Thursday, August 25, 2011

JOHN SPRING 1630-1717

Birth: 1630
Death: May 18, 1717
Spouse: Hannah Barsham Spring (1637-1710)
Note: Age: 87 (per headstone)
Exact date of Birth Unknown
Burial: East Parish Burying Ground, Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Plot 640
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Old East Parish Burying Ground, Newton, Massachusetts

[Ancestral Link: Marguerite Anderson (Miller), daughter of Hannah Anderson (Anderson), daughter of Mary Margaret Edmiston (Anderson), daughter of Martha Jane Snow (Edmiston), daughter of Gardner Snow, son of James Snow, son of Mary Trowbridge (Snow), daughter of James Trowbridge, son of Sarah Ward (Trowbridge), daughter of Mary Spring (Ward), daughter of John Spring.]

John Spring Bio by Cutter 1630-1717 , Cambridge/Newton, MA
" Lieutenant John (2) Spring, son of John (1) Spring, was born in England in 1630; came with his parents to New England when four years old. He settled in Cambridge about the time of the ordination of its first minister. His house stood on the northwest side of the Dedham road, opposite the old burial place. He built the first grist mill in Newton, on Smelt brook, near the center of the town. He was selectman eight years from 1686; deputy three years; sealer of weights and measures; pound keeper; tithingman; lieutenant. It is supposed that he gave the land for the second meeting house in 1696, which stood very near his own house, and the town afterward reconveyed it to his son John. He died May 18, 1717. He married, in 1656, Hannah Barsham, who died August 18, 1710, daughter of William and Anable Barsham, of Watertown.

Hannah, born October 1, 1657;
Mary, June10, 1659; (???), April 16, 1661;
Sarah,1662; Rebecca, February 10, 1664;
Abigail, February 12, 1666;
Susanna, August 18, 1670, died young;
Mary, February 19, 1672;
Elizabeth, April 7, 1675; John,...." (p. 1494)

FROM: William Richard Cutter. "New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial, Series I." (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc. Reprinted 1997). Page 1494.
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