- Savage says: JOHN, Salem 1643, s. of the first Thomas of the same, b. prob. in Eng. m. 20 Feb. 1654, Priscilla, eldest ch. of the first Joseph Grafton, had John, b. 20 Feb. 1654, so that I doubt the day of m. was earlier, Joseph, 8 July 1655; Priscilla, 6 Nov. 1656, wh. had m. prob. at Salem, but after being a wid. foll. her f. to Nantucket; Benjamin, 3 Feb. 1658, d. young; George; Rachel, 3 Aug. 1662, wh. m. as is said, John Brown, and next, James Gardner, her cous.; Benjamin, again, 17 May 1664; Ann, 30 Feb. 1667, wh. m. Edward Coffin; Nathaniel, 24 Sept. 1668; and Mary, 27 May 1670, wh. m. Jethro Coffin. He soon after rem. to Nantucket, there had Mehitable, b. 24 Nov. 1674, wh. m. Ambrose Dawes the sec.; and Ruth, 26 Jan. 1677, wh. m. the sec. James Coffin. He had commissns. from Lovelace, Gov. of N. Y. sev. times, first, 1673, to be capt. of milit. and 1680, a civ. magistr. as his elder br. Richard had bef. him, and when the isl. pass. by the new Chart. into Mass. jurisdict. he was, 1699, made Judge of Probate to his d. 6 May 1706, aged 82. His will was of 2 Dec. preced. of wh. the w. was made extrix. and aft. her d. s. George. He was the only s. liv. to be nam. in it, but six ds. and three gr.s. find provis. there. See Geneal. Reg. XV. 147.