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Eleazer Partridge (1664-1736)

Eleazer Partridge was born in Medfield, Massachusetts, 20 Feb 1664 to John Partridge and Magdalene Bullard. He inherited his father’s homestead in Medfield, and resided there until about 1723, when he purchased a tract of land in Bellingham, Massachusetts, and removed there. This property was in the vicinity of what is now North Bellingham, which for a century and a half was known as Partridgetown, and was still so designated by the oldest inhabitants until the 20th century. He married twice: first, 25 Apr 1692, Elizabeth Smith, born in Medfield, 29 Feb 1671, died 4 Jul 1704, daughter of Samuel …

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John Partridge (1656-1753)

John Partridge was born on 21 Sep 1656 in Medfield, Massachusetts to John Partridge and Magdalene Bullard. He died on 09 Dec 1743 in Medway, Massachusetts. [1]Vital records of Medway, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, p. 329. He married (1) Elizabeth Rockwood (daughter of Nicholas Rockwood and Margaret Holbrook) on 24 Dec 1678 in Medfield, Massachusetts.[2]Vital records of Medfield, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, p. 162. She was born on 03 Apr 1657 in Medfield. She died on 22 Jul 1688 in Medfield. [3]Vital records of Medfield, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, p. 226. He married (2) Elizabeth Adams (daughter of Jonathan Adams and …

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Partridge, Abel (1765-1826)

Abel Partridge’s introduction to Colonial life in New England was less than desirable when the Medfield, Massachusetts, town clerk, John Baxter, as copied by Henry Adams in 1850, inscribed upon the town records that: Supposed seems to be the favored method employed by Medfield town clerks to document upon the town records that a couple had a child out of wedlock. It differs though with how Josiah Partridge was listed. His claim was to be a “reputed” son of Josiah Partridge. There are four instances within the town records of “supposed” children born to out of wedlock parents. Two of …

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Partridge, Abel 1739-1814

Abel Partridge was born to Seth Partridge and Sarah Ellis in Medfield, Massachusetts, Nov. 14, 1739. He sold out his rights in his father’s estate to his brother Nathan Partridge. His wife’s name was Miriam _______. She died in 1799, “after having been supported by the town.” Abel was also a public charge, and died 30 Mar. 1814. Family Abel is “supposed” to have had an out-of-wedlock relationship with Hannah Cheney, daughter of Ephraim and Ann (Clark) Cheney, and had the following son: Abel Partridge, born 3 Mar 1765 in Medfield, Massachusetts [1]Abel, “Supposed ” s. Abel Partridge and Hannah …

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Elisha Partridge (1770-)

Elisha Partridge, born 1 Jan. 1770 in Wrentham, Massachusetts; settled in Croydon, New Hampshire; married Rachel Winter: Family Elisha Partridge, who had four sons, Harrison Partridge, George Partridge, Simeon Partridge, and Willard Partridge, and six daughters. Simeon Partridge, who died when a young man. Welcome Pratt Partridge, who had four sons, Wallace Partridge, Charles Partridge, Frank Partridge, and Willis Partridge, and four daughters, one of whom, Leila Partridge, married Edward Fisher and resided (1892) in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Sources: George Homer Partridge, “William Partridge of Medfield, Mass., and His Descendants”; New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 63 (Jan 1909), pp. 94.

Edward Partridge (1738-1815)

Edward Partridge was born to Edward Partridge and Sarah Jones in Medfield, Massachusetts, May 23, 1738, and died in Oakham, Massachusetts, 19 Oct. 1815. He married in Franklin, Massachusetts, (intention recorded Sept. 3, 1770), Hannah Legg, born Mar. 11, 1749, died Apr. 25, 1832, in Oakham, where they resided. Family Edward Partridge and Hannah Legg had the following children: Chloe Partridge, born 1 Nov. 1771, in Franklin, Massachusetts. Bernard Partridge, born 1 Nov. 1773 in Oakham, Massachusetts; died 19 Aug. 1849; married 14 Mar. 1802, in Medway, Massachusetts, Mary, born 3 Feb. 1779, died 30 Dec. 1861, dau. of Jedidiah …

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Elisha Partridge (1734-1787)

Elisha Partridge was born to Edward Partridge and Sarah Jones in Medfield, Massachusetts, 8 July 1734. He married twice first, in Wrentham, Massachusetts, 17 Mar. 1756, Dorcas Pond, born there 20 June 1740, died 2 Feb. 1778, daughter of Israel and Dorcas (Clark) Pond; and secondly, in Wrentham, 28 Jan. 1779, Sarah Fales. Elisha resided in Wrentham (Franklin) until about 1780, when he removed to Thomaston, Maine, where he died in 1787. He enlisted from Franklin, Massachusetts, in 1775-1776, in the Revolutionary army. Family Elisha Partridge and Dorcas Pond had the following children: Simeon Partridge, born 19 May 1758 in …

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Nathaniel Partridge (1734-1801)

Dea. Nathaniel Partridge was born to Ephraim Partridge and Lydia Harding in Medway, Massachusetts, Dec. 17, 1734, and died there Oct. 27, 1801. He married twice: first, in Medway, May 19, 1763, Mehetable Metcalf, born in Bellingham, Massachusetts, Dec. 25, 1740, daughter of John and Mary Metcalf, who died June 29, 1798; and secondly, in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, Oct. 24, 1799, Mary Leland. His children were all by his first wife, and all but one died before reaching maturity. He resided in Medway. Family Nathaniel Partridge and Mehetable Metcalf had the following children: Lucretia Partridge, born May 5, 1764 in Medway, …

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Seth Partridge (1706-1768)

Seth Partridge was born to William Partridge and Hannah Fisher on 2 Dec. 1706 in Medfield, Massachusetts, and died 16 May 1768 in Medfield. He married, 31 Dec. 1738, at Medfield, Sarah Ellis, born in Medfield 11 July 1708, died 19 Dec. 1780, daughter of Samuel and Deborah Ellis. They resided in Medfield, where their children were born. Family Seth Partridge and Sarah Ellis had the following children: Olive Partridge, born 22 June 1733 in Medfield, Massachusetts; died Sept., 1733 in Medfield. Seth Partridge, born 27 June 1735 in Medfield; died 31 Oct. 1736 in Medfield. Nathan Partridge, born 4 …

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Edward Partridge (1710-)

Edward Partridge was born to Nathaniel Partridge and Lydia Wight in Medfield, Massachusetts, 14 Sept. 1710. He inherited his father’s homestead, but sold it in 1746 to John and Jonathan Wight and removed to Wrentham, Massachusetts. In 1748 he and his wife asked dismission to the second church in Wrentham. He married, 11 Sept. 1733, Sarah Jones of Medfield. Neither will nor probate record can be found for either Edward or Sarah in CT, MA, NH, NY, or RI. I can find no evidence of Edward nor Sarah after the birth of their daughter Sarah in 1749/50. Two of their …

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