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Margaret Pynchon (Hubbard)

Birthplace: Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Death: November 11, 1716 (69)
Springfield, Hamden, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Rev. William Hubbard and Margaret Hubbard
Wife of Col. John Pynchon and Lt. Col. John Pynchon
Mother of Margaret Pynchon; Col. John Pynchon and Col. William Pynchon
Sister of John Hubbard; Nathaniel Hubbard and William Hubbard

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About Margaret Pynchon

  • Margaret Hubbard Pynchon
  • Birth: Oct. 17, 1647 Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death: Nov. 11, 1716 Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Father Rev William Hubbard
  • Spouse John Pynchon
  • He died 1721 Apr 25 (bio by: M Cooley)
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • William Hubbard (1621 - 1704)
  • Margaret Rogers Hubbard (1628 - 1690)
  • Spouse:
  • John Pynchon (1647 - 1721)
  • Children:
    • John Pynchon (1674 - 1742)*
    • William Pynchon (1689 - 1741)*
  • Note: wo John
  • Burial: Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 112988775
  • From:


  • HUBBARD, Margaret
  • b. 17 OCT 1647 Ipswich, Essex, Mass.
  • d. 11 NOV 1716 Ipswich, Essex, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: HUBBARD, William
  • Mother: ROGERS, Margaret
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 25 APR 1673 Springfield, Hampden, Mass.
  • Spouse: PYNCHON, John
  • b. 15 OCT 1647 Springfield, Hampden, Mass.
  • d. 25 APR 1721 Springfield, Hampden, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: PYNCHON, John
  • Mother: WYLLYS, Amy
  • Children:
    • PYNCHON, John
    • PYNCHON, Margaret
    • PYNCHON, William
  • From:


will of Nathaniel Rogers, 1655

The will of the Rev. Nathaniel Rogers, Pastor of the Church at Ipswich, taken from his own mouth, July 3, Anno Domini 1655, was proved in court at Ipswich, 25-7-1655. He reckons his estate in Old and New England at about twelve hundred pounds, four hundred pounds of which 'is expected from my father Mr. Robert Crane in England.' He makes the portion of John, though his eldest son, equal only with the others, viz. Nathaniel, Samuel and Timothy, and gives to each one hundred pounds out of his estate in Old England and one hundred pounds out of his estate in New England. «b»«i»To his son Ezekiel he gives twenty pounds, which he may take in books if he pleases«/b»«/i». To his daughter he has already given two hundred pounds. To his three grandchildren, John, Nathaniel and Margaret Hubbard, he gives forty shillings each. To his cousin, John Rogers, five pounds, in the hands of Ensign Howlett. To Elizabeth, Nathaniel, John and Mary, children of his cousin John Harris, of Rowley, he gives twenty shillings each. To Harvard College, five pounds. The remainder he leaves to his wife Margaret, whom he appoints executrix."


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Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard (1802-1886) was an American fur trader, insurance underwriter and land speculator. Hubbard first arrived in Chicago on October 1, 1818 as a voyageur. He went on to build Chicago's first stockyard and help foment a land boom for Chicago in the East.

Hubbard first arrived in Chicago in 1818 as a member of a brigade led by Antoine Deschamps. Hubbard carried an introduction to John Kinzie, a trader in Chicago, whose son, Morris, had befriended Hubbard. Although Hubbard eventually became a major booster of Chicago and one of its leading citizens, he wouldn’t make his permanent home in the city until 1834. On several trips throughout Illinois, he became the adopted son of Chief Waba of the Kickapoo and married Watseka, niece of Chief Tamin of the Kankakee. After he walked for 75 miles in a single night to warn the town of Danville of an impending raid by Indians, he earned the nickname “Pa-pa-ma-ta-be,” or “Swift-Walker.” When a local Indian tribe questioned his ability to perform this feat, he challenged their champion walker to a race. Hubbard's challenger lost by several miles and was unable to move the next day. Hubbard seemed to be unaffected.

Upon settling in Chicago in 1834, Hubbard purchased a cabin near Lake Michigan from Billy Caldwell and became one of the village's first trustees. In the 1830s, Hubbard served in the Illinois General Assembly. While there, he advocated ending the Illinois and Michigan Canal at the Chicago River instead of the Calumet River. In Chicago, Hubbard became a leading figure in the fur trade and opened the first meat packing plant in Chicago as part of his work to supply Fort Dearborn with meat. In support of this business, he built the first warehouse, known as “Hubbard’s Folly,” in Chicago on the south bank of the Chicago River, near modern day LaSalle Street. Building his fortune in meats and furs allowed Hubbard to enter into the insurance business, and he was the first underwriter in Chicago. Following the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, he was nearly bankrupted by the insurance payments he had to make, but he was able to survive the set back.

Hubbard was the owner of the Lady Elgin, a steamship which was rammed by a schooner and sank in 1860. Although Hubbard accepted insurance money for the loss, he never abandoned ownership of the ship, which was discovered in 1989. 1860 also saw Hubbard elected alderman of Chicago’s 7th Ward. In the late 1860s, Hubbard began work on his autobiography and had produced an 800 page manuscript which was destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire. Following the fire, he set to work to reproduce the manuscript, only completing it up to 1829 at the time of his death.


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Margaret Pynchon's Timeline

October 15, 1647
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Age 26
Springfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 37
Ispwich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Age 41
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
November 11, 1716
Age 69
Springfield, Hamden, Massachusetts, United States