Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v2p55


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V. 391, call. John Pearce. Yet it may be necessary, for whoever will form
an opinion on either side, to ask wh. of the two, No. 30, or No. 47, is
likely to be the fac-simile of signature of John Pierce, wh. had been
selectman and rep. of the town, and soon after the date of the benefact.
rem. to Boston. JOHN, New Haven, came in 1664, it is said, after long
concealm. in Europe or elsewhere, flying from prosecut. as one of the
regicides, but it is suppos. his first quiet resid. was at Hadley, with
Goffe and Whalley, under shelter of Rev. John Russell, tho. the length of
time is unkn. At New Haven he was call. by hims. and others, James
Davids, m. 3 Nov. 1673, I think for sec. w. Joanna, wid. of Benjamin Ling,
with wh. (wh. d. in few wks.) he obtain. comfortab. prop. and he m. again 23
Oct. 1677, Bethia or Bathsheba How, d. of Jeremy, had Mary, b. 9 June 1679; John, 6
Mar. 1681; and Eliz. 14 July 1682, wh. d. young. His wid. d. at Middletown 27 Dec.
1729, aged 83, so that she was 39 yrs. younger than her h. His concealm. was
perfect, but his real name was kn. to one or more of the chief peop. and
confess. by hims. shortly bef. his d. 18 Mar. 1690 in his 82d yr. His only
d. Mary, m. 23 Dec. 1707, John Collins of Middletown. The family was and
still is highly respect. in Kent; and in the gr. civ. war, the head of it, Sir
Basil, stood and suffer. for the royal cause. JOHN, Boston, s. of the
preced.
took his f.'s true name, was in good esteem at New Haven, m. 1
Sept. 1708, Mary, d. of John Prout, rem. to Boston, was a goldsmith, a rul.
Elder of the new North ch. d. 2 Apr. 1725 of smallpox by inocul. leav. his
2d w. Abigail and ch. Basil, b. 7 July 1711, so call. for his gr. uncle, Sir
Basil, a baro.; John, 1718, and Eliz. 1716, wh. were all by first w. Their
uncle Prout was guard'n. of all the ch. The f. left small est. no will; and
his s. John, wh. was of ar. co. 1741, d. 1749, without male issue. By w.
Abigail Bridgham of Boston, m. 18 Apr. 1723, female line perpetuat. the
stock, and John Hunt, H. C. 1796, a descend. was permit. to assume the
surname of the regicide.

    DOANE, DANIEL, Eastham 1658, perhaps s. of John, m. Hepzibah Cole,
had Constant, b. 7 Mar. 1670. EPHRAIM, Eastham, may have been br. of the
preced.
m. 5 Feb. 1668, Mercy Knowles, prob. d. of Richard, had Patience, b.
28 Jan. 1669, d. soon; Apphia, 18 (Col. Rec. says 28), July 1670; Hezekiah,
Aug. 1672; Thomas, 4 Sept. 1674; Ebenezer, Apr. 1676; Nehemiah, Aug. 1680,
d. soon; Patience, again, Apr. 1682; and Ruhama, 30 Apr. 1685. HENRY,
Watertown 1643. + JOHN, Plymouth 1630, an Assist. 1633, but not after, as
he declin. the civ. office on being chos. deac.; rem. 1644 to Eastham, there
was deac. and d. 21 Feb. 1686. His age was great, perhaps 95. One report
of his d. makes it in 1707, and age 110, but it is not support. by any
authority; and prob. the f. and s. possib gr.s. of the same name were
confus. by the

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