Again, I've found very little online about Nathaniel Stow Sr. Most of what I do know
comes from page 563 of The Great Migration:
8x great grandfather Nathaniel Stow was baptized at Biddenden, Kent, England on 7
Oct 1621, came to Roxbury with his parents in 1634 and then to Concord around 1648.
He married a woman whose first name was Elizabeth but whose last name is unkown sometime before their first child was born at Concord Ma.in 1657. By 1662 he was a widower at which time he married the widow Martha (Metcalfe) Bignall, the daughter of Michael and Sara Metcalf of Dedham, Ma.
I've found the birth dates of some of Nathaniel's children on the Early Vital Records of Massachusetts from 1600 to 1850 website, all at Concord, Ma:
A son and a daughter from his first marriage with Elizabeth-
John, b. 29Jun 1657
Thankfull, 4Jan 1659
And three sons from his second marriage with Martha Stowe-
Nathaniel, b.18Sept 1663
Samewell, b. 22Apr 1666
Ebenezer, b. 18Sept 1668
Nathaniel died in Concord on 30May 1684 and left a will, but again I've been frustrated
because even though I've found the probate file on AmericanAncestors.org it's essentially
|Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871.Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.)Case 21771p1|
|Add cMiddlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871.Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.) Case 21771p2|
I searched the Middlesex County, Ma. land records over on FamilySearch thinking that might be what the mysterious note in the probate file referred to, but that was fruitless as well.
I'm descended from Nathaniel Stow Jr, who'll be my next subject in the Challenge.