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Descendants of Thomas (The Planter) Gardner


Generation One


1. Thomas (The Planter)1 Gardner was born circa 1592 at Dorchester, England. He married (--?--) Margaret circa 1614. He married Damaris (unknown) Shattuck after 1642. He died on 29 Dec 1674 at Salem (Peabody), Essex County, MA. He was buried in 1674 on "Mr. Gardner's Hill" Salem, Harmony Grove Cemetery.
He was overseer of first Cape Ann Plantation, innkeeper. He emigrated in 1624 on the "Zouch Phenix", Cape Ann, commissioned by the Dorchester Company with John Balch. On 17 May 1637 Made a freeman. He lived in 1641 at Essex St., Salem. Will on 29 Mar 1674/75.
(--?--) Margaret died in 1636 at Salem, MA.
Children of Thomas (The Planter)1 Gardner and (--?--) Margaret were as follows:

Damaris (unknown) Shattuck married Samuel Shattock. She died on 28 Nov 1674 at Salem, Essex County, MA. She was (an unknown value).
There were no children of Thomas (The Planter)1 Gardner and Damaris (unknown) Shattuck.

Generation Two


4. Richard2 Gardner (Thomas1) was born circa 1623. He married Sarah Shattock, daughter of Samuel Shattock and Damaris (unknown) Shattuck, in 1652 Salem, MA. He died on 23 Jan 1687/88 at Nantucket, Dukes County, MA.
Sarah Shattock was born in 1631. She died in 1724. Outspoken, frequently fined.
Children of Richard2 Gardner and Sarah Shattock were as follows:


5. John2 Gardner (Thomas1) was born in 1624. He married Priscilla Grafton, daughter of Joseph Grafton, on 20 Feb 1652/53 Salem, MA or Nantucket. He died in May 1706 at Nantucket.
In 1672 Moved to Nantucket. Will on 2 Oct 1706.
Children of John2 Gardner and Priscilla Grafton were as follows:


6. Samuel2 Gardner (Thomas1) was born circa 1627. He married Mary White. He married Elizabeth (Mrs.) Paine. He died in 1689.
He was Mariner.
Children of Samuel2 Gardner and Mary White were:

There were no children of Samuel2 Gardner and Elizabeth (Mrs.) Paine.


8. Sarah2 Gardner (Thomas1) was born circa 1630. She married Benjamin Balch, son of John (Emigrant) Balch and (--?--) Margery, circa 1650 Salem. She died on 5 Apr 1686 at Beverly, MA.
Benjamin Balch was born in 1628 at Sagamoreship of Naumkeag, Peninsula where RR now crosses harbor from Salem to Beverly, known as Forefather's Rock. He married Abigail Clarke on 5 Feb 1688/89 Marblehead. He married Grace Mallet on 1 Mar 1691/92 Beverly, MA. He died after 1715. Arrested and fined for giving shelter to stranger. First male born in MA Bay Colony, Balch page 9. Inherited "Balch House."
Children of Sarah2 Gardner and Benjamin Balch were as follows:


10. Seeth2 Gardner (Thomas1) was born in 1636 at Salem, Essex County, MA. She married Joshua Conant, son of Roger (the Planter) Conant and Sarah Horton, circa 1656. She married John Grafton in 1659. She died on 17 Apr 1707.
Joshua Conant was born circa 1630 at Salem, MA. He died in 1659.
Children of Seeth2 Gardner and Joshua Conant are:

There were no children of Seeth2 Gardner and John Grafton.

Generation Three


12. Richard3 Gardner Jr. (Richard2, Thomas1) was born in 1653 at Salem, MA. He married Mary Austin, daughter of Joseph Austin, in 1674. He died in 1728.
Children of Richard3 Gardner Jr. and Mary Austin were as follows:


20. John3 Gardner (John2, Thomas1) was born in 1653. He married Susannah Green.
Children of John3 Gardner and Susannah Green were as follows:


29. Mary3 Gardner (John2, Thomas1) was born on 27 May 1670 at Nantucket. She married Jethro Coffin, son of Peter Coffin and Abigail Starbuck, in 1686 Nantucket. She died on 27 Oct 1767 at Nantucket at age 97.
She was Photo in 1720; Portrait from Nantucket Hist. Assoc.
Jethro Coffin was born on 16 Sep 1663 at Nantucket. He died in 1726. He was Master of the ship "George", see photo. He lived in 1686 at Sunset Hill, Jethro Coffin House, "Oldest House, see photo in file.
Children of Mary3 Gardner and Jethro Coffin were as follows:


31. Ruth3 Gardner (John2, Thomas1) was born on 4 Dec 1676. She married James Coffin Jr. She married James Coffin Jr., son of James Coffin and Mary Severance, on 19 Mar 1691/92. She died on 4 Oct 1748 at age 71.
Children of Ruth3 Gardner and James Coffin Jr. are:

James Coffin Jr was born circa 1664 at Nantucket. He married Love Gardner, daughter of Richard Gardner and (--?--) Sarah. He died on 2 Aug 1741.
Children of Ruth3 Gardner and James Coffin Jr. were as follows:


32. Abel3 Gardner (Samuel2, Thomas1) was born in 1673. He married Sarah Porter, daughter of Israel Porter and Elizabeth Hathorne. He died in 1739.
Sarah Porter was born in 1675. She died in 1728.
Children of Abel3 Gardner and Sarah Porter were:


34. Freeborn3 Balch (Sarah2 Gardner, Thomas1) was born on 9 Aug 1660 at "Balch House" Beverly, MA, Balch p 18. He married Mirriam Moulton Bachelder in 1682. He married (--?--) Mallis circa 1689. He married Elizabeth Fairfield, daughter of Walter Fairfield and Sarah Skipperway, on 30 Apr 1690. He died on 12 Jun 1729 at near Wenham, Beverly, MA, at age 68. He was buried at Cemetary near Wenham Lake.
He was Farmer, Fine apple orchard, cider mill.
Mirriam Moulton Bachelder was born in 1657. She died circa 1688.
Children of Freeborn3 Balch and Mirriam Moulton Bachelder are as follows:

(--?--) Mallis. No issue.
There were no children of Freeborn3 Balch and (--?--) Mallis.

Elizabeth Fairfield was born on 9 Aug 1666. She died on 31 Jan 1735/36 at age 69. 7 children.
Children of Freeborn3 Balch and Elizabeth Fairfield were as follows:

Generation Four


47. Josiah (Maj.)4 Coffin (Mary3 Gardner, John2, Thomas1) was born on 28 Jul 1698. He married Elizabeth Coffin, daughter of James Coffin Jr. and Ruth Gardner. He died in 1780.
He lived at North Liberty Street. He lived at 60 Cliff Road, see photo from Nantucket Historical Assoc.
Elizabeth Coffin was born in 1703. She died in 1774.
Children of Josiah (Maj.)4 Coffin and Elizabeth Coffin were as follows:


54. Nathan4 Coffin (Ruth3 Gardner, John2, Thomas1) was born on 9 Jun 1696. He married Lydia Bunker in 1717. He died on 4 Dec 1768 at age 72.
Lydia Bunker was born in 1699. She died on 4 Dec 1785.
Children of Nathan4 Coffin and Lydia Bunker were:


55. Elizabeth4 Coffin (Ruth3 Gardner, John2, Thomas1) was born in 1703. She married Josiah (Maj.) Coffin, son of Jethro Coffin and Mary Gardner. She died in 1774.
Josiah (Maj.) Coffin was born on 28 Jul 1698. He died in 1780. He lived at North Liberty Street. He lived at 60 Cliff Road, see photo from Nantucket Historical Assoc.
Children of Elizabeth4 Coffin and Josiah (Maj.) Coffin were as follows:


56. Jonathan4 Gardner (Abel3, Samuel2, Thomas1) was born in 1698. He married Elizabeth Gardner, daughter of John (Capt.) Gardner and Elizabeth Weld, in 1725. He died in 1783.
Elizabeth Gardner was born in 1705. She died in 1752.
Children of Jonathan4 Gardner and Elizabeth Gardner were:


61. William (Rev.)4 Balch (Freeborn3, Sarah2 Gardner, Thomas1) was born on 30 Sep 1704 at Beverly, MA, Balch p 34. He married Rebecca Stone, daughter of Daniel Stone and Hannah Woodbury, on 12 Mar 1726/27. He married Abigail Blodgett on 22 Jul 1802. He died on 12 Jan 1791 at Bradford (Groveland) MA at age 86.
Inherited orchards, made "arminian cider." He was educated in 1724 at Harvard, studied theology. He was Minister in East Bradford for 65 years.
Rebecca Stone was born on 23 Mar 1708/9. She died on 2 Jul 1749 at age 40. 7 children.
Children of William (Rev.)4 Balch and Rebecca Stone were as follows:

Abigail Blodgett was born in 1705. She died on 10 Apr 1793. No issue.
There were no children of William (Rev.)4 Balch and Abigail Blodgett.


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