52 Ancestors – Week 387: #608 Nathan Brigham (1671-1747) of Marlborough, Massachusetts

Nathan Brigham (1671-1747)  is #608 on my Ahnentafel Record, my seventh great-grandfather, who married #609  Elizabeth Maynard (1664-1733) before 1693 in Marlborough, Middlesex County,  Massachusetts Bay.

I’m descended by:

*  their son #304 Nathan Brigham (1693-1784), who married #305 Dinah Rice (1693-1725) in 1717.
*  their son #152 Moses Brigham (1723-1769), who married #153 Mehitable Grout (1726-1795) in 1749.
*  their son, #76 Phinehas Brigham (1755-1802), who married #77 Lydia Batherick (1752-1795) in 1779.
*  their son #38 Lambert Brigham (1794-1834), who married #39 Sophia Buck (1797-1882) in 1817.
*  their daughter #19 Sophia Newton (1834-1923), who married #18 Edward Hildreth (1831-1899) in 1852.
*  their daughter #9 Hattie Louisa Hildreth (1857-1920) who married  #8 Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) in 1874.
*  their son #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) who married #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) in 1900.
*  their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) who married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)  in 1942.
*  their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)

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1)  PERSON (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):
 

 

  *  Title:                      Nathan Brigham[1–7]

 *  Intercourse:                           Male
*  Father:                        Thomas Brigham (1641-1717)
*  Mom:                      Mary Rice (1646-1698)  

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):
 
*  Delivery:                         17 June 1671, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1-3]    
*  Distribution:              1 January 1717/8 (age 46), father’s will proved; Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[4]    
*  Loss of life:                       16 February 1746/7 (age 75), Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1,3,6]    
*  Burial:                      after 16 February 1746/7 (after age 75), Outdated Widespread Cemetery, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[3]    
*  Probate:                   13 March 1746/7 (age 75), will proved; Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[5]  
3)  SHARED EVENTS (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Partner 1:                Elizabeth Maynard (1664-1733)    
*  Marriage 1:             earlier than 1693 (earlier than about age 22), Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1,7]    
*  Little one 1:                  Nathan Brigham (1693-1784)    
*  Little one 2:                  Thomas Brigham (1695-1765)    
*  Little one 3:                  Tabitha Brigham (1698-1731)    
*  Little one 4:                  Elizabeth Brigham (1700-1757)    
*  Little one 5:                  Sarah Brigham (1701-1744)    
*  Little one 6:                  Ziporah Brigham (1704-1790)    
*  Little one 7:                  Hannah Brigham (1706-1781)    
*  Little one 8:                  Ephraim Brigham (1708-1771)    
*  Partner 2:               Mehitable Gould (1685-1758)    
*  Marriage 2:            about 1734 (about age 63), most likely Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1]  
4)  NOTES (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):  
 
The Brigham Household Historical past e book[1] summarizes Nathan Brigham’s life has a household sketch, however misidentifies his first spouse as Elizabeth How.  
Nathan Brigham was born 17 June 1671 in Marlborough, Massachusetts Bay, the second son of Thomas and Mary (Rice) Brigham of Marlborough[1-3].  
Nathan married Elizabeth Maynard (1664-1733) earlier than 1693, most likely in Marlborough[1,7].  Elizabeth was the daughter of John and Mary (Gates) Maynard of Marlborough. That they had eight youngsters[1]:
*  Nathan Brigham (1693-1784), married (1) 1717 Dinah Rice (1693-1725); (2) 1729 Hepzibah Ward (1708-1748); (3)  1751 Martha (–?–) Gleason (1700-????).
*  Thomas Brigham (1695-1765), married 1720 Sarah Stratton (1700-1775).
*  Tabitha Brigham (1698-1731).
*  Elizabeth Brigham (1700-1757), married 1722 John Stow (1696-1761).
*  Sarah Brigham (1701-1744), married 1727 Uriah Keen (1700-1780).
*  Ziporah Brigham (1704-1790), married 1733 John Warren (1701-1783).
*  Hannah Brigham (1706-1781), married 1732 Jabez Rice (1702-1783).
*  Ephraim Brigham (1708-1771), married 1730 Hannah Willard (1707-1775).
Nathan Brigham settled on part of the Thomas Brigham homestead, his home being a garrison home in Queen Anne’s Conflict.  He inherited the town-right of his father and drew shares of the general public land on this proper. He acquired many extra land holdings throughout his lifetime, a few of which he gave to his youngsters earlier than his loss of life[1]
The desire of Thomas Brigham, father of Nathan Brigham, was written on 21 April 1716 and proved on 1 January 1717/8[4].  Nathan Brigham and his brother Jonathan Brigham have been bequeathed “… all that a part of his Etten farm that Lies on the Easterly aspect of Assabeth River Besides what I’ve Given to my son Elnathan Brigham, and twenty two acres of the thirty acres that’s Laid out to me in Etten farm to have it on the southerly finish of the sd Thirty acres And likewise the pece of Land that Joyne to it on the westerly aspect.”  
Nathan was a weaver.  He held city places of work and was a selectman for seven years, the final time in 1738; He was additionally was consultant in 1726 and 1730[1]
Elizabeth (Maynard) Brigham was discovered useless, kneeling by a chair, on 29 March 1733 in her dwelling in Marlborough[1].  
Nathan Brigham married, secondly, to Mehitable (Gould) Eaton (1685-1758), widow of Jonas Eaton, in about 1734[1].
Nathan Brigham died on 16 February 1746/7 at age 75 in Marlborough, Massachusetts[1,3,6].  There’s a Discover A Grave memorial for him for Outdated Widespread Cemetery in Marlborough, however no headstone is extant[3].
On 2 June 1740, Nathan Brigham wrote a 3 web page will that could be very tough to decipher (in Middlesex County Probate Court docket case file 2,687) bequeathing his property to his second spouse, Mehitable, and to his seven dwelling youngsters[5].  
  • He gave Mehitable the family stuff she introduced together with her to the wedding, the entire possessions they acquired throughout their marriage, two cows, £100 from his son Ephraim in two funds, and the use and good thing about a part of the dwelling home.  As well as, she was to be equipped with firewood, meals and different provides by son Ephraim.
  • Son Nathan Brigham was to obtain what had already been given to him, his Bible, his regulation books, his sword, one third of his sporting attire, one half of the livestock, one a part of the cash and payments of credit score, and 100 acres of land in Bedford
  • Son Thomas Brigham was to obtain what had already been given to him, one third of his sporting attire, half of the livestock, his husbandry utensils, rather a lot in Pine Meadow, 200 acres of land in Bedford, and an equal share of the cash and payments of credit score.
  • Son Ephraim Brigham was to obtain what had already been given to him, one third of his sporting attire, one half a part of the homestead, the lands he acquired from his father in Marlborough, and an equal share of the cash and payments of credit score.  As well as, he was to pay the funeral fees for Nathan and Mehitable and supply the fabric for Mehitable’s assist.
  • Daughter Elizabeth, spouse of John Stow, was to obtain what had already been given to her, one quarter a part of the family stuff that was within the property when spouse Elizabeth was alive, 11 acres in Marlborough, one half in his proper of frequent land in Marlborough, and an equal share of the cash and payments of credit score.
  • Daughter Sarah, spouse of Uriah Keen, was to obtain what had already been given to her, one quarter a part of the family stuff that was within the property when spouse Elizabeth was alive, 100 acres of land in Bedford, one half in his rights to frequent land in Marlborough, and an equal share of the cash and payments of credit score.
  • Daughter Ziporah, spouse of John Warren, was to obtain what had already been given to her, one quarter a part of the family stuff that was within the property when spouse Elizabeth was alive, one sixth a part of his lands in Bedford, one half in his rights to frequent land in Marlborough, and an equal share of the cash and payments of credit score.
  • Daughter Hannah, spouse of Jabez Rice, was to obtain what had already been given to her, one quarter a part of the family stuff that was within the property when spouse Elizabeth was alive, 100 acres of his lands in Bedford, one half in his rights to frequent land in Marlborough, and an equal share of the cash and payments of credit score.
Nathan Brigham named his three sons – Nathan, Thomas and Ephraim – as executors of the desire.  The witnesses have been William Ward, William ???? Jr., and Chas. ?????.  The desire was proved 13 March 1746/7 in Middlesex County Probate Court docket, with the entire named heirs agreeable to the phrases of the desire.  
5)  SOURCES
1. W. I. Tyler Brigham (Emma E. Brigham, editor), The Historical past of the Brigham Household, A Report of A number of Thousand Descendants of Thomas Brigham the Emigrant, 1603-1653 (New York Metropolis : The Grafton Press, 1907), web page 85, #7 Capt. Nathan Brigham household sketch.

2.  Franklin P. Rice (editor), Important Data of Marlborough, Massachusetts, to the Finish of the 12 months 1849 (Boston, Mass. : Franklin P. Rice ,1908), Births, web page 44, Nathan Brigham start entry, 17 June 1671, son of Thomas and Mary Brigham.

3. Discover A Grave, listed database and digital picture,  (http://www.findagrave.com), Outdated Widespread Cemetery, Marlborough, Mass., Nathan Brigham memorial #122501346.

4. Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Probate case recordsdata, Quantity: Middlesex 2000-3399 Property File #2703 (5 photos), Thomas Brigham property, 1717; “Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871,” listed database and digital photos, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (https://www.AmericanAncestors.org : accessed 16 January 2021); Digitized mages offered by FamilySearch.org from authentic data at Probate Registry, Cambridge, Mass.

5. Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Probate case recordsdata, Quantity: Middlesex 2000-3399 Property File #2703 (5 photos), Case File 2687 Nathan Brigham of Marlborough, 1746 (12 pages); “Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871,” listed database and digital photos, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (https://www.AmericanAncestors.org : accessed 3 Might 2020); Digitized mages offered by FamilySearch.org from authentic data at Probate Registry, Cambridge, Mass. 

6. Franklin P. Rice (editor), Important Data of Marlborough, Massachusetts, to the Finish of the 12 months 1849  (Boston, Mass. : Franklin P. Rice ,1908), Deaths, web page 349, Capt. Nathan Brigham loss of life entry, 1747.

7. “New England Marriages to 1700,” on-line database with digital photos, AmericanAncestors.org (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008, web page 205, Nathan Brigham and Elizabeth Maynard entry.

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NOTE: In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow advised a weekly weblog theme of “52 Ancestors” in her weblog put up 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small weblog. I’ve prolonged this theme in 2021 for an eighth yr to 416 Ancestors in 416 Weeks. The checklist of 52 Ancestors biographies from my great-grandparents to the seventh great-grandparents (in work) is in https://www.geneamusings.com/p/ancestor-biographies.html.

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