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MAYHEW, Thomas (Governor )
(Abt 1630-1692)
MAYHEW, Hannah
DAGGETT, John (Deacon )


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PEASE, Sarah

DAGGETT, John (Deacon ) 1

  • Born: 7 Sep 1662, Edgarton, Dukes Co., MA 1
  • Marriage: PEASE, Sarah in 1685
  • Died: 7 Sep 1724, Attleboro, Bristol Co., MA at age 62 1 2
  • Buried: Old Hatch Grave Yard, Attleborough, MA 2 3

bullet  General Notes:

Resided at Edgartown and moved to Chilmark (Tisbury) where he was a tanner. 1711: sold property in Chilmark for 300. 10 July 1711: (Attleborough Town Records quoted in p 94): John Devotion, for 400 money paid, conveys the said farm containing two hundred acres, more or less, to John Daggett, of Chilmark, in Dukes County, Martha's Vineyard (the first of that name who settled in this town?), with twenty five acres on 'Nine Mile Run' (except two acres, the barn and orchard on it later - om 1833 - in possession of Penticost Blankinton.)

Moved to Attlebrough about 1711-12 (Vol3, p128); sometime between 17 Oct 1711 and 24 Dec 1712 p 9.

"He at once became an innkeeper in the old Garrison House, 'and soon became interested in town and church affairs. His lands being located on the road from Boston to Rhode Island, and his tavern a convenient stopping-place in route, he soon became well known, not only to the people of Attleborough, but to all travelers between Boston and Rhode Island.' " p9(primary source prob. S.Daggett)

****see remarks concerning the 'old Garrison House'

1720: Representative to the General Court

16 April 1722, John Daggett for 550, sells the same to Alexander Maxey, "being his homestead, containing one hundred and seventy acres in two parts on the Ten Mile River, &c. at a place called Mount Hope Hill." (still called that in 1894) (Attleborough Town Records quoted in p95)

John Daggett must had a rather remarkable impact on the community of Attleborough, through his son Ebenezer he was the father of a number of influential and important Daggett's in the history of Massachusetts and Connecticut, including a president of Yale University, Napthali Daggett, who let a contingent of students against the British when they invaded New Haven during the American Revolution. Another ancestor, bearing his ancestor's name John, wrote a historical sketch of Attleborough in 1894

Deacon John was born and raised in Edgartown before moving to Chilmark to try his hand at tanning. In 1711 he sold his land there and moved to the mainland near the homelands of his uncle with the purchase of 200 acres of land on the main highway between Providence and Boston. That purchase also must have included the 'Old Garrison House' - an Inn and tavern that had been garrisoned with troops during King Phillips War and was a familiar stopping point on that well travelled road. Deacon John sold the inn in 1722 and the building continued to stand until 1806 - 136 years from the time it was built about 1670. He died two years after retiring as it's innkeeper. He was 62. 3 4 5


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

He was employed. 3 Tanner (Vineyard)/ Innkeeper (Attlebrough)

He was buried at the Old Hatch Grave Yard in Attleboro, Bristol Co., MA. 3 6


John married Sarah PEASE, daughter of John PEASE and Mary BROWNING, in 1685. (Sarah PEASE was born in 1661 in Edgarton, Dukes Co., MA and died after 1735.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Further documentation needed to establish this marriage, although it probably does not exist. Charles Banks asserts in the Daggett portion of his genealogy that John married Sarah Pease, but in the genealogy of Pease in the same volume indicates 'probably'. Daggett's 'Sketch of Attleborough', drawing on Samuel Daggett, does not know John's wife's maiden name, only that her given name was Sarah. Says that one account indicates she was the daughter of Issac Norton, another account does not know. 3 4



1 Banks, Charles Edward (1854-1931), The history of Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts (Edgartown, MA, Dukes Co. Hist. Society, 1966) in 3 Volumes: Contents: v. 1. General history -- v. 2. Town annals -- v. 3. Family genealogies [1641 - ca. 1800].), page 128.

2 Cemetery Records, online database of cemetery inscriptions.

3 Banks, Charles Edward (1854-1931), The history of Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts (Edgartown, MA, Dukes Co. Hist. Society, 1966) in 3 Volumes: Contents: v. 1. General history -- v. 2. Town annals -- v. 3. Family genealogies [1641 - ca. 1800].)

4 Daggett, John, 1805-1885 & Sheffield, Amelia Daggett, A Sketch of the History of Attleborough (Boston : Press of Samuel Usher, 1894 )
Physical: 788, vi p., [21] leaves of plates : ill., map, port.

5 Lundell, Kay, Triumphant Banners - Supplement One: The Ancestry of Nelson Higgins (Ogden, Utah: Kay Lundell, c1990, [88] pages, LDS FHL Microfilm #1597612). Supplement One traces the ancestry of Mary Daggett, the mother of Nelson Higgins (1806-1890). Nelson was the subject of Kay Lundell's earlier work, "Triumphant Banners".
The supplement's primary focus is on Mary's parents, Mayhew Daggett and Esther Atwater and includes their biographies as well as about 60 family group sheets tracing the Daggett and Atwater lines. The parentage of Mayhew Daggett runs counter to the 1894 genealogy of Samuel and George Daggett and hence to many of the genealogies submitted to the LDS and to online databases. See the notes on Mayhew Daggett (born 1730) for additional clarification. Ms. Lundell's sources on the family group sheet for Mayhew, his marriage and children are appended as detail in this database.

6 Cemetery Records, online database of cemetery inscriptions. Daggett, Deacon John d Sep 7, 1724 in 63 y.

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