Hannah/2 Atkinson

F, #3251, (5 March 1643 - 10 March 1708/9)
Father*Thomas/1 Atkinson1 b. s 1610, d. 1646
Mother*Susanna (–?–)1,2
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Caleb/2a Brooks
Last Edited:2 Jun 2019

Children with Caleb/2a Brooks:

Photo by Alex Stevens (2004), courtesy Delores Tousinau.
Hannah/2 Atkinson was born 5 Mar 1643 at Concord, Massachusetts.3,1
     Desoite her young age at the time, on 4 Oct 1659, Hannah and her brother-in-law John/1 Heywood were granted power of administration on the estate of William Allin, "who maried their mother [Susanna, widow of Thomas/1 Atkinson]," and were further empowered to keep the estate in their hands for their security and the discharge of a debt, due from the said Willm Allins estate to Robert Tillotson & Robert Adkinson, of Sowerby in Yorksheir, for an estate in cattle that he tooke of theirs, wch was by them comitted to the imprvement of Thomas Adkinson whose relict widow the said Willm Allin maried, the wch debt is by the said Tillotson & Robert Adkinson, made over to the daughters of the said Thomas Adkinson, with a full discharge for the same for so much recd. of their estate in England[.]2
     Hannah married, about 1670, as his 2nd wife, Caleb/2a Brooks, son of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks and Grace/1 Cunliffe, and widower of her sister Susanna.4,5 He died at Medford 29 Jul 16965,6, and Hannah signed the subsequent settlement of his estate.7 She died at Medford 10 Mar 1708/9, a. 668,5, and is buried with her husband in Salem Street Cemetery, where their beautifully carved gravestones, inscribed with elaborate skull and hourglass motifs, are well preserved.5,9

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 1, Hannah Atkinson b.
  2. [S2396] FamilySearch.org, "Massachusetts Town Clerk Records, 1626-2001," Middlesex County Court Records 1649-1663, v. 1, image 107 of 169.
  3. [S106] NEHGS Register, "A Register of the Births & Burialls in Concord from the Yeare 1639 Vntill the First Month 1644 According to Or Account" (Jul 1850), 4:271.
  4. [S221] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages, 102, Caleb Brooks.
  5. [S53] Gravestone, digital photo by Alex Stevens, Medford, MA, Mar 2004.
  6. [S368] Vital Records of Medford, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 346, Caleb Brooks d.
  7. [S83] Henry Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 2:721, 723.
  8. [S368] Medford VR, 347, Hannah Brooks d.
  9. [S1418] The Farber Gravestone Collection.
  10. [S185] Concord BMD, 15, Ebinezer Brooks b.
  11. [S185] Concord BMD, 16, Samuel Brooks b.

Lt./Dea. Nathan/5 Cheever

M, #3252, (16 March 1694 - 30 September 1774)
Father*Rev. Thomas/4 Cheever1 b. 23 Aug 1658, d. 27 Dec 1749
Mother*Sarah Bill1 b. c 1658, d. 30 Jan 1704/5
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Caleb/2a Brooks
Descendants of Capt. Ebenezer/3a Brooks
Descendants of Hannah/4a Brooks
Last Edited:14 Jun 2018

Child with Hannah/4a Brooks:

  • Nathan/5a Cheever10 b. 15 Jan 1722/23, d. 11 Jan 1787

Child with Anna Burrill:

  • Dea. Joshua/6 Cheever11 b. 10 Oct 1740, d. 15 Jan 1813
Findagrave.com, memorial #19179353. Photo by Bill Boyington.
Lt./Dea. Nathan/5 Cheever was born 16 Mar 1694 "in the old home on the County Road," North Chelsea (then Rumney Marsh), Massachusetts.2 Then of Boston, he married (1) (int. 8 Nov 1721, Boston) Hannah/4a Brooks of Medford, daughter of Capt. Ebenezer/3a Brooks and Abigail/3 Boylston, with whom he had one child.3,4 His wife died at Rumney Marsh 1 Jul 1724, a. 235, and he married there (2), 15 Feb 1738/39, Anna Burrill, daughter of Samuel Burrill and Margaret (–?–), and widow of Nathaniel Fuller of Lynn4, who died at North Chelsea 10 Nov 1740, a. 35.6
     "On Dec. 29, 1738, Rev. Thomas Cheever 'chiefly in respect of the love and Affection' which he had for his son Nathan, and as he had not, previously, given him 'anything Considerable for his Subsistence, though' the son had lived with him since becoming of full age and carried on the husbandry, and also in consideration of the sum of five hundred and fifty pounds to be paid to other children of the Rev. Thomas, gave this farm in Rumney Marsh to his son Nathan."2 By an agreement among the heirs of his former father-in-law, Capt. Ebenezer/3a Brooks, 1743, Nathan Cheever received £705-6-3 in money as guardian for son Nathan Jr.7
     Nathan Cheever was chosen constable of Rumney Marsh, 1726, and after the incorporation of the town of Chelsea was a selectman. Member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, 1733.2 His will, 1769, "left [son] Nathan the use of his parsonage, but in terms which show that he regarded his first-born as non-compos."4 The elder Nathan signed himself 'gent.,' and served as Deacon, Lieutenant, and Selectman."4
     Dea. Nathan Cheever died at North Chelsea 30 Sep 1774 (g.s.), a. 80.1,8 He is buried with both wives in Rumney Marsh Burial Ground, Revere.9

Local Notes:

ElectedChelsea, MADeacon of the Chelsea church (later the First Congregational Church and First Unitarian Society of Revere).4

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S375] Benjamin Shurtleff, History of Revere, 43-44, Rev. Thomas Cheever.
  2. [S375] Benjamin Shurtleff, Hist. Revere, 44, Nathan Cheever.
  3. [S363] Boston Marriages from 1700 to 1751, 158, Nathanll. Chever/Hanah Brooks, int.
  4. [S283] John Langdon Sibley, Graduates of Harvard University, vol. XI, 1741–45, transcr. Rebecca Dormady.
  5. [S365] Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Chelsea, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 463, Hannah Cheever d.
  6. [S365] Thomas W. Baldwin, Chelsea VR, 464, Anna Chever d.
  7. [S572] William Gray Brooks, "A Genealogical Account of the Brooks Family," 61, 64.
  8. [S365] Thomas W. Baldwin, Chelsea VR, 464, Nathan Cheever d. (g.s.).
  9. [S148] FindAGrave.com, memorials #19179353, #19071744, #19071530.
  10. [S365] Thomas W. Baldwin, Chelsea VR, 62, Nathan Cheever bp.
  11. [S365] Thomas W. Baldwin, Chelsea VR, 64, Joshua Chever b.

Rev. Shearjashub/4 Bourne

M, #3253, (circa 1699 - 14 August 1768)
Father*Col. Melatiah/3 Bourne1 b. 12 Jun 1673, d. 24 Nov 1742
Mother*Desire Chipman b. 26 Feb 1673, d. 28 Mar 1705
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Caleb/2a Brooks
Descendants of Capt. Samuel/3a Brooks
Descendants of Sarah/4a Brooks
Last Edited:12 Jun 2018

Children with Abigail/4 Cotton:

  • Elizabeth Bourne15 b. 11 Jul 1726
  • Abigail Bourne16 b. 14 Aug 1727
  • Desire Bourne17 b. 22 Jan 1728/29
  • Bathsheba Bourne18 b. 3 Oct 1730
  • Shearjashub Bourne19 b. 8 May 1732, d. 25 Jun 1732

Child with Sarah/4a Brooks:

  • Shearjashub/5a Bourne20 b. 28 Sep 1739, d. 12 Aug 1819

Child with Deborah Barker:

  • Roland Bourne21 b. 27 Feb 1750/51
Courtesy Farber Gravestone Collection.
Rev. Shearjashub/4 Bourne was born circa 1699 (g.s.), probably at Sandwich, Massachusetts.2 He graduated Harvard College in 1720, and was ordained as pastor of the First Church, Scituate, 1724.1,3
     He married (1), 16 Jun 1725 in Boston, Abigail/4 Cotton, daughter of Rev. Rowland/3 Cotton and Elizabeth/4 Saltonstall, of Sandwich, with whom he had 5 children. The great-granddaughter of Rev. John/1 Cotton, the eminent Puritan divine4, she died at Scituate 17 May 1732, shortly following the birth of their 5th child4, and he married (2), 12 Feb 1736 at Medford (int. 27 Dec, Scituate), Sarah/4a Brooks of Medford, daughter of Capt. Samuel/3a Brooks and Sarah/3 Boylston.5,6 She died at Scituate 11 Oct 1739, a. 37, about two weeks after the birth of a son7; and there he married (3), 6 Jun 1750, Deborah Barker, with whom he had a son.8
     He was chosen moderator of the first meeting of the Second Church Society of Scituate, 11 Oct 1750, following the death of their minister, Rev. Nathaniel Eells9, and again called to moderate the first meeting of the church following the death of Rev. Dorby, 7 May 1754.10
     His wife Deborah died 17 Feb 175611, and he married (4), 10 Nov 1757 at Roxbury, Susanna Stevens of Roxbury, daughter of Samuel Stevens and Dorothy (–?–).12,13 He died at West Roxbury 14 Aug 1768.14 His gravestone is inscribed, Cautious himself he others ne'er deceiv'd. | liv'd as he taught, and as he taught believ'd.1

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1418] The Farber Gravestone Collection.
  2. [S572] William Gray Brooks, "A Genealogical Account of the Brooks Family," 77.
  3. [S283] John Langdon Sibley, Graduates of Harvard University, 3:323-326, Rowland Cotton.
  4. [S485] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 2:354, Abigal Bourn d.
  5. [S368] Vital Records of Medford, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 194, Sarah Brooks/Rev. Shurjashub Bourn m. (c.r.).
  6. [S485] Scituate VR, 2:44, Mrs. Sarah Brooks/Shearjashub Bourn, int.
  7. [S485] Scituate VR, 2:355, Sarah Bourn d.
  8. [S485] Scituate VR, 2:33, Rev. Shearjashub Bourn/Mrs. Deborah Barker m.
  9. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Records of the Second Church of Scituate, Now the First Unitarian Church of Norwell, Mass.," 60:65-66 (Jan 1906).
  10. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Records of the Second Church of Scituate, Now the First Unitarian Church of Norwell, Mass.," 60:179-180 (Apr 1906).
  11. [S485] Scituate VR, 2:354, Deborah Bourn d. (g.s.).
  12. [S485] Scituate VR, 2:33, Rev. Sheerjashub Bourn/Mrs. Susanna or Joanna Stevens m. Roxbury.
  13. [S319] Vital Records of Roxbury, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849, 2:37, Rev. Sheerjashub Bourn/Mrs. Susannah Stevens m.
  14. [S485] Scituate VR, 2:355, Rev. Shearjashub Bourn d. W. Roxbury.
  15. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:36, Elizabeth Bourn b.
  16. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:36, Abigal Bourn b.
  17. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:36, Desire Bourn b.
  18. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:36, Bathsheba Bourn b.
  19. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:36, Shearjashub Bourn b.; 2:355, d.
  20. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:36, Shearjashub Bourn b.
  21. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:36, Roland Bourn b.