Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v1p67


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hav. m. 7 Apr. 1654 John Farnum of Boston, wh. favor. the Bapt. views
of ordinances, he was driv. to Providence, liv. in that pt. now Smithfield,
sw. alleg. 1666, and d. Sept. 1674. He had been bapt. 18 Apr. 1599.
THOMAS, Providence, call. jun. when he took o. of alleg. June 1668, was
s. of the preced. by sec. w. and d. 3 Dec. 1726. Confus. in parts of the
rec. of this fam. in R. I. is found, but it may be avoid. by caution, as the
fam. tradit. makes sec. w. of the first Thomas to be Park, instead of Palkhurst,
and where it tells, that a d. m. a Vernon, it may be easy blunder
for Farnum. WILLIAM, Hingham 1635, br. of the first Thomas, b. as is
said, 1589, had Benedict, Thomas, Stephen, beside one d. Joanna, wh. m.
Zechary Rhodes, and ano. Elizabeth wh. m. Thomas Hopkins, all b. as is thot.
in Eng. rem. 1636, with Roger Williams to Providence, and was one of
the found. of the first Bapt. ch. on our side of the ocean, had gr. of Id. at
Newport 1638, but I presume resid. at P. was among, freem. 1655.
Backus notes, that he was anc. of the infamously unhappy Benedict of
West Point. Of the ch. of one Arnold of Reading recov. from sickness near
to d. we may read the story in Mather's Life of Brock, Magn. IV. 142,
that is lamenta. extravag. and seems more ridicul. than extravag. Arnold is
the name of a parish in Eng. a. 6 miles N. from the borough of Nottingham.
Three of this name had in 1534 been gr. at Yale, two at Dart. and
five at other N. E. coll. of wh. none at Harv.

    ARROWSMITH, EDMUND, Pemaquid 1655. Sullivan, 287.

    ARTHUR, JOHN, perhaps of Salem, had m. Priscilla, d. of John Gardner
of the same, and had childr. John, Joseph, Elizabeth Margaret, and Mary;
but after his d. she with the ch. went to her f. then liv. at Nantucket, yet it
is not my happiness to find any other of this surname on our side of the ocean,
exc. the two s. of wh. Joseph went to Phila. and JOHN, of Nantucket, wh.
m. 26 Feb. 1704, Mary, youngest d. of Eleazer Folger, had Keturah; Eunice,
b. 29 Aug. 1706; Rhoda, 26 Nov. 1708; Persis, 17 Nov. 1710; Thomas, 8
Nov. 1712; Stephen, 2 Feb. 1715; and Priscilla, 2 Nov. 1718. He d. 1 Nov.
1719, and his wid. d. 7 Oct. foll.

    ARTSEL, JOHN, Springfield, sw. fidel. 31 Dec. 1678, or the next day,
as the name is giv. by Boltwood, but other spell. may have sometimes
been used.

    ASH, GEORGE, Hartford 1682. JOHN, Dover 1659, m. at Salisbury,
14 Aug. 1667, Mary, perhaps Bartlett. WILLIAM, Gloucester 1647, m.
Milicent, d. of William Addis, wid. of William Southmayd, was a mariner,
rem. a. 1650 to New London, where his wid. for third h. m. Thomas

    ASHBURN or ASHBORN, JOSEPH, Milford 1675--1713.

    ASHBY, ANTHONY, Salem 1665, m. Abigail, d. of Richard Hutchinson,
had Gershom, and Abigail, both bapt. 12 June 1670; and perhaps Benjamin,
and Elizabeth June 1684; had license to sell beer and cider, 1670,
Felt, I. 418. 2 Mass. Hist. Coll. VIII. 106. The name is there kept up,
and Edward Ashber, Beverly, freem. 1683, may be descend. ANTHONY,
New London 1688, prob. s. of the preced. tho. Caulkins, 351, considers
him the same, had Anthony, and two ds. Mary, and Hannah, old eno. to