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Elizabeth Lattimore, perhaps d. of Christopher. Farmer's num. of gr. in
1834, is two at Harv. one at Yale, and four at other N. E. coll.

    WATHEN or WATHIN, EZEKIEL, Amesbury, sw. alleg. Dec. 1677. It
may be that he was s. of that John Watten, dec. on whose est. at the
Gen. Ct. Oct. 1654, admin. was giv. to capt. Brian Pendleton, "that
some course may be taken for relief of his wid." See Col. Rec. III.
366. Pendelton was a selectman of Portsmouth, and Watten was one
of the mem. of ch. May 1640. See Geneal. Reg. IX. 180.
Salem, reckon. by Felt among mem. of the ch. 1641. THOMAS, Gloucester,
was s. of Edmund, d. 1652, had bef. serv. in the civil was under
Prince Rupert. The est. of a wid. W. was, it is said, sett. in Essex Co.

    WATKINS, DAVID, Stratford, with prefix of resp. upon his inv. 20
July 1688, tho. of no more than L50. left wid. Sarah and one d. only to
partake. JOHN, Salem, came a. 1641, and d. in few wks. as Mr. Felt
assures me. JOHN, Cambridge 1651. THOMAS, Boston, tobacco maker
as he is call. in the deed to him, Oct. 1653 of his est. in B. by Robert
Breck of Dorchester; by w. Elizabeth had Elizabeth b. 27 Nov. 1652; John, 21
Mar. 1654; Sarah, 1 Mar. 1657, prob. d. young; Thomas, 10 May
1659; Sarah, again, 7 Nov. 1661; Rowland, 5 Dec. 1663; Hannah, 9
Apr. 1665, d. soon; Hannah, again, 28 Oct. 1666; Mehitable, 14 Feb.
1668; and Joseph, 15 Jan. 1670. He was freem. 1660, of ar. co. 1666,
had planta. at Kennebeck, wh. he sold 1669, to Thomas Gyles; and d.
16 Dec. 1689. THOMAS, Kennebeck 1665. See Sullivan, 287.

    WATSON, ABRAHAM, Cambridge, s. of John of the same, by w. Mary
, had Isaac, b. 3 Mar. 1690; John; Abraham; both bapt. 21
Feb. 1697; William, 8 May 1698; Jonathan, 18 Oct. 1702; and Jacob,
7 May 1704; and d. 23 Mar. 1705, aged 44, says Harris's Epit. His
m. Samuel Whitmore of Lexington. CALEB, Roxbury, s. of John
of the same
, m. 15 Dec. 1665, Mary, d. of George Hyde, of Boston,
freem. 1666, was of Hadley 1668, a sch.-master at Hadley bef. and aft.
but soon rem. to Hartford, for many yrs. taught there, and d. says the
Coll. Catal. 1725, rather aged. His case affords a perfect example of
fondness for exaggera. Hinman, 246 of Ed. I. tells that "he is suppos.
to have d. over one hundred yrs. of age," when we find fairly 84 only
betw. b. and d. No ch. was liv. perhaps none ever b. to him, so that he
gave est. to sis. Dorcas Adams of Ipswich, wh. was older than hims. but
w. Mary was made excor. of his will. EDWARD, New Haven, m. 1
July 1653, Grace, wid. of John Walker, had Grace, bapt. some day, but
not 31, in Mar. 1653; and John, b. 22, bapt. prob. 28 Sept. 1656. See
Geneal. Reg. IX. 363. He d. 1660, leav. only these ch. ELKANAH,