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Nathaniel Seaver

Birthdate: (31)
Birthplace: Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
Death: April 21, 1676 (27-35)
Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA) (Killed by Indians during King Phillip's War)
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Seaver and Elizabeth Seaver
Husband of Sarah Seaver (Davis)
Father of John Seaver; Sarah Seaver; Timothy Stephens; Sarah Stephens; Joseph Stephens and 6 others
Brother of Shubael Seaver; Caleb Sever; Joshua Seaver; Elizabeth Craft; Hannah Seaver and 1 other

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About Nathaniel Seaver


  • Killed in the Sudbury Battle of King Philip's War


  • Bodge, George M. Soldiers in King Philip's War. Containing Lists of the Soldiers of Massachusetts Colony, Who Served in the Indian War of 1675-1677. With Sketches of the Principal Officers, and Copies of Ancient Documents and Records Relating to the War. Boston: Printed for the Author, 1891. Print.


Biography of Nathaniel Seaver pub in "Genealogical & Memorial History of State of NJ," pub: Lewis Historical Pub Co, NY, 1910. Article covered entire Seaver ancestry of Howard Eves Seaver. Nathaniel's portion reads: " (II) Nathaniel [Seaver], son of Robert & Elizabeth (Ballard) Seaver, was baptized in Roxbury, Jan 8 1645, & was slain by Indians in Battle of Sudbury, MA, Apr 21 1676, during King Philips War. He was 1 of 10 Sudbury men who were killed that day & served in Capt Wadsworth's Co. Site of battlefield where Capt Wadsworth so long held Indians at bay is on what is now called "Green Hill." While attack was being made on small body of 18 minute-men under Edward Cowell, Capt Wadsworth & his co came upon scene & seeing small party of Indians rushed forward w/impetuous haste & were caught in usual ambuscade, for when w/in abt mile of Sudbury they were induced to pursue body of not more than 100 Indians & soon found themselves drawn abt mile into woods, where on sudden they were encompassed by more than 500, & were forced to retreating fight toward hill where they made brave stand for time (1 authority says 4 hrs) & did heavy execution of enemy until (Hubbard says) night coming on & some of co beginning to scatter from rest of their companions were forced to follow them, & thus being surrounded in chase officers & most of co were slain. It is said savages set fire to woods & thus forced disastrous retreat, & only 13 out of entire co escaped to Noyes' mill. Nathaniel Seaver m Sarah -----, & by her had 2 children: 1 John, b Aug 18 1671, see post; 2 Sarah, d Apr 18 1674." He d intestate, & inventory of his estate was taken 19May1676 by Thomas Weld, Sr & John Stebbins. Estate amounted to 327 pounds, 16 shillings. Widow, Sarah Sever, acknowledged inventory 29May1676 bef Edw Ting & Joseph Dudley Esq (Suffolk Co Probate Records).

Report contains info of descendants of Nathaniel Seaver, 4th son of Robert & Elizabeth (Ballard) Seaver, Roxbury, MA Bay Colony. Info obtained from published sources, including article by William B Trask, "Seaver Family," in New Eng Historical & Genealogical Reg, Vol 26, p 303-323, Apr 1872, & typescript by Jesse Seaver, “Seaver Genealogy,” published by author, Philadelphia PA, 1924. Author has obtained data from correspondents & Internet databases. Extensive research in vital records, probate, land, court, church, town, census, military, etc was performed. MA Vital Records thru 1905 were reviewed, as were av'l vital records for New Eng states. US census records 1790-1930 were extracted for many of these families in effort to extend lines into 20th Cent. Purpose of report is provide info to help other researchers find their Seaver ancestry. Please contact author w/updated info via email at Comments & questions welcome at above email address.

Generation 1

Nathaniel2 (Robert1) b 8Jan1644/45, Roxbury, Suffolk Co, MA (VR, 315, baptism), d 21Apr1676, Sudbury, Middlesex Co, MA (Roxbury VR, 635); m Sarah bef 1671, prob Roxbury, Suffolk, MA

Children of Nathaniel Seaver & Sarah:

i. John3, b 18Aug1671, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA (VR, 310); d 12Dec1756, Brookline, Norfolk Co, MA (VR, 225)

ii. Sarah, b c1674, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA; d 18April1674, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA (VR, 634, burial)

Generation 2

John3 (Nathaniel2, Robert1) b 18Aug1671, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA (VR, 310), d 12Dec1756, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (VR, 225); m Sarah Gardner bef 1696, prob Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, dtr of Andrew Gardner & Sarah Mason; she b 21May1671, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, d 20Mar1746/47, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (VR, 225)

Children of John Seaver & Sarah Gardner:

i. Sarah4, b 4Feb1695/96, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA (VR, 315)

ii. Nathaniel, b 22Dec1697, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA (VR, 315); d 2Oct1768, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (VR, 225)

iii. John, b 6Oct1699, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA (VR, 314); d 21Oct1767, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (VR, 225)

iv. Anna, b 1701, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (VR, 58); d 20Apr1787, Hampton, Windham Co, CT

v. Lucy, b 4Nov1703, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA (VR, 314); m John Goddard 11Feb1724/25, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (VR, 151); b 1699, Brookline, Norfolk, MA; d 26Jun1785, Worcester, Worcester, MA

vi. Andrew, b 1705, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (VR, 58); d bef 25Jun1771, Cambridge, Middlesex Co, MA

vii. Mary, b 1707, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (VR, 58)

viii. Richard, b 1710, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (VR, 58); d 11Mar1780, Providence, Providence Co, RI (burial)

ix. Esther, b 13Nov1712, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (VR, 58); m Edward Sheafe 1Dec1756, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA (VR, 351); b 10Apr1681, Charlestown, Suffolk, MA

x. Elizabeth, b 12Sep1715, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (VR, 58)

Generation 3

Sarah4 (John3, Nathaniel2, Robert1) b 4Feb1695/96, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA (VR, 315); m Amariah Winchester 15Dec1714, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, son of Josiah Winchester & Mary Lyon; he b 8Apr1688, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA

Children of Sarah Seaver & Amariah Winchester:

i. Hannah5, b 9Feb1715/16, Brookline, Norfolk, MA; d 30Aug1736, Brookline, Norfolk, MA; m Timothy Harris 24Mar1730/31, Boston, Suffolk, MA; b 28Apr1706, Brookline, Norfolk, MA; d 7Nov1772, Brookline, Norfolk, MA

ii. Amariah, b 25Jul1717, Roxbury, Soffolk, MA; m Hannah Cady 15Jan1743/44, Brooklyn, Windham, CT; b 9Apr1714, Pomfret, Windham, CT

iii. Andrew, b 24Feb1722/23, Brookline, Norfolk, MA; d 18May1793, Canterbury, CT; m Joanna Williams c1749, New London, New London, CT; b 15Jun1729; d 12May1808, Canterbury, CT

iv. Lucy, b 2May1727, Brookline, Norfolk, MA; d 3Aug1745, New London, New London, CT

v. Sarah, b bef 17Sep1730, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (baptism); m Benjamin Davis 11Jun1761, Brookline, Norfolk, MA

vi. James, b 25Sep1733, Brookline, Norfolk, MA; d 1Jan1762, prob Norwich, New London, CT; m Anna Longbottom 15Mar1757, Norwich, New London, CT; b 24May1736, Norwich, New London, CT

Nathaniel4 (John3, Nathaniel2, Robert1) b 22Dec1697, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA (VR, 315), d 2Oct1768, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (VR, 225); m1 Hannah White c1728, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (VR, 151), dtr of Benjamin White & Margaret Weld; she b 2Mar1705/06, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (VR), d 20Feb1741/42, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (VR, 225); m2 Elizabeth Craft 11Aug1743, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (VR, 151), dtr of Ebenezer Craft & Elizabeth Weld; she b 28Mar1718, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, d 18Aug1744, Brookline, Norfolk, MA; m3 Sarah Stevens 23Oct1746, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA (VR, 358)

Children of Nathaniel Seaver & Hannah White:

i. Benjamin5, b 11Sep1729, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (VR, 58); d bef 17Sep1768, MA

ii. Hannah, b 13Nov1730, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (VR, 58); d young

iii. Lucy, b 24Nov1731, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (VR, 58); d young

iv. Sarah, b 12Apr1733, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (VR, 58); m Gardner

v. Hannah, b 16Jul1735, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (VR, 58); d 31May1821, Brookline, Norfolk, MA

vi. Abijah, b 31Aug1737, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (VR, 58)

vii. Lucy, b 17Feb1739/40, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (VR, 58); m Nathaniel Miriam 29Apr1767, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (VR, 151)

Child of Nathaniel Seaver & Elizabeth Craft:

i. Elizabeth5, b 18Aug1744, Brookline, Norfolk, MA; d 18Aug1744, Brookline, Norfolk, MA

Children of Nathaniel Seaver & Sarah Stevens:

i. Nathaniel5, b c1748, prob Brookline, Norfolk, MA; d 13Aug1792 at sea off Arabia (Brookline VR, 225)

ii. Mary, b c1750, prob Brookline, Norfolk, MA; d 11Aug1776, Brookline, Norfolk, MA

iii. Elizabeth, b c1752, prob Brookline, Norfolk, MA; m Warner

iv. Susanna, b c1754, prob Brookline, Norfolk, MA

Anna4 (John3, Nathaniel2, Robert1) b 1701, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (VR, 58), d 20Apr1787, Hampton, Windham Co, CT; m Thomas Stedman 9Apr1724, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (VR, 151), son of Thomas Stedman & Mary Trowbridge; he b 2Sep1698, Brookline, Norfolk, MA, d 9Apr1773, Hampton, Windham, CT

Children of Anna Seaver & Thomas Stedman:

i. James5, b 6Mar1725/26, Brookline, Norfolk, MA; d 7Sep1788, Hampton, Windham, CT; m Hannah Griffin 11Apr1751, Windham, Windham, CT; b 11Sep1732, Hampton, Windham, CT; d 30Aug1795, Hampton, Windham, CT

ii. John, b 30Jan1726/27, Brookline, Norfolk, MA; m Abigail; She d 1822

iii. Anna, b 31Oct1727, Brookline, Norfolk, MA; d 19Apr1753, Hampton, Windham, CT; m Joseph Marsh 29Apr1743, Windham, Windham, CT; b 9Apr1721, Lebanon, New London, CT; d 9Feb1811, Hartford, Windsor, VT

iv. Daniel, b 23Mar1729/30, Brookline, Norfolk, MA

v. Thomas, b bef 30Apr1732, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (baptism); m Mehitable Griffin 23Sep1760, Windham, Windham, CT; b 29Nov1741, Hampton, Windham, CT

vi. Mary, b 15Aug1734, Windham, Windham, CT; d 20Apr1753, Windham, Windham, CT

vii. Sarah, b 30Oct1736, Windham, Windham, CT; m Joseph Chaplin 1756, Windham, Windham, CT; b c1734, CT

viii. Elizabeth, b 30Apr1738, Windham, Windham, CT; d 2Mar1766, Ellington, Tolland, CT; m Joseph Abbott 2Apr1758, Windham, Windham, CT; b 14Feb1734/35, Hampton, Windham, CT; d 5Jan1814, Ellington, Tolland, CT

ix. Lucy, b 8Mar1739/40, Windham, Windham, CT; m Samuel Moseley 7Oct1762, Windham, Windham, CT; b 27Apr1739, Windham, Windham, CT

x. Patience, b 17Apr1743, Windham, Windham, CT; d 18Feb1835; m Daniel Fuller 18Nov1762, Windham, Windham, CT; d 11Oct1818

xi. Daniel, b 9Dec1745, Windham, Windham, CT; d 21Dec1776, Hampton, CT; m Sarah Williams 13Feb1772, Hampton, Windham, CT

xii. Easter, b 25Sep1748, Windham, Windham, CT; m Cornelius Adams 14Apr1774, Canterbury, Windham, CT; b 21Mar1747/48, Canterbury, Windham, CT

Andrew4 (John3, Nathaniel2, Robert1) b 1705, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (VR, 58), d bef 25Jun1771, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA; m Elizabeth Boylston bef 1736, prob Brookline, Norfolk, MA, dtr of Dudley Boylston & Elizabeth Gardner; she b 5Feb1717/18, Brookline, Norfolk, MA, d 14May1763, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (VR, 225)

Children of Andrew Seaver & Elizabeth Boylston:

i. Andrew5, b 28Mar1736, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA (VR, 632)

ii. Elizabeth, b 25Mar1738, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA (VR, 632); m Ephraim Burridge 16Jun1768, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA (VR, 350, intentions); b 1728, Newton, Middlesex, MA

iii. Ebenezer, b 17Apr1740, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA (VR, 632); d 13Nov1820, Brighton, Suffolk, MA

iv. Joshua, b bef 24Dec1742, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA (VR, 632, baptism); d 17Dec1837, Medfield, Norfolk, MA (VR, 233)

v. Jerusha, b 10Jun1744, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA (VR, 100)

vi. Sarah, b 14Dec1746, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA (VR, 141); m Whitney

vii. John, b 11Aug1749, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA (VR, 632); m Ann Mirick 26Jun1783, Newton, Middlesex, MA (VR, 372)

viii. Abigail, b 9Apr1752, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA (VR, 632); d bef 19May1839, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA (VR)

ix. Mary, b 19Jan1755, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA (VR, 632); d bef 21Feb1832, Brighton, Suffolk, MA

x. Richard, b 20Jun1757, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA (VR, 632); d bef 1803, prob Boylston, Worcester Co, MA

xi. Anna, b 9Aug1759, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA (VR, 632); d bef 2Dec1802, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA

xii. Hannah, b 1May1763, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA (VR, 632); m Jonas Adams 18Aug1787, Attleborough, Bristol, MA (VR, 548, intentions); b 1758, Newton, Middlesex, MA

Mary4 (John3, Nathaniel2, Robert1) b 1707, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (VR, 58); m Josiah Browne 14Sep1737, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA (VR, 351), son of William Browne & Deborah Squire; he b 22Oct1706, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA, d 1761, MA

Children of Mary Seaver & Josiah Browne:

i. Josiah5, b 1738, Newton, Middlesex, MA

ii. Mary, b 1739, Newton, Middlesex, MA

iii. Deborah, b 1740, Newton, Middlesex, MA

iv. Sarah, b 1741, Newton, Middlesex, MA

v. Phineas, b 1742, Newton, Middlesex, MA

vi. Eleanor, b 5Aug1744, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA

vii. Elizabeth, b 25Apr1746, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA; m Thomas Hovey 21Apr1763, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA

Richard4 (John3, Nathaniel2, Robert1) b 1710, Brookline, Norfolk, MA (VR, 58), d 11Mar1780, Providence, Providence Co, RI (burial ; m1 Mary Ballard 13Nov1745, Framingham, Middlesex, MA (VR, 371); she b in Framingham, Middlesex, MA, d bef 1748, prob Framingham, Middlesex, MA; m2 Hannah Everett 30Nov1748, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA (VR, 358), dtr of Richard Everett & Mary Fuller; she b 4Dec1725, Dedham, Norfolk, MA, d 25Dec1809, Providence, Providence, RI (burial)

Children of Richard Seaver & Hannah Everett:

i. Esther5, b in Providence, Providence, RI; m Benjamin Page 30Jan1781, Providence, Providence, RI

ii. Mary, b c1750, Providence, Providence, RI; m William Hoyle 14Nov1771, Providence, Providence, RI

iii. Hannah, b c1753, Providence, Providence, RI; m Benjamin Champney Oct 1772, Providence, Providence, RI

iv. Lucy, b c1756, Providence, Providence, R; m Daniel Larance 5Aug1777, Providence, Providence, RI

v. Obed, b 1758, Providence, Providence, RI; d 13Nov1843, Smithfield, Providence, RI (burial)

vi. Sarah, b c1762, Providence, Providence, RI; d 27Dec1850, Providence, Providence, RI (VR, 9:15); m David Lawrence 14Sep1783, Providence, Providence, RI

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Nathaniel Seaver's Timeline

January 8, 1645
Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
January 8, 1645
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts
January 28, 1666
Age 21
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
March 6, 1668
Age 23
August 18, 1671
Age 26
Roxbury (within present Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
April 7, 1673
Age 28
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Age 27
Roxbury (within present Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
August 21, 1675
Age 30
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
April 21, 1676
Age 31
Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)