Ebenezer EDDY

Male 1705 - 1768  (63 years)


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  • Name Ebenezer EDDY  [1
    • In the early part of his life he lived in Watertown where he was much interested in the church. The records state that on Apr. 24, 1732 Ebenezer Eddy had a side gallery pew in the meeting house in the East Precinct in Watertown. In the latter part of his life, he moved to Oxford where two of his brothers were already living. He settled at Elliott Mill Place. He was a soldier in the French and Indian War.

      From the Worcester Probate Records (18705) it is learned that Ebenezer left a wife Ruth, who refused to administer his estate and desired that her son Thomas Eddy be appointed in her place. The children mentioned are eldest son Thomas Eddy; son Abel and dau. Sarah Gleason, wife of Joseph Gleason; dau. Tabitha Towne, wife of Samuel Towne; dau. Eunice and two minor daughters Jemima and Ruth, who whose John Hart for their guardian. He was the husband of their cousin, Ruth Eddy. On Jan. 18, 1769, Thomas was made administrator and about a year later, on Feb. 1, 1770, he bought the rights to the property from all his brothers an sisters, thereby owning the property in common with his mother who still kept her thirds.

      Ebenezer Eddy settled the estate of his brother-in-law, Jonas Ward, on May 1748, at Oxford, Mass. He charged for a journey which he was obliged to make to "Exeter and Portsmouth to collect, wages due to Mr. War." From his father-in-law, Eleazer Ward, he received interest in a grist-mill in Oxford (Ward Gen.) [1]
    Born 9 Jan 1704/05  Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Dec 1768  Oxford, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I77048  Main Tree
    Last Modified 5 Mar 2015 

    Father Samuel EDDY,   b. 4 Jun 1668, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Prob. 6 Aug 1746, Oxford, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth WOODWARD,   b. 8 May 1664, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 30 Nov 1707  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 7 Dec 1693  [1, 2
    Family ID F31124  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ruth WARD,   b. 19 May 1710 
    Married 4 Apr 1737  Oxford, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Abel EDDY,   b. 19 Apr 1741, Oxford, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F31119  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S5950] "The Eddy Family in America" A Genealogy, Ruth Story Devereux Eddy, A.E., A.M., (The Eddy Family Association, Inc.).

    2. [S8841] Early New England Families, 1641 - 1700, Vol. 1, American Ancestor.org.