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Some Descendants of
The Waite Family of
Watertown, Massachusetts
1608-1838
Introduction:  This is not a complete record of ALL the descendants of the WAITE (other spellings:  WAIGHT, WAIT, WAITT) families of Watertown, Massachusetts and neighboring towns; it is mostly my direct line, 8 generations, over 200 names, which also shows the connection to my Burnap and Cole lines. You may use the search or find feature on your web browser to look for a specific name.  My most recent ancestor on the Waite line is Bethia (WAITE) BURNAP, wife of Timothy BURNAP, my fourth great grandparents, parents of Polly (Burnap) Cole.  I have placed hyperlinks between the names of individuals in my direct line.  See the Sources below for books I used to compile this record.  You can also see the COLE LINE in the online edition of Bunce Genealogy and History along with the online supplements to follow the Cole line further.  See also History of Watertown, Massachusetts by Henry Bond record on this Waite family, and also Waite Genealogy.


  1. Richard Waight born about 1608, Wethersfield, Essex Co., England?, married Mary ______, born ca. 1606, died 21 Jan 1678/9, Watertown, Massachusetts. Richard died 16 Jan 1668/9 at Watertown, Massachusetts. [NOTE:  Infor­ma­tion on Richard Waight and his descendants (children, grandchildren and great grandchildren) is from the book, Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, including Waltham and Weston; to which is appended the early history of the town, with Illustrations, maps and notes, by Henry Bond, M.D., published by the New England Historic-Genealogical Society (Two Volumes in One) 1860, pp. 617-18.] Their children were:

    1. Steven Waight born 28 Feb 1638, Watertown, Massachusetts, buried 8 Mar 1638.

    2. 2. John Waight born 6 May 1639.

    3. 3. Thomas Waight born 3 Mar 1641/2.

    4. 4. Joseph Waight (also Waite) born 1643.

    Second Generation

  2. John Waight born 6 May 1639, Watertown, Massachusetts, married 13 Jan 1663/4, in Watertown, Massachusetts, Mary Woodward, who died 21 Jan 1718, Watertown, Massachusetts. John died 24 Jun 1722, Watertown, Massachusetts. Their children were:

    1. John Waight, Jr. born May 1665, Watertown, Massachusetts, died Oct 1665, Watertown, Massachusetts.

    2. Rachel Waight married John Randall.

    3. Mary Waight born 9 Oct 1666, Watertown, Massachusetts.

    4. 5. John Waight, Jr. born 27 Dec 1669.

    5. Sarah Waight born 26 Oct 1672, Watertown, Massachusetts.

    6. 6. Amos Waight born 4 Jan 1679/80.

    7. Rebecca Waight married 16 Jul 1706, John Anderson.

  3. Thomas Waight born 3 Mar 1641/2, Watertown, Massachusetts, married Sarah ______, born ca. 1654, died 17 Jan 1743/44, Weston, Massachusetts. Thomas died 3 Jan 1722/3, Weston, Massachusetts. Their children were:

    1. Richard Waight born 29 Jan 1674/5, died 5 Oct 1690.

    2. Phebe Waight born 26 Jul 1676.

    3. Thomas Waight born 7 Mar 1677/8.

    4. John Waight born 16 Feb 1680/1, died 24 Aug 1691.

    5. 7. Joseph Waight (also Waite) born 4 Feb 1682/3.

    6. Sarah Waight (also Waite) born 13 Jan 1687/8, married 14 Aug 1712, Ebenezer Allen.

    7. Mary Waight (also Waite) born 20 Jan 1689/90.

    8. Richard Waight (also Waite) born 25 Jun 1691.

    9. Abigail Waight (also Waite) born 3 Dec 1697, married 18 Sep 1718, Solomon Temple, born Concord, Massachusetts.

  4. Joseph Waight (also Waite) born 1643, Watertown, Massachusetts, married about 1675, Ruhamah Hagar, born 20 Nov 1647, Watertown, Massachusetts, daughter of William and Mary (Bemis) Hagar, who may have been the same woman, "Wait, Mrs. Reuhamy, widow" who died 1 Feb 1736, at Westborough, Worcester Co., Mass. In the preface to the book, Vital Records of Sutton, Mass. to the end of the year 1849, it states that "A part was annexed to Westborough, June 5, 1728," which illustrates how close these two towns are. Joseph died March, 1726, Marlborough, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Their children were:

    1. Ruhamah Waight (also Waite) born ca. 1676, died 13 Nov 1714, Marlborough, Massachusetts.

    2. 8. William Waight (also Waite) born 20 Sep 1679.

    3. John Waight (also Waite) born 7 Feb 1692, Marlborough, Massachusetts, died 25 Feb 1692, Marlborough, Massachusetts.

    4. Joseph Waight (also Waite) born 17 Mar 1694/5, Marlborough, Massachusetts.

    Third Generation

  5. John Waight, Jr. born 27 Dec 1669, Watertown, Massachusetts, married Mary ______, died 23 Aug 1718, Weston, Massachusetts. John died 24 Jun 1722, Weston, Massachusetts. Their children were:

    1. John Waite born 10 Jun 1694.

    2. Mary Waite born 8 May 1696.

    3. Robert Waite born 9 Mar 1698/9.

    4. Sarah Waite born 24 Jan 1703/4.

    5. Lydia Waite born 3 Jul 1706.

  6. Amos Waight born 4 Jan 1679/80, Watertown, Massachusetts, married August, 1701, Elizabeth Cutting. Their children were:

    1. Elizabeth Waite born 10 Jan 1701/02.

    2. Samuel Waite born 26 Oct 1704.

  7. Joseph Waight (also Waite) born 4 Feb 1682/3, married Sarah ______. Joseph died 5 Oct 1753, Worcester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. Their children were:

    1. Priscilla Waite born 14 Apr 1707, married Charles Adams.

    2. John Waite.

    3. Rebecca Waite married Mr. ______ Curtis.

  8. William Waight (also Waite) born 20 Sep 1679, Marlborough, Essex Co., Massachusetts, married Abial Tomblen 22 Apr 1700 at Dedham, Massachusetts [per Richard Waite of Watertown, Massachusetts]. William died at Sherborn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. On p. 617-19 of Genealogies of Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachu­setts, by Henry Bond, M.D., it states:  "William Waite, b. 1679; of Marlboro, and of Sherburne; m. Abial ______"  Yet in the Marlborough Vital Records to 1850 book, William's wife is called "Abiah," not Abial. Their children were:

    1. 9. Gershom Wait(e) born 4 Feb 1700/01.

    2. 10. Jason Waite (also Waight) born 23 Nov 1702.

    3. Sarah Waight (also Waite) born 26 Nov 1704, Marlborough, Essex Co., Massachusetts. There's no further record of Sarah Waite in the Marlborough records; however, the name of Sarah Wait appears on a list of early members of the Second Congregational Church in 1747 in Sutton, which later became Millbury. The Sarah Wait born in Marlborough would have been 43 years of age in 1747. It is supposed she may have been the younger sister of Gershom Wait(e), who never married.

    4. Hepzibah Waight (also Waite) born 25 Nov 1707, Sherborn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, married 4 Jun 1735, in Uxbridge, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, Isaac Bolster, born Uxbridge, Worcester Co., Massachusetts?. There is a record of Gershom Waite, who was born in Marlborough, Essex Co., Mass. in 1700/01, having had a sister named Hepzibah. If one of the children of William Waight and his wife, Abiah, came to Sutton, Massachusetts, it seems probable that others came also.

      In support of this theory I quote from an email dated 3 Oct 2001, from Sally Bolster Holcombe:

      I believe that I might have the probate docu­mentation you need to prove that Hepsibah Wait(e), is both the sister of Gershom Wait(e) and wife of Isaac Bolster. Hepsibah Wait was Isaac Bolster's second wife (I am descended from the first son of Isaac's first marriage to Abigail Bullard). Isaac m. Hepsibah 4 Jun 1735, Uxbridge, Worcester Co., MA. There is an entry in Vital Records of Uxbridge to the Year 1850, Thomas Baldwin, compiler, published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, p. 33. She and Isaac had three children:

      1. William Bolster, (soldier in Colonial Wars, Loyalist Lieut.), b. 10 Mar 1736, Uxbridge, Worcester Co., MA; d. aft. 1794, Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD.

      2. Isaac Bolster, Capt. (Rev. War Minute Man), b. 28 Apr 1737, Uxbridge, Worcester Co., MA; d. 27 Apr 1825, Paris, Oxford Co., Maine.

      3. Betty Bolster, b. Dec 1740, Uxbridge, Worcester Co., MA; d. 5 Jun 1741, Uxbridge, Worcester Co., MA, a month before the death of her mother.

      Hepsibah WAIT d. 20 Jul 1741, Uxbridge, Worcester Co., Massachusetts) — her death is in Vital Records of Uxbridge to the Year 1850. 4 Feb 1742, at Uxbridge, Worcester Co., MA, Isaac Bolster m. wife #3, Susannah Smith (of Leicester, Worcester Co., MA) — this marriage is also in Vital Records of Uxbridge to the Year 1850. They were mar­ried about 11 years before Isaac d. 28 Apr 1753. Isaac d. intestate. In his probate rec­ords (which I have copies of) is the settle­ment of real estate and monies between Susannah, widow of Isaac, Richard (Isaac's first son by his first wife), John (Isaac's second son by his first wife) and is a signa­ture which says "Gershom 'his mark' Wait, guardian of William and Isaac Bolster." I also have copies of the documents making Gershom Wait guardian of William (aged 17 at the time of his father's death) and Isaac (age 16 at time of his father's death).

    5. Rebecca Waight (also Waite) born 29 Jun 1709, Sherborn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, died 12 Sep 1714, Sherborn, Essex Co., Massachusetts.

    6. Abial Waight (also Waite) born 18 Nov 1711, Sherborn, Essex Co., Massachusetts.

    7. Betty Waight (also Waite) born 31 Aug 1714, Sherborn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, married 3 Feb 1731/32, in Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, Elisha Barton.

    Fourth Generation

  9. Gershom Wait(e) born 4 Feb 1700/01, Marlborough, Essex Co., Massachusetts, married 4 Oct 1723, in Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, Johannah Rockwood (also Rocket), born 2_ Dec 1693, Medfield, Norfolk Co., Massa­chusetts, a daughter of Josiah and Marie (Twichell) Rockwood. According to the website Waite Genealogy, Gershom died in November, 1784, probably at Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. In the book, Centennial History of Millbury, Massachusetts, it says on pp. 34-35 Garshom Waite had a farm in the 2nd Precinct of Sutton in 1742, or northern part of the town, which later was set off from Sutton as Millbury. On p. 307, the names of Gersham and Joanna Wait appear on a list of members of the Second Congregational Church of Sutton, now Millbury, when the church was organized in 1747. No record has been found of the dates of death of Gershom and Joanna (Rocket) Waite in the Millbury or Sutton Vital Records books, so they may have moved from the area prior to their deaths. Their children were:

    1. 11. William Wait(e) born 4 Sep 1725.

    2. Josiah Wait(e) born 14 Jan 1728, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.

    3. Mehetabel Wait(e) born 27 Mar 1731, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married 13 Feb 1750/1, in Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, Jonathan Dunnill, Jr.

  10. Jason Waite (also Waight) born 23 Nov 1702, Marlborough, Essex Co., Massachusetts, married Mercy ______. While there is no concrete evidence that Jason Waite, younger brother of the Gershom Waite born in Marlborough, came to live in the Sutton-Millbury area, there are records of four children in the book, Vital Records of Sutton, Massachusetts to the end of the Year 1849, whose father was named Jason Waite. No mother's name was given. Yet Jason Waite, also son of William Waite, was born in 1702, and might have been married and starting a family by 1728. In the book on Vital Records of Grafton, Massachusetts to end of 1849, there is a record of a son William Wait b. 1739 to Jason and Mercy. Their children were:

    1. ______ Waite, child of Jason, baptized 8 Mar 1729/30, Sutton.

    2. Mary Waite, baptized 26 Mar 1732, in Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.

    3. Barnet Waite, baptized 15 Sep 1734, in Sutton.

    4. Jason Waite, Jr., baptized 12 Sep 1736, in Sutton (probably one who moved with his father to Alstead, N.H. and died in Westmoreland, New Hampshire. While researching what connection my third g.grandfather Webster Cole may have had to Alstead, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire, since the record of his marriage to Polly Burnap in the book Vital Records of Sutton, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, states he was "of Alsted, N.H.," I found a record of a Jason Wait who came to Alstead as one of the earliest settlers, along with his father Jason Wait, Sr. and they were from Grafton, Worcester Co., Massachu­setts, so it appears Jason Wait and his son left Grafton and moved to Alstead. Grafton is near Sutton. Also, there is a record in the Grafton Vital Records for the marriage of Jason Waite to Hannah Axtell, daugh­ter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Sherman) Axtell, on 11 Nov 1763. Below are quotes from the books on Alstead, New Hampshire:

      Excerpt from book, New Hampshire borns a town by Mrs. Marion Nicholl Rawson, E. P. Dutton and Company, Inc., New York, ©1942, pp. 38-39:

      SOME OTHER FIRSTS

      Included in that first famous triumvir­ate of initial settlers is Simon Baker who came from an unknown town and settled a mile and a half west of midel [sic] Town. After these hallowed group of three, Druce, Cady and Bacon, whose coming was proba­bly in 1764, we have Deacon Joseph Warner, settling a half mile southeast, and Jason Wait and his old father breaking ground halfway up the northwestern side of the great central hill. It was Jason who was to become The Town's outstanding soldier in the war against the Mother Country. He and William Druce being both Graftonites were doubtless cronies back home. [Emphasis added.]

      We shall hear often of another of the early arrivers, Timothy Delano, who made his home a half mile south of midel [sic] Town and started at once to build a great barn and erect a mill on the stream that favored his farm. With Timothy was Barnabas, his brother—Barnabase of the beautiful penmanship—and brother Gideon, while other brothers came tramping in later to take part in the new venture. . . .

      The second group, which arrived in 1766 but after Town Meeting Day, consisted of . . . Altogether from 1765 until 1780, there were roughly about sixty-two families settled into to [sic] stay, and this without counting some bachelors who did their own cooking, and others who came and went and perhaps came again to lend a strong hand in the settling.


      Excerpts from A Sermon preached at Alstead on the First sabbath in Jan. 1826 with Historical sketches of the town . . . by Seth Aronold (first town historian), p. 24:

      Maj. Jason Wait came from Grafton, Mass. to this place in the early part of its settlement; and was a brother of Doct. Wait, who was killed in the battle of Bunker's Hill. He married Miss Axtell, of Grafton, by whom he had one son and one daughter. His father came with him, and died 1784 in the 82d year of his age. Maj. W. went forth into the military service of his coun­try; was promoted to the rank of a captain, by Col. Wait, of Claremont, and afterwards to that of major. He was taken by the enemy; and at the capture of Burgoyne, he was retaken. He died in Westmoreland sometime since the close of the Revolutionary War. [Emphasis added.]

      p. 45:  Other Things Worthy of Notice.

      The first company of militia in town was formed in 1773. Timothy Dilano was chosen captain; Samuel Chandler lieutenant, and Jason Wait ensign. At present there are three companies of militia in town, one of which is an artillery com­pany. This was formed from a com­pany of light infantry, which was originally organized under Elijah Holbrook, as the first captain. [Emphasis added.]


    5. William Wait, baptized 23 Apr 1739, Grafton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.

    Fifth Generation

  11. William Wait(e) born 4 Sep 1725, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married 24 Oct 1744, in Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, Ruth Lovell, born 16 Jan 1724, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, a daughter of Thomas and Martha (Herrick) Lovell, died 1 Nov 1815, Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, was buried in the Providence Street Cemetery, Millbury, Mass. William died 30 Apr 1807, Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, was buried in the Providence Street Cemetery, Millbury, Mass. On pp. 59-60 of Centennial History of Millbury, Mass. including Vital Statistics, 1850-99, there is a list of men who were: "Officers and Soldiers in Capt. Greenwood's Comp. of the Militia and in Col. Learned's Regiment that marched from Sutton to Roxbury on the twentieth of April, 1775, in defense of this colony . . ." One of the names on this list was William Waite. It would be hard to tell whether this was the senior or junior William Waite. The list also names Asa Waite. On pp. 500-01 of Centennial History of Millbury, Mass. including vital statistics, 1850-99, there is a record of the graves at the Providence Street or Country Bridge Cemetery. On this list appeared the following gravestone records:  "Ruth Waitt, wife of William, d. Nov. 2, 1815, age 91," and "William Waitt, died April 30, 1807, age 82." Their children were:

    1. Josiah Wait born 7 May 1746, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts

    2. 12. Asa Wait born 12 Mar 1747/48.

    3. 13. Joshua Waite born 30 Dec 1749.

    4. Ruth Waite born 15 Feb 1752, Sutton.

    5. 14. William Waite, Jr. born 8 Jan 1754 (possibly a Revolutionary War soldier, see note above.)

    6. Johanah Waite born 3 Jan 1756, Sutton, married 11 Apr 1776, in Sutton, Samuel Eaton.

    7. Thomas Waite born 2 Nov 1757, Sutton.

    8. 15. Bethiah Wait(e) born 10 Feb 1759.

    9. Mehatable Waite born 1 Jul 1760, Sutton, died 31 Dec 1831, Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. On pp. 500-01 of Centennial History of Millbury, Mass. including Vital Statistics, 1850-99, there is a list of the graves at the old Providence Street or County Bridge Cemetery. One of these was: "Mehitable Waitt, died Dec. 3, 1831, age 71."

    10. Gershom Waite born 31 Oct 1762, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, died young.

    11. Hannah Waite, born 25 Jan 1764, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married 31 May 1785, in Sutton, Jonathan Bemies, of Spencer, Massachusetts.

    12. Gershom (2d) Waite born 15 Jan 1766, Sutton, married 14 Nov 1781, in Worcester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, Elizabeth Wheeler, born Worcester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.

    Sixth Generation

  12. Asa Wait born 12 Mar 1747/48, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married Zeruiah ______. Their children were:

    1. Asa Waite, Jr. born 28 Apr 1776, Sutton.

    2. Betty Waite born 28 Oct 1778, Sutton.

  13. Joshua Waite born 30 Dec 1749, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married 19 Sep 1776, in Sutton, Mary Burnap, born 6 Aug 1750, Hollis, Hillsboro Co., New Hampshire, a daughter of Ebenezer and Mary (Wyman) Burnap. Joshua died 29 Aug 1827, Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and was buried in the Providence Street Cemetery, Millbury, Mass. Their children were:

    1. Sally Waite born 3 Aug 1777, Sutton.

    2. John Waite born 23 Jul 1778, Sutton.

    3. Polly Waite born 5 Feb 1780, Sutton.

    4. Joshua Waite, Jr. born 26 Aug 1781, Sutton, died 24 Apr 1800, Sutton.

    5. Amos Waite born 4 Feb 1783, Sutton, died 13 May 1813, Sutton.

    6. David (twin) Waite born 20 Aug 1784, Sutton.

    7. Jonathan (twin) Waite born 20 Aug 1784, Sutton, died 19 Mar 1785, Sutton.

    8. Josiah Waite born 18 Jun 1786, Sutton, died 19 Sep 1808, Sutton.

    9. 16. Rufus Waite born 19 Apr 1788.

    10. Clarissa Waite born 3 May 1792, Sutton, died young.

    11. Lucina Waite born 21 May 1794, Sutton.

  14. William Waite, Jr. born 8 Jan 1754, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married 19 Dec 1780, in Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, Sarah Commings. Their children were:

    1. Esther Waite born 19 Sep 1781, Sutton.

    2. Lydia Waite born 9 Feb 1783, Sutton.

    3. Garshom Waite born 13 May 1785, Sutton.

    4. Sally Waite born 17 Mar 1787, Sutton.

    5. Betsey Waite born 10 Apr 1789, Sutton.

    6. Isaac Waite born 2 Aug 1791, Sutton.

    7. Harvy Waite born 4 Aug 1793, Sutton.

    8. Tyler Waite born 11 Aug 1796, Sutton.

    9. Aaron Waite born 13 Jan 1799, Sutton.

  15. Bethiah Waite born 10 Feb 1759, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married 19 Dec 1780, in Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, Timothy Burnap, born 25 Dec 1753, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, a son of Ebenezer and Mary (Wyman) Burnap, died 4 Oct 1828, Sutton, and was buried in the Providence Street Ceme­tery, Millbury, Massachusetts. Bethiah died 13 Feb 1849, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and also was buried in the Providence Street Cemetery, Millbury, Mass. According to an entry on pg. 63 of the book Centennial History of the Town of Millbury, Massachusetts, Timothy Burnap was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, serving varying lengths of time totaling about one year, from April 21, 1775 when he marched in response to the alarm on April 19, 1775 (a Minuteman), to his last enlistment on July 30, 1780, after which he was discharged after 13 1/2 days of service on August 8, 1780. Their children were:

    1. 17. Mehitteble Burnap born 8 Oct 1781.

    2. 18. Polly Burnap born 6 Nov 1783.

    3. Timothy Burnap, Jr. born 10 Jun 1786, Sutton, married 14 Apr 1815, in Sutton, Dolly Harbach, born about 1787, died 28 Jun 1874, Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, was buried in the Providence Street Cemetery, Millbury, Mass. Timothy died 17 Apr 1858, Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, was buried in the Providence Street Cemetery, Millbury, Mass. On p. 83 of the book, Centennial History of Millbury, Massachusetts, Including Vital Statistics, 1850-1899, the name of Timothy Burnap, Jr. appeared on a list of the first taxpayers in Millbury in 1813.

    4. 19. John Burnap born 30 Jun 1788.

    5. Bethiah Burnap born 18 May 1790, Sutton, died 28 May 1864.

    6. 20. Cyrus Burnap born 27 Jan 1792.

    7. 21. Abijah Burnap born 23 Apr 1794.

    8. Lucy Burnap born 27 Apr 1796, died 31 May 1796.

    9. James Burnap born 26 Apr 1797, Sutton, married 24 May 1831, Ruth Powers, born 17 Jan 1802, at Croyden. James died 10 May 1869.

    10. Lewis Burnap born 15 Jul 1799, Sutton, married 23 Jul 1840, in Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, Matilda Conant, born 22 Jun 1801, Dudley, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, died 5 Dec 1875. Lewis died 7 Apr 1859, Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and was buried in the Providence Street Cemetery, Millbury, Mass.

    11. Thomas Burnap died Vermont. According to History of the Town of Sutton, Massachusetts from 1704 to 1876..., p. 613, this Thomas Burnap went to Vermont.

    12. 22. Elijah Burnap born 26 Jul 1801.

    Seventh Generation

  16. Rufus Waite born 19 Apr 1788, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married 11 Oct 1819, in Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, Rebecca White, born Grafton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, died 2 Oct 1823, Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. Their children were:

    1. Jonah Wait born 12 Jul 1820, Millbury, Massachusetts.

    2. Henry F. Waitt born ca. 1836, Millbury, Massachusetts, died 1 Nov 1838, Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.

  17. Mehitteble Burnap born 8 Oct 1781, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married 12 Nov 1808, in Sutton, Mark Batchelor, who died 4 Dec 1847. Mehitteble died 5 Jun 1865. Their children were:

    1. Almira Wyman Batchelor born 9 Aug 1809, married 27 Nov 1834, Lewis K. Bacon.

    2. Lucinda Batchelor born 24 Nov 1810, married 12 Nov 1834, Lebeus Fay.

    3. Lucy Batchelor born 8 Jun 1812, married 21 Sep 1837, Austin Chase.

    4. Cyrus Batchelor born 29 Dec 1813, married 13 Apr 1856, Harriet A. Smith.

    5. Salmon Batchelor born 20 Sep 1815.

    6. Mehetable Waite Batchelor born 24 Jul 1817, married 3 May 1843, George Tucker.

    7. Horace Batchelor born 8 Jul 1819, married 6 Oct 1846, Sophronia H. Hall.

    8. Mary Burnap Batchelor born 17 Sep 1821, married 23 Feb 1848, Alexander Edwards.

    9. Mark Judson Batchelor born 29 Aug 1825, married 18 Apr 1850, Sarah H. King. Mark died 4 Dec 1847.

  18. Polly Burnap born 6 Nov 1783, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married 7 Dec 1805, in Sutton, Webster Cole, born about 1786, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, a son of Barnet and Susannah (Walkup) Cole, died about 1820, Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. Polly died 1 Jun 1874, Millbury, Massachusetts. According to the book, History of Sutton, Massachusetts from 1704 to 1876, including Grafton until 1735; Millbury until 1813; and parts of Northbridge, Upton and Auburn, pp. 614, in the section on Burnap family contributed by William E. Cole, the six children of Webster and Polly (Burnap) Cole were:

    1. Mary Burnap Cole born 31 Aug 1806, Alstead, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire.

    2. 23. Albert B. Cole born 27 May 1808.

    3. Laura Cole born 19 Nov 1810, Fitchburg, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.

    4. 24. Leonard B. Cole born 19 Sep 1812.

    5. 25. Nancy Towne Cole born 5 Dec 1814, Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.

    6. 26. William Eddy Cole born 27 May 1817.

  19. John Burnap born 30 Jun 1788, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married Abigail Smith, died 17 Mar 1859. John died 2 Feb 1864. Their children were:

    1. 26. John Smith Burnap born 3 Jun 1824.

    2. Eliza Jane Burnap.

    3. Mary Fidelia Burnap.

  20. Cyrus Burnap born 27 Jan 1792, Sutton, Massachusetts, married (1) Eunice Harris, married (2) Elizabeth Benner, died 1 Sep 1872. Cyrus died 4 Mar 1876. On p. 83 of the book, Centennial History of Millbury, Massachusetts, Including Vital Statistics 1850-1899, there is the record of the name of Cyrus Burnap on a list of the first taxpayers in Millbury in 1813.

      Children by Eunice Harris:

    1. Mary Burnap born 7 Oct 1821, died 25 May 1842.

  21. Abijah Burnap born 23 Apr 1794, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married (1) Caroline Goddard, married (2) Rachel Howe, married (3) Aurelia Childs.

      Children by Caroline Goddard:

    1. Amy Davenport Burnap.

    2. Caroline Goddard Burnap.

      Children by Rachel Howe:

    3. Selinda Warren Burnap.

    4. Willard Abijah Burnap.

      Children by Aurelia Childs:

    5. Julia Childs Burnap.

  22. Elijah Burnap born 26 Jul 1801, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married 21 May 1834, in Sutton, Dency Waite, born 21 Dec 1798, Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, daughter of Lemuel and Roxia (______) Waite, who died 17 May 1871. Their children were:

    1. Lucy Maria Burnap born 10 Mar 1835, Sutton, died 9 Jun 1871.

    2. Eliza Ann Burnap born 29 Aug 1836, Sutton, married Moses Dwinnell Garfield.

    3. Mary Elizabeth Burnap born 26 Jan 1839, Sutton, died 6 Feb 1849, Sutton.

    Eighth Generation

  23. Albert B. Cole born 27 May 1808, Fitchburg, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married 19 Mar 1835, in Millbury, Massachusetts, Sophia Barnes, born about 1806, Hardwick, Massachusetts?, who died 23 Dec 1886, Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. Albert died 6 Aug 1884, Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. Their children were:

    1. Mary (or Maria) Louisa Cole born 12 Feb 1836, Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married 12 Nov 1856, in Millbury, Nathan White.

    2. Francis Cole born ca. 1838, Millbury, Massachusetts, died 4 Sep 1838, Millbury.

    3. Sophia Jane Cole born 19 Mar 1841, Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.

    4. Mary F. Cole born 21 Dec 1845, Millbury, Massachusetts, married 21 Dec 1865, in Millbury, Roland E. Bowen.

    5. Elvira E. Cole born 20 Aug 1850, Millbury, Massachusetts.

  24. Leonard B. Cole born 19 Sep 1812, N. Leominster, Worcester Co., Mass., married (1) 12 Sep 1836, in Lunenburg, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, Mary Harris, born 29 Feb 1815, Lunenburg, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, a daughter of Daniel and Nancy (Elder) Harris, who died before May, 1866, at Leominster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married (2) 8 May 1866, in Leominster, Maria R. Hawley, born about 1841, Pennsylvania, died after 1885. Leonard died 11 Aug 1885, Leominster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. According to the web site, Leominster Vital Records After 1850, Maria R. (Hawley) Cole married (2) Waldo Whitney, in Leominster, on 30 Dec 1890.

      Children by Mary Harris:

    1. Mary Ann Cole born 13 Aug 1844, Leominster, died 2 Sep 1845, Leominster, Worcester Co., Mass., buried in Leominster Cemetery, Leominster, Mass.

    2. Charles Leonard Cole born 26 Jul 1846, married Ida Richardson Kennedy, born Oct. 1855, about 1880 probably in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; she d. 1 Aug 1898, Leominster. Married (2) Antoinette E. Boyden in Leominster on 24 Apr 1900, and she died prior to his death in 1920, since her name is not in his will or probate record.  [My (Bonnie Bunce's) g.grandfather]

    3. Elvira Lawrence Cole born 5 May 1849, married Mr. ______ Bell.

    4. Carrie L. Cole born after 1850, Leominster, Worcester Co., Mass., married (1) J. E. Bowen of of Lansingburg, Rensselaer Co., New York, on 23 Apr 1889, in Leominster, Mass. and married (2) Mr. Charles Cloughtman. Carrie L. Cole is shown to be a resident of Leominster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts in the probate record for her father dated 1885. Apparently she was unmarried at that time, as her name appears as "Cole."

    5. Elizabeth L. ("Lizzie") Cole born after 1850, Leominster, Mass., married Mr. Clay. Elizabeth L. Cole was shown as residing in Leominster, Mass. in the 1885 probate record for her father, Leonard Cole. She apparently was unmarried at that time, as her surname was shown as "Cole." She must have married a Mr. Clay after August, 1885. Charles C. Cole said that his aunt Elizabeth L. Cole had 4 or 5 children, but apparently didn't remember their names. Source for information on "Lizzie Cole" Bunce Genealogy and History by L.R. Bunce and V.E. Bunce, © 1977, pg. 84.

    6. Mary Ellen ("Nellie") Cole born 23 Oct 1853, married Isaac Charron in Leominster, 31 Dec 1877.

    7. E. S. (Albert?) Cole born about Jan., 1860, Leominster, Massachusetts, died young. In July, 1949, Charles C. Cole told Leslie R. Bunce, his son-in-law, about his ancestors. Among other things, he stated his grandfather, Leonard Cole, had had a son named Albert, who died young. The City Clerk for Leominster has no record of a son Albert born to Leonard and Mary (Harris) Cole; however, E. S. Cole, male, age 6 months, is on the 1860 Leominster, Mass. census in household of Leonard Cole. In 1860, the census taker for Leominster did not record the full names of each person, only their initials, and it is possible that he believed "Albert" was spelled "Elbert."

  25. Nancy Towne Cole was born 5 Dec 1814, Millbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and married Lucius Barns there on 22 May 1838. The family of Lucius Barns appears on the 1850 census of Hardwick, Worcester Co., Massa­chu­setts on pg. 346, 174/195, and reads as follows:

    Lucius Barnes, age 37, M, farmer, value of real estate $900, born in Massachusetts

    Nancy Barnes, age 35, female, born in Massachusetts

    Lucius E. Barnes, age 8, M, born in Massachusetts

    Luther E. Barnes age 6, M, born in Massachusetts

    Elizabeth Newton, age 62, F, born in Massachusetts [Her relationship to the Barnes/Barns family is unknown.]

    Additionally, the following is from History of Hardwick, Massachusetts With Genealogical Register by Lucius R. Paige, published by Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 1883, p. 332:

    "11. Lucius [Barnes, also Barns] married Nancy Cole of Millbury, published May 6, 1838 [date of intent], and had Elmer L., born about 1841 mar­ried Huldah H. Sturtevant 8 Jan 1864; Luther Emerson, born 19 Nov 1843, a lawyer, married Maria L. Sheldon of Leominster 8 Ap. 1874; and perhaps others."

  26. William Eddy Cole was born 27 May 1817, at Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, married 24 Nov 1842, in Sutton, Susan Henry, born 16 Feb 1821, died 4 Feb 1876. William Eddy Cole contributed a section on the Burnap family to the book entitled, History of the Town of Sutton, Massachusetts from 1704 to 1876.... According to a record found on the Leominster Vital Records After 1850 web site:  "William E. Cole, d. June 13, 1899, age 82y 17d. Died elsewhere—buried in L[eominster]." The book, Vital Records of Sutton, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 states on p. 234 that Susan Henry, wife of William Eddy Cole, was "of Fitchburg," so it is possible she was also born there. Their children were:

    1. Susan Henry Cole born 10 Mar 1844.

    2. Mary Louisa Cole born 3 Nov 1846, Sutton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, died 20 Sep 1847.

    3. Frederick William Cole born 12 Sep 1851, died 4 May 1853.

    4. Clarence Augustus (twin) Cole born 14 Mar 1854, died 24 Feb 1854?? [sic].

    5. Clara Augusta (twin) Cole born 14 Mar 1854, died 20 Dec 1854.

  27. John Smith Burnap born 3 Jun 1824, married 24 Nov 1853, Minerva Hall, born 5 Apr 1829, Uxbridge, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. Their children were:

    1. Jennie Abby Burnap born 4 Dec 1857.

    2. George Eaton Burnap born 24 Jun 1859, died 22 Jan 1864.

    3. John Andrew Burnap born 28 Jan 1863, died 5 Feb 1864.

    4. Sarah Elizabeth Burnap born 1 Jan 1865.

    5. Addie Minerva Burnap born 4 Feb 1868.

    6. Willard Edgar Burnap born 26 Nov 1869.


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