John Macomber (1680 - 1747) MP

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Birthplace: Taunton, Plymouth Colony
Death: Died in Taunton, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
Occupation: Soldier, farmer
Managed by: Jason Peter Herbert
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About John Macomber

John Macomber (John, John) was born on 18 March 1681 in Taunton, was impressed as a soldier in Queen Anne's War 22 Dec. 1701, and again 26 June 1711. He married (i) 17 March 1707, Elizabeth, daughter of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Rogers) Williams, who was born in Taunton 18 April 1686, and died 2 May 1732. She was granddaughter of Richard Williams, called the "Father of Taunton," whose wife was Frances, daughter of John and Jane (Basset) Deighton ; also granddaughter of John and Ann (Churchman) Rogers and great-granddaughter of Thomas Rogers who came in the Mayflower.

John Macomber married (2), 12 July 1733. in Raynham. Mass., Mrs. Lydia (King) Williams, widow of Nathaniel Williams. She died 31 March 1748. John Macomber died in Taunton, Mass., 14 Dec. 1747.

His will, dated 28 Dec. 1742, was probated 5 April 1748. It names wife Lydia and children Nathaniel. Josiah. John, James, Elijah. Joseph. Elizabeth Rounsevill, Abia and Anna. His son Elijah inherited the homestead in East Taunton.

Jan. 5, 1732, John Macomber of Taunton deeded to his son Nathaniel one-third of his home farm, one corner being at the saw mill. The same day he gave to son Josiah one-third of the same fann. The burial ground, where rest the early generations of Macombers, is on Staples Street not far from the Macomber farm.

The record of the family of John Macomber has been preserved in a branch of his descendants now living in Augusta, Maine. It was, perhaps, copied from the records of Taunton before they were destroyed by fire in 1848. His children, all by the first marriage, were :

  1. Nathaniel b. 9 Feb. 1709; m. Priscilla Southworth.
  2. Josiah b. 19 Feb. 1711 ; m. Ruth Paul.
  3. John b. 10 Feb. 1713; m. Elizabeth Phinney.
  4. Elizabeth b. 15 March 1715; m. Wm. Rounsevill, (2) Wm. Ashley.
  5. James b. 12 Sept. 1717; m. Rachel Drake.
  6. Elijah b. 25 Oct. 1718; m. Judith Williams.
  7. Mary b. 30 July 1721 ; not named in will, 1742.
  8. Abiah b. 8 June 1724; m. Israel Dean; d. s. p.
  9. Annah b. 2 Jan. 1726; m. John Smith. Pub. 12 Aug. 1749. 8 ch.
  10. Joseph b. 28 March 1732; m. Thankful Canedy.
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John Macomber's Timeline

1680
March 18, 1680
Taunton, Plymouth Colony
1706
March 17, 1706
Age 25
1708
February 9, 1708
Age 27
Taunton, Bristol, MA
1710
February 19, 1710
Age 29
Taunton, Bristol, MA
1712
February 10, 1712
Age 31
Taunton, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
1717
September 12, 1717
Age 37
Taunton, Bristol, MA
1718
October 26, 1718
Age 38
Taunton, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
1721
July 30, 1721
Age 41
1724
June 28, 1724
Age 44
Taunton, Bristol, MA
1725
January 2, 1725
Age 44
Taunton, Bristol, MA