First Settlers of New England

From the files of Stephen M. Lawson


A GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY of THE FIRST SETTLERS OF NEW ENGLAND,
SHOWING THREE GENERATIONS OF THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE MAY, 1692,
ON THE BASIS OF FARMER'S REGISTER.

BY JAMES SAVAGE, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY
AND EDITOR OF WINTHROP'S HISTORY OF NEW ENGLAND.

Originally Published Boston, 1860-1862
[With The List of abbreviations]


Many of the emigrant New England ancestors included in Freeman Family Lines have basic family information included in the classic work by James Savage. While more recent research has provided additions and corrections to Savage, his Genealogical Dictionary... is a great starting point for researching early New England families. Of great benefit is that it is found in many public libraries, was reprinted in 1994 by the Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. (800-296-6687) in a four volume set, is now available for reading online or for downloading from History and Genealogy Books Online, and is out of copyright. As stated by David C. Blackwell of the History and Genealogy Books Online Effort, "These books are for free non-commercial use on the Internet. You may copy and use these book for personal non commercial purposes."

The four volumes of this work are also available on CD-ROM from Heritage Books, together with other Genealogical Dictionaries of New England, by Farmer, Goodwin, Noyes, Pope, and Spencer. An outstanding classics value!


The families included here will be limited to those of ancestors of the compiler. Since the material here is essentially an automated transcription of the published work, some errors may have been introduced in the process. The entry must be obtained from a printed edition if the original work by Savage is desired. Researchers are advised to seek more recent publications on the subject families. Some minor editorial license has been used to make necessary corrections to relationships when individuals are presented out of the sequence presented by Savage.

Selecting one of the SURNAME links will take you to the Savage entry, and from there you may either return to this page or proceed to top of the ancestral line for that surname.


ADAMS, ANDREWS, ASPINWALL, ATHERTON

BAKER, BEARDING, BELDEN, BIGELOW, BILLINGS BISCOE, BOND, BOOSEY, BOWEN, BRIGHT, BROWN

CHAPIN, CHENEY, CHILD, COLTON, COOLIDGE, CROW

DANIELS

EAMES, ENSIGN

FAIRBANKS, FILER, FILLEY, FISKE, FOOTE, FORD, T.FRENCH, W.FRENCH, FULLER

GARDNER, GOODWIN, GRISWOLD

HASTINGS, HIGLEY, HITCHCOCK, HOLBROOK, HOLCOMB, HOSMER, HUXLEY, HYDE,

JOHNSON

KELLOGG

LEAVENS, E.LEWIS, W.LEWIS

MARSHFIELD, MASON, MERRILL, MITCHELL, MIX, MOREY, MORRIS, MORSE

OLCOTT, OLMSTED, OWEN

PALFREY, PARMENTER, PEAKE, PEASE, PHELPS, PIERCE, PITTS, PLUMLEY, PRATT, PRESTON

ROSSITER

SHATTUCK, SHERMAN, SHERWOOD, SIMONDS, H.SMITH, S.SMITH, SPENCER, STANDISH, STOCKING, STONE, STRONG

TAYLOR, TERRY, TIDD, TURNER

WADSWORTH, WALES, WARHAM, WARREN, WATERS, WATSON, WILLARD, WINCHELL, WOODS, WYETH


Abbreviations and Symbols

Savage used numerous abbreviations in his text, most of which should be understandable in context. If there is difficulty in interpreting the useage, refer to the following list from the Preface. The meanings of three symbols used are also included.

THE LIST.
a.        = about.
abbrev.   = abbreviation or ted.
acc.      = according to.
acco.     = account.
accu.     = accurate.
adj.      = adjoining.
adm.      = admission or admitted.
admin.    = administration or tor.
aft.      = after.
alleg.    = allegance.
ano.      = another.
approx.   = approximately.
ar. co.   = artillery company.
ascert.   = ascertain or ained.
b.        = born or birth.
bapt.     = baptized or sm.
bec.      = because or became.
bef.      = before.
bot.      = bought or bottom.
br.       = brother.
bur.      = buried.
capt.     = captain, captured, or ivity.
catal.    = catalogue.
ch.       = child, children, or church.
clk.      = clerk.
Co.       = County.
Col.      = Colony or Colonel.
Coll.     = College or Collections.
comp.     = company.
confer.   = conferred.
conject.  = conjecture.
cont.     = continued.
contr.    = contract.
corp.     = corporal.
couns.    = counsellor.
cous.     = cousin.
coven.    = covenant.
ct.       = court.
d.        = died, death, or daughter.
Dart.     = Dartmouth College.
deac.     = deacon.
decis.    = decision.
degr.     = degree.
devis.    = devised.
discip.   = discipline.
div.      = division or divided.
docum.    = document.
ds.       = deaths or daughters.
easi.     = easily.
educ.     = education or +ted.
Eng.      = England.
eno.      = enough.
ens.      = ensign.
ensu.     = ensuing.
est.      = estate.
establ.   = establishment.
exc.      = except.
f.        = father.
fam.      = family.
fidel.    = fidelity.
foll.     = following or ed.
freem.    = freeman or en.
giv.      = given or giving
gr.       = grand,great,grant or graduate.
gr.f.     = grandfather.
gr.mo.    = grandmother.
gr.s.     = grandson.
H. C.     = Harvard College.
hers.     = herself.
hims.     = himself.
hist.     = historian.
Hist.     = History.
hon.      = honorable.
honor.    = honorary.
honora.   = honorably.
ign.      = ignorant.
Ind.      = Indians.
inf.      = infant or informed.
inhab.    = inhabitant.
inq.      = inquiry.
ins.      = insert.
inv.      = inventory.
judic.    = judicial or judicious.
k.        = killed or king.
kn.       = known.
ld.       = land.
lieut.    = lieutenant.
liv.      = lived or ing.
m.        = married or age.
maj.      = major.
mak.      = making.
ment.     = mentioned.
milit.    = military.
min.      = minister.
mo.       = mother or month.  
N. E.     = New England.
nam.      = named.
not.      = noted.
o.        = oath.
O. E.     = Old England.
offic.    = official.
oft.      = often.
ord.      = ordained.
orig.     = origin.
peo.      = people.
petitn.   = petition.
preced.   = preceding.
pro.      = probate or proved.
prob.     = probable or ly.
prop.     = property.
propound. = propounded.
propr.    = proprietors or proprietor.
provis.   = provision.
pub.      = public.
rat.      = rated.
rec.      = record.
rep.      = report or representative.
repud.    = repudiated.
respectiv.= respectively.
s.        = son or sons.
scatt.    = scattering or ed.
sec.      = second.
serb.     = sergeant.
serv.     = service or servant
sett.     = settlers or settler.
sev.      = several.
sh.       = share or ship
sis.      = sister.
spell.    = spelling or ed.
surg.     = surgeon.
sw.       = swear or swore.
syl.      = syllable.
tak.      = taken.
tho.      = though.
thot.     = thought.
thro.     = through.
transcr.  = transcribed.
unit.     = uniting or ed.
unm.      = unmarried.
var.      = various or variation.
w.        = wife.
wh.       = who or which.
wid.      = widow.
wks.      = weeks.
yr.       = year.
 * shows that he was a Representative.

++ shows that he was an Assistant.
|| shows that he belonged to the
   Ancient and Honorable Artillery
   Company of Massachusetts.


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