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Martha (Fairbanks) Leland (1681 - abt. 1754)

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Martha Leland formerly Fairbanks aka Death
Born in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Provincemap
Wife of — married in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Provincemap [uncertain]
Wife of — married in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Provincemap
Mother of
Died about in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Provincemap [uncertain]
Fairbanks-176 created 3 Jul 2012 | Last modified | Last edit: 20 Feb 2017
22:55: Halsey Bullen edited the data for Martha (Fairbanks) Leland. [Thank Halsey for this]
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Contents

Biography

Name

Martha Fairbanks[1]

Birth

Martha was born 22 JAN 1680/1, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, Colonial America[2][3]

Marriages and Children

1. Martha Fairbank(s) married Oliver Death in Sherborn on April 17, 1697.[4]

Martha and Oliver settled in Framingham, which was carved out of Sherborn around 1700.

Martha and Oliver had, in Framingham: [5]

  • Caleb , b. Jan.7, 1699, died in Sherborn, Mar. 14. 1711[6]
  • John, b. May 30, 1702
  • Martha, b. Apr___, 1704

Oliver died, in Framingham, on March 3, 1704-5[7]

2. The widowed Martha Fairbank(s) Death married Ebenezer Lealand in Sherborn on January 19, 1707-8[8]

Martha and Ebenezer had, in Sherborn: [9]

  • Deborah b. April 25, 1710 m. Jonathan Leland[10]
  • Caleb b. Nov. 20, 1712, married (1) Judith Morse, married (2) Mary Harding [11][12]
  • Lydia b. August 20, 1716 m. John Leland[13]

Death

Martha Fairbank(s) Death Lealand died on 03 APR 1754, in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Province[14]

Research Note

Indications are that Martha Fairbank(s) 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 Martha 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."

That may indicate a third husband, as one WikiTree contributor suggested . But, much more likely, that Martha was the daughter born Aug. 2, 1724 to Eleazer Fairbank Jr. and his wife Martha Bullard. That Martha Fairbank(s) was 17 in September 1741, when a Martha Fairbanks is recorded in Sherborn vital records as having married (24-year-old) Benjamin in Watertown. Their first child Bette was born on Jan. 15, 1741/2, just three months after their marriage. Seventeen is early for a marriage in those times, but it is not difficult to see why this marriage occurred when it did.

Sources

  1. #S11 Record for Caleb Leland
  2. Middlesex, Massachusetts, Vital Records of Sherborn, page 36: "Fairbank, Martha, d. of Eleazer and Martha, Jan. 22,1680"
  3. #S11 Record for Caleb Leland
  4. Middlesex, Massachusetts, Vital Records of Sherborn, page 123 & 126
  5. Middlesex, Massachusetts, Vital Records of Framingham,, pp 31-32
  6. Middlesex, Massachusetts, Vital Records of Sherborn, page 199: "Death - Caleb, s. Oliver and Martha"
  7. Middlesex, Massachusetts, Vital Records of Framingham,, p. 423
  8. Middlesex, Massachusetts, Vital Records of Sherborn, page 123
  9. Middlesex, Massachusetts, Vital Records of Sherborn, pages 55 & 57
  10. Source: #SLeland p. 20
  11. Source: #SLeland p. 20
  12. Middlesex, Massachusetts, Vital Records of Sherborn, p. 53:"Laland, Calib, s. of Ebenezer and Martha, Nov. 20, 1712'
  13. Source: #SLeland p. 20
  14. No record of that found in Sherborn vital records


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On 20 Feb 2017 at 02:53 GMT Halsey Bullen wrote:

Fairbanks-298 and Fairbanks-176 appear to represent the same person because: Profile -298 is incomplete, but the name is the same as in -176 and so is the first husband Oliver Death, now that -176 has been updated to include that fact. These are the same person and should be merged to avoid duplicate profiles.

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



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