Gad Wait Parents

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Trying to confirm Gad Wait parents!

He was B. September 8, 1768 in Ashfield, Franklin, Massachusetts [Wait-243] that his parents are Jeremiah [Waite-1188]

B. December 16, 1742

 in Athol,Worcester,Massachusetts, & Rachel Waite formerly Bement B.1742

 in Northfield,Litchfield,Connecticut.


WikiTree profile: Gad Wait
in Genealogy Help by Rosalind Alley G2G2 (2.6k points)

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Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988

Name: Gad Wait
Event Type: Birth
Birth Date: 8 Sep 1768
Birth Place: Ashfield, Massachusetts
Father Name: Jeremiah Wait
Mother Name: Rachel Wait
Source Information: Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original Data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).
selected by Mags Gaulden
Hi Rosalind:

I know there was another Gad Wait - of Hatfield - who, I believe, was Jeremiah's brother. I think this is where some of the confusion in past research has come from.

Ashfield Marriages has recorded the publishment of intention of marriage between Gad and Phebe Yeomans 10 April 1788.  "....both of Ashfield".  Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, page 213.


Hi Ann,

Thank you for the information regarding Gad Wait. I'm working on establishing his somewhat confusing connection to Thomas Waite of Portsmouth Rhode Island due to  the other Gad Wait you mentioned above. He is my third G. Grandfather.

Best Regards,

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From: Vital Records of Ashfield Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Publ. by the New England Historic Genalogical Society, Boston 1942.

Online at:

Births: (p. 114) Wait, Gad, ch. Jeremiah and Rachel,  September 13, 1770. Note: The births of Gad and Phebe's children are listed here as well.

Births: (p. 125) Yeomans, Phebe, ch. of Jonathan and Phebe, Nov. 19, 1769.  Note: Siblings births also listed on this page.

Marriages: (p.  213) Wait, Gad and Phebe Yeomans [int. Yeamans ] both of Ashfield,  Apr. 10, 1788. [Yeamans CR1]  (CR- Congregational church record)

Deaths: (p. 268) Wait, Gad, derangement,  Oct. __, 1831. A. 52. CR1

(p. 268) Wait, Phebe, Wid. Gad, Apr. 25, 1839, a. 69 y, 3 m. 6 d.

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (741k points)
Hi Chris,

Thank you for the link and page numbers and the Congregational church record more thank helpful.... This will add to the stack of evidence for other researchers I am in communication with!

From Roz
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I don't know if this text will help you further.  Nathan born Feb. 15, 1711- who you have listed as the father of Jeremiah, (grandfather of Gad) is noted below.  There is more in this text on their lineage.  I marked the two pages that seem to connect.

A History of Hatfield, Massachusetts, in Three Parts: I. An Account of the Development of the Social and Industrial Life of the Town from Its First Settlement. II. The Houses and Homes of Hatfield, with Personal Reminiscences of the Men and Women who Have Lived There During the Last One Hundred Years; Brief Historical Accounts of the Religious Societies and of Smith Academy; Statistical Tables, Etc. III. Genealogies of the Families of the First Settlers  by Daniel White Wells, Reuben Field Wells, Pub. under the direction of F.C.H. Gibbons, 1910

See p. 379 Billings: Richard Billings married 1st Hannah Marsh, March 18, 1703.  Daughter Hannah born July 14, 1706; married Nathan Wait.

See  p. 442 Waite: Jeremiah Waite, born Sept. 24, 1684; married Mary Graves  April 4, 1706.  Son Nathan born Feb. 15, 1711, married Hannah Billings, (Jan. 18, 1839 ?) daughter of Richard.  Note: marriage date appears to be a typo, and might be 1739?

This text lists the parentage of Richard Billings and his spouse; Jeremiah Waite and his spouse etc.  Might indicate where you can search further?


by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (741k points)

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