Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v4p542


Volume 4, Page 542

first divin. prof. at the coll. tho. common report, on ment. of his d. early
in 1765, makes him 72 yrs. old. Now the s. could not have been the
ch. of that third w. (wh. by Dr. Allen in his Biog. Dict. Ed. 1857,
was thot. to be his only w.) unless we reduce the number of his yrs. for
her former h. Jonathan Avery of Dedham, d. less than 72 yrs. bef. the
d. of her s. by the next h. This youngest s. was prob. of the sec. w.
He was freem. 1690, of very considerab. reput. for talents, preach. elect.
sermon in the trying days of 1686, and later the Artil. elect. sermon;
but is most spoken of as author of the Day of Doom, a poem of appropr.
sadness, wh. pass. thos. sev. ed. on our side of the water, last in 1829,
and was print. to instr. rather than amuse readers in Eng. and d. 10 June
1705. His wid. d. 6 Aug. 1708, in her 54th yr. as Harris, Epit. 40, shows.
He had talk. his mo. and sis. to live with him. Of his ds. Mary is suppos.
to have m, a. 1673, Samuel Brackenbury, and next Rev. Samuel Belcher;
Abigail m. 23 Dec. 1700 or 1702, Samuel Tappan; Martha m. a
Wheeler; Esther m. 8 June 1708, John Sewall, wh. d. 1711, and next
21 Oct. 1713, Abraham Tappan; and Dorothy m. 2 June 1709, James
Upham. SAMUEL, Ipswich, eldest s. of Rev. Michael, was ord. over
the parish, call. the hamlet, 27 Oct. 1714, but he had stud. theory of
medicine soon aft. leav. coll. and for a few mos. began the practice, but
soon was forced to undertake a sch. at Malden. He preach. 1712 at
Dracut, and next yr. at Groton. On 30 June 1715, he m. Mary, d. of
John Brintnal, had Mary, Michael, Martha, and Phebe; and his w. d.
6 June 1723. He m. 12 Mar. 1730, Martha, d. of Rev. Richard
Brown of Reading, had Sarah; Phebe, again; Samuel, b. 25 Aug.
1734, H. C. 1752; Catharine; Elizabeth; Edward, 3 Jan. 1742; John;
Abigail; and William; and d. 13 Sept. 1768, and his wid. liv. to 1784.
Of the thirteen ch. wh. may not however, be an accur. number, four s.
and four ds. outliv. the f. In his interleav. copy of the Reg. Farmer
notes that eleven of this name had, in 1834, been gr. at Harv. and at
other N. E. coll. none.

    WIGHT, DANIEL, Dedham, s. of Henry of the same, m. 17 Feb.
1686, Hannah Dewing, d. of Andrew, had David, b. 19 Dec. foll.;
Daniel, 25 Jan. 1690; and John, 22 Apr. 1699; was freem. 1690, and
d. 1 May 1719. His wid. d. 10 May 1725. EPHRAIM, Medfield,
youngest s. of Thomas of the same, freem. 1672, m. 2 Mar. 1668,
Lydia Morse, had Lydia, b. 14 Mar. 1669; Esther, 13 Jan. 1670;
Ephraim, 25 Jan. 1672; Miriam, 22 Aug. 1675; Nathaniel, 12 Sept.
1678; Daniel 19 Nov. 1680; Bethia, 8 Mar. 1683; Deborah, 1 Dec.
1685; and Ruth, 20 July 1688; and he d. 26 Feb. 1722. His wid. d.
14 July foll. Of his branch descend. are very num. HENRY, Dedham,
s. of Thomas, prob. eldest, b. in Eng. freem. 1647, made constable