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Margaret (Curtis) Hayden (1686 - aft. 1753)

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Margaret Hayden formerly Curtis aka Thayer
Born in Braintee, Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 17 Aug 1704 in Braintree, Massachusettsmap
Wife of — married 26 Feb 1713 in Braintree, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died after [location unknown]
Profile last modified 24 Jan 2019 | Created 1 Apr 2013
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Margaret Curtis was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, on February 22, 1685/6. She was the daughter of Theophilus Curtis and his wife Hannah Paine Curtis.[1]

Margaret married her first husband, Benjamin Thayer, in Braintree on August 17, 1704.[2] They were the parents of three children, all born in Braintree:[3]

  1. Margaret, born 26 1705, married on 9 May 1728 to Amos Stetson. She was living Mar. 31, 1785.
  2. Benjamin, born 23 February 1707/8
  3. Zebulon, born 29 August 1711, baptized Sep. 3, 1710 (according to Dorchester Church Record)

Benjamin Thayer died on 4 May 1712. His widow, Margaret Thayer, administered the estate.[3]

Margaret married her second husband, John Hayden, in Braintree on 26 February 1713.[4] After marriage she removed to the South Precinct of Braintree, which later became the town of Randolph.[3] One child is recorded from this marriage:[5]

  1. John, baptized August 26, 1716 at Middle Parish in Braintree.

Margaret's date of death is not known. She was still living as of 1753.[3]


  1. Vital Records of Braintree, p. 663
  2. Vital Records of Braintree, p. 740
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Sprague, #4628.
  4. Sprague, #1266 and #4628.
  5. Sprague, #2222
  • Vital Records of Braintree, Massachusetts, 1640 to 1793, compiled in 2000 by Frank Dyer.
  • Sprague, Waldo Chamberlain. Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, MA. 1640-1850 (2001)
  • Lila Gavin Desatoff. Desatoff Web Site Text: family tree. Family tree: 7369614-1. Media: 303903-1.

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On 30 Apr 2017 at 04:46 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

Curtis-4668 and Curtis-2551 appear to represent the same person because: Same parents, same death date. The birthdates are 16 years apart, but I think the 1686 date is valid and the 1702 date is an error.

I've not been able to find any records for a Margaret Curtis born to these parents (nor any other parents) in or near Braintree in 1702. Also, the woman born in 1686 is recorded as marrying, having children, etc., so it's unlikely that the Theophilus and Hannah would have named a second daughter Margaret in 1702.

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