||Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England
||Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Rhode Island, United States
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
||1631 - 1827
||DANE - DANFORTH
|Volume 2, Page 7
Oct. 1685, Mary Thompson; and 25 Dec. 1690, took sec. w. Ruth, d. of James
Converse of Woburn, and d. 18 Oct. 1716. Of his ch. Mary; Philemon, b. 1693,
d. next yr.; Philemon, again, and Edward, tw. 17 July 1695; and Ruth, 24 Aug.
1698; no doubt of the mo. can be felt, unless the first may have been by
former w. THOMAS, Concord, had, I suppose, by w. Elizabeth a d. b. 24 Feb. 1643,
and certain. by her had Hannah, 18 Mar. 1645, if this be the real name of him
print. Dann in Geneal. Reg. VIII. 347, with wh. conf. G. R. IV. 271. WILLIAM,
Woburn, had Martha, b. 17 Aug. 1671; William, 5 July 1673; Samuel, 26 July
1675; John, 25 June 1677; Sarah, in 1687, by w. Martha Great difficulty occurs
in turning over rec. by frequent substitution of Dean, or Deane, or Daine, for
Dane, and the reverse.
DANFORTH, JOHN, Dorchester, s. of the first Rev. Samuel, ord. 28 June
1682, seventh min. of that ch. m. 21 Nov. 1682, Elizabeth (but in Geneal. Reg.
VII. 58, call. Hetty), d. of James Minot, wh. d. 6 June 1722; and he d. 26 May
1730. His age has been overstated by 8 yrs. in Dr. Harris and others. He had
Elijah, b. 1683, H. C. 1703, d. 8 Oct. 1736 ; John, 26 Jan. 1689, d. 2 Mar.
1729; and (beside Mehitable, whose gr.stone tells, that she d. 1 May 1727, in
27th yr.), Samuel, H. C. 1715, judge of Pro. counsel. and mandamus couns.
whose w. Elizabeth Symmes d. 13 Jan. 1775, aet. 67, and he d. 27 Oct. 1777, aet.
81. This Samuel was f. of Samuel, the disting. physician, H. C. 1758, wh. d.
16 Nov. 1827, aged 86; and of Thomas, H. C. 1762, wh. at the revo. adher. to
the crown, and d. at London Apr. 1820. See the fine note by William T. Harris
in Geneal. Reg. VII. 315. * JONATHAN, Billerica, youngest s. of Nicholas, b.
prob. at Framlingham, Co. Suffk. came 1634 with his f. m. 22 Nov. 1655, Elizabeth
d. of John Poulter, of Billerica, dec. had eleven ch.; Mary, b. 29 Jan. 1657 ;
Elizabeth 27 May 1658 ; Jonathan ; John, wh. d. 7 Feb. 1661; a d. whose name is
not certain, 23 Jan. 1661; Thomas, 29 Apr. 1670, d. at 3 mos.; Nicholas, 1
July 1671; and ano. John, 22 Feb. 1662, however, being the only ones kn. by
me; exc. Ann, wh. m. 22 Jam 1690, Oliver Whiting; but of six s. only two,
Jonathan, b. 1659, freem. 1690, and Samuel, 1666, left issue. He was,
perhaps, freem. 1652, the first capt. of B. rep. 1684, disting. as surveyor of
ld. town clk. 20 yrs. and d. 7 Sept. 1712, leav. wid. his sec. w. JONATHAN,
Billerica, s. of the preced. m. 27 June 1682, Rebecca Parker of Billerica, had
Rebecca, b. 30 June 1683; Thomas, 17 Mar. 1685; and Jonathan, 22 Mar. 1688.
Perhaps the f. d. that yr. But in the Diary of Noadiah Russell, Geneal. Reg.
VII. 57, it is told, that he d. 13 Nov. 1682. Yet this may easily be reconcil.
by supposing Russell to mean the s. of Thomas, not of Jonathan; tho Bond
mistook him for the latter. * NICHOLAS, Cambridge, from Framlingham, Co. Suff.
came 1631, freem.
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