Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v2p185


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    FORT, ABRAHAM, Boston, m. 18 John. 1656, wid. Hannah

    FORTUNE, ELIAS, Marblehead 1674. Dana, s. A John
Forten, aged 14, came in the Hopewell 1635.

    FORWARD, SAMUEL, Windsor 1670, by w. Ann, had Samuel, b. 23
July 1671; and Joseph, 10 Nov. 1674; d. 16 Oct. 1684. His wid. Ann d.
22 June foll. The Hist. of W. 622, confus. f. and s. Rev. Justus, H. C. 1754,
was perhaps a descend.

    FOSDICK, JOHN, Charlestown 1677, s. of Stephen, b. prob. in
Eng. was, I suppose, after of Malden, and perhaps that freem. call.
serg. F. 1690, m. 1648, Ann Shapleigh, perhaps d. of Nicholas, had
James, b. 13 Nov. 1649; Mary, 17 July 1651; Ann, 26 Sept. 1633;
Samuel, 15 Dec. 1655; and John, 20 Feb. 1658; beside Stephen, Thomas,
Jonathan, and Ann, last six ch. bapt. 15 Apr. 1677. His w. Ann d. 15
Oct. 1679, aged 52; and his sec. w. Elizabeth former wid. of John Betts,
outliv. him only 10 days, yet aged but 60. He d. 17 Sept. 1716, aged
90. SAMUEL, New London, s. of the preced. m. 1 Nov. 1684, Mercy, d.
of John Picket, had Samuel, b. 1683, d. soon; Samuel, again, 18 Sept.
1684; Mercy, 30 Nov. 1686; Ruth, 27 June 1689; Ann, 8 Dec. 1691;
John, 1 Feb. 1694; Thomas, 20 Aug. 1696; Mary, 7 July 1699; and
perhaps Ruhami; and d. 27 Aug. 1702, and his wid. m. John Arnold.
Descend. are still at N. L. as Caulkins shows. STEPHEN, Charlestown
1635, brot. w. and ch. perhaps six, freem. 7 Sept. 1638, had w. Sarah,
and d. 21 May 1664. His will of 23 Feb. pro. 21 June foll. ment. w. s.
Thomas, wh. was d. and his two ch.; s. John and his s. Samuel;
Stephen, and John, F. perhaps (as we kn. he had six ch.) of ano. s.
not nam.; d. Hannah, w. of James Barrett, and her s. Stephen; d.
Martha, w. of Richard Holden, and her childr.; and d. Mary, w. of
Thomas Webb. THOMAS, Watertown, s. of the preced. d. at Charlestown
21 June 1650, leav. two ch. rememb. in will of gr.f.

    FOSKETT, JOHN, Charlestown 1658, was a householder 1678. Elizabeth
his w. was adm. of the ch. 6 Apr. 1673, and John, Thomas, Joshua,
Robert, Elizabeth and Mary were their ch. all bapt. 20 Apr. of that yr.
Jonathan, 1 Nov. 1674; and Abigail, 6 June 1680. His w. surnam.
Leach, m. a. 1660, d. 31 Jan. 1683; and he had sec. w. Hannah.

    FOSS, JOHN, Dover 1665, had John, was of gr. jury 1688, d.
1699. Descend. are many in New Hampsh. and prob. in Maine. JOHN,
Dover, prob. s. of the preced.[1] m. 25 Jan. 1687, Sarah Goffe.

1648, but, after 1652, rem. was of Fairfield, there m. it is said,
Elizabeth wid. of Peter Johnson, and liv. 1656 to 1660, when he was
excus. from milit. serv; is nam. by Roger Williams in letter to John
Width.; but Knowles, 243, mistakes the bapt. name.

    FOSTER, or sometimes FORSTER, wh. from the sound can easily be
stit. ABRAHAM, Ipswich, eldest s. of Reginald, b. at Exeter in Devonsh.