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David was one of the 26 men who purchased land for Middleborough from the Indian sachem Wampatuck in Mar 1662. [Ref] He married Joanna Unknown. [Ref]
Children of David Thomas
JEREMIAH THOMAS (abt 1659 - 1736) of Middleboro
Parents: David Thomas and Joanna Unknown
Jeremiah Thomas was born about 1659. He died on 2 Feb 1736, age 77. [Ref] He married first Lydia Howland in 1684. [Ref] She died on 6 Jul 1717. [Ref] He married second the widow Mary Durkee from Taunton in 1720. [Ref] She died on 15 Nov 1749, age 85. [Ref]
Thomas joined the First Church of Christ in Middleboro on 4 May 1718 as member 81. [Ref] Mary joined on 14 Mar 1721 as member 98. [Ref]
Children of Jeremiah Thomas and Lydia Howland: The births are recorded
THANKFUL THOMAS (1695 - 1743)
Parents: Jeremiah Thomas and Lydia Howland
Thankful Thomas was born on 30 Jun 1695 in Middleborough. [Ref][Ref] She died on 17 Apr 1743, age 48. [Ref] She married James Cobb in 1718. [Ref] She joined the First Church of Christ in Middleboro on 1 Jul 1733 as member 219. [Ref]
Her gravestone says: [Ref]
OF MRS THANKFUL COB WIFE
OF MR JAMES COBB
APRIL ye 17th
In ye 48th
YEAR OF HER
Cobb, Philip L., A History of the Cobb Family, Cleveland, unknown, 1907.
First Church in Middleborough, Mass.: Mr. Putnam's century and half discourses, an historical account, and a catalogue of members, Boston, C.C.P. Moody, printer, 1990.
Holman, Mary Lovering, "George Vaughan of Middleboro, Mass.," The American Genealogist 23, 1946, 24-31.
Lainhart, Ann Smith and Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, v. 23 (Family of John Howland), Plymouth, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2006.
No author, First Church in Middleborough, Mass.: Mr. Putnam's century and half discourses, an historical account, and a catalogue of members, Boston, C.C.P. Moody, printer, 1990.
Orcutt, Cyrus, "Early Records of Middleborough," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 4, 265-266, 1850.