Wednesday, February 18, 2015


I've been blogging about the ancestors of my paternal grandmother Cora B Barker as
I continue participating in Amy Johnson Crow's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge.
This week's subject is John Wyman, my 8x great grandfather.

I've mentioned John Wyman briefly before in the posts I did about his wife Sarah and her
father Myles Nutt. For more information about John himself, I found this from another of William Richard Cutter's books:

(II) John Wyman. son of Francis Wyman (1), born in West Mill parish, Hertfordshire, England, was baptized February 3, 1621. He came to Charlestown, Massachusetts, with his brother Francis in 1640, and they were among the founders of Woburn that year. He subscribed to the town orders in December, 1640. and was taxed there for the country rate September 8, 1645. He was lieutenant of the military company; held various offices; was admitted freeman May 26, 1647; was a proprietor. He deposed December 18, 1660, that his age was about thirty-nine years. He married November 5, 1644, Sarah Nutt, born in England, and came to this country with her father, Myles Nutt, who settled first in Watertown, then in Woburn, and became a prominent and useful citizen. She married second, August 25, 1684, Thomas Fuller, of Woburn. He died May 9, 1684. Children: 1. Samuel, born September 20, died September 27, 1646. 2. John, born March 28, 1648; died 1676; mentions in inventory housing and land given him by grandfather Nutt. 3. Sarah, born April 15, 1650; married December 15, 1669, Joseph Walker, of Billerica; died January 26, 1729. 4. Solomon, born February 26, 1651-2; died September 22, 1725. 5. David, born April 7, 1654. 6. Elizabeth, born January 18, 1655-6: died November 21, 1658, 7. Bathsheba, born October 6, 1658; married May 30, 1677, Nathaniel Tay, of Billerica. 8. Jonathan, born July 13, 1661. 9. Seth, born August 3, 1663; mentioned below. 10. Jacob. p1372

Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Volume 3 (Google eBook) Lewis historical publishing Company,   New York, New York 1908

There was no mention of an incident involving John and his daughter Bathsheba with
a man named Sears over a horse. That required a bit more searching on Google before I found
that story, as well as more information  on John Wyman's military career.

To be continued. 

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