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Nathaniel Pitcher (1652 - 1736)

Nathaniel Pitcher
Born in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 8 Jul 1685 (to 14 Jun 1709) in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Nov 2009
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Biography

Nathaniel Pitcher was born at Dorchester, MA, the son of Andrew and Margaret Pitcher.[1] He was baptized at Dorchester on 18:2:1652. [2]
He married Mary Clapp at Milton on July 8, 1684/5. [3] Mary, aged 17 at her marriage, was born on Apr. 26, 1667, daughter of Ezra and Abigail (Pond) Clapp, [4] and baptized at the First Church Dorchester on 16:4:1667. [2]
His wife Mary died at Milton on June 14, 1709. [3]
He died there at the age of 84, on Jan. 12, 1736. [3]
The children of Nathaniel and Mary are:
  • Nathaniel Jr. born Nov. 30, 1685; [3]; died at Scituate on Sept, 27, 1723; married Sarah Cushing at Scituate on May 24, 1710.[5]
  • Mary born April 26, 1688. [3]
  • Sarah born Nov. 1, 1693. [3]
  • Edward born Oct. 24, 1697. [3]
  • Susannah born Dec. 2, 1700. [3] (Susannah/Hannah married at Boston on June 17, 1720, George Wadsworth.)
  • Ezra born May 31, 1703 [3]; married Zerviah Booth at Scituate on Aug. 13, 1732. [5]
  • Mary born Nov. 4, 1705. [3]

Research Notes

  • Milton Marriages: [3]
    • CLAP (Clapp), Mary and Nathaniel Pitcher, July 8, 1685. (p. 109; p. 159)
  • Milton Births: [3]
    • CLAP, Mary, dau. of Ezra, April 26, 1667. (p. 14)
    • PITCHER:
      • Nathaniel. son of Nathaniel, Nov. 30, 1685. (p. 50)
      • Mary, dau. of Nathaniel, April 26, 1688. (p. 50)
      • Sarah, dau. of Nathaniel and Mary, Nov. 1, 1693. (p. 50)
      • Edward, son of Nathaniel and Mary, Oct. 24, 1697. (p. 50)
      • Susannah, dau. of Nathaniel and Mary, Dec. 2, 1700. (p. 50)
      • Ezra, son of Nathaniel and Mary, May 31, 1703. (p. 50)
      • Mary, dau. of Nathaniel and Mary, Nov. 4, 1705. (p. 50)
  • Milton Deaths: [3]
    • PITCHER, Nathaniel, Jan. 12, 1736, in his 85th yr. (p. 238)
    • PITCHER, Mary, w. of Nathaniel, June 14, 1709. (p. 238)
  • Scituate Marriages: [5]
    • Cushing, Sarah and Nathaniell Pitcher, May 24, 1710. [Mrs. Sarah and Rev. Nathanael Pitcher. CR 2] (p. 94; p. 238)
    • Pitcher, Ezra ([a] [Pitc] her) int. Ezra Pitcher and Zerviah Booth, Aug. 13, 1732. (p. 238)
  • Scituate Deaths: [5]
    • Pitcher, Nathaniel, Rev. Sept, 27, 1723, in 38th y. GR1(p. 435)

Nathaniel Pitcher, (Andrew1), b. Dorchester, Mass; d. in Milton, Mass (formerly part of Dorchester) in 1736. Baptized 18 Feb. 1652. He married Mary Clap, b. 26 April 1667, the daughter of Ezra Clap of Milton and his wife Abigail Pond. (Ezra Clap3, b. 22 may 1640, Milton; lived in Pond house, built corn mill at Mattapan in 1712, died 23 Jan. 1717; Edward Clap2, d. 8 Nov 1664, selectman, deacon for more than 25 years. Name of Edward’s wife was Prudence. Roger Clap1 came on the Mary and John as a Puritan in 1630 and settled in Dorchester; his wife was Joanne.) Mary died 1709. They were married 8 July 1684. In his father-in-law’s will (that of Ezra3 Clap) Nathanielis referred to as a “cordwainer” – a shoemaker. By his father’s will, he inherited all his father’s housing, all his lands, and all his cattle, to be his after the death of his mother (his mother died 1681). Nathaniel Pitcher’s name appears in the first recorded Tax List of Milton, 13 Dec. 1678 (p. 212, Milton History). His name appears in sevearl land transfers recorded at the Registry of Deeds, Suffolk County, Boston, Mass., Vol. 20, p. 234, 1704, Nathaniel and ux, Mary to Thomas Swift, 14 acres on County Road and Neponsit River, Milton. Vol. 22, p. 490, to Samuel Miller, 12 acres, 1706. Vol. 53, p. 111, 1736, he deeded land to Nehemiah Clap on County Road. Thomas Swift bought land of Nathaniel PItcher, in 1693, five acres where he built his house, owned in 1890, by Lewis Tappan, Jr. In 1729, the land “east of Nathaniel Pitcher’s” was sold by John Trott to Rev. John Taylor. The minister’s house stood on the high land between the churches until 1864, when it burned. Since this was adjacent to Nathaniel Pitcher’s ancestral home, at corner of Canton Ave. and Thacher Street, it is remarkable that his house, at that time owned by Milton Academy and occupied by the Precepter was spared. He was admitted to the church, 7 Spet. 1707; Mary was admitteed 24 July 1692. His estate was settled by his grandson, Nathaniel Pitcher, son of his son Nathaniel who deceased; Suffolk Probate, number 7812. 6812, Geo. Wadsworth, archive 1 vol. 1, 321, p. 473. There are several references to Nathaniel Pitcher in the diary of the Rev. Peter Thacher, between the years 1681 and 1684. “Jan. 10, 1682, I went to Nat. Pitcher’s to a debate about Quaker’s opinions.” “May 11, 1683, Lidia went to Boston behind Nat. Pitcher.” “April 10, 1684, Nat. Pitcher and I went in the afternoon and planted a few apple trees at my home.” From The History of Milton, Mass. 1640 to 1887, by Albert K. Teele. There is a picture of the Pitcher house in a collection at the Milton Public Library. Margaret Sutermeister. Children: i. Nathaniel, b. 30 Nov. 1685 ii. Mary, b. 26 April, 1688 iii. Abigail, b. 1690; m. 11 Nov. 1711, David Tilden, by her brother, Rev. Nathaniel Pitcher. She d. 25 June 1753. He died 3 July 1756, Stoughton. First seven children in Stoughton. From The Ancestry of Joseph Neal by Walter Goodwin Davis. M.H.S. surname, Tilden. Colonial Families U.S.A. iv. Sarah, b. 1 Nov. 1693; m. George Wadsworth, youngest child of Ebenezer and Mary Wadsworth; b. 5 April 1698, d. 1778; buried in oldest part of Milton Cemetery. There was no common burial place in Milton until after 1672; burials were in Dorchester, or on own property. She died 5 April 1768, v.r. Canton. He was a housewright. Children (surname Wadsworth): 1. Susanna, b. 6 Feb. 1721; m. Ezekiel Fisher 2. Esther, b. 6 Feb. 1722 – 3, Milton; m. Eleazer May. 3. Ruth, b. 12 Dec. 1724; m. M.E. Tilden. 4. Lydia, b. 23 Mar. 1726 5. Recompense, b. 12 Feb. 1729 – 30; m. 1st Hannah; m. 2nd Abigail Lyon. Lived in his father’s house after his father died. 6. Abigail, died. 23 Jan. 1730. 7. Phebe, b. 30 June 1732; d. 12 May 1733. 8. Christopher, b. 13 Jan. 1733; m. 1st Anna Paul; m. 2nd Abigail Withington. 9. John, b. 12 Dec. 1735; m. Jerusha White. He bought the house of his brother, Recompense, which had lately belonged to his father, 20 Jan. 1758, in Stoughton, Lot #51. “House still standing, Cape Cod style, and now owned by Carl J. Bohnenberger.” This house said to have been built on the foundation of an earlier one. Ref. Moses Wadsworth and Hannah Stevens and Their Descendents. The Wadsworth Family in America. v. Edward, b. 24 Oct. 1697. (Not living 1735) vi. Susannah, b. 2 Dec. 1700; d. 2 May 1735, Stoughton, Mass.; m. Thomas Mead. vii. Ezra, b. 31 May 1703. viii. Hannah; she was paid 60 pounds from her father’s estate for looking after her father from 12 Jan. 1725 to 9 Jan. 1735. ix. 'Mary, b. 3 Nov. 1705; m. Thomas Blackmore of Stoughton, Mass. Int. 12 Oct. 1734.''''Bold text


The Pitcher Family of Milton, Massachusetts: Andrew Pitcher and some of his descendants. 1634 – 1978 Compiled by Grace Whipple Pitcher Source: https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/41590453/person/19896307227/media/7b115019-7061-4d38-a195-37bef6416b39?destTreeId=16481606&destPersonId=142079858387&_phsrc=Vfb100&_phstart=default

  • Fact: Christening (18 Feb 1652) Milton, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America
  • Fact: Burial (January 1736)

Sources

  1. History of the Town of Dorchester, Massachusetts, Dorchester Antiquarian and Historical Society, Ebenezer Clapp Jr, Publ., Boston, MA,1859
  2. 2.0 2.1 Records of the First Church at Dorchester, in New England, 1636-1734, G.H. Ellis, Boston, MA, 1891
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 Milton Records : Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1662-1843, Alphabetically and Chronologically Arranged, A. Mudge & Sons, Boston, MA, 1900
  4. Clapp, Ebenezer. The Clapp Memorial: Record of the Clapp Family in America (David Clapp & Son, 1876) - 11. Mary Clapp - Page 97
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Vital records of Scituate, Massachusetts: to the year 1850, NEHGS, Boston, 1909


Footnotes:
Source Citations:
  • History of the Town of Dorchester, Massachusetts, Dorchester Antiquarian and Historical Society, Ebenezer Clapp Jr, Publ., Boston, MA,1859
  • Records of the First Church at Dorchester, in New England, 1636-1734, G.H. Ellis, Boston, MA, 1891
  • Clapp, Ebenezer. The Clapp Memorial: Record of the Clapp Family in America (David Clapp & Son, 1876) - 11. Mary Clapp - Page 97
  • Milton Records : Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1662-1843, Alphabetically and Chronologically Arranged, A. Mudge & Sons, Boston, MA, 1900
  • Vital records of Scituate, Massachusetts: to the year 1850, NEHGS, Boston, 1909
  • Cutter, William Richard. New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial (Lewis Historical Publishing, New York, New York, 1913, pp 1568) - See Andrew Pitcher descendants - Vol 3, Page 1330


See Also:
Acknowledgements:
  • This person was created through the import of Ancestors_for_wikitree.ged on 29 March 2011.
  • WikiTree profile Pitcher-98 created through the import of Tom.ged on Jun 1, 2011 by Tom Elliott.
  • WikiTree profile Pitcher-263 created through the import of Peak_2012-08-12_2012-08-12_AutoBackup_2012-11-01_01.ged on Nov 2, 2012 by Andrea Peak.
  • "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : modified 27 August 2019, 18:52), entry for Nathaniel Pitcher(PID https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/4:1:MVKT-K7W); contributed by various users.


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Thanks Mary, The One Great Family Website, is not considered a valid source. Fay was not baptized at the Dorchester Church. She has the same baptism date as Nathaniel. I am quite certain if they were both bpt the same day she would have been in the records. It is also very unusual name for the times. I suggest merging her into a profile for a sibling to eliminate her. Objections?

posted by Anne B
Fay Pitcher

Birth date: 18 APR 1652 Birth place: Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

Death date: 1652 Death place: , , , Pitcher Family Parents: Father: Andrew Pitcher Mother: Margaret Russell Spouse:


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posted by Mary Pitcher
Mary, what's the evidence for Fay being one of the children of Andrew and Margaret? Did you see the G2G discussion about her?
posted by Jillaine Smith
Pitcher-6 and Pitcher-59 appear to represent the same person because: These may be a birth date vs baptismal date? Please look at Andrew Pitcher-7 profile and children listed. Unknown should be merged into Nathaniel.
posted by Chris Hoyt

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