Abraham Staple

Male 1638 - 1703


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  • Name  Abraham Staple 
    Born  1638  Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  20 Oct 1703  Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried  Old Cemetery, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sergeant Abraham Staples
      one of the original proprietors and settlers of Mendon
      died Oct. 1703 Aged 65
      Mary his wife
      died Mar. 1712 Aged 74
    Notes 
    • Abraham STAPLES was admitted to the First Church of Dorchester under the Reverend Richard Mather, 20 Mar 1658-59, and was dismissed to "joyn ye church at Waymouth," 13 Jan 1660-61. It is speculated that he was in Dorchester to learn the trade of weaver. He married at Weymouth, Mary RANDALL, daughter of Robert and Mary (FRENCH) RANDALL. They moved to Mendon in 1663. Nine children born at Mendon.
      !Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth:637

      On May 5, 1662, "the committee for Mipmugg" (Mendon) which met at Dorchester and made rules for conducting the settlement, admitted Abraham and others toe allotments of lands there. He was the eighth person accepted from Weymouth. A petition by Abraham and 11 others to the General Court was granted in 1662 to plant the new town of "Mendham," and they purchased a tract of land 8 miles square where the village was to stand, located 33 miles southwest of Boston. The exact date of settlement is not known, but it must have been in the early spring of 1663, for on 14 June of that year, Abraham Jr. was born -- the first English child in that town. The town was incorporated 15 May 1667. Abraham Sr. was on a list of freemen dated 15 Oct 1673, and he held local offices. In 1675 he is listed as one of 38 heads of families. During King Philips War (1675-76) the families of this frontier town were driven off by the Indians and their houses and barns burned, following the massacre of the PUFFER family. He served in the militia under Capt. Jonathan POOLE during the war. He was on a list of soldiers at Hadley dated 20 Nov 1675, when 10 shillings were due him on the payroll. He was first called Sargeant in the records in 1693. He is on a list of 20 families who returned to Mendon after the war. His farm occupied what is now the very center of town, stretching from a little stream below the junction of Hastings and Maple Streets, across Main Street, thence running down the hill to Muddy Brook, containing 52 acres more or less. The original place was owned by the STAPLE family for about 140 years. Abraham was a weaver by trade as is shown by his will.
      !Descendants of Jeffrey & John STAPLE of Weymouth, MA; 1978
    Person ID  I19351  Bryant
    Last Modified  19 Aug 2003 

    Father  John Staple,   d. 04 Jul 1683, Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Rebecca,   b. Abt 1614, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1636  probably, Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1199  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Randall,   b. 20 Mar 1642/43, Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Mar 1713, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  19 Sep 1660  Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Children 
     1. Abraham Staple, Jr.,   b. 14 Jun 1663, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1707, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Isaac Staple,   b. 02 Nov 1665, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 0169
     3. John Staple,   b. 1667, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1725
     4. Mary Staple,   b. 01 Apr 1668, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1669, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Jacob Staple,   b. 10 Nov 1669, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1724, Taunton, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Ebenezer Staple,   b. Abt 1677, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1758, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Ephraim Staple,   b. 02 Sep 1678, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1722, Taunton, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Mary Staple,   b. 08 Feb 1681, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1682, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Benjamin Staple,   b. 27 Dec 1682, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1683, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Hannah Staple,   b. 13 May 1686, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1746
    Family ID  F1065  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1638 - Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Sep 1660 - Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Oct 1703 - Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Old Cemetery, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S11] New England Families, Cutter, William Richard, (Clearfield Company, Baltimore, MD, 1913), p.691.

    2. [S60] MASS, Vital Rec., Mendon:498.

    3. [S60] MASS, Vital Rec., Weymouth:176.

    4. [S150] Search for Passengers M & J:19, Burton Spear, (The Mary & John Clearinghouse, 5602-305th St., Toledo, OH 43611, 1993), p.52.

    5. [S258] Chaffin, Randall Gen., Chaffin, William L., (The Grafton Press, New York, 1909), p. 34.


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