7. BENJAMIN3 (Nathan2 John1), b. prob. in Hing. ab. 1692 (Deane says was a s. of John, while Mr. Savage placed him with the ch. of Nathan. The latter, according to the will of Nathan, is correct). m. Dec. 14, 1715, Leah Whiton, dau. of Thomas and Joanna (May) Whiton. She was b. in Hing. Apr. 4, 1695. This fam. removed to Scit. ab. 1720, where many of their descendants are still living.
Ch., b. in Hing., were
|i.||BENJAMIN, Sept. 23, 1716. m. Mary Damon.|
|ii.||MARY, Apr. 10, 1718. m. Sept. 18, 1740, Robert Corthell.|
8. JONATHAN4 (Jonathan3 Nathan2 John1), b. in Hing. Aug. 26, 1717. m. Apr. 14, 1762, Rachel Cook. She d. a wid. 23 Dec. 1793, æt. 70th yr. Jonathan d. 1793, æt. 76 yrs. (3:347)
NOTE. Clarissa, dau. of Rachel, and perhaps gr. dau. of Jonathan (?) d. 14 Aug. 1788, æt. 4 yrs. 5 mo's. (From the rec's of Rev. Henry Ware.)
9. DAVID4 (Jonathan3 Nathan2 John1), b. in Hing. May 19, 1722. m. Sarah Pratt (?), prob. of Wey. David d. 17 July, 1799, æt. 77 yrs. "Carpenter." Constable in 1767. Resided at "Liberty Plain," So. Hing.
Ch., all b. in Hing., were
|i.||SARAH, July 2, 1748. m. Apr. 1768, Regemelec Cushing.|
|ii.||JOANNA, Aug. 8, 1749. m. Dec. 21, 1769, Nathaniel Eells.|
|iii.||DAVID, Sept. 1, 1750. m. Dec. 14, 1780, Desire Tower, who d. in Hing. 15 Dec. 1815, æt. 71 yrs.|
|iv.||CHRISTIAN, May 19, 1752.|
|v.||CHLOE, March 17, 1754.|
|vi.||JONATHAN, June 19, 1756. m. Jan. 31, 1780, Lucy, dau. of Peter and Deborah Tower.|
NOTE. Benjamin, of Ab'n m. Sept. 13, 1786, Mary Gardner of Hing. Elizabeth, of Hing. m. Oct. 12, 1788, Zebulon Spear of Braintree. Sarah E., of So. Scit. m. May 27, 1852, Melzar Hatch, Jr., of Han. Deborah R., dau. of Charles W., and Deborah, d. at So. Scit. 22 Dec. 1870, æt. 75th yr. Mary E., of So. Scit. m. May 2. 1872, George F. French of Hing. Henry, according to the State rec. should read Albert T. (3:347), m. Dec. 20, 1869, Sarah C., dau. of William C. and Priscilla V. (Humphrey) Torrey of Hing. She d. at So. Scit. 26 March, 1876, æt. 24th yr.
FEARING (FERING; FERIN).
1. JOHN, according to Cushing's MS., "came from Cambridge, in Old England," with Matthew Hawke and w. "and settled in New Hingham 1638." (It is on record that a John Fearing arrived in Hing. with others in 1635. See "History of Hingham," by Solomon Lincoln, pp. 43, 44). He had land granted him in 1635, 1647, etc., and after his decease other lots in the six divisions fell to his heirs, which were drawn in his name. He was a man of prominence in our early local history, and held various positions of trust and responsibility. Freeman 1652. Selectman 1648, 1661, and 1663; also deacon of the church for many yrs. The chris. name of his w. was Margaret. She survived him, and m. secondly, Nov. 3, 1675, Robert Williams of Roxbury. John d. 14 May, 1665. In his will, dated three days previously, and proved 12 June foll., names w., two sons, and two dau's; the oldest s. to have a double portion. Inv. appraised at £331 04s. 00d. inc. two oxen, five cows, two cattle three yrs. old, one yearling bull, one old mare, one mare three yrs. old, one horse four yrs. old, one yearling
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