John Peabody (1642 - 1720) MP

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Birthplace: Hampton, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
Death: Died in Boxford, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
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About John Peabody

He was one of the first settlers of Boxford, Mass., where he was the first school master. He served as town clerk for 24 years, was selectman for many years and captain of the militia. He was made a freeman in 1674, and was a representative to the General Court 1689-1691. (Velton Peabody, vpeabody {at} aol {dot} com, http://www.pbdy {dot} com/index.htm)

Served as jury member in Salem witch trials.

He joined the Boxford church February 21, 1703. His house stood on the site of the summer home of Julius A. Palmer, Mrs. Palmer being a lineal descendant. The house itself was torn down about 1865 by Mr. Palmer. It was a large two story square mansion, and according to the custom the walls were filled with brick. On the front the second story projected about a foot over the lower story. While in the last days of its existence it presented a most forlorn and dreary appearance. It stood in an open field alone, and in front, near the end, was an old wall over with there was a tangle of vines. (Stearns, p. 476)

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Capt. John Peabody's Timeline

1642
1642
Hampton, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1665
November 23, 1665
Age 23
Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1665
Age 23
1666
August 29, 1666
Age 24
1668
May 13, 1668
Age 26
Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts
1672
1672
Age 30
Boxford, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1676
March 11, 1676
Age 34
Boxford, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
July 22, 1676
Age 34
1678
July 12, 1678
Age 36
Boxford, Essex, MA, USA
1680
August 13, 1680
Age 38