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John Endecott
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Birth: unknown
Death: 1865

Governor of Massachusetts.

One of the six original patentees of the Dorchester Company. This group of Puritan settlers bought land from the Plymouth Company, and settled it in 1628, two years before the arrival of John Winthrop's fleet. Endecott was chosen to lead the first expedition, and he settled with sixty other men in Naumkeag, which would soon become Salem, Massachusetts. The land had been previously settled by one Roger Conant, who had left Plymouth Colony two years before. Endecott served as governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony starting in 1629, just preceding John Winthrop. He was married to Elizabeth Gibson in 1630. He's featured in Nathaniel Hawthorne's story "Endicott and the Red Cross."

Kings Chapel Burying Ground
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Maintained by: Ann Goddard
Originally Created by: Darlina Shaw
Record added: Jul 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39061969
John Endecott
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If John was governor in 1629, and married in 1630 how in the world did he live until 1865? Whoever wrote this bio got it wrong.
- Kilby Hanna
 Added: Jul. 17, 2014

- Sarah Quinn
 Added: Aug. 26, 2009

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