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Note: Do not confuse the Gardner family of Roxbury with the Gardner family of Salem. They are two separate families with no known connections. Do not merge.
There is a lot of speculation about who his parents are, but no proof has been found as yet to support any theories.
Thomas Gardner was born in England. His birth year is only a guess. He came to America onboard the ship "Safety" in 1635 and settled in Roxbury.
Thomas is the ancestor of the "Brookline Gardner Family." He settled in Roxbury where he died in 1638, leaving a son, Thomas.
Paige's History of Cambridge states that Thomas Gardner, of Roxbury, died there Nov. 1638, leaving children Thomas and Peter.
Among the many descendants of this man, are Susannah Boylston, a great-great-granddaughter who married John Adams and was the mother of the second president of the United States; Rev. Andrew Gardner of Lancaster, Mass.; Col. Thomas Gardner who was killed at Bunker HIll and Isaac Gardner who was killed at the Battle of Lexington.
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