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Martha (Fairbanks) Leland (1680 - 1754)

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Martha Leland formerly Fairbanks
Born in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusettsmap
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Mother of
Died in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusettsmap
Fairbanks-176 created 3 Jul 2012 | Last modified
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Martha may have had a first husband, Oliver Death with whom she may have had three children, Oliver, Caleb (died young), and John. With second husband, it appears he had three children as well, Deborah, Caleb (named in honor of brother who passed, became a Capt.), and Lydia. The Ancestry of Robert Roy shows Crane, Ellery Bicknell, Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts. New York: The Lewis Publishing Co., 1907, as their source for this information. Upon checking this source, I have found one instance of the name Martha Fairbanks, of Sherborn, Massachusetts, in Volume 4, page 188.

Of Matha Fairbanks, the following is said: 'Benjamin Mason, son of Joseph Mason was born at Watertown, Massachusetts. July 14 1717.He married, September 28, 1741, Martha Fairbanks, of Sherborn, Massachusetts, where he resided for a time.

This may indicate a third husband. More research is needed.


Martha Fairbanks[1]


22 JAN 1680, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, Colonial America[2]


03 APR 1754, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, Colonial America


  1. #S11 Record for Caleb Leland
  2. #S11 Record for Caleb Leland

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On 30 Jun 2015 at 19:02 GMT R. Murphy wrote:

Fairbanks-345 and Fairbanks-176 appear to represent the same person because: Same name and spouse

Martha is 14 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 25 degrees from Bob Dylan, 18 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 16 degrees from Michael Phelps and 16 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II of the Commonwealth Realms on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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