John Swain, Jr. and Experience Folger

    John Swain, Jr. was born 1st 9 month 1664 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, the son of John Swain and Mary Weare. John was the first white male child born on the Island of Nantucket. John married Experience Folger. Experience was born in 1661 to Peter Folger and Mary Morrell. John settled at Polpis on the Island of Nantucket, Massachusetts with his father and brothers, Joseph and Benjamin. John died 29th 11 mo 1738 in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Experience died 4th 6 mo 1739 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

John and Experience's children are:

1. William Swain, born 2 Oct 1688 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, married Jemima Coffin 29th 1 mo (Mar) 1727 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, died (choked to death) 1st or 4th 3 mo 1770 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
2. Ruth Swain, born about 1695, married 1) George Coffin 4 Nov 1717 on Nantucket, Massachusetts and 2) Jonathan Upham in 1728, died 8th 2 mo 1775 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
3. Stephen Swain, born about 8 mo 1702, married 1) Eleanor Ellis 24 Nov 1723 in Nantucket, Massachusetts and 2) Catharine Sillevan 29 Nov 1734 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, died 14th or 18th 2 mo 1785 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
4. Hannah Swain, married Thomas Gardner 30 Nov 1724 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, died 3rd 12 mo or 12th 5 mo 1779 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
5. George Swain, born about 1709, married Love Paddack 5th 12 mo (Feb) 1729 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, died 8th 12 mo 1797 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
6. Eliakim Swain, married 1) Elisabeth Arthur 18 Apr 1717 in Nantucket, Massachusetts and 2) Abigail Coffin 27 Oct 1742 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, died 6th 5 mo 1750 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
7. Priscilla Swain, married Daniel Bunker 14 Nov 1717 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, died 12th 9 mo 1737 in Hudson, New York.
8. John Swain, married Mary Swett 6th 1 mo 1711/2 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, died 28th 2 mo 1744 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
9. Catharine Swain, married Robert Wyer 5 Jul 1720 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, died in 1783 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Sources:
1. Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1990 (originally published Boston, 1860-1862).
2. Database of the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record, Nantucket Historical Association (created from records collected by Eliza Starbuck Barney (1802-1889)).
3. Sparks, Jared, Life of Benjamin Franklin:  A Continuation of Franklin’s Autobiography, Boston:  Hilliard, Gray, & Co., 1836-40.
4. Austin, John Osborne, One Hundred and Sixty Allied Families, MA:  Privately printed, 1893.
5. Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. I—Births (A-F), Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1925.
6. Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. IV—Marriages (H-Z), Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1927.
7. Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. V—Deaths, Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1928.


Nantucket Births
FOLGER

Page 479
Experience, wife of John Swain (son of John and Mary), daughter of Peter [q. v.] and Mary Morrell, —, P. R. 38.[1]

Source:  Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. I—Births (A-F), Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1925.


Nantucket Births
SWAIN

Page 529
Catharine, wife of Robert Wyer of Charlestown, daughter of John Jr. and Experience (Folger), —, P. R. 38.

Page 535
Eliakim, husband of Elizabeth (daughter of John Arthur and Priscilla), husband of Abigail (widow of Nathaniel Woodbury, daughter of Jethro Coffin and Mary), son of John Jr. and Experience (Folger), —, P. R. 38.

Page 541
George, husband of Love (daughter of Nathaniel Paddack and Ann), son of John Jr. and Experience (Folger), —, P. R. 38.

Page 543
Hannah, wife of Thomas Gardner (son of George and Eunice), daughter of John Jr. and Experience (Folger), —, P. R. 38.

Page 548
John (Swaine), son of John, September 1, 1664. [Swain Jr., “1st white male child born at Nantucket,” husband of Experience (daughter of Peter Folger and Mary), son of John and Mary (Wyer), 1st, 9 mo., P. R. 38.]
John, husband of Mary (daughter of Moses Swett and Mary), son of John Jr. and Experience (Folger), —, P. R. 38.

Page 564
Priscilla, wife of Daniel (son of George Bunker and Deborah), daughter of John Jr. and Experience (Folger), —, P. R. 38.

Page 566
Ruth, wife of George Coffin (son of James Jr. and Ruth), wife of Jonathan Upham, daughter of John Jr. and Experience (Folger), —, P. R. 38.

Page 570
Stephen, husband of Eleanor (sister of Mordecai Ellis), husband of Catharine (widow of Edmond Heath), son of John Jr. and Experience (Folger), —, P. R. 38.

Page 574
William (Swaine), son of John Jr., October 2, 1688. [Swain, husband of Jemima (daughter of Peter Coffin 2d and Elizabeth), son of John Jr. and Experience (Folger), —, P. R. 38.

Source:  Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. II—Births (G-Z), Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1926.


Nantucket Marriages
SWAIN

Page 423
Eliakim (Swaine) and Elizabeth Arthur, April 18, 1717.[2]  [Swain, son of John Jr. and Experience (Folger), and Elizabeth Arthur (first wife), daughter of John and Priscilla (Gardner), P. R. 38. Swain and Elizabeth Arther, both of Nantucket, P. R. 68.[3]]
Eliakim and Abigail Woodbury, October 27, 1742.[4] [Eliakim, son of John Jr. and Experience (Folger), and Abigail Woodbury (second wife), widow of Nathaniel, daughter of Jethro Coffin and Mary (Gardner), P. R. 38.

Page 428
George, son of John and Experience of Sherborn in Nantucket, and Love Paddack, daughter of Nathaniell and Ann of Sherborn in Nantucket, 5th, 12 mo., “called February,” 1729, in Nantucket, C. R. 4.  [George, son of John Jr. and Experience (Folger), P. R. 38.]

Page 429
Hannah (Swaine) and Thomas Gardner, November 30, 1724.[5] [Swain, daughter of John Jr. and Experience (Folger), and Thomas Gardner, son of George and Eunice (Starbuck), P. R. 38.]

Page 432
…John (Swaine) and Mary Swett, 6th, 1 mo. 1711-12.[5] [Swain, son of John Jr. and Experience (Folger), and Mary Swett, daughter of Moses and Mary (Hussey), —, 1711, P. R. 38.]

Page 434
Katherine (Swaine) and Robert Wier, both of Nantucket, July 5, 1720, in Nantucket.[6] [Catharine Swain, daughter of John Jr. and Experience (Folger), and Robert Wyer of Charlestown, P. R. 38. Katharin Swain and Robert Wier, July 7, P. R. 68.]

Page 444
Prissilla (Swaine) and Daniel Bunker, both of Nantucket, November 14, 1717.[7] [Priscilla Swain, daughter of John Jr. and Experience (Folger), and Daniel Bunker, son of George and Deborah (Coffin), 14th, 11 mo., P. R. 38. Prissilla Swain, both of Nantucket, Nov. 14, P. R. 68.]

Page 446
Ruth (Swaine) and George Coffin, both of Nantucket, November 4, 1717.[8] [Swain, daughter of John Jr. and Experience (Folger), and George Coffin, son of James and Ruth (Gardner), 4th, 11 mo., P. R. 38. Swain, both of Nantucket, Nov. 14, P. R. 68.]

Page 449
Stephen (Swaine) and Elenor Ellis, both of Nantucket, November 24, 1723.[9] [Swain, son of John Jr. and Experience (Folger), and Eleanor Ellis, P. R. 38. Swain and Ellener Ellis, P. R. 68.]

Page 450
Stephen and Katherine Heath, November 29, 1734.[10] [Stephen, son of John Jr. and Experience (Folger), and Catharine Sillevan Heath (second wife), widow of Edmond, P. R. 38. Katharin, both of Nantucket, P. R. 68.]

Page 453
William, son of John and Experience of Sherborn in Nantucket, and Jemima Coffin, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth both dec’d of Nantucket, 29th, 1 mo., “called March,” 1727, in Nantucket, C. R. 4. [William, son of John Jr. and Experience (Folger) and Jemima Coffin, daughter of Peter 2d and Elizabeth (Starbuck), P. R. 38.]

Source:  Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. IV—Marriages (H-Z), Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1927.


Nantucket Deaths
BUNKER

Page 92
Priscilla, wife of Daniel (son of George and Deborah), daughter of John Swain Jr. and Experience (Folger), 12th, 9 mo. 1737, in Hudson, N.Y., P. R. 38.

GARDNER

Page 302
Hannah, wife of Thomas (son of George and Eunice), daughter of John Swain Jr. and Experience (Folger), 3d, 12 mo. 1779, P. R. 38. [12th 5 mo., P. R. 63.[11]]

SWAIN

Page 562
Eliakim, husband of Elizabeth (daughter of John Arthur and Priscilla), husband of Abigail (widow of Nathaniel Woodbury, daughter of Jethro Coffin and Mary), daughter of John Jr. and Experience (Folger), 6th, 5 mo. 1750, P. R. 38.

Page 564
Experience, wife of John Jr. (son of John and Mary), daughter of Peter Folger and Mary Morrell, 23d, 8 mo. [duplicate entry, 4th, 6 mo.], 1739, P. R. 38. [4th, 6 mo., P. R. 63.]

Page 565
George, husband of Love, 8th, 12 mo. 1797, C. R. 4.  [husband of Love (Paddack), son of John Jr. and Experience (Folger), age 88, P. R. 38.]

Page 568
John Jr., husband of Experience (daughter of Peter Folger and Mary), son of John and Mary (Wyer), 29th, 11 mo. 1738, P. R. 38. [John 2d, age 73, P. R. 63.]
John, husband of Mary (daughter of Moses Swett and Mary), son of John Jr. and Experience (Folger), 28th, 2 mo. 1744, P. R. 38.

Page 579
Stephen, husband of Eleanor (sister of Mordecai Ellis), husband of Catharine (widow of Edmond Heath), son of John Jr. and Experience (Folger), 18th, 2 mo. 1785, P. R. 38. [14th, 2 mo., age 82 years 6 months, P. R. 63.]

Page 581
William, husband of Jemima, 1st, 3 mo. 1770, C. R. 4. [husband of Jemima (daughter of Peter Coffin and Elizabeth), son of John Jr. and Experience (Folger), choked with meat, P. R. 38. 4th, 3 mo., P. R. 63.]

UPHAM

Page 594
Ruth, second wife of Jonathan, widow of George Coffin (son of James Jr. and Ruth), son of John Swain Jr. and Experience (Folger), 8th, 2 mo. 1775, age 80, P. R. 38.

WYER

Page 621
Catharine, husband of Robert of Charlestown, son of John Swain Jr. and Experience (Folger), —, 1783, P. R. 38.

Source: Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. V—Deaths, Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1928.


Records from the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record

John Swain Jun. (M)
b. 1664, d. 29 Nov 1738, #2470
John Swain Jun. married Experience Folger, daughter of Peter Folger and Mary Morrell. John Swain Jun. was born in 1664. He was the son of John Swain and Mary Wyer. John Swain Jun. died on 29 November 1738. He witnessed 1st white male child born on the Island in 1664.
Children of John Swain Jun. and Experience Folger:
Hannah Swain   ( - 03 Dec 1779)
George Swain   ( - 08 Dec 1797)
Eliakim Swain   ( - 06 May 1750)
Ruth Swain   ( - 08 Feb 1775)
Priscilla Swain   ( - 12 Sep 1737)
Stephen Swain   ( - 18 Feb 1785)
John Swain   ( - 28 Feb 1744)
Catharine Swain   ( - 1783)
William Swain   (1688 - 04 Mar 1770)

Experience Folger (F)
b. 1661, d. 23 Aug 1739, #2471
Experience Folger married John Swain Jun., son of John Swain and Mary Wyer. Experience Folger was born in 1661. She was the daughter of Peter Folger and Mary Morrell. Experience Folger died on 4 June 1739. She died on 23 August 1739.
Her married name was Swain.

Hannah Swain (F)
d. 03 Dec 1779, #575
Hannah Swain was the daughter of John Swain Jun. and Experience Folger. Hannah Swain married Thomas Gardner, son of George Gardner and Eunice Starbuck, in 1724. Hannah Swain died on 3 December 1779.
Her married name was Gardner.
Children of Hannah Swain and Thomas Gardner:
Abraham Gardner
Eunice Gardner   (01 Oct 1726 - 16 Oct 1758)
Elisabeth Gardner   (23 Jul 1732 - 17 Apr 1764)
Thomas Gardner Jun.   (26 May 1736 - 09 Apr 1830)
Alexander Gardner   (1740 - 01 Aug 1798)
Anna Gardner   (05 Aug 1742 - 01 Feb 1829)
Priscilla Gardner   (20 Mar 1745 - 16 Apr 1816)
Zephaniah Gardner   (13 Apr 1748 - 13 Mar 1812)
Thomas Gardner (M)
b. 1701, d. 14 Apr 1784, #574
Thomas Gardner was born in 1701. He was the son of George Gardner and Eunice Starbuck. Thomas Gardner was born on 21 May 1701. He married Hannah Swain, daughter of John Swain Jun. and Experience Folger, in 1724. Thomas Gardner died on 14 April 1784.

George Swain (M)
d. 08 Dec 1797, #2157
George Swain was the son of John Swain Jun. and Experience Folger. George Swain married Love Paddack, daughter of Nathaniel Paddack and Ann Bunker. George Swain died on 8 December 1797; Age 88.
Children of George Swain and Love Paddack:
Daniel Swain   (01 Sep 1731 - 19 Oct 1797)
Phebe Swain   (12 Jan 1734 - 08 Jan 1794)
Love Swain   (16 Oct 1739)
George Swain Jun.   (05 Sep 1744 - 1766)
Sarah Swain   (c 1749)
Love Paddack (F)
b. 1711, d. 28 Jul 1792, #2158
Love Paddack married George Swain, son of John Swain Jun. and Experience Folger. Love Paddack was born in 1711. She was the daughter of Nathaniel Paddack and Ann Bunker. Love Paddack died on 28 July 1792. Her married name was Swain.

Eliakim Swain (M)
d. 06 May 1750, #2469
Eliakim Swain was the son of John Swain Jun. and Experience Folger. Eliakim Swain married Elisabeth Arthur, daughter of John Arthur and Priscilla Gardner, circa 1718. Eliakim Swain married Abigail Coffin, daughter of Jethro Coffin and Mary Gardner, circa 1742. Eliakim Swain died on 6 May 1750; Date crossed out and “7-5-1750” written at Vol. VI, p. 172.
Children of Eliakim Swain and Elisabeth Arthur:
Charles Swain   (13 Apr 1719 - 04 Jun 1803)
Priscilla Swain   (09 Nov 1723 - 01 Dec 1783)
Rachael Swain   (12 May 1729 - 06 Oct 1790)
Lydia Swain   (09 Feb 1731 or 1732 - 23 Nov 1772)
Timothy Swain   (16 Oct 1734 - 18 Apr 1818)
Child of Eliakim Swain and Abigail Coffin:
Hannah Swain   (06 Jun 1743 - 16 May 1819)
Elisabeth Arthur (F)
d. 28 Sep 1741, #2468
Elisabeth Arthur was the daughter of John Arthur and Priscilla Gardner. Elisabeth Arthur married Eliakim Swain, son of John Swain Jun. and Experience Folger, circa 1718. Elisabeth Arthur died on 28 September 1741.
Her married name was Swain.
Abigail Coffin (F)
b. 1701, d. 07 Jul 1782, #9312
Abigail Coffin married Nathaniel Woodbury. Abigail Coffin was born in 1701. She was the daughter of Jethro Coffin and Mary Gardner. Abigail Coffin married Eliakim Swain, son of John Swain Jun. and Experience Folger, circa 1742. Abigail Coffin died on 7 July 1782. Her married name was Swain. Her married name was Woodbury.

Ruth Swain (F)
d. 08 Feb 1775, #7372
Ruth Swain was the daughter of John Swain Jun. and Experience Folger. Ruth Swain married George Coffin, son of James Coffin and Ruth Gardner, in 1717. Ruth Swain married Jonathan Upham in 1728; His 2nd wife. (m. in 10-1728). Ruth Swain died on 8 February 1775; A. 80. Her married name was Upham. Her married name was Coffin.
Children of Ruth Swain and George Coffin:
Abigail Coffin   (23 Jul 1719 - 27 Jun 1801)
Eunice Coffin   (25 Aug 1721 - 02 Jan 1776)
Priscilla Coffin   (24 May 1724 - 26 Sep 1806)
Children of Ruth Swain and Jonathan Upham:
Anna Upham   (1735 - 1769)
Elisabeth Upham   (17 Oct 1749 - 25 Aug 1788)
George Coffin (M)
b. 1693, d. 1727, #7371
George Coffin was born in 1693. He was the son of James Coffin and Ruth Gardner. George Coffin married Ruth Swain, daughter of John Swain Jun. and Experience Folger, in 1717. George Coffin died in 1727; (d. 8-1727).
Jonathan Upham (M)
d. 1750, #12226
Jonathan Upham married Ruth Pease, daughter of Stephen Pease and Deborah Gardner, circa 1718; His 1st wife. Jonathan Upham married Ruth Swain, daughter of John Swain Jun. and Experience Folger, in 1728; His 2nd wife. (m. in 10-1728). Jonathan Upham died in 1750.
He was also known as John Upham.

Priscilla Swain (F)
d. 12 Sep 1737, #7420
Priscilla Swain was the daughter of John Swain Jun. and Experience Folger. Priscilla Swain married Daniel Bunker, son of George Bunker and Deborah Coffin, in 1717. Priscilla Swain died on 12 September 1737.
Her married name was Bunker.
Children of Priscilla Swain and Daniel Bunker:
Ruth Bunker   (23 Jul 1721 - 28 Oct 1739)
Joseph Bunker   (21 Aug 1727 - 28 Dec 1792)
Deborah Bunker   (20 Feb 1729 or 1730)
Sylvanus Bunker   (24 Feb 1732 - 18 Jul 1793)
Daniel Bunker (M)
b. 1696, d. 05 Oct 1746, #7419
Daniel Bunker was born in 1696; Written as: Aug. 16-1697. He was the son of George Bunker and Deborah Coffin. Daniel Bunker married Priscilla Swain, daughter of John Swain Jun. and Experience Folger, in 1717. Daniel Bunker married Margaret Coffin, daughter of Peter (called Nope) Coffin and Hope Gardner, in 1741; 2nd Marriage for both. Daniel Bunker died on 5 October 1746 at Hudson; 5-11-1746 given at Vol. I, p. 165. They both died in Hudson.

Stephen Swain (M)
d. 18 Feb 1785, #8038
Stephen Swain was the son of John Swain Jun. and Experience Folger. Stephen Swain married Eleanor Ellis in 1723. Stephen Swain married Catharine Sillevan in 1734; (m. 11-1734). Stephen Swain died on 18 February 1785.
Child of Stephen Swain and Catharine Sillevan:
Abigail Swain   ( - 30 Apr 1789)
Children of Stephen Swain and Eleanor Ellis:
Stephen Swain
Hepsabeth Swain   ( - 1780)
Elisabeth Swain   ( - 1811)
Eleanor Swain
Reuben Swain   (1724 - 17 Apr 1807)
Catharine Sillevan (F)
b. 1700, d. 08 Feb 1786, #510
Catharine Sillevan was born in 1700. She married Edmond Heath circa 1718. Catharine Sillevan married Stephen Swain, son of John Swain Jun. and Experience Folger, in 1734; (m. 11-1734). Catharine Sillevan died on 8 February 1786.
The nationality of Catharine Sillevan was "A French girl from Cape Breton." Her married name was Swain. Her married name was Heath.
Eleanor Ellis (F)
#8039
Eleanor Ellis was the sister of Mordicai. She married Stephen Swain, son of John Swain Jun. and Experience Folger, in 1723. Her married name was Swain.

John Swain (M)
d. 28 Feb 1744, #11934
John Swain was the son of John Swain Jun. and Experience Folger. John Swain married Mary Swett Jun., daughter of Moses Swett and Mary Hussey, in 1711. John Swain died on 28 February 1744.
Children of John Swain and Mary Swett Jun.:
Francis Swain   ( - 19 Aug 1783)
Elijah Swain   ( - 26 Jul 1789)
Tristram Swain   ( - 21 Apr 1796)
Seth Swain
Anna Swain   ( - 14 Feb 1801)
Priscilla Swain   ( - 11 Aug 1795)
Ruth Swain
Christian Swain   (1712 - 25 May 1790)
Eunice Swain   (30 Jun 1731 - 18 Apr 1816)
Jemima Swain   (26 Jun 1733 - 09 Dec 1822)
Mary Swett Jun. (F)
b. 1682, d. 16 Feb 1751, #11935
Mary Swett Jun. was born in 1682. She was the daughter of Moses Swett and Mary Hussey. Mary Swett Jun. married John Swain, son of John Swain Jun. and Experience Folger, in 1711. Mary Swett Jun. married Samuel Gardner, son of James Gardner and Mary Starbuck, after 1744; Wid. of John Swain 3rd. No chn. Mary Swett Jun. died on 16 February 1751. Her married name was Gardner. Her married name was Swain.

Catharine Swain (F)
d. 1783, #17543
Catharine Swain was the daughter of John Swain Jun. and Experience Folger. Catharine Swain married Robert Wyer in 1720. Catharine Swain died in 1783. Her married name was Wyer.
Children of Catharine Swain and Robert Wyer:
Mary Wyer   ( - 17 Oct 1792)
Elisabeth Wyer   ( - 06 Oct 1784)
Ruth Wyer
Phebe Wyer   ( - 29 May 1772)
Hepsabeth Wyer   (1731 - 29 Jul 1812)
William Wyer   (18 Apr 1733 - 08 May 1812)
Zachary Wyer   (13 Feb 1735 - 1818)
Robert Wyer Jun.   (05 May 1737 - 28 Sep 1816)
Robert Wyer (M)
d. 1761, #17542
Robert Wyer was born; Came from Charlestown, Mass. He married Catharine Swain, daughter of John Swain Jun. and Experience Folger, in 1720. Robert Wyer died in 1761.

William Swain (M)
b. 1688, d. 04 Mar 1770, #8064
William Swain was born in 1688. He was the son of John Swain Jun. and Experience Folger. William Swain married Jemima Coffin, daughter of Peter Coffin and Elisabeth Starbuck, in 1726; Date of 1727 given at Vol. VI, p. 171. William Swain died on 4 March 1770; He was choked at dinner. He was choked with meat.
Children of William Swain and Jemima Coffin:
John Swain   ( - 31 Aug 1772)
Hepsabeth Swain   (18 Oct 1727)
William Swain   (21 Jan 1729 or 1730 - 04 Mar 1773)
Jemima Coffin (F)
b. 1695, d. 06 Apr 1766, #8065
Jemima Coffin was born in 1695. She was the daughter of Peter Coffin and Elisabeth Starbuck. Jemima Coffin married William Swain, son of John Swain Jun. and Experience Folger, in 1726; Date of 1727 given at Vol. VI, p. 171. Jemima Coffin died on 6 April 1766; A. 70. Her married name was Swain.

Source:  Database of the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record, Nantucket Historical Association (created from records collected by Eliza Starbuck Barney (1802-1889)).[12]


Footnotes

[1] Note in Vital Records:  “P. R. 38—private record, from the William C. Folger genealogical records in possession of the Nantucket Historical Association (This compilation has been used because of the valuable clues it affords, but its statements should be received with caution, as it is not free from errors. It should also be understood that in many instances the events recorded did not take place in Nantucket, and in a few cases attention has been called to the question of residence.)”
[2] Note in Vital Records:  “Intention not recorded.”
[3] Note in Vital Records:  “P. R. 68—private record, from a copy of a record of marriages kept by George and Caleb Bunker of Nantucket, justices of the peace, printed in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume 51.”
[4] Note in Vital Records:  “Intention not recorded.”
[5] Note in Vital Records:  “C. R. 4—church record, Society of Friends.”
[6] Note in Vital Records:  “Intention not recorded.”
[7] Note in Vital Records:  “Intention not recorded.”
[8] Note in Vital Records:  “Intention not recorded.”
[9] Note in Vital Records:  “Intention not recorded.”
[10] Note in Vital Records:  “Intention not recorded.”
[11] Note in Vital Records:  “P. R. 63—private record, from a copy of a manuscript kept by Hon. Isaac Coffin, Judge of Probate, in the possession of the Nantucket Atheneum.”
[12] From the Nantucket Historical Association: “NHA staff consider the Barney Record to be its most reliable and comprehensive—although not infallible—genealogical resource.”


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