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Nathaniel Smith

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Nathaniel Smith
Born before in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USAmap
Died in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Contents

Biography

This biography is a rough draft. It was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import and needs to be edited.

Name

Name: Nathaniel /Smith/[1]
Given Name: Nathaniell[2]
Name: Nathanael //
Given Name: Nathanael[3][4][5]
Name: Nathanil //
Given Name: Nathanil
Name: Nathanell /Smithe/
Given Name: Nathanell
Surname: Smithe[6]

Found multiple versions of NAME. Using Nathaniel /Smith/.

Birth

Birth:
Date: 25 NOV 1640
Place: Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay, British America[7][8][9][10][11][12]

Death

Death:
Date: 1 NOV 1692
Place: Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts[13]

Baptism

Baptism:
Date: 3 NOV 1640[14]

Christening

Christening:
Date: 31 JAN 1640/1
Place: Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay, British America [15][16]
Christening:
Date: 31 JAN 1641
Place: Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay, British America[17]
Christening:
Date: 31 Nov 1640
Place: Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts[18]

Residence

Residence:
Date: 1658
Place: Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay, British America
Residence:
Date: 1662–3
Place: Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay, British America[19]
Residence: sold lot to John Decker
Date: 1672
SDATE 1 JUL 1672
Place: Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts

Event

Event:
Type: Freeman
Date: 29 APR 1668
Place: Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts[20][21]
Event:
Type: Freeman
Date: 13 FEB 1669
Place: Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Event: presented with his wife for drunkenness
Type: Other-Begin
Date: 2 MAR 1692
Place: Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts[22]

Occupation

Occupation: Wheelwright
Date: 1686
SDATE 1 JUL 1686
Place: Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts

Burial

Burial:
Date: NOV 1692
SDATE 15 NOV 1692
Place: Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts

Ancestral File Number

Ancestral File Number: 22B5-13

Marriage

Husband: Nathaniel Smith
Wife: Elizabeth Ladd
Child: Elizabeth Smith
Child: Ann Smith
Child: Nathaniel Smith
Child: Samuel Smith
Child: Mary Smith
Child: Daniel Smith
Child: Sarah Smith
Child: William Smith
Child: Lidia Smith
Child: Ezekiel Smith99
Marriage:
Date: 14 MAY 1663
Place: Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts[23][24][25][26][27]
Child: Anna Smith
Child: Nathaniel Smith
Child: Mary Smith
Child: Hephzibah Smith
Marriage:
Date: ABT 1630–1635
Place: Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay, British America[28][29][30][31]

Sources

  1. Source: #S-2009482853 Page: Ancestry Family Trees Data: Text: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=15949597&pid=352354479
  2. Source: #S52 Page: Volume 25, Page 339 Data: Text: 1871.] Record-Book of the First Church in Charlestown. 339 CONT CONT The year -- 1640 - - - CONT CONT 7th mo-day 27 Anna smith the daughter of william Smith and off CONT Hanna his wiffe -- was Baptized. CONT CONT 11th mo-day 3i- Nathaniell smith the son of william smith and off CONT Anna his wiffe -- was Baptized. CONT
  3. Source: #S30 Page: pages 7 & 9 Data: Text: CHARLESTOWN VITAL REC.ORDS CONT CONT p. 7 CONT CONT Hannah, dau. of Wm Smith & Anne his wife, b. 27 (7) 1639. CONT Nathanael, son of Wm. Smith & Anne his wife, b. 25 (11) 1640. CONT Mary, dau. of Wm. Smith & Anne his wife, b. 20 (10) 1642. CONT CONT p. 9 CONT Hepthtzibah Smith, dau. of William & Anne, b. 28 (12) 1644.
  4. Source: #S52 Page: Volume 4, Page 270 Data: Text: Early Records of Boston CONT CONT p. 267 CONT [CHARLESTOWN.---Continued from page 184. CONT CONT p.270 CONT CONT Hannah the daughr of William Smith & Anne his wife Smith. CONT was borne 27o.(7o.)1639. CONT Nathanael the sonne of Wm Smith & Anne his wife CONT was borne 25o(11o.)1640. CONT Mary the daughtr of Wm Smith & Anne his wife CONT was borne 20o.(10o)1642.
  5. Source: #S580 Page: downloaded; 4 April 2012; birth of Nathanael Smith Data: Text: Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620-1988 CONT Name: Nathanael Smith CONT Birth Date: 25 Nov 1640 CONT Event Type: Birth CONT Event City: Boston CONT Father Name: William Smith CONT Mother Name: Anne Smith CONT CONT Source Information: CONT Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. CONT Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook). CONT CONT Description: CONT Town records in this database provide birth, marriage, and death details going back to the Massachusetts’ earliest days as a colony.
  6. Source: #S329 Page: Volume 4, page 140 Data: Text: View CONT 1900 (Pub. Yr.) CONT Nathanell Smithe CONT Vol. 4 : Pg. 140 CONT Journal Page CONT Essex Antiquarian CONT CONT HAVERHILL MARRIAGES CONT CONT Nathanell Smithe and Elezabeth Lad, May 14, 1663.
  7. Source: #S28 Page: Volume 2, page 872 Data: Text: WILLIAM 6. Inhabitant 1637; tailor; adm. church 8 (5) 1643; herdman 1645; m. ANNA ....., who was adm. church 23 (7) 1640, and d. prior to 1654. Issue, ----i. Anna, bapt. 27 (7) 1640. ii. Nathaniel, Jan. 25 (bapt. 31) 1640-1. iii. Mary, b. Dec. 20, 1642. iv. Hephzibah, Feb. 28, 1644-5. CONT CONT ESTATE. --- To have planting ground by pond, 1638. CONT CONT POSSESSIONS, 1638, 3 lots (1) House NW of Mill hill - E, Middle st.; w, crooked lane; N, Richard White, S, Lewis Hewlett. (2) 5 acres woods Mystic field --- S W woodsl N E, Samual Hall; N W Joseph Cetcherall; S E, John Burrage. (3) 10 acres in Waterfield --- N W, George Hutchinson; S E, R. Miller; S W, J. Cetherall; N E J. Burrage. CONT CONT WILL, 15 (2) 1647, devised to wife, house bo't of Samuel Carter, chn. Nathaniel and Anna named. CONT CONT INVENTORY of W. Smith and wife, 1 (2) 1654; House #20; total #23. Rented to John Green. The daughters were maintained 11 weeks by T. Bridgen.
  8. Source: #S30 Page: pages 7 & 9 Data: Text: CHARLESTOWN VITAL REC.ORDS CONT CONT p. 7 CONT CONT Hannah, dau. of Wm Smith & Anne his wife, b. 27 (7) 1639. CONT Nathanael, son of Wm. Smith & Anne his wife, b. 25 (11) 1640. CONT Mary, dau. of Wm. Smith & Anne his wife, b. 20 (10) 1642. CONT CONT p. 9 CONT Hepthtzibah Smith, dau. of William & Anne, b. 28 (12) 1644.
  9. Source: #S52 Page: Volume 4, Page 270 Data: Text: Early Records of Boston CONT CONT p. 267 CONT [CHARLESTOWN.---Continued from page 184. CONT CONT p.270 CONT CONT Hannah the daughr of William Smith & Anne his wife Smith. CONT was borne 27o.(7o.)1639. CONT Nathanael the sonne of Wm Smith & Anne his wife CONT was borne 25o(11o.)1640. CONT Mary the daughtr of Wm Smith & Anne his wife CONT was borne 20o.(10o)1642.
  10. Source: #S445 Page: 5 October 2009; 273-275 Data: Text: SMITH CONT CONT William Smith, b. abt 1610, in England CONT Married Ann __________, about 1630-35, and came to New England abt 1638, settline in Boston and Charlestown, Mass. CONT Their son Nathaneial Smith b. 25 Jan. 1640/41, Boston, Mass.; bpt. 31 Jan. 1640/41, at Charlestown, Mass., d. - 1 Nov. 1692, CONT at Haverhill, Mass.; M - 14 May 1663, Haverhill, Elizabeth Ladd, (b. 11 Dec. 1640, Salisbury, Mass.); da. of Daniel Ladd and CONT _________) CONT CONT Elizabeth b. 15 Feb 1663/64, Haverhill, Mass.; M - 24 Jan. 1681, Benjamin Grelee (or Greely). CONT Ann, b. 5 Mar 1665/66, Haverhill, Mass. CONT Nathaniel, b. 3 Mar. 1667/68, Haverhill, CONT Samuel, b. 22 Apr. 1670, Haverhill; d - 26 Jan. 1748, "77 yrs"; M - 30 Nov. 1693, Abigail Emerson. CONT Mary, b. 18 Apr. 1672 CONT Daniel, b. 14 Nov. 1674, Haverhill. CONT Sarah, b. 23 Nov. 1677, Haverhill. CONT William, b. 16 Sept. 1680, Haverhill; M - 1708-10, Hannah Hartshorne. CONT Lidia, b. 16 Sept. 1682, Haverhill. CONT Ezekiel, b. 1 May 1684, Haverhill, Mass. CONT CONT Samuel Smith, "of Newbury, Mass", was born 22 Apr. 1670, at Haverhill, Mass,; CONT died 26 Jan. 1747/48, age "77 yrs", at Haverhill; M - 30 Nov. 1693, at Haverhill, CONT Abigail Emerson (b. 20 Nov. 1671, at Haverhill; da. of Michael and Hannah (Webster) CONT Emerson, of Haverhill. CONT CONT Hannah, b. 17 Aug. 1694, Haverhill, Mass.; M - 7 Feb 1714/15 Eprhaim Roberts. CONT Samuel, b. 1 May 1696, Haverhill, M - (1) 14 Jan. 1719/20, Sarah George; (2) CONT abt. 1730, Hannah Page. CONT Jonathon, b. 22 Aug. 1698, Haverhill, Mass. CONT Abigail, b. 8 May 1700, Haverhill; M - 13 Nov. 1718, Samuel Younglove. CONT Mehitabell, b. 22 Feb. 1701/02, Haverhill, M - 30 Nov. 1712, Richard Mercer. CONT Mary, b. 18 May 1704, Haverhill; M - 31 Dec., 1719, Joseph Greely. CONT Sarah, bpt. 2 June 1706, Haverhill; M - 24 Feb. 1724/25, William George. CONT Nathaniel, bpt. 18 July 1708, Haverhill; M 19 Nov. 1739, Ruth Emery. CONT Timothy, bpt. 10 June 1711, Haverhill; d. - 22 May 1716. CONT Suzannah, bpt. 10 May 1713, Haverhill; M - 17 Dec. 1730, Aaron Kimball. CONT
  11. Source: #S446 Data: Text: SMITH CONT CONT William, tailor, Charlestown, inhabitant in 1637, adm. chh. 8 (4) 1643, frm. May 29, 1644. Wife Hannah or Anne, adm. chh. 23 (7) 1640; ch. Hannah or Anne b. and bapt. 27 (7) 1644, Nathaniel b. 25 (11), bapt. 3 (11) 1640, Mary b. 20 (10) 1642, Hephzibah b. 28 (12) 1644. CONT CONT Inventory, dated 1 (2) 1654, of the est. of William Smith of Charlestown and of his wife, both deceased.
  12. Source: #S580 Page: downloaded; 4 April 2012; birth of Nathanael Smith Data: Text: Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620-1988 CONT Name: Nathanael Smith CONT Birth Date: 25 Nov 1640 CONT Event Type: Birth CONT Event City: Boston CONT Father Name: William Smith CONT Mother Name: Anne Smith CONT CONT Source Information: CONT Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. CONT Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook). CONT CONT Description: CONT Town records in this database provide birth, marriage, and death details going back to the Massachusetts’ earliest days as a colony.
  13. Source: #S445 Page: 5 October 2009; 273-275 Data: Text: SMITH CONT CONT William Smith, b. abt 1610, in England CONT Married Ann __________, about 1630-35, and came to New England abt 1638, settline in Boston and Charlestown, Mass. CONT Their son Nathaneial Smith b. 25 Jan. 1640/41, Boston, Mass.; bpt. 31 Jan. 1640/41, at Charlestown, Mass., d. - 1 Nov. 1692, CONT at Haverhill, Mass.; M - 14 May 1663, Haverhill, Elizabeth Ladd, (b. 11 Dec. 1640, Salisbury, Mass.); da. of Daniel Ladd and CONT _________) CONT CONT Elizabeth b. 15 Feb 1663/64, Haverhill, Mass.; M - 24 Jan. 1681, Benjamin Grelee (or Greely). CONT Ann, b. 5 Mar 1665/66, Haverhill, Mass. CONT Nathaniel, b. 3 Mar. 1667/68, Haverhill, CONT Samuel, b. 22 Apr. 1670, Haverhill; d - 26 Jan. 1748, "77 yrs"; M - 30 Nov. 1693, Abigail Emerson. CONT Mary, b. 18 Apr. 1672 CONT Daniel, b. 14 Nov. 1674, Haverhill. CONT Sarah, b. 23 Nov. 1677, Haverhill. CONT William, b. 16 Sept. 1680, Haverhill; M - 1708-10, Hannah Hartshorne. CONT Lidia, b. 16 Sept. 1682, Haverhill. CONT Ezekiel, b. 1 May 1684, Haverhill, Mass. CONT CONT Samuel Smith, "of Newbury, Mass", was born 22 Apr. 1670, at Haverhill, Mass,; CONT died 26 Jan. 1747/48, age "77 yrs", at Haverhill; M - 30 Nov. 1693, at Haverhill, CONT Abigail Emerson (b. 20 Nov. 1671, at Haverhill; da. of Michael and Hannah (Webster) CONT Emerson, of Haverhill. CONT CONT Hannah, b. 17 Aug. 1694, Haverhill, Mass.; M - 7 Feb 1714/15 Eprhaim Roberts. CONT Samuel, b. 1 May 1696, Haverhill, M - (1) 14 Jan. 1719/20, Sarah George; (2) CONT abt. 1730, Hannah Page. CONT Jonathon, b. 22 Aug. 1698, Haverhill, Mass. CONT Abigail, b. 8 May 1700, Haverhill; M - 13 Nov. 1718, Samuel Younglove. CONT Mehitabell, b. 22 Feb. 1701/02, Haverhill, M - 30 Nov. 1712, Richard Mercer. CONT Mary, b. 18 May 1704, Haverhill; M - 31 Dec., 1719, Joseph Greely. CONT Sarah, bpt. 2 June 1706, Haverhill; M - 24 Feb. 1724/25, William George. CONT Nathaniel, bpt. 18 July 1708, Haverhill; M 19 Nov. 1739, Ruth Emery. CONT Timothy, bpt. 10 June 1711, Haverhill; d. - 22 May 1716. CONT Suzannah, bpt. 10 May 1713, Haverhill; M - 17 Dec. 1730, Aaron Kimball. CONT
  14. Source: #S446 Data: Text: SMITH CONT CONT William, tailor, Charlestown, inhabitant in 1637, adm. chh. 8 (4) 1643, frm. May 29, 1644. Wife Hannah or Anne, adm. chh. 23 (7) 1640; ch. Hannah or Anne b. and bapt. 27 (7) 1644, Nathaniel b. 25 (11), bapt. 3 (11) 1640, Mary b. 20 (10) 1642, Hephzibah b. 28 (12) 1644. CONT CONT Inventory, dated 1 (2) 1654, of the est. of William Smith of Charlestown and of his wife, both deceased.
  15. Source: #S28 Page: Volume 2, page 872 Data: Text: WILLIAM 6. Inhabitant 1637; tailor; adm. church 8 (5) 1643; herdman 1645; m. ANNA ....., who was adm. church 23 (7) 1640, and d. prior to 1654. Issue, ----i. Anna, bapt. 27 (7) 1640. ii. Nathaniel, Jan. 25 (bapt. 31) 1640-1. iii. Mary, b. Dec. 20, 1642. iv. Hephzibah, Feb. 28, 1644-5. CONT CONT ESTATE. --- To have planting ground by pond, 1638. CONT CONT POSSESSIONS, 1638, 3 lots (1) House NW of Mill hill - E, Middle st.; w, crooked lane; N, Richard White, S, Lewis Hewlett. (2) 5 acres woods Mystic field --- S W woodsl N E, Samual Hall; N W Joseph Cetcherall; S E, John Burrage. (3) 10 acres in Waterfield --- N W, George Hutchinson; S E, R. Miller; S W, J. Cetherall; N E J. Burrage. CONT CONT WILL, 15 (2) 1647, devised to wife, house bo't of Samuel Carter, chn. Nathaniel and Anna named. CONT CONT INVENTORY of W. Smith and wife, 1 (2) 1654; House #20; total #23. Rented to John Green. The daughters were maintained 11 weeks by T. Bridgen.
  16. Source: #S445 Page: 5 October 2009; 273-275 Data: Text: SMITH CONT CONT William Smith, b. abt 1610, in England CONT Married Ann __________, about 1630-35, and came to New England abt 1638, settline in Boston and Charlestown, Mass. CONT Their son Nathaneial Smith b. 25 Jan. 1640/41, Boston, Mass.; bpt. 31 Jan. 1640/41, at Charlestown, Mass., d. - 1 Nov. 1692, CONT at Haverhill, Mass.; M - 14 May 1663, Haverhill, Elizabeth Ladd, (b. 11 Dec. 1640, Salisbury, Mass.); da. of Daniel Ladd and CONT _________) CONT CONT Elizabeth b. 15 Feb 1663/64, Haverhill, Mass.; M - 24 Jan. 1681, Benjamin Grelee (or Greely). CONT Ann, b. 5 Mar 1665/66, Haverhill, Mass. CONT Nathaniel, b. 3 Mar. 1667/68, Haverhill, CONT Samuel, b. 22 Apr. 1670, Haverhill; d - 26 Jan. 1748, "77 yrs"; M - 30 Nov. 1693, Abigail Emerson. CONT Mary, b. 18 Apr. 1672 CONT Daniel, b. 14 Nov. 1674, Haverhill. CONT Sarah, b. 23 Nov. 1677, Haverhill. CONT William, b. 16 Sept. 1680, Haverhill; M - 1708-10, Hannah Hartshorne. CONT Lidia, b. 16 Sept. 1682, Haverhill. CONT Ezekiel, b. 1 May 1684, Haverhill, Mass. CONT CONT Samuel Smith, "of Newbury, Mass", was born 22 Apr. 1670, at Haverhill, Mass,; CONT died 26 Jan. 1747/48, age "77 yrs", at Haverhill; M - 30 Nov. 1693, at Haverhill, CONT Abigail Emerson (b. 20 Nov. 1671, at Haverhill; da. of Michael and Hannah (Webster) CONT Emerson, of Haverhill. CONT CONT Hannah, b. 17 Aug. 1694, Haverhill, Mass.; M - 7 Feb 1714/15 Eprhaim Roberts. CONT Samuel, b. 1 May 1696, Haverhill, M - (1) 14 Jan. 1719/20, Sarah George; (2) CONT abt. 1730, Hannah Page. CONT Jonathon, b. 22 Aug. 1698, Haverhill, Mass. CONT Abigail, b. 8 May 1700, Haverhill; M - 13 Nov. 1718, Samuel Younglove. CONT Mehitabell, b. 22 Feb. 1701/02, Haverhill, M - 30 Nov. 1712, Richard Mercer. CONT Mary, b. 18 May 1704, Haverhill; M - 31 Dec., 1719, Joseph Greely. CONT Sarah, bpt. 2 June 1706, Haverhill; M - 24 Feb. 1724/25, William George. CONT Nathaniel, bpt. 18 July 1708, Haverhill; M 19 Nov. 1739, Ruth Emery. CONT Timothy, bpt. 10 June 1711, Haverhill; d. - 22 May 1716. CONT Suzannah, bpt. 10 May 1713, Haverhill; M - 17 Dec. 1730, Aaron Kimball. CONT
  17. Source: #S29 Page: Page 146 Data: Text: SMITH. CONT �WILLIAM, Charlestown, adm. an inhab. 1638, by w. Ann had Ann, b. 27 Sept. 1639, bapt. 27 Sept. 1640, his w. join the ch. on Sunday preced. Nathaniel, 25, bapt. 31 Jan. 1641; Mary b. 20 Dec. 1642; and Hepzibah, 28 Feb. 1645; whose bapt. and others we kn. not, perhaps bec. rec. fail us in the mid. of 1642 for many yrs. He join. the ch. 8 July 1643, was made freem. next yr. and d. a. 1653, as did his w. and their inv. was tak., 1 Apr. 1654.
  18. Source: #S52 Page: Volume 25, Page 339 Data: Text: 1871.] Record-Book of the First Church in Charlestown. 339 CONT CONT The year -- 1640 - - - CONT CONT 7th mo-day 27 Anna smith the daughter of william Smith and off CONT Hanna his wiffe -- was Baptized. CONT CONT 11th mo-day 3i- Nathaniell smith the son of william smith and off CONT Anna his wiffe -- was Baptized. CONT
  19. Source: #S28 Page: 345 Data: Text: FIFIELD, Giles CONT CONT ESTATE--Buys of John Cloyse, house &c., 1660. Of Nathaniel Smith, house 30 or 40 feet., square, 1662-3, rec. 1664-5. Of John Knight, land near ship-yard, 1671.
  20. Source: #S444 Data: Text: Massachusetts Applications of Freemen, 1630-91 Massachusetts Applications of Freemen, 1630-91 CONT Name: Nath. Smith CONT Date: 29 Apr 1668 CONT Residence: Haverill CONT Original Source: C. R., Vol. IV. p. 600. CONT CONT Source Information: CONT Ancestry.com. Massachusetts Applications of Freemen, 1630-91 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Original data: Paige, Lucius R.. List of Freemen of Massachusetts. Boston, MA, USA: New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 1849. CONT CONT Description: CONT Records relating to applications to be designated "free" in Massachusetts between 1630 and 1691
  21. Source: #S2 Page: Volume 3, pages 239-240 (1849) Data: Text: LIST OF FREEMEN. CONT . CONT . CONT . CONT Nath. Smith Haverhill
  22. Source: #S362 Page: pages 71-72
  23. Source: #S88 Page: 11
  24. Source: #S445 Page: 5 October 2009; 273-275 Data: Text: SMITH CONT CONT William Smith, b. abt 1610, in England CONT Married Ann __________, about 1630-35, and came to New England abt 1638, settline in Boston and Charlestown, Mass. CONT Their son Nathaneial Smith b. 25 Jan. 1640/41, Boston, Mass.; bpt. 31 Jan. 1640/41, at Charlestown, Mass., d. - 1 Nov. 1692, CONT at Haverhill, Mass.; M - 14 May 1663, Haverhill, Elizabeth Ladd, (b. 11 Dec. 1640, Salisbury, Mass.); da. of Daniel Ladd and CONT _________) CONT CONT Elizabeth b. 15 Feb 1663/64, Haverhill, Mass.; M - 24 Jan. 1681, Benjamin Grelee (or Greely). CONT Ann, b. 5 Mar 1665/66, Haverhill, Mass. CONT Nathaniel, b. 3 Mar. 1667/68, Haverhill, CONT Samuel, b. 22 Apr. 1670, Haverhill; d - 26 Jan. 1748, "77 yrs"; M - 30 Nov. 1693, Abigail Emerson. CONT Mary, b. 18 Apr. 1672 CONT Daniel, b. 14 Nov. 1674, Haverhill. CONT Sarah, b. 23 Nov. 1677, Haverhill. CONT William, b. 16 Sept. 1680, Haverhill; M - 1708-10, Hannah Hartshorne. CONT Lidia, b. 16 Sept. 1682, Haverhill. CONT Ezekiel, b. 1 May 1684, Haverhill, Mass. CONT CONT Samuel Smith, "of Newbury, Mass", was born 22 Apr. 1670, at Haverhill, Mass,; CONT died 26 Jan. 1747/48, age "77 yrs", at Haverhill; M - 30 Nov. 1693, at Haverhill, CONT Abigail Emerson (b. 20 Nov. 1671, at Haverhill; da. of Michael and Hannah (Webster) CONT Emerson, of Haverhill. CONT CONT Hannah, b. 17 Aug. 1694, Haverhill, Mass.; M - 7 Feb 1714/15 Eprhaim Roberts. CONT Samuel, b. 1 May 1696, Haverhill, M - (1) 14 Jan. 1719/20, Sarah George; (2) CONT abt. 1730, Hannah Page. CONT Jonathon, b. 22 Aug. 1698, Haverhill, Mass. CONT Abigail, b. 8 May 1700, Haverhill; M - 13 Nov. 1718, Samuel Younglove. CONT Mehitabell, b. 22 Feb. 1701/02, Haverhill, M - 30 Nov. 1712, Richard Mercer. CONT Mary, b. 18 May 1704, Haverhill; M - 31 Dec., 1719, Joseph Greely. CONT Sarah, bpt. 2 June 1706, Haverhill; M - 24 Feb. 1724/25, William George. CONT Nathaniel, bpt. 18 July 1708, Haverhill; M 19 Nov. 1739, Ruth Emery. CONT Timothy, bpt. 10 June 1711, Haverhill; d. - 22 May 1716. CONT Suzannah, bpt. 10 May 1713, Haverhill; M - 17 Dec. 1730, Aaron Kimball. CONT
  25. Source: #S26 Data: Text: CONT CONT CONT CONT THE HAVERHILL EMERSON'S CONT CONT INTRODUCTORY CONT CONT Two men of this surname, Michael and Robert Emerson or Emerson, whom we know to have been brothers, appeared in the town of Haverhill very early in its history; the imperfect records do not show when they arrived in this country or whether they had a residence in any other plantation before making their home in Haverhill. Thomas Emerson, or "Emberson" as he signed himself in the deed to his son John in 1648, was one of the very earliest settlers of Ipswich, close by (a town, in fact, from which many of the founders of Haverhill came); and it is not at all unlikely that Michael and Robert may have been related to Thomas and either come over with him or joined him afterward and spent some years in Ipswich. Michael married an Ipswich girl, Robert one from Rowley, near by; but neither of them left traces of residing at the place where he found a bride. The fact that all the pioneers of Massachusetts were from England except a very small number who were uniformly specified in the records of the time as from some other country, and the abundant evidences of English traits and characteristics, make it entirely certain that the Haverhill and the Ipswich Emersons were natives and recent residents of England. CONT CONT Two books have been issued that treat of this subject: "The English Emersons," by Dr. Peter Henry Emerson, and "The Ipswich Emersons" by Prof. Benjamin Kendall Emerson and Capt. George A. Gordon—large, expensive works. The former presents vast numbers of abstracts of wills, records of Chancery proceedings, investigations after death into estates, etc., etc., and many brief sketches of families and individuals in various parts of Great Britain; shows many a coat of arms and other symbol; and also gives details of the ancestry and life of the writer who is a descendant of Thomas Emerson of Ipswich, born in Cuba, educated in and chiefly a resident of England. The conclusion of his researches is that Thomas Emerson of Ipswich was born at Bishop's Stortford in the county of Hertford, a little way from London, England, and spent some years there; and records of baptisms of children there, whose names are identical with Thomas' known children, are presented. Dr. Emerson failed to get cat pies of records at Bishop's Stortford for the years after the baptisms mentioned, or abstracts of wills or other documents which might show positively whether the persons concerned remained there, or whether Emersons of the parish that did remain mentioned the departure of some to America. This omission is serious, and the case is not absolutely settled until such investigation is made and reported. Dr. Emerson, however, was so far satisfied with the records found that he paid a large reward to Mr. Briggs who discovered them; and Prof. B. K. Emerson has adopted the solution of the problem offered by Dr. Emerson and gives it as a settled fact in "The Ipswich Emersons." CONT CONT One matter is very definitely interesting to us in studying the origin of the Haverhill men of this name, namely, the claim made by Prof. B. K. Emerson that Robert Emerson of Haverhill was the eldest son of Thomas Emerson of Ipswich! This cannot be correct, for Thomas was in Ipswich as early as 1638, perhaps two or three years earlier; never referred in any way to Robert; had a son John old enough to receive a deed of land and enter into a business covenant to maintain his parents, in the year 1648; while Robert did not appear here till much later, so far as any record goes, and was married, apparently for the first time, in 1658; at no time does Robert give any token of having had wife or child before, nor allude to the Ipswich Emersons; and he is always mentioned second when his name and Michael's are coupled, indicating that he was the younger of the two. Michael, moreover, lived until the year 1715, thus giving reason for the belief that he was not born earlier than 1625, and Robert, by all tokens here, must have been born several years later. CONT CONT The claim made in " The Ipswich Emersons " that Robert of Haverhill was the eldest son of Thomas and a native of Bishop's Stortford, was therefore a baseless and thoroughly improbable guess, which ought never to have been printed. While it may be yet discovered that Michael and Robert were natives of that parish and nearly related to Thomas of Ipswich, it is not right to assert as a fact what was only an assumption in the beginning and would have been seen to be impossible had a brief amount of investigation been given to Robert's record here. CONT CONT The Bishop's Stortford family is well worth studying, in connection with the Haverhill Emersons, because its first positively known representative, Robert Emberson or Emerson, was a "Currier," a trade akin to that of Michael who was a shoemaker; the name Michael has not been found yet at Stortford by the searchers employed there; Michael and Robert might have been sons of Robert's son John. We present the following copies of what the two books give on this point, that our readers may see and judge for themselves. CONT CONT 1. " ROBERT EMERSON" married at Bishop's Stortford Nov. 24, 1578, Susan Crabb. She was buried Nov. 20, 1626, aged 70. He was buried Jan. 6, 1620-1. His will, dated NOV. 7, 1620, proved Jan. 23,1620-1, is headed, "I, Robert Emberson of Stortford in County Herts Currier, being aged and sickly"; to wife Susan lands in S. called Muggells Dale, containing about 12 acres, near a field called Woodfield, to hold for her life with remainder after her death to Thomas Emberson, my eldest son; I give her also the messuage wherein I now dwell for the term of fifty years; afterward the same to go to Margaret my daughter now the wife of Thomas Browne of Southwarke for 50 years; after her decease to James Browne her son for all the term of years then to come. The residue of my goods to the said Susan for her life, and after her death to my four children Thomas, John, Anne and Margaret. (Com. Ct. of London.) CONT CONT Children, bapt. at Bishop's Stortford: CONT CONT i. Alice, bapt. Nov. 22,1579. CONT CONT ii. Margaret, bapt. Feb. 21,1581-2. CONT CONT 2. iii. Thomas, bapt. July 26, 1584. CONT CONT iv. John, mentioned in father's will. CONT CONT v. Anne, mentioned in father's will. CONT CONT vi. Robert, bapt. Apr. 12, 1596; not ment. in fat's will. CONT CONT 2. THOMAS2 (Robert') married July 1, 1611, Elizabeth Brewster. Mentioned in parish records of Bishop's Stortford as a collector for the poor in the year 1636. This man is claimed as the Ipswich, Mass., pioneer. CONT CONT Children recorded at S.: CONT CONT i. Robert, bapt. May 24, 1612; m. at S. Oct. 22, 1635, Elizabeth Grave; had ch. Elizabeth, bapt. Dec. 3, 1637; was recorded at S. as giving 4d to the poor in 1642. CONT CONT ii. Benjamin, bapt. Oct. 2, bun Oct. 27, 1614. CONT CONT iii. Ralfe, bapt. Oct. 19, 1615; bun June 8, 1626. CONT CONT iv. James, bapt. Feb. 16, 1617. CONT CONT v. Joseph, bapt. June 25, 1620. CONT CONT vi. Elizabeth, bapt. June 14, 1623. CONT CONT vii. John, bapt. Feb. 26, 1625. CONT CONT viii. Nathaniel, bapt. July 18, 1630. CONT CONT ix. Susan, bapt. Mar. 17, 1632. CONT CONT There is something very interesting if not convincing in the fact that the list of the Stortford Thomas' children contains the same name of the wife and six names of children the same as those known to be children of Thomas of Ipswich, namely Elizabeth, James, Joseph, John, Nathaniel and Susan, and that the dates of their baptisms correspond in general with those believed to be the birthdates of these Ipswich children. It is strange that we have no positive record here in New England of the ages of these persons, excepting Nathaniel, particularly as Joseph and John became ministers of some distinction; but neither Thomas nor either of those sons here (with the solitary exception of Nathaniel) left a statement of his age in any court testimony, as was often done in those days; so that there is no absolute test which may be applied to the comparison of the Stortford family with the Ipswich family. But the mention of four sons and two daughters, with the approximation to the ages commonly accepted here of the Ipswich family, certainly stands as very strong presumptive evidence that they are identical, and that the Massachusetts baker was the son of the Stortford currier. CONT CONT But so far as the Haverhill Emersons are concerned there is nothing in these Stortford records that solves the problem of their origin. There are, however, many places in England where records show that the name Michael Emerson was common in that period, and often associated with both Robert and Thomas; and the spelling Emmerson and Emberson are frequent there; and some one of those places may have been the cradle of the Haverhill family. Sereby, in the county of Lincoln, was one of them; and the following will, given first by Mr. Henry F. Waters and afterward by Dr. Emerson, deserves to be followed out by any who investigate this problem. CONT CONT Alexander Emerson of Sereby in the county of Lincoln, yeoman, made will 10 April, 1604, proved 10 February, 1605. Lands in Sereby, Howsam, Cadney and Glamford Brigges (all in Lincolnshire and not far easterly from Scrooby whence the Mayflower party came); bequests to wife, sons Michael, Robert, Thomas, James and John; deceased son George. (Pr. Ct. of Cant., Stafford, I;)r. Emerson has brought out in " The English Emersons " many wills of persons connected with this family, and none of them offers any evidence that members of the clan had come to America; but the ground has not yet been completely explored. There is a good field for research upon this problem. CONT CONT Before the coming of Emersons to Massachusetts there had been some arriving in Virginia. William Emerson came over as a partner of John Davies in 1618 and was living at Jordan's Jorney February 16, 1623. Ellis Emerson with wife Ann and son Thomas, aged 11 years, came in " The George " in 1623, and was living at Martin's Hundred. Whether they left descendants or not is unknown to the writer. CONT CONT John Emerson (the name abbreviated as " Jo: ") came to Boston in " The Abigail " in 1635; the only note in Hotten regarding him is his age,—" 20." He settled at Scituate and married a daughter of Rev. John Lothrop; then disappeared from our records. It has been asserted that he was called "baker" in Hotten's list of passengers; but this is incorrect. CONT CONT A matter of considerable interest to some persons is the question whether the Massachusetts Emersons were entitled to bear a "coat of arms." We have seen that Thomas called himself "baker" in the deed wherein he conveyed property to his son John and made conditions to which he alluded in his will; so that the ignorant person who carved a coat of arms on the gravestone of Thomas' youngest son, Nathaniel, made a silly blunder. The Haverhill Emersons were also "yeomen," as Thomas and his family called themselves; so that no descendant of either of the Massachusetts Emerson families has the slightest reason for using any coat of arms as from Emerson ancestry. CONT CONT It is the glory of New England that her founders were, with a very small number of exceptions, scions of the middle class, the real honor and strength of England, diligent workers in useful avocations, whose lives were filled with loving service for God and humanity. They cared more for helping hands than for empty "arms." CONT CONT First Generation CONT CONT 1. MICHAEL EMERSON, born in England at a date not recorded here, but probably as early as 1625, is mentioned first in this country in any record yet found, on " the last day of the first month" (March) "1651," in a "Presentment," as a witness who might be called in a case reported by the Grand Jury of Essex County court. His residence is not mentioned. The next item is in the records of the town of Haverhill, March 3, 1655, when he received from the town one of the allotments of land that were made to inhabitants: CONT CONT "Voted and granted that Michael Emerson shall have two cow commons and four acres of meadow to be laid out after the second division of meadow is all laid out." CONT CONT These "cow commons" he was allowed to exchange for two ox commons in 1661. The grant shows that he was a resident of the town and had two cows at that date. CONT CONT He was one of those who had a share in certain meadow lands which the town,gave out to inhabitants a little later. CONT CONT "January 17, 1658. Michaell Emerson's third division of meadow being a quarter of an acre, shall be laid out together with his four acres of meadow which was formerly granted to him." CONT CONT He also had a portion in the fourth division of meadow, February 28, 1661. CONT CONT Meantime he and his brother Robert had made a purchase of a farm in the southwestern part of the town. The deed was dated January 6, 1662; the price was eighty-five pounds, and the condition that they should "pay for two acres and a half of accommodations upon ye so land." CONT CONT "Six score acres of third Division of Upland more or less North East from Merrie's Pond Bounded with a white Oak & a 13black Oak by ye' ad Pond & two white Oaks at ye north. Also three Pcells of Second Division of Meadow two Pcells of it Joining unto Merrie's Creek at ye' East End of Merrie's Creek Pond & one parcell upon y"' Swamp lying in John Chinarees Third Division of Upland—All which Pcells are bounded round with upland & ye' other Pcell of it lying upon a Runn which runes into Merrie's Creek Pond near to ye West End of my third Division of Upland and bounded round with Upland." CONT CONT [Essex Deeds, 30, 85.] CONT CONT After this transfer the town gave him a tract adjoining his farm and afterward permitted him to exchange some land: CONT CONT "Laid out to Michaell Emerson Forty and four acres of upland adjoining to his other land which he had of Robert Swan, bounded with a white oak between Thomas Lillford and him and with a black oak at the pond. One acre of Meadow in that land that is laid out to Mr. Ward, bounded with upland." [Date not given in town record.] CONT CONT "December 14, 1663. Michael Emerson and Robert Emerson shall have liberty to lay down twenty or thirty acres of land, which is part of that they bought of Robert Swan, on the south side, and to take up as much as they lay down on the south west side of said land; George Browne and Robert Swan are chosen & appointed for to exchange and lay out the land now granted to the two Emersons." CONT CONT The very imperfect way in which lands were surveyed at that period resulted in many misunderstandings; not strangely the bonds of the Emerson farm were so poorly defined that question arose as to whether their line did not include some of the "common" land; and they were obliged to pay for some which was found so fenced in accidentally. CONT CONT Michael Emerson was a man of decision and ability. He was elected constable in 16549 and one piece of his writing* has come down in the files of Essex County court. A warrant had been placed in his handstand he endorsed CONT CONT * It is certain, therefore, that his making his "mark" to his will was caused by infirmity, not ignorance. CONT CONT Besides the work of the court a constable had to collect "rates" or taxes and keep close personal accounts with the town. Michael Emerson filled other positions of responsibility. He had learned the trade of " cordwainer" or shoemaker, which then included a knowledge and skill covering all materials and work that entered into the trade. So he was chosen "sealer of leather," the officer who had authority to see that all sales of leather were made honestly, as to quality and quantity. He was appointed to " join with Newbury men to lay out and state the way between them and us" November 19, 1662. Was one of the surveyors of highways in 1695, his portion being that "between the Saw Mill river and the Great Plain." At that same town meeting he was elected one of the "tithing men," appointed to keep order in the place of worship,—pretty good evidence that he was a member of the church. The church records for the period of his residence in Haverhill have been lost, so that we cannot say with positiveness who were members, but this office is enough to base a strong presumption upon. He was once prosecuted for severely punishing his child, so sternly did he oppose what he believed to be wrong; all his children did credit to the family except Elizabeth, who again and again fell into disgrace. Mr. and Mrs. Emerson, however, enjoyed the respect of their neighbors, and were valuable helpers in promoting the advancement of the community in all good ways. CONT CONT In addition to the lands which fell to him as a proprietor in the town's distributions, he bought lands of Robert Swan, George Corly, Peter Green and Thomas Davis. He gave to his oldest son, John, a tract of land in the conveyance of which we find a delightful piece of evidence of what has been presumed by more than one historian, but has never been openly proved in print before the present writing. We quote the essential portions of the deed. CONT CONT Know all men by these presents that I Michael Emerson of ye town of Haverhill in Essex county in y. province of Massachusetts Bay in New England on ye Consideration of that naturall love which I doe bear to my son John Emerson of Newbury in y' same county doe freely give unto ye said John Emerson my son all my right title and interest in that land & meadow land which my brother Robert arid I bought of Robert Swanne lying by and ajoyning to a pond in Haverhill called Merry Creek Pond and three acres of meadow of that side of my Spicket meadow next to meadow now or formerly of John or Onisephory Marsh as also one third part of that meadow which I bought of Mathias Button in a meadow called Strong water meadow which land and meadow above said I vallue at Sixty pounds money & doe freely give ye same & every part and parcel thereof untie all singular ye priviledges thereof thereon or to all or any of them belonging or any wise appertaining, etc.... CONT CONT Witness my hand & seal this Eleventh Day of July in ye Eleventh yeare of His Majties Reign. (1713) CONT CONT Michael Emerson CONT CONT marke & seal CONT CONT Witnessed by Nathaniel Ayer and Josiah Gage, who made oath in court to the same February ye 16 Day 1715-6. (Essex Deeds, 29, 86.) CONT CONT Michael Emerson also conveyed lands to his son Jonathan—"two acres, most of it an apple orchard"— May 21, 1695; to sons Jonathan and Joshua, May 21, 1699, ten acres that he bought of Peter Green and Thomas Davis, and his Spicket meadow, eight acres, reserving to himself life use of his mansion house and four acres of the upland; then, June 3, 1715, "Michael Emmerson, cordwainer,~' his usual description, conveyed to "my grandson Michael Emerson, now about six years of age, son of my own son Joshua Emerson," 44 acres of land, adjoining land he had bought of Robert Swan, and some other lands;and he "personally appeared" before Justice Woodbridge and attested his signature November 24, 1715. This is the latest date at which we know of his activities; it would appear that he died soon after. He had been in active business life, as our records show, since 1651,—64 years, —and must have been upwards of eighty-five years of age when he bestowed this gift upon his namesake grandson. CONT CONT Michael Emerson married April 1, 1657, Hannah, daughter of John and Mary (Satchwell) Webster. Her father was an early settler at Ipswich and a valuable citizen; after his death Mrs. Webster married second, John Emery. She had three brothers, Satchwells, who came to the same plantation and proved worthy men. Mrs. Hannah (Webster) Emerson had no holiday life; what with the cares of a large family, the waywardness of one child, another daughter's dreadful experiences, and the inevitable difficulties of pioneer life, she had heavy burdens; but she bore all well and left a name for worthy living. She survived her husband, but the time of her death is not known to us. CONT CONT We present a verbatim copy of Michael Emerson's will; he did not write it, for his sight had failed so that he could not even see to write his name at its close, as we have good proof he had been able to do up to middle life; it was a day of very imperfect "helps to read," and many a man of that period whose writing is extant during his active years left a will signed with a mark because he could not see to pen his autograph. The date of the proving of the will is not endorsed on it nor do we find any other record of the fact; but from references to him as deceased a little later it may be properly inferred that it was taken into court (after Mr. Emerson's death) near the close of the year 1715. CONT CONT THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF: CONT CONT Michael Emerson of Haverhill in y. county of Essex in New England: calling To mind y. mortality of this Life: being of a perfect memory and of good Compas mentus understanding but Considering my Later End drawing near I do theirfore make this my last will and testament & bequest: my Body I Comit after Death unto ye Earth by a Desant burial & my Spirit to return to god who gave it. In trusting to a glorious Resarection at y' last day & an inheritanc among the saints in Light: Threw Jesus Christ: ouer alone Redeemer. And for those few things of this world which it bath Pleased God to bestow upon me I do will and bestowe and despos of as foloeath I will y' all my Just Debts be payed: and ye Rest of my Eastat I bequeath & give in mannor foloing: viz: unto my beloved wife Hannah Emerson I give the youse of the east end of my dweling house all the Dayes of her life that she shal Remain my widow. I all so give hir my best bed and all ye beding their unto belonging and two cows & a smal bras kitel and a belmetel skilet. this. I give to my wife besides aseutabel and comfortabel maintenanc sewtabel for my widow out of my Eastat acording to ye Quantity shear of to be found her by my two Excutors of this my will I Do allso give unto my Eldest son John Emerson all my waring aparell beside what I have all Redy given him by Dead & no more: and unto my Son Samuel Emerson I give the sum of twenty pownds: and all my lands & medows in haverhill which I have not before this day disposed of by Dead. I: give be tween my two yongest sons namely Jonathan & Joshua Emerson: in perticilur: I do give unto my son Joshua Emerson my Dewling house and two acres of land ajoyning their unto and my Duck medow. tines last mentioned hous land & medow I give unto my son Joshua Emerson in ye [ . . . ] land hear to fore unto Jonathan Emerson and all ye Rest & Remainer of my [ . . . ] whear I now Live and all my out lands and medows. I: give Equely between my two above so sons Jonathan Emerson & Joshua Emerson y' is to say firstly my homestead and also my farm land about forty fouer acres and my Spicet medow and allso my Strong water medow. I do hear by give and bequeath to & Equely betwen Jonathan & Joshua: and all my Commonages and all or alley other wrights or titels or Intrests in lands. or: medows to me belonging. I do give unto Them y' so Jonathan & Joshua I. give the above named land & medow To them and their heiars after them to be by them disposed of to their heiars as they shall think most fit and shal see caus to dispose it: I: allso will and order my sd two sons The Excuters of this my will Jointly & Equely to give in and pay unto their Mother or Carey in unto heir a good and sufficient quantity of provision & Things nescsery for heir suport & maintainenc booth Comforting & Conveniant for heir maintainan & for her to keep house with in ye End of ye house which I have willed to heir whear she shal live all y dayes of her widowwhed to be it.Equely given by Jonathan & Joshua my two Excutors: I: do all so will and order these my two sons Excutors to my will to pay out as Leageseys for this my Eastat which I have given _ them these several leageseys hear after menshoned unto & among my hear after named Children: viz: to John Emerson: my wearing apparil as above & unto Samuel Emerson the sum of twenty pounds as a hove and unto my Dafter Hannah Duston the sum of twenty pounds beside what they have alredy had allso unto my Dafter Abagail: now Smith the sum of sixten beside what they have had alredy given them: and unto my son in Law hew Mathews I do give the sum of forty shillings beside what I have formerly given him allso I: do give to hew Mathewses Children as foloeath to his son John Mathews and his dafter Johannah Mathews I give thirty shillings apice If: they be living & Come for it and to Mary Mathews my grandafter. I give the sum of fiveten pownds if she shal live unto the time of payment or be marled & have a Child: and I do constitute these my two sons Jonathan Emerson & Joshua Emerson to be the sole and Jont Excutors of This my Last will & Testiment To pay the legaseys hear in wiled and given in all Respects as it is hear seat downe and wiled but I do not bind & order my sons to pay these leagiseis in money but in good pay at money pric and I do give them Three years time after my Deceas for to fulfill and Compleat all ye Several bequethments that I have hear in Expresed and given unto my Children & Gran Children: in Confirmation of what is hear writen in this my Last will & testament I have hear unto set to my hand and seal this eightenth day of July in ye year one thousand seven hundred and nine in ye 8th year of her majs' Reign Queen Anne of great Britain CONT CONT Signed & sealed in presents of these witneses Timothy Kezer Nathan N Simon his marke James Jorden CONT CONT Michael Emerson CONT CONT Marke & seal (seal) CONT CONT The foregoing will shows that Hannah, wife of Michael Emerson, was living in July, 1709; we have no record of her death. CONT CONT Children: CONT CONT i. Hannah2, one of the most famous women of early New England, was b. at Haverhill Dec. 23, 1657; m. Dec 3, 1677, Thomas Duston. She was captured by the Indians in one of their attacks on the settlement, March 15, 1697, taken from her bed with her infant of 6 days, and compelled to march with her captors. Seeing her child dashed to death against a tree; worn with long marching and cruelties, after going with the Indians for two weeks she and Mrs. Neff and a boy, Samuel Lennerson, rose in the night, killed and scalped ten Indians and made their way home through intolerable hardships. She carried the scalps to Boston and was paid the regular bounty. Her deed was one of the chief means of checking the cruelties of the Indians, showing them that "weak women" would meet their atrocities in kind. She was at no other time in her life found lacking in the gentleness and peaceful character of woman; this deed was the product of maddening experience. Mr. Duston, who first tried unsuccessfully to induce Hannah to let him carry her to a place of safety when he saw the savages approaching, bent his energies to the saving of their nine children; and by keeping them running and firing back at the pursuing Indians, managed to get them all to a place of safety. CONT CONT Children: CONT 1. Hannah Duston, b. Aug. 22, 1678; m. Daniel Cheney, of Newbury. CONT CONT 2. Elizabeth Duston, b. May 7, 1680; m. Dec. 27, 1698, Stephen Emerson. CONT CONT 3. Mary Duston, b. Nov. 4, 1681; d. Oct. 18, 1696. CONT CONT 4. Thomas Duston, b. Jan. 5, 1683. CONT CONT 5. Nathaniel Duston, b. May 16, 1685. CONT CONT 6. John Duston, b. Feb. 2, 1686-7; d. Jan. 28, 1689-90. CONT CONT 7. Sarah Duston, b. July 4, 1688. CONT CONT 8. Abigail Duston, b. Oct., 1690; m. Samuel Watts. CONT CONT 9. Jonathan Duston, b. Jan. 15, l691-2. CONT CONT 10. Timothy Duston, b. Sept. 14, l694. CONT CONT 11. Mehitabel Duston (twin with Timothy). CONT CONT 12. Martha Duston, b. March 9, 1696-7; slain by the Indians. CONT CONT ii. John, b. July 30, 1659; d. Aug. 15, 1659. CONT CONT iii. Mary, b. Oct. 5, 1660; m. at Newbury Aug. 28, 1683, Hugh Matthews. CONT CONT Children: CONT CONT 1. A daughter, b. July 18, 1685. CONT CONT 2. Judith Matthews, b. April ult. 1689. CONT CONT 3. Hugh Matthews, b. May 15, 1691. CONT CONT 4. Mary Matthews, bapt. May 18, 1701. CONT CONT 3. iv. John, b. March 18, 1661-2. CONT 4. v. Samuel, b. Feb. 2, 16634. CONT vi. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 26, 1665. Let the "mantle of charity cover" her history. CONT vii. Abigail, b. Dec. 17, 1667; d. Dec. 31, 1667. CONT 5. viii. Jonathan, b. Mar. 9, 1669-1670. CONT ix. Abigail, b. Nov. 20, 1671; m. Nov. 30, 1693, Samuel Smith of Newbury. CONT CONT Children: CONT CONT 1. Hannah Smith, b. Aug. 17, 1694. CONT CONT 2. Samuel Smith, b. May 1, 1696. CONT CONT 3. Jonathan Smith, b. Aug. 22, 1698. CONT CONT 4. Abigail Smith, b. May 8, 1700. CONT CONT 5. Mehitabel Smith, b. Feb. 22, 1701-2. CONT CONT 6. Mary Smith, b. May 18, 1704. CONT CONT 7. Sarah Smith, bapt. June 2, 1706. CONT CONT 8. Nathaniel Smith, bapt. July 18, 1708. CONT CONT 9. Timothy Smith, bapt. June 10, 1711. CONT CONT 10. Susanna Smith, bapt. May 10, 1713. CONT CONT x. Judith, b. July 2, 1673; d. Sept. 8, 1673. CONT CONT xi. Joshua, b. Mar. 2, 1675-6; d. Mar. 26, 1676. CONT CONT xii. Ruth, b. May 8, 1676; d. Aug. 28, 1677. CONT CONT xiii. Judith, b. Nov. 7, 1677. CONT CONT 6. xiv. Joshua, b. Nov. 17, 1678. CONT CONT xv. Susanna, b. Apr. 30, 1680; d. May 8, 1680. CONT CONT 2. ROBERT EMERSON, born in England probably about the year 1630; came to this country at a time not on record here, but before January 4, 1658, when he was married at Rowley, Massachusetts, to Ann (Anne), daughter of Thomas and Jane Grant. It is known that Thomas Grant came from England to this country before the year 1638, as a fellow passenger testified (Essex Probate Court, July 20, 1698). He died about 1643 and his widow had an allotment of land in Rowley; on the death of her son John Grant in 1700, Anne Emerson, as a sister of John, received a share of that land. CONT CONT From: The Haverhill Emersons - Part First by Charles Henry Pope published in 1913
  26. Source: #S329 Page: Volume 4, page 140 Data: Text: View CONT 1900 (Pub. Yr.) CONT Nathanell Smithe CONT Vol. 4 : Pg. 140 CONT Journal Page CONT Essex Antiquarian CONT CONT HAVERHILL MARRIAGES CONT CONT Nathanell Smithe and Elezabeth Lad, May 14, 1663.
  27. Source: #S2 Page: volume 38 (1884), page 345 Data: Text: Children of Daniel and Ann Ladd: CONT CONT 1. Elizabeth, b. in Salisbury Nov. 1 1640 ; m. Nathaniel Smith, May 14, 1663.
  28. Source: #S52 Page: Volume 131, page 209 Data: Text: CHARLESTOWN'S INHABITANTS, Ralph J. Crandall and Ralph J. Coffman CONT CONT Name: Smith, William, d. 1654 CONT m. _____ by 1641 Anna CONT Literacy: yes, M. CONT will 20779 CONT Occupation: tailor CONT English Origin: London CONT Church Member: 1643, wife: 1640 CONT Freeman: 1644 CONT Offices: CONT Acres 1638: 15 CONT Chas.: 1637 CONT Residence(s): CONT Other:
  29. Source: #S29 Page: Page 146 Data: Text: SMITH. CONT �WILLIAM, Charlestown, adm. an inhab. 1638, by w. Ann had Ann, b. 27 Sept. 1639, bapt. 27 Sept. 1640, his w. join the ch. on Sunday preced. Nathaniel, 25, bapt. 31 Jan. 1641; Mary b. 20 Dec. 1642; and Hepzibah, 28 Feb. 1645; whose bapt. and others we kn. not, perhaps bec. rec. fail us in the mid. of 1642 for many yrs. He join. the ch. 8 July 1643, was made freem. next yr. and d. a. 1653, as did his w. and their inv. was tak., 1 Apr. 1654.
  30. Source: #S445 Page: 5 October 2009; 273-275 Data: Text: SMITH CONT CONT William Smith, b. abt 1610, in England CONT Married Ann __________, about 1630-35, and came to New England abt 1638, settline in Boston and Charlestown, Mass. CONT Their son Nathaneial Smith b. 25 Jan. 1640/41, Boston, Mass.; bpt. 31 Jan. 1640/41, at Charlestown, Mass., d. - 1 Nov. 1692, CONT at Haverhill, Mass.; M - 14 May 1663, Haverhill, Elizabeth Ladd, (b. 11 Dec. 1640, Salisbury, Mass.); da. of Daniel Ladd and CONT _________) CONT CONT Elizabeth b. 15 Feb 1663/64, Haverhill, Mass.; M - 24 Jan. 1681, Benjamin Grelee (or Greely). CONT Ann, b. 5 Mar 1665/66, Haverhill, Mass. CONT Nathaniel, b. 3 Mar. 1667/68, Haverhill, CONT Samuel, b. 22 Apr. 1670, Haverhill; d - 26 Jan. 1748, "77 yrs"; M - 30 Nov. 1693, Abigail Emerson. CONT Mary, b. 18 Apr. 1672 CONT Daniel, b. 14 Nov. 1674, Haverhill. CONT Sarah, b. 23 Nov. 1677, Haverhill. CONT William, b. 16 Sept. 1680, Haverhill; M - 1708-10, Hannah Hartshorne. CONT Lidia, b. 16 Sept. 1682, Haverhill. CONT Ezekiel, b. 1 May 1684, Haverhill, Mass. CONT CONT Samuel Smith, "of Newbury, Mass", was born 22 Apr. 1670, at Haverhill, Mass,; CONT died 26 Jan. 1747/48, age "77 yrs", at Haverhill; M - 30 Nov. 1693, at Haverhill, CONT Abigail Emerson (b. 20 Nov. 1671, at Haverhill; da. of Michael and Hannah (Webster) CONT Emerson, of Haverhill. CONT CONT Hannah, b. 17 Aug. 1694, Haverhill, Mass.; M - 7 Feb 1714/15 Eprhaim Roberts. CONT Samuel, b. 1 May 1696, Haverhill, M - (1) 14 Jan. 1719/20, Sarah George; (2) CONT abt. 1730, Hannah Page. CONT Jonathon, b. 22 Aug. 1698, Haverhill, Mass. CONT Abigail, b. 8 May 1700, Haverhill; M - 13 Nov. 1718, Samuel Younglove. CONT Mehitabell, b. 22 Feb. 1701/02, Haverhill, M - 30 Nov. 1712, Richard Mercer. CONT Mary, b. 18 May 1704, Haverhill; M - 31 Dec., 1719, Joseph Greely. CONT Sarah, bpt. 2 June 1706, Haverhill; M - 24 Feb. 1724/25, William George. CONT Nathaniel, bpt. 18 July 1708, Haverhill; M 19 Nov. 1739, Ruth Emery. CONT Timothy, bpt. 10 June 1711, Haverhill; d. - 22 May 1716. CONT Suzannah, bpt. 10 May 1713, Haverhill; M - 17 Dec. 1730, Aaron Kimball. CONT
  31. Source: #S446 Data: Text: SMITH CONT CONT William, tailor, Charlestown, inhabitant in 1637, adm. chh. 8 (4) 1643, frm. May 29, 1644. Wife Hannah or Anne, adm. chh. 23 (7) 1640; ch. Hannah or Anne b. and bapt. 27 (7) 1644, Nathaniel b. 25 (11), bapt. 3 (11) 1640, Mary b. 20 (10) 1642, Hephzibah b. 28 (12) 1644. CONT CONT Inventory, dated 1 (2) 1654, of the est. of William Smith of Charlestown and of his wife, both deceased.
  • Source: S-2009482853 Repository: #R-2009482618 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.; Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created.
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  • Source: S1 Abbreviation: Ancestral File (R) Title: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R) (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998) Repository: #R1 Repository: #R1
  • Repository: R1 Name: Family History Library Address: 35 N West Temple Street CONT Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA Address 1: 35 N West Temple Street Address 2: Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA
  • Source: S127 Abbreviation: Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Title: Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Repository: #R17 Repository: #R17 27
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  • Source: S2 Abbreviation: New England Historical and Genealogical Register Title: New England Historical and Genealogical Register Repository: #R12
  • Repository: R12 Name: New England Historic Genealogical Society Address: 99 - 101 Newbury Street CONT Boston, MA 02116 CONT USA Address 1: 99 - 101 Newbury Street City: Boston State: MA Postal Code: 02116 Country: USA Phone Number: 888-296-3447 Web Address: www.americanancestors.org
  • Source: S20 Abbreviation: The ancestors and descendants of Veranus Brownell: Title: Rogers, Lowell Lincoln, The ancestors and descendants of Veranus Brownell: itinerant Methodist preacher (Webster, N.Y.: Printed by the Anco Art Press, 1931, 176 pgs.) Repository: #R15 Page: p. 127 Data: Text: 1. ELIZABETH LADD, born 1640; died _____. Married, 1663, NATHANIEL SMITH.
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  • Source: S21 Abbreviation: Ancestry of Edward Wales Blake and Clarissa Matild Title: Sumner, Edith Bartlett, Ancestry of Edward Wales Blake and Clarissa Matilda Glidden : with ninety allied families (Los Angeles, Calif.: unknown, 1948|||(Ann Arbor, Mich. :, 326 pgs.) Repository: #R15 Page: p. 152 Data: Text: LADD CONT . CONT . CONT . CONT 1 Elizabeth, 12-11-1640. D. 1692+. M. Haverill, 1663, Nathaniel Smith (d. 1692.) 10 children.
  • Source: S26 Abbreviation: The Haverhill Emersons Title: Murray and Emery, The Haverhill Emersons (Boston, Mass.: 1913-1916, 364 pgs.) Repository: #R15
  • Source: S27 Abbreviation: The Essex Antiquarian Title: Sidney Perley, Editor, The Essex Antiquarian Text: HAVERHILL INSCRIPTIONS CONT CONT NORTH PARISH BURYING GROUND. CONT CONT This burial place is on the state line, being partly in Plastow, N.H. The ground was laid out in 1734, the land therefor being given by the Haverhill proprietors. The following are all the inscriptions to be found there bearing dates prior to 1800. CONT CONT Mrs. CONT HANNAH SMITH, CONT Consort of CONT Capt. Joseph Smith, CONT died May 6, 1782, CONT AEt, 37. Repository: #R8 Repository: #R8 Page: Volume XI Data: Text: THE ESSEX ANTIQUARIAN CONT CONT OLD NORFOLK COUNTY RECORDS CONT CONT Nathanil Smith of Haverhill conveyed to John Decker of Haverhill a parcel of upland and meadow in Haverhill near the bridge over ye Sawmill river, bounded by a little brook yt runs into ye sawmill river, way and said river, Nov. 18, 1672. Signed also by Elizabeth Smith (her O mark). Wit: John Hassalton and Mathew fforriman. Ack. Nov. 25, 1672, before Simon Bradstreet, asst.
  • Repository: R8 Name: Seattle Public Library Address:
  • Source: S28 Abbreviation: The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, 2 vols Title: Wyman, Thomas Bellows, The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, 2 vols. (Boston: D. Clapp and Son, 1879) Repository: #R8 Page: Volume 2, page 872 Data: Text: WILLIAM 6. Inhabitant 1637; tailor; adm. church 8 (5) 1643; herdman 1645; m. ANNA ....., who was adm. church 23 (7) 1640, and d. prior to 1654. Issue, ----i. Anna, bapt. 27 (7) 1640. ii. Nathaniel, Jan. 25 (bapt. 31) 1840-1. iii. Mary, b. Dec. 20, 1642. iv. Hephzibah, Feb. 28, 1644-5. CONT CONT ESTATE. --- To have planting ground by pond, 1638. CONT CONT POSSESSIONS, 1638, 3 lots (1) House NW of Mill hill - E, Middle st.; w, crooked lane; N, Richard White, S, Lewis Hewlett. (2) 5 acres woods Mystic field --- S W woodsl N E, Samual Hall; N W Joseph Cetcherall; S E, John Burrage. (3) 10 acres in Waterfield --- N W, George Hutchinson; S E, R. Miller; S W, J. Cetherall; N E J. Burrage. CONT CONT WILL, 15 (2) 1647, devised to wife, house bo't of Samuel Carter, chn. Nathaniel and Anna named. CONT CONT INVENTORY of W. Smith and wife, 1 (2) 1654; House #20; total #23. Rented to John Green. The daughters were maintained 11 weeks by T. Bridgen.
  • Source: S29 Abbreviation: A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of Title: Savage, James, 1784-1873 and Farmer, John, 1789-1838, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, showing three generations of those who came before May, 1 (Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1965.) Note: A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England, showing three generations of those who came before May, 1692, on the basis of the Farmer's Register. Repository: #R8 Page: Page 136 Data: Text: SMITH. CONT �WILLIAM, Charlestown, adm. an inhab. 1638, by w. Ann had Ann, b. 27 Sept. 1639, bapt. 27 Sept. 1640, his w. join the ch. on Sunday preced. Nathaniel, 25, bapt. 31 Jan. 1641; Mary b. 20 Dec. 1642; and Hepzibah, 28 Feb. 1645; whose bapt. and others we kn. not, perhaps bec. rec. fail us in the mid. of 1642 for many yrs. He join. the ch. 8 July 1643, was made freem. next yr. and d. a. 1653, as did his w. and their inv. was tak., 1 Apr. 1654.
  • Source: S30 Abbreviation: Vital Records of Charlestown to the Year 1850 Vol. Title: Joslyn, Roger D., Vital Records of Charlestown to the Year 1850 Vol. 1 (Boston : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1984-1995) Repository: #R9 Page: p. 7 Data: Text: CHARLESTOWN VITAL REC.ORDS CONT CONT p. 7 CONT CONT Hannah, dau. of Wm Smith & Anne his wife, b. 27 (7) 1639. CONT Nathanael, son of Wm. Smith & Anne his wife, b. 25 (11) 1640. CONT CONT p. 9 CONT Hepthtzibah Smith, dau. of William & Anne, b. 28 (12) 1644.
  • Repository: R9 Name: Fiske Genealogical Library Address: 1644 43rd Avenue E CONT Seattle, WA 98112 Address 1: 1644 43rd Avenue E Address 2: Seattle, WA 98112 Phone Number: (206) 328-2716
  • Source: S32 Abbreviation: The history of Charlestown, Massachusetts Title: Richard Frothingham, Jr., The history of Charlestown, Massachusetts (Boston : Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1845.) Note: FHL US/CAN Film 1597906 Item 1 Repository: #R1 Page: Page 153 Data: Text: Nathaniel is listed as a house owner in 1658. CONT CONT Nath. Smith hous CONT Wood in acres: 4 CONT Commons: 1
  • Source: S329 Abbreviation: Essex Antiquarian Title: , "," Essex Antiquarian Repository: #R12 Page: Page 153 Data: Text: Nathaniel is listed as a house owner in 1658. CONT CONT Nath. Smith hous CONT Wood in acres: 4 CONT Commons: 19
  • Source: S362 Abbreviation: The History of Haverhill, Massachusetts Title: Benjamin L. Mirick, John Greenleaf Whittier, The History of Haverhill, Massachusetts (:, 1832) Text: Loading.. CONT CONT To add to the horrors of savage warfare, the small CONT pox broke out among the inhabitants. This loathsome CONT and deadly disease was then but little understood, and CONT was much more terrific than at the present day. The CONT town seems to have been somewhat alarmed, and about CONT this time, ordered a pest-house to be erected, which was CONT situated on the hill, east of the house now occupied by CONT Mr. Joseph Bradley. We can learn of but six persona CONT who died with this disease. They were Abraham Hen- CONT drick, Mary Ford, and her daughter Mary, Josiah Starling, CONT Ruth Hartshorne, and Thomas Marsh. The records CONT say that John Stockbridge " went to sea and died CONT of the small pox." A party of Indians approached them while they were at work, and shot Mr. Parker dead on the spot; the boy ran in an opposite direction from the smoke of the assailants, and, by concealing himself in the tall grass, escaped uninjured, and was the first to bear the melancholy tidings to Mr. Parker's family.* CONT Samuel Swan, son of Robert Swan, sen., wantonly CONT stabbed a valuable horse belonging to Capt. Simon CONT Wainwright, with " a half pike." At the Court holden CONT on the 25th of September, Samuel Ingalls swore to the CONT following testimony, which we insert merely for the oddity CONT of its expressions. It is copied correctly from the CONT Court Records. He says—" I and samuel swan was at CONT work to gether in the field of Robert Swan jun and CONT goodman Swan sen came to us and asked us to goe into CONT the hous with him and then he asked Sam1 why he stab- CONT ed mr Wainwright horse—Samuel said nothing—then CONT said his father to him what is the reason yo doe wickedly CONT in sinning against God in abusing the dum creature CONT and his father was so grievd at it yt he weped and then CONT he said I am resolved I will give you coreksion and CONT then he pulled of his close to his shurt and took a stick CONT as big as a good ordinary nailing rod and then he took CONT Sami by one hand and streek him as hard I thought aa CONT he was cable to strike and streek him many blows. His CONT father was a considerable while beating him and Samuel * CONT Tradition. CONT Loading... CONT Loading... CONT Loading... CONT Loading... CONT Loading... CONT Loading... CONT Loading... CONT Loading... CONT 1692. CONT The witchcraft delusion, so celebrated in the annals CONT of New-England History, commenced in February, in CONT Danvcrs. Within six months, thirteen women and six CONT men were hung, and one man was pressed to death. CONT More than one hundred other persons were imprisoned CONT within the same time. This fatal delusion, which hung CONT like a tempest-cloud over the whole Colony, showering CONT death and infamy upon those who should be convicted CONT of the diabolical charge, and carrying terror to CONT the hearts of men, did not make its appearance, either CONT in this town, or Ncwbury. There was not a solitary instance CONT of the kind to stain the characters of our fathers. CONT 2d March. Nathaniel Smith and his wife were presented CONT for drunkenness, " and especially upon the 27th of CONT January last." The Court Files say:—" at 9 1-2 P. M., CONT the said Smith's wife came to the house of Samuel CONT Child, in said Haverhill, being very drunk, hardly able CONT to speak for drink, and was very abusive to the great CONT disturbance of the said Samuel's family." CONT The following letter was written by Nathaniel Sal- CONT tonstall, Esq., to the Court holden at Salem. Stephen Dow, 3d., and Daniel Ladd, jun., were chosen jurymen. " CONT HAVERHILL, March 29, 1692. CONT Gentlemen, proceed, I beseech you, and if in any CONT case there wants a cypher to be added to the number ( CONT as soon as I can) you shall have me. I cannot compliment— CONT I have not time for any thing now but to tell CONT you, gentlemen, I am your servant. Gentlemen:—I do not remember since I belonged to any Court, that a greater or so strong a desire to give my personal appearance at any time than now. Business, transient business, hinders me not. The affaires of ye court (all y' I have yet heard of,) divert me not. My heart is with you and my prayer shall be for you. Were I with you 1 could not set in court to hear any case; and besides that, this very day I have met with such a fall that puts me by any possibilitie of moving this day. If I may be capable of serving the country tomorrow, I purpose to come, and do w' I can. I'll try in the morning. CONT NATHANIEL SALTONSTALL." Repository: #R42 Page: Pages 71-72 Data: Text: Loading.. CONT CONT To add to the horrors of savage warfare, the small CONT pox broke out among the inhabitants. This loathsome CONT and deadly disease was then but little understood, and CONT was much more terrific than at the present day. The CONT town seems to have been somewhat alarmed, and about CONT this time, ordered a pest-house to be erected, which was CONT situated on the hill, east of the house now occupied by CONT Mr. Joseph Bradley. We can learn of but six persona CONT who died with this disease. They were Abraham Hen- CONT drick, Mary Ford, and her daughter Mary, Josiah Starling, CONT Ruth Hartshorne, and Thomas Marsh. The records CONT say that John Stockbridge " went to sea and died CONT of the small pox." A party of Indians approached them while they were at work, and shot Mr. Parker dead on the spot; the boy ran in an opposite direction from the smoke of the assailants, and, by concealing himself in the tall grass, escaped uninjured, and was the first to bear the melancholy tidings to Mr. Parker's family.* CONT Samuel Swan, son of Robert Swan, sen., wantonly CONT stabbed a valuable horse belonging to Capt. Simon CONT Wainwright, with " a half pike." At the Court holden CONT on the 25th of September, Samuel Ingalls swore to the CONT following testimony, which we insert merely for the oddity CONT of its expressions. It is copied correctly from the CONT Court Records. He says-" I and samuel swan was at CONT work to gether in the field of Robert Swan jun and CONT goodman Swan sen came to us and asked us to goe into CONT the hous with him and then he asked Sam1 why he stab- CONT ed mr Wainwright horse-Samuel said nothing-then CONT said his father to him what is the reason yo doe wickedly CONT in sinning against God in abusing the dum creature CONT and his father was so grievd at it yt he weped and then CONT he said I am resolved I will give you coreksion and CONT then he pulled of his close to his shurt and took a stick CONT as big as a good ordinary nailing rod and then he took CONT Sami by one hand and streek him as hard I thought aa CONT he was cable to strike and streek him many blows. His CONT father was a considerable while beating him and Samuel * CONT Tradition. CONT Loading... CONT 1692. CONT The witchcraft delusion, so celebrated in the annals CONT of New-England History, commenced in February, in CONT Danvcrs. Within six months, thirteen women and six CONT men were hung, and one man was pressed to death. CONT More than one hundred other persons were imprisoned CONT within the same time. This fatal delusion, which hung CONT like a tempest-cloud over the whole Colony, showering CONT death and infamy upon those who should be convicted CONT of the diabolical charge, and carrying terror to CONT the hearts of men, did not make its appearance, either CONT in this town, or Ncwbury. There was not a solitary instance CONT of the kind to stain the characters of our fathers. CONT 2d March. Nathaniel Smith and his wife were presented CONT for drunkenness, " and especially upon the 27th of CONT January last." The Court Files say:-" at 9 1-2 P. M., CONT the said Smith's wife came to the house of Samuel CONT Child, in said Haverhill, being very drunk, hardly able CONT to speak for drink, and was very abusive to the great CONT disturbance of the said Samuel's family." CONT The following letter was written by Nathaniel Sal- CONT tonstall, Esq., to the Court holden at Salem. Stephen Dow, 3d., and Daniel Ladd, jun., were chosen jurymen. " CONT HAVERHILL, March 29, 1692. CONT Gentlemen, proceed, I beseech you, and if in any CONT case there wants a cypher to be added to the number ( CONT as soon as I can) you shall have me. I cannot compliment- CONT I have not time for any thing now but to tell CONT you, gentlemen, I am your servant. Gentlemen:-I do not remember since I belonged to any Court, that a greater or so strong a desire to give my personal appearance at any time than now. Business, transient business, hinders me not. The affaires of ye court (all y' I have yet heard of,) divert me not. My heart is with you and my prayer shall be for you. Were I with you 1 could not set in court to hear any case; and besides that, this very day I have met with such a fall that puts me by any possibilitie of moving this day. If I may be capable of serving the country tomorrow, I purpose to come, and do w' I can. I'll try in the morning. CONT NATHANIEL SALTONSTALL."
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  • Source: S366 Abbreviation: Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County Title: Edited by George Francis Dow, Transcribed and Abstracted from the Original Manuscript by Harriet S. Tapley, compiler, Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County (: the Essex Institute, 1911-1975) Page: Volume IV, Pages 128-132 Data: Text: Page 128: CONT CONT COURT HELD AT SALISBURY 13: 2: 1669. CONT CONT Page 132: CONT CONT Stephen Dowe and Nathaniell Smithe took the freeman's oath.
  • Source: S367 Abbreviation: Probate Records of Essex County Title: Dow, George Francis, Probate Records oof Essex County (Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institue, 1917) Page: Volume 1, Page 300 Data: Text: possibly this Nathaniel: CONT CONT Hampton Quarterly Court Records, vol. 2, leaves 22, 23. CONT CONT To sundry claymes of debts:.. CONT CONT Nath. Smith, a coffin, 1s. 6d.
  • Source: S383 Abbreviation: Town records of Haverhill, Mass., ca. 1641-1791 Title: , Town records of Haverhill, Mass., ca. 1641-1791 (:,) Repository: #R12 Call Number: Mss 729 Page: Pages 68, 111-112, 299, 521-522
  • Source: S430 Abbreviation: The History of Haverhill, Massachusetts, from Its First Settlement, in 1640, to Title: George Wingate Chase, editor, The History of Haverhill, Massachusetts, from Its First Settlement, in 1640, to the Year 1860: From Its First Settlement, in 1640, to the Year 1860 (Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA: Pub. by the author, 1861) Page: Page 93
  • Source: S444 Abbreviation: Massachusetts Applications of Freemen, 1630-91 Title: "Massachusetts Applications of Freemen, 1630-91," database, ancestry, ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); extracted from (N.p.:n.p.n.d.).
  • Source: S445 Abbreviation: The ancestry and genealogy of Thomas Grover Title: Compiled by Joel P. Grover, The ancestry and genealogy of Thomas Grover (n.d.), ; digital images, (: accessed . Repository: #R70 Page: 5 October 2009; 273-275 Data: Text: SMITH CONT CONT William Smith, b. abt 1610, in England CONT Married Ann __________, about 1630-35, and came to New England abt 1638, settline in Boston and Charlestown, Mass. CONT Their son Nathaneial Smith b. 25 Jan. 1640/41, Boston, Mass.; bpt. 31 Jan. 1640/41, at Charlestown, Mass., d. - 1 Nov. 1692, CONT at Haverhill, Mass.; M - 14 May 1663, Haverhill, Elizabeth Ladd, (b. 11 Dec. 1640, Salisbury, Mass.); da. of Daniel Ladd and CONT _________) CONT CONT Elizabeth b. 15 Feb 1663/64, Haverhill, Mass.; M - 24 Jan. 1681, Benjamin Grelee (or Greely). CONT Ann, b. 5 Mar 1665/66, Haverhill, Mass. CONT Nathaniel, b. 3 Mar. 1667/68, Haverhill, CONT Samuel, b. 22 Apr. 1670, Haverhill; d - 26 Jan. 1748, "77 yrs"; M - 30 Nov. 1693, Abigail Emerson. CONT Mary, b. 18 Apr. 1672 CONT Daniel, b. 14 Nov. 1674, Haverhill. CONT Sarah, b. 23 Nov. 1677, Haverhill. CONT William, b. 16 Sept. 1680, Haverhill; M - 1708-10, Hannah Hartshorne. CONT Lidia, b. 16 Sept. 1682, Haverhill. CONT Ezekiel, b. 1 May 1684, Haverhill, Mass. CONT CONT Samuel Smith, "of Newbury, Mass", was born 22 Apr. 1670, at Haverhill, Mass,; CONT died 26 Jan. 1747/48, age "77 yrs", at Haverhill; M - 30 Nov. 1693, at Haverhill, CONT Abigail Emerson (b. 20 Nov. 1671, at Haverhill; da. of Michael and Hannah (Webster) CONT Emerson, of Haverhill. CONT CONT Hannah, b. 17 Aug. 1694, Haverhill, Mass.; M - 7 Feb 1714/15 Eprhaim Roberts. CONT Samuel, b. 1 May 1696, Haverhill, M - (1) 14 Jan. 1719/20, Sarah George; (2) CONT abt. 1730, Hannah Page. CONT Jonathon, b. 22 Aug. 1698, Haverhill, Mass. CONT Abigail, b. 8 May 1700, Haverhill; M - 13 Nov. 1718, Samuel Younglove. CONT Mehitabell, b. 22 Feb. 1701/02, Haverhill, M - 30 Nov. 1712, Richard Mercer. CONT Mary, b. 18 May 1704, Haverhill; M - 31 Dec., 1719, Joseph Greely. CONT Sarah, bpt. 2 June 1706, Haverhill; M - 24 Feb. 1724/25, William George. CONT Nathaniel, bpt. 18 July 1708, Haverhill; M 19 Nov. 1739, Ruth Emery. CONT Timothy, bpt. 10 June 1711, Haverhill; d. - 22 May 1716. CONT Suzannah, bpt. 10 May 1713, Haverhill; M - 17 Dec. 1730, Aaron Kimball. CONT
  • Repository: R70 Name: hertiagequest Address:
  • Source: S446 Abbreviation: The Pioneers of Massachusetts: A Descriptive List, Drawn from Records of the Colonies, Towns, and Churches, and Other Contemporaneous Documents Title: Charles Henry Pope, The Pioneers of Massachusetts: A Descriptive List, Drawn from Records of the Colonies, Towns, and Churches, and Other Contemporaneous Documents (N.p.: n.p., 2007).
  • Source: S46 Abbreviation: A Genealogical Dictionary of the First New England Title: James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First New England Settlers Before 1692 (http://www.usgennet.org/usa/vt/state/savage/) Repository: #R10 Page: Volume 4, Pages Smith - Smith #2 Data: Text: SMITH. CONT CONT NATHANIEL, Charlestown, a householder in 1658. CONT CONT NATHANIEL, Haverhill, m. 14 May 1663, Elizabeth had, perhaps d. of Daniel, was, freem. 1668. CONT CONT CONT SMITH. CONT �WILLIAM, Charlestown, adm. an inhab. 1638, by w. Ann had Ann, b. 27 Sept. 1639, bapt. 27 Sept. 1640, his w. join the ch. on Sunday preced. Nathaniel, 25, bapt. 31 Jan. 1641; Mary b. 20 Dec. 1642; and Hepzibah, 28 Feb. 1645; whose bapt. and others we kn. not, perhaps bec. rec. fail us in the mid. of 1642 for many yrs. He join. the ch. 8 July 1643, was made freem. next yr. and d. a. 1653, as did his w. and their inv. was tak., 1 Apr. 1654.
  • Repository: R10 Name: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/newengland/savage Address:
  • Source: S5 Abbreviation: Manuscript of Rev. Joseph Smith son of Timothy Smith Title: Rev. Joseph Smith with addtions by Hattie M. Smith and Mrs. W.H. Burke, Manuscript of Rev. Joseph Smith son of Timothy Smith Repository: #R2
  • Repository: R2 Name: Haverhill Public Library Address: 99 Main Street CONT Haverhill, MA 01830Gregory Laing, Curator Address 1: 99 Main Street Address 2: Haverhill, MA 01830Gregory Laing, Curator Phone Number: (978) 373-1586, x642
  • Source: S52 Abbreviation: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register Title: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register Repository: #R12 2
  • Source: S54 Abbreviation: Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 Title: Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 Repository: #R12 Page: 729 Data: Text: Year Family Name Record Record Type Town CONT 1663 LADD Elizabeth, and Nathaniel Smith, May 14, 1663. Marriage Haverhill <http://www.newenglandancestors.org/research/database/vital_records/?page_id=792&seq_num=100051>
  • Source: S580 Abbreviation: Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620-1988 Title: Ancestry, "Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620-1988," database, Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620-1988 (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2495: accessed ), . Repository: #R15 80
  • Source: S68 Abbreviation: Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachuset Title: David W. Hoyt, Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts vol 1 (Snow & Farnham. Providence. 1897.) Repository: #R13 Page: pages 228-229 Data: Text: 1 DANIEL1 LADD, of Salisbury and Haverhill, "husbandman," recd. land in S. in the "first division" and in 1640; m. Ann (???), who d. Feb. 10, 1694[Hv]. He came to this country in the "Mary and John" of London, 1633; was at Ip. in 1637; at S. in 1639; settled in Hv. bef. 1646; d. July 27, 1693[Hv]; will proved Jan. 9, 1694-5. Children: CONT 2 I ELIZABETH,2 b. Dec. 11, 1640[S]; m. May 14, 1663[Hv], Nathaniel �Smith. �3 II DANIEL,2 b. Sep. 26, 1642[S]; m. Nov. 24, 1668[Hv], LYDIA2 SINGLETARY �(Richard1); res. Hv.; served in King Philip's war, 1676; oath �al. Nov., 1677; rep. 1693-4. No chil. �4 III LYDIA,2 b. June 8, 1645[S]; m. May 15, 1669, (3) JOSIAH2 GAGE. �5 IV MARY,2 b. Feb. 14, 1646-7[Hv]; m. July 31, 1682[Nb], Caleb Richardson �of Nb. �6 V SAMUEL,2 b. Nov. 1, 1649[Hv]; m. Dec. 1, 1674, MARTHA2 CORLISS. + �7 VI NATHANIEL,2 b. March 10, 1651-2[Hv]; m. July 12, 1678, Elizabeth Gilman. �+ �8 VII EZEKIEL,2 b. Sep. 16, 1654[Hv]; m. Nov. 30, 1687[Hv], Mary Folsom �(Samuel); oath al. at Hv. Nov., 1677; res. Hv., Exeter, and Stratham, �N. H. Chil. b. at Hv.: Lydia,3 b. Feb. 18, 1688; Mary,3 b. Jan. 17, �1690; a child,3 b. May 6, 1693; Nathaniel,3 b. Nov. 12, 1695. �9 VIII SARAH,2 b. Nov. 4, 1657[Hv]; m. Dec. 8, 1685[Hv], Onesiphorus Marsh, Jr.
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  • Source: S88 Abbreviation: The Ladd Family, a Genealogical and Biographical M Title: Warren Ladd of New Bedford, The Ladd Family, a Genealogical and Biographical Memior of the Descendants of Daniel Ladd, of Haverhill, Mass., etc. (Edmund Anthony and Sons, New Bedford, Mass., 1890) Repository: #R2



Birth

Vital Records of Charlestown
03 NOV 1640
Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA[32][33][34][35][36]

Death

01 NOV 1692
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA[37][38]

Event

Date
29 APR 1668
Massachusetts, USA[39]

Residence

29 APR 1668
Massachusetts, USA[40]

Marriage

FAM
@I24373@
@I21752@
@I24008@
to Father: Natural
to Mother: Natural
14 MAY 1663
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA[41][42][43][44][45][46][47][48][49][50]

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  3. Source: #S30 Page: pages 7 & 9 Data: Text: CHARLESTOWN VITAL REC.ORDS CONT CONT p. 7 CONT CONT Hannah, dau. of Wm Smith & Anne his wife, b. 27 (7) 1639. CONT Nathanael, son of Wm. Smith & Anne his wife, b. 25 (11) 1640. CONT Mary, dau. of Wm. Smith & Anne his wife, b. 20 (10) 1642. CONT CONT p. 9 CONT Hepthtzibah Smith, dau. of William & Anne, b. 28 (12) 1644.
  4. Source: #S52 Page: Volume 4, Page 270 Data: Text: Early Records of Boston CONT CONT p. 267 CONT [CHARLESTOWN.---Continued from page 184. CONT CONT p.270 CONT CONT Hannah the daughr of William Smith & Anne his wife Smith. CONT was borne 27o.(7o.)1639. CONT Nathanael the sonne of Wm Smith & Anne his wife CONT was borne 25o(11o.)1640. CONT Mary the daughtr of Wm Smith & Anne his wife CONT was borne 20o.(10o)1642.
  5. Source: #S580 Page: downloaded; 4 April 2012; birth of Nathanael Smith Data: Text: Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620-1988 CONT Name: Nathanael Smith CONT Birth Date: 25 Nov 1640 CONT Event Type: Birth CONT Event City: Boston CONT Father Name: William Smith CONT Mother Name: Anne Smith CONT CONT Source Information: CONT Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. CONT Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook). CONT CONT Description: CONT Town records in this database provide birth, marriage, and death details going back to the Massachusetts’ earliest days as a colony.
  6. Source: #S329 Page: Volume 4, page 140 Data: Text: View CONT 1900 (Pub. Yr.) CONT Nathanell Smithe CONT Vol. 4 : Pg. 140 CONT Journal Page CONT Essex Antiquarian CONT CONT HAVERHILL MARRIAGES CONT CONT Nathanell Smithe and Elezabeth Lad, May 14, 1663.
  7. Source: #S28 Page: Volume 2, page 872 Data: Text: WILLIAM 6. Inhabitant 1637; tailor; adm. church 8 (5) 1643; herdman 1645; m. ANNA ....., who was adm. church 23 (7) 1640, and d. prior to 1654. Issue, ----i. Anna, bapt. 27 (7) 1640. ii. Nathaniel, Jan. 25 (bapt. 31) 1640-1. iii. Mary, b. Dec. 20, 1642. iv. Hephzibah, Feb. 28, 1644-5. CONT CONT ESTATE. --- To have planting ground by pond, 1638. CONT CONT POSSESSIONS, 1638, 3 lots (1) House NW of Mill hill - E, Middle st.; w, crooked lane; N, Richard White, S, Lewis Hewlett. (2) 5 acres woods Mystic field --- S W woodsl N E, Samual Hall; N W Joseph Cetcherall; S E, John Burrage. (3) 10 acres in Waterfield --- N W, George Hutchinson; S E, R. Miller; S W, J. Cetherall; N E J. Burrage. CONT CONT WILL, 15 (2) 1647, devised to wife, house bo't of Samuel Carter, chn. Nathaniel and Anna named. CONT CONT INVENTORY of W. Smith and wife, 1 (2) 1654; House #20; total #23. Rented to John Green. The daughters were maintained 11 weeks by T. Bridgen.
  8. Source: #S30 Page: pages 7 & 9 Data: Text: CHARLESTOWN VITAL REC.ORDS CONT CONT p. 7 CONT CONT Hannah, dau. of Wm Smith & Anne his wife, b. 27 (7) 1639. CONT Nathanael, son of Wm. Smith & Anne his wife, b. 25 (11) 1640. CONT Mary, dau. of Wm. Smith & Anne his wife, b. 20 (10) 1642. CONT CONT p. 9 CONT Hepthtzibah Smith, dau. of William & Anne, b. 28 (12) 1644.
  9. Source: #S52 Page: Volume 4, Page 270 Data: Text: Early Records of Boston CONT CONT p. 267 CONT [CHARLESTOWN.---Continued from page 184. CONT CONT p.270 CONT CONT Hannah the daughr of William Smith & Anne his wife Smith. CONT was borne 27o.(7o.)1639. CONT Nathanael the sonne of Wm Smith & Anne his wife CONT was borne 25o(11o.)1640. CONT Mary the daughtr of Wm Smith & Anne his wife CONT was borne 20o.(10o)1642.
  10. Source: #S445 Page: 5 October 2009; 273-275 Data: Text: SMITH CONT CONT William Smith, b. abt 1610, in England CONT Married Ann __________, about 1630-35, and came to New England abt 1638, settline in Boston and Charlestown, Mass. CONT Their son Nathaneial Smith b. 25 Jan. 1640/41, Boston, Mass.; bpt. 31 Jan. 1640/41, at Charlestown, Mass., d. - 1 Nov. 1692, CONT at Haverhill, Mass.; M - 14 May 1663, Haverhill, Elizabeth Ladd, (b. 11 Dec. 1640, Salisbury, Mass.); da. of Daniel Ladd and CONT _________) CONT CONT Elizabeth b. 15 Feb 1663/64, Haverhill, Mass.; M - 24 Jan. 1681, Benjamin Grelee (or Greely). CONT Ann, b. 5 Mar 1665/66, Haverhill, Mass. CONT Nathaniel, b. 3 Mar. 1667/68, Haverhill, CONT Samuel, b. 22 Apr. 1670, Haverhill; d - 26 Jan. 1748, "77 yrs"; M - 30 Nov. 1693, Abigail Emerson. CONT Mary, b. 18 Apr. 1672 CONT Daniel, b. 14 Nov. 1674, Haverhill. CONT Sarah, b. 23 Nov. 1677, Haverhill. CONT William, b. 16 Sept. 1680, Haverhill; M - 1708-10, Hannah Hartshorne. CONT Lidia, b. 16 Sept. 1682, Haverhill. CONT Ezekiel, b. 1 May 1684, Haverhill, Mass. CONT CONT Samuel Smith, "of Newbury, Mass", was born 22 Apr. 1670, at Haverhill, Mass,; CONT died 26 Jan. 1747/48, age "77 yrs", at Haverhill; M - 30 Nov. 1693, at Haverhill, CONT Abigail Emerson (b. 20 Nov. 1671, at Haverhill; da. of Michael and Hannah (Webster) CONT Emerson, of Haverhill. CONT CONT Hannah, b. 17 Aug. 1694, Haverhill, Mass.; M - 7 Feb 1714/15 Eprhaim Roberts. CONT Samuel, b. 1 May 1696, Haverhill, M - (1) 14 Jan. 1719/20, Sarah George; (2) CONT abt. 1730, Hannah Page. CONT Jonathon, b. 22 Aug. 1698, Haverhill, Mass. CONT Abigail, b. 8 May 1700, Haverhill; M - 13 Nov. 1718, Samuel Younglove. CONT Mehitabell, b. 22 Feb. 1701/02, Haverhill, M - 30 Nov. 1712, Richard Mercer. CONT Mary, b. 18 May 1704, Haverhill; M - 31 Dec., 1719, Joseph Greely. CONT Sarah, bpt. 2 June 1706, Haverhill; M - 24 Feb. 1724/25, William George. CONT Nathaniel, bpt. 18 July 1708, Haverhill; M 19 Nov. 1739, Ruth Emery. CONT Timothy, bpt. 10 June 1711, Haverhill; d. - 22 May 1716. CONT Suzannah, bpt. 10 May 1713, Haverhill; M - 17 Dec. 1730, Aaron Kimball. CONT
  11. Source: #S446 Data: Text: SMITH CONT CONT William, tailor, Charlestown, inhabitant in 1637, adm. chh. 8 (4) 1643, frm. May 29, 1644. Wife Hannah or Anne, adm. chh. 23 (7) 1640; ch. Hannah or Anne b. and bapt. 27 (7) 1644, Nathaniel b. 25 (11), bapt. 3 (11) 1640, Mary b. 20 (10) 1642, Hephzibah b. 28 (12) 1644. CONT CONT Inventory, dated 1 (2) 1654, of the est. of William Smith of Charlestown and of his wife, both deceased.
  12. Source: #S580 Page: downloaded; 4 April 2012; birth of Nathanael Smith Data: Text: Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620-1988 CONT Name: Nathanael Smith CONT Birth Date: 25 Nov 1640 CONT Event Type: Birth CONT Event City: Boston CONT Father Name: William Smith CONT Mother Name: Anne Smith CONT CONT Source Information: CONT Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. CONT Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook). CONT CONT Description: CONT Town records in this database provide birth, marriage, and death details going back to the Massachusetts’ earliest days as a colony.
  13. Source: #S445 Page: 5 October 2009; 273-275 Data: Text: SMITH CONT CONT William Smith, b. abt 1610, in England CONT Married Ann __________, about 1630-35, and came to New England abt 1638, settline in Boston and Charlestown, Mass. CONT Their son Nathaneial Smith b. 25 Jan. 1640/41, Boston, Mass.; bpt. 31 Jan. 1640/41, at Charlestown, Mass., d. - 1 Nov. 1692, CONT at Haverhill, Mass.; M - 14 May 1663, Haverhill, Elizabeth Ladd, (b. 11 Dec. 1640, Salisbury, Mass.); da. of Daniel Ladd and CONT _________) CONT CONT Elizabeth b. 15 Feb 1663/64, Haverhill, Mass.; M - 24 Jan. 1681, Benjamin Grelee (or Greely). CONT Ann, b. 5 Mar 1665/66, Haverhill, Mass. CONT Nathaniel, b. 3 Mar. 1667/68, Haverhill, CONT Samuel, b. 22 Apr. 1670, Haverhill; d - 26 Jan. 1748, "77 yrs"; M - 30 Nov. 1693, Abigail Emerson. CONT Mary, b. 18 Apr. 1672 CONT Daniel, b. 14 Nov. 1674, Haverhill. CONT Sarah, b. 23 Nov. 1677, Haverhill. CONT William, b. 16 Sept. 1680, Haverhill; M - 1708-10, Hannah Hartshorne. CONT Lidia, b. 16 Sept. 1682, Haverhill. CONT Ezekiel, b. 1 May 1684, Haverhill, Mass. CONT CONT Samuel Smith, "of Newbury, Mass", was born 22 Apr. 1670, at Haverhill, Mass,; CONT died 26 Jan. 1747/48, age "77 yrs", at Haverhill; M - 30 Nov. 1693, at Haverhill, CONT Abigail Emerson (b. 20 Nov. 1671, at Haverhill; da. of Michael and Hannah (Webster) CONT Emerson, of Haverhill. CONT CONT Hannah, b. 17 Aug. 1694, Haverhill, Mass.; M - 7 Feb 1714/15 Eprhaim Roberts. CONT Samuel, b. 1 May 1696, Haverhill, M - (1) 14 Jan. 1719/20, Sarah George; (2) CONT abt. 1730, Hannah Page. CONT Jonathon, b. 22 Aug. 1698, Haverhill, Mass. CONT Abigail, b. 8 May 1700, Haverhill; M - 13 Nov. 1718, Samuel Younglove. CONT Mehitabell, b. 22 Feb. 1701/02, Haverhill, M - 30 Nov. 1712, Richard Mercer. CONT Mary, b. 18 May 1704, Haverhill; M - 31 Dec., 1719, Joseph Greely. CONT Sarah, bpt. 2 June 1706, Haverhill; M - 24 Feb. 1724/25, William George. CONT Nathaniel, bpt. 18 July 1708, Haverhill; M 19 Nov. 1739, Ruth Emery. CONT Timothy, bpt. 10 June 1711, Haverhill; d. - 22 May 1716. CONT Suzannah, bpt. 10 May 1713, Haverhill; M - 17 Dec. 1730, Aaron Kimball. CONT
  14. Source: #S446 Data: Text: SMITH CONT CONT William, tailor, Charlestown, inhabitant in 1637, adm. chh. 8 (4) 1643, frm. May 29, 1644. Wife Hannah or Anne, adm. chh. 23 (7) 1640; ch. Hannah or Anne b. and bapt. 27 (7) 1644, Nathaniel b. 25 (11), bapt. 3 (11) 1640, Mary b. 20 (10) 1642, Hephzibah b. 28 (12) 1644. CONT CONT Inventory, dated 1 (2) 1654, of the est. of William Smith of Charlestown and of his wife, both deceased.
  15. Source: #S28 Page: Volume 2, page 872 Data: Text: WILLIAM 6. Inhabitant 1637; tailor; adm. church 8 (5) 1643; herdman 1645; m. ANNA ....., who was adm. church 23 (7) 1640, and d. prior to 1654. Issue, ----i. Anna, bapt. 27 (7) 1640. ii. Nathaniel, Jan. 25 (bapt. 31) 1640-1. iii. Mary, b. Dec. 20, 1642. iv. Hephzibah, Feb. 28, 1644-5. CONT CONT ESTATE. --- To have planting ground by pond, 1638. CONT CONT POSSESSIONS, 1638, 3 lots (1) House NW of Mill hill - E, Middle st.; w, crooked lane; N, Richard White, S, Lewis Hewlett. (2) 5 acres woods Mystic field --- S W woodsl N E, Samual Hall; N W Joseph Cetcherall; S E, John Burrage. (3) 10 acres in Waterfield --- N W, George Hutchinson; S E, R. Miller; S W, J. Cetherall; N E J. Burrage. CONT CONT WILL, 15 (2) 1647, devised to wife, house bo't of Samuel Carter, chn. Nathaniel and Anna named. CONT CONT INVENTORY of W. Smith and wife, 1 (2) 1654; House #20; total #23. Rented to John Green. The daughters were maintained 11 weeks by T. Bridgen.
  16. Source: #S445 Page: 5 October 2009; 273-275 Data: Text: SMITH CONT CONT William Smith, b. abt 1610, in England CONT Married Ann __________, about 1630-35, and came to New England abt 1638, settline in Boston and Charlestown, Mass. CONT Their son Nathaneial Smith b. 25 Jan. 1640/41, Boston, Mass.; bpt. 31 Jan. 1640/41, at Charlestown, Mass., d. - 1 Nov. 1692, CONT at Haverhill, Mass.; M - 14 May 1663, Haverhill, Elizabeth Ladd, (b. 11 Dec. 1640, Salisbury, Mass.); da. of Daniel Ladd and CONT _________) CONT CONT Elizabeth b. 15 Feb 1663/64, Haverhill, Mass.; M - 24 Jan. 1681, Benjamin Grelee (or Greely). CONT Ann, b. 5 Mar 1665/66, Haverhill, Mass. CONT Nathaniel, b. 3 Mar. 1667/68, Haverhill, CONT Samuel, b. 22 Apr. 1670, Haverhill; d - 26 Jan. 1748, "77 yrs"; M - 30 Nov. 1693, Abigail Emerson. CONT Mary, b. 18 Apr. 1672 CONT Daniel, b. 14 Nov. 1674, Haverhill. CONT Sarah, b. 23 Nov. 1677, Haverhill. CONT William, b. 16 Sept. 1680, Haverhill; M - 1708-10, Hannah Hartshorne. CONT Lidia, b. 16 Sept. 1682, Haverhill. CONT Ezekiel, b. 1 May 1684, Haverhill, Mass. CONT CONT Samuel Smith, "of Newbury, Mass", was born 22 Apr. 1670, at Haverhill, Mass,; CONT died 26 Jan. 1747/48, age "77 yrs", at Haverhill; M - 30 Nov. 1693, at Haverhill, CONT Abigail Emerson (b. 20 Nov. 1671, at Haverhill; da. of Michael and Hannah (Webster) CONT Emerson, of Haverhill. CONT CONT Hannah, b. 17 Aug. 1694, Haverhill, Mass.; M - 7 Feb 1714/15 Eprhaim Roberts. CONT Samuel, b. 1 May 1696, Haverhill, M - (1) 14 Jan. 1719/20, Sarah George; (2) CONT abt. 1730, Hannah Page. CONT Jonathon, b. 22 Aug. 1698, Haverhill, Mass. CONT Abigail, b. 8 May 1700, Haverhill; M - 13 Nov. 1718, Samuel Younglove. CONT Mehitabell, b. 22 Feb. 1701/02, Haverhill, M - 30 Nov. 1712, Richard Mercer. CONT Mary, b. 18 May 1704, Haverhill; M - 31 Dec., 1719, Joseph Greely. CONT Sarah, bpt. 2 June 1706, Haverhill; M - 24 Feb. 1724/25, William George. CONT Nathaniel, bpt. 18 July 1708, Haverhill; M 19 Nov. 1739, Ruth Emery. CONT Timothy, bpt. 10 June 1711, Haverhill; d. - 22 May 1716. CONT Suzannah, bpt. 10 May 1713, Haverhill; M - 17 Dec. 1730, Aaron Kimball. CONT
  17. Source: #S29 Page: Page 146 Data: Text: SMITH. CONT �WILLIAM, Charlestown, adm. an inhab. 1638, by w. Ann had Ann, b. 27 Sept. 1639, bapt. 27 Sept. 1640, his w. join the ch. on Sunday preced. Nathaniel, 25, bapt. 31 Jan. 1641; Mary b. 20 Dec. 1642; and Hepzibah, 28 Feb. 1645; whose bapt. and others we kn. not, perhaps bec. rec. fail us in the mid. of 1642 for many yrs. He join. the ch. 8 July 1643, was made freem. next yr. and d. a. 1653, as did his w. and their inv. was tak., 1 Apr. 1654.
  18. Source: #S52 Page: Volume 25, Page 339 Data: Text: 1871.] Record-Book of the First Church in Charlestown. 339 CONT CONT The year -- 1640 - - - CONT CONT 7th mo-day 27 Anna smith the daughter of william Smith and off CONT Hanna his wiffe -- was Baptized. CONT CONT 11th mo-day 3i- Nathaniell smith the son of william smith and off CONT Anna his wiffe -- was Baptized. CONT
  19. Source: #S28 Page: 345 Data: Text: FIFIELD, Giles CONT CONT ESTATE--Buys of John Cloyse, house &c., 1660. Of Nathaniel Smith, house 30 or 40 feet., square, 1662-3, rec. 1664-5. Of John Knight, land near ship-yard, 1671.
  20. Source: #S444 Data: Text: Massachusetts Applications of Freemen, 1630-91 Massachusetts Applications of Freemen, 1630-91 CONT Name: Nath. Smith CONT Date: 29 Apr 1668 CONT Residence: Haverill CONT Original Source: C. R., Vol. IV. p. 600. CONT CONT Source Information: CONT Ancestry.com. Massachusetts Applications of Freemen, 1630-91 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Original data: Paige, Lucius R.. List of Freemen of Massachusetts. Boston, MA, USA: New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 1849. CONT CONT Description: CONT Records relating to applications to be designated "free" in Massachusetts between 1630 and 1691
  21. Source: #S2 Page: Volume 3, pages 239-240 (1849) Data: Text: LIST OF FREEMEN. CONT . CONT . CONT . CONT Nath. Smith Haverhill
  22. Source: #S362 Page: pages 71-72
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  24. Source: #S445 Page: 5 October 2009; 273-275 Data: Text: SMITH CONT CONT William Smith, b. abt 1610, in England CONT Married Ann __________, about 1630-35, and came to New England abt 1638, settline in Boston and Charlestown, Mass. CONT Their son Nathaneial Smith b. 25 Jan. 1640/41, Boston, Mass.; bpt. 31 Jan. 1640/41, at Charlestown, Mass., d. - 1 Nov. 1692, CONT at Haverhill, Mass.; M - 14 May 1663, Haverhill, Elizabeth Ladd, (b. 11 Dec. 1640, Salisbury, Mass.); da. of Daniel Ladd and CONT _________) CONT CONT Elizabeth b. 15 Feb 1663/64, Haverhill, Mass.; M - 24 Jan. 1681, Benjamin Grelee (or Greely). CONT Ann, b. 5 Mar 1665/66, Haverhill, Mass. CONT Nathaniel, b. 3 Mar. 1667/68, Haverhill, CONT Samuel, b. 22 Apr. 1670, Haverhill; d - 26 Jan. 1748, "77 yrs"; M - 30 Nov. 1693, Abigail Emerson. CONT Mary, b. 18 Apr. 1672 CONT Daniel, b. 14 Nov. 1674, Haverhill. CONT Sarah, b. 23 Nov. 1677, Haverhill. CONT William, b. 16 Sept. 1680, Haverhill; M - 1708-10, Hannah Hartshorne. CONT Lidia, b. 16 Sept. 1682, Haverhill. CONT Ezekiel, b. 1 May 1684, Haverhill, Mass. CONT CONT Samuel Smith, "of Newbury, Mass", was born 22 Apr. 1670, at Haverhill, Mass,; CONT died 26 Jan. 1747/48, age "77 yrs", at Haverhill; M - 30 Nov. 1693, at Haverhill, CONT Abigail Emerson (b. 20 Nov. 1671, at Haverhill; da. of Michael and Hannah (Webster) CONT Emerson, of Haverhill. CONT CONT Hannah, b. 17 Aug. 1694, Haverhill, Mass.; M - 7 Feb 1714/15 Eprhaim Roberts. CONT Samuel, b. 1 May 1696, Haverhill, M - (1) 14 Jan. 1719/20, Sarah George; (2) CONT abt. 1730, Hannah Page. CONT Jonathon, b. 22 Aug. 1698, Haverhill, Mass. CONT Abigail, b. 8 May 1700, Haverhill; M - 13 Nov. 1718, Samuel Younglove. CONT Mehitabell, b. 22 Feb. 1701/02, Haverhill, M - 30 Nov. 1712, Richard Mercer. CONT Mary, b. 18 May 1704, Haverhill; M - 31 Dec., 1719, Joseph Greely. CONT Sarah, bpt. 2 June 1706, Haverhill; M - 24 Feb. 1724/25, William George. CONT Nathaniel, bpt. 18 July 1708, Haverhill; M 19 Nov. 1739, Ruth Emery. CONT Timothy, bpt. 10 June 1711, Haverhill; d. - 22 May 1716. CONT Suzannah, bpt. 10 May 1713, Haverhill; M - 17 Dec. 1730, Aaron Kimball. CONT
  25. Source: #S26 Data: Text: CONT CONT CONT CONT THE HAVERHILL EMERSON'S CONT CONT INTRODUCTORY CONT CONT Two men of this surname, Michael and Robert Emerson or Emerson, whom we know to have been brothers, appeared in the town of Haverhill very early in its history; the imperfect records do not show when they arrived in this country or whether they had a residence in any other plantation before making their home in Haverhill. Thomas Emerson, or "Emberson" as he signed himself in the deed to his son John in 1648, was one of the very earliest settlers of Ipswich, close by (a town, in fact, from which many of the founders of Haverhill came); and it is not at all unlikely that Michael and Robert may have been related to Thomas and either come over with him or joined him afterward and spent some years in Ipswich. Michael married an Ipswich girl, Robert one from Rowley, near by; but neither of them left traces of residing at the place where he found a bride. The fact that all the pioneers of Massachusetts were from England except a very small number who were uniformly specified in the records of the time as from some other country, and the abundant evidences of English traits and characteristics, make it entirely certain that the Haverhill and the Ipswich Emersons were natives and recent residents of England. CONT CONT Two books have been issued that treat of this subject: "The English Emersons," by Dr. Peter Henry Emerson, and "The Ipswich Emersons" by Prof. Benjamin Kendall Emerson and Capt. George A. Gordon—large, expensive works. The former presents vast numbers of abstracts of wills, records of Chancery proceedings, investigations after death into estates, etc., etc., and many brief sketches of families and individuals in various parts of Great Britain; shows many a coat of arms and other symbol; and also gives details of the ancestry and life of the writer who is a descendant of Thomas Emerson of Ipswich, born in Cuba, educated in and chiefly a resident of England. The conclusion of his researches is that Thomas Emerson of Ipswich was born at Bishop's Stortford in the county of Hertford, a little way from London, England, and spent some years there; and records of baptisms of children there, whose names are identical with Thomas' known children, are presented. Dr. Emerson failed to get cat pies of records at Bishop's Stortford for the years after the baptisms mentioned, or abstracts of wills or other documents which might show positively whether the persons concerned remained there, or whether Emersons of the parish that did remain mentioned the departure of some to America. This omission is serious, and the case is not absolutely settled until such investigation is made and reported. Dr. Emerson, however, was so far satisfied with the records found that he paid a large reward to Mr. Briggs who discovered them; and Prof. B. K. Emerson has adopted the solution of the problem offered by Dr. Emerson and gives it as a settled fact in "The Ipswich Emersons." CONT CONT One matter is very definitely interesting to us in studying the origin of the Haverhill men of this name, namely, the claim made by Prof. B. K. Emerson that Robert Emerson of Haverhill was the eldest son of Thomas Emerson of Ipswich! This cannot be correct, for Thomas was in Ipswich as early as 1638, perhaps two or three years earlier; never referred in any way to Robert; had a son John old enough to receive a deed of land and enter into a business covenant to maintain his parents, in the year 1648; while Robert did not appear here till much later, so far as any record goes, and was married, apparently for the first time, in 1658; at no time does Robert give any token of having had wife or child before, nor allude to the Ipswich Emersons; and he is always mentioned second when his name and Michael's are coupled, indicating that he was the younger of the two. Michael, moreover, lived until the year 1715, thus giving reason for the belief that he was not born earlier than 1625, and Robert, by all tokens here, must have been born several years later. CONT CONT The claim made in " The Ipswich Emersons " that Robert of Haverhill was the eldest son of Thomas and a native of Bishop's Stortford, was therefore a baseless and thoroughly improbable guess, which ought never to have been printed. While it may be yet discovered that Michael and Robert were natives of that parish and nearly related to Thomas of Ipswich, it is not right to assert as a fact what was only an assumption in the beginning and would have been seen to be impossible had a brief amount of investigation been given to Robert's record here. CONT CONT The Bishop's Stortford family is well worth studying, in connection with the Haverhill Emersons, because its first positively known representative, Robert Emberson or Emerson, was a "Currier," a trade akin to that of Michael who was a shoemaker; the name Michael has not been found yet at Stortford by the searchers employed there; Michael and Robert might have been sons of Robert's son John. We present the following copies of what the two books give on this point, that our readers may see and judge for themselves. CONT CONT 1. " ROBERT EMERSON" married at Bishop's Stortford Nov. 24, 1578, Susan Crabb. She was buried Nov. 20, 1626, aged 70. He was buried Jan. 6, 1620-1. His will, dated NOV. 7, 1620, proved Jan. 23,1620-1, is headed, "I, Robert Emberson of Stortford in County Herts Currier, being aged and sickly"; to wife Susan lands in S. called Muggells Dale, containing about 12 acres, near a field called Woodfield, to hold for her life with remainder after her death to Thomas Emberson, my eldest son; I give her also the messuage wherein I now dwell for the term of fifty years; afterward the same to go to Margaret my daughter now the wife of Thomas Browne of Southwarke for 50 years; after her decease to James Browne her son for all the term of years then to come. The residue of my goods to the said Susan for her life, and after her death to my four children Thomas, John, Anne and Margaret. (Com. Ct. of London.) CONT CONT Children, bapt. at Bishop's Stortford: CONT CONT i. Alice, bapt. Nov. 22,1579. CONT CONT ii. Margaret, bapt. Feb. 21,1581-2. CONT CONT 2. iii. Thomas, bapt. July 26, 1584. CONT CONT iv. John, mentioned in father's will. CONT CONT v. Anne, mentioned in father's will. CONT CONT vi. Robert, bapt. Apr. 12, 1596; not ment. in fat's will. CONT CONT 2. THOMAS2 (Robert') married July 1, 1611, Elizabeth Brewster. Mentioned in parish records of Bishop's Stortford as a collector for the poor in the year 1636. This man is claimed as the Ipswich, Mass., pioneer. CONT CONT Children recorded at S.: CONT CONT i. Robert, bapt. May 24, 1612; m. at S. Oct. 22, 1635, Elizabeth Grave; had ch. Elizabeth, bapt. Dec. 3, 1637; was recorded at S. as giving 4d to the poor in 1642. CONT CONT ii. Benjamin, bapt. Oct. 2, bun Oct. 27, 1614. CONT CONT iii. Ralfe, bapt. Oct. 19, 1615; bun June 8, 1626. CONT CONT iv. James, bapt. Feb. 16, 1617. CONT CONT v. Joseph, bapt. June 25, 1620. CONT CONT vi. Elizabeth, bapt. June 14, 1623. CONT CONT vii. John, bapt. Feb. 26, 1625. CONT CONT viii. Nathaniel, bapt. July 18, 1630. CONT CONT ix. Susan, bapt. Mar. 17, 1632. CONT CONT There is something very interesting if not convincing in the fact that the list of the Stortford Thomas' children contains the same name of the wife and six names of children the same as those known to be children of Thomas of Ipswich, namely Elizabeth, James, Joseph, John, Nathaniel and Susan, and that the dates of their baptisms correspond in general with those believed to be the birthdates of these Ipswich children. It is strange that we have no positive record here in New England of the ages of these persons, excepting Nathaniel, particularly as Joseph and John became ministers of some distinction; but neither Thomas nor either of those sons here (with the solitary exception of Nathaniel) left a statement of his age in any court testimony, as was often done in those days; so that there is no absolute test which may be applied to the comparison of the Stortford family with the Ipswich family. But the mention of four sons and two daughters, with the approximation to the ages commonly accepted here of the Ipswich family, certainly stands as very strong presumptive evidence that they are identical, and that the Massachusetts baker was the son of the Stortford currier. CONT CONT But so far as the Haverhill Emersons are concerned there is nothing in these Stortford records that solves the problem of their origin. There are, however, many places in England where records show that the name Michael Emerson was common in that period, and often associated with both Robert and Thomas; and the spelling Emmerson and Emberson are frequent there; and some one of those places may have been the cradle of the Haverhill family. Sereby, in the county of Lincoln, was one of them; and the following will, given first by Mr. Henry F. Waters and afterward by Dr. Emerson, deserves to be followed out by any who investigate this problem. CONT CONT Alexander Emerson of Sereby in the county of Lincoln, yeoman, made will 10 April, 1604, proved 10 February, 1605. Lands in Sereby, Howsam, Cadney and Glamford Brigges (all in Lincolnshire and not far easterly from Scrooby whence the Mayflower party came); bequests to wife, sons Michael, Robert, Thomas, James and John; deceased son George. (Pr. Ct. of Cant., Stafford, I;)r. Emerson has brought out in " The English Emersons " many wills of persons connected with this family, and none of them offers any evidence that members of the clan had come to America; but the ground has not yet been completely explored. There is a good field for research upon this problem. CONT CONT Before the coming of Emersons to Massachusetts there had been some arriving in Virginia. William Emerson came over as a partner of John Davies in 1618 and was living at Jordan's Jorney February 16, 1623. Ellis Emerson with wife Ann and son Thomas, aged 11 years, came in " The George " in 1623, and was living at Martin's Hundred. Whether they left descendants or not is unknown to the writer. CONT CONT John Emerson (the name abbreviated as " Jo: ") came to Boston in " The Abigail " in 1635; the only note in Hotten regarding him is his age,—" 20." He settled at Scituate and married a daughter of Rev. John Lothrop; then disappeared from our records. It has been asserted that he was called "baker" in Hotten's list of passengers; but this is incorrect. CONT CONT A matter of considerable interest to some persons is the question whether the Massachusetts Emersons were entitled to bear a "coat of arms." We have seen that Thomas called himself "baker" in the deed wherein he conveyed property to his son John and made conditions to which he alluded in his will; so that the ignorant person who carved a coat of arms on the gravestone of Thomas' youngest son, Nathaniel, made a silly blunder. The Haverhill Emersons were also "yeomen," as Thomas and his family called themselves; so that no descendant of either of the Massachusetts Emerson families has the slightest reason for using any coat of arms as from Emerson ancestry. CONT CONT It is the glory of New England that her founders were, with a very small number of exceptions, scions of the middle class, the real honor and strength of England, diligent workers in useful avocations, whose lives were filled with loving service for God and humanity. They cared more for helping hands than for empty "arms." CONT CONT First Generation CONT CONT 1. MICHAEL EMERSON, born in England at a date not recorded here, but probably as early as 1625, is mentioned first in this country in any record yet found, on " the last day of the first month" (March) "1651," in a "Presentment," as a witness who might be called in a case reported by the Grand Jury of Essex County court. His residence is not mentioned. The next item is in the records of the town of Haverhill, March 3, 1655, when he received from the town one of the allotments of land that were made to inhabitants: CONT CONT "Voted and granted that Michael Emerson shall have two cow commons and four acres of meadow to be laid out after the second division of meadow is all laid out." CONT CONT These "cow commons" he was allowed to exchange for two ox commons in 1661. The grant shows that he was a resident of the town and had two cows at that date. CONT CONT He was one of those who had a share in certain meadow lands which the town,gave out to inhabitants a little later. CONT CONT "January 17, 1658. Michaell Emerson's third division of meadow being a quarter of an acre, shall be laid out together with his four acres of meadow which was formerly granted to him." CONT CONT He also had a portion in the fourth division of meadow, February 28, 1661. CONT CONT Meantime he and his brother Robert had made a purchase of a farm in the southwestern part of the town. The deed was dated January 6, 1662; the price was eighty-five pounds, and the condition that they should "pay for two acres and a half of accommodations upon ye so land." CONT CONT "Six score acres of third Division of Upland more or less North East from Merrie's Pond Bounded with a white Oak & a 13black Oak by ye' ad Pond & two white Oaks at ye north. Also three Pcells of Second Division of Meadow two Pcells of it Joining unto Merrie's Creek at ye' East End of Merrie's Creek Pond & one parcell upon y"' Swamp lying in John Chinarees Third Division of Upland—All which Pcells are bounded round with upland & ye' other Pcell of it lying upon a Runn which runes into Merrie's Creek Pond near to ye West End of my third Division of Upland and bounded round with Upland." CONT CONT [Essex Deeds, 30, 85.] CONT CONT After this transfer the town gave him a tract adjoining his farm and afterward permitted him to exchange some land: CONT CONT "Laid out to Michaell Emerson Forty and four acres of upland adjoining to his other land which he had of Robert Swan, bounded with a white oak between Thomas Lillford and him and with a black oak at the pond. One acre of Meadow in that land that is laid out to Mr. Ward, bounded with upland." [Date not given in town record.] CONT CONT "December 14, 1663. Michael Emerson and Robert Emerson shall have liberty to lay down twenty or thirty acres of land, which is part of that they bought of Robert Swan, on the south side, and to take up as much as they lay down on the south west side of said land; George Browne and Robert Swan are chosen & appointed for to exchange and lay out the land now granted to the two Emersons." CONT CONT The very imperfect way in which lands were surveyed at that period resulted in many misunderstandings; not strangely the bonds of the Emerson farm were so poorly defined that question arose as to whether their line did not include some of the "common" land; and they were obliged to pay for some which was found so fenced in accidentally. CONT CONT Michael Emerson was a man of decision and ability. He was elected constable in 16549 and one piece of his writing* has come down in the files of Essex County court. A warrant had been placed in his handstand he endorsed CONT CONT * It is certain, therefore, that his making his "mark" to his will was caused by infirmity, not ignorance. CONT CONT Besides the work of the court a constable had to collect "rates" or taxes and keep close personal accounts with the town. Michael Emerson filled other positions of responsibility. He had learned the trade of " cordwainer" or shoemaker, which then included a knowledge and skill covering all materials and work that entered into the trade. So he was chosen "sealer of leather," the officer who had authority to see that all sales of leather were made honestly, as to quality and quantity. He was appointed to " join with Newbury men to lay out and state the way between them and us" November 19, 1662. Was one of the surveyors of highways in 1695, his portion being that "between the Saw Mill river and the Great Plain." At that same town meeting he was elected one of the "tithing men," appointed to keep order in the place of worship,—pretty good evidence that he was a member of the church. The church records for the period of his residence in Haverhill have been lost, so that we cannot say with positiveness who were members, but this office is enough to base a strong presumption upon. He was once prosecuted for severely punishing his child, so sternly did he oppose what he believed to be wrong; all his children did credit to the family except Elizabeth, who again and again fell into disgrace. Mr. and Mrs. Emerson, however, enjoyed the respect of their neighbors, and were valuable helpers in promoting the advancement of the community in all good ways. CONT CONT In addition to the lands which fell to him as a proprietor in the town's distributions, he bought lands of Robert Swan, George Corly, Peter Green and Thomas Davis. He gave to his oldest son, John, a tract of land in the conveyance of which we find a delightful piece of evidence of what has been presumed by more than one historian, but has never been openly proved in print before the present writing. We quote the essential portions of the deed. CONT CONT Know all men by these presents that I Michael Emerson of ye town of Haverhill in Essex county in y. province of Massachusetts Bay in New England on ye Consideration of that naturall love which I doe bear to my son John Emerson of Newbury in y' same county doe freely give unto ye said John Emerson my son all my right title and interest in that land & meadow land which my brother Robert arid I bought of Robert Swanne lying by and ajoyning to a pond in Haverhill called Merry Creek Pond and three acres of meadow of that side of my Spicket meadow next to meadow now or formerly of John or Onisephory Marsh as also one third part of that meadow which I bought of Mathias Button in a meadow called Strong water meadow which land and meadow above said I vallue at Sixty pounds money & doe freely give ye same & every part and parcel thereof untie all singular ye priviledges thereof thereon or to all or any of them belonging or any wise appertaining, etc.... CONT CONT Witness my hand & seal this Eleventh Day of July in ye Eleventh yeare of His Majties Reign. (1713) CONT CONT Michael Emerson CONT CONT marke & seal CONT CONT Witnessed by Nathaniel Ayer and Josiah Gage, who made oath in court to the same February ye 16 Day 1715-6. (Essex Deeds, 29, 86.) CONT CONT Michael Emerson also conveyed lands to his son Jonathan—"two acres, most of it an apple orchard"— May 21, 1695; to sons Jonathan and Joshua, May 21, 1699, ten acres that he bought of Peter Green and Thomas Davis, and his Spicket meadow, eight acres, reserving to himself life use of his mansion house and four acres of the upland; then, June 3, 1715, "Michael Emmerson, cordwainer,~' his usual description, conveyed to "my grandson Michael Emerson, now about six years of age, son of my own son Joshua Emerson," 44 acres of land, adjoining land he had bought of Robert Swan, and some other lands;and he "personally appeared" before Justice Woodbridge and attested his signature November 24, 1715. This is the latest date at which we know of his activities; it would appear that he died soon after. He had been in active business life, as our records show, since 1651,—64 years, —and must have been upwards of eighty-five years of age when he bestowed this gift upon his namesake grandson. CONT CONT Michael Emerson married April 1, 1657, Hannah, daughter of John and Mary (Satchwell) Webster. Her father was an early settler at Ipswich and a valuable citizen; after his death Mrs. Webster married second, John Emery. She had three brothers, Satchwells, who came to the same plantation and proved worthy men. Mrs. Hannah (Webster) Emerson had no holiday life; what with the cares of a large family, the waywardness of one child, another daughter's dreadful experiences, and the inevitable difficulties of pioneer life, she had heavy burdens; but she bore all well and left a name for worthy living. She survived her husband, but the time of her death is not known to us. CONT CONT We present a verbatim copy of Michael Emerson's will; he did not write it, for his sight had failed so that he could not even see to write his name at its close, as we have good proof he had been able to do up to middle life; it was a day of very imperfect "helps to read," and many a man of that period whose writing is extant during his active years left a will signed with a mark because he could not see to pen his autograph. The date of the proving of the will is not endorsed on it nor do we find any other record of the fact; but from references to him as deceased a little later it may be properly inferred that it was taken into court (after Mr. Emerson's death) near the close of the year 1715. CONT CONT THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF: CONT CONT Michael Emerson of Haverhill in y. county of Essex in New England: calling To mind y. mortality of this Life: being of a perfect memory and of good Compas mentus understanding but Considering my Later End drawing near I do theirfore make this my last will and testament & bequest: my Body I Comit after Death unto ye Earth by a Desant burial & my Spirit to return to god who gave it. In trusting to a glorious Resarection at y' last day & an inheritanc among the saints in Light: Threw Jesus Christ: ouer alone Redeemer. And for those few things of this world which it bath Pleased God to bestow upon me I do will and bestowe and despos of as foloeath I will y' all my Just Debts be payed: and ye Rest of my Eastat I bequeath & give in mannor foloing: viz: unto my beloved wife Hannah Emerson I give the youse of the east end of my dweling house all the Dayes of her life that she shal Remain my widow. I all so give hir my best bed and all ye beding their unto belonging and two cows & a smal bras kitel and a belmetel skilet. this. I give to my wife besides aseutabel and comfortabel maintenanc sewtabel for my widow out of my Eastat acording to ye Quantity shear of to be found her by my two Excutors of this my will I Do allso give unto my Eldest son John Emerson all my waring aparell beside what I have all Redy given him by Dead & no more: and unto my Son Samuel Emerson I give the sum of twenty pownds: and all my lands & medows in haverhill which I have not before this day disposed of by Dead. I: give be tween my two yongest sons namely Jonathan & Joshua Emerson: in perticilur: I do give unto my son Joshua Emerson my Dewling house and two acres of land ajoyning their unto and my Duck medow. tines last mentioned hous land & medow I give unto my son Joshua Emerson in ye [ . . . ] land hear to fore unto Jonathan Emerson and all ye Rest & Remainer of my [ . . . ] whear I now Live and all my out lands and medows. I: give Equely between my two above so sons Jonathan Emerson & Joshua Emerson y' is to say firstly my homestead and also my farm land about forty fouer acres and my Spicet medow and allso my Strong water medow. I do hear by give and bequeath to & Equely betwen Jonathan & Joshua: and all my Commonages and all or alley other wrights or titels or Intrests in lands. or: medows to me belonging. I do give unto Them y' so Jonathan & Joshua I. give the above named land & medow To them and their heiars after them to be by them disposed of to their heiars as they shall think most fit and shal see caus to dispose it: I: allso will and order my sd two sons The Excuters of this my will Jointly & Equely to give in and pay unto their Mother or Carey in unto heir a good and sufficient quantity of provision & Things nescsery for heir suport & maintainenc booth Comforting & Conveniant for heir maintainan & for her to keep house with in ye End of ye house which I have willed to heir whear she shal live all y dayes of her widowwhed to be it.Equely given by Jonathan & Joshua my two Excutors: I: do all so will and order these my two sons Excutors to my will to pay out as Leageseys for this my Eastat which I have given _ them these several leageseys hear after menshoned unto & among my hear after named Children: viz: to John Emerson: my wearing apparil as above & unto Samuel Emerson the sum of twenty pounds as a hove and unto my Dafter Hannah Duston the sum of twenty pounds beside what they have alredy had allso unto my Dafter Abagail: now Smith the sum of sixten beside what they have had alredy given them: and unto my son in Law hew Mathews I do give the sum of forty shillings beside what I have formerly given him allso I: do give to hew Mathewses Children as foloeath to his son John Mathews and his dafter Johannah Mathews I give thirty shillings apice If: they be living & Come for it and to Mary Mathews my grandafter. I give the sum of fiveten pownds if she shal live unto the time of payment or be marled & have a Child: and I do constitute these my two sons Jonathan Emerson & Joshua Emerson to be the sole and Jont Excutors of This my Last will & Testiment To pay the legaseys hear in wiled and given in all Respects as it is hear seat downe and wiled but I do not bind & order my sons to pay these leagiseis in money but in good pay at money pric and I do give them Three years time after my Deceas for to fulfill and Compleat all ye Several bequethments that I have hear in Expresed and given unto my Children & Gran Children: in Confirmation of what is hear writen in this my Last will & testament I have hear unto set to my hand and seal this eightenth day of July in ye year one thousand seven hundred and nine in ye 8th year of her majs' Reign Queen Anne of great Britain CONT CONT Signed & sealed in presents of these witneses Timothy Kezer Nathan N Simon his marke James Jorden CONT CONT Michael Emerson CONT CONT Marke & seal (seal) CONT CONT The foregoing will shows that Hannah, wife of Michael Emerson, was living in July, 1709; we have no record of her death. CONT CONT Children: CONT CONT i. Hannah2, one of the most famous women of early New England, was b. at Haverhill Dec. 23, 1657; m. Dec 3, 1677, Thomas Duston. She was captured by the Indians in one of their attacks on the settlement, March 15, 1697, taken from her bed with her infant of 6 days, and compelled to march with her captors. Seeing her child dashed to death against a tree; worn with long marching and cruelties, after going with the Indians for two weeks she and Mrs. Neff and a boy, Samuel Lennerson, rose in the night, killed and scalped ten Indians and made their way home through intolerable hardships. She carried the scalps to Boston and was paid the regular bounty. Her deed was one of the chief means of checking the cruelties of the Indians, showing them that "weak women" would meet their atrocities in kind. She was at no other time in her life found lacking in the gentleness and peaceful character of woman; this deed was the product of maddening experience. Mr. Duston, who first tried unsuccessfully to induce Hannah to let him carry her to a place of safety when he saw the savages approaching, bent his energies to the saving of their nine children; and by keeping them running and firing back at the pursuing Indians, managed to get them all to a place of safety. CONT CONT Children: CONT 1. Hannah Duston, b. Aug. 22, 1678; m. Daniel Cheney, of Newbury. CONT CONT 2. Elizabeth Duston, b. May 7, 1680; m. Dec. 27, 1698, Stephen Emerson. CONT CONT 3. Mary Duston, b. Nov. 4, 1681; d. Oct. 18, 1696. CONT CONT 4. Thomas Duston, b. Jan. 5, 1683. CONT CONT 5. Nathaniel Duston, b. May 16, 1685. CONT CONT 6. John Duston, b. Feb. 2, 1686-7; d. Jan. 28, 1689-90. CONT CONT 7. Sarah Duston, b. July 4, 1688. CONT CONT 8. Abigail Duston, b. Oct., 1690; m. Samuel Watts. CONT CONT 9. Jonathan Duston, b. Jan. 15, l691-2. CONT CONT 10. Timothy Duston, b. Sept. 14, l694. CONT CONT 11. Mehitabel Duston (twin with Timothy). CONT CONT 12. Martha Duston, b. March 9, 1696-7; slain by the Indians. CONT CONT ii. John, b. July 30, 1659; d. Aug. 15, 1659. CONT CONT iii. Mary, b. Oct. 5, 1660; m. at Newbury Aug. 28, 1683, Hugh Matthews. CONT CONT Children: CONT CONT 1. A daughter, b. July 18, 1685. CONT CONT 2. Judith Matthews, b. April ult. 1689. CONT CONT 3. Hugh Matthews, b. May 15, 1691. CONT CONT 4. Mary Matthews, bapt. May 18, 1701. CONT CONT 3. iv. John, b. March 18, 1661-2. CONT 4. v. Samuel, b. Feb. 2, 16634. CONT vi. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 26, 1665. Let the "mantle of charity cover" her history. CONT vii. Abigail, b. Dec. 17, 1667; d. Dec. 31, 1667. CONT 5. viii. Jonathan, b. Mar. 9, 1669-1670. CONT ix. Abigail, b. Nov. 20, 1671; m. Nov. 30, 1693, Samuel Smith of Newbury. CONT CONT Children: CONT CONT 1. Hannah Smith, b. Aug. 17, 1694. CONT CONT 2. Samuel Smith, b. May 1, 1696. CONT CONT 3. Jonathan Smith, b. Aug. 22, 1698. CONT CONT 4. Abigail Smith, b. May 8, 1700. CONT CONT 5. Mehitabel Smith, b. Feb. 22, 1701-2. CONT CONT 6. Mary Smith, b. May 18, 1704. CONT CONT 7. Sarah Smith, bapt. June 2, 1706. CONT CONT 8. Nathaniel Smith, bapt. July 18, 1708. CONT CONT 9. Timothy Smith, bapt. June 10, 1711. CONT CONT 10. Susanna Smith, bapt. May 10, 1713. CONT CONT x. Judith, b. July 2, 1673; d. Sept. 8, 1673. CONT CONT xi. Joshua, b. Mar. 2, 1675-6; d. Mar. 26, 1676. CONT CONT xii. Ruth, b. May 8, 1676; d. Aug. 28, 1677. CONT CONT xiii. Judith, b. Nov. 7, 1677. CONT CONT 6. xiv. Joshua, b. Nov. 17, 1678. CONT CONT xv. Susanna, b. Apr. 30, 1680; d. May 8, 1680. CONT CONT 2. ROBERT EMERSON, born in England probably about the year 1630; came to this country at a time not on record here, but before January 4, 1658, when he was married at Rowley, Massachusetts, to Ann (Anne), daughter of Thomas and Jane Grant. It is known that Thomas Grant came from England to this country before the year 1638, as a fellow passenger testified (Essex Probate Court, July 20, 1698). He died about 1643 and his widow had an allotment of land in Rowley; on the death of her son John Grant in 1700, Anne Emerson, as a sister of John, received a share of that land. CONT CONT From: The Haverhill Emersons - Part First by Charles Henry Pope published in 1913
  26. Source: #S329 Page: Volume 4, page 140 Data: Text: View CONT 1900 (Pub. Yr.) CONT Nathanell Smithe CONT Vol. 4 : Pg. 140 CONT Journal Page CONT Essex Antiquarian CONT CONT HAVERHILL MARRIAGES CONT CONT Nathanell Smithe and Elezabeth Lad, May 14, 1663.
  27. Source: #S2 Page: volume 38 (1884), page 345 Data: Text: Children of Daniel and Ann Ladd: CONT CONT 1. Elizabeth, b. in Salisbury Nov. 1 1640 ; m. Nathaniel Smith, May 14, 1663.
  28. Source: #S52 Page: Volume 131, page 209 Data: Text: CHARLESTOWN'S INHABITANTS, Ralph J. Crandall and Ralph J. Coffman CONT CONT Name: Smith, William, d. 1654 CONT m. _____ by 1641 Anna CONT Literacy: yes, M. CONT will 20779 CONT Occupation: tailor CONT English Origin: London CONT Church Member: 1643, wife: 1640 CONT Freeman: 1644 CONT Offices: CONT Acres 1638: 15 CONT Chas.: 1637 CONT Residence(s): CONT Other:
  29. Source: #S29 Page: Page 146 Data: Text: SMITH. CONT �WILLIAM, Charlestown, adm. an inhab. 1638, by w. Ann had Ann, b. 27 Sept. 1639, bapt. 27 Sept. 1640, his w. join the ch. on Sunday preced. Nathaniel, 25, bapt. 31 Jan. 1641; Mary b. 20 Dec. 1642; and Hepzibah, 28 Feb. 1645; whose bapt. and others we kn. not, perhaps bec. rec. fail us in the mid. of 1642 for many yrs. He join. the ch. 8 July 1643, was made freem. next yr. and d. a. 1653, as did his w. and their inv. was tak., 1 Apr. 1654.
  30. Source: #S445 Page: 5 October 2009; 273-275 Data: Text: SMITH CONT CONT William Smith, b. abt 1610, in England CONT Married Ann __________, about 1630-35, and came to New England abt 1638, settline in Boston and Charlestown, Mass. CONT Their son Nathaneial Smith b. 25 Jan. 1640/41, Boston, Mass.; bpt. 31 Jan. 1640/41, at Charlestown, Mass., d. - 1 Nov. 1692, CONT at Haverhill, Mass.; M - 14 May 1663, Haverhill, Elizabeth Ladd, (b. 11 Dec. 1640, Salisbury, Mass.); da. of Daniel Ladd and CONT _________) CONT CONT Elizabeth b. 15 Feb 1663/64, Haverhill, Mass.; M - 24 Jan. 1681, Benjamin Grelee (or Greely). CONT Ann, b. 5 Mar 1665/66, Haverhill, Mass. CONT Nathaniel, b. 3 Mar. 1667/68, Haverhill, CONT Samuel, b. 22 Apr. 1670, Haverhill; d - 26 Jan. 1748, "77 yrs"; M - 30 Nov. 1693, Abigail Emerson. CONT Mary, b. 18 Apr. 1672 CONT Daniel, b. 14 Nov. 1674, Haverhill. CONT Sarah, b. 23 Nov. 1677, Haverhill. CONT William, b. 16 Sept. 1680, Haverhill; M - 1708-10, Hannah Hartshorne. CONT Lidia, b. 16 Sept. 1682, Haverhill. CONT Ezekiel, b. 1 May 1684, Haverhill, Mass. CONT CONT Samuel Smith, "of Newbury, Mass", was born 22 Apr. 1670, at Haverhill, Mass,; CONT died 26 Jan. 1747/48, age "77 yrs", at Haverhill; M - 30 Nov. 1693, at Haverhill, CONT Abigail Emerson (b. 20 Nov. 1671, at Haverhill; da. of Michael and Hannah (Webster) CONT Emerson, of Haverhill. CONT CONT Hannah, b. 17 Aug. 1694, Haverhill, Mass.; M - 7 Feb 1714/15 Eprhaim Roberts. CONT Samuel, b. 1 May 1696, Haverhill, M - (1) 14 Jan. 1719/20, Sarah George; (2) CONT abt. 1730, Hannah Page. CONT Jonathon, b. 22 Aug. 1698, Haverhill, Mass. CONT Abigail, b. 8 May 1700, Haverhill; M - 13 Nov. 1718, Samuel Younglove. CONT Mehitabell, b. 22 Feb. 1701/02, Haverhill, M - 30 Nov. 1712, Richard Mercer. CONT Mary, b. 18 May 1704, Haverhill; M - 31 Dec., 1719, Joseph Greely. CONT Sarah, bpt. 2 June 1706, Haverhill; M - 24 Feb. 1724/25, William George. CONT Nathaniel, bpt. 18 July 1708, Haverhill; M 19 Nov. 1739, Ruth Emery. CONT Timothy, bpt. 10 June 1711, Haverhill; d. - 22 May 1716. CONT Suzannah, bpt. 10 May 1713, Haverhill; M - 17 Dec. 1730, Aaron Kimball. CONT
  31. Source: #S446 Data: Text: SMITH CONT CONT William, tailor, Charlestown, inhabitant in 1637, adm. chh. 8 (4) 1643, frm. May 29, 1644. Wife Hannah or Anne, adm. chh. 23 (7) 1640; ch. Hannah or Anne b. and bapt. 27 (7) 1644, Nathaniel b. 25 (11), bapt. 3 (11) 1640, Mary b. 20 (10) 1642, Hephzibah b. 28 (12) 1644. CONT CONT Inventory, dated 1 (2) 1654, of the est. of William Smith of Charlestown and of his wife, both deceased.
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  42. Source: #S1465 Page: Birth year: 1640; Birth city: Salisury; Birth state: MA
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On November 15, 2014 at 20:23GMT Claire Smith wrote:

There's some conflicting info. in the records but you're right that he couldn't have been baptised before he was born.

Volume 4, Page 270 Early Records of Boston p. 267 [CHARLESTOWN.---Continued from page 184. p.270 Hannah the daughr of William Smith & Anne his wife                            Smith. was borne 27o.(7o.)1639. Nathanael the sonne of Wm Smith & Anne his wife was borne 25o(11o.)1640. Mary the daughtr of Wm Smith & Anne his wife was borne 20o.(10o)1642.

Volume 25, Page 339 The First Record-Book of the First Church in Charlestown, Massachusetts.

The year -- 1640 - - - 7th mo-day 27 Anna smith the daughter of william Smith and off Hanna his wiffe -- was Baptized. 11th mo-day 3i- Nathaniell smith the son of william smith and off Anna his wiffe -- was Baptized.

On November 15, 2014 at 12:46GMT Buckley Howe wrote:

Source of information from Dorothy below:

Massachusetts vital records and some from the Book Pioneers of Massachusetts.

On November 2, 2014 at 21:12GMT Buckley Howe wrote:

A note from Dorothy J. Smith (smithdot84@gmail.com)

Nathaniel wasn't born Nov 25, 1640 he was born Nov 25 but was baptized Nov 3, 1640 sister Mary b 1642 He was the 2nd child ,s/o William Smith a tailor from Charlestown, Ma. and Hannah/Anne. He married Elizabeth Ladd b Nov 1, 1640 d/o Daniel Ladd who came in the Mary and John March 24, 1633 and settled in Ipswich. then moved to Salisbury Ma and moved again to Haverhill, Ma before 1648. His wife's name was Ann. They had 8 children. I did find somewhere that he was b 1636



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