Catharine, again, b. 31 July foll. d. soon; Ann, 9 Nov.
1673, d. young; Ebenezer, 27 Aug. 1676; John, 1678, d. soon. Mercy, 13 Mar.
1681; and Hannah, 3 Dec. 1682; beside ano. John, wh. d. soon. He serv. with gr.
reput. as capt. of the "praying Ind." wh. took up arms in our cause against their
countrymen in Philip's war 1675 and 6; and was honor. as tythingman
1679, and one of the selectmen 1690. Three of this name had been,
in 1826, gr. at Harv. and six at Yale.

    HUNTINGTON, CHRISTOPHER, Norwich, s. of that Simon, wh. d. of
smallpox, on his passage from Eng. to Boston 1633, brot. with his brs.
says the contem. ch. rec. of Roxbury, by their mo. Margaret, wh. liv. at
R. until 1635 or 6, when hav. m. Thomas Stoughton of Dorchester, the
fam. rem. to Windsor; bef. com. of age he was at Saybrook, there liv.
many yrs. was freem. 1658, but m. at Windsor, 7 Oct. 1652, Ruth, d. of
William Rockwell, had Christopher, b. Jan. 1653, d. soon; Ruth, Apr.
1658; Christopher, again, 1 Nov. 1660, the first male of the new town
of Norwich; Thomas, 18 Mar. 1664; John, 15 Mar. 1666; Susanna,
Aug. 1668; Lydia, Aug. 1672; and Ann, 25 Oct. 1675; and he d.
prob. 1691, tho. it is not ment. in rec. Ruth m. Samuel Pratt of Saybrook,
and d. 1683; and Susanna m. 10 Dec. 1685, Samuel Griswold.
Descend. of this man and his br. Simon have been of the most reput.
charact. in civ. and eccles. and milit. serv. especially in the war of
Independ. Tradit. for a wonder, made the com. of the ancest. many yrs.
later than the truth; but to show its capacity for error, it ridiculous.