Sgt. Abraham Staples

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Abraham Staples

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
Death: October 20, 1704 (65)
Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Place of Burial: Mendon, Worchester, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Staples [Staple] and Rebecca Staples
Husband of Mary Staples
Father of Abraham Staples; Jacob Staple; Isaac Staple; John Staple; Mary Staples and 5 others
Brother of Rebecca Sumner

Occupation: Weaver; Sergeant - Milicia - Indian War
Managed by: Private User
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About Sgt. Abraham Staples


Children (all born in Mendon)

  1. Abraham Staples 6/14/1663-1/30/1707 d. in Mendon (Worcester) MA
  2. Isaac Staples 11/2/1665-1770 (died young)
  3. John Staples 1667-1725.
  4. Mary Staples (1) 4/1/1668-6/29/1669 d. in Mendon (died young)
  5. Jacob Staples 11/10/1669-5/29/1724
  6. Ebenezer Staples 1677-3/27/1758
  7. Ephraim Staples 9/2/1678-1709 or 1722?
  8. Mary Staples (2) 2/8/1681-1/27/1682 (died young)
  9. Benjamin Staples 12/27/1682-10/29/1683 (died young)
  10. Hanna Darling (Staples) 5/13/1686-7/15/1746 Find A Grave Memorial# 57290417


Find A Grave Memorial# 20083612 Shares a monument with his 2nd wife Mary. Memorial was obviously erected at least 10 years after his death but more likely in 1897.

Memorial Inscription

Sargeant Abraham Staples One of the original proprietors and settlers of Mendon in 168? [can't read] Died Oct 1703 Aged 65

Mary His Wife Died Mar 1713 Aged 74


  1. Mary Randall - m. on Sep 19, 1660 in Weymouth, Norfolk Co., MA.

Hannah Warfield (Randall) could not have been married to Abraham.

Abraham Staples, Ancestor of Everett Hosmer Barney

II Abraham^ First son of JohnS one of the original

proprietors and settlers of Men- don, Massachusetts

Born Weymouth, October 20, 1638, was living in Dorchester in 1658, and returned to Weymouth 1660

Married Mary Randall, daughter of Robert Randall, September 19, 1660, Weymouth, born March 20, 1642, died March 9, 1712, Mendon

Died October 20, 1703

The Randalls came from Berks County, England.

Will of Robert Randall was made in 1691. In it he says: "I give my daughter Mary, now the wife of Abraham Staples of Mendon," etc

Abraham made will November 22, 1698, and it was proved December 21, 1703.

Petition to the General Court by Abraham and others was granted in 1662, to plant a new town (Mendon). Abraham with eleven others purchased the estate where the village now stands. The exact date of beginning of the settlement has never been fixed, but in 1662 or 1663, as son Abraham was born here June 14, 1662. It was incorporated May 15, 1667.

During King Philip's War the families were driven off and the houses all burned.

Abraham took an active part in all that related to the establishment of the church and town. He is one of the committee who signed the agreement with the first


minister; he is appointed on the committee who selects a site for a new bridge across Muddy Brook; to take a draft out of the town book of all the records which in- terfere, one with another, and present it to the town to rectify. He is chosen one of the selectmen, and is ap- pointed one of the men to take a new deed of the town from the Indians.

Six years before his death he seems to have removed to Taunton; a deed of certain parcels of real estate in 1698 and his will made the same year, are dated at Taunton. His son Jacob had removed to that town soon after his marriage, about 1696. Abraham's name disappears from the tax list in Mendon in 1697 and is restored in 1700, showing an absence of three years; but that he never intended to lose his residence here is shown from the fact that though his will was made in Taunton, he speaks of his "now dwelling house" in Mendon. The will is in the probate office, Suffolk County, bearing date November 22, 1698, proved on December 21, 1703. The will gave Jacob "five shillings and lands passed to him by deed of gift.

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Sgt. Abraham Staples's Timeline

October 26, 1638
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
June 14, 1663
Age 24
Mendon, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
November 2, 1665
Age 27
Age 28
April 1, 1668
Age 29
Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts
October 10, 1669
Age 30
Age 38
September 2, 1678
Age 39
February 8, 1680
Age 41
Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts
December 27, 1682
Age 44