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Azuba Knowles

Female 1714 - 1762  (48 years)


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Generation: 1

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

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

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

Generation: 2

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

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


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


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Samuel Knowles was born 17 Sep 1651, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts (son of Richard Knowles and Ruth Bower); died 19 Jun 1737, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried , 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 Dec 1679, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Mercy (daughter of Maj. John Freeman and Mercy Prence) was born Jul 1659, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 19 Jun 1737, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried , Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


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

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

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


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


Generation: 4

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

    Notes:

    He was a shipmaster.

    Richard married Ruth Bower 15 Aug 1639, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


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

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

    Other Events:

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

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


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

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

    Notes:

    Not a son of Peter Brown and Martha Ford.

    William married Mary Morecock 16 Jul 1649, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  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 3 Mar 1656, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 3 Dec 1691, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried , Cove Burying Ground, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

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

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


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