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Mary Wilkins

Mary Wilkins

Posted: 958305600000
Classification: Biography
Edited: 993284639000
Surnames: Wilkins, Upton
Mary Wilkins, daughter of Thomas(3)Thomas(2)Bray(1) and Elizabeth Towne was born March 23, 1698/9 and baptized Sept. 14, 1707 in Boxford,Essex county, Ma. She married Joseph Upton ca 1719, the son of Joseph Upton and Abigail Phelps. He was born in Reading, Middlesex County, Ma. on March 1, 1692/3.
#1 See Nary's parents for additional information having to do with her birth.
Children of Joseph Upton and Mary Wilkins:
#1 Joshua Upton born Mar. 18, 1720/21 in Reading, Ma. married (1) Mary Parker Mar. 20, 1740 and married 2nd. Hannah Woodin Mar. 27, 1746.
#2 Hannah Upton was born June 8, 1722 in Reading, Ma. and both Hill and Vinton says that it was this Hannah Upton who married Benjamin Wilkins on Jan. 27, 1767. I find this highly improbale as she would have been 45 years old at the time of the marriage. I do propose that it was this Hannah Upton who did marry John Parker on May 26, 1740 in Methuen, Ma.
#3 Hezekiah Upton was born Mar. 28, 1725 in Reading, Ma and died in Reading on Nov. 27, 1804, He married lst. Lydia Flint June 10, 1752 in Salem, Essex County, Ma. and filed his intentions to marry 2nd. Sarah Whiting Feb. 15, 1780 in Reading, Ma.
#4 Mary Upton was born Apr. 6, 1727 in Reading, Ma.
#5 Jerusha Upton was born in 1729 in Reading, Ma.
#6 Elijah Upton was born Apr. 10, 1731 in Reading, Ma. He married Molly Lambert Aug. 28, 1753 in Middleton, Essex County, Ma. She died in Reading Mar. 17, 1810.
#7 Elisha Upton was born May 18, 1732 in Reading, Ma. He married lst. Margaret Wilkins Apr. 11, 1753 daughter of Joseph Wilkins and Margaret Nichols. She was born May 17, 1728. See Margaret for additional information and for the children. Elisha married 2nd. Sarah Gilford Nov. 20, 1770 in Middleton, Ma. Hill says Sarah's last name is Gifford instead of Gilford.
#8 Lucy Upton was born Feb. 3, 1734/5 in Reading, Ma. She filed her intentions to marry David Parker Oct. 28, 1752 in Dracut, Ma.
#9 Olympuis Upton-the Reading, Ma. vital records names him as Olempias being born on May 22, 1736 and he was named as Olimiores in the Reading Vital Records when he married Phebe Hayward Jan. 6, 1762.
#10 Ede Upton was born in Reading, Ma. in 1739. She married Samuel Flint in Salem, Ma. Jan. 12, 1758.
#1 The Family of Bray Wilkins, Patriarch of Will's Hill, of Salem (Middleton) Ma. by: William Carroll Hill
#2 The Upton Memorial. A genealogical record of the descendants of John Upton of N. Reading, Ma. by: John Adams Vinton.
#3 Boxford, Ma. Vital Records to 1850
#4 Salem, Ma. Vital Records to 1850
#5 Middleton, Ma. Vital Records to 1850
#6 Reading, Ma. Vital Records to 1850
#7 Methuen, Ma. Vital Records to 1850
#8 Dracut, Ma. Vital Records to 1850.

Re: Mary Wilkins

Posted: 1344194761000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wilkins, Upton, Hammond, Harris, Young, Ellis
Some corrections on the above. This tripped me up for a while too. Abigail Gray married Joseph Upton, the son of John Upton and Sarah Thompson, and grandson of John Upton and Eleanor Stuart(?). After Joseph Upton died, Abigail married John Phelps. The Abigail who married Joseph, son of John Upton and Elizabeth, is a different person with unknown parents. At least, this is what I gleaned after scrutinizing the Upton Memorial carefully, and reading other sources about Abigail Gray/Upton/Phelps. If you have vital records that contradict this, please let me know.
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