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Nurse Family  12/1/02

There are various spellings of the Nurse surname. I have elected to use the "NURSE" variation for consistency and ease of searching in my database. I have not made corrections in the surname variations here and apologize for those descendants who use any of the variations, the most common of which being "NOURSE".
 

Descendants of Francis Nurse

Generation No. 1

1.  FRANCIS1 NURSE1,2,3,4 was born January 18, 1617/18 in England5,5,6,7, and died November 22, 1695 in Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts8,9,10,11,12.  He married REBECCA TOWNE13,14,15 August 24, 1644 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts16,16,17,18, daughter of WILLIAM TOWNE and JOANNA BLESSING.  She was born Abt. 1622 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk,  England19,20,21,22,23, and died July 19, 1692 in Salem Village, Essex Co.,  Massachusetts24,24,25,26.

1640;  Appeared in Salem, Massachusetts about age 19.  He was described as a youth - indentured servant?  The first mention of him in Salem, lightly crossed out in court records, probably by a sensitive descendant, is the presentment on March 31, 1640, of "Francis Nurse a youth for stealing of victualls and for suspicion of breaking a house." (Records & Files of Quarterly Courts of Essex County 1:16)

December 1642;  Involved in suit against Emanuel Downing for "defamation".  (Currents of Malice - McMillen)

About 1645, Nurse married Rebcca Towne, and for the next 30 years they lived in the more thickly settled part of Salem, "near Skerry's" not far from where the bridge now crosses to Beverley. By trade Nurse was a tray maker and artisan.  In addition, he worked a small farm. (The Ancestry of Sarah Johnson 1775-1824, Wife of Joseph Neal of Litchfield Maine)

February 1648;  With Thomas Odingsells, to pay a fine or sit in stocks for defaming Daniel Rea.  (Currents of Malice - McMillen)

November 1653;  Being sued by Richard Waters for trespass and impounding three cows and one heifer.  (Currents of Malice - McMillen)

1654;  Involved in slander suit versus Jonathan Porter and his wife, Eunice.  The court ruling in his favor, and "Eunice also made acknowledgement, which the court accepted".  (Currents of Malice - McMillen)

He was discharged from training in June 1656, which may indicate some physical injury as he was much too young to be excused from military service. (The Ancestry of Sarah Johnson 1775-1824, Wife of Joseph Neal of Litchfield Maine)

1664: The town granted him 20 acres.

March 1672;  With Bartholomew Gedney and Samuel Gardner appointed by town to "inquire what land there was about the Farms, that it might be improved to pay Mr. Higginson's debts" (Salem's minister).  It might have been at this time that he found Orchard Farm to purchase from the absentee landlord, Mr. Allen of Boston.  (Currents of Malice - McMillen)

1677; Samuel Southwick chose Nurse to be his guardian.

1678; He and three of his sons took the Fidelity Oath.

Michael Bowden, Nurse's son-in-law lived on a farm in Marblehead which he rented from Capt. James Smith, and in 1678 he sued Smith for a debt which he claimed was owed him by Smith's wife, Mary who managed her husband's affairs when he was absent. Mary Smith testified that when Bowden came to Boston to settle, Francis Nurse was with him and said, "I Protest, Michell, the woman speaks nothing but reason and you must Recktify things," (Ibid. VII:119).

April 29, 1678;  Bought the Bishop Farm from Rev. James Allen, minister of the first church in Boston and moved from Salem Town to Salem Village (Danvers).  The purchase price was 400 pounds, for which he put not a penny down.  It is unsure how he was able to come into possession of this valuable property.  (Currents of Malice - McMillen)
The first settlers of Salem built up a compact town at the harbor and between the North and South rivers, but within the bounds of the township, toward the northwest, there were several thousand acres of heavily wooded land, and there in the 1630s, the General Court  made large grants of several thousand acres each to the most prominent political and clerical figures in the colony.  One such grant of 300 acres was made on 11 Jan., 1636, to Mr. Townsend Bishop who represented Salem in the General Courts. During his ownership he cut timber, laid out gardens and orchards and built a large house that is still standing.  In 1641, he sold his estate to Henry Chickering, and left the province. Chickering kept the property until 1648, when he sold it to Gov. John Endicott for 160 pounds. He give(sic) it to son, John, for a wedding present. John Endicott, Jr. died childless in 1668. She married Rev. James Allen of Boston's First Church, six months later. She died in 1673 and left Allen the Bishop farm.  This chain of title is of interest to us because on 29 April 1678, Francis Nurse, and artisan, bought the great  Bishop farm for the large sum of 400 pounds. The terms of the purchase were unusual for that time.  The 400 pounds were not to be paid until 21 years had passed, but in the meantime, he ws to pay a rental of 7 pounds fro each of the first twelve years and 10 pounds for each of the remaining years.  However, if any part of the principal sum should be paid before the expiration of the 21 years, a proportionate part of the farm was to be free from all obligation to Allen and vest in Nurse. These terms were valuable to Nurse and before half the time had elapsed, a value was created equal to discharging the whole sum due to Allen. Nurse gave a bond, recorded in Suffolk County, reciting these terms, and Allen gave a warranty deed.
About this same time Zerubabel Endicott, the governor's youngest son, a  disappointed and embittered man because his brother's widow had left the Bishop farm on her death to her new husband, Rev. Allen, entered a claim to a part of the farm and sued Nurse for trespass, and filed suit against Allen.  Suit followed suit and appeal followed appeal.  "It was one of the most memorable and obstinately contested land controversies known to our courts." It was not until the General Court had handed down two decisions in Allen's favor, and the death of Endicott in 1683, that peace was restored. (About Towne, Quarterly Newsletter of the Towne Family Association, Vol XIX, No. 2 April, May, June 1999)

June 8, 1678;  Much dispute and legal battle ensued over the boundaries of Orchard Farm (the Bishop place).
"The property which adjoined the model farm called "Orchard Farm", was originally a grant of three hundred acres made by the General Court to Townsend Bishop in 1636. It was sold to Chickering in 1641. He sold it to his son John, who died without issue, leaving it to his widow in these terms... and whereas I forsook all other women and joined myself in marriage unto Elizabeth my dear wife and so we twain became one flesh, and she having always carried herself a loving, helpful and patient wife unto me, I do give her... all my whole estate..."  There was litigation about the grant of the property to John Endicott's widow, but once the General Court had decided in her favor, troubles had barely begun. The piece of land was supposed to equal three hundred acres, but there was confusion about the boundaries. The plaintiff in the case was the brother of John Endicott. Jr., and owner of the adjoining "Orchard Farm", Zerubabel Endicott... It was, as in many cases, a matter of overlapping grants, and soon after Francis Nurse came into possession of the property, conflicts escalated.  Trespass was complained of, suit followed coutersuit, and one of the most obstinately contested and confusing court cases in the Bay Colony was underway...Nathaniel Putnam who acted as legal counsel in the cases, had property on both sides of the land in question." The court decision would affect all three parties involved.  (Currents of Malice - Persis W. McMillen)
"Mr Zerubabel Endicott, heir and administrator of the estate of John Endicott, Esquire v. Francis Nurse. Defendant owned that he cut wood upon his land he bought of Mr. Allen, which Mr. Endicott laid claim to and that he carried away the wood.  Vedict for plaintiff.  Appealed to the next court of Assistants.  Francis Nurse bound with Mr. Richard Calicot and Nathaniel Putnam as sureties" Francis Nurse is shown here in league with his next door neighbor Nathaniel Putnam, and he thus appeared all along.  After various trials in the local courts, the case was carried to the General Court in Boston, and was finally settled in 1683, against Endicott. The new property line for the Nurse estate ran "up to the rocks" near Endicott's dwelling house, and well into "Orchard Farm".  Although before this settlement, the General Court had expressly forbidden Endicott to strip the Nurse property of trees, he had ordered his hired mend to cut and work up timber on the land.  Putnam retaliated by having the timber removed and placed by his house. A regular battle ensued, with Endicott's men and some of his neighbors cutting and loading up their teams with wood, and Francis Nurse and his sons in law, Thomas Preston and John Tarbell, pitching it off.  Endicott had no legal right there, as Nurse was in possession and bound to keep the land from being stripped.   The case was still being contested into the 1690s between the Nurse connection and the sons and heirs of Zerubabel Endicott. Nathaniel Putnam testified that the section of property under dispute rightfully belonged to the Nurse family, while many other local inhabitants spoke on the opposite side.  In general the local courts decided against Nurse and Putnam, whose interest coincided in this particular, and for the Endicotts. The General Court in Boston however, favored Nurse and Putnam.  This controversy was one of the many means of stirring up animosities in Salem Village, the whole community having been involved in the strife for many years.  It may as well have caused hostile feelings against the Nurses. That a man who, for forty years, had been known as a small farmer and tradesman in nearby Salem Town, should have come into possession of such a property, certainly aroused feelings of envy and jealousy amongst some of the villagers.  How he came into possession remains a mystery. Even after Francis' death, long after his mortgage had been paid off and he had distributed his estate among his descendants, his place is mentioned in deeds as "the farm which Mr. Allen, of Boston, let to the Nurses, " or simply "Mr. Allen's Farm". " (Currents of Malice - Persis W. McMillen)
"The history of the place is this:  Townsend Bishop, on Jan 16 1636, received a grant of 300 acres of land in the Village.  On this he built a substantial house.  That house is standing today and is the widely known Rebecca Nurse house.  Its identity is proved beyond question by documentary evidence.  Bishop sold the estate in 1641 to Henry Chickering who in turn sold it to Governor Endicott in 1648 for 160#.  Endicott gave the farm to his son John in 1653, but did not execute the deed until 1662.  The governor died in 1665, and a lawsuit followed over the will.  It was finally settled by the general court in favor of young John and his wife.  John died in 1668, and his widow married in August of that year, Rev. James Allen, a minister of the First Church in Boston.  She died in 1673 and thus the Bishop farm became the property of Allen, who sold it to Nurse in 1678 for 400#.  Nurse was to have 21 years in which to pay for the property."
"The first trouble appears to have come to this family (Francis & Rebecca Nurse) soon after the purchase of the Bishop farm.  Allen had guaranteed the title.  He was soon called upon to defend it against the claims of Zerubabel Endicott, who claimed a boundary line to the Endicott possessions that pushed back the eastern bounds of the Bishop farm.  The controversy was a long one, going finally to the General Court for settlement.  It was decided against Endicott." (Witchcraft in Salem Village by Winfield S. Nevins pp 114, 172, 212, 232)

1678; "Edmund Bridges was involved in 1678 in a court case with a powerful Salem merchant, Mr. Edmund Batter... The character of Edmund Batter is described by Bernard Bailyn as "extraordinary in it's brutality..." Edmund Bridges sued Batter for defamation of character for : "saying that (the said Bridges) was the leader of a factious company in Salem and that it was their design to overthrow all order and government in the town of Salem, and also for saying that the plaintiff was the caus of all trouble in Salem."  Bridges relations and some others came to his defense. Francis Nurse, a brother in law, and Isaac Cooke, deposed that in a public town meeting in the past spring, they had heard Batter make these charges. Jacob Towne, another brother in law, and John Hobb, testified that fifteen years earlier when Bridges had been a resident and voter in Topsfield, he had opposed those who did not have the right to vote by law.  In other words, that Bridges was on the side of law and order.  Theyalso said that he had taken the required oath of fidelity twelve years earlier. Thomas Preston, a son in law of Rebecca and Francis Nurse and therefore another relative of Bridges, testified that he had heard Batter say that Edmund Bridges was the ringleader of the opposing company. He further deposed that, as he was generally at town meetings, he had never heard Bridges speak before he asked leave of the moderator.  Bridges had told Preston that he wished to prevent disorder at the meetings."  The opposing side was a powerful group of elites, and the judges as well.  The court ruled against Bridges and imposed a fine of two pounds, five shillings and eighpence to be paid to Batter."  (Currents of Malice - Persis W. McMillen)

1682; Appointed administrator of the estate of Edmund Bridges, Sr., whose widow was the sister of Rebecca Nurse.

November 15, 1688;  On committee to select and secure a minister.  Examining Samuel Parris.  (Salem Witchcraft) Francis Nurse on committee  with Joshua Rea and John Putnam, Sr., to  discuss an appointment as minister with Rev. Samuel Paris of Boston.  (Currents of Malice - Persis W. McMillen)

1691;  Family absenting themselves from church.  (Salem Witchcraft)

1691;  Member of Village committee - anti - Parris group.  (The Devil Discovered)

October 16, 1691;  On committee to inform Samuel Parris of their dissatisfaction with his ministerial duties.     (Salem Witchcraft)

November 2, 1691;  "The Town-meeting about, or at, 16, October last:  Jos: Porter, Jos: Hutchinson, Jos: Putnam, Dan: Andrews, Francis Nurse."  (Danvers Church Records)

December 27, 1692; Daniel Andrew, Francis Nurse, and others on committee were charged with not having 'raised the ministers rate' for 1691 and all of 1692. All were opposed to Rev. Parris. A new committee was chosen.  (Currents of Malice - Persis W. McMillen)

2/1693;  "Some time in February, John Hadlock returned to Salem Village from his tour of duty Eastward, and reckoned with Francis Nurse for the remaining seven shillings owed for his service in Benjamin Nurse's stead. Francis paid all but four shillings, which Hadlock picked up a few days later from Benjamin Nurse, who had most benefitted from this arrangement. Benjamin paid Hadlock himself on that occasion and thought the business ended. (Hadlock, however, would eventually think otherwise.)  (The Salem Witch Trials - Marilynne K. Roach)

April 14, 1693;  Samuel Nurse, John Tarbell, Francis Nurse and Thomas Wilkins with Joseph Hutchinson, Sr., went again to Rev. Parris' house to discuss their displeasure with him as minister.  Parris did not have time to discourse with them that day so they met again on 4/20.  On this date they were unable to come to an agreement so they met again the following morning.  On 4/30 Parris brought out the complaints against him in open church and set up a meeting to allow the 'dissenters' (who were now non-church members) to speak to his bretheran of their complaints against him. This meeting took place on 5/18/1693 without an agreement made between the parties.  Matters reached such an impasse by midsummer that forty-nine of the Salem villagers addressed a petition to Governor Phips about the non-settlement of their differences and the wish for impartial citizens to decide the fate of their minister. The petition was signed those who were most injured by the witchcraft trials and included Peter Cloyes, John Tarbell, Thomas Wilkins, Samuel Nurse, Thomas Preston, and Daniel Andrew.  In October ministers from neighboring towns got involved in the dispute and met with some of the dissenters as well as Rev. Parris. On 11/5 another meeting was scheduled with message to Tarbell and Nurse to inform Peter Cloyes "if he be not too remote".  On 11/13/1693 the group met again, including Peter Cloyes, their petition was to call in an outside counsel. This airing of grievance by the two opposing factions continued until 10/11/1696 when Parris left town.  (Currents of Malice - Persis W. McMillen)

June 13, 1694;  "Deputized by Sheriff George Corwin, Jonathan Putnam attached an orchard and two nurseries belonging to widower Francis Nurse as bond in a suite brought by John Hadlock. The latter claimed that he still had not been fully paid for performing Benjamin Nurse's military service in 1692.  (Also in 1692, Jonathan Putnam had entered the complaint against Rebecca Nurse, then later helped petition on her behalf.)"  (The Salem Witch Trials - Marilynne K. Roach) 

June 26, 1694; "Relatives, servants and neighbors deposed that the Nurse family had paid John Hadlock in full for his military service on Benjamin Nurse's behalf, but the jury found for the plaintiff. Ordered to pay Hadlock 10 pounds-5-0 and the court costs, Francis Nurse (husband of the hanged Rebecca) appealed to the Superior Court."  (The Salem Witch Trials - Marilynne K. Roach) 

December 04, 1694, gave homestead and property to children27,27,28,29

He was Salem's constable in 1672; served on trial juries in 1673, 1674 (twice), 1675, 1677, 1678, 1679, 1681, and 1683; and on grand juries in 1671 and 1672.



REBECCA TOWNE:
January 17, 1683;  Petition for settlement of a small estate left the undersigned by their father, who died ten years ago leaving no will, but left his estate in the hands of their mother who was appointed administatrix and the estate remained unsettled until her death, and now they desire that the following division may be allowed: the land to be divided equally to his three sons, Edmond, Jacob, and Joseph and the moveables equally to the three daughters, Rebecca, Mary, and Sarah; also the three brothers to pay all debts now due and what charges shall arise in settlement of the estate to be equally borne by all six.  Signed by Mary (her mark) Towne relict of Edmond, Jacob Towne, Joseph (his mark) Towne, Francis (his mark) Nurse with the consent of Rebecca, Mary (her mark) Esty formerly Mary Towne, Sarah (her mark) Bridges.      Witness:  John How, John Pritchet Allowed by the court at Ipswich April 10, 1683
(Ipswich Deeds, Vol 4 page 515)

Tituba, the slave of Rev. Samuel Parris was the accuser of Rebecca Nurse.  "Rebecca was a respectable grandmother of seventy-one in 1692.  She had brought up eight children. She appeared to have no dark secrets in her past, so suspected fornication before marriage, no mulatto child.  She was on good terms with her husband.  He had not led a scandalous life, unless to be considered by some of sharp dealings in aquiring his property 'scandalous',  Unlike the husbands of the three previous suspects, all of whom had in one way or another, failed to defend their wives, Rebacca's husband was faithful and loyal throughout.  He and his sons and sons in law had all been active in parish activities ever since their settling in Salem Village some fourteen years before. Rebecca herself had only one thing in common with those already accused. She was a woman...Furthermore Rebecca had some powerful friends.  Sometime in March (the exact date is not given in the records), she was visited by a deputation consisting of four persons. They were her brother in law Peter Cloyes, still a loyal supporter of the
Reverend Samuel Parris, Daniel Andrew, a co-owner with Cloyes of a four hundred acre tract of farm land in Salem Village.  Daniel Andrew was, in turn, a brother in law of the other two members of the deputation, Israel Porter and his wife Elizabeth.  Israel's father, John Porter, had been an early settler of Salem Village and was described as a farmer. By the time of his death, in 1676, he was the largest landowner in Salem.  Two of his sons had married daughters of William Hathorne, father of the same John Hathorne with whom we have already become familiar as the presiding judge at the examinations."  (Currents of Malice - Persis W. McMillen)

March 19, 1692; Saturday - friends Daniel Andrew (Israel's brother in law), Israel and Elizabeth Porter, and brother in law Peter Cloyse found Rebecca ill in bed - warned her of possible witchcraft charges.  A record of this interview was later presented to the court in an attempt to clear Rebecca.  (The Devil Discovered by Enders A. Robinson)
"We whose names are underwritten being desired to go to Goodman Nurse his house to speak with his wife and to tell her that several of the afflicted persons mentioned her; and accordingly we went and found her in a weak and low condition in her body as she told us she had been sick almost a week.
And we asked how it went otherwise with her and she said, blest be God for it, she had more of his presence in this sickness than sometimes she have had but not so much as she desired. But she would with the apostle press forward to the mark and many other places of the scripture to the like purpose.  And then of her own accord she began to speak of the affliction that was amongst them and in particular of Mr. Parris his family and how she was grieved for them though she had not been to see by reason of fits that she formerly used to have for people said it was awful to behold.  But she pitied them with all her heart and went to God for them. But she said she heard that there was persons spoke of that were as innocent as she was, she believed, and after much to this purpose. We told her we heard that she was
spoken of also. "Well," she said, "if it be so, the will of the Lord be done."  She sat awhile, being as it were amazed. And then she said: "Well, as to this thing I am innocent as the child unborn, but surely, " she said, "what sin hath God found out in me unrepented of that he should lay such an affliction upon me in my old age?" And according to our best observation we could not discern that she knew what we came for before we told her."  (Currents of Malice - Persis W. McMillen)

March 23, 1692;  Wenesday - warrant for Rebecca's arrest for practicing witchcraft.  (Salem Witchcraft Vol II by Upham:  The Devil Discovered by Enders A. Robinson)

March 24, 1692;  taken from her sickbed, arrested and brought to home of Nathaniel Ingersoll for examination.  Committed to prison, refused to confess.   (Salem Witchcraft Vol II by Upham:  The Devil Discovered by Enders A. Robinson:  Daily News Record - 8/19/1993) 3/24/1692;  Rebecca brought before the magistrates for examination at the meeting house. "The Rev. Samuel Parris took down this examination in writing as the court desired.  "Upon hearing the aforesaid and seeing what we then did see, together with the charge of the persons then present --- we committed Rebecca Nurse, the wife of Francis Nurse of Salem village, unto their Majesties' jail in Salem, as permission then given out, in order to farther examination." "  (Currents of Malice - Persis W. McMillen)
Goodwife Nurse was brought before Mr. Hathorn and Mr. Curwin (Magistrates) in the Meeting House.  Mr. Hale, Minister of Beverly, began with Prayer, after which she being Accus'd of much the same Crimes made the like answers, asserting her own Innocence with earnestness.  The Accusers were mostly the same, Tho. Putmans Wife, etc. complaining much.  The dreadful Shreiking from her and others, was very amazing, which was heard at a great distance; she was also Committed to Prison.
A Child of Sarah Goods was likewise apprehended, being between 4 and 5 years Old.  The Accusers said this Child bit them, and would shew such like marks, as those of a small Sett of Teeth upon their Arms; as many of the Afflicted as the Child cast its Eye upon, would complain they were in Torment; which Child they also Committed.
Concerning these that had been hitherto Examined and Committed, it is among other things observed by Mr. Lawson that they were by the Accusers charged to belong to a Company that did muster in Arms, and were reported by them to keep Days of Fast, Thanksgiving and Sacraments; and that those Afflicted (or Accusers) did in the Assembly Cure each others, even with a touch of their Hand, when strangled and otherways tortured, and would endeavour to get to the Afflicted to relieve them thereby (for hitherto they had not used the Experiment of bringing the Accused to touch the Afflicted, in order to their Cure) and could foretel one anothers Fits to be coming, and would say, look to such a one, she will have a Fit presently and so it happened, and that at the same time when the Accused person was present, the Afflicted said they saw her Spectre or like-ness in other places of the Meeting House Suckling of their Familiars. The said Mr. Lawson being to Preach at the Village, after the Psalm was Sung, Abigail Williams said, "Now stand up and name your Text"; after it was read, she said, "It is a long Text."  Mrs. Pope in the beginning of Sermon said to him, "Now there is enough of that."  In Sermon, he referring to his Doctrine, Abigail Williams said to him, "I know no Doctrine you had, if you did name one I have forgot it."  Ann Putman, an afflicted Girl, said, There was a Yellow Bird sateon his Hat as it hung on the Pin in the Pulpit.

May 14, 1692; petition signed by 39 citizens protesting innocence of Rebecca.  (The Devil Discovered - Robinson)

May 31, 1692;  Rebecca was sent from Boston jail to Salem to be questioned once again by the Court of Oyer and Terminer.  (Currents of Malice - Persis W. McMillen)

June 2, 1692;  two physical examinations were performed one, in am and one in afternoon.  (The Devil Discovered - Robinson)

June 28, 1692;  petitioned court for a third examination of her body.  (The Devil Discovered - Robinson)

June 29, 1692;  Found not guilty initially but jury instructed by William Stoughten to rethink their verdict so a guilty verdict was the second one brought back. sentenced to death.  (Salem Witchcraft Vol II by Upham) (6/30/1692 - The Devil Discovered by Enders A. Robinson)  "Sarah Nurse, a daughter of Rebecca Nurse, testified that on the 29th of June 1692, she saw Sarah Bibber pull pins out of her clothes and hold them between her fingers and clasp her hands around her knees. Then she cried out, saying that Rebecca Nurse had pricked her."  (Currents of Malice  - Persis W. McMillen)

At the Tryal of Rebecca Nurse, this was remarkable that the Jury brought in their Verdict not Guilty, immediately all the accusers in the Court, and suddenly after all the afflicted not of Court, made a hideous out-cry, to the amazement, not only of the Spectators, but the Court seemed strangely surprized; one of the Judges exprest himself not satisfied, another of them as he was going off the Bench, said they would have her Indicted anew.  The chief Judge said he would not Impose upon the Jury; but intimated, as if they had not well considered one Expression of the Prisoners, when she was upon Tryal, that when one Hobbs, who had confessed her self to be a Witch, was brought into the Court to witness against her, the Prisoner turning her head to her, said, "What, do you bring her? she is one of us," or to that effect; this together with the Clamours of the Accusers, induced the Jury to go out again, after their Verdict, not Guilty.  But not agreeing, they came into the Court, and she being at the Bar, her words were repeated to her, in order to have had her explanation of them, and she made no Reply to them, they found the Bill, and brought her in Guilty; these words being the Inducement to it, as the Foreman has signified in writing, as follows;
July 4, 1692.  I Thomas Fisk, the Subscriber hereof, being one of them that were of the Jury the last week at Salem-Court, upon the Tryal of Rebecka Nurse, etc., being desired by some of the Relations to give a Reason why the Jury brought her in Guilty, after her Verdict not Guilty; I do hereby give my Reasons to be as follows,   When the Verdict not Guilty was, the honoured Court was pleased to object against it, saying to them, that they think they let slip the words, which the Prisoner at the Bar spake against her self, which were spoken in reply to Goodwife Hobbs and her Daughter, who had been faulty in setting their hands to the Devils Book, as they have confessed formerly; the words were "What, do these persons give in Evidence against me now, they used to come among us."  After the honoured Court had manifested their dissatisfaction of the Verdict, several of the Jury declared themselves desirous to go out again, and thereupon the honoured Court gave leave; but when we came to consider of the Case, I could not tell how to take her words, as an Evidence against her, till she had a further opportunity to put her Sense upon them, if she would take it; and then going into Court, I mentioned the words aforesaid, which by one of the Court were affirmed to have been spoken by her, she being then at the Bar, but made no reply, nor interpretation of them; whereupon these words were to me a principal Evidence against her.    THOMAS FISK.
When Goodwife Nurse was informed what use was made of these words, she put in this following Declaration into the Court;
These presents do humbly shew, to the honoured Court and Jury, that I being informed, that the Jury brought me in Guilty, upon my saying that Goodwife Hobbs and her Daughter were of our Company; but I intended no otherways, then as they were Prisoners with us, and therefore did then, and yet do judge them not legal Evidence against their fellow Prisoners.  And I being something hard of hearing, and full of grief, none informing me how the Court took up my words, and therefore had not opportunity to declare what I intended, when I said they were of our Company.   REBECKA NURSE
After her Condemnation she was by one of the Ministers of Salem excommunicated; yet the Governour saw cause to grant a Reprieve, which when known (and some say immediately upon granting) the Accusers renewed their dismal outcries against her, insomuch that the Governour was by some Salem Gentleman prevailed with to recall the Reprieve, and she was Executed with the rest.

July 19, 1692;  Hanged.  Her family secretly removed her body to her homestead and there buried her in an unmarked grave.  (promotional brochure of the Rebecca Nurse homestead)

Mach 2, 1702-3;  A Petition to the Governor and General Court requesting the reversal of Attainder "on thoses Executed and those Condemned in 1692"  was made by "severall of the Inhabitants of Andover, Salem Village, and Topsfield."  Among the signers were Peter Cloyes, senior, Isaac Easty, Isaac Easty, Junior, Samuel Nurse, and John Nurse.  Summons for witnesses from Topsfield to testify versus Sarah Cloyce and Mary Easty.   (Records of the Peabody Institute Library, Danvers, MA)

1710;  A Samuel Nurse made this statement;  We were at the whole charge of providing for her during her imprisonment in Salem and Boston for the space of almost four months.  We spent much time and made many journeys to Boston, Salem and other places in order to have vindicated her innocence.  Although we produced plentiful testimony that my honored mother had led a blameless life from her youth up, yet she was condemned  and executed"  (The Devil Discovered - Robinson)

March 1721;  At the request of her children, the notice of her excommunication was erased from church records)   (George Towne book;  Salem Witchcraft Vol II by Upham)

1885;  Nurse family had a monument erected to her at Danvers, Massachusetts, inscribed with John Greenleaf Whittier poem;
O Christian martyr, who for Truth could die
When all about thee owned the hideous lie
The World redeemed from Superstitions sway
Is breathing freer for they sake today.

A tribute to her entitled "Rebecca Nurse, Saint but Witch Victim", by Charles Sutherland Tapley.  Contains a list of her descendants compiled by Charles A. Towne of Park Ridge, Illinois about 1930.

1997;  The Rebecca Nurse Homestead is open to the public.  It includes 27 acres of fields, pasture and woods.  An old dirt road leads to the ancient saltbox style house situated on a small knoll near the property midpoint.  The property has been used extensively in film and video documentaries and dramas, including Alistair Cooke's America, Three Sovereigns for Sarah, My Mother the Witch, and Young Goodman Brown.
The home passed from the hands of the Nurse family in 1784 when Phineas Putnam bought it.  It then remained in the Putnam family until 1908, when the house was purchased and restored by the Rebecca Nurse Memorial Association.  In 1926 the property was given to the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, and in 1981, ownership of the homestead was taken on by the Danvers Alarm List Company, Inc.
Today the house includes three restored rooms with period furnishings of the 17th and 18th century.  Among other buildings on the properties is the abt 1681 Zerubabel Endecott house frame, now clad on the outside to resemble a barn.  Inside the building is and exhibit of 'First Period' architecture as well as a gift shop area.  A short distance away is a reproduction of the 1672 Salem Village Meeting House.  This building features a multimedia sound and sight program explaining the 1692 witchcraft outbreak. (promotional brochure of the homestead)

Children of FRANCIS NURSE and REBECCA TOWNE are:
 i. MICHAEL2 NURSE71,72.
2. ii. JOHN NURSE, b. 1645, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. December 01, 1719, of Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
3. iii. REBECCA NURSE, b. 1647, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. 1719, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
4. iv. SAMUEL NURSE, b. March 01, 1648/49, Danvers, Essex Co.,  Massachusetts; d. July 15, 1715, Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusettes
5. v. SARAH NURSE, b. Abt. 1651, or 1664? Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
6. vi. MARY NURSE, b. 1655, Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. June 28, 1749, Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
7. vii. FRANCIS NURSE, b. February 03, 1660/61, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. February 5, 1716/7, North Reading, Middlesex Co. Massachusetts.
8. viii. ELIZABETH NURSE, b. January 02, 1664/65, Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
9. ix. BENJAMIN NURSE, b. January 26, 1665/66, of Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; d. 1747, of Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 

Generation No. 2

2.  JOHN2 NURSE (FRANCIS1)73,74 was born 1645 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts75,75,76,77, and died December 01, 1719 of Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts78,78,79,80.  He married (1) ELIZABETH SMITH81,82 November 01, 1672 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts83,84, daughter of JOHN SMITH and MARGARET BUFFUM.  She was born June 05, 1646 in or 6/5/1652?,  Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts84, and died October 22, 1673 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts84.  He married (2) ELIZABETH VERY84 August 17, 1677 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts84, daughter of WILLIAM VERY and ALICE WOODIS.  She was born December 15, 1655 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts84, and died Aft. 172384. June 27, 1710, taxed to procure ammunition - 1s4d88,88,89,90

Child of JOHN NURSE and ELIZABETH SMITH is:
10. i. JOHN3 NURSE, b. October 12, 1673; d. Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

Children of JOHN NURSE and ELIZABETH VERY are:
11. ii. ELIZABETH3 NURSE92, b. March 18, 1677/78, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts92.
 iii. SAMUEL NURSE92, b. August 20, 1679, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts92; d. 1719, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts92.
 iv. SARAH NURSE92, b. November 10, 1680, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts92; m. PETER TWIST92, December 20, 1699, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts92; b. September 1681, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts92; d. Aft. September 29, 1757, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts92. 11 children92
 v. JONATHAN NURSE92,  b. May 03, 1682, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts92; m. MARTHA TWIST92.
 vi. JOSEPH NURSE92, b. September 30, 1683, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts92; m. HARANDEN92.
 vii. BENJAMIN NURSE92, b. February 20, 1685/86, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts92; m. SARAH BOSTON92, September 04, 1714, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts92.
 viii. HANNAH NURSE92, b. July 22, 1687, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts92; d. 1720, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts92; m. JOHN VERRY92, October 31, 1709, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts92; b. , Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts92; d. 1720, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts92.
 ix. DEBORAH NURSE92, b. August 19, 1692, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts92; m. JOHN GROVER92, April 20, 1732, Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts92.
 

3.  REBECCA2 NURSE (FRANCIS1)93,94,95 was born 1647 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts96,96,97,98, and died 1719 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts99,100.  She married THOMAS PRESTON101,102,103 April 15, 1669 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts104,105,106, son of ROGER PRESTON and MARTHA.  He was born Abt. 1643 of Ipswich & Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts107,108, and died 1697 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts108.  THOMAS PRESTON: Thomas Preston was undoubtedly born in Ipswich, though the early records are missing and the exact date cannot be fixed; that the date of his birth was 1642 or 1643, is shown by a deposition made by him in Salem, Jan. 30, 1690/1: "Deposition of Thos Preston age 48 testified that he lived on Mr. Downing's farm called Groaten and was showed the bounds by former tenants and that the tree now cut down but stump standing in Mr Shaw's fence was showed to be bounds on South and stand 12 poles within Wm Shaws fence toward Mr. Downing's house." (Essex Deeds, vol. 8, p. 181.)  About three years after his mother's marriage to Nicholas Holt of Andover and removal there, Thomas Preston married a daughter of Francis Nurse, who was then living near the North River in Salem. In 1678 Francis Nurse purchased the Townsend Bishop farm in Salem Village, of Rev. James Allen of Boston, and moved from Salem to the Village, he occupying the old homestead and his sons and sons-in-law building houses of their own around him.  It is uncertain where Thomas Preston lived from 1669, the date of his marriage, till 1678, but after the purchase of the Bishop farm he settled there, on the portion of the farm nearest the "Orchard Farm" of Gov. Endicott. His house stood near the present Walnut Grove Cemetery and not far from that now standing, known as the Joseph C. Putnam house, which was probably built by his son John Preston. Claims of proprietors of common lands in the town of Salem were received in 1714 from those having houses in 1702, and the records show that the estate of Thomas Preston had one house. In 1724 similar claims were received and at that time the estate of Thomas Preston owned one house and John Preston one. Though holding no public offices, Thomas Preston was a man of influence in the community, both in church and town affairs; he was made a freeman 22 Mar. 1689/90.
On the Salem town records in 1677 is the item: "Paid Thomas Presson for work on fortification oe14.00.00."
On the Salem tax lists for 1683, on Joseph Pope's list appears the name of Thos. Preston.
The town records also have the following: "The tythingmen chosen by the Selectmen 29--9mo. 1683 were as follows:  Henry King | Pope's ward"  Thos. Preson  Work on highway, 1691:  "Thomas Preston 2 oxen, horse & man, 0--4--6" 1692: "Thomas Preston, 4 oxen & 3 hands 0-10--0"  The tax list for Salem for 1700 has:  Tho. Preston's Estate --6s--
He was involved, with other members of the Nurse family, in the dispute which arose over the ownership of a strip of land between the Bishop farm and the Orchard farm. The original grants to Endicott, Bishop and Stileman apparently overlapped each other, and Zerubabel Endicott who owned the Orchard farm when Nurse took possession of the Bishop farm, sought to establish his line where it would seem rightfully to belong, that being the earlier grant, but Rev. James Allen, who was bound to defend Nurse's title, and Nathaniel Putnam, the owner of the Stileman grant, resisted, and they finally won after a long controversy.  In the course of this contest Endicott cut wood and timber on the disputed territory which was a portion of that occupied by Tarbell and Preston.
The testimony of two witnesses in this affair is interesting: "Hugh Jones aged 46 years and Alexius Reinolds aged 25 years testify and say that we these desponents being desired by Mr. Zerubable Endicott to cut up some wood for his winter fire wood accordingly went with our teams which had four oxen and a horse and there we met with several other teams of our neighbors which were upon the same account that is to say to help carry up Mr. Endicott some wood for his winter firewood and when we had loaded our sleds Thomas Preston and John Tarbell came in a violent manner and hauled the wood out of our sleds and Francis Nurse being present demanded whose men we were. Mr. Endicott being present answered they were his men." Upham says "these witnesses testify that this 'battle of the wilderness' lasted two days, Endicott's men cutting the wood and loading the teams and Nurse's men pitching it off." The case was decided against Endicott.  The "witchcraft delusion" broke out in Salem Village early in 1692; certain young girls claimed that they were bewitched and tormented by older persons, three of whom they at once accused and warrants were issued for their arrest, the complainants being Joseph Hutchinson, Edward Putnam, Thomas Putnam and Thomas Preston. Before the end of the year the delusion had had its run, but in that time many persons had been accused and some of them executed; among them, Rebecca Nurse, the mother of Thomas Preston's wife, and her two sisters, Mary Easty and Sarah Cloyse. There were few people in the Village who did not at first believe the testimony of these young girls, but it is certain that Thomas Preston must soon have seen his error. He was ever after an uncompromising enemy of the minister Mr. Parris, who fostered the delusion.
The following items are from the Parish Records of Salem Village: In 1681 in a "Rate for all charges" Thomas Preston was assessed oe1-10.
17 Jan. 1683-4 "Chosen to take an invoice of mens estats, Edward Putnam, Thomas Preston and Jacob Fuller." 18 June 1689 "These were chousen for a Comitty for the yeare Insueing Capt. John Putnam Joshua Rea Senr. Ensign Thomas Flint Edward Putnam and Thomas Preston." "Salem Village the 3 of February 1692-3 The Inhabitants of this village are desired to meet together at their ordinary place of meeting on the 14th day of this instant February at 11 of the Klock in the Morning to consider and agree and determine who are capable of voting in our public transactions by the power given us by the general Court order at our first settlement and to consider of and make void a vote in our book of records on the 18 of June 1689 where there is a Salary of Sixty pounds stated to Mr. Paris he not complying with it: Also to consider of and make void several votes in our book of records on the 10 of Oct. 1692 where our ministry house and barn and two acres of land seems to be conveyed from us after a fraudulent manner: and to consider of and agree about what shall be done for the reparation of our meeting house and ministry fences."  Thomas Preston  Joseph Pope  Joseph Holton  John Tarbell.
1678; "Edmund Bridges was involved in 1678 in a court case with a powerful Salem merchant, Mr. Edmund Batter... The character of Edmund Batter is described by Bernard Bailyn as "extraordinary in it's brutality..." Edmund Bridges sued Batter for defamation of character for : "saying that (the said Bridges) was the leader of a factious company in Salem and that it was their design to overthrow all order and government in the town of Salem, and also for saying that the plaintiff was the caus of all trouble in Salem."  Bridges relations and some others came to his defense. Francis Nurse, a brother in law, and Isaac Cooke, deposed that in a public town meeting in the past spring, they had heard Batter make these charges. Jacob Towne, another brother in law, and John Hobb, testified that fifteen years earlier when Bridges had been a resident and voter in Topsfield, he had opposed those who did not have the right to vote by law.  In other words, that Bridges was on the side of law and order.  They also said that he had taken the required oath of fidelity twelve years earlier. Thomas Preston, a son in law of Rebecca and Francis Nurse and therefore another relative of Bridges, testified that he had heard Batter say that Edmund Bridges was the ringleader of the opposing company. He further deposed that, as he was generally at town meetings, he had never heard Bridges speak before he asked leave of the moderator.  Bridges had told Preston that he wished to prevent disorder at the meetings."  The opposing side was a powerful group of elites, and the judges as well.  The court ruled against Bridges and imposed a fine of two pounds, five shillings and eighpence to be paid to Batter."  (Currents of Malice - Persis W. McMillen)

2/29/1692;  Thomas Preston, yeoman, with Joseph Hutchinson and Thomas Putnam made complaint against Sarah Good as a witch.  (Currents of Malice - Persis W. McMillen)

5/28/1693; Nathaniel and John Putnam entered a complaint against Thomas Preston, John Tarbell, and others who were on committee, for 'not having raised the minister's rate' . They were all found guilty and charged forty shillings and costs. All were opposed to Rev. Parris.  (Currents of Malice - Persis W. McMillen)

4/14/1693;  Samuel Nurse, John Tarbell, Francis Nurse and Thomas Wilkins with Joseph Hutchinson, Sr., went again to Rev. Parris' house to discuss their displeasure with him as minister.  Parris did not have time to discourse with them that day so they met again on 4/20.  On this date they were unable to come to an agreement so they met again the following morning.  On 4/30 Parris brought out the complaints against him in open church and set up a meeting to allow the 'dissenters' (who were now non-church members) to speak to his bretheran of their complaints against him. This meeting took place on 5/18/1693 without an agreement made between the parties.  Matters reached such an impasse by midsummer that forty-nine of the Salem villagers addressed a petition to Governor Phips about the non-settlement of their differences and the wish for impartial citizens to decide the fate of their minister. The petition was signed those who were most injured by the witchcraft trials and included Peter Cloyes, John Tarbell, Thomas Wilkins, Samuel Nurse, Thomas Preston, and Daniel Andrew.  In October ministers from neighboring towns got involved in the dispute and met with some of the dissenters as well as Rev. Parris. On 11/5 another meeting was scheduled with message to Tarbell and Nurse to inform Peter Cloyes "if he be not too remote".  On 11/13/1693 the group met again, including Peter Cloyes, their petition was to call in an outside counsel. This airing of grievance by the two opposing factions continued until 10/11/1696 when Parris left town.  (Currents of Malice - Persis W. McMillen)

 1 Aug. 1696 "Lt. Nath. Putnam Joshua Rea Sen and Thomas Preston and Joseph Holton plan to go to Boston to the Reverend Elders to take their advice about getting a minister."
On the rate for Sept. 24, 1697 "Widow Preston and Son" are assessed 12 shillings.
10 Mar. 1698 "Granted liberty to Abigail Hutchinson Margeritt Case Ruth Sibley Martha Preston Sarah Buxton  Mary Tarbell and Margeritt Nurs to build up the hindermost seat in the north east corner of the galery of the meeting house for themselves to sit in."
In 1699 in the seating of the Meeting House "the widow Preston" was one of those seated "in the double seat below."  In 1701 John and David Preston were in the "3d seat front galery."  In 1703 Widow Preston was in "the shorte fore seate below for women.  Jonathan Preston and David Preston, sons of Thomas were last taxed in Salem Village in 1724.  Thomas Preston died in1697 and administration was granted to the widow Rebecca and son John Preston, Oct. 4, 1697; an inventory was returned Jan. 3, 1697, but the estate was finally settled by a deed dated June 7, 1711: "To all Christian people to whom these presents shall or may come, Greeting. Know yee that Ezekiel Upton of Reading in ye county of Middlesex husbandman who married with Rebecca Preston who is since decd. one of ye daughters of Thos. Presson late of Salem decd. on behalfe of his children which he had by his said wife viz: Isabella, Anne, Elizabeth and Ezekiel. Peter Cloyse of Framingham in ye county of Middlesex husbandman and Mary Cloyse his wife one of ye daughters of ye aforesaid Thos. Presson Decd. Thomas Presson of Reading in ye county of Middlesex. husbandman one of the Sons of ye sd Thomas Presson Decd. David Judd of Salem in ye county of Essex cordwainer and Martha Judd his wife one of ye daughters of ye Sd. Thos. Presson Decd and Jonathan Presson and David Presson both of Salem aforesd husbandmen, two of ye sons of ye aforesaid Thomas Presson decd. For and in consideration of ye sum of 96 pounds to them in hand well and truly payd by their brother John Presson of Salem husbandman and for an amicable agreement refering to their aforesaid father Thomas Presson decd. his estate and for divers other good and lawful considerations them hereunto moving have given granted released enfeoffed conveyed and confirmed unto ye sd John Presson all their right, share, etc. which they now have .....  of ye estate of their aforenamed father Thomas Presson Decd. whether real or personal..... in ye township of Salem aforesd or elsewhere ..... (Essex Deeds. Vol. 24, p. 271.)

Children of REBECCA NURSE and THOMAS PRESTON are:
 i. JONATHAN3 PRESTON109,110, d. Aft. 1711, of Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts111,112; m. ELIZABETH VODEN113,114, August 10, 1714114. Occupation: husbandman115,116
12. ii. REBECCA PRESTON, b. May 12, 1670; d. Bef. 1711.
13. iii. MARY PRESTON, b. February 15, 1671/72, of Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
14. iv. JOHN PRESTON117,118, b. November 20, 1673, Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts118; d. July 06, 1744, Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts118.
15. v. MARTHA PRESTON119,120, b. October 21, 1676, Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts120.
vi. ELIZABETH PRESTON123,124, b. Abt. 1677, Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts124; d. November 21, 1693, Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts124.
 16. vii. THOMAS PRESTON, b. 1678.
 viii. DAVID PRESTON125,126, b. 1688126; d. Bef. 1734, of Windham Co., Connecticut127,128; m. (1) ANNA HILL128, August 14, 1719, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts128; m. (2) ELIZABETH MARTIN129,130, August 02, 1726131,132; of Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts133,134.
 

4.  SAMUEL2 NURSE (FRANCIS1)135,136,137,138 was born March 01, 1648/49 in Danvers, Essex Co.,  Massachusetts139,139,140,141, and died July 15, 1715 in Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusettes 142,143.  He married MARY SMITH144,145,146 (She was the second of three daughters of John Smith, the Quaker, and his wife, Margaret Buffum, who married three sons of Francis Nurse.) April 15, 1677 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts147,148,149, daughter of JOHN SMITH and MARGARET BUFFUM.  She was born March 03, 1659/60 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts150,151,152,153, and died December 10, 1716154,155,156,157, in Bolton, Massachusetts

August 4, 1692; Sunday.  "Brother Peter Cloyse & Samuel Nurse & his wife & John Tarbell & his wife "having absented themself from Communion, and very rarely, except Brother Nurse", attending Public Worship, Brother Nathaniel Putnam and the two Deacons, with the Pastor, are this day ("after some discourse") appointed a Committee "to discourse with the said absenters about it."  (Danvers Church Records)

August 31, 1692;  "Brother Tarbell proves sick unmeet for discourse.  Brother Cloyse hard to be found at home being often with his wife in Prison in Ipswich for Witchcraft & Brother Nurse & sometimes his wife attends our publick meeting, & he the Sacrament.  9/11/1692.  Upon all which we choose to wait farther.  (Danvers Church Records)

"The opposition to Mr. Parris was led by connections of the Towne family.  The interminable quarrels which covered a period of five years consisted of intense bickerings between the two sides in the village, those against Parris, and those for him.  The latter, it must be admitted, were always in the majority.
The Towne family connections were Peter Cloyes, who had been an original covenater with Samuel Parris, and who, after his wife's imprisonment in 1692, became a bitter opponent; John Tarbell, a son in law of Rebecca Nurse, who had been a supporter of Parris before the witchcraft proceedings; SamuelNurse, Rebecca's eldest son; and Thomas Wilkins Jr., who was married to a daughter of Edmund Towne, the long dead brother of the three Towne sisters, Rebecca Nurse, Mary Esty, and Sarah Cloyes. Their implacable resentment against Samuel Parris eventually bore fruit and finally led to his being discredited and asked to leave, but not before calling into the fray John Higginson and John Hale who, as we have seen, had already shown themselves to have been sorry for their part in the witchcraft proceedings; and Nicholas Noyes who sat on the fence for a while but finally capitulated when Increase Mather and other Boston ministers were brought in to settle the dispute; and civil arbitrators were asked to give their opinion as well."  (Currents of Malice - Persis W. McMillen)

February 5, 1693; Committee chosen to discourse with their townfolk,  Samuel Nurse, John Tarbell and Thomas Wilkins, Jr.,  about 'their withdrawing from the Lord's table'.  The response to this committee was read aloud by Samuel Nurse at Rev. Parris' house on 2/16/1693.  (Currents of Malice - Persis W. McMillen)

February 7, 1693;  John Tarbell, Samuel Nurse and Thomas Wilkins, Jr., went to Rev. Parris house to speak to him about their displeasure with him, and on 2/8/1693 "Brother Peter Cloyes came from Boston to me with the very same objections, whom I answered after the like manner," that he, Parris, did not yet "see sufficient grounds to vary" his opinion.  Shortly thereafter all of them came back again bringing with them William Way to continue their discourse.  (Currents of Malice - Persis W. McMillen)

April 14, 1693;  Samuel Nurse, John Tarbell, Francis Nurse and Thomas Wilkins with Joseph Hutchinson, Sr., went again to Rev. Parris' house to discuss their displeasure with him as minister.  Parris did not have time to discourse with them that day so they met again on 4/20.  On this date they were unable to come to an agreement so they met again the following morning.  On 4/30 Parris brought out the complaints against him in open church and set up a meeting to allow the 'dissenters' (who were now non-church members) to speak to his bretheran of their complaints against him. This meeting took place on 5/18/1693 without an agreement made between the parties.  Matters reached such an impasse by midsummer that forty-nine of the Salem villagers addressed a petition to Governor Phips about the non-settlement of their differences and the wish for impartial citizens to decide the fate of their minister. The petition was signed those who were most injured by the witchcraft trials and included Peter Cloyes, John Tarbell, Thomas Wilkins, Samuel Nurse, Thomas Preston, and Daniel Andrew.  In October ministers from neighboring towns got involved in the dispute and met with some of the dissenters as well as Rev. Parris. On 11/5 another meeting was scheduled with message to Tarbell and Nurse to inform Peter Cloyes "if he be not too remote".  On 11/13/1693 the group met again, including Peter Cloyes, their petition was to call in an outside counsel. This airing of grievance by the two opposing factions continued until 10/11/1696 when Parris left town.  (Currents of Malice - Persis W. McMillen)

1694;  "Samuel Nurse, Rebecca's son, said he had withdrawn from the Lord's table at the Village church because of : "The apprehension of danger of ourselves being accused as the Devil's instrument to molest and afflict the persons complaining, we seeing those whom we had reason to esteem better than ourselves thus accused..."  (Currents of Malice - Persis W. McMillen)

December 04, 1694, inherited homestead from father158,158,159,160

June 24, 1696; Samuel bought from Ephraim Sheldon three acres of upland and swamp in Salem Village for 9pds., and a week later he sold one-half of it for 4pds. 10s to his brother in law John Tarbell. (The Ancestry of Saray Johnson 1775-1824, Wife of Joseph Neal of Litchfield, Maine, by Walter Godwin Davis, Anthoesen Press, 1969)

1702/3; He conveyed to his son Samuel Nurse, Jr., 15 acres and the house where his father, Francis Nurse, had lived, with the barn and orchards. (The Ancestry of Saray Johnson 1775-1824, Wife of Joseph Neal of Litchfield, Maine, by Walter Godwin Davis, Anthoesen Press, 1969)

The will of Samuel Nurse of Salem was made 25 Mar 1715 and provd 2 Feb. 1719/20. To his son Samuel he left the house and land already given him by deed of gift, four acres called the spring meadow and other lots of meadow and woodland.  To his son George, the house and land already given him be deed or gift, one acre in the Wolfpen meadows and 10 pds. To his son Ebenezer, the remainder of his land after his and his wife's decease, but Ebenezer was to have one-half of these lands, buildings, stock and implements immediately upon his death. To his wife, the household goods. Ebenezer was to set off two acres for daughter Daggett whereon she could build a house. To daughters Mary Daggett and Rebecca Kenney, 30 pds apiece. To Margaret Nurse, daughter of his brother Benjamin, 10 pds. Executors; his wife and son Ebenzer."  (About Towne, Quarterly Newsletter of the Towne Family Association, Vol XIX, No. 2 April, May, June 1999)

Children of SAMUEL NURSE and MARY SMITH are:
17. i. SAMUEL3 NURSE, b. January 17, 1677/78, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. April 15, 1740, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
ii. MARGARET NURSE174,175, b. February 24, 1679/80, Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts176,177; d. December 05, 1700, Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts177.
 iii. GEORGE NURSE164,165, b. July 29, 1682, Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts166,167; d. Aft. 1720168,169; m. LYDIA HUTCHINSON170,171, April 29, 1709172,173.
18. iv. MARY NURSE178,179, b. May 25, 1685, Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts180,181.
 v. REBECCA NURSE184,185, b. September 15, 1688, Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts186,187; m. JONATHAN KENNEY188,189, December 21, 1709, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts189; b. May 02, 1686, Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts189. 7 children189
19. vi. EBENEZER NURSE, b. August 05, 1693, Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. December 30, 1765, Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
 

5.  SARAH2 NURSE (FRANCIS1)190,191 was born Abt. 1651 or 1664? Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts192,193.  She married MICHAEL BOWDEN194,195 December 15, 1669 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts196,197, son of SAMUEL BOWDEN?.  He was born Abt. 1651 of Marblehead or Gloucester, Massachusetts198,199, and died June 26, 1740 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts199.
 "Sarah Nurse, a daughter of Rebecca Nurse, testified that on the 29th of June 1692, she saw Sarah Bibber pull pins out of her clothes and hold them between her fingers and clasp her hands around her knees. Then she cried out, saying that Rebecca Nurse had pricked her."  (Currents of Malice  - Persis W. McMillen) Aft. 1695, occupied father's house200,200,201,202

Children of SARAH NURSE and MICHAEL BOWDEN are:
 i. AMBROSE3 BOWDEN202.
 ii. BENJAMIN BOWDEN202, m. BARBARA HOOD202.
 iii. JOHN BOWDEN202, m. JOANN COLEMAN202.
 iv. JONATHAN BOWDEN202.
 v. MERCY BOWDEN202, m. JAMES WASHBURN202.
 vi. TABITHA BOWDEN202, m. JOHN RHODES202, October 31, 1700, Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts202.
 vii. SUSANNA BOWDEN202, b. June 10, 1670, Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts202; d. 1759202; m. BENJAMIN TOWLE202, November 07, 1693, Amesbury, Massachusetts202; b. 1669202; d. 1759202.
20. viii. MICHAEL BOWDEN, b. 1673, Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. May 26, 1740, Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
 ix. FRANCIS BOWDEN202, b. 1678, Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts202; d. 1759202; m. MARY BUBIER202, September 22, 1707, Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts202. 10 children202
21. x. SAMUEL BOWDEN, b. 1680, Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. June 12, 1737, Marblehead, Massachusetts.
 xi. MARY BOWDEN202, b. 1682, Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts202; m. RICHARD HORTON202.
 xii. ELIZABETH BOWDEN202, b. 1684202; m. JAMES WATTS202, May 26, 1701, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts202.
 

6.  MARY2 NURSE (FRANCIS1)203,204 was born 1655 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts205,206, and died June 28, 1749 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts207,208.  She married JOHN TARBELL209,210,211 October 25, 1678 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts212,212,213,214, son of THOMAS TARBELL and MARY.  He was born 1653 in Watertown, Middlesex Co.,  Massachusetts215,216, and died May 25, 1715 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts216. John Tarbell grew up at Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts until his family was forced to leave for a year or two when Groton was destroyed by the Indians. Miltary service; Ensign in King Phillip's War while living at Charlestown, Massachusetts, before his marriage. He and his heirs were given a grant of land at Amherst, Hillsborough, New Hampshire as a result of his military service. In his will he named his wife and children, his married daughters, and also Mary (Tarbell) Smith, his niece, who was the daughter of his deceased brother, Thomas Tarbell, and wife of James Smith.

8/4/1692; Sunday.  "Brother Peter Cloyse & Samuel Nurse & his wife & John Tarbell & his wife "having absented themself from Communion, and very rarely, except Brother Nurse", attending Public Worship, Brother Nathaniel Putnam and the two Deacons, with the Pastor, are this day ("after some discourse") appointed a Committee "to discourse with the said absenters about it."  (Danvers Church Records)

8/31/1692;  "Brother Tarbell proves sick unmeet for discourse.  Brother Cloyse hard to be found at home being often with his wife in Prison in Ipswich for Witchcraft & Brother Nurse & sometimes his wife attends our publick meeting, & he the Sacrament.  9/11/1692.  Upon all which we choose to wait farther."  (Danvers Church Records)

5/28/1693; Nathaniel and John Putnam entered a complaint against Thomas Preston, John Tarbell, and others who were on committee, for 'not having raised the minister's rate' . They were all found guilty and charged forty shillings and costs. All were opposed to Rev. Parris.  (Currents of Malice - Persis W. McMillen)

"The opposition to Mr. Parris was led by connections of the Towne family.  The interminable quarrels which covered a period of five years consisted of intense bickerings between the two sides in the village, those against Parris, and those for him.  The latter, it must be admitted, were always in the majority.
The Towne family connections were Peter Cloyes, who had been an original covenater with Samuel Parris, and who, after his wife's imprisonment in 1692, became a bitter opponent; John Tarbell, a son in law of Rebecca Nurse, who had been a supporter of Parris before the witchcraft proceedings; Samuel Nurse, Rebecca's eldest son; and Thomas Wilkins Jr., who was married to a daughter of Edmund Towne, the long dead brother of the three Towne sisters, Rebecca Nurse, Mary Esty, and Sarah Cloyes. Their implacable resentment against Samuel Parris eventually bore fruit and finally led to his being discredited and asked to leave, but not before calling into the fray John Higginson and John Hale who, as we have seen, had already shown themselves to have been sorry for their part in the witchcraft proceedings; and Nicholas Noyes who sat on the fence for a while but finally capitulated when Increase Mather and other Boston ministers were brought in to settle the dispute; and civil arbitrators were asked to give their opinion as well."  (Currents of Malice - Persis W. McMillen)

2/5/1693; Committee chosen to discourse with their townfolk,  Samuel Nurse, John Tarbell and Thomas Wilkins, Jr.,  about 'their withdrawing from the Lord's table'.  The response to this committee was read aloud by Samuel Nurse at Rev. Parris' house on 2/16/1693.  (Currents of Malice - Persis W. McMillen)

2/7/1693;  John Tarbell, Samuel Nurse and Thomas Wilkins, Jr., went to Rev. Parris house to speak to him about their displeasure with him, and on 2/8/1693 "Brother Peter Cloyes came from Boston to me with the very same objections, whom I answered after the like manner," that he, Parris, did not yet "see sufficient grounds to vary" his opinion.  Shortly thereafter all of them came back again bringing with them William Way to continue their discourse.  (Currents of Malice - Persis W. McMillen)

3/27/1693;  Peter Cloyes and John Tarbell went to Rev. Samuel Parris' house with three others as witnessess  and presented him with a paper discussing their differences with him as minister and requested him to answer to it which he refused.  They returned again the following night for their answer and were again refused.  (Currents of Malice - Persis McMillen)

4/14/1693;  Samuel Nurse, John Tarbell, Francis Nurse and Thomas Wilkins with Joseph Hutchinson, Sr., went again to Rev. Parris' house to discuss their displeasure with him as minister.  Parris did not have time to discourse with them that day so they met again on 4/20.  On this date they were unable to come to an agreement so they met again the following morning.  On 4/30 Parris brought out the complaints against him in open church and set up a meeting to allow the 'dissenters' (who were now non-church members) to speak to his bretheran of their complaints against him. This meeting took place on 5/18/1693 without an agreement made between the parties.  Matters reached such an impasse by midsummer that forty-nine of the Salem villagers addressed a petition to Governor Phips about the non-settlement of their differences and the wish for impartial citizens to decide the fate of their minister. The petition was signed those who were most injured by the witchcraft trials and included Peter Cloyes, John Tarbell, Thomas Wilkins, Samuel Nurse, Thomas Preston, and Daniel Andrew.  In October ministers from neighboring towns got involved in the dispute and met with some of the dissenters as well as Rev. Parris. On 11/5 another meeting was scheduled with message to Tarbell and Nurse to inform Peter Cloyes "if he be not too remote".  On 11/13/1693 the group met again, including Peter Cloyes, their petition was to call in an outside counsel. This airing of grievance by the two opposing factions continued until 10/11/1696 when Parris left town.  (Currents of Malice - Persis W. McMillen)

11/4/1694;  Salem Village Church under Samuel Parris concerned that John Tarbell did not come to services.  Directed parishoners to go to him and have him come to church the following Sunday to air his dissent in public.

11/11/1694;  Did not come to church and parishoners again went to him.

11/18/1694;  Came after services and a message from him was read out in public explaining his feelings about the community.

11/26/1694;  John and brother in law Sam Nurse appeared at services and together gave their reasons for dissenting from church.

11/30/1694;  Toward night brothers in law Tom Preston, Sam Nurse, & John Tarbell, with Joseph Putnam went to the home of Samuel Parris for a meeting to answer Parris' reply to to their discourse of 11/26 and asked for a council to be called as they remained dissastisfied.

On 24 June 1696, Samuel bought from Ephraim Sheldon three acres of upland and swamp in Salem Village for 9pds., and a week later he sold one-half of it for 4pds. 10s to his brother in law John Tarbell. "The Ancestry of Saray Johnson 1775-1824, Wife of Joseph Neal of Litchfield, Maine", by Walter Godwin Davis, Anthoesen Press, 1969
Burial: Nurse Burial Ground, Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts.

Children of MARY NURSE and JOHN TARBELL are:
22. i. CORNELIUS3 TARBELL, b. March 25, 1690, Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. August 05, 1765, Merrimack, New Hampshire.
23. ii. JOHN TARBELL, b. August 09, 1680, Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
 iii. MARY TARBELL216, b. April 03, 1688, Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts216; m. ABRAHAM GOODALE216.
 iv. JONATHAN TARBELL216, b. February 26, 1690/91, Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts216.
 v. ELIZABETH TARBELL216, b. March 22, 1692/93, Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts216; m. OBED ABBOTT216.
 vi. SARAH TARBELL216, b. October 02, 1696, Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts216; d. April 12, 1770, Bedford, Massachusetts216; m. BENJAMIN HUTCHINSON216, February 07, 1715/16, Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts216; b. January 27, 1693/94, Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts216; d. 1780, Bedford, Massachusetts216.  8 children216
 

7.  FRANCIS2 NURSE (FRANCIS1)284,285 was born February 03, 1660/61 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts286,287,288,289 d. February 5, 1716/7, North Reading, Middlesex Co. Massachusetts290,291,292,293.  He married SARAH CRAGGAN295 January 15, 1685295, daughter of JOHN CRAGGAN and SARAH DAWES.  She was born August 10, 1664 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts295, and died Bet. February - March 1746/47295.  Francis Nurse, Jr. did not marry a Sarah Tarbell.  Francis, Jr. had only one wife and her name was Sarah Craggen.  The will of John Craggen of Woburn, Massachusetts clearly identifies Francis Nurse as his son-in-law.  You will find more in depth verification if you consult Barbara Matthews' article in Vol. 69 (Apr 94), p. 82 of The American Genealogist.

Children of FRANCIS NURSE and SARAH CRAGGAN are:
i. FRANCIS3 NURSE277, b. March 10, 1685/86, North Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts277; d. March 15, 1685/86, North Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts277
24. ii. FRANCIS NURSE, b. January 03, 1687/88, Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; d. May 15, 1733, North Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
25. iii. BENJAMIN NURSE, b. January 28, 1689/90, North Reading, Middlesex Co.,  Massachusetts and died on January 6, 1761 in Rutland VT. .
 iv. JONATHAN NURSE295, b. March 04, 1691/92, North Reading, Middlesex Co.,  Massachusetts295; d. November 26, 1717, South Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts295; m. ABIGAIL HARNDEN295, Abt. 1712295.
 v. JOSIAH NURSE295, b. September 09, 1694, North Reading, Middlesex Co.,  Massachusetts295; d. April 04, 1718, South Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts295; m. MARY EATON295, December 20, 1716, Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts295.
 vi. JOSHUA NURSE295, b. July 15, 1695, North Reading, Middlesex Co.,  Massachusetts295; d. June 08, 1717, South Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts295.
26. vii. SARAH NURSE, b. January 27, 1696/97, North Reading, Middlesex Co.,  Massachusetts; d. January 15, 1755, Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 viii. CALEB NURSE295, b. January 15, 1701/02, North Reading, Middlesex Co.,  Massachusetts295; d. August 04, 1724, South Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts295.
 ix. NATHANIEL NURSE295, b. July 06, 1704, North Reading, Middlesex Co.,  Massachusetts295; d. May 29, 1717, South Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts295.
 x. ABIGAIL NURSE295, b. August 15, 1706, North Reading, Middlesex Co.,  Massachusetts295; d. October 13, 1786, Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts295; m. DANIEL EAMES295, March 08, 1719/20, Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts295.
 
 
8.  ELIZABETH2 NURSE (FRANCIS1)217,218 was born January 02, 1664/65 in Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts218.  She married WILLIAM RUSSELL219,220 October 25, 1678 in Salem Essex Co., Massachusetts221,221,222,223, son of WILLIAM RUSSELL and ELIZABETH.

Children of ELIZABETH NURSE and WILLIAM RUSSELL are:
27. i. JONATHAN3 RUSSELL223, b. August 19, 1682, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. 1729, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
28. ii. WILLIAM RUSSELL, b. October 22, 1680, Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. bef January 27, 1718/1719.

 iii. JOHN RUSSELL223, b. August 19, 1682, Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts223.
 iv. SARAH RUSSELL, b. May 6, 1683. 
 v. BENJAMIN RUSSELL223, b. 1686 Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts223; m. SARAH ELSEY223, June 18, 1714, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts223. 6 children223
29. vi. EBENEZER RUSSELL
223, b. March 07, 1687/88, Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts223; d. before February 12, 1762 in Ellington, Tolland Co., Connecticut.
 

9.  BENJAMIN2 NURSE (FRANCIS1)224,225,226,227 was born January 26, 1665/66 in of Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts228,228,229,230, and died 1747 of Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts231,231,232,233.  He married (1) THOMASIN SMITH234,235 February 21, 1687/88 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts236,237, daughter of JOHN SMITH and MARGARET BUFFUM.  She was born April 01, 1671237, and died Bef. February 16, 1713/14 in Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts238,239.  He married (2) ELIZABETH SAWTELL239,240,241 February 21, 1713/14 in Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts242, daughter of JONATHAN SAWTELL and MARY TARBELL.  She died Bef. 1737242.  He married (3) MARY BELKNAP243,244 June 1737245,246,246,247,248,249,250, daughter of ABRAHAM BELKNAP and ELIZABETH AYER.  She was born October 21, 1691 in Haverhill, Massachusetts251,251,252,253, and died Aft. 1737254,254,255,256. June 1691; Benjamin Nurse was called to active duty.  "At twenty-six, he was the youngest of Francis and Rebecca Nurse's eight children. Benjamin and his wife Tamsin, then with child, lived and worked with his parents at the Nurse homestead. Francis hired John Hadlock, who had finished his own service only six months earlier, to take Benjamin's place at two shillings, six pence a week (plus his military pay) and the loan of a gun. Although perfectly legal, it would not have escaped the notice of refugee neighbors..." (The Salem Witch Trials - Marilynne K. Roach).   1701, assisted in formation of new church for Framingham with relations257,257,258,259 June 27, 1710, taxed to procure ammunition - 2s11d260,260,261,262

Children of BENJAMIN NURSE and THOMASIN SMITH are:
 i. THOMASIN3 NURSE264, b. November 12, 1691, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts264; d. 1767, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts264; m. EBENEZER HEMINGWAY264, February 23, 1737/38, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts264.
30. ii. BENJAMIN NURSE, b. January 20, 1693/94, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 iii. WILLIAM NURSE264, b. March 08, 1695/96, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts264; d. April 15, 1779, Westborough, Massachusetts264; m. REBECCA FAY264, December 12, 1723, Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., Massachusetts264; d. June 22, 1776, Westborough, Massachusetts264. 6 children264
 iv. ELIZABETH NURSE264, b. September 18, 1698, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts264; m. THEOPHILUS PHILLIPS264, 1732, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts264.
31. v. EBENEZER NURSE265,266,267, b. March 27, 1701, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts267.
 vi. MARGARET NURSE279, b. March 24, 1702/03, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts279.
 vii. MOSES NURSE279, b. March 1704/05, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts279.
 viii. AARON NURSE279, b. January 11, 1707/08, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts279.

Child of BENJAMIN NURSE and MARY BELKNAP is:
 ix. MARGARET3 NURSE280,281, d. Aft. 1720282,283.
 


Generation No. 3

10.  JOHN3 NURSE (JOHN2, FRANCIS1)296,297 was born October 12, 1673298,299, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died June 15, 1747  in Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts299.  He married ELIZABETH GALE300,301,302 February 21, 1699/00 in Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts302, daughter of JOHN GALE and ELIZABETH SPRING.  She was born June 01, 1678 in Watertown,  Middlesex Co., Massachusetts302. 7 children302. John Nurse of Framingham, husbandman, made his will Oct. 14, 1729, and it was proved June 15, 1747.. He directed that his and his wife's funeral expenses and debts be paid by his son John, his executor. To his wife, Elizabeth, one half of his dwelling house, barn and lands in Framingham, and all his personal estate in lieu of dower while she remained his widow.
He had given to his son John by deed of gift one-half of his house, barn and lands in Framingham and John was to have the other half after the death of the testator's wife; also all of his cattle and utensils of husbandry.
His son John was to pay to the testator's daughters, Sarah, Elizabeth, Mehetable and Thomezin Nurse forty pounds apiece. To his four daughters all of his household goods (after the death or marriage of their mother) and they were to live in one end of his dwelling house so long as they remained unmarried. Witnesses Nathan Stone, Simon Goddard.
On June 10, 1747, John Nurse, executor, was given a receipt by William Weston of Hopkinton for his wife Sarah; Thomas Biglow of Marlborough for his wife Elizabeth; John Belknap of Westborough for his XXII No.1 March 2002)

Children of JOHN NURSE and ELIZABETH GALE are:
32. i. JOHN4 NURSE, b. August 27, 1701.
33. ii. ELIZABETH NURSE,  b. November 26, 1708, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; d. January 01, 1770, Marlboro, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
34. iii. THOMASIN NURSE, b. August 20, 1716, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts and died on March 12, 1758, Douglas, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
 

11. ELIZABETH3 NURSE (JOHN2, FRANCIS1)277 was born March 18, 1677/78 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died Aft. 1751.  She married JOSEPH DOUGHTY279 December 04, 1707 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, son of THOMAS DOUGHTY and ELIZABETH BULLY.  He was born Abt. 1685, and died Abt. August 1751 age 66 - Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. "The will of John Nurse of Salem, yeoman, was proved December 15, 1719 in Salem. In the will, Elizabeth was named. 'After his wife's death, one-half of the buildings at his homestead to his son, Benjamin, the other half in equal shares to his five other children, Jonathan, Benjamin, Elizabeth Doughty, Sarah Twist, and Hannah Very.'
The Doughty family resided at Salem where Joseph died ca. August 1751, at age 66. His will was proved 26 Aug 1751. Elizabeth '...received one-third of the income and improvements of my estate for her comfortable support. During her widowhood to be paid yearly...' Her date of death is still unknown." (About Towne Vol. XIX, No. 4, December 1999)
   
Children of ELIZABETH NURSE and JOSEPH DOUGHTY are:
 i. MARY4 DOUGHTY
282, b. Abt. 1709, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts; m. WILLIAM TWISS282, June 06, 1728, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
35. ii. ELIZABETH DOUGHTY, b. Abt. 1711, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. 1785, Hancock, Massachusetts (Shaker Community).
 iii. JOSEPH DOUGHTY
282, b. Abt. 1727, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. Abt. July 14, 1791, (date of inventory); m. ELIZABETH TWISS282, July 28, 1747. Baptised: December 17, 1727.


12.  REBECCA3 PRESTON (REBECCA2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)303,304 was born May 12, 1670305,306, and died Bef. 1711307.  She married EZEKIEL UPTON308,309 December 28, 1693310,311.  He was of Reading, Massachusetts312,313.

Children of REBECCA PRESTON and EZEKIEL UPTON are:
 i. ISABEL4 UPTON314, b. January 21, 1694/95314.
 ii. ANNE UPTON314, b. February 09, 1696/97314.
 iii. FRANCIS UPTON314, b. April 13, 1699314.
 iv. ELIZABETH UPTON315, b. May 25, 1701316.
 v. EZEKIEL UPTON317, b. August 13, 1703317.
 

13.  MARY3 PRESTON (REBECCA2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)318,319,320,321,322,323,324 was born February 15, 1671/72 of Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts325,326,327,328,329,330.  She married PETER CLOYES331,332,333,334,335,336,337 December 13, 1693 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts338,339,340,341,342,343,344,345,346,347,348,349, son of PETER CLOYES and HANNAH LITTLEFIELD.  He was born Bef. August 05, 1677 in Wells, York Co., Maine350,351,352,353,354,355,356,357,358,359,360, and died April 19, 1736 of Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts361,362,363,364,365,366,367,368,369. See Cloyes page for more information
 

15. MARTHA3 PRESTON (REBECCA2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)569,570 was born October 21, 1676 in Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts.  She married DAVID JUDD571,572 December 07, 1705 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. 
   
Children of MARTHA PRESTON and DAVID JUDD are:
 i. MARTHA4 JUDD.
 ii. REBECCA JUDD.
 iii. EXPERIENCE JUDD.
 iv. ELIZABETH JUDD.
 v. MARY JUDD.


16.  THOMAS3 PRESTON (REBECCA2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)
587,588 was born 1678588.  He married ANNA LEACH588  June 1708 in Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts.

Child of THOMAS PRESTON and ANNA LEACH is:
41. i. THOMAS4 PRESTON, b. 1709; d. 1769.
 ii. REBECCA PRESTON, baptised April 20, 1712, Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
 iii. ANNA PRESTON, b. October 31, 1714; d. 1785.
 iv. MARY PRESTON, baptised September 25, 1720; d. 1776, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
 v. DAVID PRESTON.

 

17. SAMUEL3 NURSE (SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)597,598 was born January 17, 1677/78 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts598, and died April 15, 1740 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts598.  He married DOROTHY FAULKNER599,600 November 25, 1708 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts600, daughter of FRANCIS FAULKNER and ABIGAIL DANE.  She was born February 15, 1679/80 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts601,602, and died Aft. 1740 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts?602.

Children of SAMUEL NURSE and DOROTHY FAULKNER are:
i. ABIGAIL4 NURSE, b. March 23, 1719, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts
ii. REBECCA NURSE, b. June 23, 1712, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts
42. iii. SAMUEL NURSE, b. Aprill 25, 1715, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts
43. iv. FRANCIS NURSE, b. June 06, 1717, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. April 07, 1780, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
v. EUNICE NURSE, b. August 27, 1718, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts
vi. PHEBE NURSE, b. June 8, 1721, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts
 

18. MARY3 NURSE (SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)581,582 was born May 25, 1685 in Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts583,584.  She married WILLIAM DAGGETT585,586 November 24, 1711 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. 
   
Child of MARY NURSE and WILLIAM DAGGETT is:
 i. SAMUEL4 DAGGETT.


19. EBENEZER3 NURSE (SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)
589,590 was born August 05, 1693 in Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts591,592, and died December 30, 1765 in Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts592.  He married (1) ELIZABETH MITCHELL593,594 January 04, 1720/21 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts594, daughter of THOMAS MITCHELL and MARTHA TARBELL.  She was born November 06, 1697 in Charlestown, MA.  He married (2) AMY UPTON595,596 January 09, 1750/51 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts596. 8 children, 1st marriage596

Children of EBENEZER NURSE and ELIZABETH MITCHELL are:
i. CALEB4 NURSE.
44. ii. CALEB NURSE.
45. iii. MARY NURSE.
iv. SARAH NURSE, b. November 14, 1722; m. SAMUEL PUTNAM, April 04, 1742; b. Bef. January 05, 1723/24, Salem Village MA; d. January 02, 1775, Lunenburg MA. SAMUEL PUTNAM: Christening: January 05, 1723/24, Salem Village MA
46. v. ELIZABETH4 NURSE, b. September 15, 1726, Salem MA; d. Nova Scotia.
vi. MARTHA4 NURSE, m. ARCHELAUS PUTNAM.
vii. ELI NURSE.
viii. EBENEZER NURSE.
 

20.  MICHAEL3 BOWDEN (SARAH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)602 was born 1673 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts602, and died May 26, 1740 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts602.  He married SARAH DAVIS602 November 20, 1697 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts602, daughter of JOHN DAVIS and SARAH KIRTLAND.  She was born December 1675 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts602, and died June 23, 1757 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts602.  12 children602

Children of MICHAEL BOWDEN and SARAH DAVIS are:
47. i. SUSANNAH4 BOWDEN.
48. ii. SARAH BOWDEN, b. December 16, 1702.
 49. iii. MARY BOWDEN.

21.  SAMUEL3 BOWDEN (SARAH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)603,604 was born 1680 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts604, and died June 12, 1737 in Marblehead, Massachusetts604.  He married MARY WEBBER605,606 February 21, 1703/04 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts606. 9 children606

Child of SAMUEL BOWDEN and MARY WEBBER is:
50. i. SAMUEL4 BOWDEN.
 

22.  CORNELIUS3 TARBELL (MARY2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)607,608 was born March 25, 1690 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts609,610, and died August 02, 1765 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts611,612.  He married MARY SHARP613,614 March 05, 1712/13 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts614.  She was born February 21,  1690/91 in Billerica, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts615,616, and died February 04, 1783 in Merrimack, New Hampshire617,618.

Child of CORNELIUS TARBELL and MARY SHARP is:
i. SARAH TARBELL, b. August 31, 1718, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts
ii. JONATHAN TARBELL, b. February 14, 1720, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts
51. iii. CORNELIUS4 TARBELL, b. March 29, 1722, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. December 11, 1803, Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts?
iv. DAVID TARBELL, b. December 6, 1723, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts
v. MARY TARBELL, b. May 31, 1726, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts
vi. NATHANIEL TARBELL, b. February 15, 1728, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts
vii. WILLIAM TARBELL, b. January 24, 1730, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts
viii. MARY TARBELL, b. April 20, 1733, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts
ix. RUTH TARBELL, b. March 27, 1739, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts
 

23.  JOHN3 TARBELL (MARY2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)619,620 was born August 09, 1680 in Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts620.  He married (1) HANNAH FLINT620.    He married (2) MARY FLINT621,622.

Child of JOHN TARBELL and MARY FLINT is:
52. i. WILLIAM4 TARBELL.
 

24.  FRANCIS3 NURSE (FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1)675 was born January 03, 1687/88 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts675, and died May 15, 1733 in North Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts675.  He married MARTHA HARTSHORNE675 January 02, 1716/17 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts675, daughter of TIMOTHY HARTSHORNE and MARTHA EATON.  She was born January 11, 1695/96 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts675, and died Abt. 1747 in Middleton, Essex, Massachusetts?675.  Burial: Park Cemetery, North Reading, Massachusetts675

Child of FRANCIS NURSE and MARTHA HARTSHORNE is:
53. i. TIMOTHY4 NURSE, b. 1724; d. Bef. 1790.

25.  BENJAMIN3 NURSE (FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1)655,656 was born January 28, 1689/90 in North Reading, Middlesex Co.,  Massachusetts656, and died January 06, 1761 in Rutland, Worcester Co., Massachusetts656.  He married (1) ELIZABETH HAVEN617,618,619,620,621,622 December 24, 1713 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, daughter of NATHANIEL HAVEN and ELIZABETH TRAVERS.  She was born December 11, 1693.  He married (2) HANNAH ROGERS672 May 13, 1740 in Harvard, Massachusetts.  She died December 09, 1793. Or did he m. (1) Elizabeth Roberts on 24 Dec 1713. Elizabeth was born on Aug 3, 1690 in Reading, MA. She died on May 29, 1739 in Harvard, MA.

Children of BENJAMIN NURSE and ELIZABETH HAVEN are:
54. i. BENJAMIN4 NURSE, b. December 09, 1716, Reading, Massachusetts; d. June 20, 1806, Littleton, Massachusetts - or Nelson, New Hampshire.
55. ii. JOSHUA NURSE, b. December 17, 1719, Billerica, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. Aft. 1785, Rutland, Rutland Co., Vermont.

26.  SARAH3 NURSE (FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1)675 was born January 27, 1696/97 in North Reading, Middlesex Co.,  Massachusetts675, and died January 15, 1755 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts675.  She married HENRY SAWYER675 April 18, 1718 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts675, son of WILLIAM SAWYER and ABIGAIL LILLEY.  He was born February 15, 1696/97 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts675.

Children of SARAH NURSE and HENRY SAWYER are:
56. i. JOSIAH4 SAWYER, b. August 10, 1721, Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; d. March 14, 1813, Sharon, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
57. ii. ABIGAIL SAWYER, b. July 15, 1719, Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.


27.  JONATHAN3 RUSSELL (ELIZABETH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)
604 was born in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.  He married HANNAH EASTY604 April 10, 1718, daughter of JOHN EASTY and MARY DORMAN.  She was born December 24, 1693 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died July 19, 1730 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts. See Easty page for descendants.

28.  WILLIAM3 RUSSELL (ELIZABETH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)623,624 was born October 22, 1680 in Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts624, and died Bef. January 27, 1718/19624.  He married RUTH RICHARDSON625,626 January 25, 1702/03 in Woburn, Massachusetts626.  2 children, 1st marriage626  William also married (2) MARTHA NURSE before September 1707. Which Nurse family is she from?

Children of WILLIAM RUSSELL and RUTH RICHARDSON are:
59. i. ELIZABETH4 RUSSELL.
60. ii. BENJAMIN RUSSELL.
 

22.  EBENEZER3 RUSSELL (ELIZABETH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)608 was born March 07, 1687/88 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts608, and died Bef. February 12, 1762 in Ellington, Connecticut.  He married DEBORAH HIBARD608 September 25, 1710 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts608.  She was born July 19, 1687 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.

Children of EBENEZER RUSSELL and DEBORAH HIBARD are:
61. i. EBENEZER4 RUSSELL, b. February 21, 1713/14, Reading, Massachusetts; d. August 05, 1791, Wilbraham, Massachusetts.
 ii. DEBORAH RUSSELL, b. May 17, 1712, Reading, Massachusetts; d. 1729, Middleton, Massachusetts; m. JOSEPH MCINTYRE, May 15, 1729.
62. iii. SAMUEL RUSSELL, b. April 01, 1716, Reading, Massachusetts; d. February 1780, Windsor, Connecticut.
 iv. NATHANIEL RUSSELL, b. September 02, 1718; d. 1799, Ellington, Connecticut.
 v. WILLIAM RUSSELL, b. May 18, 1721; d. 1746, Ellington, Connecticut.
 vi. STEPHEN RUSSELL, b. August 21, 1725.
63. vii. ELLIS RUSSELL, b. November 17, 1730, Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; d. Aft. 1804, of Hadley, Massachusetts - of Springfield, Massachusetts.
 

30.  BENJAMIN3 NURSE (BENJAMIN2, FRANCIS1)627,628,629 was born January 20, 1693/94 in Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts629.  

Child of BENJAMIN NURSE is:

 i. THAMEZIN4 NURSE632,633, b. June 07, 1718, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts634,635; m. ABNER BIXBY636,637, February 05, 1733/34, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts638,639.
 

31.  EBENEZER3 NURSE (BENJAMIN2, FRANCIS1)640,641,642 was born March 27, 1701 in Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts642, and died Bet. 1714 - 1786643,644,645.  He married MERCY HAVEN646,647,648 April 14, 1720 in Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts648, daughter of NATHANIEL HAVEN and ELIZABETH TRAVERS.  She was born January 26, 1696/97 in Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts649,650,651.

Child of EBENEZER NURSE and MERCY HAVEN is:
64. i. MERCY4 NURSE, b. September 30, 1722, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; d. January 06, 1818, Westborough, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
 

Generation No. 4

32.  JOHN4 NURSE (JOHN3, JOHN2, FRANCIS1)673,674 was born August 27, 1701675,676.  He married BATHSHEBA RUGG677,678.

Children of JOHN NURSE and BATHSHEBA RUGG are:
 i. SARAH5 NURSE679,680, m. JOSHUA HARRINGTON681,682, January 11, 1742/43; b. October 11, 1718, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts683,684; d. November 24, 1784, Fitzwilliam, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire685,686.
65. ii. HANNAH NURSE, b. February 04, 1733/34.
66. iii. ABRAHAM NURSE, b. July 27, 1732, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 

33. ELIZABETH4 NURSE (JOHN3, JOHN2, FRANCIS1)682 was born November 26, 1708 in Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts682, and died January 01, 1770 in Marlboro, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.  She married THOMAS BIGELOW682 Bef. 1731, son of THOMAS BIGELOW and MARY LIVERMORE.  He was born April 26, 1706 in Marlboro, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died April 26, 1806 in Marlboro, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Burial: Marlboro Cemetery, Marlboro, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. See Bigelow page for more information.
   

34.  THOMASIN4 NURSE (JOHN3, JOHN2, FRANCIS1)
676,677 was born August 20, 1716 in Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts678,679, and died on March 12, 1758 in Douglas, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.  She married JEDEDIAH BIGELOW680,681,681,681,682,683 January 27, 1736/37 in Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts684,685, son of SAMUEL BIGELOW and RUTH WARREN.  He was born February 8, 1713/14 in Marlborough, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts686,687,688,689,690,691,692,693,694. See Bigelow page for more information.

35. ELIZABETH4 DOUGHTY (ELIZABETH3 NURSE, JOHN2, FRANCIS1)702 was born Abt. 1711 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 1785 in Hancock, Massachusetts (Shaker Community).  She married JONATHAN SOUTHWICK702 September 17, 1729 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, son of SAMUEL SOUTHWICK and MARY.  He was born Abt. 1694, and died Abt. June 05, 1745 in New Salem, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.  "After their marriage, they resided in Salem, but moved to New Salem in Hampshire Co., Mass., prior to 1745, where Jonathan's estate was proved on 5 Jun 1745. The settlement of the estate names wife, Elizabeth and five children. She died in 1785 at Hancock, Mass. in a Shaker Community." (About Towne Vo. XIX, No. 4, December 1999)
   
Children of ELIZABETH DOUGHTY and JONATHAN SOUTHWICK are:
 i. JESSE5 SOUTHWICK
702
Baptised: July 22, 1739, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. Abt. July 1790; m. COPIA WRIGHT702; d. Aft. July 1790.
71. ii. ICHABOD SOUTHWICK, b. Abt. 1731, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. March 05, 1822, Age 85 - Hancock, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts.
 iii. MARY SOUTHWICK
702
Baptised: July 22, 1739, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts; m. JOSEPH WHEELER702, October 1751, New Salem, Hapshire Co., Massachusetts.
 iv. REBECCA SOUTHWICK
702
Baptised: July 22, 1739, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts; m. JOSEPH BALLARD, January 12, 1755, New Salem, Hapshire Co., Massachusetts702.
 v. ELIZABETH SOUTHWICK
702
Baptised: August 09, 1741, New Salem, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.


39. MOSES4 PRESTON (JOHN3, REBECCA2 NURSE, FRANCIS1) was born July 06, 1715, and died 1740.  He married MARY LEACH November 24, 1736 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts. 
   
Children of MOSES PRESTON and MARY LEACH are:
75. i. ELIZABETH5 PRESTON, b. December 14, 1736; d. December 18, 1822.
 ii. JOSEPH PRESTON, b. June 14, 1733; d. 1761.


40. LIEUTENANT JOHN4 PRESTON (JOHN3, REBECCA2 NURSE, FRANCIS1) was born September 04, 1717 in Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died June 14, 1771 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts.  He married HANNAH PUTNAM July 14, 1744. 
   
Children of JOHN PRESTON and HANNAH PUTNAM are:
 i. ELIZABETH5 PRESTON, b. May 09, 1745, Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts; m. (1) ABEL NICHOLS, December 30, 1766; m. (2) BARTHOLOMEW TRASK, February 22, 1785.
76. ii. JOHN PRESTON, b. September 08, 1746; d. December 23, 1827.
 iii. PHILIP PRESTON, b. October 30, 1748; d. May 29, 1749.
 iv. JOSHUA PRESTON, b. March 22, 1750/51; d. May 11, 1751.
 v. DAVID PRESTON, b. March 20, 1752; d. January 16, 1774.
77. vi. HANNAH PRESTON, b. August 08, 1754; d. October 20, 1825.
78. vii. CAPTAIN LEVI PRESTON, b. October 21, 1756, Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. January 05, 1850, Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
79. viii. MOSES PRESTON, b. April 20, 1758; d. February 26, 1824.
 ix. AARON PRESTON, b. March 24, 1760; d. April 09, 1760.
 x. DAVID PRESTON, b. June 11, 1761; d. July 01, 1762.


41.  THOMAS4 PRESTON (THOMAS3, REBECCA2 NURSE, FRANCIS1), was born 1709, and died 1769. He married REBECCA HINES GROSS838.

Child of THOMAS PRESTON and REBECCA GROSS is:
80. i. ANNA5 PRESTON, b. Bef. 1738.
 ii. ABIGAIL PRESTON, b. Bef. 1738, Royal Side, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts; m. JEREMIAH FOSTER.
81. iii. REBECCA PRESTON, b. Bef. May 07, 1738; d. 1783.
82. iv. MEHITABLE PRESTON, baptised July 23, 1738.
83. v. ELIZABETH PRESTON, baptised September 21, 1740, Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
 vi. SARAH PRESTON, b. 1743; m. BENJAMIN LEACH, July 26, 1772.
 vii. THOMAS PRESTON, b. 1745.
 viii. SUSANNAH PRESTON, b. 1750, Royal Side, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
84. ix. HANNAH PRESTON, baptised June 21, 1752.

 

42.  SAMUEL4 NURSE (SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)839,840 was born April 25, 1715 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.  He married ELIZABETH KELLOGG841,842.

Children of SAMUEL NURSE and ELIZABETH KELLOGG are:
85. i. JONATHAN5 NURSE.
86. ii. JOHN NURSE.
 

43.  SERGEANT FRANCIS4 NURSE (SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)843,844,845 was born June 06, 1717 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts846,847, and died April 07, 1780 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts848,849,850. He married (1) EUNICE PUTNAM851,852,853 March 19, 1740/41 in Salem,  Essex Co., Massachusetts853, daughter of BENJAMIN PUTNAM and BETHIAH HUTCHINSON.  She was born May 05, 1721 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts854,855, and died August 21, 1766 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts856,857.  He married (2) HANNAH ENDICOTT September 10, 1769 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts.  In 1775 he occupied the old family homestead in Danvers and was in Captain John Putnam's Alarm Company. On April 19, 1775, the alarm was recieved that British troops were marching to Concord. Buried in the Nurse Cemetery adjacent to the homestead.

Children of FRANCIS NURSE and EUNICE PUTNAM are:
87. i. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN5 NURSE, b. April 05, 1755, Danvers, Essex Co, Massachusetts; d. February 05, 1818, Pomfret, Windham Co., Connecticut.
88. ii. PETER NURSE, b. March 25, 1743, Danvers, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
89. iii. PHILLIP NURSE, b. July 10, 1748, Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. March 12, 1798, Langdon, New Hampshire.
 iv. SAMUEL NURSE, b. December 28, 1741, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
90. v. EUNICE NURSE, b. May 02, 1752, Danvers, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
 vi. BENJAMIN NURSE, b. April 05, 1755, Danvers, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
 vii. PHEBE NURSE, b. September 21, 1757, Danvers, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
 viii. JACOB NURSE, b. May 11, 1760, Danvers, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
 ix. ABIGAIL NURSE, b. January 13, 1762, Danvers, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
 x. EDE NURSE, b. May 17, 1765, Danvers, Essex Co, Massachusetts.

Child of FRANCIS NURSE and HANNAH ENDICOTT is:
 xi. ALLEN5 NURSE, b. July 30, 1771, Danvers, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
 

44.  CALEB4 NURSE (EBENEZER3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)  He married MARY RIX863.

Child of CALEB NURSE and MARY RIX is:
91. i. JOHN5 NURSE.
 

45.  MARY4 NURSE (EBENEZER3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)  She married STEPHEN SYMONDS864,865,866, of Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts867,868,869.

Children of MARY NURSE and STEPHEN SYMONDS are:
 i. MARY5 SYMONDS870,871,872, b. Abt. 1756, Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts873,874,875.
 ii. MARTHA SYMONDS876,877,878, b. Abt. 1758, Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts879,880,881.
 

46.  ELIZABETH4 NURSE (EBENEZER3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)  was born September 15, 1726 in Salem MA, and died in Nova Scotia.  She married (1) CALEB PUTNAM June 06, 1745.  He was born February 10, 1724/25 in Danvers MA, and died April 17, 1751 in Danvers MA.  She married (2) TIMOTHY PUTNAM 1755.  He was born January 10, 1724/25 in Salem Village MA, and died 1756 in Salem Village MA.  She married (3) RICHARD UPHAM July 07, 1757 in Danvers MA.  He was born Abt. 1716 in MA, and died September 15, 1775 in Onslow N.S..

Children of ELIZABETH NURSE and CALEB PUTNAM are:
92. i. WILLIAM5 PUTNAM, Christening: August 10, 1746, Danvers MA; d. July 09, 1831, Meadowvale, Col. Co., N.S.
 ii. MOSES PUTNAM, b. Bef. May 15, 1748, Danvers MA; d. Bef. 1773, Drowned in Nova Scotia.  Christening: May 15, 1748, Danvers MA

93. iii. CALEB PUTNAM, Christening: June 15, 1750, North Parish, Danvers MA; d. September 09, 1838, Maitland N.S..

Child of ELIZABETH NURSE and TIMOTHY PUTNAM is:
94. iv. TIMOTHY5 PUTNAM, b. Bef. November 14, 1756, Danvers MA; d. October 09, 1840, Middle Stewiacke N.S.

Children of ELIZABETH NURSE and RICHARD UPHAM are:
95. v. RICHARD5 UPHAM845, Christening: May 28, 1758; d. October 1825, Otter Brook, Col. Co., N.S.
96. vi. MARY UPHAM, b. March 05, 1761, N ew England; d. November 1834.
 vii. SARAH UPHAM, b. July 1766, Onslow N.S.; d. November 29, 1789, Onslow, N.S.; m. NATHANIEL MARSTERS, July 05, 1787, ONSLOW N.S.; b. Abt. 1758; d. July 19, 1843.
 

47.  SUSANNAH4 BOWDEN (MICHAEL3, SARAH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)  She married MOSES NEWHALL885.

Child of SUSANNAH BOWDEN and MOSES NEWHALL is:
97. i. ESTHER5 NEWHALL.
 

48.  SARAH4 BOWDEN (MICHAEL3, SARAH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)885 was born December 16, 1702.  She married JOHN REDDING885 September 24, 1724885.  He was born Abt. 1695885.

Child of SARAH BOWDEN and JOHN REDDING is:
98. i. MARY5 REDDING, b. March 22, 1725/26; d. May 18, 1815.
 

49. MARY4 BOWDEN (MICHAEL3, SARAH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)  She married JOSEPH RICHARDS889 May 05, 1726, son of CRISPUS RICHARDS.  He was of Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
   
Child of MARY BOWDEN and JOSEPH RICHARDS is:
99. i. WILLIAM5 RICHARDS.


50.  SAMUEL4 BOWDEN (SAMUEL3, SARAH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)  He married (1) MARY ASHTON
888,889.    He married (2) SARAH TWISDEN890,891.

Child of SAMUEL BOWDEN and MARY ASHTON is:
100. i. REBECCA5 BOWDEN.

Child of SAMUEL BOWDEN and SARAH TWISDEN is:
101. ii. TWISDEN5 BOWDEN.
 

51.  CORNELIUS4 TARBELL (CORNELIUS3, MARY2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)892,893 was born March 29, 1722 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts894,895, and died December 11, 1803 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts?896,897.  He married ELIZABETH GILES898,899 October 19, 1745 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts899, daughter of SAMUEL GILES.  She was born February 1723/24 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts?900,901, and died June 07, 1797 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts?902,903.

Children of CORNELIUS TARBELL and ELIZABETH GILES are:
102. i. RUTH5 TARBELL, b. May 18, 1758, Danvers, Essex Co, Massachusetts; d. March 04, 1815, Merrimack, New Hampshire.
 ii. ELIZABETH TARBELL, b. October 24, 1753, Danvers, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
 iii. MARY TARBELL, b. August 01, 1755, Danvers, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
 iv. CORNELIUS TARBELL, b. June 07, 1762, Danvers, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
 

52.  WILLIAM4 TARBELL (JOHN3, MARY2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)  He married RUTH RICHARDSON906,907.

Child of WILLIAM TARBELL and RUTH RICHARDSON is:
103. i. WILLIAM5 TARBELL.
 

53.  TIMOTHY4 NURSE (FRANCIS3, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1)911 was born 1724911, and died Bef. 1790911.  He married JANE CALDWELL911 Abt. 1750911.

Child of TIMOTHY NURSE and JANE CALDWELL is:
104. i. DANIEL5 NURSE.
 

54.  BENJAMIN4 NURSE (BENJAMIN3, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1)896 was born December 09, 1716 in Reading, Massachusetts896, and died June 20, 1806 in Littleton, Massachusetts896.  He married MARTHA MARBLE896 September 01, 1740896, daughter of FREEGRACE MARBLE and MARY SIBLEY.  She was born January 29, 1715/16, and died July 05, 1807 in Littleton, Massachusetts. Removed to Rutland, MA.  Was in the French & Indian War, and was at one time at Fort Dummer. Came to Monadnock No. 6 (afterwards Packersfield and Nelson) about 1772; settled near the old Esek Phillips place near the Roxbury line in the West part of town. Signed the "Association Test" in April 1776. But owing to his age did little active service in the Revolution. Moderator of Town Meeting in 1781 and served on the Committee of Inspection, September 25, 1775, the other members being Eleaser Twitchell, John French, Amos Skinner and Abijah Brown. (About Towne Vol. XXII no. 2 June 2002)

Children of BENJAMIN NURSE and MARTHA MARBLE are:
105. i. MARTHA L.5 NURSE, b. February 8, 1740/1741, Rutland, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
ii. SARAH NURSE, b. August 2, 1744, Rutland, Worcester Co., Massachusetts; m. JAMES PHILLIPS December 8, 1767 in Rutland, MA.
106. iii. BENJAMIN NURSE, b. February 07, 1745/46, Rutland, Worcester Co., Massachusetts; d. April 26, 1841, Keene, New Hampshire.
107. iv. SUSANNAH NURSE, b. December 28, 1748, Rutland, Worcester Co., Massachusetts; d. 1843.
v. JOHN NURSE, b. March 7, 1753, Rutland, Worcester Co., Massachusetts; d. September 26, 1756 in Reading, MA.
vi. HEPSIBAH NURSE, b. July 1, 1755, Rutland, Worcester Co., Massachusetts; m. CEPHAS RUGG November 30, 1768.
108. vii. JONAS NURSE, b. July 7, 1757, Rutland, Worcester Co., Massachusetts; d. January 31, 1809, Littleton, New Hampshire.
109. viii. JOHN NURSE, b. May 18, 1760, Rutland, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
 

55.  JOSHUA4 NURSE (BENJAMIN3, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1)896 was born December 17, 1719 in Billerica, Massachusetts896, and died Aft. 1785 in Rutland896He married MARY SAMPSON896, September 05, 1740 in Harvard, Worcester Co., Massachusetts896. She was born December 04, 1720 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts.

Child of JOSHUA NURSE and MARY SAMPSON is:
110. i. JOSHUA5 NURSE, b. May 16, 1743, Harvard, Worcester Co., Massachusetts; ; d. August 10, 1823, Friendship, Scioto Co., Ohio.


56.  JOSIAH4 SAWYER (SARAH3 NURSE, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1)896 was born August 10, 1721 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts896, and died March 14, 1813 in Sharon, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire896.  He married HANNAH GOWING896 Aft. December 11, 1742 in Andover, Essex Co., Massachusetts896.  She was born April 23, 1721 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts896, and died 1807896.

Child of JOSIAH SAWYER and HANNAH GOWING is:
111. i. BENJAMIN5 SAWYER, b. June 1758, Amherst or Milford, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire; d. March 10, 1846, Nelson, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire.
 

57.  ABIGAIL4 SAWYER (SARAH3 NURSE, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1)896 was born July 15, 1719 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts896.  She married EBENEZER FLINT896 May 25, 1738 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts896, son of EBENEZER FLINT and TABITHA BURNAP. He was born September 01, 1716 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

Child of ABIGAIL SAWYER and EBENEZER FLINT is:
112. i. EBENEZER5 FLINT, b. June 17, 1742, North Reading, Middlesex Co.,  Massachusetts; d. April 29, 1829, Wilton, Hillsborough Co., New Hamsphire.


58.  SUSANNAH4 RUSSELL (JONATHAN3, ELIZABETH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1) was born February 11, 1719/20 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died June 19, 1779 in Wilbraham, Massachusetts.  She married EBENEZER RUSSELL, son of EBENEZER RUSSELL and DEBORAH HIBARD.  He was born February 21, 1713/14 in Reading, Massachusetts, and died August 05, 1791 in Wilbraham, Massachusetts.

Child of SUSANNAH RUSSELL and EBENEZER RUSSELL is:
113. i. HANNAH5 RUSSELL, b. March 16, 1744/45, Windsor, Connecticut; d. June 25, 1822, Ellington, Connecticut.
 

59.  ELIZABETH4 RUSSELL (WILLIAM3, ELIZABETH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)  She married JONATHAN JONES895,896.

Children of ELIZABETH RUSSELL and JONATHAN JONES are:
114. i. MARTHA5 JONES.
115. ii. SAMUEL JONES, b. MA; d. NH.
 

60.  BENJAMIN4 RUSSELL (WILLIAM3, ELIZABETH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)  He married SARAH ELSON896.

Child of BENJAMIN RUSSELL and SARAH ELSON is:
116. i. ELIZABETH5 RUSSELL.
 

61.  EBENEZER4 RUSSELL (EBENEZER3, ELIZABETH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1) was born February 21, 1713/14 in Reading, Massachusetts, and died August 05, 1791 in Wilbraham, Massachusetts.  He married (1) SUSANNAH RUSSELL, daughter of JONATHAN RUSSELL and HANNAH EASTY.  She was born February 11, 1719/20 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died June 19, 1779 in Wilbraham, Massachusetts.  He married (2) MARY MORGAN January 27, 1780. Child is listed above under (58) Susannah Russell.
 

62.  SAMUEL4 RUSSELL (EBENEZER3, ELIZABETH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1) was born April 01, 1716 in Reading, Massachusetts, and died February 1780 in Windsor, Connecticut.  He married MARETJE HOF August 18, 1745 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York.  She was born 1723 in Esopus, Ulster Co., New York.

Children of SAMUEL RUSSELL and MARETJE HOF are:
117. i. JACOB5 RUSSELL, b. April 15, 1746, Kingston, Ulster Co., New York; d. August 29, 1821, Warrensville, Ohio.
 ii. STEPHEN RUSSELL, b. January 22, 1748/49; d. September 18, 1820, New York; m. ELEANORE FOWLER, October 17, 1771.
 iii. CORNELIUS RUSSELL, b. April 18, 1750; d. August 03, 1823; m. HULDAH PEMBER.
 iv. ELIZABETH RUSSELL, b. June 27, 1752; d. Bef. 1758.
 v. RACHEL RUSSELL, b. August 11, 1758.
 vi. JOHN RUSSELL, b. December 11, 1761; d. June 22, 1844, Rodman, New York.
 

63. ELLIS4 RUSSELL (EBENEZER3, ELIZABETH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)921 was born November 17, 1730 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died Aft. 1804 of Hadley, Massachusetts - of Springfield, Massachusetts.  He married JANE CATHERINE WOLCOTT921 November 14, 1751 in Windsor, Connecticut, daughter of THOMAS WOLCOTT and CATHERINE LOOMIS.  She was born February 22, 1732/33, and died Aft. 1804. "As the wife of Ellis Russell and daughter of Thomas Wolcott, deceased, she received one-twelth share (33 1/3 acres) in her grandfather Henry Wolcott's 400-acre farm in Tolland, Conn., by distribution dated 2 May 1754. Ellis and Jane Russell had children recorded at Windsor in the period 1752-1766. By his father's will dated 15 Sep. 1761 at Ellington, Ellis inherited land and a house and was appointed executor.
Ellis owned land in Ellington parish, Windsor, 1751-53. Of Windsor, by deed dated 15 Jan. 1753 he bought land in Ellington Society, Windsor from Ebenezer Russell of Windsor. Of East Windsor, by deed dated 16 Jul 1771 he sold 50 acres in East Windsor to David Drake.
It is said the family then moved to Hadley, Mass. By 1773 they were living at Springfield, Mass. By deed dated 22 Mar. 1775 he purchased 5-1/4 acres in the Third Parish of Springfield on the south side of Pecousah Brook next to Roger Cooley, for 7 pounds from Benajah Stephenson. He was taxed at Springfield in Dec. 1775. In 1783 the town of Longmeadow was established from part of Springfield.
Now of Longmeadow, Ellis on 8 Jun 1784 paid 21 pounds to Andrew and Hannah Colton for Springfield land called The Plumb Trees, which he sold on 3 Feb 1789 to his son, Wolcott Russell for 21 pounds. By deed dated 20 Feb 1790 Ellis Russell of Longmeadow paid 3 pounds to James Sikes of Springfield for 6-2/3 acres at Springfield.
He was head of family at Longmeadow in 1790 with two sons under age 16 and one female.
In a document dated 23 Aug 1793 he and five other men stated that they owned a fishing place called Red Bank on the east side of the Connecticut River at Springfield, which they had improved for fishing about twelve years.
In 1800 census, Ellis was head of family at Longmeadow with one son age 16-25 and one daughter age 16-25.
Of Longmeadow, a yeoman, on 19 Oct 1801, Ellis sold to John Stephenson of West Springfield for $315, 15 acres with buildings in Longmeadow bounding the Common Field and the Great River.
By 14 Dec 1801 Ellis was living on Long Hill in Springfield on property which he purchased on that date from Asahel Clark. In order to finance his purchase of the 30 acres with a dwelling and barn on Long Hill, he obtained a mortgage loan for $500 from Jonathan Dwight and James S. Dwight of Springfield on the same date.
By deed dated 28 Mar 1803 Ellis Russell of Springfield, yeoman, conveyed to his son Oliver Russell of Springfield, yeoman, for $500, the 30 acre farm with the dwelling and barn on Long Hill, on which Ellis had lived, bounded by property of Benjamin Wolcott's heirs, and also 10 acres on the Plain, and 2 acres at Watchoag Pond. On the same date Oliver leased the 30 acre farm back to Ellis and his wife Jane for $20.00.
On 5 May 1804 Oliver Russell of Springfield and his wife Nancy sold the 30 acre farm for $570 to Henry Wolcott of Longmeadow, subject to an encumbrance of the lease to Ellis and Jane Russell. On the same date Ellis and Jane released their interest to Henry Wolcott for $20.00. Then, by deed dated 28 May 1804, Oliver Russell and Ellis Russell and his wife Jane, all of Springfield, for $55 sold to Stephen Worthington of Sprinfield a 6-2/3 acre parcel and a 3 acre parcel on Watchoag Pond in Springfield.
There is no further record of Ellis and Jane in Massachusetts. Perhaps they accompanied their son Oliver when he migrated circa 1804 to Phelps, Ontario Co., New York." (About Towne Vol. XIX, No. 1, January, February, March 1999)
"In Memory of two sons of Mr. Ellis Russell, who were both drowned together May 23, 1783. Mr. Stephen Russell in the 3st year of his age, and Archelaus in the 13th year of his age. Reader beware and venture not too far to save one drowning, lest my fate you share, the second time I ventured in to save a brother drowning." (About Towne Vol. XIX, No. 1, January, February, March 1999)

Children of ELLIS RUSSELL and JANE WOLCOTT are:
 i. PRIVATE STEPHEN5 RUSSELL, b. November 09, 1752, Ellington Parish, Windsor Co., Connecticut
921; d. May 23, 1783, age 31. Rev. War. Burial: Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Massachusetts.
 ii. MARY RUSSELL
921, b. November 20, 1754, Ellington Parish, Windsor Co., Connecticut - of Conway, Massachusetts1; d. April 21, 1846, Albion, Lewanee Co., Michigan at son Warham's home; m. PRIVATE DAVID C. WARNER921; b. July 12, 1758, Longmeadow, Massachusetts; d. April 16, 1831, Walrath, Wayne Co., New York. Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Albion, Lewanee Co., Michigan. PRIVATE DAVID C. WARNER: Rev. War. Burial: Central (Baker) Cemetery.
 iii. ABNER RUSSELL
921, b. March 22, 1759, Ellington Parish, Windsor Co., Connecticut.
 iv. ROXA RUSSELL
921, b. April 27, 1762, Ellington Parish, Windsor Co., Connecticut; of Phelps, Ontario Co., New York; m. PRIVATE CALVIN STEPHENSON921; b. March 23, 1760, of Longmeadow, Massachusetts; d. December 29, 1831. Cause of Death: Typhoid fever. PRIVATE CALVIN STEPHENSON: Rev. War.
 v. WOLCOTT RUSSELL
921, baptised August 17, 1766, Ellington Parish, Windsor Co., Connecticut.
 vi. ARCHELAUS RUSSELL
921, b. Bet. 1770 - 1771; d. May 23, 1783, age 13 - Springfield, Massachusetts. Burial: Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Massachusetts.
 vii. LUCINDA RUSSELL
921, b. May 14, 1773, Springfield, Massachusetts; d. September 10, 1863; m. DANIEL WARRINER921; b. November 09, 1763, of Springfield, Massachusetts; d. March 16, 1804. Baptised: September 12, 1773.
 viii. OLIVER RUSSELL
921, b. May 09, 1777, Springfield, Massachusetts; of Phelps, Ontario Co., New York; m. NANCY.
 ix. ROSWELL RUSSELL
921, b. November 24, 1778, Springfield, Massachusetts; d. November 19, 1822, Springfield, Massachusetts. Baptised: June 20, 1779, Springfield First Church, Springfield, Massachusetts.


64.  MERCY4 NURSE (EBENEZER3, BENJAMIN2, FRANCIS1) was born September 30, 1722
in Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts922, and died January 06, 1818 in Westborough, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.  She married ELEAZER WOOD WILLIAMS June 28, 1742 in Westboro, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.  He was born Abt. 1721, and died April 03, 1769 in Westboro, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.

Child of MERCY NURSE and ELEAZER WILLIAMS is:
118. i. MARY5 WILLIAMS, b. June 09, 1751.


Generation No. 5

65.  HANNAH5 NURSE (JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, FRANCIS1)912,913 was born February 04, 1733/34914,915.  She married THOMAS REED916,917, son of THOMAS REED and SARAH.  He was born 1733.

Child of HANNAH NURSE and THOMAS REED is:
119. i. BATHSHEBA6 REED, b. October 09, 1767; d. November 27, 1858.
 

66.  ABRAHAM5 NURSE (JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, FRANCIS1) was born July 27, 1732 in Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.  He married ZERVIAH MORSE918,919,920,921,922,923,924,925 October 24, 1753 in Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, daughter of JONATHAN MORSE and MARY CLOYES.  She was born July 21, 1735 in Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts926,927,928,929,930,931,932,933,934,935,936,937,938, and died November 06, 1805 in Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts939,940,941,942,943,944,945,946,947,948,949,950,951.

Children of ABRAHAM NURSE and ZERVIAH MORSE are:
120. i. ASA6 NURSE, b. September 10, 1754, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; d. July 23, 1803, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
121. ii. CAPTAIN JOHN NURSE, b. March 10, 1756, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; d. 1828.
 iii. BETTE NURSE, b. November 19, 1757, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
122. iv. LAWSON NURSE, b. June 06, 1761, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; d. September 11, 1832, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 v. JOSIAH NURSE, b. June 02, 1763, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 vi. PETER NURSE, b. March 23, 1765, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 vii. OLIVE NURSE, b. February 21, 1767, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 viii. MOLLY NURSE, b. November 02, 1768, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 ix. BETTE NURSE, b. September 11, 1770, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 x. ANNE NURSE, b. July 03, 1772, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 xi. SALLY NURSE, b. December 23, 1774, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 xii. NATHAN NURSE, b. August 04, 1777, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 

71. ICHABOD5 SOUTHWICK (ELIZABETH4 DOUGHTY, ELIZABETH3 NURSE, JOHN2, FRANCIS1)972 Baptised: July 22, 1739, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died March 05, 1822 in Age 85 - Hancock, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts.  He married MARTHA GILES December 04, 1757 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachsetts, daughter of JOHN GILES and SUSANNAH HALL.  She was born Abt. 1739.

Children of ICHABOD SOUTHWICK and MARTHA GILES are:
 i. JONATHAN6 SOUTHWICK
972, b. 1760; d. March 26, 1828.
 ii. ISRAEL SOUTHWICK
972, b. October 25, 1763; d. March 29, 1853, Lebanon, Wayne Co., Ohio (Shaker Community); m. HULDAH BURT972, 1790, Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
 iii. ICHABOD SOUTHWICK
972, b. 1765; d. Marion Co., Ohio; m. BEULAH BISHOP972, Abt. 1795, Cayuga Co., New York. 4 sons.
 iv. JACOB SOUTHWICK
972, b. 1770.
 v. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SOUTHWICK
972, b. July 19, 1774; d. Aft. 1850, of Leon, Cattaraugus Co., New York2; m. CHARLOTTE HADDOCK972, 1797.


75. ELIZABETH5 PRESTON (MOSES4, JOHN3, REBECCA2 NURSE, FRANCIS1) was born December 14, 1736, and died December 18, 1822.  She married JAMES PRINCE September 18, 1755. 
   
Children of ELIZABETH PRESTON and JAMES PRINCE are:
 i. MOSES6 PRINCE.
 ii. JOSEPH PRINCE.
 iii. JAMES PRINCE.
 iv. CALEB PRINCE.
 v. HANNAH PRINCE.
 vi. BETSEY PRINCE.
 vii. AMOS PRINCE.


76. JOHN5 PRESTON (JOHN4, JOHN3, REBECCA2 NURSE, FRANCIS1) was born September 08, 1746, and died December 23, 1827.  He married MEHITABLE WHITE February 13, 1772.  She was born 1756, and died 1820.
   
Children of JOHN PRESTON and MEHITABLE WHITE are:
 i. PRESTON6, b. October 01, 1772, Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
 ii. HANNAH PRESTON, b. January 04, 1774; d. April 20, 1853; m. MOSES KIMBALL, July 09, 1793.
 iii. JOHN PRESTON, b. January 02, 1776; d. May 1799.
 iv. DAVID PRESTON, b. November 30, 1777.
 v. BETSEY PRESTON, b. November 11, 1779; d. December 31, 1850; m. COLONEL PERLEY PUTNAM, November 05, 1801.
 vi. JOSHUA PRESTON, b. September 23, 1781.
 vii. HITTY PRESTON, b. October 19, 1783, Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. 1849.
 viii. IRA PRESTON, b. November 03, 1786.
 ix. ASENATH PRESTON, b. August 13, 1788.
 x. ABI PRESTON, b. February 13, 1791; m. NATHANIEL POPE, August 08, 1815.


77. HANNAH5 PRESTON (JOHN4, JOHN3, REBECCA2 NURSE, FRANCIS1) was born August 08, 1754, and died October 20, 1825.  She married AMOS TAPLEY May 19, 1772. 
   
Children of HANNAH PRESTON and AMOS TAPLEY are:
 i. HANNAH6 TAPLEY.
 ii. DAVID TAPLEY.
 iii. PHEBE TAPLEY.
 iv. EMME TAPLEY.
 v. AMOS TAPLEY.
 vi. MOSES TAPLEY.
 vii. BETSEY TAPLEY.
 viii. AARON TAPLEY.
 ix. DANIEL TAPLEY.
 x. PHILIP TAPLEY.
 xi. EDE TAPLEY.
 xii. RUFUS TAPLEY.


78. CAPTAIN LEVI5 PRESTON (JOHN4, JOHN3, REBECCA2 NURSE, FRANCIS1) was born October 21, 1756 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died January 05, 1850 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts.  He married MEHITABLE NICHOLS May 04, 1779.  Farmer.
   
Children of LEVI PRESTON and MEHITABLE NICHOLS are:
 i.    ABEL NICHOLS6 PRESTON, b. February 25, 1780, Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts; m. SALLY PRESTON; b. February 25, 1787.
 ii. MEHITABLE PRESTON, b. November 29, 1781; m. EBENEZER BERRY, April 13, 1808.
 iii. LEVI PRESTON, b. December 05, 1783, Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
 iv. DANIEL PRESTON, b. January 19, 1786, Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
 v. SUKEY PRESTON, b. July 19, 1788; d. January 10, 1855; m. ASA TAPLEY, May 08, 1811.
 vi. JOHN PRESTON, b. December 16, 1790.
 vii. SAMUEL PRESTON, b. November 12, 1792.
 viii. POLLY PRESTON, b. April 07, 1795; m. NATHANIEL FELTON, March 13, 1821.
 ix. HIRAM PRESTON, b. January 02, 1798, Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
 x. ELIZA PRESTON, b. March 23, 1800.
 xi. WILLIAM PRESTON, b. June 18, 1803, Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts.


79. MOSES5 PRESTON (JOHN4, JOHN3, REBECCA2 NURSE, FRANCIS1) was born April 20, 1758, and died February 26, 1824.  He married SARAH BERRY November 04, 1785. 
   
Children of MOSES PRESTON and SARAH BERRY are:
 i. SALLY6 PRESTON, b. February 25, 1787; m. ABEL NICHOLS PRESTON; b. February 25, 1780, Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
 ii. MOSES PRESTON, b. July 06, 1789.
 iii. PRESTON, b. August 10, 1796; d. August 11, 1796.
 iv. PRESTON, b. August 10, 1796; d. August 11, 1796.


80. ANNA5 PRESTON (THOMAS4, THOMAS3, REBECCA2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)
991 was born Bef. 1738.  She married LEMUEL RICHARDSON991 October 13, 1757. 
   
Child of ANNA PRESTON and LEMUEL RICHARDSON is:
132. i. DAVID6 RICHARDSON.


81. REBECCA5 PRESTON (THOMAS4, THOMAS3, REBECCA2 NURSE, FRANCIS1) was born Bef. May 07, 1738, and died 1783.  She married EBENEZER DALE April 01, 1755. 
   
Children of REBECCA PRESTON and EBENEZER DALE are:
 i. EBENEZER6 DALE.
 ii. THOMAS DALE.
 iii. SAMUEL DALE.
 iv. REBECCA DALE.
 v. ANNA DALE.


82. MEHITABLE5 PRESTON (THOMAS4, THOMAS3, REBECCA2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)
992,993 was baptised July 23, 1738.  She married NATHANIEL EASTY994,995 September 26, 1771, son of JONATHAN EASTY and SUSANNAH MONROE.  He was born October 25, 1746, and died 1807.  See Easty page for more information.
   

83. ELIZABETH5 PRESTON (THOMAS4, THOMAS3, REBECCA2 NURSE, FRANCIS1) was born Abt. September 21, 1740 in Beverly, Essex Co., Massachusetts.  She married EDMUND STILES October 11, 1763. 
   
Children of ELIZABETH PRESTON and EDMUND STILES are:
 i. PHINEAS6 STILES.
 ii. ELIZABETH STILES.


84. HANNAH5 PRESTON (THOMAS4, THOMAS3, REBECCA2 NURSE, FRANCIS1) was baptised June 21, 1752.  She married PHINEAS HOVEY July 18, 1775. 
   
Children of HANNAH PRESTON and PHINEAS HOVEY are:
 i. SUSANNAH6 HOVEY.
 ii. SARAH LEACH HOVEY.
 iii. DORCAS HOVEY.
 iv. WILLIAM GROSS HOVEY.
 v. PHINEAS HOVEY.


85.  JONATHAN5 NURSE (SAMUEL4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)  He married RUTH BARRETT981,982 October 20, 1772 in Bolton, Massachussetts982, daughter of OLIVER BARRETT and HANNAH HUNT.  She was born December 24, 1749 in Bolton, Massachussetts983,984.

Children of JONATHAN NURSE and RUTH BARRETT are:
 i. DR. AMOS6 NURSE985,986, b. December 17, 1794, Bolton, Massachusetts; d. April 17, 1877, Bath, Maine.  Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume IIV Nurse, Rebecca NURSE, Amos, senator, was born in Bolton, Mass, Dec. 17, 1794; son of Jonathan and Ruth (Barrett) Nourse; grandson of David and Rebecca (Barrett) Nourse, and a descendant of Francis and Rebecca (Towne) Nourse, Salem, Mass., immigrants. He was graduated at Harvard A.B., 1812, A.M., 1815, and M.D., 1817. He practised in Wiscasset, Me., in that year, and removed to Hallowell, where he was postmaster, and to Bath in 1845. He was a lecturer on obstetrics in Bowdoin college, 1846-54, and professor of obstetrics there, 1854-66. He was collector of customs at Bath, by appointment of President Polk, 1845-46, and was elected U.S. senator to fill the unexpired term of Hannibal Hamlin, who resigned, Feb. 6, 1857, to accept the governorship of Maine, and served to the close of the term, March 3, 1857. He was elected judge of probate of Sagadahoc county in 1860. He died in Bath, Maine, April 17, 1877. Practiced in Hollowell , ME.
 ii. REVEREND PETER NURSE987,988, b. October 10, 1774, Bolton, Massachussetts989,990; d. March 25, 1840, Phippsburg, Maine991,992; m. MARY BARNUM993,994, September 21, 1814, Taunton, MA994. Graduated fron Harvard in 1802
 

86.  JOHN5 NURSE (SAMUEL4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)  He married HEZEDIAH HAPGOOD997,998, May 20, 1766, daughter of JOHN HAPGOOD and ABIGAIL MORSE.  She was born July 07, 1745.

Child of JOHN NURSE and HEZEDIAH HAPGOOD is:
133. i. FRANCIS N.6 NURSE, b. Aft. 1770, of Harvard, Massachusetts.
 

87.  BENJAMIN FRANKLIN5 NURSE (FRANCIS4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)999,1000 was born April 05, 1755 in Danvers, Essex Co, Massachusetts1001,1002, and died February 05, 1818 in Pomfret, Windham Co., Connecticut1003,1004.  He married RUTH TARBELL1005,1006 November 20, 1781 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts1006, daughter of CORNELIUS TARBELL and ELIZABETH GILES.  She was born May 18, 1758 in Danvers, Essex Co, Massachusetts1007,1008, and died March 04, 1815 in Merrimack, New Hampshire1009,1010. Elected to Town of Merrimack (N.H.) Board of Selectman, 1802-1807.  Burial: Sabin Cemetery, Pomfret, Windham Co., Connecticut. RUTH TARBELL: Burial: Turkey Hill (Meetinghouse) Cemetery, Merrimack, Hillsborough, New Hampshire

Children of BENJAMIN NURSE and RUTH TARBELL are:
134. i. FRANCIS6 NURSE, b. August 22, 1783, Merrimack, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire; d. May 10, 1838, Merrimack, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
 ii. RUTH NURSE, b. March 28, 1784, Merrimack, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
 iii. BENJAMIN NURSE, b. October 26, 1785, Arlington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 iv. ELIZA NURSE, b. Bef. October 04, 1787, Merrimack, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
 v. EUNICE NURSE, b. October 30, 1789, Merrimack, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
 vi. CORNELIUS TARBELL NURSE, b. November 03, 1791, Merrimack, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
 vii. JOHN NURSE, b. November 22, 1793, Merrimack, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
135. viii. HIRAM LANGDON NOURSE, b. August 18, 1795, Merrimack, New Hampshire; d. August 12, 1850, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
 ix. ABIGAIL NURSE, b. June 13, 1797, Merrimack, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
 x. HARRIET NURSE, b. July 21, 1799, Merrimack, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
 xi. SAMUEL NURSE, b. March 15, 1801, Merrimack, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
 xii. CZARINA NURSE, b. November 30, 1804, Merrimack, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
 

88.  PETER5 NURSE (FRANCIS4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)1011,1012 was born March 25, 1743 in Danvers,
Essex Co, Massachusetts.  He married LYDIA LOWE1013,1014.  Of Fitchburg, MA and Jaffrey, NH and Rockingham, VT.  Burial: Old Grave Yard, Rockingham, Vermont.

Children of PETER NURSE and LYDIA LOWE are:
136. i. FRANCIS6 NURSE, b. December 11, 1768, Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. April 20, 1808.
137. ii. JEREMIAH NURSE.
 iii. PHEBE NURSE, b. November 16, 1784. Medical Information: crippled from childhood burns and lived with her sister, Eunice.
138. iv. ALLEN NURSE, b. April 10, 1788, Jaffrey, New Hampshire.
 v. EUNICE NURSE.

89.  PHILLIP5 NURSE (FRANCIS4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1) was born July 10, 1748 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died March 12, 1798 in Langdon, New Hampshire.  He married SARAH PUTNAM September 22, 1772 in Hollis, New Hampshire.  She was born Abt. 1748 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died July 22, 1786 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts.

Child of PHILLIP NURSE and SARAH PUTNAM is:
139. i. POLLY6 NURSE, b. December 18, 1779, Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts; d. Abt. 1807, Langdon, New Hampshire.
 

90. EUNICE5 NURSE (FRANCIS4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)1050 was born May 02, 1752 in Danvers, Essex Co, Massachusetts, and died 1819.  She married WILLIAM FISK1050.  He was born 1755, and died 1831.
   
Child of EUNICE NURSE and WILLIAM FISK is:
140. i. EZRA6 FISK, b. 1776; d. 1870.


91.  JOHN5 NURSE (CALEB4, EBENEZER3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)  He married MEHITABLE ROUNDY
1014.

Child of JOHN NURSE and MEHITABLE ROUNDY is:
141. i. JOHN RIX6 NURSE.


92.  WILLIAM5 PUTNAM (ELIZABETH4 NURSE, EBENEZER3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)1014 was born Bef. August 10, 1746 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died July 09, 1831 in Meadowvale, Col. Co., N.S..  He married DOROTHY PRESCOTT.  She was born Abt. 1749, and died November 22, 1839 in Upper Stewiacke N.S.

Children of WILLIAM PUTNAM and DOROTHY PRESCOTT are:
 i. SUSANNAH6 PUTNAM, d. May 23, 1871, Upper Musquodoboit, N.S.; m. WILLIAM PUTNAM ARCHIBALD, January 01, 1801; b. September 19, 1774, Truro, Nova Scotia; d. November 10, 1850, Upper Stewiacke, N.S.
 ii. ELIZABETH PUTNAM, m. (1) JAMES SMITH; b. 1757; d. 1789; m. (2) JAMES MILLER, 1797; b. 1753; d. November 10, 1825, Antigonish, N.S.
 iii. ABIGAIL PUTNAM, m. JOHN BONNELL, January 24, 1793, Meaghers Grant, N.S.; b. 1750.
 iv. DOROTHY PUTNAM, m. JOHN GEDDES.
 v. MARY PUTNAM, b. 1772; d. 1792.
 vi. LYDIA PUTNAM, b. 1775; d. November 13, 1851, South Branch, Stewicake, N.S.; m. ELIAKIM TUPPER, 1798; b. 1773; d. January 04, 1852, South Branch, Stewicake, N.S..
 vii. WILLIAM PUTNAM, b. 1777; m. ELLENORE HENRY; b. Abt. 1785, Musquodoboit, N.S; d. 1872.
 viii. SARAH PUTNAM, b. 1778; d. 1792.
 ix. MARTHA PUTNAM, b. Abt. 1780; d. January 31, 1875, South Branch, Upper, Stewicake, N.S.; m. JOHN DUNLAP, March 11, 1802; b. April 22, 1770, Truro, Nova Scotia; d. February 15, 1848, Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.
 x. MEHITABLE PUTNAM, b. 1785; d. 1865; m. THOMAS GOURLEY, July 19, 1809; b. 1780; d. 1843.
 

93.  CALEB5 PUTNAM (ELIZABETH4 NURSE, EBENEZER3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)1014 Baptised: June 15, 1750 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died September 09, 1838 in Maitland, Nova Scotia.  He married (1) LETITIA HUNTER 1775.  She was born 1755, and died 1785 in Maitland, Nova Scotia.  He married (2) JANE/JENNET FULTON 1787.  She was born 1760 in Truro, Nova Scotia, and died February 09, 1811 in Maitland, Nova Scotia.

Children of CALEB PUTNAM and LETITIA HUNTER are:
 i. ELIZABETH6 PUTNAM, b. September 07, 1776, Maitland, Nova Scotia; d. September 1832, Maitland, Nova Scotia; m. WILLIAM BRYDEN; b. June 12, 1770, Moffatt Parish, Scotland; d. 1856, Maitland, Nova Scotia.
 ii. WILLIAM PUTNAM, b. February 01, 1779; d. November 10, 1840, Drowned in Shubenacadie River, Nova Scotia; m. JENNIFER MACKENZIE, September 20, 1817; b. 1798; d. 1880.
 iii. ESTHER PUTNAM, b. March 14, 1781, Maitland, Nova Scotia; m. ROBERT HUNTER JOHNSON; b. December 29, 1781.
 iv. MARY PUTNAM, b. August 07, 1783, Maitland, Nova Scotia; d. January 16, 1870, Maitland, Nova Scotia; m. JAMES DOUGLAS, December 1807; d. April 22, 1843, Maitland, Nova Scotia.
 v. CALEB PUTNAM, b. July 12, 1785, Maitland, Nova Scotia; d. August 1850, Maitland, Nova Scotia; m. CATHERINE MACDOUGALL; b. 1793; d. February 15, 1858.

Children of CALEB PUTNAM and JANE/JENNET FULTON are:
 vi. ANNIE6 PUTNAM, b. 1791; d. April 11, 1877, Burncoat, Nova Scotia; m. WILLIAM O'BRIEN, March 10, 1810; b. June 23, 1782, Noel, Nova Scotia; d. September 23, 1851, Noel, Nova Scotia.
 vii. ROBERT PUTNAM, b. 1792, Maitland, Nova Scotia; Died young.
 viii. SARAH PUTNAM, b. 1793, Maitland, Nova Scotia; d. 1872, Riverside Corners  N.S.; m. JOHN MACDOUGALL; b. 1793; d. 1873.
 ix. JANE PUTNAM, b. 1796; d. 1854; m. JOHN MACDOUGALL, August 24, 1816; b. January 08, 1792; d. July 19, 1871.
 x. MEHITABLE PUTNAM, b. 1798; m. EZEKIEL POLLOCK.
 xi. NANCY PUTNAM, b. Abt. 1800, Maitland, Nova Scotia; d. January 06, 1878, Walton, Nova Scotia; m. JACOB O'BRIEN, Abt. 1820; b. March 22, 1797; d. September 28, 1871, Walton, Nova Scotia. Burial: Whale Creek Cem, East Walton, NS
xii. JAMES PUTNAM, b. 1801, Maitland, Nova Scotia; d. October 24, 1874, Selmah, Nova Scotia; m. NANCY GRAHAM; b. May 11, 1809; d. April 23, 1889.
 xiii. ALICE PUTNAM, b. 1802, Maitland, Nova Scotia; d. November 10, 1858, Maitland, Nova Scotia; m. ADAM ROY; b. 1787, Scotland; d. March 22, 1874, Maitland, Nova Scotia. Adam was a teacher
 

94.  TIMOTHY5 PUTNAM (ELIZABETH4 NURSE, EBENEZER3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)1014 was born Bef. November 14, 1756 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died October 09, 1840 in Middle Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.  He married JANET HUNTER1014 1785 in Truro, Nova Scotia.  She was born January 18, 1763 in Truro, Nova Scotia, and died February 26, 1841 in Middle Stewiacke, Nova Scotia. Burial: Middle Stewiacke Cemetery, Nova Scotia

Children of TIMOTHY PUTNAM and JANET HUNTER are:
 i. LETITIA6 PUTNAM, b. April 27, 1786, Middle Stewiacke, Nova Scotia; d. April 27, 1824, Middle Stewiacke, Nova Scotia; m. JAMES RUTHERFORD, 1808; b. 1750; d. May 28, 1828, Middle Stewiacke, Nova Scotia. Burial: Middle Stewiacke Cemetery, Nova Scotia
 ii. ROBERT PUTNAM, b. July 1788, Middle Stewiacke, Nova Scotia; d. July 10, 1839, On board ship New York harbour; m. (1) JANE COX, January 1814; b. 1793, Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia; d. July 07, 1817; m. (2) ELIZABETH FLEMING, July 1821; b. November 29, 1795, Truro, Nova Scotia; d. January 13, 1879, Middle Stewiacke, Nova Scotia. Lived in Middle Stewiacke on property later occupied by Weld.
Burial: Middle Stewiacke Cemetery, Nova Scotia
iii. TIMOTHY PUTNAM, b. October 26, 1790, Middle Stewiacke N.S.; d. July 17, 1852, Middle Stewiacke N.S.; m. RUTH DUNLAP, February 14, 1828; b. 1802, Truro N.S.; d. August 07, 1851, Middle Stewiacke N.S..
142. iv. JOHN HUNTER PUTNAM, b. May 1793, Middle Stewiacke N.S.; d. November 19, 1870, Middle Stewiacke N.S.; m. (1) RUTH FISHER; b. 1815; d. May 02, 1882, Middle Stewiacke, N.S.; m. (2) JANE CORBETT, January 1820; b. 1795; d. October 24, 1857, Middle Stewiacke N.S..
 143. v. ESTHER PUTNAM, b. December 31, 1796, Middle Stewiacke N.S.; d. May 03, 1868, Belmont N.S.; m. JAMES BARNHILL, March 17, 1818; b. June 1796; d. March 04, 1874, Belmont N.s..
 vi. ELIZABETH PUTNAM, b. 1799, Middle Stewiacke N.S.; d. April 14, 1821, Meadowvale, N.S.; m. JAMES DUNLAP, February 1820; b. December 04, 1797; d. November 16, 1859.
 

95.  RICHARD5 UPHAM (ELIZABETH4 NURSE, EBENEZER3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)1014 Baptised: May 28, 1758, and died October 1825 in Otter Brook, Col. Co., Nova Scotia.  He married MARY ANN COCK 1784.  She was born 1759 in Scotland, and died March 1842.

Children of RICHARD UPHAM and MARY COCK are:
 i. DANIEL6 UPHAM, b. September 22, 1786, Truro, Nova Scotia; d. May 15, 1871, Middle Stewiacke, Nova Scotia; m. CHARLOTTE FISHER, October 1826; b. Abt. 1800; d. June 11, 1865.
 ii. RICHARD UPHAM, b. May 1788; d. May 02, 1871, Wallace, Nova Scotia; m. ELIZABETH MCCANN.
 iii. ELIZABETH UPHAM, b. 1791; d. April 29, 1855, Unmarried.
 iv. ALLISON JAMIESON UPHAM, b. 1793; d. February 26, 1861; m. JOHN JEFFERS.
 v. MARY ANN UPHAM, b. 1795; d. Unmarried.
 vi. EBENEZER UPHAM, b. March 1797; m. SARAH WHIDDEN; b. Abt. 1828; d. May 08, 1857, New Annan, Nova Scotia.
 vii. WILLIAM UPHAM, b. May 03, 1800.
 viii. ROBERT UPHAM, b. April 28, 1803; m. JANE DAVISON, January 18, 1843.
 

96.  MARY5 UPHAM (ELIZABETH4 NURSE, EBENEZER3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)  was born March 05, 1761 in N ew England, and died November 1834.  She married JOSEPH MCCULLY.

Child of MARY UPHAM and JOSEPH MCCULLY is:
144.  i. SAMUEL6 MCCULLY, m. RUTH WETHERBY.

97.  ESTHER5 NEWHALL (SUSANNAH4 BOWDEN, MICHAEL3, SARAH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)  She married THOMAS HAWKES1018.

Child of ESTHER NEWHALL and THOMAS HAWKES is:
145. i. JOSEPH HAVEN6 HAWKES.
 

78.  MARY5 REDDING (SARAH4 BOWDEN, MICHAEL3, SARAH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)1018 was born March 22, 1725/261018, and died May 18, 18151018.  She married JOHN WEBBER1018 October 24, 17541018.  He was born 17251018, and died January 19, 18131018. Military service: Rev. War

Child of MARY REDDING and JOHN WEBBER is:
146. i. MARY6 WEBBER, b. April 04, 1765; d. January 08, 1835.


99. WILLIAM5 RICHARDS (MARY4 BOWDEN, MICHAEL3, SARAH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)  He married SARAH BIXBY
1056 February 16, 1757 in Southboro, Massachusetts. 
   
Child of WILLIAM RICHARDS and SARAH BIXBY is:
147. i. JOSEPH6 RICHARDS, of Richmond, Massachusetts.


100.  REBECCA5 BOWDEN (SAMUEL4, SAMUEL3, SARAH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)  She married NICHOLAS BEZUNE
1021,1022.

Child of REBECCA BOWDEN and NICHOLAS BEZUNE is:
148. i. ELIZABETH6 BEZUNE.
 

101.  TWISDEN5 BOWDEN (SAMUEL4, SAMUEL3, SARAH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)  He married SARAH ORNE1025,1026, daughter of JOHN ORNE and ABIGAIL CONANT.

Child of TWISDEN BOWDEN and SARAH ORNE is:
149. i. CAPTAIN JOSHUA ORNE6 BOWDEN.


102.  RUTH5 TARBELL (CORNELIUS4, CORNELIUS3, MARY2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)
1027,1028 was born May 18, 1758 in Danvers, Essex Co, Massachusetts1029,1030, and died March 04, 1815 in Merrimack, New Hampshire1031,1032.  She married BENJAMIN FRANKLIN NURSE1033,1034 November 20, 1781 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts1034, son of FRANCIS NURSE and EUNICE PUTNAM.  He was born April 05, 1755 in Danvers, Essex Co, Massachusetts1035,1036, and died February 05, 1818 in Pomfret, Windham Co., Connecticut1037,1038. Burial: Turkey Hill (Meetinghouse) Cemetery, Merrimack, Hillsborough, New Hampshire.  Children are listed above under (66) Benjamin Franklin Nurse.
 

103.  WILLIAM5 TARBELL (WILLIAM4, JOHN3, MARY2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)  He married ELIZABETH FRENCH1041,1042.

Child of WILLIAM TARBELL and ELIZABETH FRENCH is:
150. i. BENJAMIN6 TARBELL.

104. DANIEL5 NURSE (TIMOTHY4, FRANCIS3, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1)  He married PATIENCE REED1080
   
Children of DANIEL NURSE and PATIENCE REED are:
151. i. ARTEMUS6 NURSE, of Barre, Worcester Co., Massachusetts; d. August 31, 1839, of Rutland Co., Vermont.
152. ii. DANIEL NURSE.


105. MARTHA L.5 NURSE (BENJAMIN4, BENJAMIN3, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1)1081 was born February 08, 1740/41 in Rutland, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.  She married JOHN LEBOURVEAU1081 July 02, 1761. 
   
Child of MARTHA NURSE and JOHN LEBOURVEAU is:
153. i. JOHN6 LEBOURVEAU


106.  BENJAMIN5 NURSE (BENJAMIN4, BENJAMIN3, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1) was born February 07, 1745/46 in Rutland, and died April 26, 1841 in Keene.  He m. (1) BANKS, dau. of JAMES BANKS. He married (2) MERCY STEVENS December 04, 1772 in Rutland, Massachusetts.  She was born April 16, 1751 in Rutland, and died April 28, 1841 in Keene.  She was of English parentage,  She and her husband died at the house of their dau., Mrs. Charity Wright (wife of Ephraim Wright, 2d), and their bodies were buried the same day.

Signer of the Association Test in Packersfield April 1776. Member of Company commanded by Captain Davis Howlet of Colorado Ashley's reg. of Militia, which company marched to reinforce the Continental Army at Ticonderoga June 17, June 29 to July 11.
Member of Captain John Mellin's Company which marched to Fitzwilliam and towns adjacent to reinforce the garrison at Ticonderoga July 1777. Service July 6 to July 11.
Member of Captain James Lewis' Company in Colonel E. ___ Regiment of Volunteers, which marched from the the State of New Hampshire and joined the Continentla Army in Rhode Island in August 17, 1778. August 8th to 28th. (About Towne Vol. XXII no. 2 June 2002)

Child of BENJAMIN NURSE and MERCY STEVENS is:
i. PERSIS6 NURSE, b. May 4, 1773 in Rutland, MA; d. January 14, 1863. She married SAMUEL CARTER June 12, 1796. He was b. 1769; d. May 27, 1818.
154. ii. PHINEAS NURSE, b. December 25, 1774; d. June 13, 1846.
iii. SILAS NURSE, b. November 4, 1776 in Nelson, New Hampshire; d. June 13, 1846. He m. REBECCA CARPENTER February 21, 1802. Rebecca was born February 27, 1778 in Keene, NH.
iv. ISAAC NURSE, b. September 8, 1779 in Nelson, New Hampshire. He m. EUNICE PARKER.
v. BETSY NURSE, b. August 19, 1781 in Nelson, New Hampshire; d. September 2, 1795.
155. vi. BENJAMIN NURSE, b. May 27, 1783, Nelson, New Hampshire; d. October 30, 1856, Keene, New Hampshire.
vii. CALVIN NURSE, b. August 13, 1785 in Nelson, New Hampshire.
viii. ABIGAIL NURSE, b. April 28, 1786 in Nelson, New Hampshire.
ix. FRANCIS NURSE, b. May 13, 1788 in Nelson, New Hampshire.
x. SALLY NURSE, b. April 3, 1790. She m. LOCKHART WILLARD.
xi. ARATHUSA NURSE, b. April 6, 1793. She m. JOHN LEVORBEAU.
xii. CHARITY NURSE, b. August 13, 1796. She m. EPHRAIM WRIGHT.
xiii. REBECCA NURSE, b. December 3, 1798. She m. AARON DAVIS.
 

107.  SUSANNA5 NURSE (BENJAMIN4, BENJAMIN3, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1)1006 was born 17491006, and died 18431006.  She married HENRY BEMIS1006 17721006.

Child of SUSANNA NURSE and HENRY BEMIS is:
156. i. SUSANNA6 BEMIS, b. 1774; d. 1865.
 

108.  JONAS5 NURSE (BENJAMIN4, BENJAMIN3, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1) was born July 07, 1757, and died January 31, 1809.  He married JEMIMA FARNSWORTH April 14, 1791.  In Capt. James Lewis' Company of Col. Daniel Moore of N.H. Volunteers that marched from Marlboro and joined the Army at Saratoga in Sept. 1777. Service Sept. 28 to Oct. 14, 1777. Removed to Littleton, NH. (About Towne Vol. XXII no. 2 June 2002)

Children of JONAS NURSE and JEMIMA FARNSWORTH are:
 i. FRANCIS6 NURSE, b. July 18, 1792; d. August 17, 1792.
 ii. IRA NURSE, b. August 25, 1793; d. January 13, 1816.
 iii. MARTHA NURSE, b. December 26, 1795; m. SAMUEL GOODWIN.
 iv. BENJAMIN NURSE, b. August 22, 1797.
 v. HORACE NURSE, b. April 11, 1799; d. October 03, 1800.
 vi. JONAS NURSE, b. May 24, 1801; d. March 24, 1802.
157. vii. OLIVER NURSE, b. August 23, 1804, Littleton, Massachusetts; d. March 17, 1857.
158. viii. JONAS NURSE, b. April 09, 1807.
 

109.  JOHN5 NURSE (BENJAMIN4, BENJAMIN3, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1) was born May 18, 1760.  He married (1) EUNICE.    He married (2) VASHTI HOWE1047,1048,1049,1050 May 14, 1787, daughter of NATHAN HOWE and HEPZIBAH TAYLOR.  She was born January 13, 1757 in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts1051,1052,1053,1054, and died May 05, 1814.  He married (3) JEMIMA FARNSWORTH November 05, 1815.

Children of JOHN NURSE and VASHTI HOWE are:
 i. VASHTI6 NURSE, b. January 13, 1786; m. JONATHAN LOVEJOY.
159. ii. JOHN NURSE, b. February 13, 1788, Keene, New Hampshire; d. May 06, 1876, Haverhill, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
160. iii. TIMOTHY NURSE, b. May 10, 1790, Littleton, Massachusetts; d. 1865, Bethlehem, New Hampshire.
 iv. PERSIS NURSE, b. February 07, 1792; m. NEHEMIAH HOSKINS.
 v. LUCY NURSE, b. March 17, 1795; m. DANIEL FITZGERALD.
 vi. RACHEL NURSE, b. August 01, 1796; m. STEPHEN SHATTUCK, January 11, 1816.
161. vii. OLIVER NURSE, b. June 17, 1798, Littleton, Massachusetts; d. June 07, 1859, Littleton, Massachusetts.
162. viii. JONATHAN NURSE, b. December 14, 1800; d. January 29, 1865.
 ix. SALLY NURSE, b. March 02, 1803; d. December 14, 1880; m. JONATHAN CARMAN.
 x. ARETHUSA NURSE, b. November 19, 1806; m. WARREN CHAPIN, March 15, 1827.
 xi. LOCKHART WILLARD NURSE, b. March 03, 1808; d. October 28, 1888; m. SYBEL PRAY.


110. JOSHUA5 NURSE (JOSHUA4, BENJAMIN3, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1)
1006 was born May 16, 1743 in Harvard, Worcester Co., Massachusetts1006, and died August 10, 1823 in Friendship, Scioto Co., Ohio1006.  He married ELIZABETH ROGERS1006 December 08, 1763 in Rutland, Worcester Co., Massachusetts1006.  She was born May 06, 1744 in Barre, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and died December 02, 1820 in Saratoga, Saratoga Co., New York.

Child of JOSHUA NURSE and ELIZABETH ROGERS is:
163. i. SAMUEL ROGERS6 NURSE, b. February 26, 1769, Saratoga, Saratoga Co., New York; d. July 29, 1845, Wheelersburg, Scioto Co., Ohio.


111.  BENJAMIN5 SAWYER (JOSIAH4, SARAH3 NURSE, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1)
1006 was born June 1758 in Amherst or Milford, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire1006, and died March 10, 1846 in Nelson, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire1006.  He married TABITHA KITTERIDGE1006 1778 in Amherst, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire1006.  She was born July 28, 1759 in Tewksbury, Massachusetts1006, and died November 26, 1845 in Nelson, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire1006. Burial: Sawyers Hill, Nelson, Cheshire, NH1006

Child of BENJAMIN SAWYER and TABITHA KITTERIDGE is:
164. i. FANNY6 SAWYER, b. October 19, 1795, Nelson, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire; d. July 01, 1874, Nashua, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.

112.  EBENEZER5 FLINT (ABIGAIL4 SAWYER, SARAH3 NURSE, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1)1006 was born June 17, 1742 in North Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died April 29, 1829 in Wilton, Hillsborough Co., New Hamsphire.  He married ASENETH HOLT1098 June 07, 1764 in North Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.  She was born March 31, 1744 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died November 08, 1785 in North Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

Children of EBENEZER FLINT and ASENETH HOLT are:
165. i. ASENETH6 FLINT, b. March 04, 1769, North Reading, Middlesex Co.,  Massachusetts; d. December 08, 1817, of Temple, Wilton, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
166. ii. AMOS FLINT.

113.  HANNAH5 RUSSELL (EBENEZER4, EBENEZER3, ELIZABETH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1) was born March 16, 1744/45 in Windsor, Connecticut, and died June 25, 1822 in Ellington, Connecticut.  She married DANIEL WARNER.  He was born December 06, 1741in Stafford, Connecticut, and died July 30, 1829 in Ellington, Connecticut.

Children of HANNAH RUSSELL and DANIEL WARNER are:
 i. LEMUEL6 WARNER, b. 1765.
167. ii. NATHANIEL WARNER, b. September 25, 1769, Ellington, Connecticut; d. February 14, 1825.
 iii. RUSSELL WARNER.
 iv. HORACE WARNER, b. 1775; d. 1776.
 v. DANIEL WARNER, b. 1778.
 vi. DANIEL WARNER, b. 1779.
 vii. EBENEZER WARNER, b. 1780.
 viii. HORACE WARNER, b. 1782.
 ix. HANNAH WARNER, b. 1790.
 

114.  MARTHA5 JONES (ELIZABETH4 RUSSELL, WILLIAM3, ELIZABETH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)  She married NATHAN CARTER1042.

Child of MARTHA JONES and NATHAN CARTER is:
168. i. MARTHA6 CARTER.
 

115.  SAMUEL5 JONES (ELIZABETH4 RUSSELL, WILLIAM3, ELIZABETH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)1043,1044 was born in MA, and died in NH.  He married HANNAH HOAR1045,1046.

Child of SAMUEL JONES and HANNAH HOAR is:
169. i. MILTON6 JONES, b. NH; d. Ill.
 

116.  ELIZABETH5 RUSSELL (BENJAMIN4, WILLIAM3, ELIZABETH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)  She married JABEZ HAYWARD1046.

Child of ELIZABETH RUSSELL and JABEZ HAYWARD is:
170. i. HENRY6 HAYWARD.
 

117.  JACOB5 RUSSELL (SAMUEL4, EBENEZER3, ELIZABETH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1) was born April 15, 1746 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York, and died August 29, 1821 in Warrensville, Ohio.  He married ESTHER DUNHAM January 1772 in Hebron, New York.  She was born January 23, 1744/45 in Hebron, New York.

Children of JACOB RUSSELL and ESTHER DUNHAM are:
 i. ELIJAH6 RUSSELL, b. July 13, 1772, West Windsor, Connecticut; m. LYDIA HYDE.
 ii. ESTHER RUSSELL, b. October 25, 1774.
 iii. RETURN RUSSELL, b. March 01, 1778; m. JERUSHA OSBOURN.
 iv. ELISHA RUSSELL, b. November 14, 1779; m. LYDIA ELLSWORTH.
 v. SAMUEL RUSSELL, b. January 14, 1781; m. HESTER C. ELLSWORTH.
 vi. RALPH RUSSELL, b. August 03, 1783; m. LAURA ELLSWORTH, January 08, 1818, Solon, Ohio.
 vii. JERUSHA RUSSELL, b. February 24, 1785.
 viii. CONTENT RUSSELL, b. May 07, 1787.
 ix. ROXANNA RUSSELL, b. March 10, 1792; m. GERSHOM SHELDON, February 10, 1814, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio.
 x. OBEDIENCE RUSSELL, b. May 23, 1794; m. JOSEPH PELTON, September 19, 1815, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio.
 xi. RODNEY RUSSELL, b. May 17, 1796.
 

118.  MARY5 WILLIAMS (MERCY4 NURSE, EBENEZER3, BENJAMIN2, FRANCIS1) was born June 09, 1751.  She married NATHAN MAYNARD March 21, 1785 in Westboro, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.  He was born October 02, 1751 in Westboro, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and died Bef. 1790 in Westboro, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.

Child of MARY WILLIAMS and NATHAN MAYNARD is:
171. i. LUCY6 MAYNARD, b. September 17, 1786, Westboro, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.


Generation No. 6

119.  BATHSHEBA6 REED (HANNAH5 NURSE, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, FRANCIS1)1015,1016 was born October 09, 17671017,1018, and died November 27, 18581019,1020.  She married ALPHEUS FOSTER1021,1022.  He was born May 23, 17641023,1024, and died February 07, 18131025,1026.

Child of BATHSHEBA REED and ALPHEUS FOSTER is:
172. i. ALDEN7 FOSTER, b. July 20, 1791; d. February 18, 1838.
 

120. ASA6 NURSE (ABRAHAM5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, FRANCIS1) was born September 10, 1754 in Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died July 23, 1803 in Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.  He married (1) ANNA MONROE June 03, 1778 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.    He married (2) LOIS GLOVER May 03, 1781 in Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.  She was born November 30, 1762 in Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.  He married (3) MARY HAVEN December 29, 1800 in Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.  She was born Abt. 1765.

Child of ASA NURSE and ANNA MONROE is:
 i. JOSIAH7 NURSE, b. March 13, 1779, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

Children of ASA NURSE and LOIS GLOVER are:
 ii. JAMES7 NURSE, b. July 06, 1783, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 iii. MARY NURSE, b. May 07, 1785.
 iv. CHARLOTTE NURSE, b. June 12, 1787, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 v. EMELINE NURSE, b. February 03, 1790, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 vi. NEWEL NURSE, b. March 21, 1792, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 vii. OLIVE NURSE, b. December 03, 1793, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 viii. SALLY NURSE, b. September 09, 1795, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 ix. SUKEY NURSE, b. May 11, 1797, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

Child of ASA NURSE and MARY HAVEN is:
 x. ELIZA7 NURSE, b. December 19, 1801, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 

121.  CAPTAIN JOHN6 NURSE (ABRAHAM5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, FRANCIS1) was born March 10, 1756 in Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 1828. He married (1) SUSANNAH BROWN November 08, 1781 in Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.  She was born 1758, and died 1797. He married (2)ANNA H.  She was born 1761, and died 1827.  Burial: Edgell Grove Cemetery, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts

Children of JOHN NURSE and SUSANNAH BROWN are:
 i. LUCY7 NURSE, b. February 15, 1782, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 ii. JOHN NURSE, b. February 22, 1784, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; d. 1825.
 iii. NELLY NURSE, b. February 28, 1786, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 iv. JOEL NURSE, b. May 27, 1788, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; d. 1805.
 v. SUSAN NURSE, b. 1790; d. 1796.
 vi. ANNA NURSE, b. 1792; d. 1795.
 vii. ANNA NURSE, b. 1797; d. 1798.

Child of JOHN NURSE and H. ANNA is:
 viii. SALLY7 NURSE, b. March 07, 1800, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; d. 1891; m. LARKIN BREWER; b. 1800; d. 1891.
 ix. GEORGE NURSE, b. Abt. 1806.
 

122.  MAJOR LAWSON6 NURSE (ABRAHAM5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, FRANCIS1) was born June 06, 1761 in Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died September 11, 1832 in Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.  He married (1) LYDIA FISKE Bef. March 1780.  She was b. October 25, 1753, daughter of ISAAC FISKE and HANNAH HAVEN.  He married (2) LYDIA EATON January 01, 1799 in Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.  She was born September 28, 1770 in Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died July 11, 1832 age 68, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

Children of LAWSON NURSE and LYDIA are:
 i. NATHAN7 NURSE, b. March 13, 1780, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 ii. LAWSON NURSE, b. December 15, 1781, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 iii. NANCY NURSE, b. March 21, 1784, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 iv. FORTUNATUS NURSE, b. January 23, 1787, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 v. PATTY NURSE, b. September 01, 1789, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 vi. BETSEY NURSE, b. March 04, 1792, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 vii. SOPHIA NURSE, b. January 01, 1796, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

Children of LAWSON NURSE and LYDIA EATON are:
 viii. ALMIRA W.7 NURSE, b. August 28, 1801, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 ix. CHARLES NURSE, b. March 18, 1813, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 

133.  FRANCIS N.6 NURSE (JOHN5, SAMUEL4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)1083,1084 was born Aft. 1770 of Harvard, Massachusetts.  He married ABIGAIL PUFFER1085,1086 March 20, 1796 in Harvard, Massachusetts.  She was born February 13, 1777 in Harvard, Massachusetts.

Children of FRANCIS NURSE and ABIGAIL PUFFER are:
178. i. JOHN7 NURSE.
 ii. ABIGAIL NURSE, b. September 10, 1799, West Boylston, Worcester Co., Massachusetts; d. May 10, 1859, Leominster, Massachusetts.
179. iii. FRANCIS NURSE, b. April 27, 1800.
 iv. DANIEL NURSE, b. November 29, 1803, Harvard, Massachusetts; d. August 11, 1804, Harvard, Massachusetts.
 

134.  FRANCIS6 NURSE (BENJAMIN FRANKLIN5, FRANCIS4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1) was born August 22, 1783 in Merrimack, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, and died May 10, 1838 in Merrimack, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.  He married ANNIS AIKEN December 01, 1808 in Merrimack, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.  She was born April 04, 1786 in Bedford, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.  Burial: Reed Cemetery, South Merrimack, Hillsborough, New Hampshire.

Children of FRANCIS NURSE and ANNIS AIKEN are:
 i. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN7 NURSE, b. October 05, 1810, Merrimack, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
180. ii. JOHN AIKEN NURSE, b. June 10, 1812, Merrimack, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire; d. April 25, 1879, Quincy, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts.
 iii. BENJAMIN TARBELL NURSE, b. November 09, 1814, Merrimack, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
 iv. FRANCIS NURSE, b. April 17, 1817, Merrimack, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
 v. PHINEAS AIKEN NURSE, b. April 07, 1820, Bedford, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
 vi. MARY UNDERWOOD NURSE, b. April 27, 1822, Merrimack, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
 vii. JAMES PARKER NURSE, b. November 09, 1824, Merrimack, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
 

135.  HIRAM LANGDON6 NURSE (BENJAMIN FRANKLIN5 NURSE, FRANCIS4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)1087,1088 was born August 18, 1795 in Merrimack, New Hampshire1089,1090, and died August 12, 1850 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts1091,1092.  He married ABIGAIL HANCOCK MERRITT1093,1094 October 10, 1836 in New Orleans, Louisiana1094, daughter of MALACHI MERRITT and MERCY.  She was born February 20, 1808 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts1095,1096, and died April 17, 1854 in Brewer,  Maine1097,1098.

Child of HIRAM NOURSE and ABIGAIL MERRITT is:
181. i. HIRAM LANGDON7 NURSE, b. August 17, 1837, Orrington, Maine; d. April 10, 1871, New Orleans, Louisiana.
 

136.  FRANCIS6 NURSE (PETER5 NURSE, FRANCIS4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)1098 was born December 11, 1768 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts1165, and died April 20, 1808.  He married ANNA PETTY1168 January 21, 1794.  She was born October 06, 1771.

Children of FRANCIS NOURSE and ANNA PETTY are:
 i. SAMUEL7 NURSE, b. December 25, 17941169; d. July 13, 1795.
 ii. AMIE NURSE
1169, b. March 15, 17961169; d. September 1796.
 
iii. ANNA NURSE1170, b. August 28, 1798, Vermont?; m. KILLOM1170.
 v. HARRIETT NURSE
1171, b. February 18, 1800; m. BELA GRAVES1171, May 30, 1822.
 vi. EDE NURSE
1171, b. September 20, 1802; d. November 19, 1808.
 vii. BETTY NURSE
1171, b. August 16, 1804; d. February 09, 1805.
182. viii. FRANCIS NURSE, b. September 01, 1807, Springfield, Windsor Co., Vermont; d. July 05, 1827.
 ix. PHEBE NURSE
1172, b. September 01, 1807, Springfield, Windsor Co., Vermont; d. March 24, 1879, Half past twelve midnight; m. JOHN CALVIN BERRY1174, October 18, 1825; of Wilton twp., Saratoga Co., New York; d. February 16, 1852, Saratoga, Saratoga Co., New York.

137.  JEREMIAH6 NURSE (PETER5, FRANCIS4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)  He married RUTH LADD BAILEY1101,1102.

Child of JEREMIAH NURSE and RUTH BAILEY is:
183. i. MARIA7 NURSE.
 

138.  ALLEN6 NURSE (PETER5 NURSE, FRANCIS4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)1103,1104 was born April 10, 1788 in Jaffrey, New Hampshire.  He married PERSIS WILLARD1105,1106.

Child of ALLEN NOURSE and PERSIS WILLARD is:
184. i. LYSANDER7 NURSE.
 

139.  POLLY6 NURSE (PHILLIP5, FRANCIS4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1) was born December 18, 1779 in Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died Abt. 1807 in Langdon, New Hampshire.  She married JOEL SMITH April 18, 1799 in Langdon, New Hampshire.  He was born Bef. April 22, 1773 in date of baptism, Winchendon, Massachusetts, and died August 15, 1867 in Georgeville, Tomifobia, Quebec.

Child of POLLY NURSE and JOEL SMITH is:
185. i. JOEL7 SMITH, b. Abt. 1802, Unity, New Hampshire; d. June 21, 1862, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada.


140. EZRA6 FISK (EUNICE5 NURSE, FRANCIS4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)
1184 was born 1776, and died 1870.  He married MELINDA BLAKE.  She was born 1784, and died 1868.
   
Child of EZRA FISK and MELINDA BLAKE is:
186. i. FRANCIS NURSE7 FISK, b. 1803; d. 1876


141.  JOHN RIX6 NURSE (JOHN5, CALEB4, EBENEZER3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)  He married HANNAH REBECCA BISBEE1106.

Child of JOHN NURSE and HANNAH BISBEE is:
187. i. NELSON LOVELL7 NURSE.
 

142.  JOHN HUNTER6 PUTNAM (TIMOTHY5, ELIZABETH4 NURSE, EBENEZER3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)1106 was born May 1793 in Middle Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, and died November 19, 1870 in Middle Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.  He married (1) RUTH FISHER 1815.  She died May 02, 1882 in Middle Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.  He married (2) JANE CORBETT1106 January 1820.  She was born 1795, and died October 24, 1857 in Middle Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.

Child of JOHN PUTNAM and JANE CORBETT is:
188. i. ROBERT7 PUTNAM.
 

143.  ESTHER6 PUTNAM (TIMOTHY5, ELIZABETH4 NURSE, EBENEZER3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)1106 was born December 31, 1796 in Middle Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, and died May 03, 1868 in Belmont, Nova Scotia.  She married JAMES BARNHILL1106 March 17, 1818.  He was born June 1796, and died March 04, 1874 in Belmont, Nova Scotia.

Child of ESTHER PUTNAM and JAMES BARNHILL is:
189. i. ESTHER LOGAN7 BARNHILL.
 

144.  SAMUEL6 MCCULLY (MARY5 UPHAM, ELIZABETH4 NURSE, EBENEZER3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)  He married RUTH WETHERBY1029,1030.

Child of SAMUEL MCCULLY and RUTH WETHERBY is:
190. i. CALEB7 MCCULLY.
 

145.  JOSEPH HAVEN6 HAWKES (ESTHER5 NEWHALL, SUSANNAH4 BOWDEN, MICHAEL3, SARAH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)  He married MARY HITCHINGS1110.

Child of JOSEPH HAWKES and MARY HITCHINGS is:
191. i. MARY7 HAWKES.

146.  MARY6 WEBBER (MARY5 REDDING, SARAH4 BOWDEN, MICHAEL3, SARAH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)1110 was born April 04, 1765, and died January 08, 1835.  She married ANDREW BROWN1110 September 04, 1785, son of ANDREW BROWN.  He was born August 10, 1760, and died June 08, 1842. Military service: Rev War.

Child of MARY WEBBER and ANDREW BROWN is:
192. i. ELLISON7 BROWN, b. November 23, 1788; d. December 28, 1866.
 

147. JOSEPH6 RICHARDS (WILLIAM5, MARY4 BOWDEN, MICHAEL3, SARAH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)1190 was born  in of Richmond, Massachusetts.  He married RHODA HOWE1190
   
Child of JOSEPH RICHARDS and RHODA HOWE is:
193. i. PHINEAS7 RICHARDS
.

148.  ELIZABETH6 BEZUNE (REBECCA5 BOWDEN, SAMUEL4, SAMUEL3, SARAH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)  She married CHARLES FLORIE1113,1114.

Child of ELIZABETH BEZUNE and CHARLES FLORIE is:
194. i. DAVID7 FLORIE.
 

149.  CAPTAIN JOSHUA ORNE6 BOWDEN (TWISDEN5, SAMUEL4, SAMUEL3, SARAH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)  He married ELIZABETH STANDLEY1117,1118. His house in Marblehead, MA on Orne Street, still in the family in 1999.

Child of JOSHUA BOWDEN and ELIZABETH STANDLEY is:
195. i. JOHN7 BOWDEN.

150.  BENJAMIN6 TARBELL (WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, MARY2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)  He married REBECCA KIDDER1065,1066.

Child of BENJAMIN TARBELL and REBECCA KIDDER is:
196. i. CHARLES LUCIUS7 TARBELL.


151. ARTEMUS6 NURSE (DANIEL5, TIMOTHY4, FRANCIS3, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1)
1202 was of Barre, Worcester Co., Massachusetts and died August 31, 1839 of Rutland Co., Vermont.  He married ASENATH RANDALL1204 January 06, 1811 in Carendon, Rutland Co., Vermont. 
   
Child of ARTEMUS NURSE and ASENATH RANDALL is:
197. i. HANNAH7 NURSE, b. Abt. 1801, Vermont; d. July 06, 1848, age 46y 8m 16d, Weymouth, New Jersey.


152.  DANIEL6 NURSE (DANIEL5, TIMOTHY4, FRANCIS3, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1)  He married CANDACE ADAMS.

Child of DANIEL NURSE and CANDACE ADAMS is:
198. i. GILBERT7 NURSE.

 
153. JOHN6 LEBOURVEAU (MARTHA L.5 NURSE, BENJAMIN4, BENJAMIN3, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1)
   
Child of JOHN LEBOURVEAU is:
199.  i.  ORRA7 LEBOURVEAU


154.  PHINEAS6 NURSE (BENJAMIN5, BENJAMIN4, BENJAMIN3, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1) was born December 25, 1774 in Nelson, New Hampshire, and died June 13, 1846.  He married ANNA THOMPSON.

Children of PHINEAS NURSE and ANNA THOMPSON are:
 i. CALVIN7 NURSE, b. August 11, 1799; m. (1) ABIGAIL NIMS; b. July 03, 1805, Keene, New Hampshire; m. (2) CAROLINE LOCKE.
 ii. LUTHER NURSE, b. December 24, 1800; d. April 15, 1886.
 iii. GEORGE NURSE, b. December 27, 1802; m. CATHERINE SAWYER.
 iv. PHINEAS NURSE, b. September 20, 1804; m. JULIA JACKSON.
 v. BETSEY NURSE, b. October 21, 1804; m. SETH HEATON.
 vi. THOMAS NURSE, b. March 22, 1809; m. SALLY DODGE.
 vii. REBECCA NURSE, b. December 22, 1811; m. JOSEPH L. KIDDER.
 viii. POLLY BIDWELL NURSE, b. May 14, 1814; d. October 28, 1888, Keene, New Hampshire.
 ix. PATTY NURSE, b. November 21, 1816; d. June 09, 1818.
 x. JOSEPH FRYE NURSE, b. March 04, 1819; d. October 04, 1890.
 xi. GUY NURSE, b. September 20, 1821; d. 1846, Keene, New Hampshire.
 xii. ALDEN SPRAGUE NURSE, b. September 26, 1826; d. 1895, Deming, Illinois
 

155.  BENJAMIN6 NURSE (BENJAMIN5, BENJAMIN4, BENJAMIN3, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1) was born May 27, 1783 in Keene, and died October 30, 1856 in Keene.  He married SARAH GRIMES September 22, 1808 in by Rev. Gad Newell of Packersfield (Nelson), daughter of BARTHOLOMEW GRIMES and PRISCILLA.  She was born April 28, 1785 in Marlborough (now Roxbury), and died 1841 in Concord, New Hampshire.

Child of BENJAMIN NURSE and SARAH GRIMES is:
 i. ROSWELL CURTIS7 NURSE, b. April 27, 1818, Roxbury; d. January 13, 1867, Keene, at the house of Solomon W. Raymond, 76 Howard Street; m. MARY TEMPLE COLLINS, November 23, 1843; b. December 25, 1826, Stoddard; d. November 12, 1901, Keene. Mr. Nurse was a farmer and lived upon the old James Morse farm, in the north part of Stoddard, from 1842 to 1859. In 1863-64, he lived upon the David Seward place. In 1864, he purchased the Jacob Spaulding place in Stoddard, which he sold the following year. He then worked as a laborer in Keene. He had two ch.: 1. Emeline Mary, b. in Stoddard, Dec. 29, 1845,  2. Ellery Alanson Curtis, b. in Stoddard, while his parents were
temporarily living in that house, July 4, 1848,
2. Emeline M. Nurse, lived in Keene  in 1914.  She m., Aug. 30, 1863, John Wesley Evardon, b. in Gilsum, Nov. 4, 1839; son of Ephraim Pratt and Sarah (Gunn) [Willis] Evardon. He served in the Civil War and is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. He is a chairmaker and resided in Keene. Mrs. Evardon was an agent for the Viavi remedies. She was a prominent officer of the Women's Relief Corps, in the line of promotion to the highest position. Mr. and Mrs. Evardon-celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage, Aug. 30, 1913.
 

156.  SUSANNA6 BEMIS (SUSANNA5 NURSE, BENJAMIN4, BENJAMIN3, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1)1070 was born 17741070, and died 18651070.  She married JOSEPH WHEAT MORSE1070 17901070.

Child of SUSANNA BEMIS and JOSEPH MORSE is:
 i. NANCY7 MORSE1070, b. 17911070; d. 18711070.
 

157.  OLIVER6 NURSE (JONAS5, BENJAMIN4, BENJAMIN3, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1) was born August 23, 1804 in Littleton, Massachusetts, and died March 17, 1857.  He married RUTH BRIGGS March 09, 1829.  She was born 1806 in Lyman, Massachusetts, and died October 08, 1876.

Children of OLIVER NURSE and RUTH BRIGGS are:
 i. NURSE7, b. February 24, 1830.
 ii. OLIVER F. NURSE, b. November 1832; d. May 11, 1834.
 iii. JONAS S. NURSE, b. February 16, 1835, Littleton, Massachusetts; d. February 06, 1861, Littleton, Massachusetts.
 iv. LAURA NURSE, b. January 1839; d. February 04, 1842, Littleton, Massachusetts.
 v. SARAPHINA NURSE, b. May 1841; d. February 20, 1842, Littleton, Massachusetts.

158.  JONAS6 NURSE (JONAS5, BENJAMIN4, BENJAMIN3, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1) was born April 09, 1807.  He married HANNAH SEYMOUR.

Children of JONAS NURSE and HANNAH SEYMOUR are:
200. i. CHARLES ORRIN7 NURSE, b. July 23, 1849, Bangor, Maine.
201. ii. FRANK OLIVER NURSE, b. April 13, 1852, Littleton, New Hampshire.
 

159.  JOHN6 NURSE (JOHN5, BENJAMIN4, BENJAMIN3, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1) was born February 13, 1788 in Keene, New Hampshire, and died May 06, 1876 in Haverhill, Essex Co., Massachusetts.  He married VASHTI SHATTUCK November 06, 1813.  She was born December 15, 1788 in Ipsweich, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died December 24, 1864 in Whitefield, Massachusetts.

Children of JOHN NURSE and VASHTI SHATTUCK are:
 i. SHERMAN SHATTUCK7 NURSE, b. October 01, 1814; d. September 22, 1895, Grafton, Massachusetts; m. ADALINE LINFIELD.
 ii. HANNAH NURSE, b. November 17, 1816; m. OTIS SKINNER.
 iii. VASHTI NURSE, b. April 27, 1818; m. SIMON T. COLE, June 15, 1840.
 iv. POLLY NURSE, b. April 29, 1821; d. March 02, 1822, Littleton, Massachusetts.
 v. JOHN WELCOME NURSE, b. February 03, 1823; m. (1) JANE SHATTUCK; m. (2) LOUISA BRIGGS.
 vi. CYNTHIA NURSE, b. April 24, 1825; m. JAMES PARKER.
 vii. EZRA NURSE, b. July 12, 1827.
 viii. WILLIAM NURSE, b. July 05, 1830; d. December 22, 1850.
 

160.  TIMOTHY6 NURSE (JOHN5, BENJAMIN4, BENJAMIN3, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1) was born May 10, 1790 in Littleton, Massachusetts, and died 1865 in Bethlehem, New Hampshire.  He married LUCINDA FARNHAM.  She was born 1793 in Chesterfield, Massachusetts, and died March 02, 1859.

Children of TIMOTHY NURSE and LUCINDA FARNHAM are:
 i. BENJAMIN F.7 NURSE, b. December 26, 1815; m. CAROLINE WELLS, February 28, 1842.
 ii. HANNAH NURSE, b. March 29, 1817; m. ELIAS HILLDRETH, November 11, 1840.
 iii. TIMOTHY NURSE, b. March 04, 1819; d. June 30, 1828, Littleton, Massachusetts.
 iv. JASPER NURSE, b. September 13, 1822; d. October 02, 1877, Bethlehem, New Hampshire; m. MIRANDA PALMER; d. August 16, 1893, Lancaster, Massachusetts.
 v. FRANKLIN S. NURSE, b. July 14, 1824.
 vi. TIMOTHY NURSE, b. November 07, 1826; d. August 29, 1829, Littleton, Massachusetts.
 vii. ORZO NURSE, b. June 15, 1829.
 viii. JOSEPH T. NURSE, b. May 15, 1832.
 ix. CAROLINE M. NURSE, b. 1843.
 x. BENJAMIN NURSE, b. 1845.
 

162.  OLIVER6 NURSE (JOHN5, BENJAMIN4, BENJAMIN3, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1) was born June 17, 1798 in Littleton, Massachusetts, and died June 07, 1859 in Littleton, Massachusetts.  He married POLLY FITZGERALD September 13, 1821.  She was born April 04, 1798 in Gilmantown, New Hampshire, and died September 08, 1877 in Littleton, Massachusetts.

Children of OLIVER NURSE and POLLY FITZGERALD are:
 i. DANIEL7 NURSE, b. August 25, 1822; d. August 25, 1822.
202. ii. JOHN CARLETON NURSE, b. June 17, 1824, Lisbon, New Hampshire.
203. iii. WILLIAM CLARK NURSE, b. June 08, 1826, Littleton, New Hampshire; d. March 11, 1889, Littleton, New Hampshire.
 iv. SAMUEL HENRY NURSE, b. February 28, 1828.
 v. ALBERT L. NURSE, b. February 05, 1829; d. August 05, 1893; m. HANNAH BLOOD.
 vi. THOMAS SHUTE NURSE, b. February 18, 1832; d. November 04, 1896; m. MARIA CYNTHIA STREETER, January 31, 1856; b. July 17, 1832, Lisbon, New Hampshire.
 vii. SARAH A. NURSE, b. March 09, 1833; m. (1) THEODOSIUS FITZGERALD, Aft. 1850; m. (2) JONATHAN CORON, September 1850.
 viii. IRA B. NURSE, b. September 26, 1835; d. October 27, 1835.
204. ix. CHARLES PARKER NURSE, b. May 05, 1836, Littleton, New Hampshire.
 x. SUSAN A. NURSE, b. February 03, 1840; d. January 24, 1880, Thornton, New Hampshire; m. N.K. RUSS; d. 1888.
 

162.  JONATHAN6 NURSE (JOHN5, BENJAMIN4, BENJAMIN3, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1) was born December 14, 1800, and died January 29, 1865.  He married MARY MARSTON SANBORN 1826.  She was born September 05, 1802 in Sanbornton, New Hampshire, and died October 20, 1876.

Children of JONATHAN NURSE and MARY SANBORN are:
205. i. CHARLES7 NURSE, b. April 13, 1827, Littleton, New Hampshire.
 ii. CYNTHIA NURSE, b. March 15, 1830; d. March 15, 1830.
 iii. LUTHERA NURSE, b. May 27, 1831; m. CYRUS F. HILL, April 19, 1850.
 iv. CAROLINE BERKLEY NURSE, b. April 30, 1833; d. March 09, 1861.
 v. MARTHA C. NURSE, b. May 07, 1836; m. EMERY PARKER, January 07, 1856.
 vi. ASA NURSE, b. October 26, 1837; d. April 22, 1861.
 vii. MARY JANE NURSE, b. September 29, 1839; m. ORVIS FITTS, February 28, 1862.
 viii. GEORGE W. NURSE, b. November 03, 1842; d. August 01, 1863, Norfolk, Virginia.
 ix. HARVEY A. NURSE, b. April 02, 1845; d. May 17, 1870; m. SARAH SWISHER.
 

163.  SAMUEL ROGERS6 NURSE (JOSHUA5, JOSHUA4, BENJAMIN3, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1)1070 was born February 26, 17691070, and died 18451070, and died July 29, 1845 in Wheelersburg, Scioto Co., Ohio.  He married LUCY BUMP1211 1792 in Chenango, New York.  She was born July 10, 1771 in Bainbridge, Chenango Co., New York, and died September 10, 1823 in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio.

Child of SAMUEL NURSE and LUCY BUMP is:
 i. ISAIAH7 NURSE1070, b. January 17, 1793, Chenango, New York1070; d. 18541070.
206. ii. JOSHUA NURSE, b. March 01, 1802, New York; d. July 11, 1853, Wheelersburg, Scioto Co., Ohio. 

164.  FANNY6 SAWYER (BENJAMIN5, JOSIAH4, SARAH3 NURSE, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1)1070 was born October 19, 1795 in Nelson, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire1070, and died July 01, 1874 in Nashua, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire1070.  She married REVEREND DANIEL KIMBALL STEVENS1070 December 10, 1816 in Nelson, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire1070.  He was born June 1794 in Massachusetts1070, and died September 10, 1854 in Chelsea, Orange Co., Vermont1070.

Child of FANNY SAWYER and DANIEL STEVENS is:
207. i. REVEREND JOEL SAWYER7 STEVENS, b. April 09, 1821, Mt. Holly, Rutland Co., Vermont; d. September 29, 1895, Bennington, Bennington Co., Vermont.
 

165.  ASENETH6 FLINT (EBENEZER5, ABIGAIL4 SAWYER, SARAH3 NURSE, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1)1070 was born March 04, 1769 in North Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts1070, and died December 08, 1817 of Temple, Wilton, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire1070.  She married EDWARD PRATT1070 June 21, 17921070 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.  He was born April 25, 1765 in North Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died November 17, 1829 in Temple, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.

Children of ASENETH FLINT and EDWARD PRATT are:
 i. DANIEL7 PRATT1070, of Alabama1070.
208. ii. EDWARD PRATT, b. September 02, 1797, Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; d. February 01, 1838, Temple, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire.
 

166.  AMOS6 FLINT (EBENEZER5, ABIGAIL4 SAWYER, SARAH3 NURSE, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1)  He married ABIGAIL MORSE1070.

Child of AMOS FLINT and ABIGAIL MORSE is:
209. i. SOPHRONIA7 FLINT.
 
 
167.  NATHANIEL6 WARNER (HANNAH5 RUSSELL, EBENEZER4, EBENEZER3, ELIZABETH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1) was born September 25, 1769, and died February 14, 1825 in Ellington, Connecticut, and died February 14, 1825 in Ellington, Connecticut.  He married (1) MARTHA GIFFORD June 25, 1796 in Ellington, Connecticut.  She was born February 26, 1774, and died April 06, 1814 in Ellington, Connecticut.  He married (2) MARTHA NEWHALL October 06, 1815.  

Children of NATHANIEL WARNER and MARTHA GIFFORD are:
210. i. MARTHA7 WARNER, b. April 26, 1797, Ellington, Connecticut; d. December 07, 1891, Mansfield, Connecticut.
 ii. HORACE WARNER, b. 1799.
 iii. BETSEY WARNER, b. 1802.
 iv. POLLY WARNER, b. 1804.
 v. NELSON WARNER, b. 1806.
 vi. LORY WARNER, b. 1808.
 vii. SOPHRONIA WARNER, b. 1811.

Child of NATHANIEL WARNER and MARTHA NEWHALL is:
 viii. ABIGAIL7 WARNER, b. 1817.
 

168.  MARTHA6 CARTER (MARTHA5 JONES, ELIZABETH4 RUSSELL, WILLIAM3, ELIZABETH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)  She married JOEL JENKINS1066.

Child of MARTHA CARTER and JOEL JENKINS is:
211. i. MICAH7 JENKINS.
 

169.  MILTON6 JONES (SAMUEL5, ELIZABETH4 RUSSELL, WILLIAM3, ELIZABETH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)  He married SUSANNA SHED1069,1070. Born in NH, d. Ill.

Child of MILTON JONES and SUSANNA SHED is:
212. i. RUNNELS7 JONES , b. NH; d. OR.
 

170.  HENRY6 HAYWARD (ELIZABETH5 RUSSELL, BENJAMIN4, WILLIAM3, ELIZABETH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)  He married ELIZABETH STIMPSON1070.

Child of HENRY HAYWARD and ELIZABETH STIMPSON is:
213. i. HENRY EDWARDS7 HAYWARD.
 

171.  LUCY6 MAYNARD (MARY5 WILLIAMS, MERCY4 NURSE, EBENEZER3, BENJAMIN2, FRANCIS1) was born September 17, 1786 in Westboro, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.  She married JOSEPH WOODS March 30, 1807 in Westboro, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.  He was born January 26, 1784 in Westboro, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and died Aft. 1850 in Hopkinton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

Child of LUCY MAYNARD and JOSEPH WOODS is:
214. i. JOSEPH WAREHAM7 WOODS, b. June 18, 1813, Westborough, Worcester Co., Massachusetts; d. February 20, 1907, Cleveland, Washington.
 


Generation No. 7

172.  ALDEN7 FOSTER (BATHSHEBA6 REED, HANNAH5 NURSE, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, FRANCIS1)1127,1128 was born July 20, 17911129,1130, and died February 18, 18381131,1132.  He married SARAH HALL1133,1134.  She was born January 01, 17961135,1136, and died July 19, 18761137,1138.

Child of ALDEN FOSTER and SARAH HALL is:
215. i. SARAH8 FOSTER, b. January 11, 1820; d. January 12, 1900.
 

178. JOHN7 NURSE (FRANCIS N.6, JOHN5, SAMUEL4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)  He married ABIGAIL CARTER1244,1245
   
Child of JOHN NURSE and ABIGAIL CARTER is:
219. i. JOHN WALDO8 NURSE.


179. FRANCIS7 NURSE (FRANCIS N.6, JOHN5, SAMUEL4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)1246 was born April 27, 1800.
   
Child of FRANCIS NURSE is:
220. i. MARY ELLEN8 NURSE.

180.  JOHN AIKEN7 NURSE (FRANCIS6, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN5, FRANCIS4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1) was born June 10, 1812 in Merrimack, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, and died April 25, 1879 in Quincy, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts.  He married TEMPERENCE A. EDGERLY December 27, 1834 in Lowell, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.  She was born September 11, 1813 in Effingham, Carroll Co., New Hampshire.  Occupation: Carpenter.  Burial: Mt. Hope Cemetery, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.

Children of JOHN NURSE and TEMPERENCE EDGERLY are:
 i. EMELINE EDGERLY8 NURSE, b. October 01, 1835, Lowell, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
 ii. JANE UNDERWOOD NURSE, b. December 01, 1840, Lowell, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
221. iii. JOHN HENRY NURSE, b. December 01, 1840, Lowell, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; d. December 01, 1909, Chelsea, Kennebec Co., Maine.
 

181.  HIRAM LANGDON7 NURSE (HIRAM LANGDON6, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN5 NURSE, FRANCIS4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)1099,1100 was born August 17, 1837 in Orrington, Maine1101,1102, and died April 10, 1871 in New Orleans, Louisiana1103,1104.  He married CATHERINE ANN HANER1105,1106 January 12, 1860 in New Orleans, Louisiana1106, daughter of JACOB HANER and DOROTHY DIXON.  She was born January 12, 1842 in New Orleans, Louisiana1107,1108, and died November 06, 1915 in Houston, Texas1109,1110.

Child of HIRAM NURSE and CATHERINE HANER is:
223. i. RUTH ABIGAIL8 NURSE, b. December 09, 1865, New Orleans, Louisiana; d. May 30, 1912, Lake Charles, Louisiana.
 

182. FRANCIS7 NURSE (FRANCIS6, PETER5, FRANCIS4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)1260 was born September 01, 1807 in Springfield, Windsor Co., Vermont, and died July 05, 1827.  He married SARAH BERRY1260 December 16, 1826.  She was born May 11, 1806, and died October 26, 1827 about 9 in the evening.
   
Child of FRANCIS NURSE and SARAH BERRY is:
223. i. ELISHA BERRY8 NURSE, b. September 04, 1827, Saratoga, Saratoga Co., New York; d. June 06, 1888, about 5 in the evening.


183.  MARIA7 NURSE (JEREMIAH6, PETER5, FRANCIS4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)  She married JAMES GEORGE
1113,1114.

Child of MARIA NURSE and JAMES GEORGE is:
188. i. CHARLES HARVEY8 GEORGE.
 

184. LYSANDER7 NURSE (ALLEN6 NOURSE, PETER5 NURSE, FRANCIS4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)  He married EMMA NAOMI HANDY1267,1268
   
Child of LYSANDER NURSE and EMMA HANDY is:
225. i. SUSAN SOPHRONIA8 NOURSE, b. August 02, 1849, Allegheny Co., New York.

185.  JOEL7 SMITH (POLLY6 NURSE, PHILLIP5, FRANCIS4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1) Baptised: May 29, 1802 in Unity, New Hampshire, and died June 21, 1862 in Stanstead, Quebec, Canada.  He married HARIET DREW.  She was born Bef. November 10, 1806 in Baptismal date, Goshen, Vermont, and died November 11, 1845 in Stanstead, Quebec, Canada.

Child of JOEL SMITH and HARIET DREW is:
226. i. ETHELINDA8 SMITH, b. Bef. July 20, 1831, Baptismal date, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada; d. April 04, 1918, Denver, Colorado.


186. FRANCIS NOURSE7 FISK (EZRA6, EUNICE5 NURSE, FRANCIS4, SAMUEL3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1) was born 1803, and died 1876.  He married FANNY HILTON.  She was born 1807, and died 1882.
   
Child of FRANCIS FISK and FANNY HILTON is:
227. i. FANNIE MAE8 FISK, b. 1844; d. 1873.

187.  NELSON LOVELL7 NURSE (JOHN RIX6, JOHN5, CALEB4, EBENEZER3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)  He married INDIANA EATON LOVELAND1170.

Child of NELSON NURSE and INDIANA LOVELAND is:
 i. MAGGIE B.8 NURSE1170, m. BENJAMIN WATSON
 

188. ROBERT7 PUTNAM (JOHN HUNTER6, TIMOTHY5, ELIZABETH4 NURSE, EBENEZER3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)  He married JESSE CATHERINE HARVEY1094.

Child of ROBERT PUTNAM and JESSE HARVEY is:
 i. ERLE ELWOOD8 PUTNAM
 

189.  ESTHER LOGAN7 BARNHILL (ESTHER6 PUTNAM, TIMOTHY5, ELIZABETH4 NURSE, EBENEZER3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)  She married ALEXANDER W. MCNUTT1094.

Child of ESTHER BARNHILL and ALEXANDER MCNUTT is:
228. i. JOHN B.8 MCNUTT.
 

190.  CALEB7 MCCULLY (SAMUEL6, MARY5 UPHAM, ELIZABETH4 NURSE, EBENEZER3, SAMUEL2, FRANCIS1)  He married SERENA BAIRD1093,1094.

Child of CALEB MCCULLY and SERENA BAIRD is:
229. i. CLAYTON8 MCCULLY.
 

191.  MARY7 HAWKES (JOSEPH HAVEN6, ESTHER5 NEWHALL, SUSANNAH4 BOWDEN, MICHAEL3, SARAH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)  She married ISRAEL PUTNAM1118, son of AARON PUTNAM and PHEBE FARNUM.

Child of MARY HAWKES and ISRAEL PUTNAM is:
230. i. NANCY JANE8 PUTNAM.
 

192.  ELLISON7 BROWN (MARY6 WEBBER, MARY5 REDDING, SARAH4 BOWDEN, MICHAEL3, SARAH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)1118 was born November 23, 17881118, and died December 28, 18661118.  He married ELIZABETH HUFF1118 September 11, 18131118.  She was born 17981118, and died July 14, 18591118.

Child of ELLISON BROWN and ELIZABETH HUFF is:
231. i. BENJAMIN8 BROWN, b. April 02, 1833; d. April 09, 1914.
 

193. PHINEAS7 RICHARDS (JOSEPH6, WILLIAM5, MARY4 BOWDEN, MICHAEL3, SARAH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)  He married WEALTHY DEWEY1273
   
Children of PHINEAS RICHARDS and WEALTHY DEWEY are:
 i. GEORGE SPENCER8 RICHARDS
1273.
 ii. JOSEPH WILLIAM RICHARDS
1273.


194.  DAVID7 FLORIE (ELIZABETH6 BEZUNE, REBECCA5 BOWDEN, SAMUEL4, SAMUEL3, SARAH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)  He married ELEANOR TOY
1121,1122.

Child of DAVID FLORIE and ELEANOR TOY is:
232. i. ANN8 FLORENCE.
 

195.  JOHN7 BOWDEN (JOSHUA ORNE6, TWISDEN5, SAMUEL4, SAMUEL3, SARAH2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)

Child of JOHN BOWDEN is:
223. i. JOHN8 BOWDEN.
 

196.  CHARLES LUCIUS7 TARBELL (BENJAMIN6, WILLIAM5, WILLIAM4, JOHN3, MARY2 NURSE, FRANCIS1)  He married NANCY D. ROBERTSON1127,1128.

Child of CHARLES TARBELL and NANCY ROBERTSON is:
234. i. GEORGE LAWRENCE8 TARBELL.
 

197.  HANNAH7 NURSE (ARTEMUS6, DANIEL5, TIMOTHY4, FRANCIS3, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1)  She married HENRY HULL TAYLOR1132.

Child of HANNAH NURSE and HENRY TAYLOR is:
235. i. ANN ELIZA8 TAYLOR.
 

198.  GILBERT7 NURSE (DANIEL6, DANIEL5, TIMOTHY4, FRANCIS3, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1)  He married BETSEY CARGILL.

Child of GILBERT NURSE and BETSEY CARGILL is:
 i. WARREN8 NURSE.


199. ORRA7 LEBOURVEAU (JOHN6, MARTHA L.5 NURSE, BENJAMIN4, BENJAMIN3, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1)  She married OVID FRENCH
1286
   
Child of ORRA LEBOURVEAU and OVID FRENCH is:
236. i. WILLIAM8 FRENCH.


200.  CHARLES ORRIN7 NURSE (JONAS6, JONAS5, BENJAMIN4, BENJAMIN3, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1) was born July 23, 1849 in Bangor, Maine.  He married (1) KATE L. DOWNER.  She was born November 09, 1847 in Lunenburg, Vermont, and died August 10, 1872 in Lunenburg, Vermont.  He married (2) LIZZIE W. ADAIR.  She was born August 26, 1853 in Canada.

Children of CHARLES NURSE and KATE DOWNER are:
 i. WILLIS WALTER8 NURSE, b. January 18, 1870, Littleton, New Hampshire; m. MABEL FULLER.
 ii. HERMAN JAMES NURSE, b. April 21, 1872, Lunenburg, Vermont.

Children of CHARLES NURSE and LIZZIE ADAIR are:
 iii. LIZZIE WILSON8 NURSE, b. July 02, 1878, Whitefield, New Hampshire.
 iv. LENA MAY NURSE, b. September 27, 1879.
 v. JENNIE S. NURSE, b. June 15, 1883, Littleton, New Hampshire.
 vi. JONAS SYLVESTER NURSE, b. June 15, 1883, Littleton, New Hampshire.
 vii. ISABEL NURSE, b. May 12, 1887, Littleton, New Hampshire.
 viii. SAMUEL NURSE, b. September 05, 1890, Littleton, New Hampshire.
 ix. BESSIE ELIZABETH NURSE, b. December 08, 1892, Littleton, New Hampshire.
 

201.  FRANK OLIVER7 NURSE (JONAS6, JONAS5, BENJAMIN4, BENJAMIN3, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1) was born April 13, 1852 in Littleton, New Hampshire.  He married IDA ELLA EVERETT January 05, 1873.  She was born June 23, 1857 in Granby, Vermont.

Child of FRANK NURSE and IDA EVERETT is:
 i. CHARLES OLIVER8 NURSE, b. July 25, 1874.
 

202.  JOHN CARLETON7 NURSE (OLIVER6, JOHN5, BENJAMIN4, BENJAMIN3, FRANCIS2, FRANCIS1) was born June 17, 1824 in Lisbon, New Hampshire.  He married FANNIE NOBEL NICHOLS July 26, 1847.  She was born September 17, 1826 in Fairfield, Maine.

Children of JOHN NURSE and FANNIE NICHOLS are:
 i. ANNIE E.8 NURSE, b. May 27, 1848; d. May 13, 1887, Nashua, New Hampshire; m. WILLIAM JUDD, June 30, 18