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
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