Friday, February 19, 2016

John Marion and Sarah Eddy of Boston and John Marion and Sarah Unknown of Hampton...oops!

Attention ya'll! If you are a descendant of Henry Dearborn and his wife Elizabeth Marion and you think you are related to Sarah Eddy, get out your pruning shears, it's time to lop that branch off your family tree. Unfortunately there were two men named John Marion who came to New England. One married Sarah Eddy and the other married Sarah Unknown. Their genealogies have become mighty mixed up. This messed up genealogy is still being printed today. Here is a breakdown of the lives of the two men named John Marion. Obviously they were not the same man. 


John Marion of Boston
John Marion of Watertown and Hampton
b. by 1619, based on date of marriage and on his tombstone [1]

b. 1620, based on date of marriage, but possibly earlier.
In Boston by 1651
In Watertown by 1640
m. Sarah Eddy (b. abt. 1628) in Boston by 1651 
1651 John and Sarah become members of the First Church of Boston [2]
m. Sarah Unknown by 1640
children:
John bp. 22 Feb 1651/2 [2] 
Isacke bp. 30 Jan 1652 [2] page 325
Samuel bp. 9 Dec 1655 [2] page 330
Sarah bp. 25 April 1658 [2] page 334
Tomisen bp. 23 Sept. 1660 [2] page 336
Mary bp. 24 May 1663 [2] page 340
John bp. 21 Oct 1666 [2] page 344
children
Mary born January 1641, buried in March 1641 [3]
John b. 12 June 1643, buried 15 June 1643 [4]
Elizabeth m. Henry Dearborn [5]
Abigail d. 25 September 1668 [5]
Hannah m. Isaac Godfrey [5]

1650 John Marshall of Boston sells land to John Marion of Boston [17]

1655 John Marion and John Hull of Boston attest to a will. [18]
23 May 1645 John Marion bought the land of Judith Parker in Hampton, NH [6]
Oct 1649 court case [7]
Oct. 1651 Gran Jury in Essex County [8]
April 1652 in court charged with trespass [9]
April 1653 Salisbury Court Gran Jury [10]
Oct. 19 1656 mentioned in the Hampton records [11]
18 July 1660 John Marion Boston, bought land [12]
25 August 1662 bought land in Hampton [13]
15 July 1663 bought land in Hampton [14]
Oct 1665 Gran Jury in Hampton [15]
March 1665/6 accused Perkins of stealing 
Oct 1667 Hampton Gran Jury [16]
19 April 1670 John Marion constable of Boston [19]
11 March 1671/2 Overseer of the will of Elizabeth Minor of Boston 
April 1670 Gran Jury Hampton [20]

Sarah Unknown Marion d. in Hampton on 26 January 1671 [21]
John Marion of Hampton m. Margery Nelson, widow on 14 September 1671 [22]
1 Jan 1671 deeded land to Henry Dearborn and Isaac Godfrey his sons in law in Hampton. [23]
October 1672 Gran Jury Hampton

21 December 1674 John Marion Cordwainer of Boston
Oct 1674 John freed from military training
11 January 1677/8 Named in the Will of John Eddy as John Marion of Boston, Cordwainer, as named was John Eddy's daughter Sarah Miriam (Marion) [24]

1677 John Marion and his now wife Margery in court in Hampton [25]
1679 Signed a petition for to call a general Assembly [26] 

1681 John Marion Sr. Selectman for Boston [27]
served for many years as selectman up til 1697.
1681 Deed to Godfrey Dearborn from John Marion in exchange, Godfrey will maintain John Marion and his wife
1683 John Marion signed a petition of men over 70 asking to be relieved of a tax if true, he was born by 1613 [28]
1687 - May 2nd. Margery Maion died, aged 78 [29]

No further mention of John of Hampton (that I can find)
27 Jan 1705 John Marion d. in Boston [30]
3 Feb 1709 Sarah Eddy Marion died in Boston [31]


headstone of John and Sarah in Kings Chapel Burying Ground, Boston

citations:

[1] "Find A Grave," indexed database, Find a Grave (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 19 February 2016), memorial page #48032980 for John Marion 91619-1706) with gravestone images, created by GravRidr, Citing Kings Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. 
[2] Richard D. Pierce, The Records of the First Church in Boston, 1630-1868, Volume 1, (Boston: The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 1961). Records for all the baptisms of the children of John Marion. 

[3] "Early Vital Records of Massachusetts from 1600-1850," database, Massachusetts Vital Records Project, (ma-vitalrecords.org : accessed 19 February 2016), >Towns > Middlesex > M > entry for Mary Marian daughter of john and Sarah. Mary was buried 15: 3mo: 1641 a. 2m.

[4] "Early Vital Records of Massachusetts from 1600-1850," database, Massachusetts Vital Records Project, (ma-vitalrecords.org : accessed 19 February 2016), >Towns > Middlesex > M > entry for John Marian son of John and Sarah. John was buried 15:3 mo: 1643.

[5] Joseph Dow, History of the Town of Hampton, Volume 2, (Salem : L. E. Dow, 1893), 834, digital images, Archive (archive.org : accessed 19 February 2016).

[6] Joseph Dow, History of the Town of Hampton, Vol. 2, 834

[7] George Francis Dow, Records and Files of The Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts, Vol 1, 1636-1656, (Salem : Essex Institute, 1911), 177, digital images, Archive (https://www.archive.org). Richard Swaine to pay his witness fees.

[8] George Francis Dow, Records and Files, Vol 1, 251. 

[9] George Francis Dow, Records and Files, Vol 1, 252. Sued by Richard Swaine for mowing his meadow and taking away his hay and endeavoring to take away the title to his land. 

[10] George Francis Dow, Records and Files, Vol. 1, 279. Served on the Gran Jury at Salisbury.

[11] Hampton Town Records, book one index, database, Hampton Historical Society (www.hamptonhistoricalsociety.org/town-records/book 1_index.htm : accessed 19 February 2016).

[12] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, (Boston : New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 1995), 2063, digital images, American Ancestors (https://www.americanancestors.org).

[13] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635, Volume II, C-F, (Boston: New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 2001), 158, digital images, American Ancestors (https://www.americanancestsors.org). Land sale from Thomas Coleman of Hampton to John Marion of Hampton, 8 acres of salt marsh.

[14] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration, 1634-1635, 158. Thomas Coleman of Hampton sells 4 acres of fresh meadow to John Marion of Hampton. 

[15] George Francis Dow, Records and Files of the Quarterly Court of Essex, Massachusetts, Volume 3, 1662-1667, (Salem : Essex Institute, 1913) 279.

[16] George Francis Dow, Records and Files, Vol. 3, 450.

[17] Fletcher S. Weyburn, Weyburn-Wyborn genealogy : being a history and pedigree of Thomas Wyborn of Boston and Scituate, Massachusetts, and Samuel Weyburn of Pennsylvania, with notes on the origin of the family in England, and several branches in Kent County in particular, (New York: Frank Allaben Publishing Co., 1911) 16, digital images, Archive (http://www.archive.org : accessed 19 February 2016).

[18] Fletcher S. Weyburn, Weyburn-Wyborn Genealogy, 18.

[19] George Francis Dow, Records and Files of the Quarterly Court of Essex, Massachusetts, Volume 4, 1668-1671, (Salem : Essex Institute, 1914) 261.

[20] George Francis Dow, Records and Files, Vol 4, 325.

[21] Charles Henry Pope, Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire 1626-1630, (Boston: Charles H. Pope, 1908) 133, Google Books (https://books.google.com : accessed 19 February 2016). Pope recognized that Sarah Marion was not Sarah Eddy. 

[22] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1985) 307, digital images, Google Books (https://books.google.com : accessed 19 February 2016). 

[23] Charles Henry Pope, Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire, 133. 

[24] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635, Volume II, C-F, (Boston: New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 2001), 611 , digital images, American Ancestors (https://www.americanancestsors.org). Will of John Eddy, names daughter Sarah Miriam and her husband John Miriam. 

[25] George Francis Dow, Records and Files of the Quarterly Court of Essex, Massachusetts, Volume 6, 1675-1678, (Salem : Essex Institute, 1916) 265, digital images, Archive (https://www.archive.org).

[26] Nathaniel Bouton, Isaac Weare Hammond, Albert Stillman Batchellor, Henry Harrison Metcalf, Otis Grant Hammond, Provincial and State Papers, (Manchester : J. P. Clark Printing, 1891) 658-660, digital images, Archive (https://www.archive.org : accessed 19 February 2016). 

[27] Boston (Mass), A catalogue of the city councils of Boston, 1822-1908, Roxbury, 1846-1867, Charlestown, 1847-1873 and of the selectmen of Boston, 1634-1822, also of various other towns and municipal officers. Printed by order of the City council, (Boston : City of Boston Printing Department, 1909) 363, digital images, Hathi Trust (http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015006989886;view=1up;seq=367 : accessed 19 February 2016).

[28] Nathaniel Bouton, Documents and Records Relating to the Province of New Hampshire, Volume 1, (Concord : George E. Jenks State Printer, 1867), 458, digital images, Archive (https://www.archive.org).

[29] Charles Henry Pope, Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire, 133.

[30]  Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635, Volume II, C-F, (Boston: New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 2001), 611 , digital images, American Ancestors (https://www.americanancestsors.org). Will of John Eddy, names daughter Sarah Miriam and her husband John Miriam. 

[31]  Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635, Volume II, C-F, (Boston: New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 2001), 612 , digital images, American Ancestors (https://www.americanancestsors.org). 





















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