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James Maker

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Elizabeth Islands, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Husband of Rachel Maker and Mercy Smith
Father of Lydia Nickerson; Rachel King; James Maker, Jr. and John Maker

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About James Maker

Added by Elwin Nickerson II about my Great Grandfather: Notes for RACHEL: Of the Wampanoag Tribe. Grantee Lot 6-Gorham , Maine. NOBODY ever took advantage of this Grant. WHY I wonder!!!!!!! Is it Perhaps that when the Legislators awarded the Grants on Narragansetts NO9 Gorham Maine , they later saw that James Maker (Maker Family)were of Native American Birth. MANY Documents exist on the Land this Land Grant Award. Children of JAMES MAKER and RACHEL are:

  • i. RACHEL2 MAKER.
  • ii. LYDIA MAKER, b. Abt. 1684, Eastham; d. WFT Est. 1687-1753; m. WILLIAM NICKERSON, November 04, 1703.
  • iii. JAMES MAKER JR., b. Abt. 1686, Harwich; d. Bef. 1725; m. MARY TAYLOR, Eastham, 1703.
  • iv. JOHN MAKER, b. Abt. 1692, Harwich, MA; d. WFT Est. 1736-1784, Harwich, MA.

James lived in Yarmouth, Eastham, Harwich & Brewster. Eastern shore of Follins Pond just north of Kelley's Bay, "Maker Roade", Bass Pond to the way from Yarmouth to Harwich, possibly Mayfair vicinity of Dennis.

History of Brewster: Bakers's Pond is in the eastern part and the line that divides the town from Orleans passes through it. It was called by the Indians "Pomponeset". James Maker, an earlier settler, had a house near the pond." (5) pg 837

"Among the settlers between 1700 and 1750 were...James Maker" East Brewster is the post office designation of the territory in the northeast part of town. Among the early settlers here were Stephen Hopkins,...James Maker..." "The Principal settlement now is along the main road which records show was laid out by the Town of Eastham in 1668." (5) pg 899

From "Early Chatham Settlers", page 585, mentions land that William Nickerson had on ye south side of James Makers. It states that "only still allowing to Elizabeth ye mother of ye sd James to gather cherrys and other fruit for her spending in ye summer time and ye sd James to take off ye lumber and old bords of ye old house therron." JAMES MAKER JR Added by Elwin C. Nickerson-The name of James Maker appears in the record when he, Richard Berry, and two Lumbert brothers, Jedediah and Benjamin, were charged for smoking of tobacco, at the end of Yarmouth meeting house on the Lords day, in the time of exercise. For this offense, brought before the Court March 2, 1668/9, they were fined 5 shillings each. PCR, Vol. 5, p16. Although this was during the probationary period from Maker's previous offense, the Courts took no note of the former. He was a landowner by 1673, when James Meker paid a rate of 11 shillings in Yarmouth, April 29, 1673. Freeman, History of Cape Cod, Vol. 2; p195. This was a minor tax so that his holdings were not extensive. Freeman asserts that the list of names in these rates may be in relation to here the various people lived in the town. Names appearing just before Maker' s are Silas Sears and Mr. Mayo, names following are Nathaniel Baker and Thomas Gage. Silas Sears was then of East Dennis, Nathaniel Baker of the Bakertown section of South Dennis, in the vicinity of Ezra Baker School on Route 28, and Thomas Gage of the Gagetown section of South Dennis, now Great Western Road. The research of James Gould of Cotuit James Warren Gould, First Comers of Dennis James Maker was probably living on the eastern shore of Follins Pond, not far north of Kelley's Bay, a neighbor of Samuel Ryder to the south and the former holdings of William Nickerson to the north. In a deed of Rebecca Paddock to Eben Paddock, 17 Mar 1734/5, a lot of land is described as being on the north side of the Cart way called "Maker Roade" which comes from the Bass Pond to the way that leads from Yarmouth to Harwich, Josiah Paine papers, NEHGS. This cart way would be in the Mayfair vicinity of Dennis. /ECN/ -------------------- Noted by Harwich Historian Josiah Paine as Living next to and Owning Land with Indians in Harwich. Notes in New England Historical GS. Note Downin Cahoon and Elizabeth Maker Living in a Wigwam in East Harwich. Second wife note: Mercy Smith/ Eastham. Born Elizabeth Islands. Noted in family bibles.

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James Maker's Timeline

1660
1660
Barnstable, Massachusetts
1684
1684
Age 24
East Brewster, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
1685
1685
Age 25
1686
1686
Age 26
Barnstable, Massachusetts
1692
1692
Age 32
Harwich, Barnstable, MA, USA
1731
July 8, 1731
Age 71
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts
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