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John Daggett

Birthplace: Great Harbor (Present Edgartown), Martha's Vineyard (Present Dukes County), (Present Massachusetts)
Death: Died in Attleboro, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
Place of Burial: North Attleborough, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Daggett and Hannah Daggett
Husband of Sarah Capron
Father of Capt. Mayhew Daggett; Ebenezer Daggett; Naphtalii Daggett; Abigail Guild; Zilpha Robinson and 5 others
Brother of Samuel Doggett; Capt. Thomas Daggett; Joshua Daggett; Martha Crane; Israel Daggett and 5 others
Half brother of John Doggett; Sarah Sherman (Doggett); Hannah Blanchard (Doggett) and Rebecca Wilder

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About Deacon John Daggett

Deacon John Daggett: Birth: Sep. 7, 1662 Edgartown Dukes County Massachusetts, USA Death: Sep. 7, 1724 Attleboro Bristol County Massachusetts, USA

Husband of Sarah Pease Son of Thomas Daggett and Hannah Mayhew

Family links:

 Thomas Doggett (1607 - 1692)

 Ebenezer Daggett (1690 - 1740)*
 Abigail Daggett Guild (1692 - 1788)*
 Zilpha Daggett Robinson (1698 - 1792)*
 Jane Daggett Hall (1700 - 1778)*
 Patiance Daggett Robinson (1705 - 1793)*

Burial: Woodcock Cemetery North Attleboro Bristol County Massachusetts, USA

Daggett family, wills and land:

Deacon John Daggett, yeoman, tanner, and innholder, was prob- ably born in Edgartown, Mass. He resided there until sometime previous to February 8, 1683, when " John Daggett late of Edgartown on Marthas Vineyard " sells " 10 acres of land which the town of Edgartown gave me," to "my father Thomas Daggett of Edgartown." [Dukes Deeds, 5-72.] February 20, 169 . John Daggett releases any claim he might have to estate of his mother, Hannah Daggett, " located near the Gurnet." [Dukes Deeds, 1-104.] March 17, 1693. John Daggett of Prudence, on Marthas Vineyard, buys 14 acres land on road from Tisbury to Holmes Hole, from his brother Joshua Daggett. [Dulses Deeds, 1-225.] March 17, 1693. John Daggett of Prudence, on Marthas Vineyard, buys 80 acres land of his brother Joshua Daggett. [Dukes Deeds, 1-315] Prudence, which is here named as his residence, was a portion of Tisbury, and the records speak of " the manuour of Tisbury, com- monly called Chilmark," so that although each of these places is named at different times as his residence, it is probable that after lea-ving Edgartown he resided during his residence on the island in what is now called Tisbury. Sept. 12, 1695. Hannah Daggett, widow of Cap' Thomas Daggett, late of Edgartown, on Marthas Vineyard, in consideration of lore, and natural affection, for her son John Daggett, of Marthas Vineyard, gives him land at the Vineyard. [Dukes Deeds, 1-889.] The following deeds are of the first piu'chases of laud made by him in Attleboro' : Not 12, 1701 Israel Daggett, of Marthas Vineyard, for 40£, paid by John Daggett of Marthas Vineyard, his brother, land in Attleboro, 25 acres at the falls. [Bristol Deeds, 15-505.] Feb. 1, 170j. John Daggett, of Rehoboth, sells 25 acres land in Attleboro, to John Daggett, of Chilmark,^ on Marthas Vineyard. [Bristol Deeds, 5-246.] July 28, 1704. Thomas Butler, of Chilmark, sells John Daggett of same lands and meadow in Rehoboth, and Attleboro, County Bristol, formerly in tenure 90 DOGGETT-DAGGETT FAMILY. of Thomas Doggett, Esq: late deceased, and Israel Daggett, his son, excepting only those lands and marshes, which were sold by Israel Daggett, or Thomas Butler. [Bristol Deeds, 4-304.] June 10, 1711. John Daggett, of Chilmark, yeoman, and Mayhew Daggett, of Attleboro, County Bristol, yeoman, bind themselves to John Devotion, of Attleboro, in the sum of 200£. [Bristol Deeds, 7-267.] Mayhew Daggett, as seen in above, having preceded his father in the removal to Attleboro', may have been an inducement to hasten the removal of the family there. The purchase of the farm to which the family removed was on July 10, 1711, " when John Devotion, of Attleboro', for 400£, con- veys farm in Attleboro containing 280 acres, bounded by Wrentham line, to John Daggett, of Chilmark, Marthas Vineyard, with 25 acres on 10 mile river, except 2 acres, the barn, and orchard, now in pos- session of Penticost Blackinton ; also whole share in the undivided lands in Attleboro." [Bristol Deeds, 7-27.] John Daggett and family removed from Martha's Vineyard to Attle- boro' between October 17, 1711, and December 24, 1712. After the purchase of the farm at Attleboro' he sells much of his land at the Vineyard. Having removed to Attleboro', it would seem that he at once became an innkeeper, and soon became interested in town and church affairs. His house is reported as being used as a garrison house. His lands being located on the road from Boston to Rhode Island, and his tavern a convenient stopping-place en route, he soon became well known, not only to the people of Attleboro', but to all travellers between Boston and Rhode Island. " In 1720 Deacon John Daggett was representative of the town of Attleboro." [Hist. Attleboro'.] April 16, 1722. John Daggett of Attleboro, yeoman, for 550£ sells, Alex- ander Maxey of Gloucester, County Essex, yeoman, homestead farm in Attle- boro, at a place called Ten Mile River, to a place called M' Hope hill, 170 acres, excepting a small piece of ground 6 rods square, where the burying place now is, which I, the said Daggett, reserved for my own use and the use of my neighbors. [Bristol Deeds, 15-8.5.] April 6, 1724, he sells 103 acres, on Ten Mile river, at the falls, to son May- hew Daggett. [Bristol Deeds, 15-504.] Deacon John Daggett died September 7, 1724, leaving a will dated April 13, 1724, in which he leaves his 'property to his wife and children. This will was proved October 20, 1724. The inventory, dated September 28, 1724, amounts to £525 4s. Id., and mentions land at Martha's Vineyard and at Mansfield, Conn. [Bristol Probate.] In what was, apparently, originally the centre of the old Hatch burying-ground in Attleboro', there stands erect, in a good state of JOHN DOGGETT, OF MARTHA'S VINEYARD. 91 preservation, a stone, with cherub at the top and ornaments at the sides, with the following inscription : Here lies Interred Ye Body of Dea- con John Daggett DeC Sepf ye 7"^ 1724 in ye 63^ year of his age Among the family papers of an old Boston family was found the following epitaph, which has been sent the writer, and is supposed to refer to Deacon John Daggett, and shows the retention of the original spelling : EPITAPH ON LANDLORD DOGGETT Innbolder at Attleborough. Traveller If ever dram to thee was dear, Drop on John Doggett's grave a Tear ; Who when alive so well did tend, The Rich, the Poor, the Foe, the Friend; To every knock, and every call. He said I'm coming unto all; At length Death knocks ! poor Doggett cry'd, And said "I'm coming Sir! and Dy'd. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Daggett authorizes her son to sell lands on the Vineyard : Aug. 27, 1733. widow of John Daggett, of Attleboro, appoints Ebenezer Daggett, her son, of Attleboro, Innkeeper, her agent, to sell all lands on Mar- thas Vineyard, by her own and her husbands right. [Dukes Deeds, 5-383.]

Moved to Attlebrough about 1711.He at once became an innkeeper in the old Garrison House, and soon became interested in town and church affairs. His lands being located on the road from Boston to Rhode Island, and his tavern a convenient stopping place in route, he soon became well known, not only to the people of Attleborough, but to all travelers between Boston & Rhode Island. John Daggett must had a rather remarkable impact on the community of Attleborough, though his son Ebenezer he was the father of a number of influential and important Daggett's in the history of Massachusetts and Conn. including a president of Yale University, Napthali Daggett, who led a contingent of students against the British when they invaded New Haven during the American Revolution. Another ancestor, bearing his ancestors name John, wrote a historical sketch of Attleborough in 1894. -------------------- Deacon John was born and raised In Edgartown, later moving to Chilmark to become a tanner.In 1711, John sold his land and moved to mainland Mass. purchasing 200 acres of land, near his uncle, on the main road between Providence & Boston. This land included th "Old Garrison House" a tavern and Inn that had been used to garrison troops during King Phillips War, and was a much used stopping point on a well traveled road. He sold the Inn in 1722. The inn remained until 1806, it stood for 136 year having been built in 1670. John was 62 at the time of his death, two years after retiring as an innkeeper.

John's legacy was the impact his sons had on the community of Attleborough. Through his son Ebenezer, was fathered a number of influential and important Daggett's in the history of Massachusetts and Connecticut, including a presiden of Yale University; his son Napthali, who led a contingent of students against the British when they invaded New Haven during the Revolution. Also an ancestor who went on to write an historical sketch of Attleborough in 1894.

Deacon John and his wife Sarah lived in Chilmark "the Manor of Tisbury" where he owned property which he sold for three hundred pounds in 1711.

During that year he bought the Woodcock Garrison house and several hundred acres of land in Rehoboth, Mass, Now Attelboro. The Woodcock house was one of the three houses in Rehoboth, fortified for King Philip's War. All the other houses in the town were destroyed. Our ancestor George Robinson, took an active part in this war and contributed money to hep carry it on.

John Daggett opened the Woodcock Garrison House as an Inn, which as it was on one of the main lines of travel in the colonies, soon became widely and favorably known. Having large interests in the town, he took an active part in its's affairs and also in the chruch, where he was made a deacon.

He was representative tot the General court in 1720, sold his Inn in 1722 and died SSept 9 1724. Buried in the Hatch burying ground,"the stone was still standing when the genealogy was printed"

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Deacon John Daggett's Timeline

September 7, 1662
Great Harbor (Present Edgartown), Martha's Vineyard (Present Dukes County), (Present Massachusetts)
Age 22
Attleboro, Bristol County, Plymouth Colony
Age 23
Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Province of New York (Present Massachusetts)
August 29, 1690
Age 27
Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States
Age 28
Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 29
Age 35
Of Rehoboth, Bristol, Ma
Age 37
Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Province of Massachusetts
Age 38
Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Province of Massachusetts
Age 42
Dukes County (Present Martha's Vineyard), Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)