Marcy <I>Hedge</I> Watson Freeman

Marcy Hedge Watson Freeman

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Death 27 Sep 1721 (aged 62–63)
Harwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Brewster, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 35900289 · View Source
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On 4 July 1673 Plymouth court authorized Lt. Thomas Howes of Yarmouth as guardian of "Marcye Hedge;" she may have been the woman who married, first, in 1676 at Yarmouth,MA, Elkanah Watson.***(see below) Elkanah Watson died in a shipwreck off the shore of Boston on Feb 8,1690.

She, the possible widow of Elkanah Watson, married, second, as his second wife, after Apr 21,1696, John Freeman Jr.

Children(by first marriage): Elkanah Watson Jr, John Watson, William Watson, George Watson, Phebe Watson Freeman(wife of Edmund Freeman), Mercy Watson Freeman, and Mary Watson Freeman Freeman.

Children(by second marriage): Elizabeth Freeman Bacon.

***Older sources and family tradition state that Mercy married first Elkanah Watson and second John Freeman. In 1935 George Ernest Bowman demonstrated that the widow of Elkanah Watson did marry John Freeman, but he could find no evidence that she was Mercy Hedges. So her parent connection, and even her maiden name, may be in doubt.


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  • Maintained by: Kevin Avery
  • Originally Created by: ditdit
  • Added: 15 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35900289
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Marcy Hedge Watson Freeman (1658–27 Sep 1721), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35900289, citing Old Burying Ground, Brewster, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Kevin Avery (contributor 47024642) .