Nathaniel Eells
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Nathaniel Eells (1677 - 1750)

Rev Nathaniel Eells
Born in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Colonymap [uncertain]
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Husband of — married 12 Oct 1704 in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts Baymap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 72 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Baymap
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Nathaniel Eells was born 26 Nov 1677, a son of Ann Lenthal & Samuel Eells. The location of his birth is not yet certain. Whereas the original version of this profile represented Milford, Connecticut, as his birthplace, his parents were of Newport, Rhode Island, and Newbury, Massachusetts, respectively.

Nathaniel Eells graduated Harvard College 1699. He became an ordained minister at Scituate, Massachusetts, 14 Jun 1704 [1].

He married Mrs. Hannah North 12 October 1704 in Hingham, Massachusetts [2]. Per the Wheeler History of Stonington (1900) they had 9 children:

  1. Sarah Eells, b. 5 Aug 1705
  2. Samuel Eells, b. 23 Feb 1707
  3. John Eells, b. 23 Jan 1709
  4. Nathaniel Eells, b. 4 Feb 1711; married 1) 18 Oct 1733 Mercy Cushing; 2) 10 Oct 1753 Mrs. Mary Darrel
  5. Edward Eells, b. 4 Jan 1713
  6. Hannah Eells, b. 30 Jan 1715
  7. Mary Eells, b. 13 May 1716
  8. North Eells, b. 28 Sep 1718
  9. Ann Eells, b. 16 Oct 1721


First Parish Cemetery, Norwell, Plymouth, Massachusetts


  1. History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts (The Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, 1893): Vol II, p.210
  2. "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001
  • 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).
  • U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls. Volume: 346. SAR #69169

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