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Descendants of Reverend William Wetherell

Generation No. 4

Samuel III 4 Wetherell (Samuel II3, Samuel2, William1) was born January 25, 1710/11 in Scituate, Massachusetts. He married Rebecca Ferris April 19, 1736 in Hanover, Massachusetts. She was born Bef. April 19, 1736 in Hanover, Massachusetts, and died Abt. 1785 in Hanover, Massachussetts.

Notes for Samuel III (again) Wetherell:

b. recorded Scituate VR page 406, s. Samuel & Eunice

Samuel's name occurs, along with several other residents of Hanover, on the muster roll of Capt. John Loring's co., encamped at Fort Edward, July 25, 1756, during the French War. He is also listed in the return of Thomas Clapp's regiment (of Scituate), July 20, 1756, in the expedition to Crown Point. In 1759, he served from Hanover in Abel Keen's co., of which Thomas Doty was Col., for Canada. In 1785, Bette Bailey was paid "for keeping Samuel Witherell and wife, and for the cost of the funeral, "prob his wife's". On March 13, 1786, the selectmen of Hanover and Dea. Timothy Robbins were chosen a committee "to agree with Mr. Samuel IV Witherell to maintain his father during his natural life, by the lump or by the week, as they shall agree, and pay him out of the town's money."

Notes for Rebecca Ferris:

baptized Sep 10, 1769

admitted to 1st Congregational Church of Hanover, Sep 10, 1769, page 75, 1st Church of Hanover Records page 143 lists her baptism

Marriage Notes for Samuel Wetherell and Rebecca Ferris:

m. recorded page 89, Records of the First Congregational Church of Hanover

Children of Samuel Wetherell and Rebecca Ferris are:

  1. ??? Wetherell, born Abt. 1736; died January 1736/37 in Hanover, Massachussetts.

  2. Samuel IV Wetherell, born Abt. 1737 in Hanover, Massachusetts; died Aft. 1810 in Shoreham, Vermont. He married Ruth ???; died Aft. 1830.

  3. Seth5 (perhaps) Wetherell, born Abt. 1738 in Hanover, Massachusetts (probably); died Bef. August 10, 1798 in East Hartford, Conneticut. He married Hannah Jr. Clark November 29, 1764 in Hanover, Massachusetts; born July 23, 1745 in Hanover, Massachusetts; died 1821 in East Hartford, Conneticut.

  4. Elisha Wetherell, born June 16, 1739 in Hanover, Massachussetts; died July 28, 1831. He married Rebecca Stetson December 30, 1772 in Hanover, Massachusetts; born May 1743 in Scituate, Massachusetts; died April 18, 1803 in Chesterfield, Massachussetts.

  5. John Wetherell, born Abt. 1740 in Hanover, Massachussetts; died May 28, 1774 in Hanover, Massachussetts. He married Content Conneway December 17, 1761 in Hanover, Massachussetts; born in Hanover, Massachussetts.

  6. Mercy (perhaps) Wetherell, born Abt. 1747 in Hanover, Massachusetts. She married Lemuel Bates April 12, 1766 in Hanover, Massachusetts; born in Hanover, Massachussetts.

  7. Simeon Wetherell, born 1748 in Duxbury, Massachussetts; died Abt. 1801 in Scituate, Massachusetts. He married Mary Jr. Pierce January 2, 1777 in Hanover, Massachusetts; born August 11, 1759 in Scituate, Massachusetts; died May 30, 1839 in Scituate, Massachusetts.

  8. ??? Wetherell, born 1748; died May 11, 1748 in Hanover, Massachussetts.

  9. James (perhaps) Wetherell, born Abt. 1752 in Hanover, Massachusetts. He married Mary Barlow March 11, 1773 in Hanover, Massachussetts; born February 21, 1756 in Sandwich, Massachusetts.

  10. ??? Wetherell, born June 16, 1740 in Hanover, Massachusetts.

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