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Desire Martin Carpenter
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Birth: Mar. 20, 1684
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 12, 1727
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA

Desire Martin: (Mayflower Families & Mayflower Births & Deaths).

b. 20 Mar 1684, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA.
m. 10 Jul 1707, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA, John Martin.
d. 12 Sep 1727, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA.
bur. Stevens' Corner Cemetery, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA. (Mayflower Births &
Deaths, Vol. 1, p. 109).
Burial: Stevens Corner Cemetery, Also known as: Rehoboth Historic Cemetery #03,
Anawan Street (Route 118), Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA. GPS
Coordinates: Latitude: 41.90080, Longitude: -71.21830
Headstone inscription: ?

Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Twenty One, John Billington,
General Society of Mayflower Descendants 1620 Plymouth 1857, p. 16 - 17:
"9 MERCY 3 BILLINGTON (Francis 2, John 1)
probably the unnamed daughter of Francis and Christian Billington, b. Plymouth
25 Feb. 1651/2; d. Rehoboth 28 Sept. 1718.
She m. Rehoboth 27 June 1681 JOHN MARTIN, bp. Ottery St. Mary, Devonshire,
England 20 Jan. 1652/3; d. Rehoboth 28 Aug. 1720; son of Richard and Elizabeth
(Salter) Martin. He m. (2) Rehoboth 28 May 1719 Abigail Read who d. there April
[p. 17:]
John Martin came to Rehoboth from England between 1660 and 1664 with his
father, Richard. John inherited from his father the homestead and other
property in Rehoboth and continued to reside there. During King Philip's War in
1676 John paid his father's tax and was himself a soldier in that conflict from
Rehoboth. In 1740 his son, John Martin of Rehoboth, was awarded bounty land for
his father's service.
John Martin, son of Richard, was always of Rehoboth, never of Swansea.
On 1 Aug. 1707 John and Mercy Martin of Rehoboth and her sisters Elizabeth
Patte, Dorcas May and Mary Sabin conveyed "for love" to their niece Desire
Billington, daughter of their brother Isaac, their rights to the Middleboro land
of their father Francis Billington, deceased.
The inventory of the estate of John Martin Sr. of Rehoboth was take 6 Sept.
1720, presented by John Martin, eldest son, who was appointed administrator of
the estate 4 March 1722/3.
In a deed dated 29 July 1725, acknowledged 11 March 1733/4, recorded 16
Oct. 1761 [sic], John Martin [son] of Rehoboth, taylor, sold the home lot of his
father John Martin dec., to Jotham Carpenter, husband of his sister Desire.
Children (MARTIN) b. Rehoboth:
27 i JOHN 4 b. 10 June 1682
ii ROBERT b. 9 Sept. 1683; d. 16 Sept. 1705
iii DESIRE b. 20 March 1684/5
iv FRANCIS b. 7 May 1686; incompetent, being cared for by the family
in 1725."

Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Twenty One, John Billington,
General Society of Mayflower Descendants 1620 Plymouth 1857,
p. 35:
"28 DESIRE MARTIN 4 (Mercy 3 Billington, Francis 2, John 1)
b. Rehoboth 20 March 1684/5; d. there 12 Sept. 1727.
She m. Rehoboth 10 July 1707 JOTHAM CARPENTER, b. Swansea 1 July 1682; bp.
Dorchester 1 July 1683; d. prob. Rehoboth bef. 8 April 1760; son of Benjamin and
Renew (Weeks) Carpenter. He m. (2) Swansea 6 June 1728 Isabel Sherman.
On 14 April 1760 her stepson Jotham Carpenter [Jr.] was appointed her
guardian 'the widow Izabel, by old age and other difficulties, has become non
compos mentis.' Identity of Izabel is unknown.
Jotham Carpenter died intestate. Distribution of his estate was made 17
April 1760 to his widow Isabel; eldest son Jotham Carpenter; son Hezekiah
Carpenter; daughters Hannah, Renew, Desire and Esther.
[p. 36:]
By deed dated 29 Nov. 1760, recorded 16 Oct. 1761, Jabez Round and Renew
his wife; Hezekiah Hix and Desire his wife, all of Rehoboth; with David Round
and Hannah his wife of Tiverton RI; and Nathaniel Bowen and Esther his wife of
Warren RI sold to their brother Jotham Carpenter their rights in the real estate
of 'our honoured father, Jotham Carpenter, deceased.' Hezekiah Carpenter of
Johnston RI.
Children (CARPENTER) all but Esther rec. Rehoboth: ...."

Society of Mayflower Descendants, in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Application
for Membership:
b. Rehoboth, MA; 20 Mar 1684/5; MF 5:46, 65;
m. Jotham Carpenter; Rehoboth, MA; 10 Jul 1707; MF 5:65;
d. Rehoboth, MA; 12 Sep 1727; MF 5:65.

m. 7-10-1707, in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, Desire Martin married
Jotham Carpenter.

Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850
Name: Desire Martin
Gender: Female
Spouse: Jotham Carpenter
Marriage Date: 10 Jul 1707
City: Rehoboth
County: Bristol
Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0562559.

1) Esther Carpenter, born about 1718 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
2) Jotham Carpenter [Jr.].

Descendant of Mayflower Passengers John Billington & family.

Famous Descendants of Mayflower Passengers
There are millions of Mayflower descendants living today, but very few
descendants actually know it. Eight U.S. presidents are known to be descended
from Mayflower passengers, and a number of other famous people including
astronauts, poets, politicians, actors and actresses, directors, inventors and
others are descendants as well. Below are a list of the most famous individuals
I know about that have Mayflower ancestries. Their blood lineage back to the
Mayflower passenger is included (in red). Many of these lineages were
originally published by Gary Boyd Roberts of the New England Historic and
Genealogical Society, who regularly publishes new discoveries and article on his
Notable Kin website.
The Presidents
President James A. Garfield. Descendant of John Billington and his son Francis
James A. Garfield --> Eliza Ballou --> Mehitable Ingalls --> Sybil Carpenter -->
Jotham Carpenter --> Desire Martin --> Mercy Billington --> FRANCIS BILLINGTON

Mayflower Quarterly (MQ):
"52:137-143 - Desire Billington And Her Grandfather Francis Billington's Estate"

Mayflower Births & Deaths, Vol. 1, p. 109-110:
[p. 109]
John MARTIN4, 10 Jun 1682
Robert Martin4, b. 9 Sept. 1683
Desire MARTIN4, b. 20 Mar. 1684/5
Francis MARTIN4, b. 7 May 1686
Desire CARPENTER5 (Desire Martin4), b. 3 June 1716; d. 28 May 1800, Stevens
Corner Cem., Rehoboth
Hezekiah HIX, b. c1715, d. 5 Feb. 1788*, ae 73, Stevens Corner Cem,, Rehoboth
CHILDREN OF Hezekiah HIX & Desire Carpenter5: (8)
Hannah HIX6, b. 17 May 1740
James HIX6, b. 21 Apr. 1742
Mary HIX6, b. 17 Mar. 1746/7
Desire HIX6, b. 27 Dec. 1750
Gideon HIX6, b. 26 May 1752
Jotham HIX6, b. 26 May 1752 (twin)
Nathan HIX6, b. c1761*
Renew CARPENTER5 (Desire Martin4), b. 6 Jun 1714, d. 9 Feb. 1787, Stevens Corner
Cem., Rehoboth
Jabez Round, b. c1708, d. 14 Mar. 1790, Stevens Corner Cem., Rehoboth <28>
Isaac ROUND6, B. 23 Jan. 1733/4
Jabez ROUND6, b. 8 Jan. 1735/6; d. 20 May 1806*"
[p. 110]
Abigail ROUND6, b. Jan. 1740
Isaiah ROUND6, b. 30 Jan. 1741
Rebecca ROUND6, b. 21 Mar. 1742
Sibbel ROUND6, b. 10 Sept. 1744
Oliver ROUND6, b. 1 Apr 1747
Rhoda ROUND6, b. 26 Jan. 1750
Esther ROUND6, b. 8 Oct 1752
Simeon ROUND6, b. 4 Feb. 1755 "


Family links: 
  John Martin (1652 - 1720)
  Mercy Billington Martin (1651 - 1718)
  Jotham Carpenter (1682 - 1760)
  Jotham Carpenter (1708 - 1777)*
  Renew Carpenter Round (1714 - 1787)*
  Esther Carpenter Bardeen Bowen (1718 - 1794)*
  John Martin (1682 - 1758)**
  Desire Martin Carpenter (1684 - 1727)
*Calculated relationship
Stevens Corner Cemetery
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Maintained by: Julie Evans
Originally Created by: P Fazzini
Record added: Aug 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57866285
Desire <i>Martin</i> Carpenter
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