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Place of Burial: Granary Burying Ground, Boston,, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Birthplace: Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation: Baptized Ben Franklin. ,Pastor of Old South Church, Boston (installed 1678) and vice president of Harvard College, 1700-1707.was the rector of Old South Church, Boston, Mass.
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About Samuel Willard, Sr.

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Reverend Samuel Willard (January 31, 1640 – September 12, 1707) was a Colonial clergyman. He was born in Concord, Massachusetts; graduated at Harvard in 1659; and was minister at Groton from 1663 to 1676, whence he was driven by the Indians during King Philip's War. The Reverend Willard was pastor of the Third Church, Boston, from 1678 until his death. He strenuously opposed the witchcraft trials, and served as acting president of Harvard from 1701. The Reverend Willard published many sermons; a folio volume entitled A Compleat Body of Divinity was published posthumously in 1726.

Willard's parents were merchant Simon Willard and Mary Sharpe, who had emigrated from England to New England in 1634, settling first in Cambridge. In 1635, with Rev. Peter Bulkley, they helped establish the town of Concord, Massachusetts, where Samuel was born the sixth child and second son. After the death of his mother, his father remarried twice, and Samuel was one of seventeen children born to the family.

At the age of fifteen, Willard entered Harvard College in 1655, graduating in 1659, and was the only member of his class to receive an M.A.

In 1663, Willard began preaching in Groton, Massachusetts, then at the very frontier of the Massachusetts colony. The town's first minister, John Miller, had become ill, and when he died, the congregation asked Willard to stay, and he was officially ordained by them in 1664.

On August 8, 1664, Willard married Abigail Sherman of Watertown, MA, and in 1670 he became a freeman, with full privileges of citizenship.

In 1671, a 16-year-old girl in town, Elizabeth Knapp, fell ill and appeared to be possessed. Willard wrote about the strange behavior.

Groton was destroyed on March 10, 1676, during King Philip's War, and the 300 residents abandoned the town. Willard and his family removed to Charlestown, Massachusetts.

Willard preached at Boston's Third Church during the illness of Rev. Thomas Thacher and gave an election-day sermon on June 5. The Third Church called Willard to be its Teacher, an associate pastor, on April 10, 1678. When Thacher died on October 15, Willard became their only pastor. Members of the congregation included a variety of influential members of the colony: John Hull, Samuel Sewall, Edward Rawson, Thomas Brattle, Joshua Scottow, Hezekiah Usher, and Capt. John Alden (the son of John and Priscilla Alden of Plymouth). His wife Abigail died sometime in the first half of 1679; in July of that year he married Eunice Tyng, a possible sister-in-law of Joseph Dudley.

Willard was the acting president of Harvard, although having the nominal title of vice-president, from 1701 until his death in 1707.

Works by Samuel Willard:


First page of Some Miscellany Observations On our present Debates respecting Witchcrafts, in a Dialogue Between S. & B., attributed to Samuel Willard.Some Miscellany Observations On our present Debates respecting Witchcrafts, in a Dialogue Between S. & B.

A Compleat Body of Divinity, 1726

"A briefe account of a strange & unusuall Providence of God befallen to Elizabeth Knap of Groton" in Samuel A. Green, ed., Groton In The Witchcraft Times, Groton, MA: [s.n.] 1883

ID: I6014

Name: Samuel WILLARD

Sex: M

Birth: 31 JAN 1640 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Death: 12 SEP 1707 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts

Burial: Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts

IDNO: F>2.400+5

Event: Title (Facts Pg) Reverend

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Note: Pastor of Old South Church, Boston (installed 1678) and vice president of Harvard College, 1700-1707.

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NEHGS "Register, Vol 3, pg. 119 & "Willard Genealogy," Charles Henry Pope, 1915.

Title: Willard Memoir; or Life and Times of Major Simon Willard

Author: Joseph Willard

Publication: Boston: 1913

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Note: Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh, PA & NEHGS Library

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Media: Book

Page: pg. 357

Title: Paine Ancestry, The Family of Robert Treat Paine

Author: Sarah Cushing Paine, ed. Charles Henry Pope

Publication: Boston: 1912

Repository:

Note: NEHGS Library

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Media: Book

Page: pg. 80

NEHGS "Register, Vol 3, pg. 120 & "Gen. Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England," James Savage, 1860-1862 & "Willard Genealogy," Charles Henry Pope, 1915 & "Willard Memoir," Joseph Willard, 18 58.

Title: The Family of Rev. John Sherman of Wethersfield, Milford, and Branford, Conn., and Watertown, Mass.

Author: Donald Lines Jacobus

Publication: The American Genealogist, Vol. 20, 1944

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Media: Magazine

Page: pg. 133

Title: Deaths in Boston 1700 to 1799

Author: Robert J. Dunkle and Ann S. Lainhart

Publication: Boston: The New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999

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Note: Own book

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Media: Book

Page: pg. 991

Title: Gravestone Inscriptions & Records of Tomb Burials in the Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Massachusetts

Author: The Essex Institute

Publication: Salem, MA: 1918; reproduced on CD by Search & ReSearch Publishing Corporation, Wheat Ridge, CO 1997

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Media: Book

Page: pg. 248

NEHGS "Register," Vol 78, pg. 442 & "Gen. Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England," James Savage, 1860-1862 & "Willard Genealogy," Charles Henry Pope, 1915.

Title: History of the Town of Groton, Including Pepperell and Shirley: from the First Grant of Groton Plantation in 1655

Author: Caleb Butler

Publication: Boston: T.R. Marvin, 1848

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Note: www.ancestry.com

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Media: Book

"Genealogical Dictionary of the Early Settlers of New England," James Savage, 1860-1862 & "The Willard Genealogy," Charles Henry Pope, 1915.

Title: Paine Ancestry, The Family of Robert Treat Paine

Author: Sarah Cushing Paine, ed. Charles Henry Pope

Publication: Boston: 1912

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Note: NEHGS Library

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Media: Book

Page: pg. 86

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Change Date: 14 NOV 2004 at 20:08:24

Father: Simon WILLARD b: 7 APR 1605 in Horsmonden, Kent, England c: 7 APR 1605 in Horsemonden, Kent, England

Mother: Mary SHARPE b: 16 OCT 1614 in Horsmonden, Kent, England

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown

Married: 8 AUG 1664 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Marriage 2 Spouse Unknown

Married: Abt 1679

Sources:

Title: WILLARD GENEALOGY, SEQUEL TO WILLARD MEMOIR

Author: Materials gathered by Joseph Willard and Charles Wilkes Walker, Edited and completed by Charles Henry Pope

Publication: Printed for the Willard Family Assn., Boston, MA, 1915, Murray and Emery, Kendall Sq., Cambridge, MA, Digital Edition 2001 by Richard Bingham, Oceanport, NJ

Abbrev: WILLARD GENEALOGY, SEQUEL TO WILLARD MEMOIR

Note:

Source Media Type: Electronic

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44. Samuel Symon WILLARD Rev. (Simon , Richard , Symon , Richard , William ) was born on Jan 31 1640 in Concord, , Massachusetts. He died on Sep 12 1707 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He was buried about Sep 1707.

Samuel married (1) Abigail SHERMAN daughter of John SHERMAN Rev. and Mary LAUNCE on Aug 8 1664 in Groton, MA. Abigail was born on Feb 3 1647 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She died in 1678 in Groton, , Massachusetts.

They had the following children:

+ 88 F i Abigail WILLARD

 89 M ii Samuel WILLARD infant was born on Jan 25 1668. He died on Mar 17 1668.  
 90 F iii Mary WILLARD was born on Oct 10 1669 in Groton, MA. She died on Aug 2 1723.  
       Mary married David MELVILLE on Jun 25 1696.  

+ 91 M iv John WILLARD Major

 92 F v Elizabeth WILLARD was born on Feb 27 1675. She died after Mar 3 1722. She was buried on Apr 9 1722.  

+ 93 M vi Simon WILLARD

Samuel married (2) Eunice TYNG daughter of Edward TYNG and Mary (Tyng) on Jul 29 1679. Eunice was born on Mar 8 1655 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. She died on Jan 14 1720 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.

They had the following children:

 94 M vii Edward WILLARD child was born on Jul 6 1680 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He died on Sep 18 1690 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.  

+ 95 M viii Josiah WILLARD

 96 F ix Eunice WILLARD child was born in Jan 1683.  
 97 M x Richard WILLARD child was born in May 1684 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He died on Jun 28 1697 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. The cause of death was drowning at 13.  
 98 M xi William WILLARD was born in Feb 1686. He was christened on Feb 14 1686. He died about 1717.  
 99 F xii Margaret WILLARD was born on Dec 3 1687 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. She died on Apr 10 1720.  
       Margaret married Thomas CHILD Capt. on Jun 13 1715.  
 100 M xiii Edward WILLARD child was born in Sep 1689.  
 101 F xiv Hannah WILLARD was born in Dec 1690 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. She died on Mar 29 1715.  
       Hannah married William LITTLE Judge on Jun 19 1712.  
 102 F xv Sarah WILLARD infant was born in Feb 1693 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. She died on Jul 27 1694.  
 103 F xvi Eunice WILLARD was born before Jun 16 1695 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. She was christened on Jun 16 1695. She died on Jul 26 1751.  
 104 F xvii Sarah WILLARD infant was born on Jun 10 1697. She died on Jul 23 1697.  
 105 M xviii Richard WILLARD was born in Sep 1699 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. He died before Aug 1717.  

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ID: I4457

Name: Samuel WILLARD

Sex: M

Birth: 1640 1

Note: Graduated from Harvard College in 1659, and was preacher in the town of Groton until the town was attacked by Indians in 1676, during King Philip's War. He was then called to the Old South Church in Boston, and became the second most important spokesman of the Puritan Church, after Increase Mather. It was said of him (by John Dunton) "He's a Man of Profound Notions: Can say what he will, and prove what he says." He was less dictatorial than Mather, but his scholarship was broader and his mind more philosophical. A series of sermons he delivered over the years were published after his death, providing a systematic outline of orthodox Puritan theology. He was Vice-President of Harvard College from 1701 to 1707, during a time when there was no President, so he was essentially in charge. (Paraphrased from "The Puritans; A Sourcebook of Their Writings" edited by Perry Miller and Thomas H. Johnson.) 1

Change Date: 4 MAR 2002 at 20:49:29

Father: Simon WILLARD b: Bef 7 APR 1605 in Horsemonden,Co. Kent,England

Mother: Mary SHARPE b: Abt 1610 in England

Sources:

Title: Pope, Charles Henry, ed.; Willard Genealogy; 1915

Abbrev: Pope, Charles Henry, ed.; Willard Genealogy; 1915

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Name: Samuel Willard

Spouse: Abigail Sherman

Parents: Simon Willard , Mary Sharpe

Birth Place: Concord, MA

Birth Date: 31 Jan 1639

Marriage Date: 8 Aug 1664

Death Place: Boston, MA

Death Date: 12 Sep 1707

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ID: I00657

Name: Samuel Willard 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Sex: M

Title: Reverend

Birth: 31 JAN 1640 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts 1 4 5 11 8

Death: 12 SEP 1707 12 8

Reference Number: 667

Note:

Families of Early Guilford, Connecticut by Alvan Talcott Fort Wayne Public Library Jan 8, 2001

Page 1219:

Father: Simon WILLARD b: BEF 7 APR 1605 in Horsemonden, Kent, England

Mother: Mary SHARPE b: BEF 16 OCT 1614 in Horsrmonden, Kent, England

Marriage 1 Abigail Sherman b: 1 DEC 1648 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Married: 8 AUG 1664 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts 6 7 13

Children

Abigail Willard b: 5 JUL 1665

Marriage 2 Eunice Tyng b: 1655

Married: 1679 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts 14

Sources:

Title: Willard Family Association of America, Inc.

Note: Numerous references and great documentation

Repository:

Note: Willard Family Association Web Site

Media: Internet

Title: Bullard and Allied Families

Author: Edgar J. Bullard

Note: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/_glc_/1776/1776_153.html?Welcome=1053869192

Bullard and Allied Families

Call Number: CS71.B936x

This is a record of the American ancestors of George Newton Bullard and Mary Elizabeth Bullard. It contains very detailed genealogies of this family and others families married in to the family. There are about 5000 names included.

Bibliographic Information: Bullard, Edgar J. Bullard and Allied Families. Private Publisher, Detroit 1

Repository:

Note: Genealogy.Com

Media: Book

Page: Page 262

Title: Pioneers of Massachusetts

Author: Charles Henry Pope

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1977 & 1981

Note: There are TWO publications of this book so page numbers may not correspond, depending on the publication date.

Genealogical Records: Massachusetts Genealogical Records, 1600s-1800s, Pioneers of Massachusetts, Surnames @Genealogy.com, July 20, 2002. Author was Pastor First Church, Charlestown, Boston, Compiler of the Dorchester Pope Family, The Cheney Genealogy, Etc. The Allen County Library #Gc974.4 P81f

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: Toledo Public Library, Toledo, Ohio, Allen County Library (Fort Wayne, Indiana) & Genealogy.com

Media: Book

Page: Page 412

Title: Family History of Central New York

Note: Central New York Family Histories

Family History: Early New York Families, 1600s-1900s

Repository:

Note: Genealogy.Com

Media: Electronic

Page: Volume I - Page 427

Title: Descendants of Josiah Willard of Wethersfield, Connecticut

Author: The Willard Family Association

Publication: The Willard Family Association of America, Inc. 1972

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: James A. Kimble personal library

Media: Book

Page: Page 3

Title: Groton Records

Author: Jane Devlin

Note: From Groton records

Repository:

Note: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jdevlin/ma/groton_ma_early.htm

Media: Internet

Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700

Author: Clarence Almon Torrey

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1987

Note: With an Introduction by Gary Boyd Roberts. Prepared for Publication by Elizabeth P. Bentley.

Toledo Public Library, Toledo, Ohio #929.74 Tor & Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana #G974 T63n

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: James A. Kimble personal library

Media: Book

Page: Page 817

Title: History of Wethersfield

Note: Connecticut, 1600s-1800s Local Familes and Histories.

The Buck family is featured in "Genealogies and Biographies of Ancient Wethersfield" Vol. II and the Kirby & Willard families in "History of Wethersfield" Vol. II. I failed to indicate the volume # in some cases. SORRY.

Repository:

Note: Genealogy.Com

Media: Book

Page: Volume II - Page 793

Title: Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts

Author: Henry Bond, M.D.

Publication: N.E. Historic-Genealogical Society, Boston, 1860

Note: Actual title of the book is: 'Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, including Waltham and Weston; to which is appended The Early History of the Town. with Illustrations, Maps and Notes."

Also available at:

Allen County Libary #974.402 W31b

Toledo Library #974.44 Bon

The cover of the book reads: "Bond's Genealogies and History of Watertown. Second Edition"

NOTE: All page references are from Volume ONE unless otherwise noted.

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: James A. Kimble personal library

Media: Book

Page: Pages 205 & 432

Title: New England Historical and Genealogical Register

Author: New England Historic Genealogical Society

Publication: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register

Note: www.NewEnglandAncestors.org - volumes up to #151

Personal library volumes 151 - current plus April & July 1906 and April 1931. An exceptional organization with an excellent web site. NOTE many of the references to New England Historical and Genealogical Register are labeled New England Historic Genealogical Society. There were too many to try to correct. The Register is produced by the Society.

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: James A. Kimble personal library & NewEnglandAncestors.org

Media: Magazine

Page: Volume 24 - 1870 - Page 66

Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700

Author: Clarence Almon Torrey

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1987

Note: With an Introduction by Gary Boyd Roberts. Prepared for Publication by Elizabeth P. Bentley.

Toledo Public Library, Toledo, Ohio #929.74 Tor & Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana #G974 T63n

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: James A. Kimble personal library

Media: Book

Page: Page 817

Text: "1640"

Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700

Author: Clarence Almon Torrey

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1987

Note: With an Introduction by Gary Boyd Roberts. Prepared for Publication by Elizabeth P. Bentley.

Toledo Public Library, Toledo, Ohio #929.74 Tor & Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana #G974 T63n

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: James A. Kimble personal library

Media: Book

Page: Page 817

Text: "1707"

Title: Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts

Author: Henry Bond, M.D.

Publication: N.E. Historic-Genealogical Society, Boston, 1860

Note: Actual title of the book is: 'Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, including Waltham and Weston; to which is appended The Early History of the Town. with Illustrations, Maps and Notes."

Also available at:

Allen County Libary #974.402 W31b

Toledo Library #974.44 Bon

The cover of the book reads: "Bond's Genealogies and History of Watertown. Second Edition"

NOTE: All page references are from Volume ONE unless otherwise noted.

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: James A. Kimble personal library

Media: Book

Page: Page 432

Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700

Author: Clarence Almon Torrey

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1987

Note: With an Introduction by Gary Boyd Roberts. Prepared for Publication by Elizabeth P. Bentley.

Toledo Public Library, Toledo, Ohio #929.74 Tor & Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana #G974 T63n

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: James A. Kimble personal library

Media: Book

Page: Page 817

Text: "[1679], ?29 Jul 1679; Boston"

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ID: I2164

Name: Samuel WILLARD 1

Sex: M

Change Date: 31 DEC 2003

Birth: 31 JAN 1639/40 in Concord, Mass 1

Death: 12 SEP 1707 in Cambridge, likely, Mass 1

GRAD: 1659 Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass 1

Father: Simon WILLARD

Mother: Elizabeth DUNSTER b: 1619 in England

Marriage 1 Abigail SHERMAN b: 1648

Married: 08 AUG 1664 in Groton, Mass 2

Marriage 2 Eunice TYNG? b: 1655

Married: 29 JUL 1679 in Boston, Mass 3

Sources:

Title: The History of Ancient Wethersfield Connecticut comprising the present towns of Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, and Newington; and of Glastonbury prior to its incorporation in 1693, from date of earliest settlement until the present time, with extensive genealogies and genealogical notes on their early families; Volume II. -- Genealogies and Biographies

Abbrev: History of Wethersfield CT, V. 2

Author: Henry R. Stiles, A.M., M.D.

Publication: The Grafton Press, New York NY, 1904

Page: p. 793, Simon Willard family.

Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700

Abbrev: N.E. Marr prior to 1700

Author: Torrey, Clarence Almon

Publication: NEHGS, Boston MA

Repository:

Name: New England Historical Genealogical Society Library

Note:

www.nehgs.org; fax 617-536-7307

Page: NEHGS CD, Samuel Willard marriages, 15 sources.

Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700

Abbrev: N.E. Marr prior to 1700

Author: Torrey, Clarence Almon

Publication: NEHGS, Boston MA

Repository:

Name: New England Historical Genealogical Society Library

Note:

www.nehgs.org; fax 617-536-7307

Page: NEHGS CD, Samuel Willard marriages, 16 sources.


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SAMUEL, Groton, sec. s. of major Simon, began to preach there 1662, was ord. 13 July, and m. 8 Aug. 1664, Abigail, d. of John Sherman, the min. of Watertown, and of that Mary Launce of wh. is told in the Magn. the preposterous myth, of her being gr.d. of Earl Rivers, as also of the happiness of the two ws. of Sherman, the latter count. by the score, in bring. him ch. He had Abigail, b. 5 July 1665; Samuel, 25 Jan. or 17 Mar. 1668, d. young; Mary, 10 Oct. 1669; John, 8 Sept. 1673, H. C. 1690, merch. at Kingston, Jamaica (wh. was f. of Rev. Samuel, H. C. 1723, wh. was f. of the Rev. Joseph, H. C. 1765, and presid. of the Univ. from 1781 to his d. 25 Sept. 1840); Elizabeth 27 Feb. 1675; and Simon, the latter b. at Boston, aft. the ind. destr. Groton, 6 Dec. 1676, H. C. 1695. But two more ch. of the first m. are report.' wh. d. too young to have names. His w. d. soon after, and he m. a. 1679, Eunice, d. of the first Edward Tyng, had Edward, 6 July 1680, d. young; Josiah, 21 June 1681, H. C. 1698 (wh. was long Secr. of our prov. a counsel. and judge of pro. d. 6 Dec. 1656); Eunice, Jan. 1683, d. young; Richard, May 1684, drown. 28 June 1697, few hrs. after ent. coll. in his 13th yr. says Sewall's diary; William, bapt. 14 Feb. 1686; Margaret, b. 3 Dec. 1687; Edward, again, Sept. 1689, d. young; Hannah, Dec. 1690; Sarah, Feb. 1693, d. young; Eunice, again, bapt. 16 June 1695; Sarah, again, b. 10 June 1697, d. young; and Richard, again, Sept. 1699. Only six of these twelve by the sec. w. outliv. their f. and only the sec.

Eunice and Josiah liv. to mid. age. Nor is there now remain, any male descend. of the progenit. exc. in the line of John through Rev. Samuel. He was freem. 1670, instal. 31 Mar. 1678 at the O. S. ch. as success. to Thacher, the first min. and was highly esteem. call. by the Gen. Ct. to preach their sermon on a fast, in the anxious days of Feb. 1683, and doing gr. service, in recov. the public judgm. from the horrible delusion of the witchcraft cruelty, and on the forced resignat. of Increase Mather, as Presid. of the coll. was made his success. as vice-presid. 6 Sept. 1701, without the obligat. of resid. at Cambridge, the fatal necessity that disgusted his predecess. He resign. 14 Aug. 1707, and d. 12 Sept. foll.

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SIMON, Cambridge, s. of vol. 4, p. 555 Richard of Horsemonden, Co. Kent, where he was bapt. 7 Apr. 1605, came 1634, arr. in May, with w. Mary, d. of Henry Sharpe of Horsemonden, bapt. 16 Oct. 1614; and d. Mary; rem. next yr. to the new settlem. of Concord, where prob. this d. soon d. aft. m. with Joshua Edmunds, and b. of her first ch. 16 Feb. 1650. At Cambridge or Concord, he had Elizabeth whose date of b. is not found, wh. m. 8 Apr. 1653, Robert Blood; Josiah, whose date is also unkn.; Samuel, in recorder's rec. at Boston, call. Simon, b. 31 Jan. 1640; Sarah, 27 June or 24 July 1642, wh. m. 2 July 1666, Nathaniel Howard of Charlestown, and d. 22 Jan. 1678; Abovehope, 30 Oct. 1646, d. at 17 yrs. unm.; Simon, 23 Nov. 1649; Mary, again, 7 or 27 Sept. 1653, wh. m. 22 Jan. 1672, Cyprian Stevens; Henry, 4 June 1655; John, 12 Jan. or Feb. 1657; Daniel, 29 Dec. 1658; but of these the last four were b. of a sec. w. Elizabeth Dunster, sis. of the presid. of the coll. or third w. Mary Dunster, a niece of the presid. for the dates of m. are not giv. But bef. the b. of his next ch. he rem. to Lancaster, there had Joseph, 4 Jan. 1661; Benjamin, 1665; Hannah, 6 Oct. 1666, wh. m. 23 May 1693, capt. Thomas Brintnall of Sudbury, and was the last surv. ch. of her f.; and Jonathan, 14 Dec. 1669; beside two others, Elizabeth and Dorothy, wh. both d. young. I suppose he must have had some acquaint. in Eng. with milit. duty, for he was made lieut. here so early as 1637, capt. 1646, and maj. the highest rank at that time, in 1655; and was rep. 1636-49, chos.

Assist. 1657 to his d. 24 Apr. 1676. Bef. the Ind. destr. Groton in 1676, to wh. he had rem. a few yrs. earlier, he had estab. his retreat at Salem, but d. at Charlestown, during the sess. of the Ct. of Assist. For his serv. the governm. had many yrs. bef. made him a gr. of 1,000 acres, wh. he had never taken up, but had giv. to his d. Elizabeth on her m. but his wid. Mary was compel. to petition for it in the yr. of his d. SIMON, Salem, third s. of the preced. m. a. 1679, Martha, d. of Richard Jacob of Ipswich, where he liv. some time, had at I. Jacob, b. perhaps 17 Sept. 1680; but at S. Josiah, 24 May 1682; Martha, 27 Jan. 1684; Simon, 4 Nov. 1685, d. under 2 yrs.; and Richard 26 or 29 Jan. 1687; was freem. 1680, capt. in the E. war with the Ind. 1689, and deac. (had sec. w. 30 Apr. 1702, Elizabeth wid. of John Walley, perhaps, but the Geneal, 371, ignores this sec. w.) and late in July 1722 took ano. w. Priscilla Buttolph, and d. 21 June 1731. THOMAS, Northampton 1668, br. of Nathaniel of the same, and subject to the same maledict. See Weller. Farmer notes in 1834, that gr. of this name at Harv. were 23; at Yale, 2; at other N. E. coll. 11. In ea. of the seven generat. from maj. Simon are one or more s. of the coll. to our times.

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ID: I35

Name: Samuel Willard

Prefix: Rev.

Sex: M

Birth: 31 JAN 1639/1640 in Concord Middlesex Massachusetts

GRAD: 1659 Harvard University

Death: 12 SEP 1707 in Boston? Suffolk Massachusetts

_IFLAGS: 0

Note:

Received MA from Harvard in 1659.

Acting President of Harvard, 1701-1707.

Pastor of Old S. Church, Boston.

Baptized Ben Franklin.

Willard Geneology, 1915.

Change Date: 8 AUG 2004 at 23:41:29

Father: Simon Willard b: in Horsemonden Kent England

Mother: Mary Sharpe b: in Horsemonden Kent England

Marriage 1 Abigail Sherman b: 3 FEB 1647 in Watertown Massachusetts

Married: 8 AUG 1664

Children

Abigail Willard b: 5 JUL 1665 in Groton Middlesex Massachusetts
Samuel Willard b: 25 JAN 1667/1668 in Groton Middlesex Massachusetts
Mary Willard b: 10 OCT 1669 in Groton Middlesex Massachusetts
John Willard b: 8 SEP 1673 in Groton Middlesex Massachusetts
Elizabeth Willard b: 27 DEC 1674/1675 in Groton Middlesex Massachusetts
Simon Willard b: 6 FEB 1676 in Groton Middlesex Massachusetts

Marriage 2 Eunice Tyng b: 8 MAR 1655 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts

Married: c. 1679

Children

Edward Willard b: 6 JUL 1680 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts
Josiah Willard b: 21 JUN 1681 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts
Eunice Willard b: JAN 1682/1683 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts
Richard Willard b: MAY 1684 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts
William Willard b: Feb-1685-1686 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts
Margaret Willard b: 3 DEC 1687 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts
Edward Willard b: 1689 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts
Hannah Willard b: DEC 1690 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts
Sarah Willard b: FEB 1693 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts
Eunice Willard b: 16 JUN 1695 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts
Richard Willard b: SEP 1699 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts

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ID: I35

Name: Samuel Willard

Prefix: Rev.

Sex: M

Birth: 31 JAN 1639/1640 in Concord Middlesex Massachusetts

GRAD: 1659 Harvard University

Death: 12 SEP 1707 in Boston? Suffolk Massachusetts

_IFLAGS: 0

Note:

Received MA from Harvard in 1659.

Acting President of Harvard, 1701-1707.

Pastor of Old S. Church, Boston.

Baptized Ben Franklin.

Willard Geneology, 1915.

Change Date: 8 AUG 2004 at 23:41:29

Father: Simon Willard b: in Horsemonden Kent England

Mother: Mary Sharpe b: in Horsemonden Kent England

Marriage 1 Abigail Sherman b: 3 FEB 1647 in Watertown Massachusetts

Married: 8 AUG 1664

Children

Abigail Willard b: 5 JUL 1665 in Groton Middlesex Massachusetts
Samuel Willard b: 25 JAN 1667/1668 in Groton Middlesex Massachusetts
Mary Willard b: 10 OCT 1669 in Groton Middlesex Massachusetts
John Willard b: 8 SEP 1673 in Groton Middlesex Massachusetts
Elizabeth Willard b: 27 DEC 1674/1675 in Groton Middlesex Massachusetts
Simon Willard b: 6 FEB 1676 in Groton Middlesex Massachusetts

Marriage 2 Eunice Tyng b: 8 MAR 1655 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts

Married: c. 1679

Children

Edward Willard b: 6 JUL 1680 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts
Josiah Willard b: 21 JUN 1681 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts
Eunice Willard b: JAN 1682/1683 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts
Richard Willard b: MAY 1684 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts
William Willard b: Feb-1685-1686 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts
Margaret Willard b: 3 DEC 1687 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts
Edward Willard b: 1689 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts
Hannah Willard b: DEC 1690 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts
Sarah Willard b: FEB 1693 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts
Eunice Willard b: 16 JUN 1695 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts
Richard Willard b: SEP 1699 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts

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  1. Name: Samuel Willard
  2. Prefix: Rev.
  3. Sex: M
  4. Birth: 31 JAN 1639/1640 in Concord Middlesex Massachusetts
  5. GRAD: 1659 Harvard University
  6. Death: 12 SEP 1707 in Boston? Suffolk Massachusetts
  7. _IFLAGS: 0
  8. Note:
   Received MA from Harvard in 1659.
   Acting President of Harvard, 1701-1707.
   Pastor of Old S. Church, Boston.
   Baptized Ben Franklin.
   Willard Geneology, 1915.
  1. Change Date: 8 AUG 2004 at 23:41:29

Father: Simon Willard b: in Horsemonden Kent England

Mother: Mary Sharpe b: in Horsemonden Kent England

Marriage 1 Abigail Sherman b: 3 FEB 1647 in Watertown Massachusetts

   * Married: 8 AUG 1664

Children

  1. Has No Children Abigail Willard b: 5 JUL 1665 in Groton Middlesex Massachusetts
  2. Has No Children Samuel Willard b: 25 JAN 1667/1668 in Groton Middlesex Massachusetts
  3. Has No Children Mary Willard b: 10 OCT 1669 in Groton Middlesex Massachusetts
  4. Has No Children John Willard b: 8 SEP 1673 in Groton Middlesex Massachusetts
  5. Has No Children Elizabeth Willard b: 27 DEC 1674/1675 in Groton Middlesex Massachusetts
  6. Has Children Simon Willard b: 6 FEB 1676 in Groton Middlesex Massachusetts

Marriage 2 Eunice Tyng b: 8 MAR 1655 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts

   * Married: c. 1679

Children

  1. Has No Children Edward Willard b: 6 JUL 1680 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts
  2. Has No Children Josiah Willard b: 21 JUN 1681 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts
  3. Has No Children Eunice Willard b: JAN 1682/1683 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts
  4. Has No Children Richard Willard b: MAY 1684 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts
  5. Has No Children William Willard b: Feb-1685-1686 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts
  6. Has No Children Margaret Willard b: 3 DEC 1687 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts
  7. Has No Children Edward Willard b: 1689 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts
  8. Has No Children Hannah Willard b: DEC 1690 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts
  9. Has No Children Sarah Willard b: FEB 1693 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts
 10. Has No Children Eunice Willard b: 16 JUN 1695 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts
 11. Has No Children Richard Willard b: SEP 1699 in Boston Suffolk Massachusetts

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Was the rector of Old South Church, Boston, Mass.

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Willard, Rev. Samuel [(Sim.) b. Conc. 31 Jan. 1640, H. C. 1659, m. (1) Abigail Sherman (Rev. John) 8 Aug. 1664, (2) Eunice Tyng (Edw.) ab. 1679 who d. 14 June 1720, ord. Groton, 13 July 1664, min. Old South Ch., Bost., 31 Mar. 1678, d. 12 Sept. 1707, Gen.], opposed to witchcraft proceedings, 116; assisted at ordination of Rev. William Brattle, 282

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names twelve other ch. Mary, the ch. of first w. m. a. 1658, Daniel Allen; Abigail m. 8 Aug. 1661, Rev. Samuel Willard; -------------------- Index | Descendancy | Register | Pedigree | Ahnentafel | Public Profile | Add Post-em ID: I65934 Name: Samuel WILLARD Sex: M Birth: 31 JAN 1640 in Concord, Middlesex Co., MA 1 Death: 12 SEP 1707 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 1

Father: Simon WILLARD b: BEF 07 APR 1605 in St. Mary's, Horsmondon, Kent, England Mother: Mary SHARP b: BEF 16 OCT 1614 in St. Mary's, Horsmondon, Kent, England

Marriage 1 Abigail SHERMAN b: 01 FEB 1648 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA Married: 08 AUG 1664 in Groton, Middlesex Co., MA 1 Children

Abigail WILLARD b: 05 JUL 1665 in Groton, Middlesex Co., MA
Samuel WILLARD b: 25 JAN 1668 in Groton, Middlesex Co., MA
Mary WILLARD b: 10 OCT 1669 in Groton, Middlesex Co., MA
John WILLARD b: 08 SEP 1673 in Groton, Middlesex Co., MA
Elizabeth WILLARD b: 27 DEC 1674 in Groton, Middlesex Co., MA
Simon WILLARD b: 06 DEC 1676 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA

Marriage 2 Eunice TYNG b: 08 MAR 1655 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Married: ABT 1679 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 2 Children

Edward WILLARD b: 06 JUL 1680 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
Josiah WILLARD b: 21 JUN 1681 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
Eunice WILLARD b: JAN 1683 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
Richard WILLARD b: MAY 1684 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
William WILLARD b: FEB 1686 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
Margaret WILLARD b: 03 DEC 1687 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
Edward WILLARD b: SEP 1689 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
Hannah WILLARD b: DEC 1690 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
Sarah WILLARD b: FEB 1693 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
Eunice WILLARD b: 16 JUN 1695 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
Sarah WILLARD b: 10 JUN 1697 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
Richard WILLARD b: SEP 1699 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA

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Text: abt 1679 of Boston, Suffolk, MA

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Reverend Samuel Willard, Vice President of Harvard College's Timeline

1640
January 31, 1640
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
1663
September 8, 1663
Age 23
Groton , Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
1664
August 4, 1664
Age 24
Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
1665
July 5, 1665
Age 25
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1668
January 25, 1668
Age 27
Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
1669
October 10, 1669
Age 29
Groton, Middlesex, MA, USA
1675
February 27, 1675
Age 35
Groton , Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
1676
December 6, 1676
Age 36
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
1679
January 8, 1679
Age 38
1680
July 6, 1680
Age 40
Boston , Suffolk , Massachusetts, United States