no image

Amos Stetson (1703 - bef. 1776)

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Amos Stetson
Born in Scituate, Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 7 May 1728 in Braintree, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Braintree, Massachusettsmap
Profile manager: Ellen Smith private message [send private message]
Profile last modified 19 Jun 2019 | Created 10 Nov 2014
This page has been accessed 824 times.


Amos was a son of Robert Stetson, born 18 June 1703 in Scituate, Massachusetts.[1] He was baptized in the Second Church of Scituate on 5 November 1704.

He lived in Braintree, Massachusetts. He was a cordwainer.[2] In Braintree, he was elected constable in 1737, fenceviewer in 1740, and surveyor of highways in 1749 and 1757.[1]

During the French and Indian War, he served as a soldier in Captain Edward Ward's company.

He married Margaret Thayer in Braintree on 9 May 1728.[3] Children of Amos and Margaret (Thayer) Stetson (all born at Braintree and baptized in the South Parish there) were:[1]

  1. Margaret, born 13 December 13, 1728, married first Adam Hayward (or Howard); married second Fitch Gibbens of Stoughton (intentions 3 September1766).
  2. Amos, born 19 May 1730
  3. John, born October 28, 1731
  4. Mary, born March 14, 1732/3, married May 1752 (Quincy Ch. Rec.) to Hezekiah Thayer.
  5. Sarah, born April 20, 1735, married Samuel Mellish of Dorchester.
  6. Rufus, baptized March 13, 1736/7
  7. Rachel, baptized February 18, 1738/9, married about 1761 to Benjamin Lyon of Dorchester.
  8. Thankful, baptized January 18, 1741, married Feb. 20, 1771 at Dorchester to Maj. William Sever Jr. of Dorchester and Taunton.
  9. Hannah, baptized March 20, 1743, married John Niles (intentions 23 September 1764).
  10. Benjamin, baptized August 24, 1746
  11. Gideon, baptized August 24, 1746.

Amos Stetson, cordwainer, died in Braintree before 3 June 1776, when administration of his estate was granted to Margaret Stetson, his widow, and Benjamin Stetson yeoman of Braintree.[4] The estate was inventoried on 12 June 1776. [5]

Children and their heirs who received shares when his estate was distributed on 29 January 1779 were the heirs of Amos, the eldest son; living sons John, Rufus, Benjamin, and Gideon; and daughters Margaret, Mary, Sarah, Thankful, Rachel and Hannah Stetson.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sprague, #4495R
  2. Sprague, #4495
  3. Vital Records of Braintree, Massachusetts, 1640 to 1793 Braintree Marriages 1640-1793 (Groom). Stetson, Amos. Thayer, Margaret. Intention: Apr 12 1728. Page: 815. Marriage Date: May 09 1728. Page: 748. Note: by Rev Mr Samuel Niles.
  4. Sprague, #4495, citing S. P. 75:246.
  5. Sprague, #4495, citing S. P. 78:26.
  6. Sprague, #4495, citing S.P. 78:6.
  • Find-A-Grave, Amos Stetson, Memorial #75130984. [Does not include an image of a grave marker.]
  • Sprague, Waldo Chamberlain. Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, MA. 1640-1850. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001.
  • Stetson, Oscar Frank, ed; Stetson, Nelson Mitchell. The descendants of Cornet Robert Stetson of Scituate, Massachusetts. Providence: Stetson Kindred of America, Inc. 1933.

More Genealogy Tools

Sponsored Search

Sponsored Search by

DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Amos by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Amos:

Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.


Amos is 20 degrees from Michael Cayley, 24 degrees from Rick Rescorla and 13 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.