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Caleb Mayo, Esq.

Male 1754 - 1836  (81 years)


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  • Name Caleb Mayo 
    Suffix Esq. 
    Born 28 Sep 1754  Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military 1775  [1
    Upon hearing of the beginnings of the Revolution in Boston, Caleb traveled to Boston with two horses, which he used to haul brush to help build the fortifications on Bunker Hill. He fought in that battle, but there ends his Revolutionary service. 
    Married To 17 Oct 1776  Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Molly Richards, the daughter of Nathaniel and Mary (Whiting) Richards. She was born on 15 April 1758 in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. She died on Tuesday 11 April 1837 in Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts. Molly's gravestone inscription in Warwick Cemetery, reads:
    Molly
    wife of
    Caleb Mayo Esq.
    Died April 11, 1837
    Aged
    89 Years

    Issue:
    1. Polly Mayo (1779-1820)
    2. Caleb Mayo Jr. (1781-1803)
    3. Joel Mayo (1783-1841)
    4. Sally Mayo (1784-1838)
    5. Elizabeth Mayo (1786-1829)
    6. Fanny Mayo (1787-____)
    7. Lucretia Mayo (1789-1828)
    8. Harriet Mayo (1791-1807)
    9. Hannah Mayo (1793-1868)
    10. Mariah Mayo (1795-1819)
    11. Amory Mayo (1797-1857)
    12. Edward Mayo (1802-1885) 
    • Mayo (1965) gives her father as Paul Dudley Richards, a famous tavern keeper.
    History say 1780  Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Morse (1963) in his History of Warwick, says of him, "Caleb was to leave the most lasting impression on Warwick. He settled at Mayp's Four Corners in the eastern part of the town, where he was a merchant and a farmer besides engaging in civic and church affairs. Squire Mayo, as he was known, was famous as the father of eight very beautiful daughters who stimulated church attendance among eligible males by their presence." 
    Occupation say 1781  Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    He was a store owner and kept a public house. 
    Office Held 30 Mar 1788  Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    He was elected a Selectman and served for nine years. 
    Office Held 1789  Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    He served on the School Committee, and for seven years was the Representative to the Massachusetts General Court. 
    Office Held 1798  Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    He was a Justice of the Peace. Starting in 1798, his marriages were listed in the Warwick records. 
    History 1835  Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    At the turn of the century, he was described by an old timer in Warwick thusly: "[He was] of noble and commanding appearance and his knowledge and long residence gave him much sway and influence with this townsman. He took much pride in his large promising family and justly might such a group be a parent's delight. The girls were handsome, ...finely rounded forms, clear sparkling eyes and delicate fairness of complexion.
    Religion 1836  Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    He had pew number 29 in the Unitarian Church listed at $72 and the most expensive in the church. 
    Died 28 Feb 1836  Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 6
    Buried Warwick Cemetery, Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    • Caleb Mayo Esq.
      died Feb. 28, 1838
      Aged 83 years
    Person ID I15013  Roy Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2018 

    Father Joseph Mayo,   b. 28 Feb 1720/21, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1776, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Esther Kenrick,   b. 26 Apr 1726, Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1775, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 14 Nov 1745  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 8
    Family ID F430  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Sep 1754 - Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried To - Molly Richards, the daughter of Nathaniel and Mary (Whiting) Richards. She was born on 15 April 1758 in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. She died on Tuesday 11 April 1837 in Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts. Molly's gravestone inscription in Warwick Cemetery, reads:
    Molly wife of Caleb Mayo Esq. Died April 11, 1837 Aged 89 Years
    Issue: 1. Polly Mayo (1779-1820) 2. Caleb Mayo Jr. (1781-1803) 3. Joel Mayo (1783-1841) 4. Sally Mayo (1784-1838) 5. Elizabeth Mayo (1786-1829) 6. Fanny Mayo (1787-____) 7. Lucretia Mayo (1789-1828) 8. Harriet Mayo (1791-1807) 9. Hannah Mayo (1793-1868) 10. Mariah Mayo (1795-1819) 11. Amory Mayo (1797-1857) 12. Edward Mayo (1802-1885) - 17 Oct 1776 - Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
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    Link to Google MapsHistory - Morse (1963) in his History of Warwick, says of him, "Caleb was to leave the most lasting impression on Warwick. He settled at Mayp's Four Corners in the eastern part of the town, where he was a merchant and a farmer besides engaging in civic and church affairs. Squire Mayo, as he was known, was famous as the father of eight very beautiful daughters who stimulated church attendance among eligible males by their presence." - say 1780 - Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - He was a store owner and kept a public house. - say 1781 - Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He was elected a Selectman and served for nine years. - 30 Mar 1788 - Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He served on the School Committee, and for seven years was the Representative to the Massachusetts General Court. - 1789 - Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He was a Justice of the Peace. Starting in 1798, his marriages were listed in the Warwick records. - 1798 - Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - At the turn of the century, he was described by an old timer in Warwick thusly: "[He was] of noble and commanding appearance and his knowledge and long residence gave him much sway and influence with this townsman. He took much pride in his large promising family and justly might such a group be a parent's delight. The girls were handsome, ...finely rounded forms, clear sparkling eyes and delicate fairness of complexion." - 1835 - Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - He had pew number 29 in the Unitarian Church listed at $72 and the most expensive in the church. - 1836 - Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Feb 1836 - Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Warwick Cemetery, Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S454] Mayo, Chester Garst. John Mayo of Roxbury, Massachusetts 1630-1688 A Genealogical and Biographical Record of His Descendants, (Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1965).

    2. [S974] Systematic History Fund. Vital Records of Roxbury, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 volume 1 - Births , (Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1911).

    3. [S975] Systematic History Fund. Vital Records of Roxbury, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 volume 2 Marriages and Deaths, (Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1911).

    4. [S460] Fiske, Arthur D. Cemetery Records of Orange, Franklin Co., Mass., (Seattle, Washington: Seattle Genealogical Society, 1963).

    5. [S489] Amidon, Ryan M. Warwick Cemetery, Franklin County, Massachusetts, Rt. 78., (Gardner, Massachusetts: manuscript, 2001).

    6. [S1036] Morse, Charles A. Warwick, Massachusetts - Biography of a Town>, (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Dresser, Chapman & Grimes, 1963).

    7. [S456] Jackson, Francis. A History of the Early Settlement of Newton, County of Middlesex, Massachusetts, from 1639 to 1800, (Boston: Stacy and Richardson, 1854).

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