Seth EATON

Male 1739 - 1823  (83 years)


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  • Name Seth EATON  [2, 3
    • Marriage intentions were filed at Dartmouth, 3 March 1764 between Seth and Sarah Delano, daughter of Jethro Delano and his wife Elizabeth Pope, born at Dartmouth, 14 October 1741. There is no proof that the marriage took place (Delano en. 461, says she did not marry Seth and died unm.) Sarah was sister of Calvin Delano who married Mary Alden, No. 895, second cousin of Seth Alden; and sister to Bethia Delano.

      In Seth's first marriage intentions (1764) he was "of Middleborough"; in the second (1768) he was "of Dartmouth." He resided at Dartmouth until at least 10 October 1774, when he bought land in Middleborough from Joseph Alden, and presumably he removed to Middleborough shortly after.

      On 9 February 1775 Barnabas Eaton of Middleborough gave to his sons Seth and Nathan Eaton, husbandmen of Middleborough, all of his homestead farm except that given to his six daughters and other two sons (Plymouth Co LR, 70:175).

      Seth was a private in Massachusetts troops in the Revolutionary War (MF, 9:58, 10:66: DAR Patriot Index). He served in Capt. Joshua White's company, Col. Ebenezer Sprout's regiment which marched 8 December 1775 with service of 5 ays on an alarm at Howland's Ferry, Rhode Island. He also served in the same company and regiment from his enlistment of 6 May 1778 to 9 May on an alarm at Dartmouth; the roll was dated at Middleborough. He also served in Capt. Joshua White's company, Col. Ebenezer White's regiment; he enlisted on 1 August 1780 and was discharged on 4 August; the company marched to Tiverton, Rhode Island, on an alarm; the roll was sworn to at Middleborough (MSSR, 5:283).

      Seth Eaton of Middleborough, husbandman, on 9 February 1775 received land from his father Barnabas Eaton. On 25 July 1791 Seth and Nathan Eaton both of Middleborough, yeomen, "having received a Deed jointly and severly of Our Honour father Barnabas Eaton late of Middleborough," divided their land: Seth Eaton, r., was a witness (Plymouth Co LR, 70:175-76, 73:143).

      The 1790 census for Middleborough lists Seth Eaton with two males over age 16 and one female (M637-9, p. 358). The 1880 listing for Seth Eaton in Middleborough is too young (oldest male age 26-45, presumably his son); in 1810 the only listing is for Seth Eaton, Jr. In 1820, the family of Seth Eaton, Jr., included two males over age 45, one of which may be his father (M33-50, p.335). [1]
    Born 06 Apr 1739  Middleboro, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Feb 1823  Middleboro, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I20435  Main Tree
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2019 

    Father Barnabas EATON,   b. 12 Apr 1703, Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 14 Nov 1790, Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mehitable ALDEN,   b. 18 Oct 1707, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1739, Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Bef 29 Oct 1730  Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F16551  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bethiah DELANO,   b. 17 Mar 1730, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1803, Middleboro, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 12 Mar 1768  Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Seth EATON,   b. Abt 1773,   d. 18 Aug 1849, Middleborough, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F16548  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S02657] Mayflower Families Through 5 Generations Vol. 16 John Alden Part 3.

    2. [S02940] Philip Delano of the "Fortune" 1621 and his Descendants for Four Generations, Muriel Curtis Cushing, (Name: Name: General Society of Mayflower Descendants 2002;;).

    3. [S4885] Mayflower Families Through 5 Generations Vol. 16 John Alden Part 1 .