Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v4p496


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have nearer resemblance to truth than is always found in such elements
of history. Farmer notes, that fourteen of this name had, in 1829, been
gr. at N. E. coll. of wh. five are at Harv. two at Yale, and more at

    WHEDON, THOMAS, New Haven, had been bound appr. in Eng. to
John Meigs, just bef. com. to learn his art of tanner, took o. of fidel.
1657, m. 24 May 1661, Ann Harvey, had Thomas, b. 31 May 1663;
Sarah, 23 Apr. 1666; Esther, 26 Jan. 1668; rem. to Branford where
he had been propr. bef. 1667, there had John, a. 1671; and Hannah, a.
1675; join. the new compact of settlem. in lieu of that wh. by those wh.
went ot N. J. had govern. until then; and d. 1691, leav. wid. and five
ch. Sarah m. Samuel Elwell; and Esther m. Edward Jonson.
THOMAS, Brainford, s. of the preced. by w. Hannah, as we learn at the
return of the inv. had Hannah and Abigail, of full age, in 1707;
Thomas, aged 16; John, 13; Nathaniel, 10; Rebecca, 6; Jonathan, 3;
and Martha, posthum. He left good est. See Weaden and Weeden.

    WHEELER, DAVID, Newbury, s. of John, b. 1625, at Salisbury, Co.
Wilts, came in the Confidence of London, Apr. 1638, from Southampton,
prob. betrust. to some friend wh. should pass him as a serv. of 11
yrs. old. m. 11 May 1650, Sarah Wise, perhaps d. of Humphrey, had
first, I conject. Sarah, wh. m. 9 Mar. 1675, John Spofford; John, b.
5 Dec. 1653; Abigail, 2 Feb. 1656; Jonathan, 6 Jan. 1658; Nathan,
27 Dec. 1659; Lydia, 7 May 1662; Jonathan, 6 Jan. 1658; Nathan,
to Rowley, there had Joseph, 1669. He had liv. at Hampton bef. m.
EPHRAIM, Concord, freem. 13 Mar. 1639, had, says Farmer, Isaac, b.
1638, but prob. d. soon; Isaac, 13 Dec. 1642; rem. to Fairfield with
Jones, one of the Concord min. 1644, among the first sett. there was
bless, with plenty of est. and ch. and d. 1670. The inv. 28 Oct. was
L1,026. and his will of 22 Sept. 1669, names w. Ann, wh. may not have
been mo. of all the four s. Isaac, Samuel, Timothy, Ephraim, and six
ds. Mary, Ruth, Hannah, Rebecca, Judith, and Abigail. EPHRAIM,
Milford, s. of Thomas of the same, was propound. for freem. Oct. 1669;
m. 8 Sept. 1675, Mary, d. of Richard Holbrook, had two s. and two ds.
and d. early in 1685. This inv. in Feb. was L.534. Both the s. were
d. in 1696, but ds. Mary and Abigail alive. He left wid. Mary.
EPHRAIM, Newton, had first w. Abigail, wh. d. 1687; and by sec. w.
Sarah, had Sarah, b. 28 Oct. 1689; Mary, 6 Jan. 1692; Josiah, 13
Dec. 1693; Elizabeth 6 Jan. 1695; and Samuel, 22 May 1699; was selectman
1706. FRANCIS, Charlestown, join. the ch. 1 July 1645. FRANCIS,
Salem 1646. GEORGE, Concord, freem. 2 June 1641, had Sarah, b. 30
Mar. 1640; John, 19 Mar. 1643; and by w. Catharine, wh. perhaps
was mo. of the two former, Mary, 6 Sept. 1645; and possib. more.