Obadiah Perry (c.1644 - 1691) MP

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Birthplace: Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: Died in Dunstable, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
Cause of death: Obadiah Perry and Christian Temple "dyed by the hands of our Indian enemies in the morning."
Managed by: Richard Arthur Neary
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About Obadiah Perry

From "Early generations of the founders of old Dunstable: thirty families" by Ezra S. Stearns:

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Obadiah Perry, son of William and Anna Perry of Watertown, married Aug. 21, 1667, Esther Hassel, born Cambridge, Dec. 6, 1648, daughter of Richard Hassell. See Hassell family.

They lived a few years in Watertown and was one of the first families of Dunstable. On account of the expusure during King Philip's War, he removed to Concord and soon after to Billerica.

It was recorded in Billerica: "Feb 10, 1675/76 (read 1676), Obadiah Perry, belonging to Dunstable towne, now resident at Concord, but being informed to remove from thence and not account it safe at ye present to remove to his owne at Dunstable, desiring at present to hire a house at Billerica, the selectmen, considering his condition, do grant him liberty to hire in this towne."

He returned to Dunstable before 1680, and was there killed by the Indians, Sept. 28, 1691. "Obadiah Perry and Christopher Temple dyed by the hand of our Indian enemies, September, the 28th day in the morning."

His widow, Esther, married second, Aug. 30, 1693, Martin Townsend of Watertown. He died 1698.

Record is found of six children of Obadiah and Esther (Hassell) Perry.

  • 1. Obadiah, born, Watertown, Oct. 11, 1669.
  • 2. Ebenezer, born, Watertown, Nov. 20, 1671.
  • 3. Esther, born, Watertown, Aug. 11, 1674, married at Concord, May 11, 1692, to William Harwood. (See Harwood family.)
  • 4. Samuel, born, Billerica, July 19, 1677, died Nov. 25, 1677.
  • 5. John, born, Dunstable, Jan 31, 1682.
  • 6. Elizabeth, born, Dunstable, Apr 7, 1683.
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Obadiah Perry's Timeline

1644
1644
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1667
August 21, 1667
Age 23
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1669
October 11, 1669
Age 25
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1671
November 20, 1671
Age 27
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1674
August 11, 1674
Age 30
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1677
July 19, 1677
Age 33
Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1682
January 31, 1682
Age 38
Dunstable, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
January 31, 1682
Age 38
Dunstable, Middlesex, MA, USA
1683
April 7, 1683
Age 39
Dunstable, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1691
September 28, 1691
Age 47
Dunstable, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts