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Ephraim Doane

Also Known As: "Done", "Deane", "Dunne"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Plymouth, Plymouth Colony
Death: Died in Eastham, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Deacon John Doane; John Doane; Ann Doane and Ann Doane
Husband of Mary Snow; Mercy Doane and Mary Doane
Father of Namesake of Patience Doane; Patience Doane; Apphia Doane; "Elder" Hezekiah Doane; Thomas Doane and 4 others
Brother of Lydia Hicks; Abigail Lothrop; John Doane, Jr. and Dea. Daniel Doane
Half brother of Thomas Bryant, of Plymouth Colony; Stephen Bryant, of Plymouth Colony and John Bryant, of Scituate

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About Ephraim Doane

Ephraim Doane was born about 1642 and died in 1700 in Eastham, Mass. He was buried in Cove Burying Ground, Eastham, as was his 2nd wife Mary.

He married:

  • 1. Mercy Knowles at Eastham, Mass. On February 5, 1667/8 and had eight children.
  • 2. Mary (Smalley) Snow as her second husband after April 1692 but had no children. She died in 1703.

“Ephraim Doane does not appear to have been prominent either in town or church affairs. Only a little of his life can be gleaned from the public records."

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“On March 3, 1662-3, he and three others were fined twenty-five shillings each, for trading of liquor with the Indians, and he and Thomas Ridman were fined fifty shillings each, for permitting the Indiane to have liquor in their boats, ‘it appearing that one of the Indians was drunk thereby.’ Oct. 29, 1669, he was before the court for ‘horribly slandering and belying his neighbours’ at Eastham and was fined ‘the sume of twenty shillings for telling two lyes about the same.’ June 6, 1678, he was again before the court to answer to the complaint of ‘Jawannum, late wife of James Pequin of Billingsgate, as suspected by her and Nicholas, to have been an occasion of the violent death of the said Pequin, her husband.’

“He settled within the limits of Eastham. He took the oath of fidelity before Mr. Freeman in 1670, and was admitted a freeman June 5, 1684. His name appears in Truro June 17, 1690, and is in a list of the legal inhabitants of Eastham in 1695. He was a surveyor of highways in Eastham in 1691 and again in 1692. He made lis will Dec. 17, 1699, and desires his wife's children, by her former husband, John Snow, of whom there were nine, to share equally with his own children, after the decease of his wife Mary.”

Will

The Will of Ephraim Doane, proved 19 Apr 1700.

In ye Name of God Amen, ye seventh day of December in ye year of ye Lord one thousand six hundred ninety and nine, I Ephraim Doane of ye Town of Eastham in ye County of Barnstable in ye province of ye Massachusetts Bay in N. England being sick and weak of Body but of good and perfect memory, Thanks be to Allmighty God and calling to Remembrance ye uncertain Estate of this Transitory Life and that all flesh must yield unto Death when it shall please God to call, do make constitute and declare this my last will and Testiment in manner and form following: Revokeing and Annulling by these presents all and every Testiment and Testiments will and wills by me heretofore made and declared either by word or writing, and this is to be taken only for my Last will and Testament and no other, flrst and principally I give and comitt my Soul to God my creator and my Body to ye earth by decent burial and tuching such worldly Estate as ye Lord in mercy hath Lent me, my will and meaning is that ye same shall be bestowed and Imploid in manner and form following that is to say, flrst I will that all those debts and duties as I owe in Right or contience to any manner of person or persons shall be well and truly contented and paid or ordained to be paid within convenient time after my decease by my executrix hereafter named.

It. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Mary Doane all my moveable estate (after my debts are paid) and ye use and Improvement of ye one half part of my now dwellinghouse and ye land thereunto adjoining and belonging with ye one halfe of ye Barn and all other ye appurtinances belonging to messuage with ye one half of all my meadow Land Iying within ye Township of Eastham during ye Terme of her natural Life and that what of my moveable Estate shall be Left after my sd wifes decease and debts paid my will and meaning is that ye same shall be divided among ye children. That is to say ye children which I had by my former wife, and ye children which my now beloved wife had by her former husband John Snow deceased, I say to be divided among sd children by Equall proportions.

It. I make constitute and ordain my well beloved wife Mary Doane executrix. In witness whereof I do hereunto sett my hand and seal ye day and year above mentioned.

ye mark of Ephraim Doane [seal]

Witness

Joseph Doane

Mary Snow [her mark]

Jona Sparrow

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Will of John Doane

In his will dated May 18, 1678, inventory taken May 21, 1686 and sworn by Abigail Doane May 29, 1686, he named his "loving wife," daughter Abigail, sons John, Daniel and Ephraim, and granddaughter Margaret Hicks, and left the remainder of his estate to "all my sons and daughters". He described himself in the will as "aged eighty and eight or there about" and in the inventory he was said to have died February 21, 1685/86, "aged about a hundred years" - a typical overstatement of age which occurred in those times.

Alternate Data at time of merge on 11/28/09:

Birth Date(s): c. 1646

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  • Ephraim Doane1
  • M, #89315, b. 1645, d. 1700
  • Father John Doane1 b. c 1587, d. 1 Jan 1686
  • Mother Ann Perkins1 b. c 1604, d. bt 4 Dec 1648 - 1 Apr 1659
  • Ephraim Doane was born in 1645 at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA.1 He married Mary Knowles, daughter of Richard Knowles and Ruth Bowers, on 5 February 1667 at Eastham, Barnstable, MA.1 Ephraim Doane died in 1700 at Eastham, Barnstable, MA.1
  • Family Mary Knowles b. c 1642, d. 1692
  • Child
    • Thomas Doane+1 b. 4 Sep 1674, d. 8 May 1756
  • Citations
  • 1. [S14] Unknown author, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, by Clarence Almon Torrey., p. 223.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p2973.htm#i89315

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  • Ephraim Doane
  • Birth: unknown Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death: Apr., 1700 Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Have found birthdates including 1635, 1637, 1638, 1642.... and locations as Eastham and Plymouth. Son of Deacon John Doane. 1m to Mercy Knowles on 15 Feb 1667. 2m to Mary Smalley Snow, the widow of John Snow, after 1692. He settled within the limits of Eastham. He took the oath of fidelity before Mr. Freeman in 1670, and was admitted a freeman 05 Jun 1684. His name appears in Truro 17 Jun 1690, and is in a list of the legal inhabitants of Eastham in 1695. He was a suveyor of highways in Eastham in 1691 and again in 1692. He made his will 17 Dec 1699, (proved 19 Apr 1700) and desired his wife's children, by her former husband, John Snow, of whom there were nine, to share equally with his own children, after the decease of his wife Mary. DFA book lists his children as Patience, Apphia, Hezekiah, Thomas, Ebenezer, Nehemiah, Patience and Ruhama.
  • The following is from the Doane genealogy: "On March 3, 1662-63, he and three others were fined twenty-five shillings each for trading liquor with the Indians, and he and Thomas Ridman were fined fifty shillings each for permitting the Indians to have liquor in their boats, it appearing that one of the Indians was drunk thereby." On October 29, 1669, he was before the court for "horribly slandering and belying his neighbors: at Eastham and was fined "the sume of twenty shillings for telling two lyes about the same." June 6, 1678, he was again before the court to answer to the complaint of "Jawannum, late wife of James Pequin of Billingsgate, as suspected by her and Nicholas, to have been an occasion of the violent death of said Pequin, her husband."
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • John Doane (1590 - 1685)
  • Ann Doane (1600 - 1654)
  • Spouses:
  • Mercy Knowles Doane (1642 - 1692)
  • Mary Smalley Doane (1647 - 1703)*
  • Children:
    • Patience Doane (1668 - 1675)*
    • Nehemiah Doane (1670 - 1674)*
    • Hezekiah Doane (1672 - 1752)*
    • Thomas Doane (1674 - 1756)*
    • Ebenezer Doane (1676 - ____)*
    • Nehemiah Doane (1680 - 1684)*
    • Patience Doane Cooke (1682 - 1746)*
    • Ruhama Doane Stephens (1685 - ____)*
  • Siblings:
  • Ephraim Doane (____ - 1700)
  • Lydia Doane Hicks (1629 - 1682)*
  • Abigail Doane Lothrop (1632 - 1734)*
  • John Doane (1635 - 1708)*
  • Daniel Doane (1636 - 1712)*
  • Burial: Cove Burying Ground, Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 34275191
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=34275191

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  • DOANE, Ephraim
  • b. ABT 1642 Plymouth, Plymouth, Mass.
  • d. 1700 Eastham, Barnstable, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: DOANE, John
  • Mother: PERKINS, Ann
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 15 FEB 1666/7 Eastham, Barnstable, Mass.
  • Spouse: KNOWLES, Mercy
  • b. 1642 Plymouth, Plymouth, Mass.
  • d. 1692 Eastham, Barnstable, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: KNOWLES, Richard
  • Mother: BOWERS, Ruth
  • Children:
    • DOANE, Patience b. 28 JAN 1667/8 Eastham, Barnstable, Mass. d. 1675
    • DOANE, Apphia b. 11 JUL 1670 Eastham, Barnstable, Mass.
    • DOANE, Hezekiah
    • DOANE, Thomas
    • DOANE, Nehemiah b. 4 SEP 1674 Eastham, Barnstable, Mass. d. FEB 1683/4
    • DOANE, Ebenezer
    • DOANE, Patience
    • DOANE, Ruhama
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 1691 Eastham, Barnstable, Mass.
  • Spouse:SMALLEY, Mary
  • http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_39.htm#77

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  • The Doane family: 1. Deacon John Doane, of Plymouth, 2. Doctor John Done, of Maryland, and their descendants. With notes upon English families of the same name (1902)
  • http://archive.org/details/doanefamily1deac00doan
  • http://archive.org/stream/doanefamily1deac00doan#page/n36/mode/1up
  • Pg.1
  • 1 JOHN1 DOANE came over from England and settled in Plymouth. He was the founder of the Doane family in America. Nothing is yet known of his history in England, but the same is true also of the greater number of the Pilgrims who repaired to these New England shores before the middle of the seventeenth century. .... etc
  • Of John Doane's eraly life, of his parentage, the place of his nativity, the family name of his wife, the name of the vessel on which he came nothing whatever has yet been discovered. .... etc.
  • http://archive.org/stream/doanefamily1deac00doan#page/16/mode/1up
  • .... His wife's name appears as Abigail. They were undoubtedly interred in the old cemetery at Eastham, the first burial ground of the town. .... etc.
  • http://archive.org/stream/doanefamily1deac00doan#page/18/mode/1up
  • Children of Deacon John Doane:
    • 2 i LYDIA,2 b. ---- .
    • 3 ii ABIGAIL,2 b. Jan. 13, 1632.
    • 4 iii JOHN,2 b. about 1635.
    • 5 iv DANIEL,2 b. about 1636.
    • 6 v EPHRAIM,2 b --- .
  • http://archive.org/stream/doanefamily1deac00doan#page/19/mode/1up
  • 2 LYDIA2 DOANE (John1) was born probably before her parents came to Plymouth. She married Sept. 11, 1645, Samuel Hicks who came over to Plymouth with his mother, younger brother and sisters, in the Ann, in 1623. His father, Robert Hicks, came over in the Fortune, in 1621, .... etc. He returned to Plymouth, where two of their children were born, and was a constable in that town in 1654. He was sometime an inhabitant of Barnstable. Mr. Otis says, he was admitted an inhabitant there Oct. 3, 1662, but had then resided in the town several years. .... etc.
  • http://archive.org/stream/doanefamily1deac00doan#page/20/mode/1up
  • .... No record appears of the deaths of Samuel and Lydia Hicks. They had at least seven children, two of whom, Dorcas born Feb. 14, 1652 and Margaret born Mar. 9, 1654, were born in Plymouth. Davis says, there was a son Samuel born in 1651 and Austin's Dictionary of Rhode Island Families gives a son Thomas, a carpenter of Dartmouth, Mass., and Portsmouth, R. I., who married Mary, daughter of John and Dorothy Albro. Margaret Hicks' will, dated July 8, 1655, bequeaths to her son Samuel and his family as follows : .... etc.
  • 3 ABIGAIL2 DOANE (John1) was born at Plymouth, Jan. 13, 1631-2 and died at Norwich, Conn., Jan. 23, 1734-5. She married, in 1690, Samuel, born in England about 1620, second son of Rev. John Lothrop.(*) .... etc.
  • http://archive.org/stream/doanefamily1deac00doan#page/21/mode/1up
  • Samuel Lothrop was married, first, by his father, at Barnstable Nov. 28, 1644, to Miss Elizabeth Scudder, of whose death there is no record. .... etc. In 1668 he removed to Norwich, where he is recorded as "Constable" and "Townsman," and where he died Feb. 29, 1700, leaving the widow Abigail who survived him many years.
  • On the one hundredth anniversary of her birth, an audience of her neighbors and church people assembled in her rooms at Norwich, where a sermon was preached by her pastor, the Rev. Benjamin Lord. At this time, it is claimed, she retained to a remarkable degree the intelligence and vivacity of her earlier years.
  • She was buried in the old Town Burial Ground near the Congregational church in Norwich, a stone with the following inscription marking her grave : .... etc.
  • Caulkins' History of New London gives the following notice of her death, copied from the New England Weekly Journal:
  • Mrs. Abigail Lothrop died at Norwich, Jan. 23, 1735, in her 104th year. Her father John Doane and his wife came to Plymouth in 1630, and there she was born the next year. She lived single till she was sixty years old and then married Mr. John (Samuel) Lothrop of Norwich, who lived ten years and then died.
  • 4 JOHN2 DOANE, Jr. (John1) was born probably at Plymouth about 1635 and died at Eastham, Mar. 15, 1708, aged about 73 years. He married, first, Apr. 30, 1662, Hannah, daughter of Edward Bangs, who came over to Plymouth in the Ann in July, 1623. She was born at Plymouth, about 1644, and was living at Eastham in 1677, then being named in her father's will. Married, second, Jan. 14, 1694, Rebecca Pettee, whom he outlived.
  • .... etc.
  • http://archive.org/stream/doanefamily1deac00doan#page/26/mode/1up
  • 5 DANIEL2 DOANE (John1 ) was born probably at Plymouth, about 1636, and died at Eastham, Dec. 20, 1712, in the seventy-sixth year of his age. He was twice married. Nothing is known of his first wife. The marriage is not recorded on Eastham records. She doubtless was the mother of all the children, except the daughter Hepzibah. His second wife, whom he married after July 28, 1682, was Hepzibah Crisp, widow of George Crisp,(*) and daughter of Daniel and Mary Cole of Eastham. She was many years his junior, and survived him.
  • .... Dea. Daniel Doane was buried in the old Town Cove burial ground where a small slatestone still legible marks his grave, and bears this inscription :
    • Here Lyes ye Body
    • of Deacon Daniel
    • Doane DecD DecR
    • ye 20th 1712
    • In The 76 Year
    • Of His Age.
  • .... etc.
  • http://archive.org/stream/doanefamily1deac00doan#page/30/mode/1up
  • 6 EPHRAIM2 DOANE (John1) was born probably at Plymouth before the removal of the family to Eastham in 1645, and died at Eastham in 1700. He married first, Feb. 15, 1667, Mercy Knowles, the daughter of Richard and Ruth (Bower) Knowles. Married, second, after 1692, Mary Snow, who was born at Barnstable, Dec. 11, 1647
  • http://archive.org/stream/doanefamily1deac00doan#page/31/mode/1up
  • and died at Eastham in 1703, widow of John2 Snow (Nicholas1), and the daughter of John and Ann (Walden) Smalley.
  • .... etc.
  • http://archive.org/stream/doanefamily1deac00doan#page/32/mode/1up
  • An Inventory of all and singular ye Goods chattels and credits of Ephraim Doane deceased praised at Eastham the fifth day of March 1699 : 1700 by John Doane sen. and Thomas Pain Jun.
  • .... etc.
  • http://archive.org/stream/doanefamily1deac00doan#page/33/mode/1up
  • Children, from Eastham records :
    • i PATIENCE,3 b. Jan. 28, 1668; d. 1675.
    • ii APPHIA,3 b. July 18, 1670.
    • 16 iii HEZEKIAH,3 b. Aug., 1672.
    • 17 iv THOMAS,3 b. Sept. 4, 1674.
    • 18 v EBENEZER,3 b. Apr., 1676.
    • vi NEHEMIAH,3 b. Aug. 1680; d. Feb., 1684.
    • vii PATIENCE3, b. Apr., 1682; m. Feb. 7, 1705-6, Joshua Cook. Ch., from Eastham records: 1. Martha, b. Apr. 6, 1706. 2. Josiah, b. Aug. 30, 1707. 3. Joshua, b. Mar. 23, 1708. 4. Mercy, b. Sept. 2, 1710. 5. Ebenezer, b. Nov. 25, 1711. 6. Ephraim, b. Sept. 16, 1712. 7. Ruhama (Roana), b. Feb. 18, 1713. 8. Simeon, b. Aug. 4, 1715. 9. Moses, b. May 11, 1717.
    • viii RUHAMA,3 b. Apr. 30, 1685 ; m., at Eastham, Sept. 22, 1726, Richard Stephens. About 1704, she was living in the family of David Melville at Eastham, and in 1707 and 1708 was employed at Samuel Cox's Inn, Boston.

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Ephraim Doane's Timeline

1642
1642
Plymouth, Plymouth Colony
1667
January 28, 1667
Age 25
Barnstable, Barnstable, MA, USA
February 15, 1667
Age 25
1668
1668
Age 26
1670
July 18, 1670
Age 28
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
1672
August 16, 1672
Age 30
Eastham, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
1674
September 4, 1674
Age 32
Eastham, Barnstable, MA, USA
1676
April 16, 1676
Age 34
Eastham, Barnstable, MA, USA
1680
August 1680
Age 38
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
1682
April 1682
Age 40
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA