Monday, February 15, 2010

The John Gurney Family- US 1636 to current

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Generation 1:
John Gurney- b. abt 1603 at England; m(1) abt 1625 Mary Gurney Nee Unknown; m(2) Grissell Griggs Kibbee Gurney Nee Unknown; d. abt 1662-63 at Braintree, Norfolk, MA.
M (1) Children:
1. Sarah Gurney at England
2. Mary b. 1628 at England; m. Daniel Shed
3. Richard b. abt 1630 at England
4. John b. abt 1633 at England
5. Peter b. abt 1635 at England

       John Gurney was born in 1603 at England, according to a deposition made in 1653. He was in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts at the age of twenty-one. On 29 September 1636, John had three more years to serve, since he was a tailor by trade he worked with John Newgate a hatter in Boston, Suffolk, MA. . He had lands granted to him in Weymouth, in the East field, in the mill field, and on the east side of Great Pond. He received this land about 3 February 1651-52. He also owned land in Braintree and sold it on 12 February 1661. His first wife died 20 September 1661 at Braintree, Norfolk, MA and he married for a second time Grissell Griggs Kibbee Gurney Nee Unknown. He died in 1662-63 and his inventory was taken 16 March 1662-63.

Generation 2:
Richard Gurney b. abt 1630 at England; m. Rebecca Taylor; d. October 1719 at Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts.
Richard was admitted a freeman on 12 October 1681 at Weymouth, Norfolk, MA.
Their Children:
1. John b. abt 1654 at Weymouth, Norfolk, MA; m. Elizabeth Green
2. Richard b. 18 January 1656 at Weymouth, Norfolk, MA. Aged 63 years
3. Zachariah b. about 1660 at Weymouth, Norfolk, MA
4. Joseph b. 22 February 1664/65 at Weymouth, Norfolk, MA; d. 14 December 1736 at Weymouth, Norfolk, MA. Aged 71 years
5. Mary b. 9 September 1667 at Weymouth, Norfolk, MA; d. 14 February 1736 at Weymouth, Norfolk, MA, aged 68 years
6. Benjamin b. abt 1676 in Weymouth, Norfolk, MA’ m. 30 December 1701 Rebecca Staples at Braintree, Norfolk, MA; d. 1739 at Middleboro, Plymouth, MA, aged 63 years.

     Richard was made a freeman in 1681.

Generation 3:
Zachariah Gurney b. abt 1660 at Weymouth, Norfolk, MA; m. Mary Gurney Nee Unknown; d. 27 October 1732 at Weymouth, Norfolk, MA
Their Children:
1. Zachariah b. 19 November 1695 at Weymouth, Norfolk, MA; m. 26 September 1726 Sarah Jackson at Weymouth, Norfolk, MA;
2. Joseph b. 7 March 1697-98 at Weymouth, Norfolk, MA
3. Nathan b. 15 October 1702 at Weymouth, Norfolk, MA
4. Jacob b. 31 October 1706 at Weymouth, Norfolk, MA; 22 October 1748 Elizabeth Manley at Weymouth, Norfolk, MA; d. 6 September 1793 at Weymouth, Norfolk, MA. Aged 87 years.
5. Mary b. 24 November 1711; m. 3 January 1733/34 John Pratt at Weymouth, Norfolk, MA

     Zachariah was called Zee. He was a soldier in Captain Bill Johnson’s Company in King Philip’s War and was about 16 or 17. On July 1675, his uncle, John Gurney of Weymouth and Mendon was one of those killed by Indians at Mendon. Captain Johnson sent out a company of 75 to relieve the town. On 24 July 1675 Zechariah was recorded in Captain Johnson’s company and received £2.14.00, most likely for his services at Mendon. It is not clear whether Zachariah lived in Abington, Plymouth, MA, but all of his children except Jacob moved there. Zachariah did own property on Front Street in Weymouth, Norfolk, MA. His widow, Mary. Lived with their daughter Mary Pratt. The house is located where New England Art Factory is now located in Abington. Cyrus Nash wrote “Old Granny Gurney died in John Pratt’s house at about 100 years.

Generation 4 (Dunbar):
Joseph Gurney b.7 March 198 at Weymouth, Norfolk, MA; m. 10 June 1718 Mary Perkins; d. 1772 killed when cutting down trees, aged 73 years.
Their Children:
1. Sarah b. 15 January 1720 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m. 1 November 1739 Samuel Tirrell at Abington, Plymouth, MA; d. 5 December 1783 at Bedford, Hillsborough, NH, aged 63 years.
2. Perkins b. 13 April 1723 at Abington, Plymouth, MA: m. 8 January 1747 Jane Derby at Abington, Plymouth, MA; d. 27 February 1792, aged 68 years
3. Mary b. 15 January 1726 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m. 5 January 1744 Isaac Hersey at Abington, Plymouth, MA; d. 15 October 1823, aged 97 years.
4. Betty b. 19 January 1728 at Abington, Plymouth, MA;
5. Lydia b. 15 June 1730 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; 7 November 1745 William Hersey at Abington, Plymouth, MA
6. Joseph b. 4 February 1735 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; 8 September 1758 Sarah Shaw at Abington, Plymouth, MA
7. Benonie b. 3 April 1737 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; 24 November 1763 Caroline Wilkes at Abington, Plymouth, MA,
8. Remember b. 11 October 1742 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m. 21 July 1763 John Wilkes at Abington, Plymouth, MA; 1 February 1823 at Abington, Plymouth, MA, aged 80 years
9. Huldah b. 1 November 1754 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; 6 June 1770 Isaiah Jenkins at Abington, Plymouth, MA; d. 17 December 1829 at Abington, Plymouth, MA, aged 75 years

Generation 4(Kent 1 and 2):
Nathan Gurney- b. 15 October 1702 at Weymouth, Norfolk, MA; m. 12 May 1725 Sarah Harden at Abington, Plymouth, MA; d. 17April 1786 at Abington, Plymouth, MA, aged 83 years.
Their Children:
1. Martha b. 24 July 1725 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m. 4 September 1745 Zachariah Shaw at Weymouth, Norfolk, MA
2. Rebekah b. 4 October 1727 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m. 9 January 1746 Joseph Tirrell at Abington, Plymouth, MA
3. Lemuel b. 11 July 1730 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m 3 December 1750 Rebecca Derby at Abington, Plymouth, MA; d. 17 July 1804 at Abington, Plymouth, MA, aged 74 years.
4. Noah b. 4 May 1735 at Abington, Plymouth, MA;
5. Elijah b. 15 May 1735 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m. 10 April 1752 Mary Copeland at Weymouth, Norfolk, MA; d. 15 February 1816, aged 80 years.
6. Nathan b. 22 November 1739 at Abington, Plymouth, MA
7. Silus b. 14 June 1743 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m. 7 January 1767 Ruth Palmer at Abington, Plymouth, MA; d. 5 April 1825 at Freetown, Bristol, MA. Aged 81 years.
8. Sarah b. 14 March 1746 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m. 27 October 1763 John Tirrell; d. 1816, aged 69 years
9. Jacob b. 13 March 1748 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m. 14 December 1769 Elizabeth Keene at Pembroke, Plymouth, MA; d. 9 August 1806 at Abington, Plymouth, MA, aged 58 years.
10. John b. 10 May 1751 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m. 13 June 1776 Sarah Norton, at Abington, Plymouth, MA; d. 5 May 1829 at Abington, Plymouth, MA

     Hobart's History of Abington indicates that Nathan was the son of John, but this is incorrect. Error probably arose because there were confused wording on some transactions regarding the estate of John Gurney of Little Comfort. However, Weymouth Vital Records, Cyrus Nash (GIII: 87, G014:18) and the Anna Gurney papers conclusively prove that Nathan was the son of Zechariah. Nathan removed from Weymouth and married 12 May 1725, Abington, Sarah Harden, daughter of John and Mary Littlefield Abington Vital Records *Sarah Harden was the younger sister of Little Jane Harden whose baptismal record stated she was of Little Comfort.


      On 20 January 1720, Nathan and his brother Joseph were two of six men who bought land in Abington, agreed to in 1730 to build a sawmill and dam, sold it in 1748 (Plymouth Deeds 39:92, 31:94, 39:262, 38:233) On 14 February 1727 Nathan bought for f25 from his cousin David of Easton 1/6 part of the land or inheritance formerly belonging to David's deceased Father, John of Little Comfort. He may possibly have bought an additional 1/6 share from his cousin John of Connecticut. On 25 January 1733 he purchased for f428 a tract of land about 107 acres from John Stowell on which he eventually settled, part woodland, part swamp, part meadow (Plymouth Deeds 52:90) Farm joined that of his brother Joseph near Plymouth Street, Whitman. He was called a housewright in the deed. It was from Nathan and Zechariah that the Gurney's of Old Abington and Bridgewater descend.

Generation 5 (Kent 1):
Noah Gurney b. 4 May 1735 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m. 15 December 1757 Ruth Poole at Abington, Plymouth, MA; d. 14 July 1821 at Abington, Plymouth, MA, aged 86 years.
Their Children:
1. Asa b. 11 December 1758 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m. 1 July 1781 Mary Hersey at Abington, Plymouth, MA; d. 25 March 1843 at Abington, Plymouth, MA, aged 84 years.
2. Joseph Pool b. 9 May 1761 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m. 18 December 1783 Sarah Reed at Abington, Plymouth, MA; d. 28 May 1851 at Abington, Plymouth, MA, aged 90 years.
3. Noah b. 1766 at Abington, Plymouth, MA
4. Jeremiah b. abt 1769 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m. 29 April 1790 Mary Fullerton at Abington, Plymouth, MA; d. 15 February 1848 at Abington, Plymouth, MA, aged 79 years.
5. James b. 27 June 1770 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m. Ann Gurney; d. 18 June 1839 at Freetown, Bristol, MA, aged 69 years.
6. John b. abt 1772 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m. 1 April 1796 Mary Ramsdell
7. Oliver b. abt 1774 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; d. 16 December 1852, aged 78 years.

Generation 5 (Kent 2):
Nathan Gurney- b. 22 November 1739 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m. 19 November 1768 Molly Palmer at Abington, Plymouth, MA; d. 29 November 1820 at Abington, Plymouth, MA
Their Children:
1. Nathan b. 14 May 1769 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m. 6 January 1791 Hannah Shaw at Abington, Plymouth, MA; d. 11 January 180 at Abington, Plymouth, MA. Aged 80 years.
2. Mary Gurney b. 31 July 1775 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m. 15 November 1794 Malachi Jenkins
3. Labeus Gurney b. 14 August 1777 in Abington, Plymouth, MA

Generation 6 (Kent 1):
Noah Gurney b. 1766 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m. 29 April 1790 Molly Reed at Abington, Plymouth, MA; d. 7 September 1846 at Abington, Plymouth, MA, aged 80 years
Their Children:
1. Lydia b. 29 October 1790 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; d. 29 February 1844 at Abington, Plymouth, MA. Aged 53 years.
2. Jonathan Reed b. 15 December 1792 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m. 6 June 1816 Deborah Reed at Abington, Plymouth, MA; d. 16 June 1875 at Abington, Plymouth, MA, aged 82 years.
3. Noah b. 5 February 1794 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m. 19 September 1824 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; d. September 1870 at Abington, Plymouth, MA, aged 76 years.
4. Ruth Gurney b. 5 March 1797 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m. 7 July 1822 Labeus Gurney at Abington, Plymouth, MA; d. 23 January 1879 at Abington, Plymouth, MA, aged 81 years.
5. Cyrus b. 11 June 1799 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m. 1 February 1831 Mary Gurney at Abington, Plymouth, MA; d 4 October 1884 at Abington, Plymouth, MA, aged 85 years.
6. Charity b. 31 March 1801 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m. John Steingardt
7. Mary b. 31 March 1801 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m. 6 June 1827 Harvey Fullerton at Abington, Plymouth, MA; d. 1882, aged 78 years.
8. Abigail Dyer b. 5 July 1807 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m. 25December 1828 Enoch Hall at Abington, Plymouth, MA
9. Ichabod b. 13 July 1810 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m. 16 January 1842 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; d. 1885, aged 74 years.


Generation 6 (Kent 1 and 2):
Labeus Gurney b. 14 August 1777 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m (1). 7 July 1822 Ruth Gurney at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m (2) 8 January 1800 Susanna Lazell at Abington, Plymouth, MA; d. 29 December 1861 at Abington, Plymouth, MA;
M (1) Children:
1. Mary Palmer b. 7 February 1825 in Abington, Plymouth, MA; m. 12 December 1844 Quincy T. Harden at Abington, Plymouth, MA;
2. Charles Fosdick b. 22 July 1828 at Abington, Plymouth, MA;
3. Eliza GURNEY b. 9 March 1834 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m. Josiah Dunbar
M (2) Children:
4. ?? Gurney b. 22 May 1802
5. Lebbeus b. 15 May 1803; m. Mary Reed
6. Nathan b. 6 May 1807
7.Nahum b. 25 July 1805; 23 October 1828 Cloe Gloyd at Abington, Plymouth, MA


     Labbeus Gurney lived at the fork in the road of Plymouth and Pleasant Street, Abington, MA now Whitman

1850 United States Federal Census

Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts taken on 4 September 1850
      In the house 700 visited) is Lebbens Gurney aged 73 years, male, farmer, value of real estate is $4000, born in Massachusetts; Ruth Gurney aged 53 years, female, born in Massachusetts; Charles F Gurney aged 22 years, male, shoemaker, born in Massachusetts; Eliza Gurney aged 16 years, female, born in Massachusetts attended school in the past year; Sarah A Hersey, aged 19 years, female, born in Massachusetts.



1860 United Stated Federal Census
Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts, taken on 26 June 1860
In the house (989 visited) are Lebbeces Gurney, aged 83 years, male, boxmaker, real estate value $3200, personal estate value $230, born in Massachusetts; Ruth Gurney, aged 63 years, female, born in Massachusetts; Charles Jones, aged 13 years, male, born in Massachusetts; Ralph Hill aged 43 years, male Day laborer, born in Massachusetts.



Generation 6 & 7 (Kent 1 & 2):
Charles Fosdick Gurney b. 22 July 1828 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; m. 17 May 1820 Sarah Ann Hersey at Hanson, Plymouth, MA; d. 10 November 1913 at Whitman, Plymouth, MA. Aged 85 years
Their Children:
1. Charles Manning b. 1855 at Abington, Plymouth, MA; d. 18 November 1937 at Whitman, Plymouth, MA
2. Ella Isabel b. 18 December 1864 at South Abington, Plymouth, MA; m(1) 28 January 1886  Sanford A Whiting; m (2). Norman Ashton Raymond; d. 4 November 1923 at Brockton, Plymouth, MA, aged 58 years.

     Ella Isabel (Gurney) Raymond died as a result of scalding burns from a kettle of hot water. She was divorced from both husbands.

1860 United States Federal Census

Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts take on 27 June 1860
In the house (1800 visited) are Charles F. Gurney, aged 31 years, male, shoemaker, personal estate value at $50, born in Massachusetts; Sarah A Gurney, aged 29 years, female, born in Massachusetts; Charles M. Gurney aged 4 years, male, born in Massachusetts;

1870 United Stated Federal Census

Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts taken on 15 August 1870
In the house (2021 visited) are Charles F. Gurney, aged 41 years, white, male works in shoe factory, personal estate $150, born in Massachusetts US citizen over 21 years; Sarah A. Gurney aged 38 years, female, white, keeping house, born in Massachusetts; Charles M Gurney, male, white, attending school, born in Massachusetts, attuned school in the past year; Ella J. aged 5 years, female, white attending school; born in Massachusetts, attended school in the past year.


1880 United States Federal Census

South Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts taken on 22 June 1880
At 419 Pleasant Street, (546 visited) are Charles F. Gurney, white, male, aged 52 years, self, married works in boot and shoe factory, born in Massachusetts, father born in Massachusetts, mother born in Massachusetts; Sarah A Gurney, white, female, aged 48 years, wife, married, keeping house; born in Massachusetts, father born in Massachusetts, mother born in Massachusetts; Charles M Gurney, white, make, aged 25 years, son, single, works in boot and shoe factory, born in Massachusetts, father born in Massachusetts, mother born in Massachusetts; Ella I. Gurney, white, female, aged 15 years, daughter, single, at school, attended school within the Census year, born In Massachusetts, Father born in Massachusetts, mother born in Massachusetts; William E. Sparrow, white, male, aged 27 years, boarder, single, born in Massachusetts, father born in Massachusetts, mother born in Massachusetts.


1900 United States Federal Census
Whitman, Plymouth, Massachusetts taken on 18 June 1900
At 55 Pleasant Street (398 visited) are Charles F. Gurney, Head, white, male, born July 1828, aged 71 years, married, 48 years, born in Massachusetts, father born in Massachusetts, mother born in Massachusetts, foreman shoe factory, unemployed 1 month, can read, can write, can speak English, rents, house; Sarah Gurney, wife, white, female, born November 1830, aged 69 years, married, 48 years, 2 births, 2 living, born in Massachusetts, father born in Massachusetts, mother born in Massachusetts, can read, can write, can speak English; Charles Gurney, son, white, male, born September 1856, aged 43 years, single, in Massachusetts, father born in Massachusetts, mother born in Massachusetts, shoe operative, unemployed 2 months, can read, can write, can speak English; Ella Whiting, daughter, white, female, born December 1864, aged 35 years, married 14 years, three births, 2 living, in Massachusetts, father born in Massachusetts, mother born in Massachusetts, shoe operative, unemployed 3 months, can read, can write, can Speak English; Clarence Whiting, grandson, white, male, born February 1889, aged 11 years, single, in Massachusetts, father born in Massachusetts, mother born in Massachusetts, at school, 8 months in the Census year, can read, can write, can speak English; Arthur Whiting, grandson, white, male, born June 1891, aged 8years, single, in Massachusetts, father born in Massachusetts, mother born in Massachusetts, at school, 8 months in Census year, can read, can write, can speak English.

55 Pleasant Street, Whitman, MA 02382
1910 United State Federal Census

Whitman, Plymouth, Massachusetts taken on
At 55 Pleasant Street (383 visited) are Charles G. Gurney Head, male, white, aged 81 years, married once for 58 years, born in Massachusetts, father born in Massachusetts, mother born in Massachusetts, speaks English, no occupation, can read, can write, rents, house; Sarah H Gurney, wife, female, white aged 79 years married once for58 years, 2 births, 2 children, born in Massachusetts, father born in Massachusetts, mother born in Massachusetts, speaks English, no occupation, can read, can write; Charles M. Gurney, son, male, white, aged 56 years, single, born in Massachusetts, father in Massachusetts, mother born in Massachusetts, speaks English, stitcher, shoe factory, born in Massachusetts, father born in Massachusetts, mother born in Massachusetts, can read, can write.

Colebrook Cemetery
Charles Fosdick Gurney lot 54 grave 3
Sarah Ann Gurney lot 54 grave 3
Charles M. Gurney lot 54 18 November 1937
Sheppard Funeral Home
Ella Raymond lot 54 Grave 2
Gloria Whiting lot 54 d. 1941
Arthur Whiting 1891-1977 U.S. Army WWI only one with marker
Charles M. Gurney no date, probably child or stillborn

     Charles Manning Gurney, unmarried worked at Regal Shoe Company, Whitman, Laura Kent has Knight of Pythias medal that belonged to him.

Sources:
1. History of Weymouth, Massachusetts in four volumes. Vol. I, Weymouth Historical Society, Howard H. Joy, 1923, pp. 251-252
2. Historic Homes and places and genealogical and personal memoirs, Vol. 4, William Richard Cutter pp. 1820-1821.
3. Weymouth Vital Records
4. Abington Vital Records
5. Gurney Genealogy, Rigler

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