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Benjamin Mayo

Benjamin Mayo

Male 1750 - 1797  (46 years)

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  • Name Benjamin Mayo 
    Born 11 Dec 1750  Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Abt 1772  [2
    He opened a public house in what is now North Orange. 
    Military 1777  [1
    He served in he Revolution as a Sergeant in Peter Proctor's Company, of which his brother, Joseph was a First Lieutenant, Col. Samuel William's Regiment. He marched to reinforce the Northern Army 10 July to 12 August 1777, a service of one month, nine days and 120 miles traveled. 
    History 1 Jan 1781  [2
    On 1 January 1781, in Benjamin Mayo's house, a committee met, which agreed to build a meeting house, more close to them. At the meeting were Benjamin Mayo; Nathan Goddard; Nehemiah Ward, serving as clerk; John Stow; Edward Ward; and Ebenezer Foskett. To this document they added the words, "Moreover, the subscribers do covenant, promise and agree that the said Meeting House is build and intended for a Congregational Church and Society to worship in; nevertheless, we do hereby covenant, promise and agree that whenever there shall be a Town, District or Parish set off by the General Court in this place then the said House shall be free for all the inhabitants thereof to hold all their legal, Town, District, or Parish meetings in." From this meeting house grew the Town of Orange, Massachusetts. The Meeting House was dedicated 31 March 1782 . Orange remained a "District" until 1810 because the Massachusetts General Court wanted to limit membership. 
    North Orange Church founded by Nehemiah Ward
    North Orange Church founded by Nehemiah Ward
    Office Held 15 Mar 1784  [2
    He was appointed the the Pound Keeper. 
    Historical Marker of the Orange Pound
    Historical Marker of the Orange Pound
    COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
    ORANGE
    INCORPORATED
    FEB. 24, 1810

    ORANGE TOWN POUND
    BUILT MID 1700'S

    USED TO HOLD STRAY FARM
    ANIMALS UNTIL CLAIMED BY
    THEIR OWNERS. A FEE WAS
    PAID FOR THEIR RELEASE.
    MOST COLONIAL TOWNS HAD
    A POUND; THIS IS ONE OF
    VERY FEW STILL STANDING.

    ERECTED BY
    ORANGE BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION
    The Orange Pound Today
    The Orange Pound Today
    he Orange Town Pound is located on Wheeler Avenue north of the intersection of E Road, on the right side of the road when traveling north.
    Office Held 1785  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    He was elected a selectman. 
    Died 2 May 1797  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried North Orange Cemetery, North Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gravestone of Benjamin Mayo
    Gravestone of Benjamin Mayo
    Benjamin Mayo Esq.
    Died
    May 2, 1797
    Æt 47
    Dolly Mayo
    His wife
    Died
    June 7, 1845
    Æt 88
    Person ID I437  Roy Family Genealogy | Roy Line
    Last Modified 27 Jul 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, 4, 5
    Family ID F430  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorothy Goddard,   b. 29 Jan 1758, Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1845, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 1773  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Marriage License 1 Nov 1773  Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Benjamin Mayo,   b. 24 Nov 1774, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1824, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  [Birth]
     2. Nathan Mayo,   b. 8 Mar 1777, Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1814, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)  [Birth]
     3. Calvin Mayo,   b. 18 Oct 1778, Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1845, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [Birth]
     4. Dolly Mayo,   b. 19 Feb 1781, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1793, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Stephen Mayo,   b. 2 Feb 1783, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1871, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [Birth]
     6. Esther Mayo,   b. 18 Apr 1785, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1813  (Age 28 years)  [Birth]
     7. Lucena Mayo,   b. 16 May 1787, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1879, Bunker Hill, Macoupin County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  [Birth]
     8. baby boy Mayo,   b. 7 Mar 1789, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1789, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
     9. Roxana Mayo,   b. 9 Dec 1791, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1795, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)  [Birth]
     10. Dolly Mayo,   b. 7 Jul 1793, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1860, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [Birth]
     11. William Mayo,   b. 20 Jul 1795, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1857, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [Birth]
     12. Roxana Mayo,   b. 21 Jun 1797, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1855, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F324  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Dec 1750 - Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1773 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage License - 1 Nov 1773 - Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He was elected a selectman. - 1785 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 May 1797 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - North Orange Cemetery, North Orange, 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. [S466] Ward, Martha E. History of North Orange, Massachusetts, (Orange, Massachusetts: North Orange Reunion Association & Enterprise and Journal, 1924).

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

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

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

    6. [S463] Bond, Henry. Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts including Waltham and Weston, (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1860).