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Peter Branch, (2)[1]

Male 1659 - 1713  (54 years)


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  • Name Peter Branch 
    Suffix (2) 
    Born 28 May 1659  Branch's Island, Marshfield, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Dec 1713 
    Person ID I103429  My Genealogy

    Father John Branch, (3),   b. 1628, High Holden, Kent County, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1711  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Mary [Speed] Branch,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 6 Dec 1652  Marshfield Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F45082  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah [Lincoln] Branch,   b. 15 Mar 1662/63,   d. 16 Jan 1731/32  (Age 68 years) 
    Married Taunton, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Niece of Abe Lincoln's
    Children 
     1. Thomas Branch, (4),   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Sarah Branch,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Samuel Branch,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Peter Branch, (3),   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Joseph Branch,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Mary Branch,   b. 28 Jan 1684/85,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Elizabeth Branch,   b. 5 Mar 1687/88,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Hannah Branch,   b. 12 Jul 1688,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. John Branch, (5),   b. 3 Mar 1693/94, Norwich, Conn. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F45079  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Peter Branch the third child of John and Mary, at the age of 21 moved to Taunton, Mass. where he Married Hannah Lincoln, Daughter of Thomas and Mary Lincoln. Hannah The niece of Samuel Lincoln from whom Abraham Lincoln traced his descent and granddaughter of Thomas Lincoln, the miller.
      Peter moved to Norwich, Conn. in 1680 and is listed as one of the nineteen persons to petition the Legislature for the incorporation of New Preston as an independent town in Oct., 1686. The petitionwas granted in Jan., 1687. A quit-claim and confirmatory deed of the newtownship, comprising a tract five miles in length between Stonington and Norwich, was obtained from the Mogegan Sachem on Mar. 17, 1687. It purports to be from "Oaneco to Capt. James Fitch Capt. Josiah Standish, Thomas Arke. Sen., Jonathan Tracy, Joseph Morgan, and all the rest of the inhabitants living in New Preston", and is signed by the mark of Oanaco, and witnessed by John Morgan, John Stanton, and the mark of John Uncas.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1644] Andy Lane.