Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v4p662


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John Graves of Hatfield, and next lieut. William Alis, and last Samuel
Gaylord. Sarah m. 1679, Isaac Graves; Joanna m. 28 June 1683,
Joseph Field; Elizabeth m. 1685, Samuel Gunn, all of Hatfield. JOHN,
Woodbury, perhaps eldest s. of the preced. serv. in the Ind. wars 1676
and 7, as in sev. places of Trumbull's Conn. Rec. II. Cothren, p. 754,
tells that he came from Stratford, and had Gershom, bapt. 16 Feb.
1680; Sarah, Feb. 1682, Elizabeth Aug. 1685; and Mercy, Apr. 1688.
NATHANIEL, Drochester, s. of Edward, m. Elizabeth d. of Robert Spurr of
the same, had Nathaniel and Edward, both bapt. 13 Apr. 1684; and
Jonathan and Rebecca, both bapt. 19 Oct. foll. perhaps none was tw.
but all brot. to the ordin. in right of their mo. Farmer, MS. names
THOMAS of New Hampsh. wh. d. 1670, but that is the whole of his

Boston, d. 7 Mar. 1659, says Farmer; but of him I kn. nothing, but
that he was s. of the first Thomas, nam. in his will, and prob. unm.
JOHN, Boston, younger br. of the preced. rem. to Scituate, there, as
Deane shows, had John, b. 1670; but Deane, 384, borrows, from
Thomas, Abigail, and other ch. On rem. from B. he gave, by deed of
1671, his prop. then in B. to his mo. Elizabeth Fitch. THOMAS, Scituate,
had come in the Castle, 1638, from Tenterden, Co. Kent, as from the
will of Peter Branch in Geneal. Reg. II. 183, is presum. It seems to
be that of a fellow-passeng. commit. only ch. under ten yrs. of age to the
care of W. wh. had a S. Thomas, James, Elizabeth wh. also was the name
of his w. and John and Mary; rem. to Boston bef. 1653, there prob.
had Jonathan, wh. d. 10 Dec. of that yr. and Nathaniel, b. 12 Mar.
1655; and d. 2 Oct. 1656. By his will of 12 Sept. preced. pro. 28 Oct.
foll. we learn most of the particulars a. the ch. and that he own. half of
the windmill in B. wh. he gave to his w. and names three elder s. and
two ds. beside Deborah, the inf. d. of his d. Elizabeth wh. had m. 3 Apr.
1655, John Merrick. Of the will, Thomas, and James, the two eldest s.
were made excors. and Edward Tyng, and John Hull, his friends, were
made overseers. In a note of Geneal. Reg. VI. 289, where is giv.
abstr. of this will, the Editor doubts, that the s. Nathaniel was s. of the
jr. not sen. Thomas, but in the rec. the name of the mo. is Elizabeth
THOMAS, Boston, s. prob. of the preced. m. 16 Dec. 1657, Abigail, d. of
the first Jacob Eliot, had Abigail, b. 6 Jan. 1659; and Thomas, 2 Apr.
1660. By w. Ruth, he had Thomas, 10 Aug. 1663; and John, 25 Sept.
1665; and soon aft. rem. to Scituate.

    WYER or WIER, EDWARD, Charlestown 1658, came from Scotland, m.
5 Jan. 1659, Elizabeth Johnson, d. of William of the same, had Elizabeth b. 10 Nov. foll.;
Edward; Robert; and Hannah, all bapt. 23 July 1665; Catharine, 9 Dec. 1666;