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William Brewster

Male Abt 1566 - 1644  (~ 78 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  William Brewster was born Abt 1566, Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England; died 10 Apr 1644, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried , Burial Hill, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachussets.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Between Jun 1566 and Jun 1567, Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England

    Notes:

    Emigrated 1620 to Plymouth, Massachusetts, on the Mayflower. Senior elder and (until the arrival of pastor Ralph Smith in 1629) religious leader of the Plymouth colony. The only Mayflower passenger with a university education and with political and diplomatic experience. Extensive Wikipedia article here.

    William Brewster (~1566-1644) = Mary (d. 1627)
    Fear Brewster (~1606-1634) = Isaac Allerton (~1586-1659)
    Isaac Allerton, Jr. (~1629-1702) = Elizabeth Willoughby (~1635->1672)
    Sarah Allerton (~1670-1731) = Hancock Lee (~1653-1729)
    Elizabeth Lee (~1708-~1750) = Zachary Taylor (1707-1768)
    Richard Taylor (1744-1829) = Sarah Dabney Strother (~1760-1822)
    Zachary Taylor (1784-1850)

    William Brewster (1566-1644) = Mary (d. 1627)
    Jonathan Brewster (1593-1659) = Lucretia Oldham (1600-1678)
    Benjamin Brewster (1633=1710) = Ann Addis (1628-1709)
    William Brewster (1669-1728) = Patience (d. 1740)
    Patience Brewster (b. 1699) = Matthew Dewolfe (1697-1783)
    Edward Dewolfe (1735-1790) = Elizabeth (d. 1787)
    Edward Dewolfe (1768-1835) = Sarah Bill (1768-1854)
    Charles De Wolf (1794-1870) = Betsy Putnam (1794-1881)
    John Archelous De Wolf (1833-1901) = Louise Doty (1835-1879)
    Ida Corinne De Wolf (1863-1944) = LaFayette Waterbury (1864-1931)
    Ledora May Waterbury (1885-1959) = Harry Ross Hubbard (1886-1975)
    Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (1911-1986)

    William married Mary Bef 1593, Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England. Mary died 17 Apr 1627, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 2. Jonathan Brewster  Descendancy chart to this point was born 12 Aug 1593, Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England; died 7 Aug 1659, New London, Connecticut; was buried , Preston, New London, Connecticut.
    2. 3. Patience Brewster  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1600, Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England; died 1634.
    3. 4. Love Brewster  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1614; died Between 6 Oct 1650 and 31 Jan 1651.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Jonathan Brewster Descendancy chart to this point (1.William1) was born 12 Aug 1593, Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England; died 7 Aug 1659, New London, Connecticut; was buried , Preston, New London, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    He moved with his family to Leiden, Holland in 1608, where he became a merchant and a ribbon maker. Unlike his brothers Love and Wrestling, he stayed behind when the Mayflower sailed; he arrived at Cape Cod on the Fortune in November 1621. In 1630 he and his family moved to Duxbury, where he became a trader, working the coast as far south as Virginia. In 1635-36 he was in Windsor, Connecticut. In 1649 he settled in the New London area, where he spent the rest of his life.

    From Kristen Wands, at the Windsor Historical Society site:

    During his time in Windsor, Brewster began corresponding with John Winthrop, Jr., with whom he shared an interest in alchemy. Brewster had an alchemical laboratory in his home at Brewster's Neck. In 1656, he believed he was close to discovering the universal cure, a common goal among alchemists. He shared the progress of his experiments with Winthrop, saying, "I ffeare I shall not live to see it finished, in regard partly of the Indianes, who I feare will raise warres; and also I have a conceite that God sees me not worthy of a blessing by reason of my manifold miscariadges." Brewster worried not only that his life might be in jeopardy, but also that some accident would upset his experiments, which needed to sit undisturbed for years at a time. Typically Puritan, he worried that he was not Christian enough to receive the divine alchemical secrets he sought. Writing that he trusted Winthrop with his research more than his own children, Brewster promised he would "shortly write all the whole worke in few words, plainly ... & sealle it vp in a littel box, & subscribe it to your selfe... that if it please God I should suddainly be taken away, you may call for it." Ultimately, it appears Brewster's experiments were unsuccessful. His letters to Winthrop, however, provide a fascinating window into the minds of our New England forefathers.

    While Jonathan Brewster's encounters with Native Americans do not seem to have affected his alchemy, later events suggest he was right to be nervous about his family's safety. In early March of 1659, while Brewster was away in Hartford, "12 [Narragansett] Indians came suddainly out of the bushes" surrounding Brewster's farm, and ran toward Mrs. Brewster, who was working in a field with one Mohegan and two English servants. Seemingly to shield her from the attack, the Mohegan ran toward "Mrs. Brewster, and held fast about hir, the other Indians pulled him by force from hir and presently killed him and cutt of his hand and fledd away." Apparently, the Narragansetts were upset that Brewster had been supplying his Mohegan allies with firearms, and the attack, which resulted in the death of the Mohegan servant, was in retaliation. Though no member of Brewster's family was physically harmed, the incident was a tremendous fright to all of the English settlers in the region.

    When Brewster's death came, it was the result of an illness rather than an act of violence. He passed away in August of 1659, at 66 years of age. He was buried in Brewster's Neck Cemetery, which is all that remains of the family's home and trading post there.

    Jonathan Brewster (1593-1659) = Lucretia Oldham (1600-1678)
    Benjamin Brewster (1633=1710) = Ann Addis (1628-1709)
    William Brewster (1669-1728) = Patience (d. 1740)
    Patience Brewster (b. 1699) = Matthew Dewolfe (1697-1783)
    Edward Dewolfe (1735-1790) = Elizabeth (d. 1787)
    Edward Dewolfe (1768-1835) = Sarah Bill (1768-1854)
    Charles De Wolf (1794-1870) = Betsy Putnam (1794-1881)
    John Archelous De Wolf (1833-1901) = Louise Doty (1835-1879)
    Ida Corinne De Wolf (1863-1944) = LaFayette Waterbury (1864-1931)
    Ledora May Waterbury (1885-1959) = Harry Ross Hubbard (1886-1975)
    Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (1911-1986)

    Jonathan married Lucretia Oldham 10 Apr 1624, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Lucretia (daughter of William Oldham and Phillipa Sowter) was born Bef 14 Jan 1601; died 4 Mar 1679, Norwich, New London, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 5. Mary Brewster  Descendancy chart to this point was born 16 Apr 1627, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died Aft 23 Mar 1698, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

  2. 3.  Patience Brewster Descendancy chart to this point (1.William1) was born Abt 1600, Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England; died 1634.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1603, England

    Notes:

    Emigrated 1623 to Plymouth, Massachusetts, on the Anne.

    Died in the smallpox epidemic of 1634.

    Patience married Thomas Prence, Governor of the Plymouth Colony 5 Aug 1624, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Thomas (son of Thomas Prence) was born Abt 1600, Lechlade, Farindon, Gloucestershire, England; died 29 Mar 1673, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried 8 Apr 1673, Burial Hill, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachussets. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 6. Rebecca Prence  Descendancy chart to this point died Abt 1650.
    2. 7. Hannah Prence  Descendancy chart to this point was born 1628, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died Bef 23 Nov 1698, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    3. 8. Mercy Prence  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1631, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 28 Sep 1711, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

  3. 4.  Love Brewster Descendancy chart to this point (1.William1) was born Abt 1614; died Between 6 Oct 1650 and 31 Jan 1651.

    Love married Sarah Collier 15 May 1634, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Sarah (daughter of William Collier and Jane Clark) was born Bef 30 Apr 1616; died 26 Apr 1691, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 9. Sarah Brewster  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1635, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died Between 5 Mar 1668 and 21 Jan 1679.


Generation: 3

  1. 5.  Mary Brewster Descendancy chart to this point (2.Jonathan2, 1.William1) was born 16 Apr 1627, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died Aft 23 Mar 1698, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Mary married John Turner 10 Nov 1645. John (son of Humphrey Turner and Lydia Gaymer) was born Abt 1620; died Between 4 Mar 1695 and 20 May 1697, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 10. Ruth Turner  Descendancy chart to this point was born Bef 17 May 1663.

  2. 6.  Rebecca Prence Descendancy chart to this point (3.Patience2, 1.William1) died Abt 1650.

    Rebecca married Edmund Freeman 22 Apr 1646, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Edmund (son of Edmond Freeman and Bennett Hodsoll) was born Bef 26 Nov 1620, Billingshurst, Sussex, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 11. Patience Freeman  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1647; died Bef 16 Mar 1715.

  3. 7.  Hannah Prence Descendancy chart to this point (3.Patience2, 1.William1) was born 1628, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died Bef 23 Nov 1698, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1629

    Hannah married Nathaniel Mayo 13 Feb 1650, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Nathaniel (son of Rev. John Mayo) was born 1625, England; died Aft 19 Dec 1661, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 12. Samuel Mayo  Descendancy chart to this point was born 12 Oct 1655, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 29 Oct 1738, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried , Orleans Cemetery, Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Hannah married Jonathan Sparrow Between 1677 and 1681. Jonathan (son of Richard Sparrow and Pandora) was born Abt 1629; died 21 Mar 1707, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  4. 8.  Mercy Prence Descendancy chart to this point (3.Patience2, 1.William1) was born Abt 1631, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 28 Sep 1711, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Mercy married Maj. John Freeman 13 Feb 1650, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Maj. (son of Edmond Freeman and Bennett Hodsoll) was born Bef 28 Jan 1627; died 28 Oct 1719, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 13. Mercy Freeman  Descendancy chart to this point was born Jul 1659, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 19 Jun 1737, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried , Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    2. 14. Hannah Freeman  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1664, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 15 Feb 1744, Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

  5. 9.  Sarah Brewster Descendancy chart to this point (4.Love2, 1.William1) was born Abt 1635, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died Between 5 Mar 1668 and 21 Jan 1679.

    Sarah married Benjamin Bartlett Between 4 Apr 1654 and 8 Aug 1655. Benjamin (son of Robert Bartlett and Mary Warren) was born Abt 1629; died Between 29 Aug 1691 and 28 Aug 1691, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 15. Benjamin Bartlett  Descendancy chart to this point was born Aft 1654; died Between 10 Apr 1722 and 10 Apr 1724.


Generation: 4

  1. 10.  Ruth Turner Descendancy chart to this point (5.Mary3, 2.Jonathan2, 1.William1) was born Bef 17 May 1663.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 17 May 1663, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts

    Ruth married Israel Sylvester 3 Oct 1701, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Israel (son of Israel Sylvester and Martha) was born 23 Sep 1674, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died Abt 13 Feb 1717, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 16. Ruth Sylvester  Descendancy chart to this point was born 26 Jun 1701, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died Between 25 Dec 1770 and 17 Nov 1779.

  2. 11.  Patience Freeman Descendancy chart to this point (6.Rebecca3, 3.Patience2, 1.William1) was born Abt 1647; died Bef 16 Mar 1715.

    Patience married Joseph Burgess Abt 1667. Joseph (son of Thomas Burgess and Dorothy) was born Abt 1642; died Aug 1695, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 17. Dorothy Burgess  Descendancy chart to this point was born 12 Nov 1670, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died Between 10 Apr 1725 and 1 Jun 1727.

  3. 12.  Samuel Mayo Descendancy chart to this point (7.Hannah3, 3.Patience2, 1.William1) was born 12 Oct 1655, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 29 Oct 1738, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried , Orleans Cemetery, Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Both Mayflower Descendants Through Five Generations, volume 6, by John D. Austin (1995), and William Brewster--Mayflower Families in Progress, by Barbara Lambert Merrick (2001), state that no proof has been found that Samuel Mayo's first wife was Ruth Hopkins, daughter of Giles Hopkins and Catherine Whelden.

    However, Samuel Mayo was definitely the father of Hannah Mayo who married Judah Hopkins. George Ernest Bowman's abstract of the will opf Samuel Mayo of Eastham was published in The Mayflower Descendant, volume 36, number 2, July 1986, page 161. Dated 9 Apr 1734 and probated 15 Nov 1738, among its legatees are "Heirs of Dau. Hannah Hopkins deceased", to which is added the note "wife of Judah".

    Samuel married (Unknown first wife of Samuel Mayo). (Unknown died Bef 15 Jul 1727, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 18. Hannah Mayo  Descendancy chart to this point was born , Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 5 Jul 1719, Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

  4. 13.  Mercy Freeman Descendancy chart to this point (8.Mercy3, 3.Patience2, 1.William1) was born Jul 1659, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 19 Jun 1737, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried , Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Mercy married Samuel Knowles Dec 1679, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Samuel (son of Richard Knowles and Ruth Bower) was born 17 Sep 1651, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 19 Jun 1737, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried , Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 19. Col. Samuel Knowles  Descendancy chart to this point 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.

  5. 14.  Hannah Freeman Descendancy chart to this point (8.Mercy3, 3.Patience2, 1.William1) was born Abt 1664, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 15 Feb 1744, Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Hannah married John Mayo. John (son of Samuel Mayo and Tamzin Lumpkin) was born Abt 1656; died 1 Feb 1726, Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 20. Mercy Mayo  Descendancy chart to this point was born 23 Apr 1688, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died Aft 25 Mar 1765.

  6. 15.  Benjamin Bartlett Descendancy chart to this point (9.Sarah3, 4.Love2, 1.William1) was born Aft 1654; died Between 10 Apr 1722 and 10 Apr 1724.

    Benjamin married Ruth Pabodie Dec 1677, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Ruth (daughter of William Pabodie and Elizabeth Alden) was born 27 Jun 1658, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died Between 25 Apr 1724 and 27 Mar 1725. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 21. Abigail Bartlett  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 4 May 1703, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 30 Aug 1776, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried , Old Cemetery, South Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.


Generation: 5

  1. 16.  Ruth Sylvester Descendancy chart to this point (10.Ruth4, 5.Mary3, 2.Jonathan2, 1.William1) was born 26 Jun 1701, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died Between 25 Dec 1770 and 17 Nov 1779.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 26 Jun 1702, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts

    Ruth married Samuel Ring 28 Jan 1725, Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Samuel (son of Eleazar Ring and Mary Shaw) was born 12 Mar 1694, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 8 May 1768, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 22. Grace Ring  Descendancy chart to this point was born 6 Apr 1730, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 20 Sep 1793, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

  2. 17.  Dorothy Burgess Descendancy chart to this point (11.Patience4, 6.Rebecca3, 3.Patience2, 1.William1) was born 12 Nov 1670, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died Between 10 Apr 1725 and 1 Jun 1727.

    Notes:

    According to Mayflower Families in Progress: William Brewster (citation details below), she probably died in Rochester, Massachusetts, and her marriage to Savory Clifton probably took place in Sandwich around 1689.

    "On 10 Apr 1725, (her mother) 'Patience Burge of Rochester, widow of Joseph Burge,' acquitted and discharged to (her son) Benjamin Burge, yeoman, and (her daughter) Dorothy, the wife of Clifton Savory, 'my right in a share of land in Middleboro, which was formerly in the right of Governor Prence...I am heir to a part of the same.'" [Mayflower Families in Progress: William Brewster, citation details below.]

    Dorothy married Savory Clifton Abt 1689. Savory was born Abt 1665, England; died Aft 25 Oct 1753, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 23. Jane Clifton  Descendancy chart to this point was born 15 Feb 1697.

  3. 18.  Hannah Mayo Descendancy chart to this point (12.Samuel4, 7.Hannah3, 3.Patience2, 1.William1) was born , Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 5 Jul 1719, Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    For proof of her parentage, see the entry for her father Samuel Mayo. Additionally, the Stephen Hopkins Mayflower Families Through Five Generations book calls her "a descendant of Pilgrim William Brewster."

    Hannah married Judah Hopkins 14 Apr 1702, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Judah (son of Stephen Hopkins and Mary Merrick) was born Jan 1677, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 7 Jan 1748, Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 24. Sylvanus Hopkins  Descendancy chart to this point was born 14 Feb 1717, Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died , Connecticut.

  4. 19.  Col. Samuel Knowles Descendancy chart to this point (13.Mercy4, 8.Mercy3, 3.Patience2, 1.William1) 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.

    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]

    Children:
    1. 25. Enos Knowles  Descendancy chart to this point was born 30 Apr 1712, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 1784, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    2. 26. Azuba Knowles  Descendancy chart to this point was born 6 Feb 1714, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died Mar 1762, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

  5. 20.  Mercy Mayo Descendancy chart to this point (14.Hannah4, 8.Mercy3, 3.Patience2, 1.William1) was born 23 Apr 1688, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died Aft 25 Mar 1765.

    Mercy married Nathaniel Hopkins 26 May 1707, Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Nathaniel (son of Stephen Hopkins and Mary Merrick) was born Mar 1684, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 17 Sep 1766, Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 27. Theophilus Hopkins  Descendancy chart to this point was born 13 Mar 1729, Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 1819, Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

  6. 21.  Abigail Bartlett Descendancy chart to this point (15.Benjamin4, 9.Sarah3, 4.Love2, 1.William1) was born Abt 4 May 1703, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 30 Aug 1776, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried , Old Cemetery, South Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1702

    Abigail married Gamaliel Bradford 30 Aug 1728, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Gamaliel (son of Samuel Bradford and Hannah Rogers) was born 18 May 1704, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 24 Apr 1778, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried , Old Cemetery, South Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 28. Samuel Bradford  Descendancy chart to this point was born 2 Jan 1730, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 17 Feb 1777, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.


Generation: 6

  1. 22.  Grace Ring Descendancy chart to this point (16.Ruth5, 10.Ruth4, 5.Mary3, 2.Jonathan2, 1.William1) was born 6 Apr 1730, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 20 Sep 1793, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Grace married Samuel Bradford 1 Nov 1749, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Samuel (son of Gamaliel Bradford and Abigail Bartlett) was born 2 Jan 1730, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 17 Feb 1777, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 29. Welthea Bradford  Descendancy chart to this point was born 15 Nov 1757, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 8 Jun 1846.

  2. 23.  Jane Clifton Descendancy chart to this point (17.Dorothy5, 11.Patience4, 6.Rebecca3, 3.Patience2, 1.William1) was born 15 Feb 1697.

    Jane married Thomas Bowerman 11 Oct 1721. Thomas (son of Thomas Bowerman and Mary Harper) was born Abt 1685. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 30. Judah Bowerman  Descendancy chart to this point was born 24 Dec 1723, Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

  3. 24.  Sylvanus Hopkins Descendancy chart to this point (18.Hannah5, 12.Samuel4, 7.Hannah3, 3.Patience2, 1.William1) was born 14 Feb 1717, Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died , Connecticut.

    Sylvanus married Ruth Berry 23 Nov 1738, Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Ruth (daughter of Judah Berry and Rebecca Hamlin) was born 19 Mar 1721, Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died Bef 21 Nov 1769. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 31. Elijah Hopkins  Descendancy chart to this point was born Bef 28 Jun 1741, Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died , Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut.

  4. 25.  Enos Knowles Descendancy chart to this point (19.Col.5, 13.Mercy4, 8.Mercy3, 3.Patience2, 1.William1) was born 30 Apr 1712, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 1784, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Enos married Sarah Sparrow 12 Apr 1733, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Sarah (daughter of Jonathan Sparrow and Sarah) was born 20 Jul 1708, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 1784, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 32. Jerusha Knowles  Descendancy chart to this point

  5. 26.  Azuba Knowles Descendancy chart to this point (19.Col.5, 13.Mercy4, 8.Mercy3, 3.Patience2, 1.William1) was born 6 Feb 1714, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; 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. 33. Josiah Sears  Descendancy chart to this point was born 1 Feb 1745, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 27 Jul 1819, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.
    2. 34. Azuba Sears  Descendancy chart to this point was born 5 Nov 1747, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 1839, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

  6. 27.  Theophilus Hopkins Descendancy chart to this point (20.Mercy5, 14.Hannah4, 8.Mercy3, 3.Patience2, 1.William1) was born 13 Mar 1729, Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 1819, Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Theophilus married Tabitha Eldredge 24 Jul 1754, Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Tabitha (daughter of William Eldredge and Hannah Taylor) was born 20 Jul 1715, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 1775, Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried , Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  7. 28.  Samuel Bradford Descendancy chart to this point (21.Abigail5, 15.Benjamin4, 9.Sarah3, 4.Love2, 1.William1) was born 2 Jan 1730, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 17 Feb 1777, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    "[O]ne of the Committee of Correspondence in the early part of the Revolution. He raised and commanded a company in Col. Cotton's regiment. By over exertion in the battles of Trenton and Princeton, his health became so impaired that he was compelled to return home, where he d. 17 Feb., 1777, ae. 47." ["A Genealogy of the Bradford Family", citation details below.]

    Samuel married Grace Ring 1 Nov 1749, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Grace (daughter of Samuel Ring and Ruth Sylvester) was born 6 Apr 1730, Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 20 Sep 1793, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 29. Welthea Bradford  Descendancy chart to this point was born 15 Nov 1757, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 8 Jun 1846.


Generation: 7

  1. 29.  Welthea Bradford Descendancy chart to this point (22.Grace6, 16.Ruth5, 10.Ruth4, 5.Mary3, 2.Jonathan2, 1.William1) was born 15 Nov 1757, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 8 Jun 1846.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Mar 1841, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York

    Notes:

    If she died in Poughkeepsie as asserted in the Stephen Hopkins Mayflower Families through Five Generations book, she must have removed there very late in life, as the records of her pension application state that she personally appeared before the Plymouth probate judge, calling herself "a resident of Duxbury" (and "aged Eighty years") in Aug 1838.

    A typewritten letter from one Winfield Scott, Commissioner of the "Rev. & 1812 Wars Section" of the federal pension office, to Mary C. Fraprie of Beacon Street, Brookline, Massachusetts, dated 16 Oct 1928, narrates Isaac Drew's service in the Revolution in some detail, and ends with the note that Isaac Drew's wife Welthea Bradford -- who, the letter notes, he married "October 1, 1781", agreeing with the other genealogical sources cited here -- was "allowed pension on her application executed August 16, 1838, while a resident of Duxbury, Massachusetts, aged eighty years. She died June 8, 1846." Which is entirely different from the information given in the Hopkins Mayflower Families book.

    The Mayflower Families books use the much-complained-about "giant block of citations" model, in which it can be very difficult to determine which cited source or authority attaches to which stated fact. Failing a specific reason to believe that Welthea Bradford died in Poughkeepsie -- or in 1841, as asserted by Ruth Gardiner Hall -- we're inclined to believe Commissioner Scott's report that she died 8 June 1846, even if he was writing over eighty years later. For the simple reason that pension offices are strongly motivated to accurately know when their beneficiaries have died and no longer require further applications of public funds.

    Welthea married Isaac Drew 1 Oct 1781, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Isaac (son of Samuel Drew and Faith Petersen) was born Jun 1748, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 3 Nov 1835, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried , Mayflower Cemetery, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 35. William Drew  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1798, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 12 Jan 1853, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

  2. 30.  Judah Bowerman Descendancy chart to this point (23.Jane6, 17.Dorothy5, 11.Patience4, 6.Rebecca3, 3.Patience2, 1.William1) was born 24 Dec 1723, Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Judah married Mary Dillingham 16 Nov 1753, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Mary (daughter of Meletiah Dillingham and Mary Curtis) was born , of Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 36. Mary Bowerman  Descendancy chart to this point was born 10 Oct 1758, Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died Between 1834 and 1835, Pennsylvania.

  3. 31.  Elijah Hopkins Descendancy chart to this point (24.Sylvanus6, 18.Hannah5, 12.Samuel4, 7.Hannah3, 3.Patience2, 1.William1) was born Bef 28 Jun 1741, Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died , Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 28 Jun 1741, Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Served in the Revolution from Connecticut.

    Elijah married Joanna Parish. Joanna (daughter of Asa Parish and Mindwell Fuller) was born 4 Jun 1755, Kent, Litchfield, Connecticut; died , Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 37. Deborah Hopkins  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1780.

  4. 32.  Jerusha Knowles Descendancy chart to this point (25.Enos6, 19.Col.5, 13.Mercy4, 8.Mercy3, 3.Patience2, 1.William1)

    Notes:

    "The evidences that Jerusha and Nathaniel were brother and sister are family statements of the descendants taken down around the year 1880 by the late Professor Arnold Doane of Barrington. The chief grounds for making them children of Enos Knowles are that Enos had a son not otherwise accounted for, that Jerusha and Nathaniel could not possibly have been children of Enos's brother Samuel or cousin Cornelius, that Nathaniel named a son Enos -- a name almost unused either in Eastham or Barrington, and that the name Jerusha prevailed among the proved descendants of Enos." [Charles Thornton Libby, citation details below.]

    Her first husband was Simeon Crowell, who was lost at sea in the summer of 1768.

    Jerusha married John Nickerson. John (son of John Nickerson and Dorcas Bassett) was born 12 Jun 1730, Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died , Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 38. Lucretia Jane Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born , Nova Scotia.
    2. 39. John Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born 1772, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died Abt 1820, Woods Harbour, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

  5. 33.  Josiah Sears Descendancy chart to this point (26.Azuba6, 19.Col.5, 13.Mercy4, 8.Mercy3, 3.Patience2, 1.William1) was born 1 Feb 1745, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 27 Jul 1819, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Josiah married Elizabeth. Elizabeth died Bef 6 Apr 1797. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 40. Azuba Sears  Descendancy chart to this point was born 26 Feb 1791, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

  6. 34.  Azuba Sears Descendancy chart to this point (26.Azuba6, 19.Col.5, 13.Mercy4, 8.Mercy3, 3.Patience2, 1.William1) was born 5 Nov 1747, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 1839, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Azuba married Warren Anson Kendrick 29 Oct 1765. Warren (son of Jonathan Kendrick and Tabitha Eldredge) was born Sep 1743, Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 1815, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 41. Tabitha Kendrick  Descendancy chart to this point was born 29 Jul 1766, Nova Scotia.


Generation: 8

  1. 35.  William Drew Descendancy chart to this point (29.Welthea7, 22.Grace6, 16.Ruth5, 10.Ruth4, 5.Mary3, 2.Jonathan2, 1.William1) was born Abt 1798, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 12 Jan 1853, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    He was a master mariner.

    William married Caroline Cleapor Abt 1814. Caroline (daughter of Charles Cleapor) was born Abt 1803, Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina; died 1 Jul 1854, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 42. Edwin Drew  Descendancy chart to this point was born 21 Aug 1839, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died 17 Feb 1908, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

  2. 36.  Mary Bowerman Descendancy chart to this point (30.Judah7, 23.Jane6, 17.Dorothy5, 11.Patience4, 6.Rebecca3, 3.Patience2, 1.William1) was born 10 Oct 1758, Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died Between 1834 and 1835, Pennsylvania.

    Mary married Noah Gifford Aft 5 Jun 1784, Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Noah (son of Peleg Gifford and Abigail Shepard) was born Abt 1759, of Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 43. Levi Gifford  Descendancy chart to this point was born 15 Aug 1789, Conway, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died 4 Mar 1860, Moroni, Sanpete, Utah.

  3. 37.  Deborah Hopkins Descendancy chart to this point (31.Elijah7, 24.Sylvanus6, 18.Hannah5, 12.Samuel4, 7.Hannah3, 3.Patience2, 1.William1) was born Abt 1780.

    Deborah married Calvin Knapp 12 Nov 1800. Calvin (son of Moses Knapp and Margaret Kasson) was born 18 Apr 1770, Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticut; died 19 Dec 1823, Cattaraugus, New York. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 44. Clarinda Knapp  Descendancy chart to this point was born 10 Aug 1802, Bethlehem, Litchfield, Connecticut; died 7 Dec 1862, Richmond, Cache, Utah.

  4. 38.  Lucretia Jane Nickerson Descendancy chart to this point (32.Jerusha7, 25.Enos6, 19.Col.5, 13.Mercy4, 8.Mercy3, 3.Patience2, 1.William1) was born , Nova Scotia.

    Lucretia married Scott Nickerson 16 Dec 1789, Argyle, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Scott (son of Abner Nickerson and Elizabeth Baker) was born , Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 45. Martha Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born 14 May 1794, Argyle, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

  5. 39.  John Nickerson Descendancy chart to this point (32.Jerusha7, 25.Enos6, 19.Col.5, 13.Mercy4, 8.Mercy3, 3.Patience2, 1.William1) was born 1772, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died Abt 1820, Woods Harbour, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1774, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia

    John married Dorothy James "Dolly" Burke. Dorothy (daughter of Edward Burke and Nora James) was born Abt 1770, Bellyshannon, Donegal, Ireland; died Abt 1867, Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 46. Knowles Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born Abt 1795, Woods Harbour, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died 1875, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.
    2. 47. Judah Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born 23 Jun 1801, Woods Harbour, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died 17 Feb 1895, Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; was buried , Oakvale Cemetery, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

  6. 40.  Azuba Sears Descendancy chart to this point (33.Josiah7, 26.Azuba6, 19.Col.5, 13.Mercy4, 8.Mercy3, 3.Patience2, 1.William1) was born 26 Feb 1791, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Azuba married Daniel McComiskey Abt 1813. (son of John Neil McComiskey and Mercy Smith) [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 48. James McComiskey  Descendancy chart to this point was born 1827, Woods Harbour, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died 13 Feb 1915, Lower East Pubnico, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; was buried , Old Wilson Cemetery, Charlesville, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

  7. 41.  Tabitha Kendrick Descendancy chart to this point (34.Azuba7, 26.Azuba6, 19.Col.5, 13.Mercy4, 8.Mercy3, 3.Patience2, 1.William1) was born 29 Jul 1766, Nova Scotia.

    Tabitha married Joshua Nickerson 26 Jun 1785, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Joshua (son of Joshua Nickerson and Esther Ryder) was born 1763, Shag Harbor, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died 1800, Oak Park, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 49. Tabitha Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born 9 Sep 1790, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died 18 Jan 1844.

    Tabitha married James Smith Jul 1803, Barrington Township, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia. James (son of Archelaus Smith and Elizabeth Nickerson) was born 6 Oct 1762, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died 28 May 1842, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 50. Elizabeth Smith  Descendancy chart to this point was born 27 Jun 1809; died 10 Apr 1887.