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Azuba Knowles

Female 1714 - 1762  (48 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Azuba Knowles was born on 6 Feb 1714 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (daughter of Col. Samuel Knowles and Bethia Brown); died in Mar 1762 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Azuba married Josiah Sears on 30 Sep 1736 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Josiah (son of Josiah Sears and Mercy Howes) was born on 25 Aug 1708 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died between 2 Jan 1772 and 11 Feb 1772 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Josiah Sears was born on 1 Feb 1745 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 27 Jul 1819 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.
    2. Azuba Sears was born on 5 Nov 1747 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died in 1839 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Col. Samuel Knowles was born on 15 Jan 1682 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of Samuel Knowles and Mercy Freeman); died on 30 Jan 1751 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; was buried on 1 Feb 1751 in Old Granary Burial Ground, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Eastham selectman, 1722-28, then moderator of the town meeting. Colonel of the Second Barnstable Regiment. Justice of the sessions court. Guardian of the native Americans in the lower part of Barnstable County. After his father retired, he was often a representative in the Massachusetts general court, and he died during a session of the court in Boston.

    "On Wednesday the 30th of January died at his Lodgings in this Town, Samuel Knowles, Esq; One of the Members of the Honourable House of Representatives, from the Town of Eastham; in the County of Barnstable; and on Friday was decently interr'd, attended by the Honourable House of Representatives, and others. A Gentleman who was greatly belov'd and respected, and will be much lamented: As one of His Majesty's Justices, Col. Knowles was strictly Impartial in the Administration of Justice; was always for making up of Differences between Man and Man as soon as possible, and with as little Charge as might be; and was remarkable both for preventing and healing of any long and uncomfortable Debates among his Neighbours and others; and his Judgment greatly sett by; and that which crown'd all, A Man of strict Piety and Integrity." [Boston Weekly News-Letter, 7 Feb 1751]

    Samuel married Bethia Brown on 7 Nov 1709 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Bethia (daughter of Samuel Brown and Martha Harding) was born on 9 Sep 1685 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died after 13 Jan 1751. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Bethia Brown was born on 9 Sep 1685 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (daughter of Samuel Brown and Martha Harding); died after 13 Jan 1751.
    Children:
    1. Enos Knowles was born on 30 Apr 1712 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died in 1784 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    2. 1. Azuba Knowles was born on 6 Feb 1714 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died in Mar 1762 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Samuel Knowles was born on 17 Sep 1651 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts (son of Richard Knowles and Ruth Bower); died on 19 Jun 1737 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Eastham fence viewer, 1681; constable, 1687; petty juryman, 1691; selectman, 1692 on. Representative to the general court for many terms beginning in 1697. 1703, commissioner to try small causes.

    Samuel married Mercy Freeman in Dec 1679 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Mercy (daughter of Maj. John Freeman and Mercy Prence) was born in Jul 1659 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 19 Jun 1737 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Mercy Freeman was born in Jul 1659 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (daughter of Maj. John Freeman and Mercy Prence); died on 19 Jun 1737 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 2. Col. Samuel Knowles was born on 15 Jan 1682 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 30 Jan 1751 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; was buried on 1 Feb 1751 in Old Granary Burial Ground, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

  3. 6.  Samuel Brown was born on 3 Mar 1656 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of William Brown and Mary Morecock); died on 3 Dec 1691 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Cove Burying Ground, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Samuel married Martha Harding on 19 Feb 1683 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Martha (daughter of Joseph Harding and Bethia Cooke) was born on 13 Dec 1662 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died in 1692 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Cove Burying Ground, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Martha Harding was born on 13 Dec 1662 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (daughter of Joseph Harding and Bethia Cooke); died in 1692 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Cove Burying Ground, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 3. Bethia Brown was born on 9 Sep 1685 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died after 13 Jan 1751.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Richard Knowles died between 1670 and 1675 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    He was a shipmaster. In Plymouth colony as early as 2 Jan 1637, he is recorded in 1651 as a mariner of the town of Plymouth, but of Eastham by 1654. He was called Goodman.

    Richard married Ruth Bower on 15 Aug 1639 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Ruth Bower (daughter of George Bower and Barbara).
    Children:
    1. John Knowles was born in in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 3 Jun 1675 in near Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts.
    2. 4. Samuel Knowles was born on 17 Sep 1651 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 19 Jun 1737 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    3. Mehitable Knowles was born on 20 May 1653 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died after 1721 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

  3. 10.  Maj. John Freeman was born before 28 Jan 1627 (son of Edmond Freeman and Bennett Hodsoll); died on 28 Oct 1719 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 28 Jan 1627, Billingshurst, Sussex, England

    John married Mercy Prence on 13 Feb 1650 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Mercy (daughter of Thomas Prence, Governor of the Plymouth Colony and Patience Brewster) was born about 1631 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 28 Sep 1711 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Mercy Prence was born about 1631 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts (daughter of Thomas Prence, Governor of the Plymouth Colony and Patience Brewster); died on 28 Sep 1711 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 5. Mercy Freeman was born in Jul 1659 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 19 Jun 1737 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    2. Hannah Freeman was born about 1664 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 15 Feb 1744 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    3. Bennett Freeman was born on 5 Mar 1671 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 30 May 1716 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

  5. 12.  William Brown died on 7 Apr 1694 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Cove Burying Ground, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Not a son of Peter Brown and Martha Ford.

    William married Mary Morecock on 16 Jul 1649 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Mary Morecock (daughter of Audrey Cork).

    Notes:

    Often called Mary Murdock, which is wrong. In Dec 1639 she "with the consent of her father-in-law [her stepfather, Thomas Whitton] put herself apprentice with Richard Sparrow of Plymouth and Pandora, his wife."

    Children:
    1. 6. Samuel Brown was born on 3 Mar 1656 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 3 Dec 1691 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Cove Burying Ground, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

  7. 14.  Joseph Harding was born in in of Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of Martha).

    Joseph married Bethia Cooke on 4 Apr 1660 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Bethia (daughter of Josiah Cooke and Elizabeth Ring) was born about 1640 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died in in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Bethia Cooke was born about 1640 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts (daughter of Josiah Cooke and Elizabeth Ring); died in in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 7. Martha Harding was born on 13 Dec 1662 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died in 1692 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Cove Burying Ground, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.