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John Waldo

Birthdate: (45)
Birthplace: Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
Death: April 14, 1700 (45)
Windham, Windham, Connecticut
Place of Burial: unknown as per Find a Grave
Immediate Family:

Son of Deacon Cornelius Waldo and Hannah Waldo
Husband of Rebecca Waldo
Father of John Waldo; Catherine Waldo; Rebecca Waldo; Deacon Edward Waldo; Rebecca Rudd and 4 others
Brother of Elizabeth Walker; Daniel Waldo; Martha Waldo; Cornelius Waldo, Jr; Deborah Ford and 7 others

Occupation: Miller (grist)
Managed by: (D) James Richard Marsh
Last Updated:

About John Waldo

A soldier in King Philips war, in the fight at Quaboag against the Indians, August 2, 1675.

(The following is from the book, "Genealogy of the Waldo family- a record of the descendants of Cornelius Waldo of Ipswich, Mass., from 1647 to 1900," by Waldo Lincoln A.B.):

His date of birth is unknown. He was probably at Ipswich, Mass., as his father lived there.

(Windham Records.)

In " Cogswells in America" he is erroneously called a twin of his brother Cornelius; born Feb. 24, 1659. It is known that the twins both died a few days after their birth; and John must have been born some years before, since, not only was he old enough to be engaged in the "Quaboag fight," in 1675, but he was married in 1676, his oldest child dying in 1677. It is probable that he was the oldest son, as his father, in a deed to Edward Emerson, Apr. 11, 1699, refers to "a Deed given ..... unto my Sonnes John Cornelius and Daniel Waldo." In those days the oldest son was by far the most important of the children and inherited a double portion, and it is probable that their father named them in the order of their births. Unfortunately, the original deed was not recorded, or, at least, no record of it has been found.

The following is his will and inventory of his estate:-

" I John Waldo of Windham, in the County of Hartford, in Connecticut Colony, being very sick and weak, but of perfect memory. I do nominate, appoint & ordain my Loveing Sonn John Waldo, my dear wife Rebeckah, and Thomas Huntington to make my Will or Wills to settle my Estate, and make deed or deeds as they shall think meet, according to the roles of Equity and righteousness, as there shall be occasion of all my Estate real and personall that is to be found here, and at Chensford, or elsewhere.

To the Confirmation hereof, I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seal this 14th day of Aprill 1700.


Signed in presence of us, SHUBALL DIMMACK. JOHN BARNARD.

Acknowledged before me, JOSHUA RIPLEY, Justice of the Peace."

(Hartford Probate Records, vol. vii., p. 22.)

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John Waldo's Timeline

February 24, 1655
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
July 2, 1677
Age 22
Charleston, Soffolk Co., Massachusetts
May 19, 1678
Age 23
Chelmsford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
May 19, 1679
Age 24
Dunstable, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
April 23, 1684
Age 29
Dunstable, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Age 28
Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
August 6, 1686
Age 31
Dunstable, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
December 6, 1691
Age 36
Dunstable, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
April 2, 1694
Age 39
Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA