Deacon Medad Pomeroy

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Medad Pomeroy

Also Known As: "Deacon Medad"
Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: East Windsor, (Present Hartford County), Connecticut Colony
Death: December 30, 1716 (78)
Northampton, Hampshire County, Province of Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Eltweed Pomeroy; Eltweed Pomeroy; Margery Pomeroy and Margery Rockett
Husband of Experience Woodward; Experience Pomeroy and Abigail Chauncey
Father of Joseph Pomeroy; Joseph Pomeroy; Mehitable King; Hon. Major Ebenezer Pomeroy; Mindwell King and 9 others
Brother of Eldad (DIV. CUNLIFFE) Pomeroy; John H Pomeroy; Caleb Pomeroy; Mary 2 Pomeroy; Joshua Pomeroy and 2 others
Half brother of Dinah Pomeroy and Elizabeth Pomeroy

Occupation: Gunsmith, blacksmith, deacon
Managed by: Private User
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About Deacon Medad Pomeroy

A blacksmith and gunsmith who came to Northampton in 1659. Served as town clerk, magistrate, selectman, deputy to the General Court and town treasurer. Survivor of Falls Fight, King Philip's War. Fought under Capt. William Turner. ___________________________________________________________________________

As with many others the reported birth date is actually the baptism date. He would have been born before the date given, of course.

Deacon Medad Pomeroy: b. 1638\nd. 30 Dec 1716; p197.htm#i9820

Experience Woodward: p197.htm#i9819 (spouse)

Eltweed Pomeroy: b. c 1585\nd. Mar 1673; p205.htm#i10203 (father)

Margery Rockett: d.1655; p228.htm#i11355 (mother)


New England families, genealogical and memorial: a record of the ..., Volume 2 edited by William Richard Cutter Pg.881


A. A. (Albert Alonzo) Pomeroy. History and genealogy of the Pomeroy family, colateral lines in family groups, Normandy, Great Britain and America; comprising the ancestors and descendants of Eltweed Pomeroy from Beaminster, County Dorset, England, 1630 (Volume pt. 3). (page 4 of 39)


Removed in 1659 to Northampton, Mass., where he was welcomed by the authorities on account of his skill and granted a chest of tools and some land. He followed the trade of blacksmith, like his father. He was deacon of the church at Northampton; town clerk from 1692 to 1712; town treasurer from 1693 to 1710; selectman many years; several years deputy to the General Court; Associate Justice of the County of Hampshire; one of the Committee for re-settling Deerfield in 1680; Clerk of the Proprietors of Deerfield and Northampton; and commissioner to the United Colonies. He was engaged in the fight at Turners' falls, May 19, 1676.

ID: I05434

Name: Medad POMEROY 1 2

Sex: M

Birth: AUG 1638 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut 3 4

Death: 30 DEC 1716 in Northampton, Hampden Co., Massachusetts 3 4

Reference Number: 5434

Father: Eltweed POMEROY

Mother: Margery ROCKETT

Marriage 1 Experience WOODWARD b: 10 NOV 1643 in Dorchester, Massachusetts

Married: 21 NOV 1661 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut 3 4


John POMEROY b: 24 AUG 1662 in Northampton, Hampden Co., Massachusetts
Mehitable POMEROY b: 2 JUL 1666 in Northampton, Hampden Co., Massachusetts
Ebenezer POMEROY b: 30 MAY 1669 in Northampton, Hampden Co., Massachusetts
Joseph POMEROY b: JUN 1672 in Northampton, Hampden Co., Massachusetts
Mindwell POMEROY b: JUL 1677 in Northampton, Hampden Co., Massachusetts
Thankful POMEROY b: 31 MAY 1679 in Northampton, Hampden Co., Massachusetts

Marriage 2 Abigail STRONG b: ABT 1645 in Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts

Married: AFT 1683


Samuel POMEROY b: 16 SEP 1687 in Northampton, Hampden Co., Massachusetts


Title: Lyman Genealogy DESCENDANTS of

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Title: Eltweed Pomeroy of Dorchester, Mass. and Windsor, Conn

Author: Rodman, William Woodbridge

Publication: Boston: Press of D. Clapp & Son, 1903


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Page: Descendants of John Guilford and related families; database=:3228263


From the Pomeroy Family:

Deacon Medad Pomery, when he arrived at Northampton in 1659, he was welcomed by the authorities on account of his skill, knowledge of which had preceded him, and was granted a chest of tools and some land. He was twenty-one years of age, with a robust constitution, master of an excellent trade, that of general smithing, acquired from his father, but with few tools. The town was but five years settled, inhabitants were scarce, and every accession to the number, especially a skilled gun-smith, was heartily welcomed, although he was not, we have reason to believe, the first blacksmith who came to Northampton. John Webb preceded him, bringing a full complement of tools. It may be reasonably conjectured that Medad Pomeroy went to work for Webb, and soon proved by his skill, ability and industry that he was a desirable inhabitant, and a man worthv of encouragement. In August, 1660, the following resolve was passed: “John Webb’s tools that Medad Pomeroy shall have on terms: A pair of bellows, an anvil, a hand hammer, one hammer, three pairs of tongs, a beak iron, a slice, a nailing stake, two chisels, one nailing hammer.'” The terms on which the tools were granted are not stated. * * * “On the 13th Dec. 1664. at a legal town meeting the town gave Medad Pomeroy the tools they had of John Webb, as long as he lives in the town, but if he removes out of the town he is then to leave them to the town; but in case he dies in the town the tools are to belong to i\is estate, provided he do the town work.” In 1670 it was voted to give him the “Smith's tools that he had of the town in his hand by a clear vote without any condition.” In 1675, Medad Pomeroy was chosen Selectman, to which position he was re-elected twenty-seven times. He was first chosen Deputy in 1677, and was six times re-elected to that important position, his last service being in 1692. He was chosen County Treasurer in 1698, and was a number of times re-elected to that office, until the vear of his death. It appears that in some years he held not less than six important town offices at the same time. He not only held various judicial offices, but was employed in the settlement of estates, and his record as a public officer was both honorable and enterprising. It has been intimated that he was a lawyer. This may be correct, though it is hardly probable that he had studied law. and there is no evidence that he ever practiced at the bar. But there is evidence that he had a keen, judicial mind, and that he comprehended intuitively the salient points of any cause which came before him in his manifold duties. As we have said, he held various judicial offices, and was frequently employed in the settlement of estates. In 1678 he was appointed Clerk of the Writs (Register of Deeds) for Northampton by the Court of Sessions, and held that office till near the close of his life. In 1684 he was commissioned by the same court ‘to tend small causes.’ Several years after, and for a number of years in succession, he served as one of the Associate Justices for the County of Hampshire. Medad Pomeroy's home-lot, granted by the town, was situated in the vicinity of Bridge Street Cemetery, but it is doubtful whether he ever occupied this lot. He bought an acre on Meeting-House Hill, where he resided till his death, Dec. 30, 1716. His homestead, which eventually consisted of twelve acres in the heart of the settlement, is remarkable for the number born upon it in the line of Deacon Medad having military service and titles, at least nine, namely: Hon. Ebenezcr, Major of Infantry; Captain John Pomeroy, Ensign Josiah Pomeroy. Captain Joseph Pomeroy. General Scth Pomeroy, Lieut. Daniel Pomoroy (killed at Lake George), Major Daniel Pomeroy (his son). Captain Elisha Pomeroy, and Colonel Thomas Pomeroy. He also took an honorable part in the engagement at Turner’s Falls, May 19, 1676. ... “He was Deputy to the General Court many years, having been chosen in 1677, re-elected in 1683, 1684, 1685, 1686, 1690,and 1692.”— Sylvester Judd. In 1686 he accumulated considerable real estate in different parts of the town, and his son, Ebenezer Pomeroy, owned twelve acres in the very center of the village, adjoining the first acre bought of Thomas Salmon, having received all but three and a half acres from his father by deed. ... ... in 1672 [he] brought his aged father from Windsor to Northampton, took him into his own family and amply provided for him during the rest of his life. He was indued with strong religious principles, was chosen deacon of the church in 1675, and became one of its strongest supporters.

Lived at Northampton

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Deacon Medad Pomeroy's Timeline

August 19, 1638
Windsor, (Present Hartford County), Connecticut Colony
August 19, 1638
Windsor, Hartford, CT
East Windsor, (Present Hartford County), Connecticut Colony
December 14, 1664
Age 26
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA
July 3, 1666
Age 28
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony
May 30, 1669
Age 31
Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
June 26, 1672
Age 34
Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
June 17, 1674
Age 36
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA