James Washburn, born say ca. 1758, married Sarah (___) by ca. 1783, and moved from Paxton to Pelham, MA, in 1792.
Per Maltby, James was born ca. 1758. Per History of Leicester by Washburn, this was most likely in Leicester, Massachusetts Bay Colony (where his father Abraham had moved to in 1745)** It is important to note that per Ledyard, the area where Abraham had moved to in 1745 and where James was likely to have been born in 1758 was known as Leicester, but subsequently became part of the newly created town of Paxton in 1765 (when James was approximately 7 years old)***
Per Maltby: James marries Sarah (__) by ca. 1783 and moved from Paxton to Pelham, MA in 1792.
James and Sarah have three (3) children:
Gardner Washburn (1792 - 1814) b. Pelham, MA d. Spencer, Worcester, MA Roxanna Washburn (1795 - 1882) b. Pelham, MA d. N. Adams, MA Hiram Washburn (1800 - after 1880) b. Pelham, MA d. Georgia
In 1803 James Washburn was appointed to the Pelham School Committee in 1803 - his children were 11, 8 and 3 years old at the time.##
WASHBURN, GIDEON, was cousin to Joseph, 1st; b. in Bridgewater, 1704; m. Mary Perkins of Bridgewater, and had four sons, and, with two of them (Abraham and Jacob), removed to Leicester, and settled in the north part of the town. He died 1794, aged ninety-one; never having had a physician in his life. The children of Abram, son of Gideon, were James, Eliab, Luke. He lived in the north part of the town.
probably NOT this James Washburn, probably his uncle Sgt. James Washburn born in Leicester/Paxton in 1746.
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