Plymouth County Biographies

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Edmund Weston II

Edmund was born in 1660, and resided in Plympton. Was one of the first settlers of the town. He owned and carried on a grist-mill at Dunham's Point. Was a member of the church and a man of great influence in his native town. The land he owned has always been in possession of his descendants. He died Sept. 23, 1727 in Plympton, Massachusetts, aged 76 years.

Edmund married Rebecca SOULE daughter of John SOULE and granddaughter of George Soule of the May-Flower, and Rebekah SIMMONS in 1688. Rebecca SOULE was born about 1670. She died on 18 Nov 1732.

They had the following children:

M i. Elnathan WESTON was born on 8 Feb 1688 in Plympton, Massachusetts. He died in 1754 in Maine. Elnathan married Desire STANDISH daughter of Alexander STANDISH and Desire DOTY on 21 Feb 1715 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Desire was born on 5 May 1689 in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts. She died on 29 Jun 1766 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

M ii. Zachariah WESTON I was born on 6 Dec 1690 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. He died on 27 Sep 1763. Zachariah married Mehetable SHAW on 23 Jun 1717.

F iii. Rebecca WESTON was born on 31 Jul 1693 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Rebecca married Thomas DARLING . Thomas was born in Middleboro, Massachusetts.

M iv. John WESTON I was born on 27 Jul 1695 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. He died on 12 Aug 1768 in Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts. John married Content JACKSON on 18 Nov 1723.

M v. Edmund WESTON III was born on 21 Oct 1697 in Plympton, Massachusetts. He died on 29 Apr 1773. Edmund married (1) Susannah JACKSON on 21 Jan 1724. Susannah died on 4 Nov 1734 in Middleboro, Massachusetts. Edmund married (2) Elizabeth SMITH after 1734.

M vi. Benjamin WESTON Sr. was born on 6 Nov 1701 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. He died on 5 May 1773 in Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Benjamin married (1) Hannah BISHOP before 1723. Hannah died before 1731. Benjamin married (2) Hannah COOMER daughter of William COOMER and Joanna ----- in 1731 in Plympton, Massachusetts. Hannah died on 6 Aug 1741 in Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Benjamin married (3) Philemon JONES after 1740 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Benjamin married (4) Mrs. Mercy LOBDELL.


Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families.

Thomas Weston, Jr., Esq., A.M., The Descendants of Edmund Weston of Duxbury, Mass. for Five Generations, VOL. XLI. 25, p. 286.

Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850