Robert/2 Stetson

M, #4591, (29 January 1653/54 - )
Father*Cornet Robert/1 Stetson1 b. c 1613, d. 1 Feb 1702/3
Mother*Honour Tucker1 b. s 1620
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1p Brooks
Descendants of Deborah/2p Brooks
Last Edited:21 Aug 2017

Children with Deborah/2p Brooks:

Robert/2 Stetson Jr. was born 29 Jan 1653/54 at Scituate, Massachusetts,and there baptised 26 Feb following at the Second Church.1,2 Unmarried in 1675-76, when he had an illegitimate child with Elizabeth, daughter of Walter Woodworth.3 He married, probably between 1676 and 1678 at Scituate, Deborah/2p Brooks, daughter of William/1p Brooks and (–?–) (–?–). (The death record of Peleg Stetson at Pembroke records the boy as son of Robert and Deborah.) Robert may also have fathered the son Beriah Brooks born to Deborah 20 Mar 1674; no father is named in the record.4
     Evelyn Beran writes, "Robert was the Cornet's namesake, and the child of his old age, the only child not given a biblical name, and the only one to sow abundant wild oats in his youth. In 1676 Robert set up housekeeping in Scituate, but this same year a band of Narragansett Indians descended upon Scituate and burned many houses, among them the home of Robert Stetson Jr. It is not known how long he remained in Scituate. After their home was destroyed, they went to Duxbury, where they were living in 1700, when on 19 July 1700 his father, the Cornet, gave his son Robert of Duxborough 40 acres of upland and meadow lying in Scituate on the easterly side of North River—part of the tract called the 'Two Mile.' Robert Stetson, with his sons Isaac and Timothy operated the mill on the Herring Brook in Duxbury in 1707. In 1709/1710, in the division of the common land of Duxbury, Robert was given a grant of 100 acres, which land served as one of the boundaries in laying out the new lots. When Pembroke was incorporated in 1711/1712, Robert Stetson with at least seven children with their families were present, and with the 100 acres (then in Duxbury) were included in the new township of Pembroke. Some have interpreted the Cornet's will, which bequeathed his 'Wearing Cloaths' to son Robert, with what he had formerly given him, as a way of disinheriting Robert, but Robert had already received his inheritance via the grant of land in 1700.5
     "Different sources give conflicting reports on whether Robert Stetson Jr. married Deborah Brooks or her sister Joanna or both. Briggs claims he married both, and places Robert's marriage to Deborah at 1674, age 20, allowing time for son Peleg who died 29 June 1713 ('Peleg, son of Robert and Deborah Stetson' according to the Pembroke record) to be born before Robert's marriage in 1676 to Joanna Brooks. Deane says under Brooks that Deborah married Robert Stetson, and gives no spouse for Joanna; under Stetson, he says that Robert Stetson Jr. married Joanna Brooks 1670. Savage says under Brooks that Deborah married Robert Stetson and Joanna married John Besbedge, but under Stetson he says that Robert Stetson 'm. 1676, Joanna Brooks, says Barry, the later and higher authority, though Deane says Deborah, daughter of William'. Stetson suggests Robert might have married both, Deborah being the second wife—improbable if it was her sister Joanna Brooks who married John Bisby in 1687. Torrey says Deborah married Robert Stetson 1675-1678, and Joanna married John Bisby 13 September 1687."5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S485] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 1:335, Robert Stetson b.
  2. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Records of the Second Church of Scituate, Now the First Unitarian Church of Norwell, Mass.," 57:84 (Jan 1903).
  3. [S648] Anderson, Sanborn and Sanborn, The Great Migration Begins, 3:2066.
  4. [S431] Evelyn S. Beran (Madison, WI, e-mail address), research shared with the author, 1997–2002, citing Stetson Descendants, Torrey.
  5. [S431] Beran, citing a collective bibliography of Briggs, Stetson, Deane, Holman, Savage, Torrey, and The American Genealogist and New Haven Genealogical Magazine.

Joanna/2p Brooks

F, #4592, (16 October 1659 - 17 August 1726)
Father*William/1p Brooks1 b. 1615
Mother*(–?–) (–?–)1 d. b Mar 1665/66
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1p Brooks
Descendants of Joanna/2p Brooks
Last Edited:28 Jul 2017

Children with John/2 Bisbee:

Joanna/2p Brooks, baptised 16 Oct 1659 at the Second Church, Scituate, Massachusetts2,1, married, 13 Sep 1687 at Marshfield, John/2 Bisbee of Duxbury, son of Elisha/1 Bisbee and Joanna (–?–). (Their siblings Thomas Brooks and Hannah Bisbee also married.)3,4 Johannah Besby was a member of the Second Church, Scituate, 1704.5 She died at Pembroke 17 Aug 1726, a. 666, and her husband died there 4 Sep following, a. 80.7

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S485] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 1:50, Johanna Brook bp.
  2. [S106] NEHGS Register, 57:86.
  3. [S431] Evelyn S. Beran (Madison, WI, e-mail address), research shared with the author, 1997–2002, citing Torrey, p. unrecorded.
  4. [S520] Anderson, Sanborn and Sanborn, The Great Migration, 1634–1635, 1:412-15, William Brooks.
  5. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Records of the Second Church of Scituate, Now the First Unitarian Church of Norwell, Mass." (Jul 1903), 57:322.
  6. [S1023] Vital Records of Pembroke, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, 389, Hannah Bisbe d.; Johanna Bisbee d.
  7. [S1023] Pembroke VR, 389, John Bisbee d.
  8. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:34, Martha Besbe bp.
  9. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:34, John Besbey bp.
  10. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:34, Elijah Besby bp.
  11. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:34, Mary Besby bp.
  12. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:34, Moses Besby bp.
  13. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:34, Elisha Besby bp.
  14. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:34, Aron Besby bp.
  15. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:34, Hopestil Besby bp.

John/2 Bisbee

M, #4593, (21 December 1645 - 4 September 1726)
Father*Elisha/1 Bisbee1 b. s 1620, d. 12 Nov 1695
Mother*Joanna (–?–)1 b. s 1621
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1p Brooks
Descendants of Joanna/2p Brooks
Last Edited:28 Jul 2017

Children with Joanna/2p Brooks:

John/2 Bisbee was baptised 21 Dec 1645 at the Second Church, Scituate, Massachusetts.1 He lived at Marshfield, and at Duxbury (later Pembroke)2,3, and married, 13 Sep 1687 at Marshfield, Joanna/2p Brooks of Marshfield, daughter of William/1p Brooks and (–?–) (–?–). (Their siblings Hannah Bisbee and Thomas Brooks also married.)4,5 Received a bequest in his father's will, 6 Apr 1688.6 His wife Joanna died at Pembroke 17 Aug 1726, a. 667, and he died there 4 Sep following, a. 80.8

Local Notes:

Property4 Feb 1663The will of Thomas Bird of Scituate disposes of his house between John Bisbee's and Thomas Oldham's.9

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S485] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 1:34, John Besby bp.
  2. [S36] James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary, 1:263: "of Duxbury."
  3. [S431] Evelyn S. Beran (Madison, WI, e-mail address), research shared with the author, 1997–2002, citing a collected bibliography of Briggs, Stetson, Deane, Holman, Savage, Torrey, The American Genealogist, and New Haven Genealogical Magazine.
  4. [S431] Beran, citing Torrey, p. unrecorded.
  5. [S520] Anderson, Sanborn and Sanborn, The Great Migration, 1634–1635, 1:412-15, William Brooks.
  6. [S288] Charles Henry Pope, Pioneers of Massachusetts, 47, Elisha Bisby.
  7. [S1023] Vital Records of Pembroke, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, 389, Hannah Bisbe d.; Johanna Bisbee d.
  8. [S1023] Pembroke VR, 389, John Bisbee d.
  9. [S1678] "A Bisbee Family History," citing Frank Jones Bisbee, Genealogy of the Bisbee Family (1956; reprint, Decatur, MI: Johnson Graphics, 1992), citing Second Church, Pembroke records.
  10. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:34, Martha Besbe bp.
  11. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:34, John Besbey bp.
  12. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:34, Elijah Besby bp.
  13. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:34, Mary Besby bp.
  14. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:34, Moses Besby bp.
  15. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:34, Elisha Besby bp.
  16. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:34, Aron Besby bp.
  17. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:34, Hopestil Besby bp.