Benjamin Nye

M, b. 16 October 1697, d. 13 June 1790
     He married Rachel NN----.1 Benjamin was born on 16 October 1697 at Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.2 He was the son of Jonathan Nye and Patience Burgess. He married Lydia Freeman circa 1727.3 Benjamin died on 13 June 1790 at Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, at age 92.3

Children of Benjamin Nye and Lydia Freeman

Children of Benjamin Nye and Rachel NN----

Citations

  1. [S55] New York
    Frank E. Best
    Chicago, Il
    Edited by
    David Fisher Nye Elyria, Ohio Compiled by: George Hyatt Nye Auburn, Benjamin Nye of Sandwich, MA - His Anc. and Den., pg 76.
  2. [S55] New York
    Frank E. Best
    Chicago, Il
    Edited by
    David Fisher Nye Elyria, Ohio Compiled by: George Hyatt Nye Auburn, Benjamin Nye of Sandwich, MA - His Anc. and Den., pg 41.
  3. [S47] N. Carolina Generations 1-8 Compiled by: L. Bert Nye Jr. Shallotte, A Genealogy of American Nyes of English Origin, pg 78.

Lydia Freeman

F, b. 18 April 1710, d. 28 November 1730
     Lydia was born on 18 April 1710.1,2 She married Benjamin Nye circa 1727.2 Lydia died on 28 November 1730 at age 20.3

Children of Lydia Freeman and Benjamin Nye

Citations

  1. [S55] New York
    Frank E. Best
    Chicago, Il
    Edited by
    David Fisher Nye Elyria, Ohio Compiled by: George Hyatt Nye Auburn, Benjamin Nye of Sandwich, MA - His Anc. and Den., pg 76,.
  2. [S47] N. Carolina Generations 1-8 Compiled by: L. Bert Nye Jr. Shallotte, A Genealogy of American Nyes of English Origin, pg 78.
  3. [S55] New York
    Frank E. Best
    Chicago, Il
    Edited by
    David Fisher Nye Elyria, Ohio Compiled by: George Hyatt Nye Auburn, Benjamin Nye of Sandwich, MA - His Anc. and Den., pg 76.

Joshua Hall

M
     Joshua was born.1 He married Temperance Nye on 4 October 1744 at Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.1

Children of Joshua Hall and Temperance Nye

Citations

  1. [S55] New York
    Frank E. Best
    Chicago, Il
    Edited by
    David Fisher Nye Elyria, Ohio Compiled by: George Hyatt Nye Auburn, Benjamin Nye of Sandwich, MA - His Anc. and Den., pg 66.

Temperance Nye

F, b. 11 April 1727, d. 17 November 1803
     Temperance was born on 11 April 1727 at Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Nye and Mehitable Bourne. She married Joshua Hall on 4 October 1744 at Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.2 Temperance died on 17 November 1803 at age 76.

Children of Temperance Nye and Joshua Hall

Citations

  1. [S391] BENJAMIN NYE PG. 102, 64, 65.
  2. [S55] New York
    Frank E. Best
    Chicago, Il
    Edited by
    David Fisher Nye Elyria, Ohio Compiled by: George Hyatt Nye Auburn, Benjamin Nye of Sandwich, MA - His Anc. and Den., pg 66.

Lemuel Snow

M
     Lemuel died.

Stephen Hall

M, b. 2 April 1709
     Stephen was born on 2 April 1709 at Medford, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Percival Hall and Jane Willis. He married Sarah Taft on 17 April 1745.

Child of Stephen Hall and Sarah Taft

Citations

  1. [S63] History of Medford, Brooks, Charles , pg 519.

Sarah Taft1

F, b. 9 March 1719/20
     Sarah died. Sarah was born on 9 March 1719/20 at Worcester, Uxbridge Counaty, Massachusetts.2 She was the daughter of Joseph Taft and Elizabeth Emerson. She married Daniel Read on 8 January 1736/37. She married Stephen Hall on 17 April 1745.

Children of Sarah Taft and Daniel Read

Child of Sarah Taft and Stephen Hall

Citations

  1. [S321] Emersons [Ipswich], Emerson, Benjamin K.
  2. [S556] Uxbridge, Massachusetts Vital Records.

Percival Hall

M, b. 11 February 1672/73, d. 25 December 1752
      Percival Hall was one of the founders of the church at Medford; was one of the original proprietors of Sutton; was representative to the Provincial Congress; and deacon.
     
Percival was born on 11 February 1672/73 at Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA.1 He was the son of John Hall and Elizabeth Green. He married Jane Willis on 18 October 1697 at Woburn, Massachusetts.2,3 Percival died on 25 December 1752 at Medford, Massachusetts, at age 79.4

Children of Percival Hall and Jane Willis

Citations

  1. [S63] History of Medford, Brooks, Charles , pg 518.
  2. [S63] History of Medford, Brooks, Charles , pg 519,.
  3. [S170] NE Marriages Prior, Torrey, Clarence A. , pg 335.
  4. [S63] History of Medford, Brooks, Charles , pg 519.

Lydia Snow

F, b. 22 September 1787, d. 4 November 1872
     She married Asa Jones. Lydia was born on 22 September 1787 at Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts.1 She was the daughter of Lt. Lemuel Snow and Lydia Hodges. Lydia died on 4 November 1872 at age 85.

Citations

  1. [S31] Rogers, Thomas, Sawtelle , pg 175.

Joseph Snow

M, b. 14 June 1789, d. 20 October 1815
     Intended to quit sailing and to west but was lost at sea. Joseph was born on 14 June 1789 at Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Lt. Lemuel Snow and Lydia Hodges. Joseph died on 20 October 1815 at at sea at age 26.

Citations

  1. [S31] Rogers, Thomas, Sawtelle , pg 175.

Lemuel Snow

M, b. 22 April 1791, d. 19 March 1838
     With Joshua Nye Sr. he went west in 1813. He married Lurenda Langdon. Lemuel was born on 22 April 1791 at Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Lt. Lemuel Snow and Lydia Hodges. Lemuel died on 19 March 1838 at age 46.

Citations

  1. [S31] Rogers, Thomas, Sawtelle , pg 175.

Hannah Snow

F, b. 28 December 1792, d. 13 March 1860
     She married Solomon Turrell. Hannah was born on 28 December 1792 at Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts.1 She was the daughter of Lt. Lemuel Snow and Lydia Hodges. Hannah died on 13 March 1860 at Franklin County, Indiana, at age 67.1

Citations

  1. [S31] Rogers, Thomas, Sawtelle , PG 175.

Hercules Snow

M, b. 22 December 1794, d. 7 October 1842
     He married Mary Abercrombie. Hercules was born on 22 December 1794 at Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Lt. Lemuel Snow and Lydia Hodges. Hercules died on 7 October 1842 at age 47.

Citations

  1. [S31] Rogers, Thomas, Sawtelle , pg 175.

Betsey Dimick Snow

F, b. 26 August 1796, d. 14 August 1798
     Betsey was born on 26 August 1796 at Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts.1 She was the daughter of Lt. Lemuel Snow and Lydia Hodges. Betsey died on 14 August 1798 at Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, at age 1.2

Citations

  1. [S31] Rogers, Thomas, Sawtelle ,, pg 175.
  2. [S31] Rogers, Thomas, Sawtelle , pg 175.

Mary Hussey Snow

F, b. 2 August 1801, d. 23 September 1877
     She married Crocker Jenkins. Mary was born on 2 August 1801.1 She was the daughter of Lt. Lemuel Snow and Lydia Hodges. Mary died on 23 September 1877 at age 76.

Citations

  1. [S31] Rogers, Thomas, Sawtelle , pg 175.

Salome Snow

F, b. 7 July 1804, d. 6 April 1835
     She married William Ferguson. Salome was born on 7 July 1804.1 She was the daughter of Lt. Lemuel Snow and Lydia Hodges. Salome died on 6 April 1835 at age 30.

Citations

  1. [S31] Rogers, Thomas, Sawtelle , pg 175.

Sophronia Snow

F, b. 7 July 1804, d. 2 August 1850
     She married Joseph Albaugh. She married NN---- Bassett. She married NN---- Longley. Sophronia was born on 7 July 1804.1 She was the daughter of Lt. Lemuel Snow and Lydia Hodges. Sophronia died on 2 August 1850 at age 46.

Citations

  1. [S31] Rogers, Thomas, Sawtelle , pg 175.

Crocker Snow

M, b. 26 September 1805, d. 7 September 1868
     Crocker was an unusually small baby very tiny. He married Narcissus Marvin. Crocker was born on 26 September 1805.1 He was the son of Lt. Lemuel Snow and Lydia Hodges. Crocker died on 7 September 1868 at Harrison, Ohio, at age 62.1

Citations

  1. [S31] Rogers, Thomas, Sawtelle , pg 175.

Nymphas Hinckley Snow

F, b. 26 April 1807, d. 12 August 1816
     His was the first burialin Snow Hill. She married an unknown person . Nymphas was born on 26 April 1807.1 She was the daughter of Lt. Lemuel Snow and Lydia Hodges. Nymphas died on 12 August 1816 at Snow Hill, Franklin County, Indiana, at age 9.1

Citations

  1. [S31] Rogers, Thomas, Sawtelle , pg 175.

Eleazer Fletcher

M, b. 1735
     


Eleazer was accidentally killed, according to family tradition.

The following story given in the History of Sutton; "There once existed in this vicinity a sect known as the "Live-for-Evers." They held among other singular tenets, that if one seemed to be dead, faith, accompanied by certain manipulations by the faithful, would restore him to life. Mr. b. Fletcher
came one rainy night, and found them holding a meeting at his house; and, not being in favor of their views, ordered them out. But on account of the rain they refused to go. So being enraged, he said, if you fear rain more than fire you can stay; at the same time seizing the peel (wood oven-shovel) and drove it into the fire, and began scattering embers and coals among the crowd until they dispersed."

Eleazer was born in 1735 at Grafton, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Eleazer Fletcher and Elizabeth Robbins. He married Lucy Leland in 1760.

Children of Eleazer Fletcher and Lucy Leland

Citations

  1. [S85] Fletcher Family, Fletcher, Edward H. , pg 277.

Lucy Leland

F, b. 1740, d. 1814
     Lucy was born in 1740 at Grafton, Massachusetts.1 She was the daughter of Benjamin Leland and Rebecca Parker. She married Eleazer Fletcher in 1760. Lucy died in 1814 at Worchester, Massachusetts.2

Children of Lucy Leland and Eleazer Fletcher

Citations

  1. [S101] Leland Magazine, Leland, Sherman , pg 5 and 61.
  2. [S101] Leland Magazine, Leland, Sherman , pg 5.

Mariner Rood

M, b. 12 August 1712, d. 1777
      Mariner made a will 20 Sept. 1774, in great weakness. Oldest son Mariner £20 4a in Canaan. To son elijah: 12sh. To son Roger and David: all my home farm cont. 130a equally and 45a in Sheffield. To two daughters Mary Finn (?) and Lydia Newel: £25 each. To wife Mary; use of estate while my widow, thirds if she marries and rest to sons, Roger and David, they to pay legacies in stock or grain within 2 years after my death. Wife sole exec. /s/ mariner Rootd. Wit: Samll Forbes, Man-- Griswold, John Watson. Inventory not totalled. Mariner was born on 12 August 1712.1 He was the son of Samuel Rood and Mary Mariner. He married Mary Cornish on 18 July 1744 at Simsbury, Connecticut.2 Mariner died in 1777.1

Children of Mariner Rood and Mary Cornish

Citations

  1. [S83] Hartford, CT, Barbour, Lucius , vol VI.
  2. [S548] Simsbury Records pg 95.

Mary Cornish

F, b. circa 1721
     Mary was born circa 1721. She was the daughter of James Cornish and Hannah Hilliard. She married Mariner Rood on 18 July 1744 at Simsbury, Connecticut.1

Children of Mary Cornish and Mariner Rood

Citations

  1. [S548] Simsbury Records pg 95.

Thomas Ashley1

M, b. 21 February 1704/5, d. 1762
     Thomas was born on 21 February 1704/5 at Rochester, Massachusetts.2 He was the son of Joseph Ashley and Elizabeth Percival. He married Phebe Freeman on 16 January 1728 at Rochester, Massachusetts.3 He married Mary Gifford on 19 January 1749 at Rochester, Massachusetts.4,5,6 Thomas died in 1762 at Rochester, Massachusetts.7

Children of Thomas Ashley and Phebe Freeman

Children of Thomas Ashley and Mary Gifford

Citations

  1. [S164] NEHGR Volume V, (1851).
  2. [S42] Ashley's Old Colony, Ashley, Robert E. , VOL. 1 PG 2; Boston Transcript 6 June 1928, 7056.
  3. [S42] Ashley's Old Colony, Ashley, Robert E. , vol 1 pg 1.
  4. [S42] Ashley's Old Colony, Ashley, Robert E. , vol 1 pg 1; Boston Transcript 6 June 1928, 7056.
  5. [S340] Hartford Times, Newspaper.
  6. [S344] Rochester Vital Records, Rochester Vital Records.
  7. [S42] Ashley's Old Colony, Ashley, Robert E. , Vol 1 pg 9.

Mary Gifford1

F
     She married Thomas Ashley on 19 January 1749 at Rochester, Massachusetts.2,3,4 She married Job King on 18 October 1764 at Rochester, Massachusetts.4

Children of Mary Gifford and Thomas Ashley

Citations

  1. [S70] NEHGR, "unknown short article title."
  2. [S42] Ashley's Old Colony, Ashley, Robert E. , vol 1 pg 1; Boston Transcript 6 June 1928, 7056.
  3. [S340] Hartford Times, Newspaper.
  4. [S344] Rochester Vital Records, Rochester Vital Records.

Joseph Ashley

M, b. circa 1675, d. circa 1754
      The parentage and early life of Joseph and Abraham Ashley, the first of this line of Ashleys to settle in the Old Colony has never been proven. Some descendants belive that they came directly from England but no passenger list has been found to support this statement. Others believe they came to New England from the South.
     
     
      A widely accepted theory is that they were among the Ashleys of southern Maine who were driven out of that place during King Philip's War in 1675/6.
     
     
      Thomas Ashley was an early settler of the Kennebec at a place called Merrymeeting Bay about a dozen miles upstream from the Sagadahoc Settlement where, in 1607, 100 colonists landed at the mouth of the Kennebec and established a plantation at Popham Beach. They built a small ship, the pinnace Virginia and the next year sailed it back to England. The colony was abandoned after one winter.
     
     
      By 1625 treaties were being made with the Indians for lands on Merrymeeting Bay where four major rivers and several smaller streams all join in a "merrymeeting". Some say it was originally Maremiten, i.e., Inland Sea, and that the name was corrupted to Merrymeeting.
     
     
      "Thomas Ashley sometime of Sagudohock or New Ton in ye county of Cornwall" (book of Eastern Claims) was an early settler and owned extensive property around the bay. He was well established by May 23, 1654 when the first court was held at his house. (Ply. Col. Recs.) He sold out on February 5, 1677 but perhaps left before that date as the deed says "my late dwelling house." King Philip's war would have driven him out a year or two earlier. A Thomas Ashley (perhaps the same) was admitted an inhabitant of Boston, May 31, 1658. A Thomas Ashley first appears on the Boston tax list in 1685.
     
     
      Thomas Ashley of New Ton in Cornwall and Merrymeeting Bay on the Kennebec, Maine had a son Thomas who, in turn, had a son Thomas who went to North Carolina. The third Thomas had sisters Mary Spikes of Boston and Anna Mansfield of Marblehead. (Book of Eastern Claims)
     
     
      There were many Ashley families in Boston in the late 1600s and Joseph and Abraham could have been from that place. Rebecca, sister to Joseph and Abraham, married second "John Whitefield formerly of the Royal Dragoons of Queen Anne of which Lord Rolfe, Earl of Strafford, was Colonel." (Plymouth Deeds)
     
     
      A John Ashley signed the petition along with Joseph and Abraham for the establishing of the Third Parish in Rochester in 1747. There was a John Ashley who had a tavern in Boston between 1733 and 1749.
     
     
      Joseph Ashley of Rochester married Elizabeth Percival and they are ancestors of every Ashley in this genealogy. Her mother's father was Edward Rainsford who came over with Winthrop in 1630.
     
     
      Abraham Ashley, brother of Joseph above, married Susanna White, a great-grandughter of Willaim White who came over on the Mayflower in 1620. There daughter Mercy married her cousin William, son of Joseph and Elizabeth above, and thus their son Deacon Abraham and all of his descendants are descendants of both of the first generation Ashleys.
     
     ___________________Rochester, Massachusetts
     
     
      The town of Rochester, MA received its name from the ancient city of Rochester in Kent, England, whence many of the first settlers came. It is recorded in history that the oysters found on those shores were celebrated by the Romans for their excellence and the pioneers, finding an abundance of delicious shellfish here, in memory of their former home, very appropriately gave to this tract of land the name of Rochester.
     
     
      At the time the first Ashleys arrived in town, Rochester encompassed about three times the area that it does today and included all of the present towns of Marion, Mattapoisett, most of the present Wareham and a part of Fairhaven. Gradually as these towns were set off, Rochester lost all of its waterfront and two thirds of its territory, not to mention its corresponding population.
     
     
      The Ashleys and related families appear to have always lived in the northwest corner of Rochester in the area called the Third or North Rochester Parish which included a portion of Middleboro and a portion of East Freetown.
     
     
      Much of the history of the North Parish is to be found in the various histories of Middleboro. The town line between Rochester and Freetown is also the line between Bristol and Plymouth Counties. Our early records therefore are spread over three towns and two counties.
     
     
      The great beauty of the area seems to always impress even the most casual visitor to the "great ponds" of the three towns. No railroad and no super highway has ever defiled the area and we hope, never will. Since most of the ponds are now water supplies and new building along the shores is prohibited we can probably be assured that it will remain much as it was in our ancestors time.
     
     
      October 24, 1744 a petition to establish a North Rochester Parish is filed with Governor Shirley of "his Majesties province of the Massachusetts Bay." Among the signers are Joseph, Abraham, Thomas, Jethro, William, Joseph Jr. and John Ashley. We can account for all of these names except John, who appears in this petition and nowhere else. Did he die soon after? Was he another brother of the first generation or more exciting still, was he the father of Joseph and Abraham?
     
      Ashleys of the Old Colony Vol 1, pg xvi. . Joseph was born circa 1675.1,2 He married Elizabeth Percival on 25 August 1704 at Falmouth, Massachusetts.3 He married Mary Hall in 1728 at Rochester, Massachusetts.4 Joseph died circa 1754 at Rochester, Massachusetts.5

Children of Joseph Ashley and Elizabeth Percival

Citations

  1. [S42] Ashley's Old Colony, Ashley, Robert E. , vol. 1 pg 1;.
  2. [S70] NEHGR, "unknown short article title", vol 5 pg 85.
  3. [S42] Ashley's Old Colony, Ashley, Robert E. , vol. 1 pg xxii.
  4. [S42] Ashley's Old Colony, Ashley, Robert E. , vol 1 pg 1.
  5. [S42] Ashley's Old Colony, Ashley, Robert E. , vol. 1 pg 1.

Elizabeth Percival

F, b. 10 September 1675
     Elizabeth died.1 Elizabeth was born on 10 September 1675 at Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.2,3 She was the daughter of James Percival and Mary Rainsford. She married Joseph Ashley on 25 August 1704 at Falmouth, Massachusetts.4

Children of Elizabeth Percival and Joseph Ashley

Citations

  1. [S392] ASHLEY'S OF THE OLD COLONY VOL 3.
  2. [S42] Ashley's Old Colony, Ashley, Robert E. ,, vol. 1 pg xxi.
  3. [S26] Mayflower Descendent, Mayflower Society.
  4. [S42] Ashley's Old Colony, Ashley, Robert E. , vol. 1 pg xxii.

Enoch Ashley

M, b. 25 November 1750
     Enoch was born on 25 November 1750 at Rochester, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Thomas Ashley and Mary Gifford.

Citations

  1. [S42] Ashley's Old Colony, Ashley, Robert E. , vol 1 pg 2.

Eunice Ashley

F, b. circa 1753
     Eunice was born circa 1753 at Rochester, Massachusetts.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Ashley and Mary Gifford.

Citations

  1. [S42] Ashley's Old Colony, Ashley, Robert E. , vol 1 pg 2.

Elisha Ashley

M, b. October 1756, d. 30 May 1835
     Elisha was born in October 1756 at Rochester, Massachusetts. He was the son of Thomas Ashley and Mary Gifford. Elisha died on 30 May 1835 at Milton, Vermont, at age 78.1

Citations

  1. [S42] Ashley's Old Colony, Ashley, Robert E. , vol 1 pg 2.