Roy Family Genealogy

Benjamin Eddy

Male 1707 - 1799  (91 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Eddy 
    Born 30 Nov 1707  Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1731  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 5
    He was a tailor. 
    Married To 17 Nov 1733  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 5, 6
    Elizabeth Truesdale, the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Hammond) She was born on 12 March 1709 in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. She and Benjamin Eddy filed marriage intentions on 13 November 1733 in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Elizabeth died 15 November 1751 in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

    Issue:
    1. Tabitha Eddy (1734-1736)
    2. Elizabeth Eddy (1736-1737)
    3. Tabitha Eddy (1738-____)
    4. Benjamin Eddy (1739____)
    5. Hannah Eddy (1741-1742)
    6. Samuel Eddy (1744-____)
    7. John Eddy (1745-1786)
    8. Ward Eddy (1748-____) 
    Office Held 1735  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    He served as a Tithingman. 
    Office Held 1739  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    He served as the Hogreeve. He served as Hogreeve again in 1745. 
    Office Held 1744  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    He was the Hayward. 
    Office Held 1747  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    He was a Constable. 
    Office Held 1752 to 1753  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    He was the Sealer of Weights and Measures. He served as the Sealer again in 1756 and 1758.
     
    Married To 12 Apr 1753  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 5, 6
    Hannah Day. She was born about 1714 and she died 24 February 1794 in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. 
    Office Held 1757  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    He was a member of the School Committee. 
    Office Held 1758  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    He was the Surveyor of Highways, which office he served again in 1764. 
    Office Held 1763  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    He was a Warden. 
    Office Held 1764  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    He was the Surveyor of Wheat and Flour.
     
    Office Held 1766  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    He was the Overseer of the Workhouse. 
    Military 19 Apr 1775  [3
    He marched to the alarm (Lexington and Concord) though he was then 68 years old. He was a private in Capt. Amariah Fuller's Company. Between 9 December 1776 and 18 December 1776, he served with Lt. Joseph Craft's Company in the siege of Boston. 
    History 1777  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Benjamin Eddy lent the town of Newton 56 so that soldiers could be paid. 
    Moved To After 1794  Royalston, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • He moved after the death of his second wife, Hannah Day.
    Died 2 May 1799  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    • Bond (1860), Woodward (1982), and Daniels (1892) give his birth as 1798 in Royalston, Massachusetts.
    Person ID I12712  Roy Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2017 

    Father Samuel Eddy,   b. 4 Jun 1668, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1746, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elizabeth Woodward,   b. 8 May 1664, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1753  (Age 89 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 7 Dec 1693  Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 7, 8
    Family ID F1014  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Nov 1707 - Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - He was a tailor. - 1731 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried To - Elizabeth Truesdale, the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Hammond) She was born on 12 March 1709 in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. She and Benjamin Eddy filed marriage intentions on 13 November 1733 in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Elizabeth died 15 November 1751 in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Issue: 1. Tabitha Eddy (1734-1736) 2. Elizabeth Eddy (1736-1737) 3. Tabitha Eddy (1738-____) 4. Benjamin Eddy (1739____) 5. Hannah Eddy (1741-1742) 6. Samuel Eddy (1744-____) 7. John Eddy (1745-1786) 8. Ward Eddy (1748-____) - 17 Nov 1733 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He served as a Tithingman. - 1735 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He served as the Hogreeve. He served as Hogreeve again in 1745. - 1739 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He was the Hayward. - 1744 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He was a Constable. - 1747 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He was the Sealer of Weights and Measures. He served as the Sealer again in 1756 and 1758. - 1752 to 1753 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried To - Hannah Day. She was born about 1714 and she died 24 February 1794 in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. - 12 Apr 1753 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He was a member of the School Committee. - 1757 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He was the Surveyor of Highways, which office he served again in 1764. - 1758 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He was a Warden. - 1763 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He was the Surveyor of Wheat and Flour. - 1764 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He was the Overseer of the Workhouse. - 1766 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - Benjamin Eddy lent the town of Newton 56 so that soldiers could be paid. - 1777 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved To - After 1794 - Royalston, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 May 1799 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S463] Bond, Henry. Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts including Waltham and Weston, Reprint of 1860 Edition, (Boston: New England Historic-Genealogical Society, 1978).

    2. [S452] Woodward, Norma Slater. Descendants of Richard Woodward New England 1589-1982, (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1982).

    3. [S218] Eddy, Ruth Story Devereux. The Eddy Family in America, (Boston: The Eddy Family Association, 1930).

    4. [S661] Daniels, George F. History of the Town of Oxford, Massachusetts, (Oxford, Massachusetts: by the author, 1892).

    5. [S666] Ritter, Priscilla R. and Thelma Fleishman. Newton, Massachusetts, 1679-1779 A Biographical Directory, (Boston: New England Historic-Genealogical Society, 1982).

    6. [S665] Woods, Henry Ernest. Vital Records of Newton, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, (Boston: New England Historic-Genealogical Society, 1905).

    7. [S88] Paige, Lucius R. History of Cambridge, Massachusetts 1630-1877 with a Genealogical Register Reprint of 1877 ediiton, (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1986).

    8. [S86] Gozzaldi, Mary Isabella. History of Cambridge, Massachusetts 1630-1877 with a Genealogical Register - Supplement and Index Reprint of 1930 edition, (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1986).