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Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Henry Bright - Bond's Watertown Part 6 - p.108w. the two Adams Presidents.
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2007 13:57:30 EST
Subject: Henry Bright
Source: Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of
Watertown, Massachusetts, Includes Waltham and Weston - by Henry Bond, M.D.,
1860. Volume I.
Beriah Bright m. at Charlestown, Mass., Nov. 30, 1671, Isaac Fowle, a
joiner, b. 1648. He was admitted freeman, May 3, 1676, the son of George Fowle, a
tanner of Charlestown and the brother of Hannah Fowle, the first wife of Capt.
Samuel Ruggles, of Roxbury. He died October 15, 1718. His Will dated Dec.
4, 1717, mentions wife Beriah (Bright) Fowle, son Henry Fowle and
grand-children - Isaac Fowle, Nathaniel Fowle, Henry Fowle, Rebecca Fowle and daughter,
His son Henry Fowle and his wife, Beriah, executors. His widow Beriah
(Bright) Fowle, in her
Will dated Aug 16, 1734, gives to each of her grandchildren, the children of
Abigail Smith, a silver spoon and the remainder of her estate to said
daughter. She appointed
her grandson, William Smith sole executor. Children of Isaac Fowle and his
1. Abigail Fowle.
2. Isaac Fowle, Jr., b. Aug 31, 1676; by his wife, Rebecca (Torrey, p.279
has his wife as
Rebecca Burroughs) Children:
1. Isaac Fowle 3rd, bap. Aug. 6, 1692.
2. Nathaniel Fowle b. Mar. 1701-2.
3. Henry Fowle b. Feb 15, 1703-4. Died.
4. Henry Fowle (again) b. Sept. 7, 1707.
5. Rebecca Fowle bap. Sept. 10, 1709.
3. Abigial Fowle b. Aug 7, 1679; m. Capt. William Smith of Charlestown b.
1677; died 1730, the son of Thomas & Sarah (Boylston) Smith of Charlestown.
Children. (a portrait of Mrs. Abigail (Fowle) Smith - from the book, p.108,
sent on request, email) Children:
1. Abigail Smith b. 1700; d. 1788; m. Dr. Simon Tufts of Medford; died
Sept. 17, 1783, left
2. Sarah Smith b. 1703; d. 1775; m. Samuel Edwards of Boston.
3. William Smith b. 1706; grad. Harvard Coll. 1725. Was minister of
Weymouth; d. Sept. 17, 1783, aged 77 yrs. He m. Elizabeth Quincy b. 1722; d. 1775,
dau. of Colonel John Quincy, of Mount Walliston. Children:
1. Mary Smith b. Sept. 1741; d. Oct 17, 1811; m. Nov 25, 1762, Richard Cranch
Boston, b. Nov., 1726, at Kingsbridge, near Exeter, Devonshire, England; died
Oct. 16, 1811; A.M. Harvard Coll., 1780 and A.A.S. Children:
1. Elizabeth Cranch who m. Rev. Jacob Norton of Weymouth; grad. Harvard
Coll. 1786; A.M., Brun. 1803.
2. Lucy Cranch who m. John Greanleaf of Quincy and d. Feb 18, 1846.
3. William Cranch, b. July 17, 1769; grad. Harvard Coll. 1787, LL.D. 1829,
A.A.S. In April, 1795, he m. Nancy Greenleaf, dau. of William Greenleaf
of Boston. In May 1796, settled in Washington City. In 1801 he was apptd.
a Judge, and then or afterwards Chief Justice of the U.S. Circuit Court
of the District of Columbia. 13 Children [See also, Geneal. Register,
Vol. I., p.77]
John Adams, President of
2. Abigail Smith b. 1744; d. 1818; m. Feb 24, 1764, John Adams, President of
United States, b. Oct. 19, 1735; died July 4, 1826, son of Deacon John Adams
his wife Susanna (Boylston) Adams. She was a great honour to her sex and to
country. [read David McCullough's John Adams: ISBN 0684-81363-7. Simon &
1. Abigail Adams b. July 14, 1765; m. the Honorable William Smith of
of New York.
John Quincy Adams, President of
2. John Quincy Adams, b. July 11, 1767; died 1849; President of the
United States; m. Catherine Louisa Johnson, dau. of Joshua Johnson of
Maryland. She died 1852.
3. Susanna Adams, b. Dec. 28, 1768.
4. Charles Adams who grad. Harvard Coll. 1789; a lawyer of New York; m.
Sarah Smith, dau. of John Smith, Esq., of New York; where he died,
aged 30 years.
5. Thomas Boylston Adams b. Sept 15, 1772; d. Mar. 12, 1832; grad.
Harvard Coll. 1790; was Chief Justice of Court of Common Pleas, in
Mass. He m. Ann, the dau. of Joseph Harrod of Haverhill, Mass. [see
also Thayer's Family Memorial, p.41.
3. Elizabeth Smith who m. Rev. John Shaw of Haverhill, Mass. He grad.
College 1772. Children:
1. William Smith Shaw b. Aug 12, 1778; grad Harvard Coll. 1798; d.
1826, unmarried. He was the principal founder of the Boston
2. Elizabeth Quincy Shaw b. May 26, 1780; d. Dec 8, 1795.
3. Abigail Adams Shaw who m. Rev. Jospeh Barlow Felt of Boston; grad.
Dartmouth Coll. 1813; Librarian of the Massachusetts Historical
Society; deservedly distinguished for his antiquarian and historical
Rev. John Shaw died 1794 and his widow, Elizabeth (Smith) Shaw m. (2) Rev.
Stephen Peabody of Atkinson, New Hampshire. She died April 9, 1815.
4. William Smith who m. Catherine Louisa Salmon b. 1749; d.
4. Anna Smith b. 1708; died 1781; m. Ebenezer Kent of Charlestown. He
died 1776 aged
76 yrs. The Kent family of Concord, New Hampshire were their descendants.
5. Mary Smith b. 1710; died 1800; m. Ebenezer Austin of Charlestown; had
6. Isaac Smith b. 1719; d. 1787; a merchant of Boston who m. Elizabeth
Storer b. 1725;
d. 1786. Children:
1. Isaac Smith Jr. b. 1749; grad. Harvard Coll, 1767; a clergyman at
England. He returned to the United States and died at Boston, Mass., 1829.
2. Elizabeth Smith b. Dec. 1750; d. June, 1752.
3. Elizabeth Smith (again) b. July 9, died Sept 3, 1753.
4. William Smith b. 1755; grad. Harvard Coll. 1775; d. 1816; a merchant of
Boston; m. Hannah Carter of Newburyport, Mass. Children:
1. William Smith who grad. Harvard Coll, 1807; d. 1811.
2. Isaac Smith b. 1792; d. 1813.
3. Elizabeth Smith who m. Edward Craft of Boston - they had sons Samuel
Craft and Isaac S. Craft and daughters, Anna P. Craft and Harriet O.
4. Hannah Smith who m. Benjamin Pickman of Boston, who died 1834.
5. Thomas Carter Smith who m. Frances Barnard of Boston. Children:
1. Frances Barnard Smith.
2. Hannah Smith.
3. Thomas Carter Smith Jr.
4. William Vincent Smith.
5. Elizabeth Hall Smith.
5. Mary Smith b. Feb 28, 1757; d. 1839; m. Samuel Alline Otis. Had daughter
6. Elizabeth Smith (again) b. Jan 30, 1760 m. John P. Hale of Boston.
4. Henry Fowle b. April 3, 1686; was of Charlestown; m. Sept 3, 1715, Bethia
Stimson and had
a daughter, Bethia Fowle b. Feb 1, 1730-1. He died prior to 1727 and his
widow m. (2) May 10,
1732, Henry Davis. She d. Aug 20, 1744, aged 55 yrs.
5. Bright Fowle, bap. Feb 16, 1689-90. Died September 11, 1690.
To be continued - Bright Family, Bond's Watertown - Nathaniel Bright & Mary
Coolidge. p.110. Part 7.
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth