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John Barber

Male 1693 - 1754  (60 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John BarberJohn Barber was born 12 Oct 1693; died 20 Jun 1754.

    John married Mary [--?--] Bef 1719. Mary died 12 Sep 1747. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 2. Abigail Barber  Descendancy chart to this point was born 14 Aug 1719; died Unknown.
    2. 3. George Barber  Descendancy chart to this point was born 1 Jul 1724; died Unknown.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Abigail BarberAbigail Barber Descendancy chart to this point (1.John1) was born 14 Aug 1719; died Unknown.

    Abigail married Asa Richardson 1740. Asa was born 16 Oct 1720; died 15 Jul 1764. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 4. Dr. Abijah Richardson  Descendancy chart to this point was born 30 Aug 1752, Rockville - East Medway, Norfolk Co., MA; died 9 May 1822, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA.

  2. 3.  George BarberGeorge Barber Descendancy chart to this point (1.John1) was born 1 Jul 1724; died Unknown.

    George married Elizabeth Clark Bef 1743. Elizabeth died Unknown. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 5. Mary Barber  Descendancy chart to this point was born 18 Oct 1745; died 14 Nov 1832.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Dr. Abijah RichardsonDr. Abijah Richardson Descendancy chart to this point (2.Abigail2, 1.John1) was born 30 Aug 1752, Rockville - East Medway, Norfolk Co., MA; died 9 May 1822, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA.

    Notes:

    The following sketch for his service in the Revolutionary War appears in Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War (13:223).

    Abijah Richardson, Medway. List of men raised in Suffolk Co. for Continental service, as returned by Maj. Metcalf, of Col. Wheelock's Regt.; also, list of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from 1st Medway co., Col. Benjamin Hawes's (4th Suffolk Co.) Regt. as returned by Joseph Lovell, and sworn to at Wrentham by Lieut. Stephen Clark; residence, Medway; engaged for town of Medway; joined Col. Graten's Regt.; term, 3 years, to expire Jan. -, 1780; also, Surgeon's Mate, Col. John Greaton's (2d) Regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Col. Greaton's Regt.; return of offlcers for clothing, dated Boston, May 4, 1778; also, order on the Board of War, dated Camp Peekskill, Nov. 29, 1778, signed by Col. John Greaton, for clothing for officers in his regiment; also, same Regt.; return of officers, dated Boston, Jan. 26, 1780; also, Surgeon, Col. Putnam's Regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; reported as serving 7 mos. in Col. Greaton's Regt., 5 mos. in Col. Putnam's Regt.

    Surgeon's Mate, 3rd Massachusetts, January 1, 1777: taken prisoner at Fort Lafayette (near Stony Point on the Hudson), June 1, 1779; exchanged in September 1779; Surgeon, 5th Massachusetts, July 17, 1780; retired January 1, 1781;

    After the war he returned to Medway, where he resumed the practice of medicine and surgery; was also a botanist; helped educate a number of young men for the medical profession. He was one of three founders of a mill in Medway for the manufacture of cotton cloth, which began operations in 1805 under the name of Richardson & Company. Dr. Richardson continued a stockholder in this concern until his decease. His nine children are named in the administration papers settling his estate, all having survived him— no small feat in those days; Lewis Wheeler, 'gentleman', his eldest son-in-law, was appointed administrator, the widow, Mercy, declining. Inventory of the estate amounted to $6,461.47 in July 1822. Family history calls Dr. Richardson a surgeon "on Washington's staff." While it may be true that he preformed medical services during Washington's time in Cambridge, it would have been before he joined the service. He could have encountered the General at several other posting where the Third was with Washington. However, there is no record of any appointment to Washington's staff.

    Abijah was an Original Member of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati from 1783 until 1822.

    Abijah married Mary Daniels 24 Nov 1772, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA. Mary was born 16 Dec 1755, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA; died 2 Mar 1854, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 6. Mercy Richardson  Descendancy chart to this point was born 2 May 1783, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA; died 12 Apr 1866, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA; was buried Aft 12 Apr 1866, Central Burying Ground - Holliston, Middlesex Co., MA.
    2. 7. Abigail T. Richardson  Descendancy chart to this point was born Cal 27 Jul 1787, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA; died 23 Jul 1864, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA.

  2. 5.  Mary BarberMary Barber Descendancy chart to this point (3.George2, 1.John1) was born 18 Oct 1745; died 14 Nov 1832.

    Mary — Nathaniel Lovell. Nathaniel was born 1747; died 29 Jun 1829. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 8. Zachariah Lovell  Descendancy chart to this point was born 2 Nov 1783, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA; died 24 Feb 1875, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA.


Generation: 4

  1. 6.  Mercy RichardsonMercy Richardson Descendancy chart to this point (4.Abijah3, 2.Abigail2, 1.John1) was born 2 May 1783, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA; died 12 Apr 1866, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA; was buried Aft 12 Apr 1866, Central Burying Ground - Holliston, Middlesex Co., MA.

    Other Events:

    • 1830 Census: 1830, Holliston, Middlesex Co., MA
    • 1840 Census: 1840, Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA
    • 1850 Census: 31 Jul 1850, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA
    • 1860 Census: 7 Aug 1860, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA
    • Will: 1866, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA

    Notes:

    1830 Census:
    p. 82

    1840 Census:
    p. 193, w/Cyrus Stedman

    1850 Census:
    p. 319a
    Asahel P. Lovell   39 M   Farmer     $4000   Mass
    Eliza          "           39 F                                   "
    Sybil P.      "          17 F                                    "       school
    Abigail R.   "          15 F                                    "         "
    Asahel F.   "          13 M                                   "          "
    Mercy Stedman     66 F                                   "

    1860 Census:
    East Medway PO, Ïp. 926
    Ashel P. Lovell    49 M  Farmer  $3000 $1000  Mass.
    Eliza         "          50 F                                         "
    Abbie R.   "          25 F                                         "
    Ashel F.   "           23 M  Farmer                          "
    Mercy Stedman   77 F                            $2000   "

    Daniel G Stephens  35 M  Trader  $1500 $300    Mass
    Sybel P.      "            28 F                                        "

    Died:
    The death of Mercy Stedman was registered at Medway, Vol. 193, p. 251. She died on 12 April 1866 in Medway of Pleurisy at age 82 years and 10 months. She was a widow who was living in Medway. She was born in Medway. Her parents were Dr. Abijah and Mary who were born in Massachusetts.

    Mercy married Dr. John Stedman 4 Jul 1805, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA. John (son of John Stedman and Abigail Burbank) was born 17 May 1772, Holliston, Middlesex Co., MA; was christened 18 Apr 1773, Newton, Middlesex Co., MA; died 12 Jan 1818, Holliston, Middlesex Co., MA; was buried Aft 12 Jan 1818, Central Burying Ground - Holliston, Middlesex Co., MA. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 9. John Stedman  Descendancy chart to this point was born 13 Oct 1805, Holliston, Middlesex Co., MA; died Between 1860 and 1870.
    2. 10. Cyrus Stedman  Descendancy chart to this point was born 28 Jun 1808, Holliston, Middlesex Co., MA; died 4 Mar 1865, Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA.
    3. 11. Eliza Stedman  Descendancy chart to this point was born 4 Aug 1810, Holliston, Middlesex Co., MA; died 12 Apr 1875, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA.
    4. 12. Abijah R. Stedman  Descendancy chart to this point was born 3 Sep 1812, Holliston, Middlesex Co., MA; died 12 Apr 1893, Marlborough, Middlesex Co., MA; was buried Aft 12 Apr 1893, Holliston, Middlesex Co., MA.
    5. 13. William Stedman  Descendancy chart to this point was born 15 Sep 1815, Holliston, Middlesex Co., MA; died 10 Apr 1843, Germantown, Philadelphia Co., PA.

  2. 7.  Abigail T. RichardsonAbigail T. Richardson Descendancy chart to this point (4.Abijah3, 2.Abigail2, 1.John1) was born Cal 27 Jul 1787, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA; died 23 Jul 1864, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA.

    Abigail married Capt. Asa Thayer 29 Nov 1810. Asa (son of Nathaniel Thayer and Ann Clark) was born 1779, Mendon, Worcester Co., MA; died 8 Mar 1816, Franklin, Norfolk Co., MA. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 14. Abijah Richardson Thayer  Descendancy chart to this point was born 3 Jan 1811, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA; died 24 Oct 1830, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA.
    2. 15. Asa Clark Thayer  Descendancy chart to this point was born 17 Jun 1812, Franklin, Norfolk Co., MA; died 29 Oct 1830.
    3. 16. Davis Thayer  Descendancy chart to this point was born 24 Oct 1815, Franklin, Norfolk Co., MA; died 24 Mar 1816, Franklin, Norfolk Co., MA.

    Abigail married Zachariah Lovell 1 Jan 1829, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA. Zachariah (son of Nathaniel Lovell and Mary Barber) was born 2 Nov 1783, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA; died 24 Feb 1875, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA. [Group Sheet]


  3. 8.  Zachariah LovellZachariah Lovell Descendancy chart to this point (5.Mary3, 3.George2, 1.John1) was born 2 Nov 1783, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA; died 24 Feb 1875, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA.

    Other Events:

    • Name: Zechariah Lovell
    • 1840 Census: 1840, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA
    • 1870 Census: 16 Jul 1870, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA

    Notes:

    1840 Census:
    p. 225
    Zachariah Lovell   010 010 010 0000 - 002 110 010 0000
    ...
    Jotham Clark         010 010 010 0000 - 000 100 100 0000

    1870 Census:
    Medway PO, p. 569
    Lovell, Zacheriah    86 M W  No Occupation                       Mass       citizen
    ---, Ashael P.           59 M W   Farmer            $5000 $4500    "                "
    ---, Elisa S.              59  F W   Keeping House                        "
    ---, Asahel F.          33  M W   Farmer                        $200     "                "
    ---, Olive A.             31 F  W   Keeping House                        "
    ---, Edmund F.           7 M W   At Home                                   "             school
    ---, Mary E.                6 F W    At Home                                  "                 "
    ---, Winnefred J.        2 M W    "                                              "
    French, John            22 M W  Farm Laborer                        Canada Parents foreign born  Can't read/write

    Stevens, Daniel G     43 M W  Cattle Broker  $2000 $5000   Maine                    citizen
    ---, Sybil P.                37 F W   Keeping House                      Mass
    ---, Charles P.             9 M W   At Home                                    "       school
    ---, Abbie A.               7 F  W      "                                             "            "
    ---, Rosabel W.           4 F  W      "                                             "            "
    ---, Etta S.                   2 F  W      "                                             "
    ---, Josephine C.       34 F W    No Occupation                       MAine

    Died:
    The death of Zachariah Lovell was registed at Medway, Vol. 275, p. 257.  he died on 24 February 1875 in Medway of Old Age at age 91 years, 3 years, and 22 days. He was a widower living in Medway. He had woked as a Farmer. He was born in Medway. His parents were Nathaniel and Mary Lovell, both born Medway.

    Zachariah married Sibyl Plimpton 26 Feb 1807, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA. Sibyl was born 1782; died 20 Jan 1828. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 17. Asahel Plympton Lovell  Descendancy chart to this point was born 4 Feb 1811, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA; died 5 Jun 1892, Millis, Norfolk Co., MA.

    Zachariah married Abigail T. Richardson 1 Jan 1829, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA. Abigail (daughter of Dr. Abijah Richardson and Mary Daniels) was born Cal 27 Jul 1787, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA; died 23 Jul 1864, Medway, Norfolk Co., MA. [Group Sheet]