Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v4p236


Volume 4, Page 236

50, was adm. freem. at the Gen. Ct. 3 Mar. foll. when he was appoint.
with Ludlow, and others, commissnrs. to rule the new settlem. at Conn.
serv. as rep. 1636, May in Mass. and in Sept. held Court in the young
Col. next yr. he contin. to act as Assist. perhaps under the Mass. delegat.
but not in 1638, when the inhab. of Conn. took the whole admin. of
their own affairs, tho. their formal constitut. was not adopt. bef. Jan.
1639. He sat down at Wethersfield, of wh. he was rep. 1641-3; soon
aft. being chos. again Assist. 1644, he rem. with s. Samuel and Daniel to
the W. and lighted on or near Branford 1644, there prob. d. His d.
Mary, early a mem. of Roxbury ch. m. and went to New Haven says the
rec. WILLIAM, Hampton, s. of Richard the first, b. in Eng. by w. Prudence
had William, Prudence, Hannah, Bethia, and Hezekiah, of wh.
the order of success. is not kn. and he and his w. d. a. 1657 or 8. WILLIAM,
Hampton, s. of the preced. took the o. of alleg. 1678. Very oft.
this name is mistak. for Swan, and that for this. In Winthrop II. 29, is
the story of one S. of York, wh. fell into despair, and hang. hims. in Mar.

    SWALLOW, AMBROSE, Chelmsford, 1692, perhaps, says Farmer in MS.
was previous. of Dunstable. JOHN, Newport 1651, as found by Stiles.

    SWAN or SWANN, EBENEZER, Cambridge, s. of John of the same, d.
27 July 1740, by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 29 Mar. 1699; Sarah, 26 Feb.
1701; Ebenezer, 23 Mar. 1704; Mary, 4 Mar. 1707; Samuel, 5 Apr.
1711; and William, 31 Jan. 1714. GERSHOM, Cambridge, s. of John
of the same, m. 20 Dec. 1677, Sarah, d. of Richard Holden, had
Sarah, b. a. 1679; Rebecca, 24 Aug. 1681, d. young; John, 3 Oct.
1683; Ruth, 25 Dec. 1685; Abigail, 12 Feb. 1687; Lydia, 10 Nov.
1689; Rebecca, bapt. 14 Aug. 1698 and perhaps more; and he d. 2
July 1708. HENRY, Salem, adm. of the ch. 19 May, and freem. 22 May
1639, had Thomas, bapt. 26 Feb. 1643; and Elizabeth 8 Feb. 1646. HENRY,
Boston, and no more is kn. of him, but that by w. Joan he had
Sarah, and d. bef. her, whose d. is rec. at B. 23 Dec. 1651. JOHN,
Cambridge, serv. to Thomas Bittlestone, nam. in his will, 1640, m. 1
Jan. or as ano. acco. says, Feb. 1651, Rebecca Palfrey, d. prob. of a wid.
wh. came from Eng. had Ruth, b. 10 Mar. 1652, and Gershom, 30 June
1654. She d. 12 July 1654, and he m. 1 Mar. 1656, Mary Pratt, had
Samuel, b. 3 Apr. or 1 May 1657 d. 19 June 1678, says the gr.stone;
Mary, 2 May 1659; Elizabeth 14 July 1661; Lydia, 28 July 1663; John,
1 May 1665; Hannah, 27 Feb. 1668, and Ebenezer, 14 Nov. 1672.
The f. was freem. 29 Apr. 1668, and d. 5 June 1708, aged 87, and his
w. d. 11 Feb. 1703 in her 70th yr. as Harris tells. Elizabeth m. Ezekiel
Ricardson of Woburn. JOHN, Westfield, is an alias name of Sevan, as
the Rev. Mr. Davis read the orig. rec. wh. is hardly to be call. a possib.