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FENNO [Vinton/Jackson]: Rebecca Fenno Vinton>>Niles>>Jackson
A Virtual Cemetery created by: anne
Description: NewEng- Frenches of Braintree Mass- Current Workcreated by: JBrown, IA, MN, Calif, AustinTX They were of the early Puritan colonists. Grace married John French before the old Braintree was created, just south of Boston. John and Grace's French's three oldest children, John, Mary, and an early Thomas, the one who died so young, were possibly the names recorded in the old Dorchester church baptismal records. (Said records began with a particular congregation taking over, in 1635, after a prior one left for the Conn. River Valley.) Old Dorchester was an early settlement founded by "merchant adventurers" who brought in workers and religious colonists. Old Dorchester quickly spun off, first, Stoughton, then, Canton, source-places for later French in-laws. Another source, Milton, was across the Neponsett R. from old Dorchester. Over two centuries would pass, then the remainder of Dorchester became part of south Boston.Dorchester was one of several "jumping off places" for new immigrants to the Massachusetts Bay Colony waiting to be granted land nearby. Its church became a sort of training ground for ministers. Up to three were preaching sermons out of that same church at one point, then left to serve colonists given land grants at the new towns (these "towns" were more like townships, multiple villages surrounded by rural land). Some went far away, with one set founding Dorchester, SC (around 1675?). William Tompson's daughter, an Elinor/Helen, would marry a Veazey. She would become widowed about the same time as John French lost Grace, so they would marry, with a pre-nup left behind as proof. Some Tompson and Vesey/Veasey inlaws can be found later migrating across America with Braintree Frenches at their side.Staying inside the Bay Colony, the eldest of Grace's children, John, married a Thayer. He went westward with the Thayer in-laws. The younger Elizabeth also married a Thayer, also went off westward, is known to have gone to Mendon (now in the corner of modern Worcester County closest to Boston? Mendon was a place plagued by Indian attacks, so settlers would come and go. Their returns were to Weymouth and Braintree, so their children could be baptized in varying places. Records in burned towns also might not survive, leaving births unknown. Why was Braintree so stable? It and some other towns surrounded the so-called Praying Indians, who had retreated to the Blue Hills, treated well by one of the Puritan ministers, so had better relationships to settlers coming in, and had uphill hunting and fur-trapping left intact, to help make up for their low-land summer gardens and fishing having been taken away.Death produced "blended families". Elizabeth's Thayer husband would die, whereupon she married a daughter's widowed father-in-law. Her descendents followed the Wheelock in-laws northwest, across the very large Worcester County. Later, nephews and grand-nephews would follow into Worcester County. Elizabeth's older sister Mary married twice before dying "too young". She had one child by a Pool/Poole; the child was left land by her father. Widow Mary French Pool remarried, with a Mr. Lamb, had her younger children, but died before her father did, causing John French the eldest to name her children in his will after his death in 1692. That's how we know their names. John and Grace's other children mostly stayed closeby. Their son Dependence French would be first-born inside old Braintree. Later would be Temperance, who married a John Bowditch. He in turn, had the joy of being sued along with the two youngest brother-in-law Frenches, by the heir of a "William Penn, late of Braintrey, decd", case still continuing 1703-04, so we know they stayed. There would be William. At the tail-end would be the two youngest, a namesake for the original Thomas, and the baby, Samuel. William and his wife would die in close order, perhaps in an epidemic, with their son William left under the guardianship of William's in-laws, the Twells/Twelves. When old enough to choose, orphan William would choose as guardian his youngest uncle Samuel. Son Samuel, like his older brother Dependance, would marry a daughter of Alexander Marsh. Dependance's wife would die and he'd marry again, to Rebecca Fenno. His first daughter, by his first wife, would be adopted by the Marshes, in deed if not by law. Perhaps her mother had died soon after her birth and the Marshes cared for her while Dependence worked. The second Thomas of John and Grace, in turn, left some young orphans under the likely care of their two older brothers who administered the estate, hopefully helped by surviving uncles and cousins.Braintree life began and ended with Grace and John French's son Dependence. The first one born in Braintree, he then died after all his other siblings. Dependence French helped form the Elm Street Cemetery as a legal entity, about the time his younger brother Thomas French died, followed a year later by Thomas' widow, Elizabeth, and the youngest brother Samuel. Dependence was on the church committee signing the deed for the land, buying it formally from a party who must have allowing some burials there, as gravestones date to the prior decade or so. Dependence's birth preceded many changes in town names and county geography. Braintree was larger then, in Suffolk County under the British, but later broke off from Boston's part of Suffolk to become modern Norfolk County. This means land and probate records might be found in two counties' courthouses. Sometimes old records stayed at the original county seat or town even though some of its geography had split off, keeping its own records elsewhere. (The Norfolk name became available when Brit's old Norfolk County broke apart. It's old Massachusetts portion was mainly included inside modern Essex County. The neighboring states of NH and Maine divided the rest.) His second wife, Rebecca Fenno (mis-spelled in some places as Ferno) had many children with him. Their son John, who married a Vinton, would father Abiathar French, who married a Niles. Many Fennos are known to be buried in Norfolk County. Rebecca is not in that list. You will find her most easily by clicking on her name at this virtual cemetery. She was one of many who died so early that no markers are left. There is currently no other good way to find the exact gravesites even though the Records of Braintree gave her place and year of death. courtesy ofFenno, Elizabeth 20828614b. unknown d. Nov. 22, 1713 Granary Burying Ground Boston, Suffolk County MAFenno, John 27696690b. Aug. 29, 1665 d. Apr. 23, 1741 Canton Corner Cemetery, Canton, Norfolk Co. MAFenno, Mary 40054893b. unknown d. Apr. 16, 1725 Milton Cemetery, Milton, Norfolk MAFrench, Rebecca Fenno 146776412b. Sep. 23, 1662 d. Jul., 1741 No cemetery
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