Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v4p523


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leav. wid. and sev. ch. of wh. the name of only John is preserv. JOHN,
Farifield, prob. s. of the preced. had d. bef. 7 Apr. 1698, the date of his
inv. but whether he had w. or ch. is not kn.

    WHITMAN, in early days oft. spell. WHITEMAN, ABIAH or ABIJAH,
Weymouth, s. of John of the same, was freem. 1681, m. Mary Ford,
perhaps d. of Andrew, had Elizabeth b. 1673; Lydia, 1678; John, 1681;
Mary, 14 Oct. 1683; Zechariah, 2 Jan. 1686; but the Fam. Mem.
exchanges the dates of the last two; Elinor, 3 Sept. 1688; and Abiah,
30 Nov. 1690. He liv. with his f. who devis. to him his homesteadfarm,
wh. has contin. undiv. to posterity in sixth generat. But he had
also lds. at Easton, wh. he gave to some ch. ABRAHAM, Weymouth,
freem. 1680, may not have been br. of the preced. but nothing is kn. of
him. EBENEZER, Bridgewater, s. of Thomas of the same, m. Abigail
Burnham, had Abigail, b. 1702; Zechariah, 1704; Hannah, 1709; and
Ebenezer, 1713; and in that yr. d. His wid. m. a Hobart of Hingham.
EBENEZER, Weymouth, s. of John the sec. of the same, m. Deborah
Richards, prob. d. of Joseph of the same, had Daniel, b. 1706; Ann,
1711; David, 1713; beside Silence; Sarah; and Deborah; whose
dates are not told. GEORGE, Wickford 1674. JOHN, Weymouth, was
first of Dorchester, freem. 13 Mar. 1639, but soon aft. at W. had Hannah,
b. 24 Aug. 1641; but other ch. he had, some b. no doubt, in Eng.
Thomas; John; Abiah or Abijah; Zechariah, b. 1644, H. C. 1668;
Sarah; Mary; Eliz.; Hannah; and Judith; these nine all liv. to be
nam. in the will of f. 1685. A fam. tradit. that the mo. with s. Thomas,
aged 12 yrs. and others of the ch. came in 1641, may deserve a partial
credence beyond what such evidence gains usually from the judicious.
Prob. conject. is that, beside Abijah and Zechariah, and Hannah, Judith,
also, and Eliz. were b. on this side of the water; but the order, in wh.
names of ch. occur in a will, is not always sufficient guide to determine
relative ages. He was ens. 1645, appoint. by the Gen. Court "to end
small causes," deac. and d. 13 Nov. 1692, little, if any short of 90 yrs.
and may well seem to be the ancest. of the larger portion of the thousands
bear. the name in our region. Sarah m. a Jones; Mary m. John
Pratt; Eliz. m. Joseph Green; Hannah m. Stephen French; and
Judith m. a King. JOHN, Charlestown, spell. on ch. rec. Weightman,
when adm. of the ch. 31 July 1641, and Withman, on Col. Rec. when
adm. freem. 18 May foll. JOHN, Weymouth, sec. s. of the preced.
freem. 1681, by w. Ruth Reed had no issue, as she d. soon and by sec.
w. Abigail Hollis had Ruth, b. 1 Feb. 1664; Mary, 10 Mar. 1666;
John, 22 June 1668; Ebenezer, 4 Dec. 1670; Experience, 1 Apr.
1673; but his last is call. Samuel in the Fam. Mem. JOHN, Bridgewater,
eldest s. of Thomas of the same, m. Mary Pratt of Weymouth,