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John Macomber (1613 - 1688)

John Macomber
Born in Bridport, West Dorset, Dorset, Englandmap
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Husband of — married 16 Jul 1678 in Taunton, Massachusettsmap
Husband of — married 7 Jan 1686 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts Baymap
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Died in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusettsmap
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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. [1][2] His property was equally divided between daughter Mary Staples and son John Macomber. [3]


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.[4]


  1. Vital Records of Taunton, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Volume II: Marriages, NEHGS, Boston, Massachusetts, 1928, p. 325
  2. Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn, 1850-1927. “Macomber genealogy.” Lewiston, Me., Press of the Journal Company, (1908?). : accessed 12 Feb 2018.
  3. Representative Men and Old Families of Southeastern Massachusetts; volume III; page 1549; Published by J.H. Beers & Company, 1912
  4. Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records, 1687-1745; page 97; H. L. Peter Rounds; Genealogical Publishing Com, 1987

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Add source to correct marriage date to Mary Badcock to match bio. His first wife is unknown.

The second marriage to Anna Evins is actually John Jr. Macomber not this man. See Taunton VR:

posted by Chris Hoyt
"Torrey's New England Marriages" shows the marriage of John Macomber and his unknown 1st wife by 1652 at Taunton. He married, as his 2nde wife, Mary Badcock/Babcock on 5 Jan 1685/86.
posted by Vic Watt
Added a source in the biography.
posted by Jeffrey Evans

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