Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v1p87


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a. one James B. wh. went to Leyden in Holland 1620, join. the friends of
Robinson, and came in the Ann, 1623, to Plymouth, the narrat. enlarg. a. the
resid. of the fam. there. Now we kn. that no passeng. of this name came
in that ship; and I have very strong reason, after much inquiry, to doubt
that any such man liv. in the Col. for its earliest forty yrs. Of this name,
in 1834, both forms of spell. inclus. seven had been gr. at Yale, and five
at Harv. as Farmer found.

    BABER, WILLIAM, Boston 1648, had John.

    BABSON, EBENEZER, Gloucester, youngest s. of James, wonderf. bewilder.
by diabol. agency, as told by Rev. John Emerson, his spiritu.
guide, to C. Mather, and in its appropr. place, Magn. VII. 82-84, may be
read. Niles, in his tale, 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. VI. 231, seems more cautious,
or less inclin. to honor Satan. JAMES, Gloucester, came, no doubt in
comp. with his mo. Isabel (a wid. wh. had lds. there, 1644, and after
until her d. G or 8 Apr. 1661, aged 81, or more, as also gr. in 1637 at
Salem), m. 16 Nov. 1617, Elinor Hill s. of Zebulon, had James, b. 2
Sept. 1648; Elinor, 15 June 1601; Philip, 15 Oct. 1654; Sarah, 15
Feb. 1657, d. at 20 yrs; Thomas, 21 May 1658; John, 27 Nov. 1660;
Richard, 1 June 1663; Elizabeth 8 Oct. 1665; and Ebenezer, 8 Feb. 1668,
the bef. ment. playmate with the devil; beside Abigail, 1670. He was
freem. 1666, and d. 1683. His s. Thomas serv. long in Philip's war
but soon d. prob. unm. JOHN, Gloucester, s. of the preced. m. 1686,
Dorcas Elwell, d. of Josiah, and Elizabeth b. 1687; James, 1689; John, 1691;
and Josiah, 1703. He and w. d. 1737. PHILIP, Salem, br. of the preced.
m. 1689, Hannah Baker, had Ann, and his w. d. 1692.

BATCHELDER, ALEXANDER, Portsmouth 1652, of wh. I kn. no more, but
that he was the ferryman. DAVID, Reading, s. of John the first, of the
same, is no otherwise kn. to me. HENRY, Ipswich, a brewer, from Dover,
Co. Kent, came in 1636, with w. Martha, and four serv. as set forth in
3 Mass. Hist. Coll. VIII. 276, bec. the founder of a num. line, as was
thot. in former days from so many spring. at Ipswich; prob. ch. of two
brs. of Henry; but any kn. of his childr. is not gain. and we kn. only that
he d. 2 Feb. 1679, and his wid. d. 4 Apr. 1686. Yet inv. of his est. was
not ret. bef. many yrs. Its date is 15 May 1696. Of his br. John are
nam. three ch. John, Josiah, and Hannah; and of his br. Joshua are nam.
three, John, Elizabeth and Hannah Warner, w. I presume of John Varner,
unless her d. Hannah be meant, if these names are found in order of distrib.
of the est. as is most prob. HENRY, Reading. prob. s. of Rev. Stephen,
may be he, wh. was persecut. 1660, as a Quaker. JOHN, Dedham,
had been of Watertown, freem. 6 May 1635, not, as Bond states, 13 May
1640, that being the day of ano. hav. the same name, was selectman of W.
1636, and at D. had Samuel, b. 8 (Bond says 11) Jan. 1640; Jonathan,
and David, b. 14, bapt. 24 Dec. 1643, describ. in the homely phrase of
ch. rec. "being the childr. of one burthen to our br. J. B. and his w. our
sis." when it would have been agreeable to see her name. He rem. Mr.