John Macomber was admitted as a freeman and enrolled in the militia of Taunton in 1643. He was granted permission to build a mill in Taunton in 1659. There were then four persons in his family, and there is no record of more. He was in a military company in 1680. Documents show he was living in 1687 and died before 1690. He was a carpenter by trade and was twice married. His first wife's name is unknown. He married Mary Babcock as his second wife on Jan. 7, 1686.  His property was equally divided between daughter Mary Staples and son John Macomber. 
Agreement about division of estate of John Macomber, Sr. of Taunton, attested 31 Mar 1694, between his son John Macomber, his daughter widow Mary Staples and his grandson John Staples, son of daughter Mary Staples. Mentions land in Taunton where Thomas Macomber now dwells which was the Homestead of his Grandfather Macomber.
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