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Mary Doane (Smalley)

Also Known As: "widow Snow"
Birthdate: (55)
Birthplace: Eastham, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
Death: November 22, 1703 (55)
Eastham, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Smalley and Ann Smalley
Wife of John Snow and Ephraim Doane
Mother of Hannah Ruhamah Doane (Snow); Abigail Small (Snow); Rebecca Porter; Deacon John Snow; Lydia Hopkins and 4 others
Sister of Hannah Bangs; John Smalley, II and Isaac Smalley

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About Mary Doane

  • Mary Smalley Doane
  • Birth: Dec. 11, 1647 Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death: Nov. 22, 1703 Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Mary was the daughter of John Smalley & Ann Walden. She was the widow of John Snow and wife of Ephraim Doane. Mary died at age of 56, possibly on 07 December 1699 in Eastham. She has a unmarked grave.
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • John Smalley (1613 - 1692)
  • Ann Walden Smalley (____ - 1693)
  • Spouses:
  • John Snow (1638 - 1692)
  • Ephraim Doane (____ - 1700)
  • Children:
    • Hannah Ruhamah Snow Doane (1670 - 1717)*
    • Isaac B. Snow (1683 - 1745)*
  • Sibling:
  • Isaac Smalley (1647 - 1724)**
  • Mary Smalley Doane (1647 - 1703)
  • *Calculated relationship
  • **Half-sibling
  • Burial: Cove Burying Ground, Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 16250307
  • From:
  • SMALLEY, Mary
  • b. 11 DEC 1647 Plymouth, Plymouth, Mass.
  • d. 22 NOV 1703 Eastham, Barnstable, Mass.
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 19 SEP 1669 Eastham, Barnstable, Mass.
  • Spouse: SNOW, John
  • b. ABT 1638 Eastham, Barnstable, Mass.
  • d. BEF 4 APR 1692 Eastham, Barnstable, Mass.
  • Children:
    • SNOW, Hannah
    • SNOW, Mary b. 10 MAR 1671/2 Eastham, Barnstable, Mass. d. Delaware
    • SNOW, Abigail
    • SNOW, John
    • SNOW, Isaac b. 10 AUG 1683 Eastham, Barnstable, Mass. d. ABT 1746 Delaware
    • SNOW, Lydia b. 29 SEP 1685 Eastham, Barnstable, Mass.
    • SNOW, Elisha b. 10 JAN 1686/7 Eastham, Barnstable, Mass. d. 1744 Delaware
    • SNOW, Phebe
    • SNOW, Rebecca
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 1691 Eastham, Barnstable, Mass.
  • Spouse:DOANE, Ephraim
  • From:
  • The Doane family: 1. Deacon John Doane, of Plymouth, 2. Doctor John Done, of Maryland, and their descendants. With notes upon English families of the same name (1902)
  • 6 EPHRAIM2 DOANE (John1) was born probably at Plymouth before the removal of the family to Eastham in 1645, and died at Eastham in 1700. He married first, Feb. 15, 1667, Mercy Knowles, the daughter of Richard and Ruth (Bower) Knowles. Married, second, after 1692, Mary Snow, who was born at Barnstable, Dec. 11, 1647,
  • and died at Eastham in 1703, widow of John2 Snow (Nicholas1), and the daughter of John and Ann (Walden) Smalley. .... etc.
  • He made his will Dec. 17, 1699, and desires his wife's children, by her former husband, John Snow, of whom there were nine, to share equally with his own children, after the decease of his wife Mary.
    • THE WILL OF EPHRAIM DOAN, PROVED APR. 19, 1700. .... etc.
  • Children, from Eastham records:
    • i PATIENCE,3 b. Jan. 28, 1668; d. 1675.
    • ii APPHIA,3 b. July 18, 1670.
    • 16 iii HEZEKIAH,3 b. Aug., 1672.
    • 17 iv THOMAS,3 b. Sept. 4, 1674.
    • 18 v EBENEZER,3 b. Apr., 1676.
    • vi NEHEMIAH,3 b. Aug. 1680; d. Feb., 1684.
    • vii PATIENCE3, Apr., 1682; m. Geb. 7, 1705-6, Joshua Cook. Ch., from Eastham records: 1 Martha, b. Apr. 6, 1706. 2. Josiah, b. Aug. 30, 1707. 3. Joshua, b. Mar. 23, 1708. 4. Mercy, b. Sept. 2, 1710. 5. Ebenezer, b. Nov. 25. 1711. 6. Ephraim, b. Sept. 16, 1712. 7. Ruhama (Roana), b. Feb. 18, 1713. 8. Simeon, b. Aug. 4, 1715. 9. Moses, b. May 11, 1717.
    • viii RUHAMA,3 b. Apr. 30, 1685; m., at Eastham, Sept. 22, 1726, Richard Stephens. About 1704, she was living in the family of David Melville at Eastham, and in 1707 and 1708 was employed at Samuel Cox's Inn, Boston.
  • Children of Constance and Nicholas Snow
    • Mark b. Plymouth, May 9, 1628, married (1) Ann Cooke daughter of Josiah Cooke, married (2) Jane Prence, daughter of Thomas Prence
    • Mary b. Plymouth, 1630, married Thomas Paine
    • Sarah b. Plymouth, 1632, married William Walker, who came to the colony on the ship Elizabeth, in 1635
    • Joseph b. Plymouth, 1634, Joseph Snow married Mary Higgins she was the daughter of Richard and Mary (Yates) Higgins
    • Stephen b. Plymouth, 1636, married (1) Susanna Rogers (Deane), daughter of Stephen Deane, married (2) Mary Bigford (Cottle, Bickford), daughter of Edward Cottle and Judith, last name unknown
    • John b. Plymouth, December 11, 1638, married Mary Smalley, a twin daughter of John Smalley and Ann Walden
    • Elizabeth b. Plymouth, 1640, married Thomas Rogers, son of Joseph Rogers, the son of Pilgrim, Thomas Rogers
    • Jabez b. Plymouth, 1642, married Elizabeth, last name unknown, she was possibly the daughter of Ralph Smith
    • Ruth b. Plymouth, 1644, married Lieutenant John Cole Sr., son of Daniel Cole and Ruth Chester
  • Josiah Paine, a Town Clerk and historian of Harwich wrote “Nicholas and Constance had a dau. named for her mother who was the first wife of Daniel Doane of Eastham…”
    • Constance (unproved), b. Plymouth, married Daniel Doane
    • unnamed
    • Anthony (not if he was born in 1619), b. Plymouth, married Abigail Warren, daughter of Richard Warren
  • From:


  • Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society By New Jersey Historical Society
  • Pg. 160
  • The first person by the name of Smalley in America, was John Smalley. He was in London in 1631, and in the following year came over in the vessel "Francis and James," in company with many of the Masschusetts Bay Colony. He settled on Cape Cod, where he married about 1640, and had four children who lived to mature years -- two girls, Hannah and Mary, and two boys, John Jr., and Isaac. From Massachusetts the parents, with the two sons, both of age, removed to New Jersey, settling at Piscataway in Middlesex county, about 1669-70. The daughters were married and remained in New England. John Smalley was among the earliest pioneer freeholders of this Jersey settlement. After obtaining his first grant upon his arrival in Piscataway, a survey of his farm was made in 1677, and further land was taken up by him in 1685. At the time the province was temporarily recaptured by the Dutch, 1673-4, he was appointed by them a magistrate. He was commissioned a justice of the peace in 1675, and appointed associate justice of the court of sessions, which position he filled for several years. This pioneer father died in 1692, and the mother about a year after.


Mary Smalley. Born on 11 Dec 1647 in Eastham, MA.3 At the age of <1, Mary was baptized in Barnstable, MA, on 27 Feb 1647/8.172 Mary died in 1703 in Eastham, MA.171

From Underhill:103

   “Mary Doane did not long survive [her husband]. A lengthy inventory of her estate was taken Nov. 22, 1703, by Josiah Cook, Sr., and Joseph Young, Sr., to which was added: 
   “‘Memorandum on the 8th day of December 1703, John Snow of Parmett in the County of Barnstable... did personally appear and made oath that this above written.. . was a true Inventory of the estate of his late mother Mary Doane, late of Eastham deceased.’ (Probate Records, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, vol. 2: 144, 145. )”

On 19 Sep 1667 when Mary was 19, she first married John Snow (5471) , son of Nicholas Snow (2109) (ca 1599/1600-15 Nov 1676) & Constance Hopkins (1501) (ca 1606-middle of Oct 1677), in Eastham, MA.156 John Snow and Mary Smale were maried: the 19th of September: 1667,”. Born ca 1638 in Plymouth, MA. John died bef Apr 1692 in Eastham, MA.73

John took the freeman’s oath at Eastham 5 Jun 1684, and resided there for most of his life except a short period at Piscataway, NJ, where his wife’s parents moved.73

   Except for a short period at Piscataway, he lived at Eastham until his death about 1692.103 
   The inventory of the “Estate of John Snow, of Eastham, Late deceased taken this 4th of April: 1692,” by John Freeman and William Walker, mentions “to housing and his whole Right in purches [purchasers] Lands at Pammet,” £ 50. “Mary Snow Relict of sd deceased” made oath to the inventory April 20, 1692, and it was so recorded April 22, 1692. “The Settlement of The Estate of John Snow Late of Eastham, deceased,” gave to his wife Mary one third part of his real estate during her natural life, and one third part of his personal estate forever, the rest of the personal estate “for bringing up ye children of sd deceased Saving her paying to each of the Daughters four pounds a peece as they com to be of age or married: and the Sons... to have the Lands and housing According to Law.” (The Mayflower Descendant, vol. 12: 190. )103

Their children include:

7526 i. Hannah Snow (26 Aug 1670-1717)

7527 ii. Mary Snow (10 Mar 1672-bef 15 Mar 1752)

7528 iii. Abigail Snow (14 Oct 1673-)

7529 iv. Rebecca Snow (23 Jul 1676-31 Aug 1753)

7530 v. Dea. John Snow (3 May 1678-Oct 1738)

7531 vi. Isaac Snow (10 Aug 1683-bet 15 May 1745 and 15 Feb 1748)

7532 vii. Lydia Snow (29 Sep 1685-)

7533 viii. Elisha Snow (10 Jan 1686/7-bet 15 Jan 1744 and 8 Feb 1752)

7534 ix. Phebe Snow (27 Jun 1689-May 1715)

ca 1692 Mary second married Ephraim Doane (1133) , son of Dea. John Doane (416) (ca 1590-21 Feb 1685[/6]) & Ann [Doane] (-1 Jun 1654).24 Born ca 1642 in Plymouth, MA.5 Ephraim died ca 1700 in Eastham, MA.171

From The Doane Family:171

   “Ephraim Doane does not appear to have been prominent either in town or church affairs. Only a little of his life can be gleaned from the public records. 
   “On March 3, 1662-3, he and three others were fined twenty-five shillings each, for trading of liquor with the Indians, and he and Thomas Ridman were fined fifty shillings each, for permitting the Indiane to have liquor in their boats, ‘it appearing that one of the Indians was drunk thereby.’ Oct. 29, 1669, he was before the court for ‘horribly slandering and belying his neighbours’ at Eastham and was fined ‘the sume of twenty shillings for telling two lyes about the same.’ June 6, 1678, he was again before the court to answer to the complaint of ‘Jawannum, late wife of James Pequin of Billingsgate, as suspected by her and Nicholas, to have been an occasion of the violent death of the said Pequin, her husband.’ 
   “He settled within the limits of Eastham. He took the oath of fidelity before Mr. Freeman in 1670, and was admitted a freeman June 5, 1684. His name appears in Truro June 17, 1690, and is in a list of the legal inhabitants of Eastham in 1695. He was a surveyor of highways in Eastham in 1691 and again in 1692. He made lis will Dec. 17, 1699, and desires his wife's children, by her former husband, John Snow, of whom there were nine, to share equally with his own children, after the decease of his wife Mary.”

Will: The Will of Ephraim Doane, proved 19 Apr 1700.

In ye Name of God Amen, ye seventh day of December in ye year of ye Lord one thousand six hundred ninety and nine, I Ephraim Doane of ye Town of Eastham in ye County of Barnstable in ye province of ye Massachusetts Bay in N. England being sick and weak of Body but of good and perfect memory, Thanks be to Allmighty God and calling to Remembrance ye uncertain Estate of this Transitory Life and that all flesh must yield unto Death when it shall please God to call, do make constitute and declare this my last will and Testiment in manner and form following: Revokeing and Annulling by these presents all and every Testiment and Testiments will and wills by me heretofore made and declared either by word or writing, and this is to be taken only for my Last will and Testament and no other, flrst and principally I give and comitt my Soul to God my creator and my Body to ye earth by decent burial and tuching such worldly Estate as ye Lord in mercy hath Lent me, my will and meaning is that ye same shall be bestowed and Imploid in manner and form following that is to say, flrst I will that all those debts and duties as I owe in Right or contience to any manner of person or persons shall be well and truly contented and paid or ordained to be paid within convenient time after my decease by my executrix hereafter named.

It. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Mary Doane all my moveable estate (after my debts are paid) and ye use and Improvement of ye one half part of my now dwellinghouse and ye land thereunto adjoining and belonging with ye one halfe of ye Barn and all other ye appurtinances belonging to messuage with ye one half of all my meadow Land Iying within ye Township of Eastham during ye Terme of her natural Life and that what of my moveable Estate shall be Left after my sd wifes decease and debts paid my will and meaning is that ye same shall be divided among ye children. That is to say ye children which I had by my former wife, and ye children which my now beloved wife had by her former husband John Snow deceased, I say to be divided among sd children by Equall proportions.

It. I make constitute and ordain my well beloved wife Mary Doane executrix. In witness whereof I do hereunto sett my hand and seal ye day and year above mentioned.

ye mark of Ephraim Doane [seal]


Joseph Doane

Mary Snow [her mark]

Jona Sparrow

Mary was the daughter of John Smalley & Ann Walden.

She was the widow of John Snow and wife of Ephraim Doane.

Mary died at age of 56, possibly on 07 December 1699 in Eastham.

She has a unmarked grave.

'Mary Smalley

Born in Plymouth on 1655 to John Smalley.

Mary married John Snow and had 10 children.

Mary married Ephraim Doane.

She passed away on 1703 in Eastham.

Family Members


John Smalley 1601-1692



John Snow 1651-1690

Ephraim Doane 1630-1700


Hannah Snow 1670-1732

John Snow

Mary Snow 1671-1717

Abigail Snow 1670-1716

Rebecca Snow 1675-1753

John Snow 1670-1738

Isaac Snow 1683-1747

Lydia Snow 1685-Unknown

Elisha Snow 1689-1745

Phebe Snow 1689-1718

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Mary Doane's Timeline

December 11, 1647
Eastham, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
February 27, 1648
(Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
February 27, 1648
Barnstable, Mass
August 26, 1670
Age 22
Eastham, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
October 14, 1670
Age 22
Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
March 10, 1671
Age 23
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
July 23, 1676
Age 28
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
May 3, 1678
Age 30
Eastham, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
August 10, 1683
Age 35
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA