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Notes for John Root and Mary Ashley

1664 John Root and Mary Ashley were married on October 18 in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. "John Roote of Farmington joyned in marriage with Mary Ashley of this Town Oct 18th 1664." [1] [2]

1667 Mary Root, daughter of John and Mary Root, was born on September 22 in Westfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [3]

1668/69 John Roote was one of four men appointed to lay out land granted by Springfield to Woronoco (Westfield) at "ye Generll Towne Meeting of ye first Tuesday in February being ye 2e day of the Month Anno Dm 1668." [4]

And Whereas the Honnord Genrll Corte in October last uppon a petition presented to ym from ye People dwelling at Woronoco, for inlargmt of their accommodations of land, &c Did make an addition of land to them to ye Content of Six mile square, & left it to this Town of Springfeild or whom we should appoynt for ye managmt of ye matter: This Towne doth now therefore Order & appoynt mr James Cornish John Roote Thomas Dewey & John Sackett or any three of them to lay out the aforesaid grannt of land adjoyning to what is already allowed them from this Towne, or as shalbe most to ye advantage of ye Inhabitants of Worronoco: only they are not to intrench uppon ye bounds fixt & Sett, or to be Sett as aforesaid between them & Vs.

1669/70 The appointment of John Roote and others to lay out land granted by Springfield to Westfield was rescinded "Att a Town Meeting March 23d 1669-70" and others were appointed in their place. [5]

1670 Sarah Root, daughter of John and Mary Root, was born on September 24 in Westfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [6] [7]

1672 John Root, son of John and Mary Root, was born on December 28 in Westfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [8]

1675 Samuel Root, son of John and Mary Root, was born on September 16 in Westfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [9] [10]

1677 Hannah Root, daughter of John and Mary Root, was born on December 9 in Westfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [11]

1680 Abigail Root, daughter of John and Mary Root, was born on June 26 in Westfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [12] [13]

1682 Joshua Root, son of John and Mary Root, was born on November 23 in Westfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [14] [15]

1684/85 Mercy Root, daughter of John and Mary Root, was born on March 15 in Westfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [16] [17]

1687 "John Root aged abovt 44 years He dyed the 24th of Sept 1687" and was buried in Westfield, Massachusetts. [18]

Research Notes:

The births of the children of John and Mary Root are reported "in a private journal, kept by Rev. John Ballantine" [19]:

John Root, wife Mary; chn. Mary b. Sept. 22, 1667; Sarah, b. Sept 24, 1670; John, b. Dec. 28, 1672; Samuel, b. Sept. 16, 1675; Hannah, b. Dec. 9, 1677; Abigail, b. June 26, 1680; Joshua, b. Nov. 23, 1682; Mercy, b. March 15, 1684.


Footnotes:

[1] "Springfield, Massachusetts, Births, Marriages, and Deaths, v. 1 (original), 1638-1728," Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001, FHL film 185414, item 1, [FamilySearch Image], [FamilySearch Record], [FHLCatalog].

[2] "Springfield, Massachusetts, Births, Marriages, and Deaths, v. 1 (copy), 1638-1728," Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001, [FamilySearch Image], [FamilySearch Record], [FHLCatalog].

[3] Emerson Davis, "A Record of Marriages, Births and Deaths in Westfield, Mass., Prior to the Year 1700," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 6 (1852), 265-71, at 265, [AmericanAncestors].

[4] Henry M. Burt, The First Century of the History of Springfield, The Official Records from 1636 to 1736, Vol. 2 (Springfield, Massachusetts: Henry M. Burt, 1898), 100, [HathiTrust].

[5] Henry M. Burt, The First Century of the History of Springfield, The Official Records from 1636 to 1736, Vol. 2 (Springfield, Massachusetts: Henry M. Burt, 1898), 107, [HathiTrust].

[6] Emerson Davis, "A Record of Marriages, Births and Deaths in Westfield, Mass., Prior to the Year 1700," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 6 (1852), 265-71, at 265, [AmericanAncestors].

[7] Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915, states date as September 27, [FamilySearchRecord], [FHLCatalogFilm].

[8] Emerson Davis, "A Record of Marriages, Births and Deaths in Westfield, Mass., Prior to the Year 1700," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 6 (1852), 265-71, at 265, [AmericanAncestors].

[9] Emerson Davis, "A Record of Marriages, Births and Deaths in Westfield, Mass., Prior to the Year 1700," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 6 (1852), 265-71, at 265, [AmericanAncestors].

[10] Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915, [FamilySearchRecord], [FHLCatalogFilm].

[11] Emerson Davis, "A Record of Marriages, Births and Deaths in Westfield, Mass., Prior to the Year 1700," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 6 (1852), 265-71, at 265, [AmericanAncestors].

[12] Emerson Davis, "A Record of Marriages, Births and Deaths in Westfield, Mass., Prior to the Year 1700," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 6 (1852), 265-71, at 265, [AmericanAncestors].

[13] Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915, [FamilySearchRecord], [FHLCatalogFilm].

[14] Emerson Davis, "A Record of Marriages, Births and Deaths in Westfield, Mass., Prior to the Year 1700," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 6 (1852), 265-71, at 265, [AmericanAncestors].

[15] Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915, [FamilySearchRecord], [FHLCatalogFilm].

[16] Emerson Davis, "A Record of Marriages, Births and Deaths in Westfield, Mass., Prior to the Year 1700," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 6 (1852), 265-71, at 265, [AmericanAncestors].

[17] Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915, [FamilySearchRecord], [FHLCatalogFilm].

[18] Find A Grave Memorial 37604360, [FindAGrave].

[19] Emerson Davis, "A Record of Marriages, Births and Deaths in Westfield, Mass., Prior to the Year 1700," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 6 (1852), 265-71, at 265, [AmericanAncestors].