Saturday, December 29, 2018

Surname Saturday -- EATON (England to colonial Massachusetts)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.

I am working in the 9th great-grandmothers by Ahnentafel number, and I am up to Ancestor #2215 who is Mary EATON (1631-1676). [Note: the more recent ancestral families have been covered in earlier posts.]

My ancestral line back through two generations in this EATON family line is:

1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)

16. Isaac Seaver (1823-1901)
17. Lucretia Townsend Smith (1827-1884)

34.  Alpheus B. Smith (1802-1840)
35.  Elizabeth Horton Dill (1791-1869)

68.  Aaron Smith (1768-1841)
69.  Mercy Plimpton (1772-1850)

138.  Amos Plimpton (1735-1808)
139.  Mary Guild (1735-1800)

276.  John Plimpton (1708-1756)
277.  Abigail Fisher (1711-1785)

552.  John Plimpton (1680-1730)
553.  Susanna Draper (1688-1769)

1106.  John Draper (1656-1749)

1107.  Abigail Mason (1660-1705)


2214.  John Mason, born about 1629 in England; died 18 January 1688 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 4428. Robert Mason and 4429. Elizabeth LNU.  He married 3. Mary Eaton 05 May 1651 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.
2215.  Mary Eaton, born before 20 March 1631 in Dover, Kent, England; died 06 May 1676 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of John Mason and Mary Eaton are:
*  Mary Mason (1651-1651).
*  Hannah Mason (1655-????), married 1677 Jona Eaton (1648-????).
*  John Mason (1657-1659).
Abigail Mason (1660-1705), married 1686 John Draper (1656-1749).
*  Rebecca Mason (1661-1717), married 1683 Thomas Ockington (1657-1732).
*  Judith Mason (1666-1666).
*  Elizabeth Mason (1666-1716).

4430.  John Eaton, born before 21 August 1611 in Dover, Kent, England; died 17 November 1658 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 8860. Nicholas Eaton and 8861. Katherine Master.  He married 05 April 1630 in Dover, Kent, England.
4431.  Abigail LNU, born about 1600 in probably Faversham, Kent, England; died about 1658 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of John Eaton and Abigail are:

Mary Eaton (1631-1676), married 1651 John Mason (1629-1688).
*  John Eaton (1632-1634).
*  Thomas Eaton (1634-1649).
*  John Eaton (1637-1694), married 16634 Alice LNU (1640-1694).
*  Abigail Eaton (1640-1711), married 1659 Robert Mason (1631-1700).
*  Jacob Eaton (1642-1646).

Information about the Eaton family was obtained from:

*  Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration, 1634-1635 (Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2000), Volume 2, pages 403 and following.

I have done no original research on this family line.


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