THOMAS CHEEVER, JR.

-1753 - North Chelsea (now Revere), Suffolk co., MA; Rumney Marsh (now Chelsea & Revere), Suffolk co., MA; Lynn, Essex co., MA

(Fifth Generation - Cheever Family)

FATHER
MOTHER
REVEREND THOMAS CHEEVER
SARAH BILL



BIRTH & DEATH Thomas was born in Rumney Marsh [now Chelsea], Suffolk co., MA[26] and died on 8 November 1753 in Lynn, Essex co., MA[56,57].
OCCUPATION Thomas was a Gentleman of Rumney Marsh until 1702. He then moved to Lynn and became a cordwainer and a tanner. He was wealthy enough to have servants in his household. The following marriage record is found in the Lynn vital records: "Taxey a Negro Servt. to Thos. Cheever of Lyn [&] Deliverance Servt. to Nathll Richardson of R. Marsh, [married] Oct. 18, 1715"[58]
RESIDENCES He bought a farm in the "Pan Handle" of Rumney Marsh/Revere called Cogan Farm[26]. He bought 24 acres of land from Lydia Paul & her daughter Sarah on 17 October 1701. He bought 27-1/2 acres from Mrs. Paul's heirs and on 22 June 1703, he bought 60 acres more from Richard Pratt for £100[59].
TOWN SERVICE Thomas was the Representative for the town of Lynn in 1726-1727 and 1740-1742[60].
MARRIAGE #1 On 11 February 1701 Thomas first married Mary BOARDMAN, daughter of William BOARDMAN & Sarah [surname not known], in Rumney Marsh [now Chelsea], Suffolk co., MA[56,61] as "Thomas Chever junr. & Mary Boman [by] Mr. Thomas Chever".

CHILDREN i. Mary CHEEVER Mary was born on 3 November 1702 in Lynn, Essex co., MA[64,71] as "Chever, Mary". She died in Lynn, Essex co., MA before 10 April 1722 when Mary2 was born and named[64]. She would have been less than 19 years of age when she died.
ii. Thomas CHEEVER Thomas was born on 25 February 1704/5 in Lynn, Essex co., MA[64,71] as "Chever, Thomas". He died in Lynn, Essex co., MA on 14 March 1734/5 when he was 30y., 17d[64]. On 5 March 1729/30 when Thomas was 25, he married Eunice IVORY, in Lynn, Essex co., MA[64].
[N.B. the Ivory Family is outlined on its own pages.]
iii. William CHEEVER. Please see his own page.
iv. Abner1 CHEEVER He was born on 19 February 1709/10 in Lynn, Essex co., MA[64,75] as "Chever, Abner" and died young[64].
MARRIAGE #2 On 6 August 1712 Thomas second married Mary [surname not known], in Lynn, Essex co., MA[31,63]. Mary died on 10 May 1753 in Lynn, Essex co., MA as "Chever, Mary, w. Thomas..."[31,57].
CHILDREN i. Ezekiel CHEEVER Ezekiel was born on 25 March 1714 in Lynn, Essex co., MA as "Chever, Ezekill"[64,71]. On 29 January 1735/6 when Ezekiel was 20, he first married Rachel GREELEY, in Salisbury, Essex co., MA[64], who died on 24 December 1739 in Salisbury, Essex co., MA[64]. On 28 November 1759 when Ezekiel was 45, he second married Mary GILES, in Lynn, Essex co., MA[64].
[N.B. the Giles Family is outlined on its own pages.]
ii. Joshua CHEEVER Joshua was born on 4 October 1715 in Lynn, Essex co., MA as "Chever, Joshua"[64,71]. On 10 October 1745 when Joshua was 30, he first married Hannah PERKINS, in Lynn, Essex co., MA[64]. On 17 June 1784 when Joshua was 68, he second married Rebecca WESTON, in Reading, Middlesex co., MA[64].
iii. Edward CHEEVER Edward was born on 2 May 1717 in Lynn, Essex co., MA as "Chever, Edward"[64,71]; and died in Eastham, Barnstable co., MA on 16 August 1794; he was 77[64]. Like the other men in the family, he went to Harvard College, graduating in 1737[64]. On 11 December 1739 when Edward was 22, he first married Martha [surname not known], in Ipswich, Essex co., MA[64,76]. His second marriage came on 13 June 1788, when Edward was 71, to Dorcas COOK, in Eastham, Barnstable co., MA[64].
iv. Abijah CHEEVER Abijah was born on 11 December 1718 in Lynn, Essex co., MA as "Chever, Abyjah"[64,75]. He died in Lynn, Essex co., MA before 6 November 1775 which is the date his brother John was appointed administrator for his estate.; he was 56[64]. On 22 November 1759 when Abijah was 40, he married Ann [surname not known], in Lynn, Essex co., MA[64].
v. John CHEEVER John was born on 13 June 1720 in Lynn, Essex co., MA as "Chever, John"[64,71] and died in Lynn, Essex co., MA after 1775; he was 54. He was appointed administrator of brother Abijah's estate on 6 November 1775[64] and duly administered it that year; thus he died sometime after that.
vi. Mary2 CHEEVER Mary2 was born on 10 April 1722 in Lynn, Essex co., MA as "Chever, Mary"[64,71] and died in Malden, Middlesex co., MA on 4 May 1787; she was 65[64]. On 24 December 1739 when Mary2 was 17, she married Timothy UPHAM, in Lynn, Essex co., MA[64]. He was born on 29 August 1710 in Malden, Middlesex co., MA and died in Malden, Middlesex co., MA on 3 July 1781 when he was 70[64].
vii. Sarah CHEEVER Sarah was born on 14 February 1723/4 in Lynn, Essex co., MA as "Chever, Sarah"[71,77]. On 3 January 1752 when Sarah was 28, she first married Captain William ROBY, in Lynn, Essex co., MA[77]. On 27 May 1757 when Sarah was 34, she second married Colonel James FRYE, in Lynn, Essex co., MA[77].
viii. Abner2 CHEEVER Abner2 was born on 24 January 1725/6 in Lynn, Essex co., MA as "Chever, Abner"[75,77]. He died in Lynn, Essex co., MA on 22 April 1796 when he was 71[57,77]. On 8 November 1752 when Abner2 was 27, he married Elizabeth NEWHALL, daughter of Ebeneezer NEWHALL, in Lynn, Essex co., MA[77]. Elizabeth was born on 30 March 1723 in Lynn, Essex co., MA and died in Lynn, Essex co., MA on 29 July 1799; she was 76[77].
[N.B. the Newhall Family is extensively outlined on its own pages.]
ix. Elizabeth CHEEVER Elizabeth was born on 16 August 1727 in Lynn, Essex co., MA as "Chever, Elizabeth"[71,77]. On 18 September 1761 when Elizabeth was 34, she married Jacob PARKER of Malden, Middlesex co., MA, in Lynn, Essex co., MA[77].
MARRIAGE #3 On 19 October 1753 Thomas third married Mary [surname not known], in Lynn, Essex co., MA[63,64].





GENERATION G6 (Great-great-great-great-great-great) Grandfather
FAMILY NUMBER 472
SOURCES 1. Wyman, Thomas Bellows, The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, 2 vols., (Boston: D. Clapp and Son, 1879), [Charlestown], 209.

2. Ibid. 206.

3. Torrey, Charles, New England Marriages Prior to 1700., (Boston: New England Historic and Genealogical Society). [Torrey].

4. New England Historic and Genealogical Register. Vols. 1+, (Boston: New England Historic and Genealogical Register, 1845+), [NEHGR], 3:103; 33:164,170,182,192; 38:172.

5. Perley, Sidney, The History of Salem, Massachusetts, 3 vols., (Salem: Sidney Perley, 1924), [Salem], 3:141.

6. Booth, Charles Edwin, One Branch of the Booth Family, Showing the Lines of Connection with One Hundred Massachusetts Bay Colonists, (New York: privately printed, 1910), [Booth (1910)], 70.

7. Savage, James A., A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, 1860-1862., (Boston 1860-1862; rpt Baltimore 1955), [Savage], 1:371

8. DeForest, Louis Effingham, Our Colonial and Continental Ancestors: The Ancestry of Mr. and Mrs. Louis William Dommerich, (New York, N.Y.: The DeForest Publ. Co., 1930), [DommerichChart], 24.

9. Hassam, John T., The Cheever Family, (Boston: privately printed, 1896), [Cheever], 5.

10. Sibley, John Langdon, Biographical Sketches of Graduates of Harvard University, (Cambridge: C.W. Sever, 1873-85), [Sibley's Harv. Grad.], 2:38.

11. Ibid. 2:501.

12. [NEHGR], 33:170,192; 38:172.

13. Perley, Sidney, The History of Salem, Massachusetts, 3 vols., (Salem: Sidney Perley, 1924), [Salem], 1:283; 3:141.

14. Pope, Charles Henry, The Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire, 1623 to 1660, (Boston: C.H. Pope, 1908), [PopesPioneersofMEandNH], 292, 96.

15. Johnson, Alvin Page, Franklin D. Roosevelt's Colonial Ancestors; Their Part in Making American History, (Boston: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., ca. 1933), [RooseveltAnc], 89.

16. Essex Institute Historical Collections, vol. 1+, (Salem, Mass., 1859+), [EIHC], 54:123.

17. The Genealogical Magazine, (Salem, Mass.: Salem Press, 1890+), [GenMag or Putnam's Mag.], 7:9; 3:27.

18. Huntington, Rev. E. B., A Genealogical Memoir of the Lo-Lathrop Family, (Ridgefield Conn.: privately printed, 1884), [Lathrop], 407.

19. Farwell, John Dennis, Jane Harter Abbott, and Lillian M. Wilson, The Farwell Family, A History of Henry Farwell and His Wife Olive (Welby) Farwell of Boston, England, and of Concord and Chelmsford, Mass., 1605 to 1927, with Twelve Generations of Their Descendants; Also Many Lineages of Allied Families, 2 vols., (Rutland, Vt.: F.H. Farwell, 1929), [Farwell(1929)], 281.

20. Anderson, Robert Charles, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633., (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), [GreatMig.], II:1204.

21. Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts, 1636-1686, 9 volumes, (Salem 1911-1975), [EQC], 6:93-7.

22. The Probate Records of Essex County, [Essex Prob or EPR], 3:25-32.

23. Anderson, Robert Charles, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633., (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), [GreatMig.], II:1203.

24. Marblehead, Essex co., MA Vital Records. [MarbleheadVR], 515 [C.R. 1]

25. Ipswich, Essex co., MA Vital Records, [IpswichVR], I:85 [Ct. R.].

26. Shurtleff, Benjamin, The History of the Town of Revere, (Boston: 1937), [Shurtleff-Revere], 43.

27. Ibid. 427.

28. Chelsea, Suffolk co., MA Vital Records, [ChelseaVR], 464.

29. Ibid. 428.

30. [Shurtleff-Revere], 427-8.

31. Ibid. 428.

32. Ibid. 92.

33. Ibid. 42.

34. Ibid. 139.

35. [Sibley's Harv. Grad.], 2:505.

36. New England Historic and Genealogical Register. Vols. 1+, (Boston: New England Historic and Genealogical Register, 1845+), [NEHGR], 38:176.

37. Bill, Ledyard, History of the Bill Family, (New York, 1867), [Bill], 68.

38. Hassam, John T., The Cheever Family, (Boston: privately printed, 1896), [Cheever], 9.

39. [DommerichChart], 48.

40. Hudson, Charles, History of the Town of Lexington, Middlesex County, From its First Settlement to 1860, (2 vols.), (Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1913), [Lexington], 4:337.

41. Boston, Suffolk co., MA Vital Records, [BostonVR or BVR], 28:9.

42. [ChelseaVR], 463.

43. [BostonVR or BVR], 28:164.

44. [IpswichVR], I:521 [Ct. R.].

45. Essex County Archives, Salem Witchcraft, 1:36.

46. The Salem Witchcraft Trials: A Documentary History of 1692, (Salem, MA: The Nova Anglia Company, 2001), [SalemWitch], 15-16.

47. Ibid. 58.

48. Essex County Archives, Salem Witchcraft, 2:11.

49. Ibid. Withchcraft, 1:12-13.

50. The Salem Witchcraft Trials: A Documentary History of 1692, (Salem, MA: The Nova Anglia Company, 2001), [SalemWitch], 104-105.

51. Ibid. 107-8.

52. Essex County Archives, Salem Witchcraft, 1:13.

53. Ibid. Witchcraft, 1:11.

54. The Salem Witchcraft Trials: A Documentary History of 1692, (Salem, MA: The Nova Anglia Company, 2001), [SalemWitch], 357.

55. Salem, Essex co., MA Vital Records. [SalemVR], III:208

56. [Shurtleff-Revere], 76,84.

57. Lynn, Essex co., MA Vital Records, [LynnVR], II:455.

58. [BostonVR or BVR], 28:95.

59. [Shurtleff-Revere], 83.

60. Lewis, Alonzo, The History of Lynn, Including Nahant, (Boston: Samuel N. Dickinson, second edition, 1844), [LynnHist(1844)], 269-270.

61. [BostonVR or BVR], 28:3.

62. [Shurtleff-Revere], 76.

63. [LynnVR], II:93.

64. [Shurtleff-Revere], 84.

65. [BostonVR or BVR], 9:173.

66. Ibid. 9:189.

67. Ibid. 9:195.

68. Ibid. 2:220 [First Church].

69. Ibid. 9:200.

70. Ibid. 9:214.

71. [LynnVR], I:104.

72. Ibid. I:105.

73. Ibid. [P.R. 5 - Zaccheus Collins Diary].

74. Malden, Middlesex co., MA Vital Records, [MaldenVR], 95

75. [LynnVR], I:103.

76. [IpswichVR], II:96 [Ct. R.].

77. [Shurtleff-Revere], 85.

78. [LynnVR], II:151.

79. Beverly, Essex co., MA Vital Records, [BevVR], I:149 [C.R. 1 - First Parish Unitarian Church in Beverly].

80. Commonwealth of MA Vital Records, [MAVR], Death Records 1880, Volume 319, Page 230, #5, Lynn [Maria A. Sweetser].

81. [LynnVR], II:599.

82. Ibid. II:363.

83. Ibid. I:388.




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