Saturday, August 17, 2013

Surname Saturday: EATON of Salisbury, Massachusetts

The progenitor of my Eaton ancestors in America was John EATON I (~1595-1668). His wife was Anne Unknown (it was not Anne CROSSMAN, as is commonly given; that Anne married another John Eaton). Anne Unknown was born about 1617 and died on 5 February 1660).

They were in Salisbury, Massachusetts by 1640, as John appears in the proprietor's books at that time. In 1646, he and his wife Anne moved up to Haverhill, where they spent the rest of their lives. John  was a husbandsman, a grand juror, and a prudential man of Salisbury. 

John and Anne EATON had several children, who were all born in England. Their son John II, my ancestor, was born about 1619, and married Martha ROWLANDSON of Ipswich, daughter of Thomas and Bridget (KERLEY?) ROWLANDSON. I'm descended from them through three of their children: John III (1646-1717), Martha (1648-1734), and Sarah (1654-1726), all born and died in Salisbury.

Mary (White) Rowlandson, who was captured by Narragansett Indians and who later wrote a narrative of her experience, was the sister-in-law of John II and Martha; she was married to Martha's brother, Reverend Joseph Rowlandson. 


Ancestry line 1:

John EATON I (~1595-1668) m. Anne Unknown

John EATON II (~1619-1682) m. Martha ROWLANDSON

John EATON III (1646-1717) m. Mary Unknown

John EATON IV (1687-unknown) m. Esther SWETT

John EATON V (1714-unknown) m. Hannah FOWLER

Jemima EATON (1747-1791) m. Christopher CROSS

Hannah CROSS (1768-1858) m. John MUNROE

Anna MUNROE (1793-1875) m. Richard SIMMONDS

Christopher SIMMONDS (1816-1894) m. Margaret Esther PARKER

Thomas Parker SIMMONDS (1871-1953) m. Jessie May BAKER

Estelle May SIMMONDS (1893-1930) m. Horace William HOWES

Henry Richard HOWES (1913-1987) m. Dorothy Elizabeth PALMER

S. HOWES (1937-1999) m. my father

Me (b. 1974)



Ancestry line 2:

John EATON I (~1595-1668) m. Anne Unknown

John EATON II (~1619-1682) m. Martha ROWLANDSON

Martha EATON (1648-1734) m. Benjamin COLLINS

John COLLINS (1673-1751) m. Elizabeth BARNARD

Tristram COLLINS (1710-unknown) m. Judith FOWLER

Sarah COLLINS (1751-unknown)) m. Hezekiah PURINTON

John PURINTON (1780-unknown)) m. Dorothy COLBY

Isaiah PURINTON (1818-1890) m. Sophia Haskell FITTS

Mary Olivia PURINTON (1851-1898) m. George Bailey PALMER

Frank Bailey PALMER (1888-1958) m. Bessie Maud WINSLOW

Dorothy Elizabeth PALMER (1918-1984) m. Henry Richard HOWES

S. HOWES (1937-1999) m. my father (b. 1933)

Me (b. 1974)


Ancestry line 3:

John EATON I (~1595-1668) m. Anne Unknown

John EATON II (~1619-1682) m. Martha ROWLANDSON

Sarah EATON (1654-1726) m. Robert DOWNER

Martha DOWNER (1678-1723) m. Richard PALMER

Samuel PALMER (1713-1790) m. Anne EVANS

Joshua PALMER I (1761-1851) m. Sarah SWETT

Joshua PALMER II (1815-1864) m. Arvilla BAILEY

George Bailey PALMER (1850-1926) m. Mary Olivia PURINTON

Frank Bailey PALMER (1888-1958) m. Bessie Maud WINSLOW

Dorothy Elizabeth PALMER (1918-1984) m. Henry Richard HOWES

S. HOWES (1937-1999) m. my father (b. 1933)

Me (b. 1974)



Source: Cutter, William Richard. Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Vol 4, page 1954.