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Mary Doane (Smalley)

Nicknames: "Widow Snow"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Eastham, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
Death: Died in Eastham, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Cove Burying Ground, Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Smalley; John Smalley; Ann Smalley and Ann Smalley
Wife of John Snow and Ephraim Doane
Mother of Hannah Ruhamah Doane (Snow); Mary Snow; Abigail Small (Snow); Rebecca Smalley( Snow); Elisha Snow and 4 others
Sister of Hannah Bangs; John Smalley, Jr. and Isaac Smalley

Managed by: Ronald Blaine Strauss
Last Updated:

About Mary Doane (Smalley)

MARY WAS TWIN TO ISAAC SMALLEY.

http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/report/rr02/rr02_104.htm#P5355

Mary Smalley. Born on 11 Dec 1647 in Eastham, MA.3 At the age of <1, Mary was baptized in Barnstable, MA, on 27 Feb 1647/8.172 Mary died in 1703 in Eastham, MA.171

From Underhill:103

   “Mary Doane did not long survive [her husband]. A lengthy inventory of her estate was taken Nov. 22, 1703, by Josiah Cook, Sr., and Joseph Young, Sr., to which was added: 
   “‘Memorandum on the 8th day of December 1703, John Snow of Parmett in the County of Barnstable... did personally appear and made oath that this above written.. . was a true Inventory of the estate of his late mother Mary Doane, late of Eastham deceased.’ (Probate Records, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, vol. 2: 144, 145. )”

On 19 Sep 1667 when Mary was 19, she first married John Snow (5471) , son of Nicholas Snow (2109) (ca 1599/1600-15 Nov 1676) & Constance Hopkins (1501) (ca 1606-middle of Oct 1677), in Eastham, MA.156 John Snow and Mary Smale were maried: the 19th of September: 1667,”. Born ca 1638 in Plymouth, MA. John died bef Apr 1692 in Eastham, MA.73

John took the freeman’s oath at Eastham 5 Jun 1684, and resided there for most of his life except a short period at Piscataway, NJ, where his wife’s parents moved.73

   Except for a short period at Piscataway, he lived at Eastham until his death about 1692.103 
   The inventory of the “Estate of John Snow, of Eastham, Late deceased taken this 4th of April: 1692,” by John Freeman and William Walker, mentions “to housing and his whole Right in purches [purchasers] Lands at Pammet,” £ 50. “Mary Snow Relict of sd deceased” made oath to the inventory April 20, 1692, and it was so recorded April 22, 1692. “The Settlement of The Estate of John Snow Late of Eastham, deceased,” gave to his wife Mary one third part of his real estate during her natural life, and one third part of his personal estate forever, the rest of the personal estate “for bringing up ye children of sd deceased Saving her paying to each of the Daughters four pounds a peece as they com to be of age or married: and the Sons... to have the Lands and housing According to Law.” (The Mayflower Descendant, vol. 12: 190. )103

Their children include:

7526 i. Hannah Snow (26 Aug 1670-1717)

7527 ii. Mary Snow (10 Mar 1672-bef 15 Mar 1752)

7528 iii. Abigail Snow (14 Oct 1673-)

7529 iv. Rebecca Snow (23 Jul 1676-31 Aug 1753)

7530 v. Dea. John Snow (3 May 1678-Oct 1738)

7531 vi. Isaac Snow (10 Aug 1683-bet 15 May 1745 and 15 Feb 1748)

7532 vii. Lydia Snow (29 Sep 1685-)

7533 viii. Elisha Snow (10 Jan 1686/7-bet 15 Jan 1744 and 8 Feb 1752)

7534 ix. Phebe Snow (27 Jun 1689-May 1715)

ca 1692 Mary second married Ephraim Doane (1133) , son of Dea. John Doane (416) (ca 1590-21 Feb 1685[/6]) & Ann [Doane] (-1 Jun 1654).24 Born ca 1642 in Plymouth, MA.5 Ephraim died ca 1700 in Eastham, MA.171

From The Doane Family:171

   “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. 
   “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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Twin of Issac.

Had nine children by John Snow.

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Mary Doane's Timeline

1647
February 27, 1647
(Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
December 11, 1647
Eastham, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
1648
February 27, 1648
Barnstable, Mass
1667
September 19, 1667
Age 19
Eastham, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
1670
August 26, 1670
Age 22
Eastham, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
1671
March 10, 1671
Age 23
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
1673
October 14, 1673
Age 25
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
1676
July 23, 1676
Age 28
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
1678
May 3, 1678
Age 30
Eastham, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1683
August 10, 1683
Age 35
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA