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Desire Carpenter (Martin)

Birthdate: (43)
Birthplace: Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
Death: September 12, 1727 (43)
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
Place of Burial: Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Martin, of Rehoboth; John Martin; Mercy Martin and Mercy Martin
Wife of Jotham Carpenter
Mother of Jotham Carpenter, Jr.; Amos Carpenter; Hannah Rounds; Renew Round; Desire Hicks and 2 others
Sister of John Martin; Robert Martin and Francis Martin

Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
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About Desire Carpenter

iii. Desire Martin b. 20 Mar 1684 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass.; d. 12 Sep 1727 Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass.; m. 10 Jul 1707 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Mass to Jotham Carpenter


Desire Martin: (Mayflower Families & Mayflower Births & Deaths).

b. 20 Mar 1684, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA. m. 10 Jul 1707, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA, John Martin. d. 12 Sep 1727, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA. bur. Stevens' Corner Cemetery, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA. (Mayflower Births & Deaths, Vol. 1, p. 109). Burial: Stevens Corner Cemetery, Also known as: Rehoboth Historic Cemetery #03, Anawan Street (Route 118), Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA. GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 41.90080, Longitude: -71.21830 Headstone inscription: ?

Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Twenty One, John Billington, General Society of Mayflower Descendants 1620 Plymouth 1857, p. 16 - 17: "9 MERCY 3 BILLINGTON (Francis 2, John 1) probably the unnamed daughter of Francis and Christian Billington, b. Plymouth 25 Feb. 1651/2; d. Rehoboth 28 Sept. 1718. She m. Rehoboth 27 June 1681 JOHN MARTIN, bp. Ottery St. Mary, Devonshire, England 20 Jan. 1652/3; d. Rehoboth 28 Aug. 1720; son of Richard and Elizabeth (Salter) Martin. He m. (2) Rehoboth 28 May 1719 Abigail Read who d. there April 1721. [p. 17:] John Martin came to Rehoboth from England between 1660 and 1664 with his father, Richard. John inherited from his father the homestead and other property in Rehoboth and continued to reside there. During King Philip's War in 1676 John paid his father's tax and was himself a soldier in that conflict from Rehoboth. In 1740 his son, John Martin of Rehoboth, was awarded bounty land for his father's service. John Martin, son of Richard, was always of Rehoboth, never of Swansea. On 1 Aug. 1707 John and Mercy Martin of Rehoboth and her sisters Elizabeth Patte, Dorcas May and Mary Sabin conveyed "for love" to their niece Desire Billington, daughter of their brother Isaac, their rights to the Middleboro land of their father Francis Billington, deceased. The inventory of the estate of John Martin Sr. of Rehoboth was take 6 Sept. 1720, presented by John Martin, eldest son, who was appointed administrator of the estate 4 March 1722/3. In a deed dated 29 July 1725, acknowledged 11 March 1733/4, recorded 16 Oct. 1761 [sic], John Martin [son] of Rehoboth, taylor, sold the home lot of his father John Martin dec., to Jotham Carpenter, husband of his sister Desire. Children (MARTIN) b. Rehoboth: 27 i JOHN 4 b. 10 June 1682 ii ROBERT b. 9 Sept. 1683; d. 16 Sept. 1705 iii DESIRE b. 20 March 1684/5 iv FRANCIS b. 7 May 1686; incompetent, being cared for by the family in 1725."

NOTE: The Izabel that it says is unknown, is widow Isabel Sherman of the elder Jotham Carpenter--consider the settlement of the estate of Jotham Carpenter (son of Benjamin and Renew Weeks Carpenter) occurred 3 days after the appointment of the younger Jotham Carpenter as her guardian. It makes perfect sense that the more immediate task was to make sure the widow of the father was taken care of. Property can wait. [FAG contributor K.E.L.]

Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Twenty One, John Billington, General Society of Mayflower Descendants 1620 Plymouth 1857, p. 35: "28 DESIRE MARTIN 4 (Mercy 3 Billington, Francis 2, John 1) b. Rehoboth 20 March 1684/5; d. there 12 Sept. 1727. She m. Rehoboth 10 July 1707 JOTHAM CARPENTER, b. Swansea 1 July 1682; bp. Dorchester 1 July 1683; d. prob. Rehoboth bef. 8 April 1760; son of Benjamin and Renew (Weeks) Carpenter. He m. (2) Swansea 6 June 1728 Isabel Sherman. On 14 April 1760 her stepson Jotham Carpenter [Jr.] was appointed her guardian 'the widow Izabel, by old age and other difficulties, has become non compos mentis.' Identity of Izabel is unknown. Jotham Carpenter died intestate. Distribution of his estate was made 17 April 1760 to his widow Isabel; eldest son Jotham Carpenter; son Hezekiah Carpenter; daughters Hannah, Renew, Desire and Esther. [p. 36:] By deed dated 29 Nov. 1760, recorded 16 Oct. 1761, Jabez Round and Renew his wife; Hezekiah Hix and Desire his wife, all of Rehoboth; with David Round and Hannah his wife of Tiverton RI; and Nathaniel Bowen and Esther his wife of Warren RI sold to their brother Jotham Carpenter their rights in the real estate of 'our honoured father, Jotham Carpenter, deceased.' Hezekiah Carpenter of Johnston RI. Children (CARPENTER) all but Esther rec. Rehoboth: ...."

Society of Mayflower Descendants, in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Application for Membership: b. Rehoboth, MA; 20 Mar 1684/5; MF 5:46, 65; m. Jotham Carpenter; Rehoboth, MA; 10 Jul 1707; MF 5:65; d. Rehoboth, MA; 12 Sep 1727; MF 5:65.

m. 7-10-1707, in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, Desire Martin married Jotham Carpenter.

Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850 Name: Desire Martin Gender: Female Spouse: Jotham Carpenter Marriage Date: 10 Jul 1707 City: Rehoboth County: Bristol Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0562559.

Children: 1) Esther Carpenter, born about 1718 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts. 2) Jotham Carpenter [Jr.].

Descendant of Mayflower Passengers John Billington & family.

Famous Descendants of Mayflower Passengers There are millions of Mayflower descendants living today, but very few descendants actually know it. Eight U.S. presidents are known to be descended from Mayflower passengers, and a number of other famous people including astronauts, poets, politicians, actors and actresses, directors, inventors and others are descendants as well. Below are a list of the most famous individuals I know about that have Mayflower ancestries. Their blood lineage back to the Mayflower passenger is included (in red). Many of these lineages were originally published by Gary Boyd Roberts of the New England Historic and Genealogical Society, who regularly publishes new discoveries and article on his Notable Kin website. The Presidents President James A. Garfield. Descendant of John Billington and his son Francis Billington. James A. Garfield --> Eliza Ballou --> Mehitable Ingalls --> Sybil Carpenter --> Jotham Carpenter --> Desire Martin --> Mercy Billington --> FRANCIS BILLINGTON --> JOHN BILLINGTON

Mayflower Quarterly (MQ): "52:137-143 - Desire Billington And Her Grandfather Francis Billington's Estate"

Mayflower Births & Deaths, Vol. 1, p. 109-110: [p. 109] "CHILDREN OF John MARTIN & Mercy BILLINGTON3: (4) John MARTIN4, 10 Jun 1682 Robert Martin4, b. 9 Sept. 1683 Desire MARTIN4, b. 20 Mar. 1684/5 Francis MARTIN4, b. 7 May 1686 Desire CARPENTER5 (Desire Martin4), b. 3 June 1716; d. 28 May 1800, Stevens Corner Cem., Rehoboth Hezekiah HIX, b. c1715, d. 5 Feb. 1788*, ae 73, Stevens Corner Cem,, Rehoboth CHILDREN OF Hezekiah HIX & Desire Carpenter5: (8) Hannah HIX6, b. 17 May 1740 James HIX6, b. 21 Apr. 1742 Mary HIX6, b. 17 Mar. 1746/7 Desire HIX6, b. 27 Dec. 1750 Gideon HIX6, b. 26 May 1752 Jotham HIX6, b. 26 May 1752 (twin) Nathan HIX6, b. c1761* Renew CARPENTER5 (Desire Martin4), b. 6 Jun 1714, d. 9 Feb. 1787, Stevens Corner Cem., Rehoboth Jabez Round, b. c1708, d. 14 Mar. 1790, Stevens Corner Cem., Rehoboth <28> CHILDREN OF Jabez ROUND & Renew CARPENTER5: (11) Isaac ROUND6, B. 23 Jan. 1733/4 Jabez ROUND6, b. 8 Jan. 1735/6; d. 20 May 1806*" [p. 110] "110 BILLINGTON Abigail ROUND6, b. Jan. 1740 Isaiah ROUND6, b. 30 Jan. 1741 Rebecca ROUND6, b. 21 Mar. 1742 Sibbel ROUND6, b. 10 Sept. 1744 Oliver ROUND6, b. 1 Apr 1747 Rhoda ROUND6, b. 26 Jan. 1750 Esther ROUND6, b. 8 Oct 1752 Simeon ROUND6, b. 4 Feb. 1755 "

Family links:

 John Martin (1652 - 1720)
 Mercy Billington Martin (1651 - 1718)

 Jotham Carpenter (1682 - 1760)

 Jotham Carpenter (1708 - 1777)*
 Amos Carpenter (1710 - ____)*
 Renew Carpenter Round (1714 - 1787)*
 Desire Carpenter Hix (1716 - 1800)*
 Esther Carpenter Bardeen Bowen (1718 - 1794)*
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Desire Carpenter's Timeline

March 20, 1684
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
August 1, 1708
Age 24
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
September 1, 1710
Age 26
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
June 6, 1712
Age 28
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
June 6, 1714
Age 30
Rehoboth, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
June 3, 1716
Age 32
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
Age 33
Rehoboth, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
January 6, 1725
Age 40
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
September 12, 1727
Age 43
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA