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John Damon

Male 1709 - 1783  (73 years)


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  • Name John Damon 
    Born 22 May 1709  Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth 22 May 1709  Congregational Church, Wakefield, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Baptised 19 Jun 1709  Wakefield, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1783  Western, now Warren, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I33404  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DK
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2021 

    Father Thomas Damon,   b. 31 Jan 1659, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1723, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Lucian Emerson,   b. 2 Oct 1667, Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1740, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 15 May 1683  Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Family ID F19706  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah,   d. 1758 
    Children 
    +1. Edmond Damon,   b. 1740, Warren, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1790, Grafton, Rensselaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years)
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F19705  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He was a blacksmith.

      From the Find a Grave page for Pvt John Damon:

      John was a minor when his father died (about age 15) and as such his father's will puts him under the guardianship of Thomas Poole (1673-1732) for male guidance. Poole was indirectly related to the Damons since his sister Rebecca had married Peter Emerson. Poole was also trusted by the community since in 1721 the Reading community vote him to a committee of three that would oversee a loan fund from money provided to various towns by the Massachusetts General Court to stimulate growth. Individuals could borrow from 5 to 20 pounds. His brother-in-law Peter Emerson was also on this committee. John's 12 year old sister Abigail was placed under the guardianship of her mother Lucy Ann. [...]

      He enlisted (or perhaps had already trained) as a private in the Captain Josiah Putnam's company in Col. Jedediah Foster's regiment which marched to Roxbury at Boston when the first alarm was raised. His son Peter was a corporal in this same company, which was led by his father-in-law (Peter had married Lydia Putnam, and his brother Jude married Ruth Putnam, both the nieces of General Israel Putnam).

      A John Damon is named in the the fourth school district for Western in 1779 when it was divided into six districts. There are 14 other families in this district including Peter Demon (Damon) who is John's son and Isaac Gleason who must be a relative of John's wife Hannah Gleason. In district 4 there are also five Bliss families (Aaron, Edward, Isaac, Moses, and Solomon) and others as well( Reuben in #2, and Samuel in #3) who are likely relatives of John's daughter-in-law Esther Hubbard whose mother was Hannah Bliss. Other Gleasons in the town include John (district 1) and Joseph (district 5). So it would appear that these families stayed close to each other as a social network for mutual support.

  • Sources 
    1. [S317] The Bulkeley Genealogy by Donald Lines Jacobus. New Haven, Connecticut: 1933.

    2. [S5566] The Damon Family of Wayland, Massachusetts by Richard A. Damon, Jr. Penobscot Press, 1997.

    3. [S5283] Find a Grave page for Pvt John Damon.

    4. [S1409] Stone-Gregg Genealogy: The Ancestors and Descendants of Galen Luther Stone and His Wife Carrie Morton Gregg by Alicia Crane Williams. Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1987.