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John Peabody

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Death: July 5, 1720 (75-78)
Boxford, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of Lieut. Francis Peabody; Francis Peabody; Lydia Peabody and Lydia Peabody
Husband of Hannah Peabody; Hannah Peabody and Sarah Peabody
Father of David Peabody; Elizabeth Peabody; Hannah Peabody; John Peabody; Mary Hazen and 8 others
Brother of Lydia Perley; Joseph Peabody, II; William Peabody and Isaac Peabody
Half brother of Sarah Howe; Hepzibah Rea; Mary Eames; Ruth Peabody; Samuel Peabody and 3 others

Occupation: Town clerk, first schoolmaster of Boxford
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About Capt. John Peabody

7630. Capt. John Peabody. Born ca 1642 in Hampton, Rockingham Co., NH. John died on 5 Jul 1720 in Boxford, MA.

  • son of Francis Peabody & Lydia

John first married Hannah Andrews, second (Sarah Trescott) Moseley, widow of Increase Moseley.

He was one of the first settlers of Boxford, Mass., where he was the first school master. He served as town clerk for 24 years, was selectman for many years and captain of the militia. He was made a freeman in 1674, and was a representative to the General Court 1689-1691. (Velton Peabody, vpeabody {at} aol {dot} com, http://www.pbdy {dot} com/index.htm)

Served as jury member in Salem witch trials.

He joined the Boxford church February 21, 1703. His house stood on the site of the summer home of Julius A. Palmer, Mrs. Palmer being a lineal descendant. The house itself was torn down about 1865 by Mr. Palmer. It was a large two story square mansion, and according to the custom the walls were filled with brick. On the front the second story projected about a foot over the lower story. While in the last days of its existence it presented a most forlorn and dreary appearance. It stood in an open field alone, and in front, near the end, was an old wall over with there was a tangle of vines. (Stearns, p. 476)

Second Generation.

JOHN, eldest child of Lieut. Francis and Mary (Foster) Peabody, married (first) Hannah Andrews, Nov. 23, 1665. She died Dec. 24, 1702,* aged about sixty years. He mar- ried (second) Sarah Mosely, of Dorchester, Nov. 26, 1703. Lived in Boxford. Died in 1720. Children, all by his first wife: .John, born Aujj. 28, 1666. Mercy, born in 1668. Thomas, born July 22, 1670. Mary, born April 6, 1672. Lydia, born March 9, 1673. DAVID, born July 12, 1678. Elizabeth, born Aug. 13, 1680. Nathan, born July 20, 1682. Hannah, born in 168-. Rath, born Nov. 13, 1684. Moses, born Feb. 27, 1687.


Third Generation.

DAVID, sixth child of Capt. John and Hannah (Andrews) Peabody, married Sarah (Gould) Pope, of Dartmouth. Children: Thomas, born Sept. 22, 1705. Hannah, born Oct. 14, 1707. Sarah, born Sept. 26, 1709. Mercy, born Jan. 23, 1712. JOHN, born April 11, 1714. Deborah, born Sept. — , 1716. Rebecca, born Dec. 3, 1718. Susanna, born May — , 1721. Mary, born Sept. — , 1723 ; died in infancy. David, born Oct. 4. 1724. Mary, born Nov. 1, 1726. En- sign David Peabody died April 1, 1726. Sarah (Gould- Pope) Peabody died Sept. 29, 1756, aged 72.


Fourth JOHN, fifth child of Ensign David and Sarah (Gould- Pope) Peabody, married Mary Chadwick, Feb. 26, 1736. Lived in Boxford. Children : David, born June 27, 1736. Mary, born Dec. 22, 1737. Mehitable, born Sept. 13, 1739. Asa, born July 1, 1741. Jedediah, born April 11, 1743. MOSES, born Nov. 1, 1744. Ruth, born April 7, 1746. Andrew, born Jan. 20, 1748. Elizabeth, born Feb. 17, 1751. Lucy, born March 23, 1753. John Peabody died April 27, 1765. Mary (Chadwick) Peabody married Ebenezer Killam, July 9, 1767.

•Burled in Bell Rock Cemetery, Maiden, where her grave-stone is yet (Oct. 4, 1903) preserved.


Fifth MOSES, sixth child of John and Mary (ChadwiclO Pp* body, married Hannah Foster, May 26 1767 Sh*, daughter of Lieut. Jeremiah and Ib^ail C Wool) Foster"


Sixth JEREMIAH, fifth child of Dea. Moses and Hannah (Fos- ter) Peabody, married Catharine Kimball, of Bradford, Dec. 23, 1804. She was a daughter of William and Ruth (Kimball) Kimball, and was born Aug. 16, 1782. Four children : Aro-

line, born ; died in infancy or early childhood. Aro-

line Emily, born Feb. 15, 1807. Sarah Ann, born in Salem,

March 24, 1810. George Frederick, born . Jeremiah

Peabody died in Boston, Aug. 5, 1839. Catharine (Kimball) Peabody died .


Seventh SARAH ANN, third child of Jeremiah and Catharine (Kimball) Peabody, married James Cogswell Converse, Jan. 8, 1834. He was born in Weathersfield, Vermont, Sept. 23, 1807. Five children ; Ellen Elizabeth, born in Boston, May 11, 1836; died in Boston, May 13, 1859. Katherine Pea- body, born in Boston, Jan. 20, 1839. Anna Harper, born June 22, 1841. James Blanchard, born in Boston, Feb. 17, 1846. Edmund Cogswell, born Nov. 7, 1849. James Cogs- well Converse died in Greenfield, May 25, 1891. Sarah Ann (Peabody) Converse died in West Cambridge, May 20, 1866.

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Capt. John Peabody's Timeline

Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Age 23
August 29, 1666
Age 24
May 13, 1668
Age 26
Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts
Age 30
Boxford, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
March 11, 1676
Age 34
Boxford, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
July 22, 1676
Age 34
July 12, 1678
Age 36
Boxford, Essex, MA, United States
Age 36