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Mehitabel Plimpton Hinsdale
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Birth: Sep. 16, 1655
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Aug. 8, 1725
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Mehitabel Plimpton (Plympton) was born in Medfield, the daughter of Sgt. John Plimpton (Plympton) and Jane Damon. The Plimpton family moved to the Pocumtuck (Deerfield) settlement and there she met Ephraim Hinsdale. They married on September 28, 1676. Her father, Sgt. Plimpton, was carried off, along with about 20 other captives, during raids of Pocumtuck and Hatfield in 1677 and he was executed at Chambly, Canada. Ephraim signed the oath of allegiance to Hatfield in 1678 and their three children were born in Hatfield. After Ephraim's death in 1681, she returned to Medfield and she did not marry again for ten years. In 1691, she married Joseph Cheney of Medfield. He died in 1704 and in 1717, she married Jonathan Adams of Medway. Mehitabel died in 1725.

Ephraim and Mehitabel had three children. John and Experience (a daughter) were named in honor of two of Ephraim's family (brothers named John and Experience) who died during King Philip's War.

John, b. August 7, 1677
*Experience (daughter), b. February, 1679, m. Nathaniel Clark of Medfield
Mehitabel, b. 1681, m. Nathaniel Wight of Medfield

Information from "Hinsdale Genealogy: Descendents of Robert Hinsdale of Dedham, Medfield, and Deerfield", Holman and Andrews, page 68
*Birth information for "Experience Hinsdall" from Hatfield town records, Vol. One, page 7 
Family links: 
  John Plimpton (1620 - 1677)
  Hannah Jane Damon Plimpton (1625 - 1680)
  Ephraim Hinsdale (1650 - 1681)*
  Experience Hinsdale Clark (1679 - 1754)*
  Mehitable Hinsdale Wight (1681 - 1743)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Barbara Hanno
Record added: Feb 27, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105892789

- Thelma Dickinson Moye
 Added: Nov. 25, 2014

 Added: Mar. 31, 2013

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