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John Carter

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: April 8, 1727 (74)
Woburn, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. John Carter, Sr. and Elizabeth Carter
Husband of Ruth Carter
Father of Elizabeth Flagg; Ruth Wright; John Carter; Thomas Carter; Abigail Carter and 8 others
Brother of Anna Carter; Elizabeth Carter; Mary Fowle; Abigail Stone and Hannah Converse

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The descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, who came from old to New England in 1635, and settled in New Haven in 1639, with numerous biographical notes and sketches : also, some account of the descendants of John Tuttle, of Ipswich; and Henry Tuthill, of Hingham, Mass. (1883)

5. Mary Tuttle, b. 1635; m. Thomas Burnham of Ipswich; Selectman and Representative. He m. (2) Mrs. Hester (Cogswell) Bishop. He d. May 19, 1694.

I. Ruth Burnham, July 1, 1657; d. y.

II. RUTH BURNHAM, Aug. 23, 1658; m. June 20, 1678, JOHN CARTER of Ipswich. 1. Mary, July 17, 1683. 2. John, Aug. 8, 1685. 3. Thomas, July 3, 1687. 4. Abigail, March 30, 1680. 5. Phebe, June 11, 1691. 6. Smuel, Oct. 31, 1694. Esther, Aug. 21 1696. 8. Josiah, Aug. 3, 1698. 9. Jabez, Sept. 17, 1700. 10. Nathaniel, March 4, 1702. 11. Benjamin, twin with Nathaniel.

III. Joseph Burnham, Sept. 26, 1660.

IV. Nathaniel Burnham, Sept. 14, 1662.

V. Sarah Burnham, June 28, 1664; m. __ Clark; (2) Meshach Farley.

VI. Esther Burnham, March 19, 1666.

VII. Thomas Burnham.

VIII. John Burnham.

IX. James Burnham, m. a dau. of Dea. Wm. Cogswell.

X. Mary Burnham.

XI. Joanna Burnham.

XII. Abigail Burnham.


Full text of "Notes upon the ancestry of Ebenezer Greenough, and of his wife, Abigail Israel, and also, a list of their descendants"

1. John Tuttle.

b. in England, 1596.

d. at Carrickfergus, Ireland, 1656.

John Tuttle appears to have been a man of means, for, with his brother, they chartered the Ship Planter, and with their families and servants sailed for America, April 2, 1635. On arriving in Massachusetts, they settled in Ipswich. He went to Ireland and died there in 1656. He married the widow Joanna Lawrence (who had three sons by first husband) and had six children, of whom the fifth was Mary.

In the Tuttle genealogy will be found not only full lists of descendants of John Tuttle, but also his English ancestry back on the paternal line through Richard Tuttle, of London, to William Tuttle, High Sheriff of Devon in 1549, and Lord Mayor of Exeter in 1552, and, on the maternal side, through his mother Joan Grafton to Richard Grafton, Esq.

2. Mary Tuttle.

b. in Ipswich, 1G35.

m. Thomas Burnham, of Ipswich.

Came to America in 1635, with his brother John, both being young men, and in charge of their maternal uncle, Capt. Andrews, of the ship Angel Gabriel, in which they sailed from Bristol, England, May 23, 1635.

Their parents, Robert Burnham m. Mary Andrews, remained in England. Lived at Norwich, and died there.

Thomas Burnham served against the Indians in 1643, with the Ipswich Company. In 1675 he was Ensign, and afterwards Lieutenant.


Married Mary Tuttle.

Twelve children. The second was RUTH, b. Aug. 23, 1658.

Sav. Gen. Diet., and Hist, of Ipswich, Mass.

m. June 20, 1678, to JOHN CARTER.

1st Burial Ground, Woburn, Middlesex, MA

"Here lyes Buried ye Body of Lieu't. John Carter Who Dec'd April ye

8'th Anno Dom'l 1727 Aged 75 Years"

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Lt. John Carter's Timeline

November 14, 1630
February 6, 1653
Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
September 18, 1680
Age 27
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
October 18, 1681
Age 28
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
August 8, 1685
Age 32
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
July 3, 1687
Age 34
Woburn, MA, USA
March 30, 1689
Age 36
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
June 11, 1691
Age 38
Woburn, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
February 16, 1692
Age 39
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States