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FREEMAN.

   A CHILD of Joshua, b. Jan. 1680.   SARAH, bt. Feb. 1680.   HANNAH, m. Apr. 14, 1681, John Mayo.   MARY, of Eastham, and Thomas Cobb, int. of m'ge, Nov. 14, 1717.   EPHRAIM G., m. Apr. 15, 1846, Sally W. Binney.


FRENCH.

   1.   STEPHEN3 (gr. s. of the first Stephen, who came to Dor., Mass., 1630, and shortly after settled at Wey.), was b. at Wey. June 11, 1664.   He m. in Hing. Sept. 24, 1691, Abigail, dau. of Joshua and Elizabeth Beal.   She was b. in Hing. Apr. 26, 1671.   Resided at Wey.   Of their ch., Samuel, Jonathan, and Daniel were connected with Hing., as will be seen below.

   2.   SAMUEL4 (Stephen3-2-1), b. at Wey. Dec. 30, 1696.   m. first in Hing. Apr. 8, 1724, Bathsheba Beal, dau. of Jeremiah and Hannah (Lane) Beal.   She was b. in Hing. Feb. 19, 1692-93, and d. 28 May, 1759, æt. 66 yrs.   For his second w. he m. May 14, 1760, Sarah Marsh, dau. of Caleb and Sarah (Whiton) Marsh.   She was b. in Hing. July 23, 1713, and d. 1 July, 1795, æt. 82d yr.   Samuel d. 20 Jan. 1772, æt. 75 yrs.   In his will, dated at Hing. 15 July 1771, proved 7 Feb. 1772, provides for w. Sarah while she remains a wid., and gives to gr. dau. Bathsheba.   Son Ezra to have the balance of the property.   Resided on Fort Hill St.
   Ch., all b. in Hing., by w. Bathsheba, were —

   i.   A CHILD, } d. in infancy, 21 Jan. 1725.
   ii.   A CHILD,
   iii.   A CHILD, d. 14 May, 1726
   iv.   SAMUEL, bt. in Hing. May 21, 1727, d. 15 June, 1727.
5. v.   STEPHEN, July 17, 1728.
   vi.   SAMUEL, July 13, 1729; grad at Har. Coll. 1748; d. unm. 21 May, 1752, æt. 23d yr.   A headstone in the Fort Hill Cemetery erected to his memory bears the foll. inscription: —
HERE   LYES   THE   BODY
OF   YOUNG   SAMUEL
WORN   OUT   WITH   STUDY
JNTO   DUST   IT   FELL   WHO
DID   IN   KNOWLEDGE   &   IN
UIRTUE   SHINE   A   LEARNED
SCHOOLAR   &   A   GOOD   DIUINE
HE   DEPARTED   THIS   LIFE
JN   A   HOPEFULL   PROSPECT
OF   A   BETTER   ON   ye   21st   OF
MAY   jn   J752   ÆTATIS
XXII.   SAMUEL   FRENCH
BACHELOR   OF   ARTS
   vii.   EZRA, Aug. 29, 1731, d. 10 July, 1733.
6. viii.   EZRA, Sept. 20, 1733.
   ix.   JESSE, May 9, 1736.   m. Sept. 27, 1764, Deborah Marsh, dau. of Caleb and Susanna (Sprague) Marsh.   She was b. in Hing. Sept. 16, 1740, and d. 18 Dec. 1769, æt. 29 yrs.   He d. 9 Oct. 1769, æt. 33 yrs., prob. without issue.

 

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