"Weston, . . . one of the prominent old New England families; the founder of the family in [America] was John. Weston, who was born in Buckinghamshire, England, in 1631, and came to America at the age of thirteen years, having landed at Salem, Massachusetts, in1644. He resided in Salem until twenty-one years of age, then became a resident of Lynn village, in South Reading, now Wakefield, Massachussetts, where he purchased an extensive tract of land, on a part of which his descendants [were still] living [in 1893]"