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Silence Fairbanks

Female 1727 - 1804  (77 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Silence Fairbanks was born on 26 Feb 1727 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts (daughter of George Fairbanks and Sarah Harding); died on 14 Nov 1804 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in South Sherborn Cemetery, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Silence married Elisha Barber on 10 Jul 1751 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Elisha (son of Zachariah Barber and Deborah Partridge) was born on 23 Nov 1722 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 7 Jul 1803 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in South Sherborn Cemetery, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Sarah Barber was born on 17 Mar 1756 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died in 1831.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  George Fairbanks was born on 2 Oct 1694 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts (son of George Fairbanks and Susanna); died on 29 Apr 1754 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts; was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Millis, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts

    George married Sarah Harding on 9 Feb 1714 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Sarah (daughter of Abraham Harding and Sarah Merrifield) was born on 22 Feb 1696 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 26 Jan 1748 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts; was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Millis, Norfolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Sarah Harding was born on 22 Feb 1696 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts (daughter of Abraham Harding and Sarah Merrifield); died on 26 Jan 1748 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts; was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Millis, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 20 Feb 1696, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts

    Children:
    1. 1. Silence Fairbanks was born on 26 Feb 1727 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 14 Nov 1804 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in South Sherborn Cemetery, Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  George Fairbanks was born on 26 May 1650 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts (son of George Fairbanks and Mary Adams); died on 5 May 1737 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 26 May 1650, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts
    • Alternate death: 1737, Norfolk County, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Contrary to his Find a Grave page, he did not have a third wife named Sarah.

    George married Susanna about 1679. Susanna was born about 1657; died on 9 Apr 1750 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Susanna was born about 1657; died on 9 Apr 1750 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 2. George Fairbanks was born on 2 Oct 1694 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 29 Apr 1754 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts; was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Millis, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

  3. 6.  Abraham Harding was born in Aug 1655 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts (son of Abraham Harding and Elizabeth); died on 11 Jun 1734 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Abraham married Sarah Merrifield. Sarah (daughter of John Merrifield and Sarah Goard) was born on 14 May 1669 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died between 29 May 1741 and 12 Mar 1742 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Sarah Merrifield was born on 14 May 1669 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts (daughter of John Merrifield and Sarah Goard); died between 29 May 1741 and 12 Mar 1742 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 3. Sarah Harding was born on 22 Feb 1696 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 26 Jan 1748 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts; was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Millis, Norfolk, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  George Fairbanks was born before 28 Nov 1617 (son of Jonathan Fairbank and Grace Smith); died on 10 Jan 1682 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 28 Nov 1617, Halifax, Yorkshire, England
    • Alternate death: 10 Jan 1683, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    He died by drowning. He appears to have spent the latter part of his life in a series of disagreements with the town authorities of Sherborn.

    George married Mary Adams on 26 Oct 1646 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Mary was born about 1626; died on 11 Aug 1711 in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Mary Adams was born about 1626; died on 11 Aug 1711 in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Perhaps a relative of Ferdinando Adams of Dedham.

    Children:
    1. 4. George Fairbanks was born on 26 May 1650 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 5 May 1737 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts.
    2. Jonathan Fairbanks was born on 1 May 1662 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 19 Dec 1719 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  3. 12.  Abraham Harding died on 22 Mar 1655 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 22 May 1655, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    He first appears at Braintree, then in 1650 as a proprietor of Medfield.

    Abraham married Elizabeth. Elizabeth died between 20 Nov 1678 and 31 Jan 1679. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 13.  Elizabeth died between 20 Nov 1678 and 31 Jan 1679.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1678

    Notes:

    Her birth surname is unknown.

    Children:
    1. 6. Abraham Harding was born in Aug 1655 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 11 Jun 1734 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

  5. 14.  John Merrifield was born before 16 Apr 1649; died on 9 Dec 1678 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 16 Apr 1649, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts

    John married Sarah Goard. Sarah (daughter of Richard Goard and Phebe Hewes) was born before 25 Mar 1649; died between 9 Dec 1678 and 16 Jan 1679. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 15.  Sarah Goard was born before 25 Mar 1649 (daughter of Richard Goard and Phebe Hewes); died between 9 Dec 1678 and 16 Jan 1679.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 25 Mar 1649, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Of Richard Goard's daughter Sarah, Robert Charles Anderson (citation details below) gives her baptismal date, then says "no further record." But there is further record of her — she married John Merrifield in or before 1665 (based on the Feb 1665/6 date of the birth of their first child, John) and then died sometime between 9 Dec 1678 (when her husband died) and 16 Jan 1678/9, the date of his probate. Credit to the unidentified author of Sarah Goard's WeRelate page for figuring this out:

    The probate of Sarah's husband John Merrifield, dated 16 Jan 1678/9, awards administration to "John Goad of Roxbury (Brother to the Widdow of sd. Merrifeild now also dece'd" [emphasis ours]. Subsequent to this, Sarah's brother John Goard of Roxbury died on 18 Feb 1679 ("of the pox," Anderson notes), so Peter Killey of Roxbury wound up being appointed administrator instead. But this definitely identifies the wife of John Merrifield as the Sarah who was a daughter of Richard Goard. And it corrects Clarence Almon Torrey's error in New England Marriages Prior to 1700 in making her a daughter of Joseph Goard.

    Children:
    1. 7. Sarah Merrifield was born on 14 May 1669 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died between 29 May 1741 and 12 Mar 1742 in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts.