Abraham5 Washburn, eldest son of (175) Gideon4 Washburn, (65) James3, (43) John2 (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born, probably in Bridgewater, MA, in say ca. 1725, married Mary4 Weston, of Middleborough, possibly daughter of Jonathan3 and Mercy4 (Rickard) Weston, of West Bridgewater, on 18 Oct. 1753 in Middleborough. She was baptized in 1731 in West Bridgewater, a granddaughter of John2 and Deborah (Delano) Weston, of Duxbury, and of Henry3 and Mercy3 (Morton) Rickard, of Plympton, and they moved to Paxton, Worcester Co., MA. They were living in Paxton, MA, in the 1790 federal census.
He was probably the “Abram” Washburn living in Pelham, Hampshire Co., MA, in the 1800 federal census, and he died testate on 29 June 1803 in Pelham, MA. His will was dated 25 June 1803, and probated on 26 July 1803 in Hampshire Co., MA, witnessed by Abia Southworth, John May, and James Thurston. He mentioned his wife Mary, whom he appointed as a co-executrix, with Abia Southworth, eldest son Eliab Washburn, son James Washburn, eldest daughter Molly Whittemore, and daughter Sarah Gates. (See Appendix [A] for a full transcription of his will.) The inventory of his estate was appraised by Jonathan Packard, Samuel Joslin, and Seth Edson Junr. on 17 Aug. 1803, and totaled $228.33, including some livestock, but no real estate. Abia Southworth, the executor, gave his oath to the inventory on 8 Nov. 1803, and the executor’s accounting shows a payment made to Doct. Abia Southworth.
Abraham Washburn and Mary Weston had children, order uncertain:
+ 1938 i Eliab6 Washburn, born ca. 1754, called “eldest son” in his father’s 1803 will, married Molly5 Lazell, daughter of John4 and Mary (Byram) Lazell, of Bridgewater, on 20 Feb. 1777 in East Bridgewater. (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)
+ 1940 iii Mary6 “Molly” or “Polly” Washburn, born, say ca. 1768, married Jeremiah Whittemore (3rd), son of Jeremiah and Mary (Carter) Whittemore (Jr.), of Spencer, Worcester Co., MA, on 21 Feb. 1792 in Spencer. (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)
1941 iii Luke Washburn, born say ca. 1772, marriage not found. He evidently died, however, before the 1803 will of his father, presumably unmarried.
+ 1942 iv Sarah6 “Sally” Washburn, born in 1776, married Ebenezer Gates, son of Cyrus and Ruth (Bruce) Gates, on 28 Dec. 1797 in Pelham, Hampshire Co., MA. (To be continued in Washburn Sixth Generation.)
1943 v (Possibly others)
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