Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v4p363


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a. 7 days old; John, b. 17 Apr. 1648; and Sarah, whose date is not
found. His w. d. 25 Apr. 1652, and he m. 2 Nov. foll. Elizabeth d. of Rev.
Zechariah Symmes
, had Hannah, b. 29 Dec. 1653; Zechariah, 26 Dec.
1654; and perhaps more. A third w. Mary, wid. of Peter Butler, d. of
William Alford, surv. him, m. Samuel Nowell, outliv. him, and d. 14
Aug. 1693. He was early mem. of the ar. co. rep. for Billerica 1671,
2, 3, d, 14 May 1676. His d. Rebecca m. 1 May 1660, Abraham Brown;
and Sarah m. Jonathan Tyng. HEZEKIAH, Boston, s. of the preced. m.
prob. Dec. 1676, Bridget, wid. of Leonard Hoar, wh. had been Presid.
of Harv. Coll. and d. of that lady Alicia, wid. of John Lisle, the regicide,
wh. had most cruelly been execut. 2 Sept. preced. thro. infamous
abuser of the Stat. against treasons, after the suppress. on Monmouth's
rebell. This explains the mean. of Sewall's Diary, where he writes
"Mr. Hezekiah Usher's mother behead." This was not a happy m. and
she went home 1687, and came not to Boston again during his life. He
was of ar. co. 1665, d. at Lynn, 11 July 1696, but Sewall says was bur.
14th in own tomb at Boston. ‡ † ||JOHN, Boston, br. of the preced.
m. Elizabeth d. of Peter Lidgett, had only ch. Elizabeth b. 18 June 1669, and by
sec. w. Elizabeth d. of Samuel Allen, the royal lieut.-gov. of N. H. had
John, b. a. 1699, H. C. 1719; Hezekiah; Elizabeth and Frances. He was,
at first, a stationer, and encourag. by the Gen. Ct. prohibit. to all others
for 7 yrs. in 1672, publish. the valua. edit. of thee laws of the Col.
1673, freem. the same yr. col. of the Boston regim. under Andro's admin.
was one of the most trusted counsel. and treasr. of his noble province of
all N. E. yet manag. to be on the strong side, rem. to Portsmouth, was
in 1692, made lieut.-gov. on N. H. serv. five yrs. and in a later yr. had
the same honor for ano. term; rem. back to Mass. and s. at Medford, 5
Sept. 1726. His d. Elizabeth by first w. m. 15 Sept. 1686, David Jeffries,
and d. 27 June 1698, leav. 8 ch. The compiler of the Parsons Geneal.
In Geneal. Reg. I. 268, mistakes in call. him s. of Heezekiah, by the sec.
w. ROBERT, New Haven, sw. fidel. 1644, in few yrs. rem. to Stamford,
was br. of Hezekiah the first, m. 12 May 1659, Elizabeth wid. of Jeremy
Jagger, was constable 1662, rep. 1665 and 7, d. in Sept. or Oct.
1669, leav. good est. to wid. and two ch. Elizabeth b. 1660, and perhaps by a
former w. Robert. His inv. was made 26 Oct. 1669, and his will of 21
Sept. preced. dispos. of good est. to ch. in it desiring care of Hezekiah
to bring them up. ROBERT, Dunstable, s. of the preced. had John, b.
31 May 1696, and Robert, June 1700, k. in famous Lovewell's fight.

    USSELL, RICHARD, Portsmouth, or Newport R. I. 1653-6, tho. an odd
sounding name, is regard. by me as truer than Sussell; but the reader
may take his choice, if he agree with me, that only one man is intend.
where either appears in R. I. Col. Rec. Vol. I. 263, 300, 49, 59, 60
and 5.