Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v4p301


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    TIFFT, ELIAS, a soldier of our ranks in Philip's war. JOHN, portsmouth,
R. I. 1655, on the freemen's list that yr. In 1674 he was of
Kingstown, made his will, then, in wh. he names s. Samuel, Joshua, and
d. Tabitha, w. of Samuel Wilson. He was prob. br. of William Teffe or
Tift of Boston. JOSHUA, Providence, at Wickford, 1674, a renegado,
wh. hav. m. a Wampanoag, was true to the Ind. side, k. or wound. many
Eng. it was said, especial. at the gr. swamp fight, 19 Dec. 1675, taken
14 Jan. foll. by some Providence men, was soon execut. with a stigma
"that he had never heard a sermon but once for 14 yrs." See all the
contempo. reports of the war. He was s. of John, and so I presume was
SAMUEL, of Wickford 1674.

    TILDEN, JOHN, Scituate 1643, is sometimes perhaps giv. Tilten.
JOSEPH, Scituate, eldest s. of Nathaniel, b. in Eng. came in the Hercules
1635, from Sandwich, with his f. wh. was of Tenterden in Co.
Kent, m. 20 Nov. 1649, Alice or Elizabeth d. of John Twisden, had Nathaniel,
b. Sept. 1650; John, Dec. 1652; Rebecca, Feb. 1655; Joseph, 12
Feb. 1657; prob. d. young, as he is not ment. in the will of his f.; Stephen,
14 May 1659; Samuel, 1660; Elizabeth 1665; Lydia, 1666; and Benjamin
1668, wh. d. unm. at 25 yrs. He was deac. and d. in May 1670,
leav. good est. by will of 12 of that mo. to wid. Elizabeth and the eight ch. by
name, and br. Stephen, and sis. Elizabeth Garrett. But of this last some
doubt is felt, whether is mean more than Christian relationship, or perhaps
the sec. w. of Richard G. wh. for his first, had Lydia, sis. of this
testat. NATHANIEL, Scituate, came in the Hercules 1635 from Sandwich,
in Co. Kent, being one of an old fam. at Tenterden, near Cranbrook,
in that shire, bring. w. Lydia, seven ch. and seven serv. He may
have visit. our country bef. and went home to bring his household; but
it does not appear by any facts. In May 1637, with his friend Hatherly,
he was appoint. by Plymouth Col. to sett. the bounds betw. it and Mass.
He was rul. elder in the ch. and d. 1641, the inv. being of 31 July, and
his will of 25 May preced. in that yr. It names his w. Lydia, perhaps
d. of Thomas Bourne of Marshfield, yet m. in Eng. to wh. he gives his ho.
at Tenterden, all the seven ch. Joseph; Thomas, b. a. 1621; Mary, the
w. of Thomas Lapham, m. 13 Mar. 1637; Sarah, the w. of George
; Judith; Lydia; and Stephen; also two serv. wh. should serve
his eldest s. Judith m. Abraham Preble, and Lydia m. Richard Garrett.
NATHANIEL, Scituate, eldest s. of Joseph, d. 17 Dec. 1731. STEPHEN,
Marshfield, youngest s. of Nathaniel first, m. 15 Jan. 1662, Hannah,
d. of Thomas Little, had Hannah, b. 14 Oct. 1662; Stephen, 1664;
Abigail, 1666; Mary, 1668; Judith, 1670; Joseph, 1672; Mercy, 1
May 1674; Ruth, 1676; Isaac, 1678; Ephraim, 1680; Ebenezer,
1681; and David, 1685. Thro. this br. descent. the late Hon. Joseph,