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Peterson. III. Marcus.6 D. unmar. IV. Ezias. Mar. 1st, dau. of John and Almira (Weston) Taylor of Marshfield, deceased. Mar. 2nd wife, Mary Glover; removed to Kingston. V. Zephemiah.6 Mar. Harriet, dau. of John and Almira (Weston) Taylor; resides in Marshfield. VI. Otis.6 VII. Martin.6 VIII. Elisha.6 Mar. Ann, dau. of John and Mary Glover. Had: 1, Laura Ann, b. 1837. Mar. present Ephraim H. Walker of Marshfield.
The historical facts in this sketch of the Thomases were furnished by Mrs. Sarah E. Bosworth of Pembroke, Mass.
William Thomas1 was in Plymouth Colony in 1630. He came to Green Harbor a permanent settler about 1641, with his son, Nathaniel, b. 1606. Mr. Thomas' estate became later the home of Hon. Daniel Webster. He gave "minister's land" to the town, also the site for the first "meeting house" (now often erroneously called the Winslow burying ground.) Mr. Thomas d. in Marshfield Aug. 1651. Secretary Morton pays high tribute to his character.
Nathaniel,2 son of above William, b. 1606, was mar., (woman unknown) before coming to the colony; d. 1674.
I. William,3 b. 1638, d. unmar. II. Mary.3. Mar. Simeon Ray of Block Island. III. Nathaniel,3 Jr., b. 1643. IV. Elizabeth,3 b. 1646.
Nathaniel3 (Nathaniel,2 William,1) mar. 1st wife, Deborah Jacobs, dau. of Nicholas Jacobs of Hingham.
I. Nathaniel.4 II. Joseph.4 III. Deborah.4 IV. Doro-
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