Friday, July 29, 2011

The Joseph Payson Problem - Post 3

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Martin commented on The Joseph Payson Problem - Post 2 post that:

"I find it interesting that you mention each couple having children, but fail to name any. Did couple #1 use the names Ebenezer or Seaver? Did couple #2 use Gulliver? I think names of child is a good indicator of who belongs to whom."

He's right, and I just overlooked posting the names (the posts were already long), but I should have listed the children.  Here they are:

1)  Joseph Payson (1739-????, son of Ebenezer and Sarah (Seaver) Payson) and Abigail Pierpont (1740-????, daughter of Ebenezer Payson and Ann Hilton):

*  Joseph Payson was born on 8 Sep 1761 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
*  Sarah Payson was born on 15 May 1763 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
*  Samuel Payson was born on 17 Feb 1765 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
*  William Payson was born on 21 Aug 1766 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
*  Sarah Payson was born before 1 Feb 1769 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
*  Benjamin Payson was born before 8 Oct 1771 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
*  Anne Payson was born before 16 Jan 1774 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
*  Samuel Payson was born on 22 Jul 1777 in Wayland, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
*  Sally Payson was born on 12 Apr 1779 in Wayland, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
*  Polly Payson was born on 20 May 1781 in Wayland, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
*  Abigail Payson was born about Oct 1785 in Wayland, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

They named children after themselves, and Joseph's mother, but not after their fathers Ebenezer, which would have been a good indication that this was the "right" Joseph Payson. 

2)  Joseph Payson (1740-????, son of Joseph Payson and Mary Gulliver) and Rachel Smalledge (1743-1833, daughter of Samuel Smallage and Ruth Brisco), married 26 April 1763 at New South Church, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts:

*  Rachel Payson was baptized on 25 Mar 1764 at Hollis Street Church in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
*  Joseph Payson was baptized on 8 Feb 1767 at Hollis Street Church in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
*  Joseph Payson was  baptized on 17 Feb 1771 at Hollis Street Church in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
*  Mary Payson was  baptized on 25 Dec 1768 at Hollis Street Church in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
* William Payson was baptized on 27 Jun 1773 at Hollis Street Church in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
*  Betsy Payson was baptized on 17 Dec 1780 at Hollis Street Church in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
 * Ruthy Payson was baptized on 6 Apr 1783 at Hollis Street Church in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
* Samuel Payson was baptized on 12 Dec 1784 at Hollis Street Church in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

They named children after themselves and their parents.  However, the only relatively rare parents name was "Ruth."

Thank you, Martin, for the suggestion.

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