Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v2p155


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    FERRIS, JAMES, Greenwich, s. of Jeffry, had est. there 1672,
and in deed, of 30 Mar. 1719, names s. James, Nathaniel, and Samuel.
JEFFRY, Watertown, prob. freem. 6 May 1635, was one of the first
sett. at Wethersfield, thence rem. to Greenwich, where his w. Susanna
d. 23 Dec. 1660; and he rem. to Stamford, there d. 1666, leav. ch. as ment.
in his will, James, Peter, Joseph, and d. Mary Lockwood, w. of Jonathan.
JOSEPH, Greenwich 1672, s. of the preced. m. 20 Nov. 1657, Ruth, d. of Nicholas
Knapp, had Peter, wh. d. 3 Jan. 1691, aged 30. * PETER, Stamford, s. of Jeffrey,
freem. 1662, rep. 1667. He had Peter, b. 20 Aug. 1657; and Elizabeth 20 Jan. 1660, wh.
d. in few wks. ZECHARIAH, Charlestown 1675, freem. 1676, m. 12 or 19 Nov.
1673, Sarah Blood, possib. d. of Richard of Lynn, had Zechariah, bapt. 6 Feb.
1676; Sarah, 12 Nov. 1676; and Hannah, 18 July 1680.

    FERRY, CHARLES, Springfield, sw. alleg. last day of Dec. 1678
or next day, as did his s. John; m. 1661, Sarah Harmon, had John, b.
1662; Charles, 1665; Samuel, 1667, d.soon; Sarah, 1668, d. bef. her
f.; Mary, 1671; Gershom, 1674; Solomon, 1677, d. young; Mary, 1680;
Elizabeth 1683; and Solomon, again, 1686; was freem. 1671, and d. 3 July
1699, leav. 7 ch. of wh. descend. are many. CHARLES, Springfield, s.
of the preced. freem. 1690.

    FERSON or FURSON, THOMAS, Dover, 1644-8.

    FESSENDEN, BENJAMIN, Sandwich, s. of Nicholas, kept the sch. at
his native place four yrs. from leav. coll. and was ord. at S. 22 July
1722, that was Sunday; but ano. date 12 Sept. is giv. in the fam. geneal.
From that, wh. tells, also, that he was engag. as physician, in extensive
practice, I learn, that he m. 1724, Rebecca Smith, had nine ch. and d. 1746.
EBENEZER, Cambridge, br. of the preced. m. 1733, Alice Babcock, had
two ds. JOHN, Cambridge, from Kent, Eng. freem. 2 June 1641, selectman
often, d. 21 Dec. 1666, without ch. His wid. Jane, d. 13 Jan. 1683,
aged 80. JOHN, Cambridge, s. of Nicholas the first, had w. and three
or more ch. JOSEPH, Cambridge, youngest br. of the preced. m. 1733,
Mindwell Oldham. NICHOLAS, Cambridge, b. in Eng. prob. at Canterbury, a.
1650, came a. 1674, perhaps with w. Margaret, prob. also, sis. Hannah (wh. m.
27 Oct. 1674 John Sewell, br. of Samuel, aft. the Ch. J. and tradit. tells, that the
F. and S. fams. were relat. in the mother country), to inherit est. of the preced.
wh. prob. was his uncle, had Jane, wh. d. 24 July 1676; Hannah d. 4
Sept. 1676; Hannah, again, b. 1677, wh. m. John Chipman, as fam. tradit.
says; John, 1678; Nicholas, 1680; Thomas, d. 28 Jan. 1683; Nicholas, b. a. 1682,
H. C. 1701; Thomas, again, 1684; Margaret, 1686; Jane, 1688, wh. m. 1711, Samuel
Winship of Lexington
; Mary, 1689, wh. m. 1712, capt. Joshua Parker of Cambridge;
William, b. a. 1693; and Benjamin, 30 Jan. 1701, H. C. 1718; beside Ebenezer; and
Joseph. His w. d. 10 Dec. 1717, aged 61; and he d. 24 Feb. 1719, aged 68.
NICHOLAS, Cambridge, s. of the preced. m. 8 Aug. 1706, Sarah Coolidge,
was master of the gr. sch. d. 5 Oct. 1719. Of his ch. we kn. only Stephen, b.
1719, H.C. 1737. THOMAS, Lexington, br. of the preced. m. 1708, Abigail
Patten[1], had four ch. next m. Abigail Locke, and had eight more, and toook third w.
Ann Fillebrown, but had no more ch. WILLIAM, Cambridge, br. of the preced. m.
1716, Martha Wyeth, d. perhaps, of John, had sev. ch. of wh. one was, perhaps,
William, H.C. 1737; in 1728 m. Martha Brown, had seven more, and d. 1756. The
name, in descend. of first Nicholas, has been well perpet. nine of wh. 5 were min.
were s. of H.C. and as many more in 1834 at other N. E. coll.; but it has been
strangely written, Haz. making it Phisenden; the town rec. Fishenden; and matchless
Mitchell, Fezington.

    FEVERYEAR, EDWARD, Salem, m. 30 Aug. 1664, Tabitha, d. of
Nathaniel Pickman, had Priscilla, b. 7 Apr. 1665, d. in two mos.;
Elizabeth 20 Jan. 1667; Edmund, 15 Feb. 1669, d. Aug. 1670; John, 15 Jan.
1671; Mary, 22 May 1673; and Edmund, 23 Apr. 1676; m. 6 June 1688,
sec. w. Mary wid. of Joseph Hardy, d. of John Grafton, had Grafton, b.
31 Mar. 1689; and Benjamin, 14 Jan. 1693; and she d. Nov. 1705. This
may be name of a Huguenot refugee.

    FIELD, ALEXANDER, Charlestown 1640, shoemaker, rem. to Salem
1642, with a w. was freem. 1649, may have rem. to New Haven, there m.
Gillian, wid. of Richard Mansfield, and d. 1666. His wid. d. 1670.