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ELLIS BARRON (abt. 1629 - 1676/83) of Watertown
Ellis Barron married first Grace Unknown. [Ref] He married second the widow Hannah Hawkins on 4 Dec 1653. [Ref] Hannah, the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Paine) Hammond and widow of Timothy Hawkins, was baptised on 14 Jul 1616 in Lavenham, Suffolk. [Ref] She is buried in the Old Burying Ground in Watertown; her headstone says, "Here Lyes the Body of Hannah BARRON aged about 70 years died the 17 of September 1685." [Ref]
Ellis probably brought three or four children from England. [Ref]
Ellis was a freeman on 2 Jun 1641. [Ref] He was a constable in 1658 in Watertown. [Ref] He was a selectman in 1668 in Watertown. [Ref]
He made his will on 26 Oct 1676, providing for his seven surviving children. [Ref]
In her will, dated 18 Aug 1683, the widow Hannah Barron of Watertown mentions her daughter Hannah Barron's children. [Ref]
Children of Ellis Barron and Grace Unknown:
MOSES BARRON (1643 - bef. 1708) of Chelmsford
Parents: Ellis Barron and Grace Unknown.
Moses Barron was born on 1 (1) 1643 in Watertown. [Ref] He died before 18 Oct 1708. He married Mary Learned. [Ref]
Moses was an early resident of Chemsford. [Ref] "He lived near Mr. Charles Sweetser's and Joseph Warren ... It is said that the first burial in town was upon his land." [Ref]
On 30 (3) 1671 the selectman of Chelmsford assessed the residents of the town, including Moses, to pay the minister. [Ref]
On 18 Oct 1708, Elias Barron of Woodbridge, "East Jersie" and William Barron of Sherborn quitclaimed to Isaac Barron of Chelmsford all interest in their deceased father Moses Barron's lands. This was witnessed by Mary Barron and Elizabeth Richardson. [Ref]
Children of Moses Barron and Mary Learned:
ISAAC BARRON (1671 - 1739) of Chelmsford
Parents: Moses Barron and Mary Learned
Isaac Barron was born on 1 Dec 1671 [Ref] in Chelmsford. [Ref] He died on 16 Sep 1739 in Chelmsford. [Ref][Ref] He married Sarah Unknown. Perhaps he is the Isaac Barron who married, presumably second, Mary Adams on 28 Feb 1724/5 in Chelmsford. [Ref] Mary Adams was probably Mary (Jones) Adams, the widow of Joseph Adams. [Ref] She was born in 1677, died in 1751 and married third Joseph Varnum in 1743. [Ref]
A story that is frequently told, without attribution, is that Sarah was the daughter of Daniel Goodwin of Berwick and his second wife. It is said that Isaac met Sarah when he was a soldier guarding prisoners in Berwick.
Children of Isaac Barron and Sarah Unknown:
HANNAH BARRON (1703 - 1774)
Parents: Isaac Barron and Sarah Unknown
Hannah Barron was born on 14 Oct 1703 in Chelmsford. [Ref][Ref] She died on 3 Sep 1774. [Ref][Ref] She married Thomas Proctor [Ref][Ref] after 23 Dec 1722 when their intention is recorded in Chelmsford. [Ref]
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