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John Doggett
Alice Brotherton
(1602-Bef 1667)
Governor Thomas Mayhew
Jane Galland
Thomas Doggett
(Abt 1630-1692)
Hannah Mayhew
(1635-Bef 1721)
Deacon John Daggett


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Deacon John Daggett 896

  • Born: 7 Sep 1662, Edgarton, Dukes Co., MA 896
  • Marriage (1): Sarah Pease in 1685 891
  • Died: 7 Sep 1724, Attleboro, Bristol Co., MA at age 62 808,896
  • Buried: Old Hatch Grave Yard, Attleborough, MA 808,810

bullet   FamilySearch ID: LCRH-R2B. Find a Grave ID: 19024449.


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. 400,810,886

bullet  Research Notes:

No further of the line beyond the children is given in Banks, no doubt because he had left the Vineyard.

The marriage date and place (Attleborough) from the Ancestral file are doubtful. It is more likely they married on Martha's Vineyard, where they grew up, not leaving until 1711 or 1712.

Birthdates of the children vary by 3-4 years from Banks to the Ancestral File dates given. Banks' birthdates are generally guesses, while the Ancestral File could be more accurate as they are more specific, and could have been gotten from the Attleborough records.

Attlebourogh had been formed out of a number of purchases from the Indians, the first of which was called the Rehoboth Purchase of 1644. It came out of a company formed in 1643 at Weymouth consisting of Rev. Samuel Newman and a large portion of his congregation. Successive purchases by Capt. Thomas Willett, divisions and conveyences led to the incorporation of Attleborough Oct 19, 1694, the first town meeting being held 11 May 1696.

The 'Old Garrison House': This was a public house, or inn, built circa 1670, the first settlement of Attleborough, by John Woodcock on the Bay Road between Rehoboth and Boston and fortified as a garrison. This was the principle road to Boston and the 'garrison inn' was a main rendezvous - one of a chain of garrisons during King Philip's war. Woodcock was an inveterate Indian fighter and at his death in 1701 scars of seven bullet holes were counted on his body. He sold the place in 1693/4 to John Devotion, a Harvard graduate, who in turn sold it to John Daggett in 1711. It was in the Maxey family until 1780, when it was sold to Col. Israil Hatch. Hatch tore it down in 1806, replacing it a more elegant inn, the old house having stood on that spot for 136 years and entertained many famous people within it's wall.

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. 810


bullet  Events

Occupation. 810 Tanner (Vineyard)/ Innkeeper (Attlebrough)

Cemetery: Old Hatch Grave Yard: Attleboro, Bristol Co., MA. 810,900

Will, 20 Oct 1724, Attleboro, Bristol Co., MA. 901 Names "beloved wife" chief heir without naming her.
Names sons Mayhew, Ebenezer & Thomas: 5 shillings.
Names daughters Abigal, Jane, Zilpha, Patience, & Mary: 10 shillings.


John married Sarah Pease, daughter of John Pease and Mary Browning, in 1685.891 (Sarah Pease was born in 1661 in Edgarton, Dukes Co., MA and died after 1747.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Further documentation needed to establish this marriage, but the U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, at, records this marriage. Still not a confirmation.
Some sources, including a dubious FaG memorial for Zilpha, state that Zilpha was the daughter of Deacon John Daggett and Sarah Norton Daggett.

Along with the following there seems to be enough evidence to declare this marriage to Sarah Pease..
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. 810,886

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