Rizpah BRYANT

Rizpah was also known as Rispah, Arispey, Ariffy or Arisba.  This name fascinates me, it is a rare Hebrew name and almost all that have this name are related in some way.  She is my second cousin seven times removed; we are related through Capt. Joseph and Joanna (Thomas) Vaughan.  He filed for a Widow’s Pension in 1843 for her husband Eleazer’s service in the Revolutionary War in 1775, 1778 and 1778.[1]

Rizpah BRYANT was born 6 December 1762 in Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[2]  She was the daughter of Joseph and Zilpha (SAMPSON) BRYANT.  She was christened in 1767 in Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[3]  She died 27 June 1846 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.  She is interred at Thomastown Cemetery in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[4]  Rizpah married Eleazer THOMAS 26 April 1781 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts by Noah Fearing, justice of the peace.[5]  Eleazer was born 4 March 1755 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[6]  He was the son of Eleazer and Mary (SHAW) THOMAS.  He died 31 July 1826.[7]  He is interred at Thomastown Cemetery in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[8]

Rizpah and Eleazer had the following children:

  1. Lucinda THOMAS was born 17 September 1782 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[9] She died of consumption on 14 January 1849 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[10]  She is interred at Oak Grove Cemetery in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[11]  Lucinda married Elias THOMAS 1 January 1804 in Middleborough, Middleborough, Massachusetts with intentions filed 19 November 1803.[12]  Elias was born 4 April 1873 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.  He was the son of Levi and Hannah (WESTON) THOMAS.  He died 17 October 1856 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.  He was interred at Oak Grove Cemetery.[13]
  2. Asa THOMAS was born 14 April 1785 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[14] Asa died of old age on 6 March 1867 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[15]  He was interred at Oak Grove Cemetery in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[16]  Asa married Lucy THOMAS 14 June 1818 In Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts; with intention published 19 April 1818.[17]  Lucy was born 8 May 1788 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.  She was the daughter of Ezra and Lucy (STURTEVANT) THOMAS.  She died 1 September 1880 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
  3. Susanna THOMAS was born 5 August 1787 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[18] She died 21 May 1827 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[19]  Susannah married Jacob DUNHAM sometime in 1809 between April and November in Plymouth County, Massachusetts.  There are many conflicting dates found for the couple.[20]  Jacob was born 17 September 1782.  He was the son of Elijah and Eunice (THOMAS) DUNHAM.  He died 24 May 1860 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[21]
  4. Eleazer THOMAS was born 10 October 1790 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[22] He died 1 May 1869 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[23]  He is interred at Thomastown Cemetery in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[24]  Eleazer married Eunice SHURTLEFF between 14 May 1815 and 25 February 1816 in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts or Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[25]  Eunice was born 27 January 1797 in Carver, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[26]  She was the daughter of Gideon and Lucy (SHAW) SHURTLEFF.  Eunice died 10 May 1874 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[27]  She was interred at Thomastown Cemetery in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[28]
  5. Rizpah THOMAS was born 3 September 1797 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[29] She died of paralysis 25 November 1882 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[30]  She interred at Oak Grove Cemetery in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[31]  Rizpah married Lemuel SAVERY 9 October 1816 in Middleborough, Plymouth; with intentions filed 11 August 1816.[32]  Lemuel was born 2 September 1793 in Wareham, Plymouth, Massachusetts.  He was the son of Lemuel and Elizabeth (DAVIDSON) SAVERY.  He died 23 June 1834 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[33]  He is interred at Oak Grove Cemetery in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[34]
  6. Asenath THOMAS was born in 1801 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[35] She died of heart disease on 3 February 1873 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[36]  Asenath married twice; first she married Harvey SHAW 2 November 1822 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[37]  Harvey was born 1795.  Asenath married second to Jacob WILLIAMS on 4 June 1854 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts by John Burke; with intentions filed 3 June 1854.[38]  Jacob was born 12 April 1781 in Mansfield, Bristol, Massachusetts.[39]  He was the son of Jacob and Experience (WHITE) WILLIAMS.  He died 20 May 1856 in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

[1] National Archives and Records Administration, “United States Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Applications, 1800-1900,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 12 April 2016), Eleazer Thomas; pensioner’s name Arispey [Rizpah] Thomas; pension W. 19,447; affillate #20195923; NARA microfilm M804; FHL microfilm 972368.  Fold3.com, “Index of Revolutionary War Pensioners,” database online, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, AmericanAncestros (www.americanancestors.org : online 12 April 2016), Arispey Thomas; pension #W. 19,447; wfm.img 4171313_0092; Fold3 id 20195924.  Fold3.com, “Index of Revolutionary War Pensioners,” database online, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, AmericanAncestros (www.americanancestors.org : online 12 April 2016), Arispey Thomas; fold3 id 20195927; pension #19,447; wfm.img 4171313_00095.  Fold3.com, “Index of Revolutionary War Pensioners,” database online, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, AmericanAncestros (www.americanancestors.org : online 12 April 2016), Arispey Thomas; Fold3 id 20795931; pension W. 19,447; wfm.img 4171313_00099.  Fold3.com, “Index of Revolutionary War Pensioners,” database online, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, AmericanAncestros (www.americanancestors.org : online 12 April 2016), Arispey Thomas; Fold3 id 20195934; pension # W. 19,447; wfm.img 4171313_103.  Fold3.com, “Index of Revolutionary War Pensioners,” database online, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, AmericanAncestros (www.americanancestors.org : online 12 April 2016), Arispey Thomas; Fold3 id 20195937; pension # W. 19,447; wfm.img 4171313_110106.

[2] D. Alden Smith, “The Descendants of Stephen Bryant: of Plymouth, and of his son-in-law Lt. John Bryant of Plympton,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 154 (2000), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 12 April 2016), Rizpah, Ariffy, or Arisba Bryant Eleazer Thomas.  Massachusetts Vital Records: Halifax vol. 1, page 38, Rizpay Bryant, 6 December 1762; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 12 April 2016), Rizpah Bryant.

[3] Genealogical Society of Utah, collected data, “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 12 April 2016), Rizpah Bryant; FHL microfilm 0874028 IT 2.

[4] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 12 April 2016), Rizpah Thomas; memorial 137562139.

[5] “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 12 April 2016), Mr. Lalezar Thomas Jr and Arisba Bryant.  Massachusetts Vital Records: Middleborough v2, p98, Mr. Ealezer Thomas Junr & Mrs. [Arisba] Bryant, 30 December 1780; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 12 April 2016), Eleazer Thomas and Arisspey Bryant.  William B. Lapham, “Lt. John Bryant, of Plymouth,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 35 (1881), online archives, AmericanAncestros (www.americanancestors.org : online 12 April 2016), Joseph Bryant; vol. 35, page 38.  Dodd Jordan, Liahona Research, creator, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 12 April 2016), Ariffy Bryant and Eleazer Thomas; FHL microfilm 0945011-0945012.  Massachusetts Vital Records: Middleborough v2, p139, Mr. Ealezer Thomas Junr & Mrs. [Arisba] Bryant, 30 December 1780; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.  Massachusetts Vital Records: Plympton vol. 1, page 272, Rizpah and Eleazer Thomas, —; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.  D. Alden Smith, “The Descendants of Stephen Bryant: of Plymouth, and of his son-in-law Lt. John Bryant of Plympton,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 154 (2000), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 12 April 2016), Rizpah, Ariffy, or Arisba Bryant Eleazer Thomas.

[6] Genealogical Society of Utah, collected data, “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 12 April 2016), Eleazer Thomas; FHL microfilm 0001250 V. 1, 0001250 V. 2, 0001250 V. 3, 0001251 V. 4, 0001251 V. 5, 0161967 V. 6, 0161967 V. 7, 0161967 V. 8, 0161968 V. 9, 0161969 V. 12, 0161969 V. 13, 0161969 V. 14, 0161970 V. 15, 0161970 V. 16, 0161970 V. 17, 0161971 V. 18, 0161971 V. 19, 0161971 V. 20, 0161972 V. 22, 0161972 V. 23, 0161972 V. 24, 0161972 V. 25, 0161973 V. 26, 0161973 V. 27, 0161973 V. 29, 0161974 V. 30, 0161974 V. 31, 0161974 V. 32, 0161975 V. 33, 0161975 V. 34.  Massachusetts Vital Records: Middleborough v1, page 157, Eleazer Thomas, 4 March 1755; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.

[7] “U.S., Newspaper Extractions from t he Northeast, 1704-1930,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 12 April 2016), Eleazer Thomas; extracted from American Antiquarian Society, Newspapers and Periodicals (Worcester, Massachusetts: American Antiquarian Societyn.d.), Massachusetts; Columbian Centennial Aug. 23, 1826; page 4446.

[8] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 12 April 2016), Eleazer Thomas; memorial 105827030.  Billion Graves, Billion Graves, online images (www.billionbraves.com : online 12 April 2016), Eleazer Thomas.

[9] Genealogical Society of Utah, collected data, “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 12 April 2016), Lucinda Thomas; FHL microfilm 0001250 V. 1, 0001250 V. 2, 0001250 V. 3, 0001251 V. 4, 0001251 V. 5, 0161967 V. 6, 0161967 V. 7, 0161967 V. 8, 0161968 V. 9, 0161969 V. 12, 0161969 V. 13, 0161969 V. 14, 0161970 V. 15, 0161970 V. 16, 0161970 V. 17, 0161971 V. 18, 0161971 V. 19, 0161971 V. 20, 0161972 V. 22, 0161972 V. 23, 0161972 V. 24, 0161972 V. 25, 0161973 V. 26, 0161973 V. 27, 0161973 V. 29, 0161974 V. 30, 0161974 V. 31, 0161974 V. 32, 0161975 V. 33, 0161975 V. 34.  Massachusetts Vital Records: Middleborough v1, page 236, Lucinda Thomas, 17 September 1782; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 13 April 2016), Lucinda Thomas.

[10] New England Historic and Genealogical Society, “Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915,” online database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 13 April 2016), Lucinda Thomas.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 13 April 2016), Lucinda Thomas.  Massachusetts Vital Records: vol. 41, page 104, Lucinda Thomas, 14 January 1849; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.  Massachusetts Vital Records: Plymouth v1, p644, Lucinda Thomas, 14 January 1849; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.

[11] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 13 April 2016), Lucinda Thomas; memorial 134047259.

[12] Massachusetts Vital Records: Middleborough v2, p170, Mr. Elias Thomas & Miss Lucinda Thomas, 19 November 1803; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.  Massachusetts Genealogical Society of Utah custodian, publisher, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910,” online database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 13 April 2016), Elias Thomas and Lucinda Thomas; FHL microfilm 945014.  Dodd Jordan, Liahona Research, creator, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 13 April 2016), Elias Thomas and Lucinda Thomas; FHL microfilm 0945011-0945012.  Massachusetts Vital Records: Middleborough v2, p173, Elias Thomas and Lucinda Thomas, 1 January 1804; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.  William T. Davis, Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth: Part I: Historical Sketch and Titles of Estates; Part II: Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, first (Boston: A. Williams and Company, MDCCCLXXXIII (1883)), 260; images online, Google, Google (www.google.books.com : online 13 April 2016; Eleazer [Thomas] m., about 1790, Bispha Bryant, and had Lucinda, m. Elias Thomas; Asa; Susan m. Jacob Dunham; Eleazer, m. Eunice Shurtleff; Bispha, m. Lemuel Savery; Asenath, m. Harvey Shaw and a Williams..

[13] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 13 April 2016), Elias Thomas; memorial 134046701.

[14] Genealogical Society of Utah, collected data, “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 12 April 2016), Asa Thomas; FHL microfilm 0001250 V. 1, 0001250 V. 2, 0001250 V. 3, 0001251 V. 4, 0001251 V. 5, 0161967 V. 6, 0161967 V. 7, 0161967 V. 8, 0161968 V. 9, 0161969 V. 12, 0161969 V. 13, 0161969 V. 14, 0161970 V. 15, 0161970 V. 16, 0161970 V. 17, 0161971 V. 18, 0161971 V. 19, 0161971 V. 20, 0161972 V. 22, 0161972 V. 23, 0161972 V. 24, 0161972 V. 25, 0161973 V. 26, 0161973 V. 27, 0161973 V. 29, 0161974 V. 30, 0161974 V. 31, 0161974 V. 32, 0161975 V. 33, 0161975 V. 34.  Massachusetts Vital Records: Middleborough v1, p 236, Asa Thomas, 14 April 1785; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 13 April 2016), Asa Thomas; Middleborough births, marriages and deaths.  Commonwealth of Massachusetts, v203: p313, Asa Thomas; FHL microfilm 960191; FHL microfilm 4282859.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 13 April 2016), Asa Thomas ; Middleborough, births, marriages and deaths, p. 86.

[15] Commonwealth of Massachusetts, v203: p313, Asa Thomas; FHL microfilm 960191; FHL microfilm 4282859.  New England Historic and Genealogical Society, “Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915,” online database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 13 April 2016), Asa Thomas.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 13 April 2016), Asa Thomas; Plymouth, births, marriages and deaths; page 93.

[16] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 13 April 2016), Asa Thomas; memorial 134046381.

[17] Massachusetts Genealogical Society of Utah custodian, publisher, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910,” online database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 13 April 2016), Asa Thomas and Lucy Thomas; FHL microfilm 945014.  Massachusetts Genealogical Society of Utah custodian, publisher, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910,” online database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 13 April 2016), Asa Thomas and Lucy Thomas; FHL microfilm 945014.  Massachusetts Vital Records: Middleborough v2, page 208, Asa Thomas and Lucy Thomas, 14 June 1818; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.

[18] Genealogical Society of Utah, collected data, “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 12 April 2016), Susanna Thomas; FHL microfilm 0001250 V. 1, 0001250 V. 2, 0001250 V. 3, 0001251 V. 4, 0001251 V. 5, 0161967 V. 6, 0161967 V. 7, 0161967 V. 8, 0161968 V. 9, 0161969 V. 12, 0161969 V. 13, 0161969 V. 14, 0161970 V. 15, 0161970 V. 16, 0161970 V. 17, 0161971 V. 18, 0161971 V. 19, 0161971 V. 20, 0161972 V. 22, 0161972 V. 23, 0161972 V. 24, 0161972 V. 25, 0161973 V. 26, 0161973 V. 27, 0161973 V. 29, 0161974 V. 30, 0161974 V. 31, 0161974 V. 32, 0161975 V. 33, 0161975 V. 34.  Massachusetts Vital Records: Middleborough v1, p236, Susanna Thomas, 5 August 1787; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.  George Ernest Bowman, “: Middleborough, Mass., Vital Records,” The Mayflower Descendant, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 (1899-1937), online archives, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 12 April 2016), Lucinda Thomas; vol. 34, page 130.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 13 April 2016), Susanna Thomas; Middleborough births, marriages and deaths.

[19] “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 13 April 2016), Susanna Dunham; Plymouth, births, marriages and deaths; deaths page 421.

[20] Dodd Jordan, Liahona Research, creator, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 13 April 2016), Susanna Thomas and Jacob Donham; FHL microfilm 0416330-0416336.  Massachusetts Genealogical Society of Utah custodian, publisher, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910,” online database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 13 April 2016), Jacob Donham and Susanna Thomas; FHL microfilm 416335.  Massachusetts Genealogical Society of Utah custodian, publisher, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910,” online database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 13 April 2016), Susanna Thomas and Jacob Dunham; FHL microfilm 945014.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 13 April 2016), Susanna Thomas; Middleborough; town records with births, marriages and deaths.  Dodd Jordan, Liahona Research, creator, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 13 April 2016), Susanna Thomas and Jacob Dunham; FHL microfilm 0945011-0945012.  Massachusetts Genealogical Society of Utah custodian, publisher, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910,” online database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 13 April 2016), Jacob Dunham and Susanna Thomas; FHL microfilm 945014.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 13 April 2016), Susanna Thomas and Jacob Dunham; Middleborough, births, marriages and deaths.  Dodd Jordan, Liahona Research, creator, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 13 April 2016), Usanna Thomas and Jacob Dunham; FHL microfilm 0945011-0945012.  Davis, Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth, 260.  Isaac Watson Dunham, Dunham Genealogy: English and American Branches of the Dunham Family, first (Norwich, Conn.: Bulletin Print, 1907), 191; images online, Google, Google (www.google.books.com : online 13 April 2016; Elijah Dunham #75.  Dunham, Dunham Genealogy, 192.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 13 April 2016), Susanna Dunham; Plymouth, births, marriages and deaths; deaths page 421.

[21] Dunham, Dunham Genealogy, 191.  Dunham, Dunham Genealogy, 192.  Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 139: 310, Jacob Dunham; FHL microfilm 960176; FHL microfilm 4282859.

[22] Genealogical Society of Utah, collected data, “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 12 April 2016), Eleazer Thomas; FHL microfilm 0001250 V. 1, 0001250 V. 2, 0001250 V. 3, 0001251 V. 4, 0001251 V. 5, 0161967 V. 6, 0161967 V. 7, 0161967 V. 8, 0161968 V. 9, 0161969 V. 12, 0161969 V. 13, 0161969 V. 14, 0161970 V. 15, 0161970 V. 16, 0161970 V. 17, 0161971 V. 18, 0161971 V. 19, 0161971 V. 20, 0161972 V. 22, 0161972 V. 23, 0161972 V. 24, 0161972 V. 25, 0161973 V. 26, 0161973 V. 27, 0161973 V. 29, 0161974 V. 30, 0161974 V. 31, 0161974 V. 32, 0161975 V. 33, 0161975 V. 34.  Massachusetts Vital Records: Middleborough v1, page 236, Eleazer Thomas, 10 October 1790; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.  Benjamin Shurtleff, Descendants of William Shurtleff: Takend from the original editiond published in 1912, 1976 revised edition (San Francisco, California: 1976), 210; images online, Dr. Dallan Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.gengophers.com : online 12 April 2016; Eunice Shurtleff #402.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 13 April 2016), Eleazer Thomas; Middleborough births, marriages and deaths.

[23] Shurtleff, Descendants of William Shurtleff, 210.

[24] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 12 April 2016), Eleazer Thomas; memorial 117129970.

[25] Shurtleff, Descendants of William Shurtleff, 210.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 12 April 2016), Mr. Eleazer Thomas Junior and Eunice Shurtleff.  Massachusetts Vital Records: Middleborough v2, page 199, Mr. Eleazer Thomas Junr and Miss Eunice Shurtleff, 25 February 1816; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.

[26] Shurtleff, Descendants of William Shurtleff, 210.  Davis, Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth, 260.

[27] Shurtleff, Descendants of William Shurtleff, 210.

[28] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 12 April 2016), Eunice Thomas; memorial 117129934.

[29] Commonwealth of Massachusetts, v338: p322, Rispah Thomas Savery; FHL microfilm 960222; FHL microfilm 4282859.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 14 April 2016), Rizpah Savery; Middleborough, births, marriages and death; page 89.

[30] Commonwealth of Massachusetts, v338: p322, Rispah Thomas Savery; FHL microfilm 960222; FHL microfilm 4282859.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 14 April 2016), Rizpah Savery; Middleborough, births, marriages and death; page 89.  New England Historic and Genealogical Society, “Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915,” online database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 14 April 2016), Rizpah (Thomas) Savery; … up through 1902; 1882.

[31] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 13 April 2016), Bispah [Rizpah] Thomas Savery; memorial 43368512.

[32] Massachusetts Genealogical Society of Utah custodian, publisher, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910,” online database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 14 April 2016), Lemuel Savery and Rizpah Thomas; FHL microfilm 954014.  Massachusetts Vital Records: Middleborough v2, p 218, Mr. Lemuel Savery and Miss Rizpah Thomas, 9 October 1816; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.  Massachusetts Genealogical Society of Utah custodian, publisher, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910,” online database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 14 April 2016), Rizpah Thomas and Lemuel Savery; FHL microfilm 945014.  Massachusetts Vital Records: Middleborough v2, p 200, Mr. Samuel Savery and Miss Rizpah Thomas, 11 August 1816; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.  George Ernest Bowman, “: Middleborough, Mass., Vital Records,” The Mayflower Descendant, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 (1899-1937), online archives, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 14 April 2016), Lemuel Savery and Rupah Thomas; vol. 33, page 35.  Massachusetts Vital Records: Plymouth v1, p 312, Lemuel Savery and Rispah Thomas, 11 August 1816; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.  Davis, Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth, 260.

[33] A. W. Savary, A Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Savery Families (Savory and Savary) and of the Severy Family (Severit, Savery, Savory, and Savary): descended from early immigrants to New England and Philidelphia with introductory articles of the orgin and history of the names, and of English families of the name Savery in its various forms; a detailed sketch of the life and labors of William Savery, Minister of the Gospel in the Society of Friends; and appendixes containing an account of Savery’s invention of the steam engine, and extracts from English, New England, and Barbadoes records relating to families of both names, first (Boston: The Collin Press, 1893), 81; images online, Google, Google (www.books.google.com : online 12 April 2016; Lemuel Savery #14.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 14 April 2016), Lemuel Savery; Plymouth, births, marriages and death.  “U.S., Newspaper Extractions from t he Northeast, 1704-1930,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 14 April 2016), Lemuel Savery; extracted from American Antiquarian Society, Newspapers and Periodicals (Worcester, Massachusetts: American Antiquarian Societyn.d.), Massachusetts, Columbian Centinel, death, Roane-Stables, page 3967.  Massachusetts Vital Records: Plymouth v1, p527, Lemuel Savery, 23 June 1834; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.

[34] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 13 April 2016), Lemuel Savery; memorial 46658527.

[35] Massachusetts, United States State Archives, Boston, “Massachusett, Marriages, 1841-1915,” images online, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 14 April 2016), Jacob Williams and Asenath Shaw; FHL microfilm 001432879.

[36] “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 14 April 2016), Asenath S. (Thomas) Williams; Statewide Indexes; Deaths: 1871-1875; v. 20, Rabadeau-Zwinger; lists vol. 274, page 302 for record.  New England Historic and Genealogical Society, “Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915,” online database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 14 April 2016), Asenath L. Thomas Williams; up through 1902; 1873.

[37] Massachusetts Genealogical Society of Utah custodian, publisher, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910,” online database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 12 April 2016), Harvey Shaw and Asenath Thomas; FHL microfilm 945014.  Massachusetts Vital Records: Middleborough v2, p223, Mr. Harvey Shaw & Miss Asenath Thomas, 2 November 1822; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.  Davis, Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth, 260.

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[39] “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 14 April 2016), Jacob Williams; Mansfield; Town Records, with births, marriages and deaths; image 73 of 165.

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