Some of the Descendants of

ROBERT STETSON
and his wife
HONOUR TUCKER
of Scituate, Plymouth Colony

Fourth Generation


ANTHONY4 STETSON (Robert3, Joseph2, Robert1) was born at Scituate, Massachusetts, on 12 September 1693 (VR Sci 1:330), to Robert Stetson and his wife Mary Collamore. He was baptized at Second Church, Scituate, in 1695 (VR Sci 1:330)

Anthony Stetson married ANNA SMITH at Second Church, Scituate on 28 March 1717 (VR Sci 2:266). She was the daughter of Joseph Smith and his wife Anna Hatch.

Anthony Stetson was a cordwainer (Stetson 1:61-62). Anna (Smith) Stetson was admitted to full communion at Second (Congregational) Church, Scituate, on 31 March 1728 ("Records of the Second Church of Scituate," GR 57:401). They lived near George Moore's Pond in Scituate (Deane 341).

Anthony Stetson died at Scituate in 1747 (Stetson 1:61-62).

Widow Anna (Smith) Stetson and JAMES BRIGGS published at Scituate on 7 September 1751 their intentions to marry (VR Sci 2:281). The wedding followed at First Parish Church, Scituate, on 26 September 1751 (VR Sci 2:281).

Anthony and Anna (Smith) Stetson had the following children:

  1. MARY5 STETSON
    • b. at Scituate on 9 December 1717 (VR Sci 1:334)
    • bp. at Second Church, Scituate, on 11 May 1718 ("Records of Second Church, Scituate," GR 58:175)
    • m (1). (int. at Scituate on 29 January 1736) JOHN VINAL Jr. (VR Sci 2:282)
      • d. bef 1749 (before wife's second marriage)
    • m (2; his 2d). on 15 February 1749 JAMES WOODWARD (GR 18:266)
      • m (1). on 16 December 1731 Sarah Soper (GR 18:266)
        • d. bef 1749 (before husband's second marriage)
  2. ISAAC5 STETSON
    • b. at Scituate on 19 October 1719 (VR Sci 1:332)
    • d. at Scituate on 6 June 1811 (age 92) (VR Sci 2:443)
    • Res. south of George Moore's Pond Scituate (Deane 341)
    • m. at Scituate on 16 November 1749 RUTH PROUTY (VR Sci 2:282)
      • b. at Scituate on 7 September 1728 (VR Sci 1:303)
      • Child of Isaac and Elizabeth Prouty
  3. JOSEPH5 STETSON
    • b. at Scituate on 24 February 1722 (VR Sci 1:333)
    • bp. at Second Church, Scituate, on 5 August 1722 ("Records of Second Church, Scituate," GR 58:265)
    • d. at Hanover, MA, on 21 February 1797 (VR Hano 193)
    • m. at Marshfield, MA, on 15 September 1743 MARY EAMES (VR Sci 2:269)
      • b. at Marshfield on 17 November 1726 ("Marshfield Vital Records," MD 31:22)
      • Child of Jedidiah and Mary Eames
  4. ANNA5 STETSON
    • b. at Scituate on 2 June 1724 (VR Sci 1:348)
    • bp. at Second Church, Scituate, on 7 June 1724 ("Records of Second Church, Scituate," GR 58:387)
    • m (int. at Scituate on 18 May 1744) WILLIAM HAYDEN (VR Sci 2:266)
  5. CHARLES5 STETSON b. at Scituate on 17 October 1726
  6. EZRA5 STETSON
    • b. at Scituate on 22 September 1729 (VR Sci 1:348)
    • bp. at Second Church, Scituate, on 28 June 1730 ("Records of Second Church, Scituate," GR 59:77)
    • Res. Rochester, MA (Deane 341)
    • m (int. at Plymouth, MA, on 15 January 1757 ("Vital Records of Plymouth," MD 25:139)) at Plymouth on 4 April 1757 SARAH RIDER (he of Rochester; she of Plymouth) (VR Roch 2:292)
      • b. at Plymouth on 19 July 1735 ("Vital Records of Plymouth," MD 13:169)
      • Child of Benjamin and Hannah Rider
  7. ELISHA5 STETSON
    • b. at Scituate on 28 January 1731 (VR Sci 1:348)
    • bp. at Second Church, Scituate, on 4 August 1734 (VR Sci 1:331)
    • Res. Kingston, MA (Deane 341)
    • m. at Kingston on 17 December 1753 LYDIA COOK of Kingston (VR Sci 2:267)
  8. THOMAS5 STETSON
    • b. at Scituate on 22 April 1734 (VR Sci 1:349)
    • bp. at Second Church, Scituate, on 4 August 1734 ("Records of Second Church, Scituate," GR 59:137)
    • res. Barnstable, MA (Deane 341)
  9. BENJAMIN5 STETSON
    • b. at Scituate on 7 July 1736 (VR Sci 1:348)
    • d. at Scituate on 30 December 1821 (age 86) (VR Sci 2:442)
    • m. at Scituate on 14 June 1763 MERCY TURNER (VR Sci 2:266)
      • b. at Scituate on 28 May 1738 (VR Sci 1:379)
      • Child of Benjamin and Mercy Turner
  10. ABIEL5 STETSON
    • b. at Scituate on 23 October 1738 (VR Sci 1:348)
  11. MARTHA5 STETSON
    • b. at Scituate on 18 August 1741 (VR Sci 1:348)
    • bp. at Second Church, Scituate, on 13 June 1742 ("Records of Second Church, Scituate," GR 59:314)
    • m. at Scituate on 29 November 1759 SETH TAYLOR of Pembroke (VR Sci 2:282)
      • b. at Marshfield on 6 August 1732 ("Vital Records of Marshfield," MD 9:186)
      • Child of Samuel and Elizabeth Taylor

Information on this family is found in the following:

Other references abbreviated above include:
GR
New England Historical and Genealogical Register.
MD
Mayflower Descendant. Boston: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants.
VR Hano
A Copy of the Records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths and of Intentions of Marriage of the Town of Hanover, Mass. 1727-1857. Rockland, Ma.: Rockland Standard, 1898.
VR Roch
Vital Records of Rochester, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. Boston: NEHGS, 1914.
VR Sci
Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. 1909; Boston: NEHGS, 1976.


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