Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v3p433


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1651, d. in few days unbapt.; John, again, 28, bapt. 31 Oct. 1652; Experience,
4 Jan. bapt. 18 Feb. 1655; one, 4 Aug. 1657, d. in very few
days unbapt.; James, 4, bapt. 8 Jan. 1660, H. C. 1681; Ebenezer, 21,
bapt. 22 Dec. 1661; Thankful, again, 18 Nov. 1663; Joseph, 8 Apr.
1666; and Benjamin, 26 July 1668, H. C. 1689, wh. was a min. that d.
1698 at Charleston, S. C. He was freem. 1652, and d. 7 Dec. 1682,
aged 64. His s. John d. 30 Dec. 1690 unm. I think; and Joseph, prob.
a stud. at coll. at least bur. at Cambridge, d. 25 Feb. 1687. JONATHAN,
s. of Robert of Roxbury, was fourth min. of Reading, ord. 26 June
1689, m. 29 Oct. 1691, Elizabeth d. of Edmund Angier of Cambridge, had
Elizabeth b. 25 Feb. 1693; Jonathan, 14 Sept. 1695, H. C. 1714; Joseph,
13 Oct. 1706; Mary, 11 Feb. 1708; and he d. 2 June 1709. ROBERT,
Ipswich 1648, br. prob. of James the first, may, I suppose, he regard.
as f. of that ROBERT of I. who was adm. freem. 1676; but no good
report of either has reached me. ROBERT, Roxbury, s. of the first
James, b. in Eng. m. at Charlestown 18 Feb. 1657, tho. Frothingham
says 1666, Sarah, d. of Thomas Lynde, had James, b. 30 Nov. 1657, d.
very soon; Margaret, 13 Mar. 1659, d. in few days; Margaret, again, 14
Mar. 1661, d. in few days; Jonathan, 8 Oct. 1663, d. in few days;
Jonathan, again, 11 June 1665, H. C. 1685; Thomas, 7 July 1667;
Ezra, 30 July 1669, d. soon; Sarah, 29 Nov. 1671, d. very soon;
Margaret, again, 30 Apr. 1672; James, again, 28 Oct. 1675, d. next
yr.; James, again, 27 Aug. 1677; Robert, 31 Dec. 1678, d. in few wks.;
and Sarah, again, 24 May 1680; and he d. 16 May 1694. His wid.
gave a depon, it is said, at the age of 85 yrs. wh. illustrates much the
genalog, tho. her mem. was infirm eno. to magnify the number of her days,
by reckon, six or seven yrs. too many, or in the shorter term of
Farmer, four or five. So dangerous is an oath taken under the burden
of age. Eight of this name includ. the spelling of Pierrepont, the noble
fam. in Eng. had in 1834 been gr. at Harv. and six at Yale.

    PIERSON, PEARSON, PORSUNE or PERSON, ABRAHAM, Branford,
was of Yorksh. came to Boston 1640, join. the ch. 5 Sept. of that yr. when
he is call. "a studient," of wh. we may doubt the meaning, as we kn. he
was bred at Trinity Coll. Cambridge, where he took his A. B. 1632, and
he is in Mather's first Classis as a min. bef. coming over, tho. this may
well seem incorrect; bec. min. of the ch. gather. in Lynn Nov. 1640 to
go to sett. at Southampton, L. I. thence a. 1647 went to Branford, and
thence in the autumn of 1667, with a part of his congreg. to Newark,
N. J. See his letter to John Winthrop, 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. X. 69 and
84. He had Abraham, b. at Lynn 1641,[1] H. C. 1668; Thomas, John,
and Abigail, bef. his rem. from S. and at B. were b. Grace, 13 June
1650; Susanna, 10 Dec. 1652; Rebecca, 10 Dec. 1654; and Theophilus,

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