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Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] John Livermore - Bond's Watertown - Vol. I -Part 6 - p.345
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2006 20:44:40 EDT
Included in this Part 6 - Livermore, Maine named for Elijah Livermore.
Subject: John Livermore
The Early History of Watertown, Massachusetts: Including Waltham and Weston.
Source: Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of
Massachusetts, Includes Waltham and Weston - by Henry Bond, M.D. Boston,
Deacon Jonathan Livermore m. June 23, 1723, Abigail Ball. About 1727 he
moved to Northboro, of
which he was the first Town Clerk and was much employed in public business,
in surveying, laying out townships, etc. He m. (2) Nov 16, 1775, Jane Dunlap
and lived to be the extraordinary age of 100 years and 7 mos. Children:
1. Abigail Livermore born at Watertown, April 10, 1724; m. (1) Nov 26, 1741,
John Keyes, son of Deacon John Keyes of Shrewsbury. Children:
1. Simon Keyes b. Oct 6, 1742, settled in Wilton, N.H.
2. Abigail Keyes b. Dec 20, 1743; m. 1766, William Hawkins of Northboro.
3. Elizabeth Keyes, b. April 6, 1746; m. Feb 6, 1770, Joshua Blanchard of
4. John Keyes b. Aug 7, 1753; m. Sept 4, 1777, Lucy Hale of Winchendon, went
thence to Princeton and died there.
5. Thomas Keyes b. July 8, 1755; m. ____Atherton of Northboro. He m. (2)
Eunice Knight of Bolton.
6. Silas Keyes b. Aug 7, 1757.
7. Rhoda Keyes b. Mar 31, 1759; m. William Bales of Wilton.
8. Ephraim Keyes b. Mar 14, 1761; m. Sarah Gerry.
9. Phebe Keyes who m. Stephen Buss of Wilton.
10. Lydia Keyes who m. Uriah Smith of Wilton.
11. Sarah Keyes who m. (1) ____ Hall and m. (2) ____ Jewett.
12. Submit Keyes who m. Israel Howe of Princeton.
Abigail (Livermore) Keyes, widow of John Keyes m. (2) Timothy Gray of
Wilton, N.H. where she died May 20, 1801.
2. Elizabeth Livermore b. at Watertown, Oct 24, 1726; died February, 1775;
m. ____ Rice of
3. Lydia Livermore b. at Watertown, Oct 24, 1726; m. ____ Sawyer of Bolton,
Mass., and died May 5, 1799.
4. Rebecca Livermore b. Sept 10; died Nov 10, 1728 at Northboro.
5. Jonathan Livermore b. Dec 7, 1729; grad. Harvard Coll. 1760; pastor of
the church in Wilton, N.H., where he died July 20, 1809.
6. Silas Livermore b. Dec 1, 1731; died Jan 3, 1756.
7. Rebecca Livermore b. June 1, 173_; died Feb 15, 1806; m. _____ Switcher
8. Nathan Livermore b. June 19, 1736; died May 22, 1761, unm.
9. Thomas Livermore b. Mar 6, 1737-8; died Oct 27, 1740.
10. Susan Livermore b. June 2, 1740; m. Joshua Townsend of Bolton, Mass.
11. Grace Livermore b. Feb 16, 1742; died Dec 1830; m. Jacob Adams of Wilton
1. Lydia Adams who m. Samuel Gutterson.
2. Nathan Adams.
Samuel Livermore, Esq., of Waltham, inherited by Will, the estate of his
grand uncle, Nathaniel Livermore, which has since been well known as "the Lyman
farm," in Waltham. He had for a long time the greatest share of the nunicipal
business of the town; was Selectman 22 years, 1743 to 1764; Representative
1745-1763 with the exception of 1748; Assessor 12 years, 1738-1756; Town Clerk
and Treasurer 26 years, 1738-1763; Moderator of town meetings 22 years,
1740-1764 and was a Deacon of the church, besides other appointments. He m. (1)
Nov 10, 1726, Hannah Brown, the
mother of his children. He m. (2) Jan 22, 1765, Hannah the widow of Daniel
Harrington. She died Dec 31, 1765 and he m. (3) May 7, 1767, the widow, Joanna
Felton of Watertown who died Sept 5, 1767 aged 46 and he m. (4) Mar 5, 1770,
Thankful, widow of Richard Cutting. She died Nov 4, 1772 aged 55 yrs. He
died Aug 7, 1773. Children:
1. Hannah Livermore b. Apr 27, 1728; m. Nov 24, 1755, Rev. Nathaniel Potter,
grad. Nassau Hall, 1753, for some time schoomaster in Waltham, and
afterwards pastor of the church in Brookline.
He died 1768 leaving one child, Sarah Potter who died Sept 7, 1773 aged 15
yrs. and his widow m. (2) Sept 6, 1775, Robert Pierpont, Esq., of Roxbury.
2. Samuel Livermore b. Sept 6, 1729; died 1731.
Livermore, Maine named for Elijah Livermore.
3. Elijah Livermore b. Mar 4, 1730-1; died Aug 5, 1808. He inherited his
was a First Lieutenant and was chosen a Deacon in Waltham upon the death of
his father. He was chief proprietor of the township of Livermore, Maine and
was the first settler. He move there in 1779 but was obliged to withdraw from
it for some time on account of the danger from the Indians. He was,
emphatically the father of the town which was at first settled chiefly by
emigrants from Watertown, Waltham and the adjoining towns. He was a man of
4. Samuel Livermore b. May 15, 1732; grad. Nassau Hall, 1752; studied law
with Judge Trow-
bridge; was made King's Attorney-General for New Hampshire by Governor
Wentworth in 1769. Soon after the breaking out of the Revolutionary War he was
made the State's Attorney General; was several times delegate to the Continental
Congress and was made Chief Justice of the State 1782; was a member of the
Convention for adopting the Federal Constitution, upon the adoption of which
he was elected Representative to Congress and at the end of two years was
elected U.S. Senator, which office he held for nine years until he resigned in
1800. He died 1803.
5. Isaac Livermore b. Jan 28, 1734-5; grad. at Nassau Hall, 1756; died in
New Jersey, 1763,
6. William Livermore b. Oct 9, 1737; grad. Nassau Hall, 1756; died at
Aug 10, 1761; unmarried.
7. Sarah Livermore b. Mar 30, 1741; died Oct 9, 1761, unmarried.
8. Anna Livermore b. Jan 16, 1743; (?) m. Rev. ____ Ker.
9. Jonathan Livermore b. Jan 21, 1746; died 1751.
To be continued - Volume I. - Part 7 - p.346 - Jason Livermore of Weston &
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth