John Eddy, of Taunton

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John Eddy

Birthdate: (57)
Birthplace: Plymouth, Plymouth Colony
Death: November 27, 1695 (57)
Taunton, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of N.N. and N.N.
Husband of Susannah Eddy and Deliverance Smith
Father of John Eddy; Marcy Fisher; Hannah Fisher; Ebenezer Eddy; Eleazer Eddy and 4 others

Occupation: Blacksmith
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About John Eddy, of Taunton

John "of Taunton" and John "of Tisbury" seem to be the same John.

Parents unknown. Nott John Eddy of Martha's Vineyard, the son of Samuel Eddy.

There has been some dispute about which of the John Eddys in Massachusetts was the John Eddy born 25 December 1637 at Plymouth to Samuel Eddy. According to The Eddy Family Association (1980), it was John Eddy of Tisbury, not John Eddy of Taunton.

This John Eddy came to Martha's Vineyard in 1660 and settled at Tisbury, where his wife's family lived. He seems to have been connected to the Daggett family, even before his marriage to Hepzibah Daggett, as his uncle John Eddy had married in England to Amey Doggett, of the same family.

John Eddy of Taunton

From the 1930 "Eddy Family in America" Compiled by Ruth Story Devereaux Eddy, A.B.,A.M.


9276 John Eddy (Parentage not known),

  • d. Nov. 27, 1695, at Taunton, Mass.;
  • m. (1) Nov. 12, 1665, Susannah Paddock of Dartmouth (Taunton, V.R.), who
    • d. Mar 14, 16'70, at Taunton (V.R.).
    • She was the dau. of Robert and Mary Paddock (Austin Gen. Reg., pp. 187-189).
  • He m. (2) May 1, 1672, Deliverance Owen of Braintree, Mass. (Taunton and East Bridgewater, V.R.).
    • She was the dau. of William and Elizabeth (Davis) Owen (Austin, 16o Allied Fam.) and was b. Feb. 15, 1654. Another authority gives the wife of William Owen as a daughter of Charles and Margaret Grice.
    • Deliverance married (2) Nathaniel Smith, who died before 1717. (Taunton Deeds, Vol. XII, p. 202).
    • She died May 3, 1726 at Norton, Mass.

For years Miss Clara Avery, a descendant of John Eddy of Taunton, has searched both in Old England and New England for some clue to the parentage of this John Eddy, but with no success. The compiler also has studied most carefully the early records of Plymouth and of Taunton. Every reference to this john Eddy previous to 16'70 which has been discovered is hereafter recorded. Both Miss Avery and the compiler feel that there is a very close association between the family of John Eddy of Taunton and Samuel Eddy of Plymouth and that John at one time was either a member of Samuel's household or else a very close neighbor.

The first mention in the records of the John Eddy known later as John Eddy of Taunton, carpenter, is as a witness to a deed in which John Eddy of Plymouth, blacksmith, was the grantee. He purchased lands adjoining those of John Eddway (Eddy), carpenter. The deed follows:


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John Eddy, of Taunton's Timeline

December 25, 1637
Plymouth, Plymouth Colony
January 19, 1670
Age 32
July 5, 1673
Age 35
Taunton, Plymouth Colony
December 6, 1676
Age 38
Taunton, Plymouth Colony
May 16, 1679
Age 41
Taunton, New Plymouth, MA
October 16, 1681
Age 43
Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
January 4, 1683
Age 45
Taunton, New Plymouth, MA