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Stephen Weston

Also Known As: "Wesson", "Steven"
Birthplace: Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: April 30, 1753 (85)
Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Ens. John Weston, III and Sarah Weston
Husband of Sarah Weston
Father of Stephen Weston; Isaac Weston, Sr. and John Weston
Brother of John Weston, died young; Sarah Milk; Mary Weston; John Weston, IV; Elizabeth Weston and 7 others

Occupation: Farmer, yeoman, and blacksmith.
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About Stephen Weston

Stephen Weston (John1) was born on 8 Dec 1667 in Reading, Middlesex Co., MA. Stephen died in Reading, Middlesex MA, on 30 Apr 1753; he was 85. He was buried in the Laurel Hill Cemetery , Reading, Middlesex, MA on 2 May 1753.

On 22 Mar 1693-4 in Reading, MA when Stephen was 26, he married Sarah Townsend of Woburn and Lynn, MA, daughter of John Townsend & Sarah Pearson. Born on 4 or 14 Sep 1672-3 in Lynn, Essex Co., MA. Sarah died in Reading, Middlesex Co., MA, on 1 Mar 1739/1740; she was 66. They lived in Reading, MA where he was a farmer.

Stephen Weston was an industrious man and had substantial property and he was of exemplary character. His father gave him 25 acres of land on 17 Feb 1691-2 in the westerly part of Reading. The family lived on a farm along with the Woburn line in Reading. Stephen purchased 6 acres of meadow from John Carter of Woburn near an area called "The Land of Nod" on 30 Aug 1701. On 20 May 1706 he bought 3 acres of swamp and meadow at Lubbers Brooks from John and Bethiah Carter for 6L. On 1 Mar 1723 he sold 9 acres near 100 acres to Nathaniel Parker, a Cooper, for 17L. He was a Selectman in 1724,1727 and 1736.

They had the following children:

1. Stephen Wesson (Weston) Jr. was born on 10 Apr 1697 in Reading, Middlesex Co., MA, baptized 1 Jan 1720-1 in Reading, MA and died in Wilmington, Middlesex, MA on 5 Jan 1777. On 6 Dec 1721 when Stephen was 24, he married 1) Elizabeth Parker in Reading, Middlesex Co., MA and 2) Sarah Parker (Killman) .

2. Isaac Weston was born 14 Sep 1699 in Reading, Middlesex, MA and died 1 May 1778 in Reading, Middlesex, MA. He was buried Reading Cemetery, Reading, MA 4 May 1778. He married 1) Eunice ___ and 2) Elizabeth Pratt on 28 Jan 1707-8 in Reading, Middlesex, MA.

3. John Weston (Died Young) was born on 19 Oct 1707 in Reading, Middlesex Co., MA and died in Reading, Middlesex Co., MA, on 27 Jan 1708/1709; he was buried 28 Jan 1707-8.


Thomas WESSON (John1). Born on 20 Nov 1670 in Reading, Middlesex Co., MA. Thomas died on 3 Apr 1745; he was 74. In 1694 when Thomas was 23, he married Elizabeth BROWN. They had one child:

1. Ephraim. Born in 1700. On 30 Nov 1731 when Ephraim was 31, he married Mary POOLE, daughter of Jonathan POOLE & Bridget FITCH. Born on 30 Jun 1711. Mary died on 5 Jun 1737; she was 25.


1. NE H&G Register, Vol 1 (1847) p. 278

2. Averill, Martha Jane Weston, The John Weston Genealogy, unpublished, p. 51

3. Reading VR, p. 244-580-1.

4. History of Reading, p. 125.

5. Early MA Marriages

6. Townsend Genealogy, p. 54.

7. History of Plymouth, NH, p. 736.

8. Bryant, Blanche Brown and Baker, Gertrude Elaine, Genealogical Records of the Founders of Early Sellters of Plymouth VT, Painter Printing Co., DeLand, FL, 1967, p. 406.

9. History of Barnet, VT, p. 664.

10. Essex Institute Historical Collection, Vol. XX (1883), p. 40.

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Stephen Weston (1667 - 1753)

Stephen Weston

Born 8 Dec 1667 in Reading, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts

Son of John Weston III and Sarah (Fitch) Weston

Brother of Sarah Wesson, Mary Weston, John Weston, Elizabeth Weston, Samuel Weston and Thomas Weston

Husband of Sarah (Townsend) Weston — married [date unknown] [location unknown]

Father of Stephen Weston II, Isaac Weston and John (Wesson) Weston

Died 30 Apr 1753 in Reading, Middlesex Co, Massachusettsmap Profile manager: Karen Munro private message [send private message] Profile last modified 2 Feb 2020 | Created 1 Oct 2011 This page has been accessed 552 times. Contents

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Stephen Weston[1] Birth

08 DEC 1667 Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1][2] Death

30 APR 1753 Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1] Sources

Public Member Trees (The Generations Network, Inc., Provo, UT, USA, 2006) Record for Stephen Weston & Isaac Weston Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England (Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1862) Volume #4, Wentom - Weyborne Sketches of Alumni at the Different Colleges in New England, The New England Historical & Genealogical Register (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass., 1847) Vol. 1, Page 278 Footnotes

↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Public Member Trees ↑ "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch : 29 November 2018, Stephen Weston, 8 Dec 1667; citing Birth, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, Boston; FHL microfilm 007009686.

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Stephen Weston's Timeline

December 8, 1667
Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
April 10, 1697
Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
September 14, 1699
Reading, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
October 19, 1707
Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
April 30, 1753
Age 85
Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
May 2, 1753
Age 85
Laurel Hill Cemetery, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts