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THE BARNABY OR BARNEBY FAMILY. -.-^^^ 

By Gen. Ebenezer W. Peirce of Freetown. 
From the Hist, and Gen. Register, vol. xviii, p. 361. 

JamesI Barnaby and Lyclia Bartlett, of Plymouth, were united in 
marriage June 8, 164*1. Lydia, the wife was a daughter of Robert 
Bartlett, one of the Plymouth first comers who arrived in the Ship 
Anne, July, 1623, Her mother was Mary, eldest daughter of Rich- 
ard Warren. James and Lydia Barnaby had children : — (2) James- 
+ b. 1670 d. July 5 1^26 ; m. Joanna Harlow of Plymouth;— (3) 
Stephen,'^ 4- m. 1st in 1696 Ruth Morton, m. 2d Judith Church. 

After the deatli of James^ Barnaby, his widow, Lydia, m. John 
Nelson of Middleborough 

2 James- Barnaby, by wife Joanna, had ch. : — (4) James^ b. 1698, 
prob. d. young ;- — (5) Lydia,^ m. Mr. Perry ; — (6) Ambrose" -f- b. 
1706, d. "April 18, 1775 ; m. June 14, 1728, Elizabeth Gardner of 
Swauzea, b. Nov. 11, 1703, at about 11 o'clock in the forenoon, d. 
Jan. 28, 1788, dau. of Samuel and Hannah Gardner of S. 

James- Barnaby purchased, for d£1300, a farm in Freetown, Feb. 
18, 1725, where he immediately located himself, and where his wife 
died on the 4th of Sept. in the same year. Tradition informs us that 
she pined and died from discontent or home sickness. She was a 
dau. of Sergeant William Harlow, of Plymouth, by Mary Shelly, 
his third wife, and was b. Mar. 24, 1669. Her husband survived her 
but a few months. His will bears date June 22, 1726, and his death 
occurred on the 5th of July following. To his dau. Lydia Perry, he 
gave £30, and to his son Ambrose all his real estate. The grave- 
stones of James- Barnaby and Joanna his wife are still in good pre- 
servation and standing in the old town burial ground of Freetown. 

3. Stephen- Barnaby, by wife Ruth had ch : — (7) Lydia ;^ — (8) 
Ruth ;5— (9) Elizabeth ;3— (10) Timothy^ -\- wife Martha;— (11) 
Hannah ;^ — 

B}'^ 2d wife Judith, he had : — (12) Joseph^ -j- wf. Lydia. 

6 Capt. Ambrose-^ Barnaby, by wife Elizabeth, had nine ch. born at 
Freetown, namely :— (13) Mary,^ b. Feb. 11, 1729, d. Oct 15, 1742 ; 
— (14) lames'^ + b. Oct. 11, 1730, wife Lois ; — (15) Joanna'^ b, June 
26, 1733, m. 1st Capt Benjamin Weaver jr. of Swanzea, Nov. 4, 1753 
ante p. 257 ; m. 2d Col. Sylvester Childs of Warren R. I. in 1758, and 
d. May 18, 1773 ;— (16) Samuel"^ -\- b. Apl. 20, 1735, m. Oct. 2, 1757, 
Sylvia Winslow of Freetown ; — (17) Elizabeth,'^ b, Feb 9, 1738, m. 
Feb 9, 1763, Barnabas Canady of Taunton, and d. in 1784 ;— (18) 
Lydia,^ Nov. 7, 1740, m. 1st Nathan Simmons Jr. of Freetown, Aug. 
21, 1761 ; m. 2d George Brightman, Esq. of Freetown, Nov. 26, 
1775 ;— (19) Mary,"^ b. Dec. 29, 1744, m. Daniel Wilbur of Swanzea, 
Sept. 13, 1772, and d. Aug. 30, 1803 ;— (20) Ambrose,"^ -f b. Feb. 11, 
1745, d. June 8, 1802, m. 1st Elizabeth Wilbur of Swanzea, Sept S, 






1769 ; m. 2d Philena Burt of Berkley, 1179 ; m 3d Abigail Williams 
of Taunton in 1792 ;— (21) Sarak^ b. May 20, 174S, d. Dec. 1808, m. 
James Winslow of Freetown. 

Capt. Ambrose^ Barnaby, the father, was 10 years town clerk of 
Freetown, 5 years a selectman, and 4 years au assessor. 

10. TiMOTHyS Barnaby, by w. Martha, had : — (22) Stephen,^ b. at 
Provincetown, Mass., Oct. 13, 1728 ;— (23) Ruth,^ b. Nov. 11, 1735. 

12. Joseph-^ Barnaby, by wife Lydia, had : — (24) Joseph^ b. at 
Provincetown, Mass. July 24, 1736. 

14. James^ Barnaby, by wife Lois, had : — (25) Hannah'^ b. Dec. 11, 
1757, m. Thomas Lawton. She was insane for about 50 years and 
ended her earthly suflFerings in the Alms House at Fall River. 

16. Samuel' Barnaby, by wife Silvia, had : — (26) Jokn,-'^ b. Dec. 20, 
1757, d. Oct., 1759;— (27) Joanna,^ b. Mar. 10, 1759 ;— (28) Lydia'^ 
b. Nov. 28, 1760, m. Nathaniel Foster of Middleboro' Oct. 28, 1781 ; 
—(29) Nathan 5 b. Dec. 16, 1762 ;— (30) Harlow,^ + b. Sept. 15, 1764, 
m. Susan Edsou of Hardwick, Mass. ; — (31) Betty,^ b. Sept. 8, 1766, 
d. May 6, 1771 ;— (32) Joseph,^ b. Jan. 16, 1769 ;— (33) Hannah-' b. 
Jan. 20, 1771 ;— (34) Lois,^ b. June 13, 1773. 

Samuel^ Barnaby, the father, was town clerk of Freetown 5 years, 
selectman 6 years, assessor 9 years, and a member of the first Mas- 
sachusetts Constitutional Convention. He was, also, one of the Com- 
mittee of Correspondence, Inspection and Safety 1776-78 and 1779. 

20. Ambrose* Barnaby, by 1st w. Elizabeth had : — (35) Daniel^ -\- 
b. Mar. 23, 1770, m. Hopestill Mason of Warren, R. I. in 1792 ;— (36) 
Anna,^ b. Dec. 11, 1771 ;— (37) Sarah,^ b. Sept. 14, 1774. 

By2d w. Philena, he had :— (38) Sa,ra¥ b. Oct 31, 1780, d. Oct. 8, 
1820, m. Enoch Tobey of Berkley, Nov. 21, 1801 ;— (39) Ambrose^ + 
b. Apl. 10, 1785, d. May 26, 1820, m. May 18, 1806, Ruth Evans of 
Freetown ; — (40) James^ -f- b. June 25, 1787, m. Abigail Burt of 
Berkley ;— (41) Stephen^ + b. Apl. 6, 1789, d. Oct. 8, 1844, m. Lucy 
Hathaway of Freetown. 

Ambrose"* Barnaby had no children by his third wife. He was a 
selectman of Freetown 14 years, treasurer 2 years, moderator of 
annual town meetings 10 years and representative to the General 
Court from that town in 1787. 

30. Harlow Barneby, by wife Susan, had ch. :— (ft) Sylvia/' b. 
1791, m. Ebenezer Bowman of Westford, Vt. •,—{b) Harriet/ b. 1793, 
m. Benjamin Taylor of Westford ; — (c) Alanson/ b. 1795 ; — {d) Am- 
brose/ b. 1797, m. Salome Taylor of Biughampton, N. Y. ; — (e) Sam- 
uel G./ b. 1799 ;— (/) Hannah/ b. 1801, m. Lewis Tucker ;— (A) 
Sxtsan/ b. 1803 ;— (i) Mary A./ b. 1805 ;— {j) Clarissa/ b. 1807, 
m. Hiram H. Heath, Seneca Falls ; — {k) Edson/ b. 1809. 

35. Daniel^ Barnaby, by wife Hopestill, had: — (42) Daniel/ — (43) 
Gardner / — (44) Ambrose^ 

39. Capt Ambrose^ Barnaby, by w. Ruth, had : — (45) Ambrose''' b. 
Oct., 1807, d. July 27, 1808 ;— (46) Ellenf-^ m. George Clark ;— (47) 
Philena/ b. 1808, d. Aug. 14, 1815 ;— (48) Philena/ m. Mr. Grey. 

Capt. Ambrose-^ Barnaby was a deputy sheriff for Bristol County. 
He was commissioned ensign of the 1st foot company of Infantry in 
Freetown Mar. 9, 1804 ; lieut. Aug. 16, 1806; captain, Aug. 5, 1807, 
and received an honorable discharge Mar. 8, 1811. 



40, Rev. James^ Barnaby, by wife Abig-ail, had : — (49) Janes f — 
(50) Simeon f — (51) Samuel'\ m. Sarah H. Vaughu of Freetown ;" — 
(52) T/mnas ;«— (53) Abigail i*^— (54) Philena.<^ 

41. StepheN'5 Barnebt, by Lucy his wife, had : — (55) Stephen Brurt''^ 
b. July 20, 1811, ra. Mary A. Sampson of Woousocket, R. I. ;— (56) 
Sally^ b. Nov., 1813, d. Jan. 15, 1823; — (57) PAz/emO b. May 14, 
1817, d Aug-. 8, 1844 ;— (58) Lucy'> b. 1819, d. May 22, 1822 ;— (59) 
Joanna i?.« b. Sept. 19, 1821, m. William H. Ashley, Esq., of Fall 
River ;— (60) Sally !).,« b. Nov. 12, 1823, m. Maj.-Gen. John Gould 
of Middletown, R.'l. ; — (61) Ambrose,^ b. Jan. 12, 1826, m. Phebe 
Caswell of Fairhaveu ;— (62) Nancy T.g h. Apl. 15, 1828, m. George 
H. Dean of Freetown :— (63) i?*c?/,6 b. Apl. 15, 1828, ra. John B. 
Bradley of Providence, R. I. ;— (64) Jerathmal BS> b. Oct. 27, 1830, 
m. Josephine Raynolds of Providence, R. T. ; — (65) Ahner Jones,^ b. 
May 23, 1834, m. Jennie Wallace ;— (66) Harriet,^ b. Apl. 4, 1838, m. 
Byron Smith of Natick, R. I. 

Stephen-5 Barneby, the father, was a selectman of Freetown 1 year 
and an assessor 7 years. 

Note. — James Barnaby purchased the farm in Freetown, of Lieut. Nicholas 
Morey, who had the same of William Makepeace July 18, 1704. The Barneby 
family still own the farm ; and the house of the first Ambrose is standing, and is 
occupied by Mr. Stephen Burt Barneby. 



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