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Mercy Gibbs (Greenough)

Birthdate: (41)
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Death: January 26, 1716 (41)
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Capt. William Greenough and Elizabeth Prout
Wife of Rev. Henry Gibbs of Watertown
Mother of Mercy Prescott; Margaret Appleton; Mehitabel Marston and Henry Gibbs of Salem
Sister of William Greenough; William Greenough; Israel Greenough; Samual Greenaugh; Dorothy Greenaugh and 5 others

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About Mercy Gibbs

Henry Gibbs married Mercy, daughter of William Greenough. She died Jan 26, 1715/16.

His Will dated Dec. 6, 1722, witnessed by John Hastings, John Stearns and Samuel Cooledge, proved Nov. 1, 1723, mentions son Henry, daughters, Mercy, Mehitabel, and Margaret Appleton.


  1. Elizabeth Gibbs b. Jan 12, 1695/6; died next May.
  2. Mercy Gibbs, b. Dec. 23, 1696, was the 2nd wife of Rev. Benjamin Prescott of Danvers (see Shattuck p.244.
  3. Margaret Gibbs b. July 3, 1699; died Jan 17, 1771. Married 1719/20, Nathaniel Appleton, D.D. of Cambridge, Mass., and had six children. (see Farmer.)
  4. Henry Gibbs, Jr. b. Mar. 16, 1701/2; died Sept 1703.
  5. William Gibbs, b. July 11, 1704; died at Cambridge, Aug 10, 1715.
  6. Mehitabel Gibbs, b. Jan 8, 1705/6; m. Benjamin Marston, Esq. of Salem and died Aug 21, 1727.
  7. Henry Gibbs 2d, b. May 13, 1709; grad. Harvard College 1726; m. (1) Margaret, dau. of Jabez Fitch. He m. (2) Catherine, dau of Secretary Josiah Willard.


  1. Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Mass. by Henry Bond, M.D. Boston, 1860. page 236.


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Mercy Gibbs's Timeline

February 16, 1674
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
December 23, 1696
Age 22
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
July 3, 1699
Age 25
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
January 8, 1706
Age 31
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
May 13, 1709
Age 35
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
January 26, 1716
Age 41
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
January 26, 1716
Age 41
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States