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May 14, 1832, Mary Blood, dau. of Hon. Thomas H. and Mary (Sawyer) Blood of Sterling, Mass. She was b. July 24, 1805, and d. 10 June, 1871, æt. 66th yr. He m. secondly, July 2, 1872, Mrs. Angusta H. (Carey) Bailey, and d. at Cambridge, 18 July 1885, æt. 78 yrs. Resided while in Hing., on North, near Ship St.
|i.||CHARLES CHAUNCEY, b. at Northampton, Feb. 23, 1833, d. 8 Sept. foll.|
|ii.||OLIVER, July 25, 1834, d. 14 July, 1836.|
|iii.||MARY ELLEN, Nov. 14, 1836. m. Dec. 29, 1863, Rev. Charles W. Buck of Portland, Me.|
|iv.||THOMAS HEYWOOD, Oct. 5, 1838, d. 1 March, 1839.|
|v.||CHARLES FOLLEN, b. in Hing. July 5, 1840. m. Sept. 12, 1861, Eunice M. Barker.|
|vi.||PRISCILLA CUSHING, b. in Hing. July 18, 1842. m. Sept. 18, 1866, Rev. George Batchelor of Salem.|
|vii.||WILLIAM OLIVER, b. in Hing. Jan. 6, 1846.|
|viii.||GEORGE, b. in Hing. Sept 14, 1850.|
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THOMAS, b. in Dorsetshire, Eng., June 15, 1778, came to New Eng. at an early age, and served six yrs. and ten months as a soldier. In 1810 he settled in Hing., and Oct. 21 of that yr. m. first, Rhoda Whiton, dau. of Jonathan and Rhoda (Rose) Whiton. She d. at Scit. Oct. 1822. For his sec. w. he m. May 25, 1823, Rachel Hersey, dau. of Peter and Rachel (Stowell) Hersey. She was b. in Hing. Apr. 14, 1778, and d. 8 Sept. 1863, æt. 85 yrs. He d. 22 Nov. 1856, æt. 78 yrs. "Laborer." Resided on Hersey St.
Ch., b. in Hing., by w. Rhoda,
|i.||THOMAS, March 9, 1811. Resides in Minnesota.|
|ii.||CHARLES, Oct. 28, 1812. m. (1) Sarah Ann, dau. of John and Nancy (Jewett) Barsantti of Boston. She d. in Hing. 6 Aug. 1881, æt. 74th yr. He m. (2) Nov. 16, 1882, at Coh., Mrs. Lydia A. (Mott) (Litchfield) (Burtenshaw) Brown, wid. of Thomas I. Brown, and dau. of Joseph and Lydia (Churchill) Mott of Scit. He has no ch.|
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1. JOHN, prob. b. in Eng., Apr. 30, 1690, according to tradition, came to the Mass. Bay in New Eng. as "carpenter" of the English war ship "Lucitanus," and, with one of his associates, landed at Cohasset. It is said that he was pressed into this service, and therefore felt justified in leaving the ship at the first favorable opportunity. It appears from recent investigation by members of the fam. that he was of respectable parentage, and had received a good education. He m. at Boston (pub. in Hing. June 29, 1717) Raphel Tower, dau. of Richard and Abigail (Farrow) Tower. She was b. in Hing. Feb. 24, 1696-97. John d. ab. 1772 or 1773. His will, dated 6 Nov. 1770, was proved 7 May, 1773. Resided in the sec. pre.
Ch., all b. in Hing., were
|3.||ii.||JESSE, Jan. 29, 1720-21.|
|iii.||OBADIAH, Oct. 22, 1724, d. Oct. 1750.|
|iv.||REUBEN, Oct. 2, 1726. m. at Boston, 1757, Elizabeth Parrott, dau. of Briant and Ruth Parrott. Capt. Reuben Stephenson, "mariner," d. at Boston, 31 Dec. 1759, æt. 33 yrs. The inv. of his est. presented Jan. 25, 1760, inc. among other things, "a quadrant, compass, beaver hat and|
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