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TYLER, TAFT, WOOD,
BATES & HILL FAMILIES,
NEWELL TYLER and WIFE.
COMPILED BY NEWELL TYLER— 1882.
Printed by Tyler & Seagrave, No, 442 Main Street,
COAT OF ARMS OF THE TYLER FAMILY
Translation of Motto — For God, for Country, for Friends.
Brief History of the Tyler Families
IN AMERICA. 1145977
The Tylers are not numerous in England, though
they have been there for several centuries. The
name hast been traced in the English records as far
back as . The records published by the Brit-
ish Government are in several of our American
^ Colleges, at Cambridge, Providence, Amherst, etc.
There are six or seven immigrant families in the
United States; those in Virginia and Maryland
may be from one family, a question that cannot be
settled at this late day.
\Villiam and Elizabeth Tyler arrived in Virginia
in 1620, John and Thomas in 1635, all from Lon-
;-. don, England.
\ Job Tyler came to Massachusetts in 1635, '^•''^
settled in Andover.
Thomas Tyler came from Budleigh, Devonshire,
England, and settled in Boston.
William Tyler came from London in 1787, und
settled in Boston.
William Tyler came from Wiltshire, England, to
New Jersey. His descendants reside in 'Salem in
The name of the immigrant, Tvler, to Connecti-
.cut cannot be ascertained.
The late Rev. William Tyler of Auburndale,
Mass., left a large manuscript record of the various
Tyler families, to which ^the compiler of this work is
indebted for the fore^oin^ sketches.
History of Job Tyler of Andover.
There is no certain record of the birth or death
of Job Tyler, but he is first found at Andover,
in 1650, giving mortgages of sundry lands. He is
next mentioned in a record of the death of his son,
John, who died young. In 1662, he and his son,
Hope, are found at Mendon, sharing in the division
of lands, and continued to share in subsequent di-
visions till 1672. They returned to Andover. In
1700, Job Tyler sold his farm in Mendon to his son,
Moses; this is the last record of Job.
If Job Tyler, in 1662, had a son to share in the
division of lands, the son must have been at least
twenty-one years of age, and the father forty-two, or
thereabouts; consequently Job Tyler would have
been eighty years old in 1700, and 1620 the year
of his birth.
The records of Andover previous to 1650 were
destroyed by the Indians; from 1650 to 1700, they
are in good condition, and after i 700 for many years
they are much mutilated.
FAMILY RECORD OF 'JOB TYLER AND
MARY, HLS WIFE— Andover Branch.
Job Tyler, farmer, resided in Andover and Men-
don, Mass.; married Mary ; and had these five
I — Hope, born ; resided in Andover and Mendon.
2 — Moses, b, in 1642; resided in Andover and Mendon; and
d. Oct. 2, 1727, at Andover.
3 — John, b. in 1650; d. Dec. 25, 1692, at Andover.
4 — ^JoHN, b. April 16, 1653, at Andover; resided in Mendon ;
d. in Mendon, May 4, 1742.
(Ancestor of all the Tylers in Mendon and Uxbridge. )
5 — Samuel, b. Mav 24, 1655; resided in Mendon; and d.
Dec. 17, 1695 at Mendon. Ancestor of Rev. William
Tyler of Andover, Mass., who d. at Auburndale, Mass.,
Family Record of John Tyler, 4TH Son of 'Job.
John Tyler, farmer; resided in Mendon; had
four wives, and by whom he had eight children.
Married Hannah Parker of Andover, Sept. 14, 1672.
I — ^JoHN, b. in Andover, Aug. 16, 1684; d. in Mendon. No
2 — Nathan — b. in Andover, Feb. 17, 1687 ; resided in Men-
don ; and d. there Dec. 26, 1782.
3 — Robert, b. in Andover, July 19, 1689 ; resided in Men-
don. He d. there in 1730.
4 — Bethuel, b. in Andover, Feb. 17, 1692.
Married to Anna Woodward.
5 — Marah, b. in Mendon, May 24, 1694.
Married to Town.
6 — David, b. in Mendon, June 15, 1696.
7 — ^Joseph, b. in Mendon, Oct. 21, 1701 ; resided in Sutton,
in 1732, and Uxbridge. Died in Uxbridge, Dec. 18,
8 — Mary, b, in Mendon, March 25, 1704.
Married to Hazeltine.
Family Record of Samuel Tyler, 5TH Son of 'Job,
Samuel Tyler, farmer ; resided in Mend».»n ; mar-
ried and had these two children :
I — Eleazer, b. in Mendon; settled in Attleboro. Was great-
grandfather of Rev. William Tyler.
2 — Samuel, b. in Mendon ; settled in Attleboro.
Family Record of Nathan Tyler, 2d Son of 'John.
Nathan Tyler, farmer; resided in Mendon;
married Mary , and had these seven children,
who were born in Mendon :
I — Elijah, b. Feb. 25, 1716; d. in Mendon, July 6, 1720.
2 — Deborah, b. Sept. 17, 1719 ; d. in Mendon, Dec. 20, '19.
3 — Abigail, b. July 30, 1722; d. in Mendon, Nov. 30, 1722.
4 — Comfort, b. April 26, 1724; d. in Mendon, May 22, '43.
5 — Mary, b. April 17, 1727; d. in Mendon, April 4, 1728.
6 — Nathan, b. Oct. 31, 1729; colonel and lawyer in Ux-
bridge; d. there Feb. 25, 1784.
7 — ^JoHN, b, Feb. 27, 1731 ; captain in Mendon.
Family Record of Robert Tyler, 30 Son of 'John.
Robert Tyler, farmer ; resided in Mendon ; mar-
ried and had these five children, who were all born
in Mendon :
1 — Da-rius, b. Sept. 23, 1722.
2 — Zelpha, b. March 22, 1724.
3 — Elijah, b. Nov. 8, 1727.
4 — Hannah, b. Nov. 8, 1729.
5 — Robert, b. Jan. 4, 1735.
F'amilv Record of Joseph Tyler, 7th Child of
'John of Mendon.
Joseph Tyler, farmer and tanner; resided in
Mendon, Sutton and Uxbridge ; had three ^vives, by
whom he had eleven children.
Married Mehitable .
I — Abner, b. Feb. 13, 1731 ; d. in the army. See Appendix.
2 — TivjoTHY, b. in Sutton, Jan. 2, 1735 ; d. voung.
3 — ^Joseph, b. in Sutton, May 21, 1738 ; settled in Tovvnsend,
Vt.; and d. there in 1798.
4 — Timothy, b. in Sutton, May 21, 1742; settled to Tovvns-
end, Vt.; married Susanna Fisher, in 1774, and bv whom
he had one son. He died from the effects of a splinter
in his hand, in 1775, before the birth of his son, whose
name was Timothy.
This information was obtained from his grandson, Frank
M. Tvler of Richford, N. Y., where he resided in i 880.
5 — Mehitable, b. in Uxbridge, in Dec. 1744; married Ezra
Holbrook, and settled in Townsend, Vt.
6 — Ruth, b. in Uxbridge, Feb. 7, 1751 ; resided there, and d.
with her brother, Solomon, in 1797.
Married to Mary Draper, Aug. 30. 1756.
7 — Solomon, b. in Uxbridge, Sept. 23, 1757 ; settled in his
native town, where he always lived ; had two wives, bv
whom he had twelve children. He died Nov, i, 18 10.
8 — Benjamin, b. in Uxbridge, July 28, 1759 ; d. young.
Married Ruth Reed, Jan. 31, 1761.
9 — Lydia, b. in Uxbridge, Aug. 7, 1762.
10 — Zacheus, b. in Uxbridge, May r, 1764.
II — Betta, b. in Uxbridge, Sept. i, 1766,
Family Record of John Tyler, 7th Child of
-'Nathan of Mendon.
John Tyler, farmer ; resided in Mendon ; mar-
ried, and had these seven children, who were born
I — Anna, b. in 1764; d. in 1791, in Sutton.
2 — John Eugene, b. April 10, 1766; deacon, physician and
merchant; d. in Boston, Jan. 25, 1821.
3 — ^Joseph, h. in 1779; d. in 1843, in Charleston, S. C.
4 — Abigail, b. in 1781 ; married Rev. Levi Wilson of Liston,
Ct., and d. there.
5 — Nathan, b. in 1784; d. in 1838, at Providence, R. I.
6 — Aaron, b. in 1786.
7 — Mary, b, in 1789.
Family Record of Solomon Tyler, yjH Child of
^Joseph of Mendon and Uxbridge.
Solomon Tyler, farmer; settled in Uxbridge, his
native town, and always lived there; had two wives,
by whom he had these twelve children :
Married Mary Archer, dau. of Benjamin Archer of Uxbridge,
Feb. 17, I 781.
I — ^Joseph, b. Jan. 8, 1782; twice married, first, to Trial Tatt
of Uxbridge, by whom he had a daughter and son ; sec-
ond, to of Lunenburg, by whom he had a daughter
and son ; they resided in Townsend, Vt., Dimock, Pa.-
and Uxbridge, Mass., where he d. Dec. 15, 1862.
2 — Kelita, b. Feb. 3, 1784; married Eleazer Keith of Thomp-
son, Ct., had seven children. She d. in July, 1861.
3 — Melinda, b. Feb. 7, 1786; married John Weld of Charl-
ton, Mass.; had five sons and two daughters. She died
in Dec, 1863.
4 — Royal, b. Aug. 2, 1788; married Mary Southwick of
Mendon, Mass. and Sybil Fordham of Pa.; had nine chil-
dren. He d. in Dimock, Pa., Feb. 27, 1841
r Parker, b. Nov. 14, 1790; married Huldah Taft of Ux-
bridge, and second, Lovey (?) Wright of Ohio. They
had nine children. He d. in Indiana, May 23, 1853.
6 — Emory, b. March 30, 1792; never married; d. in Ux-
bridge, Dec, 3, 181 3.
-T Benj.\min, b. Feb. 22, 1796 ; married Olive B. Bartlett of
Ohio ; settled in Wadsvvorth, Ohio ; had five children.
He d. in 1875.
8 — Mary, b. Oct. 25, 1797; d. in Uxbridge, young.
g — Timothy, b. July 16, 1799 ; married Phebe Bates of Smith-
field, R. I., and, 2d, Mrs. Sally Arnold. He had three
sons by his first wife. He d. in Smithrield, R. I., Mar-
29, 1870. Two of his sons are now in Massachusetts.
10 — Solomon, b. July 18, 1802; married Lucretia Cook of Ct.
Settled in Copley, Ohio. Had five children. He d. in
Indiana, while on a visit there in Dec. 1879.
II — Mary, b. April 17, 1804; married Caleb Torey. Settled
in Charlton, Mass. They had three sons and two daugh-
ters. She is living in Charlton, (May, 1882.)
Married Mrs. Jerusha (nee Wood,) Newell, June 28, 1809.
12 — Newell, b. April 12, I 8 10; married Watie H. Bates, and
Svbil Bates, (sisters,) of Bellingham ; had two children.
He is now living in Worcester, Mass. (May, 1882.)
HISTORY OF THE TAFT FAMILY.
Family Record of 'Robert Taft.
Robert Taft and Sarah his wife, 1 640-1 725,
came from England, settled first in Braintree, Mass.
afterwards in Mendon, and had these five children :
Eorn. Died. Born. Died.
I" — Thomas, b. in 1671 — 1755- 3 — Daniel, b. in 1677 — 1761.
2 — Robert, b. in 1674 — 174^- 4 — Joseph, b. in 1680 — 1747.
5 — Benjamin, b. in 1684, and 1766.
Family Record of 'Robert Taft, Jr., 2d Son of
Robert Taft, farmer; settled in Mendon ; mar-
ried Elizabeth , and by whom he had these
eleven children :
I — Elizabeth, b. Jan. i8, 1695-6.
2 — Robert, b. Dec. 24, 1697.
3 — Israel, b. April 26, 1699 ; married Mercy Aldrich, dau.
of Jacob Aldrich, and Margery Hayward, his wife, who
was son of John Aldrich, and Sarah , his wife, of
Braintree, and who was son of George Aldrich of Dor-
chester, Braintree, and Mendon.
4 — Mary, b. Dec. 21, 1700.
5 — Elizabeth, b, June 18, 1704,
6 — Alice, b. June 27, 1707.
7 — Eunice, b. March 20, 1708-9.
8 — ^JoHN, b. Dec. 12, 1 7 10.
9 — Jemima, b. April 1,1713.
10 — Gideon, b. Oct. 4, 171 5.
II — Rebecca, b. March 15, 1717.
Family Record of ^Israel Taft, 3D Child of
Israel Taft, farmer ; resided in Mendon and
Upton; married Mercy Aldrich in 171 7, and by
whom he had these nineteen children, the first nine
of which were born in Mendon, the others in Upton.
I — Huldah, b. June 28, 171 8 ; married Daniels.
2 — Priscilla, b. Aug. 15, 1 721 ; married Wood.
3 — Israel, b. April 23, 1723.
4 — ^Jacob, b. April 22, 1725; great-grandfather of Robert and
Jacob Taft of U.\bridge, (May, 1882.)
5 — Hannah, b. Nov. 16, 1726.
6 — Elisha, b. May 3, 1728.
7 — Robert, b. Feb. 14, 1730; set. in East Greenwich, R. ].
8 — Samuel, b. July 18, 1732 ; died young.
9 — Mary, b. April 7, 1733 ; married Benjamin Green.
lo — Stephen, b. Aug. 21, 1734; d. young.
I I — Samuel, b. Sept. 23, 1735 ; had 23 children ; great-grandfa-
ther of H. W, Tatt of Pittsrield, and grandfather of
Dandridge G. Taft of Uxbridge, Mass. (May, 1882.)
12 — Mary, b. Jan. 23, 1737; died young.
,^^1 i^ — Margery, b. May 14, 1738; married Simeon Wood of
Uxbridge; grandmother of Newell Tyler of Worcester.
14 — Silas, b. Dec. 17, 1739; '^'^'^ young.
15 — Stephen', b. April i, 1741.
16 — Rachel, b July i, 1742 ; died young.
17 — Silas, b. Nov. 5, 1744; grandfather of Hon. Velorus Taft
of Upton, Mass., (May, 1882.)
18 — Amariah, b. April 10, 1746 ; died young.
19 — Phila, b. in 17 — ; m. David David Daniels of Mendon.
Israel Taft died in 1752-3. Date of his will, Aug. 6, 1752.
The will was probated Sept. 19, 1753.
HISTORY OF THE WOOD FAMILY.
^'Solomon Wood, of Uxbridge, married Faithful ^
; had children, one of whom was named
Simeon, b. in 1732 ; m. Margery Taft of Upton ; he d. 1802
/ Family Record of Simeon Wood, the Above.
/^ Simeon Wood, farmer ; b. in Uxbridge and set-
tled there ; he subsequently removed to Dudley,
where his three youngest children were born ; m.
Margery Taft of Upton, in 1760, and by whom he
had these twelve children :
I — Stephen, b. Oct. (4, 1761 ; killed in a wheel pit.
2 — Rhoda, b. May 25, 1763; m. Joshua Corbin of Dudley.
3 — ^Jerusha, b. June 28, 1765 ; m, Asa Newell of Dudley, 2d,
Solomon Tyler of Uxbridge, June 28, 1809. She d. in
Uxbridge, Sept. 26, 1834.
4' — Caleb, b. June 2, 1767.
5 — Willis, b. July 14, 1769; killed by falling from a tree.
6 — Nathan, b. July 24, 1771 ; set. in Fredonia, N. Y.
7 and 8 — Lois and Eunice, b. April i i, 1773.
9 — ^^[esse, b. Aug. 29, 1775.
lo — Mary, b. in 1778; m. Zephaniah Bartlett of Dudley, and
d. there in 1868.
I I — Sybil, b. ; m, Collins Moors of Dudley.
12 — Simeon, b. ; drowned.
'Jerusha Wood, married Asa Newel! of Dudley,
by whom she had these six children :
I — Caleb, b. ; d. young in Vermont.
2 — Ezbon C, b. in 1791 ; m. Patience Arnold of Uxbridgc.
He d. March 3, 1831. Had two children.
3 — Matilda, b. in 1793; m. Capt. Thomas Farnum of Ux-
bridge ; had eight children. She d. Aug. 28, 1830.
4 — Lucretia, b. in 1797 ; m. John Taft of Uxbridge, and bv
whom she had two sons, Robert and Jacob, now 1882,
of Uxbridge; 2d, John Benson, of the same town. She
d. Dec. ^9, 1863.
5— Jerusha, b. in i 800 ; m. Jason Taft of Uxbridge, by whom
she had nine children. She d. in 1879.
6 — Asa, b. in 1803 ; m. Aseneth A. Taft, bv whom he had
two children. He d. in April, 1865.
Married Solomon Tyler, June 28, 1809, by whom she had one
son, Newell, b. in Uxbridge, April 12, 1810. Resides in Woi-
cester, (May, 1882.)
HISTORY OF THE BATES FA.MILY.
'EzEKiKi. Bates ctf Bellingham, married , had
children, one of whom was a son, named
Laban, b. in 1747 ; m. Olive Wheelock of Mendon, Dec. 28,
1768 ; lived in Bellingham, and d. there in 1831.
Family Record of 'Laban Bates, the Above.
Laban Bates, of Bellingham, married Olive
Wheelock of Mendon, by whom he had these ten
1 — Sarah, b. ; m. Benj. Hall of Bellingham, by whom
she had nine children.
2 — Olive, b. ; m. Nathan Kelley of Bellingham, by whom
she had four children.
3 — Polly, b. ; m. Wm. Allen of Mendon, by whom she
had nine children. They resided in Ellisburg, N. Y.
4 — Abigail, b. .
5 — Laban, b. ; m. a Miss Samson of Brattleboro, \'t.
6 — Nahum, b. April 7, 1773; m. Polly Ballou of Cumber-
land, R. I. They had nine children, and lived and died
in Mendon, Mass.
7 — Liberty, b. July, 1776; m. Mary Russell of Mendon.
They had sixteen children, and lived and died in Ellis-
burg, N. Y.
8 — Eli, b ; m. Abigail Kelley of Mendon. They had
seven children, and lived and died in Bellingham.
9 — Peter, b. March 29, 1782; m. Sybil Hill of Mendon.
They had thirteen children. Resided in Bellingham,
Princeton, and Mendon. He d. June 8, i860.
10 — Smith, b. ; m. Hannah Ballou of Cumberland, R. L,
lived in Ellisburg, N. Y., m. a 2nd wife, and there died.
F'amilv Record of Peter Bates, qth Child of
Peter Bates, married Sybil Hill, dau. of Daniel
Hill of Mendon, and they had these thirteen chil-
I — Mary A., b. Dec. 17, 1803 ; m. Thomas Scott of Frank-
lin, had four children. She d. July 17, 1852.
2 — Adaline S., b. Jan. i ;;, 1805; m. Avery P. Wheeler of
Hopkinton, had ten children. She d. June, 1880.
3 — Watee H., b. Oct. 13, 1806; m. Newell Tyler, had one
son. She d. Sept. 7, 1839.
4 — Jervis, b. Oct. 9, 1808; m. Eliza Stone of Hubbardston,
had nine children. Lived in Swansey, N. H. He d. in
Keene, in 1861 .
5 — Albert, b. Sept. zo, 181 1 ; m. Nancy , and Adaline
Parker, had four children. Lived in Swansey, N. H., and
in Rutland, Vt., and died there.
6 — Sybil, b. May 16, 1813 ; m. Newell Tyler, Oct. 19, 1841,
had one daughter.
7 — Daniel H., b. Oct. 27, 1815 ; m. Mary Ann Thacher ; re-
sided in Swansey. N. H. Died in Uxbridge, Mass.,
July 2, 1846.
8 — Peter, b. Dec. 20, 181 7; m. Mary Lamson, had seven
children. Lives in Milford, Mass.
9 — Smith G., b. Dec. 7, 18 19; m.Janette Hopkins of North-
bridge. He d. July 6, 1863.
10 — Eli, b. March 9, 1822; m. Louisa Hall, and resides in
Mendon ; had seven children.
II — Catherine F., b. Dec. 16, 1824; m. Samuel Hudson;
resides in Uxbridge ; had seven children.
12 — ^Julius, b. Feb. 28, 1827; m. Sarah Holbrook ; resides in
Milford ; had six children.
13 — ^Junius, b. Feb. 28, 1827, twin to Julius; m. Susan Arnold
and Emma Taft ; resides in Blackstone ; had five children.
HISTORY OF THE HILL FAMILY.
Daniel Hii.l, of Mendon; married Mercy How-
ard, and by whom he had these nine children :
I — George, b. ; m. Lydia Warfield of Mendon, lived
and died there ; had eight children.
2 — Mercy, b, ; m. John Holbrook of Swansev, N. H.,
lived and died there ; had six children.
3 — Abida, b. ; m. Wm. Comstock of Mendon, lived and
died there ; had four children.
4 — Sybil, b. July i, 1783 ; m. Peter Bates of Bellingham ; had
thirteen children. She d. Feb. 13, 1855.
5 — Danmel, h. in 1785 ; d. in 1813, at Mendon.
6 — Watee, b. ; m. Moses Kelley of Mendon, and resided
there ; had four children.
7 — LoviCE, b. ; m. Andrus Wheelock of Mendon, and
resided there ; had six children.
8 — Dan, b. ; m. Chloe Benson and Nancy Peck ; resid-
ed in Mendon and died there ; had one child.
g — Uranah, b. ; m. Luther Thaver of Bellingham ; re-
sided there ; had one child.
Family Record of Newell Tyler, as Connected
WITH the Preceding Records.
^Newell Tyler, ('Solomon, ^Joseph, 'John, 'Job,)
b. in Uxbridge, Mass., April 12, iSio; merchant-
farmer, and manufacturer; resided in Blackstone,
Providence, R. I., Uxbridge, and Worcester ; twice
married, and had one child by each wife :
Married Watee H. Bates, Oct. i6, 1834. Their child :
DoLivER, b. Aug. 19, 1837 in Mendon : d. Sept. 5, 1843, in
Married, second, Sybil Bates of Mendon, Oct. 19, 1841. Their
child : •
Minerva, b. in Uxbridge, July 9, 1847; m. Willie C. Young
of Worcester, Sept. 14, 1871.
Correction. — Page 7. — The children of ^Joseph Tyler were
born in Uxbridge, except Abner, who was born in Mendon. The
marriage and birth of children of Joseph Tyler and Ruth Reed
should refer to Joseph Tyler, Jr., the recording officer failing to note
Fate of Abner Tyler — See page 7. Tradirion says, as nar-
rated to the compiler by the late Frederic Taft, Esq., of Uxbridge,
that Abner Tyler, the eldest of the three sons of Joseph Tyler by
his first wife, lived with his father until the commencement of the
old French War, when he enlisted into the British army, and becom-
ing tired of that kind of life, deserted and came home, but all being
subjects of the crown of England at the time, he was not safe at
home or anywhere in the Colonies, so upon consideration, he
concluded to return to his duty voluntarily, hoping by so doing to
obtain pardon. He did return, but received no mercy, and was shot
as a deserter. When the news of his death and way he came to his
end reached his father, the old gentleman's knees smote together
EXTRACTS FROM THE WILL OF JOSEPH TYLER.
|n tlje ^anu of dlob, ^mcn. The twenty-third day of Dec"", in
the year of our Lord Christ 1778, — I, Joseph Tyler of Uxbridge,
in the oCunty of Worcester, and State of Massachusetts Bay, yeo-
man, being weak in body, but of sound mind and memory (blessed
be God for the same,) and calling to mind the mortality of my bodv
and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die. Do make
and ordain this my last Will and Testament : that is to say, princi-
pally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hands
of God that gave it, and for my body I recommend it to the Earth,
to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion
ot my executors, nothing doubting but at the General resurrection,
I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God ; and as
touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless
me in this life, I give, demise, and dispose of the same in manner
and form following, that is to say, — I give and bequeath to Mary,
my dearly beloved wife, during her remaining my widow, whole im-
provement of all my household furniture, house and cellar, (excepting
I fire place and one room in said house,) use of well, wood yard to
lay wood and other necessaries during time aforesaid — use of two
cows and keeping — 10 cords of wood cut for and fit for use, 10 lbs.
flax, 5 lbs. wool, I bush, malt, i bush, beans, 6 bush. \. corn, 4
bush, rye, \ bush, salt, 4 bush, potatoes, 100 lbs. pork, 60 lbs. beef,
7 lbs. tried tallow, 2 pr. new leather shoes.
In consideration of her thirds, if she marry again, to have £5 and
all the estate she brought to me in my possession.
To my beloved daughter, Ruth — to be well supported in sickness
and in health — all kinds provisions, lodging, washing, firewood,
nursing, attention and doctoring necessary under her circumstances —
out of my estate during her natural life — also to be carried to the
public worship of God.
To Mehetabel, £6, 13s, 6d, in 6 and 12 mos. after my death, al-
so spectacles with silver bows, after my wife and Ruth have done
with them. ********
To my son, Solomon, all of my estate, both real and personal, if
the above be truly complied with. * * * * *
REAL ESTATE OWNED BY SIMEON WOOD, JOSEPH
TYLER, AND SOLOMON TYLER.
The farm of Solomon and Simeon Wood consisted of 172 acres
of land and buildings thereon, and was located on the old road to
Smithfield, the house was on the east side of the road just south of
that of the late Levi Thompson. It was sold first to Moses Brown,
then to Nicholas Brown, Bezaleel Taft, Sr., Bezaleel Taft, Jr., and
finally to Levi Thompson. The original house has been gone many
The estate of rjoseph Tyler consisted in part of the Tan Yard
estate in Uxbridge Centre, of 5 acres and buildings, purchased of
Wm. Adams in 1733, and sold to Nathan Tyler. Jr. in 1775, Jona-
than and David Farnum, Manasseh Baker in 1798, 114 rods of the
sane to John Capron in 1808, Paul W'ing, T. B. Whiiting, etc. —
Another lot of i8 acres then known as Egremony Swamp, located
N. E. of the meeting-house, now Capron's pond, bought of John
Farnum, Sr. in 1745, and sold to Aaron Taft, then to others, in-
cluding John Capron as early as 1800, and whose descendants own
it at this day. Another tract of land, known in later times as the
Benjamin Tucker farm, containing probably more than 1 50 acres,
which he willed to his son Solomon in 1778, in consideration of his
caring for his mother, and Ruth, his sister — an invalid and a cripple.
b. stands for born, dau. stands for daughter,
m. " married, set. " settled,
d. " died.