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and aft. the d. of Sillevant, his wid. Elizabeth had, Oct. 1655, convey. to
John Cole of Hartford the ho. and ld. giv. to her h. and his former w.
Abigail, by James Cole, her f. in his will. See Goodwin, Geneal. Notes,
p. 48, in note, for the curious testam.

    SILSBEE, oft. SILSBY, EPHRIAM, Lynn s. of Henry, by w. Rachel
had Henry, b. 15 Nov. 1694. HENRY, Salem 1639, Ipswich 1647, Lynn
1658 had Henry, John; Ephraim, and three ds. beside Samuel. His w.
Dorothy d. 27 Sept. 1676, and he m. 18 Nov. 1680, Grace Eaton perhaps
wid. of Jonas of Reading. One of the ds. was Hannah, wh. m. 2
Dec. 1680, Thomas Laighton. His will of Mar. 1698, pro. 16 Dec.
1700, names three s. three gr. s., John March, Henry Collins, John
Laighton, beside gr. d. Mary S. JOHN, Salem, prob. s. of the preced.
m. 16 Feb. 1674, Bethia Pitman, had only ch. John, b. 7 Feb. foll. and d.
early, his inv. being of 26 June 1676. JONATHAN, Lynn, s. of Henry,
m. 1 Jan. 1674 Bethia March, had Sarah, b. 5 Dec. foll.; a ch. 16 Feb.
1677, d. same day; Jonathan, 16 Mar. 1678; and Bethia 12 Apr. 1680,
d. at one yr.; Elizabeth 2 Aug. 1685; and Hannah, 3 Oct. 1687; was
freem. 1684. NATHANIEL, Salem, br. of the preced. m. 5 Nov. 1671,
Deborah Tompkins, had Henry, b. 12 Apr. 1674; Nathaniel, 11 Apr.
1676, d. in few days; Nathaniel, again, 23 Oct. 1677; Samuel, 30 Jan.
1679; John, 20 Mar. 1682; and Margaret, 20 Mar. 1684. SAMUEL,
Lynn, s. of Henry, m. 4 July 1676, Mary Biscoe, had Mary, b. 20
June 1677; and he was bur. 18 Oct. 1687. Six of this name, says
Farmer, had gr. at Harv. in 1834, and one at Dart.

    SILVER, SAMUEL, Rowley, 1691, s. of Thomas the first, had then a
fam. THOMAS, Newbury, had first been of Ipswich 1637, by first w.
had Mary, b. 1645; and by sec. w. Catharine, m. 18 Aug. 1649, had
Elizabeth and Martha, tw. b. 14 Mar. 1651; Thomas, 26 Mar. 1653, d. at 3
yrs. Hanna and Sarah, tw. 18 Oct. 1655; Thomas, again, 26 Mar.
1658; John, 24 Aug. 1660; Samuel, 16 Feb. 1662; and his w. d. 23
July 1665. Mary, it is said, m. a Robinson; Martha m. 20 Dec. 1669,
Francis Willet; Sarah m. 9 Feb. 1672, Thomas Alley; and Hannah m.
13 Mar. 1677, Henry Akers. THOMAS, Newbury, not s. of the preced.
but call. jr. was b. Coffin says, 1652, but not in N. of course, or he
would have nam. his f.; m. 4 Jan. 1682, Mary Williams, had Sarah, b.
2 Oct. 1682. He d. 1695, and his wid. m. Simon Wainwright of
Haverhill.

    SILVERWOOD, JOSHUA, may be only a nickname, borne on the roll,
however, of Mosely's comp. Dec. 1675.

    SILVESTER, or more, properly, SYLVESTER, BENJAMIN, Scituate,
youngest of eleeven ch. of Richard, m. 1684, Lydia Standlake. CONSTANT,
a merch. from London, at Barbados 1657, may never have been
in N. E. yet as he and his br. Natbaniel, with two others purchas. 9