Is your surname Converse?

Research the Converse family

John Converse's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


John Converse

Birthdate: (33)
Birthplace: Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Death: January 6, 1707 (33)
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Maj. James Converse, Esq. and Hannah Converse
Husband of Abigail Converse and Abigail Converse
Father of John Converse, Jr.; James Converse; John Convers, Jr.; Joshua Converse; Abigail Balch and 2 others
Brother of Elizabeth Converse; James Converse; Captain Robert Converse; Hannah Richardson; Capt. Josiah Converse, l and 7 others

Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About John Converse

John Convers, s/o Maj. James Convers and Hannah Carter, b. 22 Aug 1673, d. 6 Jan 1708, m. 22 May 1699 Abigail Sawyer. Children: James, John, Joshua, Abigail Patience, Josiah. [And yes, on p. 1:57 it shows birth: Converse, John, s. of James, Aug. 22, 1673 and on p. 2:40 the death: Converse, John, s. of ---, Jan. 6, 1708.]


  • "Notes on the Family of Dea. Edward Convers", in Woburn (Massachusetts). Town Clerk. Births, intentions, marriages, deaths, 1641-1843, 1768-1849. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972), 3:327-8.


11. JOHN CONVERS 4 (Maj. James 3 (7), Lieut. James,2 Deacon Edward 1), born in Woburn, 22 August 1673; died at Woburn 6 January 1707-8; married 22 May 1699, Abigail Sawyer, daughter of Joshua Sawyer of Woburn. She was born 17 May 1679, and she married, second, 29 November 1720, John Vinton of Charlestown. In 1722, as Abigail Vinton, she quitclaims to her children given below, her right of dower.

Children of John and Abigail (Sawyer) CONVERS: JAMES CONVERS, 5 born 26 Feb. 1699-1700; died 1752. JOHN CONVERS, 5 born 3 Feb. 1700-1; married, lst, Abigail Baldwin; married, 2nd, Mary Damon. (18) JOSHUA CONVERS, 5 born in Wobum, 3 June 170-1; married, 31 July 1729, Rachel Blanchard. The descendants of their son Zebulon are shown in Stearns' History of Rindge, N. H. The descendants of their son Joseph are shown in "Family History in the line of Joseph Convers of Bedford, Mass., 1739-1825, compiled and edited by John Jay Putnam," Worcester, Miss., F. S. Blanchard & Co., 1897.

In the line of Joseph are the Mead family, which includes Larkin G. Mead the sculptor, Wm. Rutherford Mead of McKim, Mead & White, architects, and Mrs. William Dean Howells; also Rev. James; Converse of Weathersfield, Vt., Edmund Winchester Converse and Edmund Cogswell Converse of the National Tube Works Co.; and Rev. John Jay Putnam of Worcester, Mass.

ABIGAIL CONVERS, 5 born 1705; was in her sixteenth year, 27 March 1721 (Midd. Probate Rec.). PATIENCE CONVERS, 5 born 1 May 1707.

view all 12

John Converse's Timeline

August 22, 1673
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
February 26, 1699
Age 25
February 3, 1701
Age 27
February 3, 1701
Age 27
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
June 3, 1704
Age 30
December 3, 1705
Age 32
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
January 6, 1707
Age 33
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
May 1, 1707
Age 33