Ruth True Baker was the grandmother of
Ruth's father was John True, third son of Henry True, Jr. and Jane Bradbury True. According to the Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire,
Henry True, Jr. was born on the 8th of the 1st month of 1644. The first month according to the Puritan calendar was March. He was born in Salem, Massachusetts. He moved with his family to Salisbury where he lived out his life. In 1667 he married Jane Bradbury, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Perkins Bradbury. Henry was, according to the Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire,
Thomas and Mary Perkins Bradbury were leading citizens in the Colony. I copied the following from an Ancestry.com
Thomas Bradbury came to Maine in 1634 to act as agent for his wife's uncle, Sir Ferdinando Gorges. Made a freeman in 1640. Constable, schoolmaster, town clerk, deputy to the court, and captain in the military. Veteran of King Philips War.
Thomas Bradbury, second son of Wymond and Elizabeth (Gill
Mary (Perkins) Bradbury and five other
At her trial, Mrs. Bradbury
The witch trial of Mary Bradbury must have been a terrifying ordeal for Jane her daughter and the True family. Mary had been a successful businesswoman, a rarity
Henry True Jr.'s parents were Henry True, Sr. and Israel Pike True. Henry Sr. spelled his last name Trew. Henry Trew was born in England. Some sources say that he was from Huddersfield in Yorkshire. However, there was a Henry Trew, born 1591 in Caistor-Next-Yarmouth, near Filby, Norfolk, who seems to be a better candidate. This Henry was the son of John and
Henry is first recorded in America in Salem, MA, by the purchase of a house according to a deed dated 16 August 1644: "I,
Several accounts have Henry True and his family moving to Salisbury, MA, ca. 1657. He bought a house and land in Salisbury from a Richard North in 1657. His widow refers to herself as "of
Henry True was a mariner and continued sailing for his living after emigrating to America.
No written record of Henry's death has
His widow married 18 June 1660 Joseph Fletcher of Salisbury, MA, and had one daughter by him.
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Brother of Israel
John Pike came to America in 1635 aboard "The James". He was first in Ipswich and then in Newbury. He was in Salisbury by 1654. In a 1965 article in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register