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Genealogy of the Fox Family of Taunton, Massachusetts

The Connecticut-Massachusetts branch of the earlier family of this name of the old Bay State is one of long and honorable standing in New England, and as well of historic connection. The especial family here considered, and which for designation is styled the Taunton family, is that of pome of the descendants of Capt. Jabez Fox, of Berkley, Mass., one of whose sons was the late Henry Hodges Fox and the latter’s son the present Hon. William Henry Fox, lawyer and judge, who for forty and more years has been judge of the First District court of Bristol county and otherwise prominently identified with the public affairs of the city of Taunton.

Ancestors of William Mason of Taunton, Massachusetts

It is to the life and paternal lineage of the late William Mason of Taunton that this article is directed, he being a direct descendant from one of the old pioneers and Indian fighters of this section in its early settlement – Major John Mason, of Pequot fame, from whom William Mason’s descent is through Daniel, Peter, Japhet, Japhet Mason (2) and Amos Mason.

1899 Directory for Middleboro and Lakeville Massachusetts

Resident and business directory of Middleboro’ and Lakeville, Massachusetts, for 1899. Containing a complete resident, street and business directory, town officers, schools, societies, churches, post offices, notable events in American history, etc. Compiled and published by A. E. Foss & Co., Needham, Massachusetts. The following is an example of what you will find within the …

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Walter Weld

WALTER WELD, a son of Moses and Elizabeth (Holbrook) Weld, was b. April 24, 1761; m. Dec. 11, 1783, Lucy Carpenter. It is said they had nine children, but the first seven only are found on record. He enlisted in the War of 1812; and d. at Plattsburg, N. Y., Dec., 1813. Children all b. …

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Hiram M. Weld

HIRAM M.8 WELD (John7-6, Moses5, John4, Joseph3, John2, Joseph1) was b. April 12, 1831; m. first, Oct. 3, 1860, Alice M. Hamblet, dau. of Daniel and Eliza (Spaulding) Hamblet, b. Dec. 20, 1832; and d. March 20, 1881. Before his m. he spent a few years in Cal., acquiring a love for that section which …

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Henry A. Weld

HENRY A.8 WELD (Willard7, John6, Moses5, John4, Joseph3, John2, Joseph1) b. Oct. 23, 1826; m. April 15, 1852, Eliza Ann Norris, dau. of Philo and Angeline (Stone) Norris, b. Sept. 6, 1829; d. Jan. 4, 1907. A farmer owning and occupying (1903) the Jonathan Chase estate overlooking Windsor and the Connecticut river. He d. Oct. …

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Joseph Weld

JOSEPH WELD came from England in 1638 and settled in Plymouth, Mass. He had a son, John2, b. Oct. 28, 1623, who had a son Joseph3, b. Sept. 13, 1650, who had a son John4, b. Aug. 19, 1689. He had a son Moses5, b. March 27, 1722. He m. first, Dec. 6, 1748, Elizabeth …

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George Weld

GEORGE8 WELD (Horace7, John6, Moses5, John4, Joseph3, John2, Joseph1) was b. Dec. 13, 1817; m. April 9, 1843, Maria Chase of Cornish, dau. of Theodore and Judith (Bryant) Chase, b. Nov. 18, 1821; d. Sept. 9. 1894. For many years a teacher of schools in N. H. and Mass. Served as drum major in the …

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Dea. John Weld

DEA. JOHN6 WELD (Moses5, John4, Joseph3, John2, Joseph1,) was b. Jan. 4, 1752; m. Nov. 26, 1778, Deborah Plympton, b. Oct. 17, 1757; d. Sept. 10, 1830. He d. Jan. 22, 1834, aged 82. He was a thrifty farmer, a devout Baptist and a deacon of that church. He gave $500 to it in its …

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Moses Weld

MOSES6 WELD (Moses5, John4, Joseph3, John2, Joseph1,) was b. Jan. 15, 1757; m. May 17, 1781, Miriam Harding. He was an eminent singer and chorister. Mr. Weld had been a Revolutionary soldier. After coming to Cornish he was town clerk a number of years. A worthy member of the Baptist Church, also its Dea. many …

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Chester Weld

CHESTER6 WELD (Moses5, John4, Joseph3, John2, Joseph1,) was b. Aug. 27, 1769; m. first, Dec. 14, 1800, Peninnah Comings of Cornish, dau. of Benjamin6 and Mary (Cooper) Comings; b. June 20,1777; and d. May 11, 1810. He in. second, Dec. 5, 1811, Mehitable Pike, b. Aug. 30, 1774. He d. May 21, 1820. Children by …

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Peleg Weld

PELEG6 WELD (Moses5, John4, Joseph3, John2, Joseph1,) b. July 7, 1780, in Sturbridge, Mass., youngest son of Moses and Deborah (Faulkner) Weld; m. April 27, 1808, Patty Foster, dau. of Israel and Susanna (Bruce) Foster, b. April 10, 1791; and d. Dec. 21, 1834. They came to Cornish about 1814, where they spent the rest …

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Daniel Weld

DANIEL7 WELD (John6, Moses5, John4, Joseph3, John2, Joseph1) b. May 27, 1781; m. -, Lydia Fuller of Enosburg, Vt., b. June 6, 1784; d. Nov. 6, 1846. Lived on the old homestead now (1903) owned by Freeman A. Johnson. A farmer. He d. Sept. 13, 1851. Children, all b. in Cornish except the first two: …

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John Weld

JOHN7 WELD (John6, Moses5, John4, Joseph3, John2, Joseph1,) was b. Aug. 20, 1785; m. Aug. 26, 1811, Mary Hilliard of Cornish, eldest dau. of Amos Avery and Sarah (Huggins) Hilliard, b. Dec. 9, 1794; d. March 12, 1862. A farmer and lived on the farm since owned and occupied by Levi R. Dole. The last …

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Willard Weld

WILLARD7 WELD (John6, Moses5, John4, Joseph3, John2, Joseph1,) b. Nov. 22, 1787; m. Jan. 26, 1824, Alice Luther of Cornish, dau. of Caleb and Rebecca (Brown) Luther, b. Sept. 7, 1792; d. Feb. 3, 1869. He was a farmer and always lived in town. He d. March 13, 1871, aged 83. Children, all b. in …

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Horace Weld

HORACE7 WELD (John6, Moses5, John4, Joseph3, John2, Joseph1,) b. Feb. 20, 1792; m. Oct. 7, 1816, Huldah Jackson of Cornish, dau. of Lieut. Eleazer and Huldah (Dresser) Jackson, b. Dec. 29, 1795; and d. Nov. 15, 1847. He was a tanner and harness maker, also hotel keeper on the Flat several years. He gave the …

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John Weld

JOHN7 WELD (Peleg6, Moses5, John4, Joseph3, John2, Joseph1,) b. Oct. 2, 1811, in Dummerston, Vt. Came to town with his parents when three years of age. M. Sept. 17, 1844, Anna F. Bartlett of Cornish, dau. of John and Polly (Williams) Bartlett; b. Dec. 22, 1819; and d. Oct. 4, 1898. He was possessed of …

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Israel Foster Weld

ISRAEL FOSTER7 WELD (Peleg6, Moses5, John4, Josseph3, John2, Joseph1) b. Sept. 2, 1821; m. May 2, 1854, Susan J. Maynard, dau. of Daniel F. and Polly (Newhall) Maynard of Claremont. He res. chiefly in Claremont. Employed in paper mill. He d. April 28, 1864. Children: 1. EMMA GENEIVE, b. March 9, 1855; d. July 19, …

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Daniel Weld

DANIEL8 WELD (Daniel7, John6, Moses5, John4, Joseph3, John2, Joseph1) was b. in Berkshire, Vt., Nov. 20, 1810; m. -, Mary Harlow of Cornish, adopted dau. of Robert and Charity (Barrows) Harlow, b. Jan. 14, 1814; d. Sept. 25, 1858. He d. Dec. 2, 1848. Children: 1. A child unnamed, d. Oct. 28, 1838, aged four …

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