Phinehas Brigham (1755-1802) is #76 on my Ahnentafel Record, my third great-grandfather, who married #77 Lydia Batherick (1752-1795) in 1779 in Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
I’m descended by means of:
* 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)
1) PERSON (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):
“BRIGHAM, PHINEAS, Westborough. Non-public, Capt. Edmund Brigham’s co. of Minutemen, Maj. Gen. Ward’s regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 5 days; reported enlisted into the military; additionally, Capt. Moses Wheelock’s co., Col. Jonathan Ward’s regt., muster roll dated Aug 1, 1775; enlisted April 24, 1775; service 3 mos. 15 days; additionally, firm return [probably Oct. 1775]; additionally, Capt. Edmund Brigham’s co., Col. Job Cushing’s regt.; marched Aug. 21, 1777, to strengthen Northern military by order of Gen. Stark and Gen. Lincoln; proceeded to Hadley and was there counter-ordered; service, 5 days; firm ordered to be mounted if potential; additionally, Sergeant, Capt. Ebenezer Belknap’s co. (additionally given Capt. Nathan Fisher’s co.) co., Col. Nathaniel Wade’s regt.; engaged June 23, 1778; discharged Jan. 1, 1779; service, 6 mos. 12 days, at Rhode Island; stationed at North Kingston, R.I.; enlistment to run out Jan. 1, 1779; additionally, muster toll for June-Sept. 1778, dated East Greenwich; additionally, muster roll for Jan. – Nov., 1778, dated North Kingston.”
“Know all Males by these Presents that I Phinehas Brigham of Westboro within the County of Worcester and State of Massachusetts Bay in New England yeoman in Consideration of the sum of 5 hundred kilos Lawfull Cash to me in hand paid earlier than the Ensealing hereof by Jonathan Forbes of Westboro within the County & state aforesaid Husbandman y’e Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge do herefor & by these presents Remise Launch & ceaselessly Quitclaim unto him the stated Jon’a Forbes his heirs & assigns all my rights Title Pursuits Inheritance property Declare and Demand of in & unto my Mom Mehetabel Brigham Dowry of Thirds to the Property of her husband Moses Brigham Deceased. To have and to carry the identical (how & wherever scituate & mendacity) with all of the priviledges and appurtenances thereto belonging to him the stated Jon’a Forbes his heirs & assigns ceaselessly hereby Declaring myself my heirs Exors & admors & from all or any future Declare to be made to my mom Mehitabel Brighams Dower of Thirds to the Property of him the s’d Moses Brigham Deceased and that the stated Jon’a Forbes his heirs & assigns might ceaselessly hereafter peaceably Take pleasure in all my Pursuits in s’d Thirds with out Molestation from me or any particular person Claiming below me. In Witness whereof I the stated Phinehas Brigham have hereunto set my hand & seal this Third day of August Anno Domini One Thousand seven hundred and seventy 9. Phinehas BrighamSignal’d Seal’d & Deliv’d in y’e presence of us Joseph Baker Elijah Brigham.Worcester ss August y’e 7 1779 The above Named Phinehas Brigham personallyappeared & Acknowledged this Instrument to be his free act & Deed earlier than meJoseph Baker Justice Peace”
“Merchandise. I give and bequeath to my Son Phinehas the one Sixth a part of all my actual and private Property of what form and Nature soever excepting the family furnishings and sporting Attire.”
“An Stock of the Property of Phinehas Brighamlate of Westborough within the county of Worcester deceasedappraised upon oath by us the subscribers, duly appointedto that service by the Hon. Nathaniel Paine Esq’r Decideof Probate of wills for stated County, Viz. A Dwelling homeSituate and being on the Land of Jon’a Forbes which we appraise atby the consent of the stated Forbes $ 20.00Private Property we Appraise as followeth viz. Dol . Cents1 Mattress with the beding & curtains & the stead & mattress wire @ 13 . 001 different outdated Mattress with all of the beding stead & wire @ 11 . 003 outdated sheets 3.50 A pair of pillar instances 1.50 5 . 003 Desk cloths 2.66 5 Towels 1.25 3 . 912 Platters 6 plates 1 Tea pot 16 Desk and Tea spoons 3 . 401 q’t Pot 1 ponger 1 Tea cannister & pepper field 0 . 40Glass and Crockery ware 1.50 one case of Attracts 6 7 . 50Wanting glass .50 one case of outdated bottles .75 outdated Juggs .40 1 . 65Previous iron ware 1.50 gridiron .75 bread trough & sive .50 2 . 75Tin ware .40 wood containers & Bellows 1.00 flat iron .50 1 . 90Hearth stirr .75 skimmer lid pan & burning iron .50 1 . 25u189½ case of knives & forks .40 a basket o& a lot of outdated knives .5 0 . 90Previous basket .33 spools & 4 shuttles 1.33Cloath basket stuffed with Rags And 1 pair of Playing cards & one outdated mattress pan .75 2 . 0013 Skaines of tow yarn and a few Previous baggage .58 0 . 584 purple Chairs 1.50 two Previous Chairs .50 an outdated loom & warping band 1. 3 . 50A Massive fireplace settle 1.00 Six Cyder Barrel 2.00 3 . 007 Dry carts 1.00 one meat tub .83 quill wheel actual outdated Iron .75 2 . 58A big Baize robe 1.50 one straight bodied Coat 1.00 2 . 50A waistcoat 1.00 one Jackcoat .50 1 . 502 pair small Cloathes .92 three pair of Overhalls 1.66 2 . 583 pair of Socks .34 three flannel shirts 2.25 2 . 591 pair of mitts 1 outdated blanket and an outdated hat 1 . 161 Kitchen Desk 1.00 one raisor .25 1 . 25Plenty of items of sole & higher leather-based 0 . 661 swine a 12 months outdated 10 . 00Whole private property $ 97 . 621 Iron ???? and Share at 1.33 added 1 . 33$ 98 . 95David Fay }Jonathan Fay } AppraisersWestborough Aug’t 12 1802 Thos Smith }”
NOTE: In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow instructed 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 12 months to 416 Ancestors in 416 Weeks. The (incomplete) listing 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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