Monday, March 02, 2015


Another of my Upton ancestors for the 2015 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks 

William Upton and Mary Maber's son Francis is my 6x great grandfather.  John Adams
Vinton has this to say about him in his The Upton Memorial:

Francis Upton 3, ( William2, John 1). brother of the preceding; born in Danvers. May 13. 1712; married, first, Phebe Swallow of Reading, May 13, 1735, his birthday; second, Edith Herrick. Dec. 2. 1741.

They resided in North Reading, near where the Congregational meeting-house now is.

He died in the winter of 1775-6; his will having been proved Jan. 30, 1776. He mentions his ten daughters by name, and makes his son-in-law, Amos Upton, Jr., the husband of his daughter Ruth, sole executor. The witnesses are Benjamin Upton, William Upton and Ebenezer Upton.

His children, all by second wife, and all daughters, were—
Phebe4, born April 25, 1742; never married; died Nov. 20, 1819, aged 78.

Edith4, born Oct. 24, 1744: married Amos Upton  the third, oldest son of Deacon Amos Upton, Senior. Feb. 13, 1760.

Miriam4, born Oct. 7, 1746: married Nehemiah Herrick of Reading, Oct. 19, 1768.

Ruth4, born Nov. 2, 1748; married Amos Upton, Junior., son of Ebenezer Upton of Reading, June 30, 1772.

Dorcas4, born 1750; married John Upton, July 4. 1786.

Hannah4, born 1753; married Stephen Richardson of Middleton, Nov. 14, 1780.

Jerusha4, born 1755; married, 1st Jacob Fuller. born Jan. 3, 1748, son of Jacob Fuller of Middleton; 2d Samuel Small.

Lucia or Lucy4, born about 1757.

Eunice1, born 1760; married Samuel Kimball of Boxford, July 23, 1782.

Sarah4, born 1762; married Dec. 30. 1784, Joseph Peabody5, born June 23. 1753, son of Jonathan Peabody of Boxford. They lived in Danvers.-pp52-54

I had found Francis' will earlier this year over at Essex County, MA: Probate File Papers,
1638-1881 at  AmericanAncestors:

From Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871.Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.)

There's a few things in this that I want to discuss in my next post. 

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