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Robert Stetson (1670 - abt. 1760)

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Robert Stetson
Born in Scituate, Plymouth Colony, Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 12 Jan 1693 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Hanover, Plymouth, Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified 28 Aug 2019 | Created 30 Dec 2010 | Last significant change: 28 Aug 2019
15:41: Roy Lamberton edited the Biography for Robert Stetson (1670-abt.1760). (Fix stetson kindred ref) [Thank Roy for this]
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Robert Stetson (sometimes spelled Stutson) was born in Scituate, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, in 1670. His parents were Joseph Stetson and his second wife, Prudence[A][1].

Robert married Mary Collamore in Scituate in 1693.[2][1]

8 Children [3]:
  1. Anthony Stetson, b. 12 Sep 1693
  2. Jemima (Stetson) Damon b. 13 Mar 1694 or 5
  3. Isaac Stetson, b. 15 Mar 1696; bap 1700; d. drowned in Scituate off the 4th cliff in 1719. Never Married [3]
  4. William Stetson, b. 26 Jun 1700; bap 5 Nov 1704.
  5. Amos Stetson, b. 18 Jun 1703; bap. 5 Nov 1704
  6. Martha Stetson, b. 3 Sep 1706
  7. Gideon Stetson, b. 19 Jul 1709; bap 24 Jul (same year?)
  8. Robert Stetsonb. 3 Sep 1710; bap 10 Sep (Same year?)

He was a currier. He lived near George Moore's Pond in Scituate until 1719, when he purchased the home of his grandfather Cornet Robert Stetson and moved there with his family.[4]

Robert later sold the Cornet's old farm to his son William, and removed to Hanover. p.33

Research Notes

  • Stetson Kindred Genealogical Index #: 1-1-2
A. Profile Robert-190 listed his mother as Joseph's first wife, Ruth Hyland. Published sources [1] indicate that Ruth Hyland died in or about 1667 and that Prudence was the mother of Robert.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Stetson: Vol. 1, no. 3, Page 22
  2. Pilgrim Notes and Queries (Boston, Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1913) Vol. 3, No. 8, Page 122: Marriages on Plymouth County Court Records. "Robert Stetson (son of Joseph Stetson) and mary Callemer were married ye 12th of January 1692/3."
  3. 3.0 3.1 Stetson: Vol. 1, no. 1, Page 34
  4. Stetson: Stetson and Stetson, Vol 1, No 1, p. 33

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  • This person was created through the import of Shortened files.ged on 30 December 2010.
  • WikiTree profile Robert-190 created through the import of oldweymouth families072011.GED on Jul 5, 2011 by Alyson X. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Alyson and others.

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On 23 Aug 2014 at 22:29 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

Stetson-196 and Stetson-41 appear to represent the same person because: All details are either the same or not inconsistent.

On 23 Aug 2014 at 22:28 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

Stetson-142 and Stetson-41 appear to represent the same person because: All details are either the same or else are compatible.

On 23 Aug 2014 at 22:26 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

Stetson-196 and Stetson-142 appear to represent the same person because: All details are either the same or compatible.

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