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James Washburn (abt. 1758)

James Washburn
Born about in Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [half]
Husband of — married about 1783 in Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Massachusetts Colony

  • From John Maltby:
Abraham Washburn and Mary Weston had children, including: [1]

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.##

Son's Birth

  • Massachusetts Births and Christenings:
Name Hiram Washburn
Gender Male
Birth Date 09 Nov 1800
Birthplace Pelham, Hampshire, Massachusetts
Race White
Father's Name James Washburn
Mother's Name Sarah Washburn


  1. Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 326, gives Abraham sons James, Eliab and Luke, but doesn’t mention any daughters.
  • "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch ( : 4 December 2014), James Washburn in entry for Hiram Washburn, 09 Nov 1800; citing Pelham, Hampshire, Massachusetts, Item 10 P26; FHL microfilm 1,863,287.
    • HISTORY OF LEICESTER by Washburn. 415

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.

      • History of Paxton (by Ledyard) "The people thus petitioning for a separate municipality were citizens of Leicester and Rutland, and the tract of land desired by the petitioners was that portion of the two towns lying contiguous, viz. : the southern part of Rutland and the northern portion of Leicester, making a tract of about four miles square...Among the names found in the early records it is interesting to note the following, viz. : ...James Washburn...."

probably NOT this James Washburn, probably his uncle Sgt. James Washburn born in Leicester/Paxton in 1746.

    1. Parmenter's History of Pelham, Mass from 1738 to 1898, including the Early History of Prescott, Mass.

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