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Medfield, Massachusetts, USA - E. V. Mitchell Co's Hat Factory
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America/USA  Mehitable  Thurston

  (b. 7 July 1667Medfield, Massachusetts Bay Colony   d. 24 April 1749Dover, Province of Massachusetts Bay )  

Mehitable Thurston was born 7 July 1667 in Medfield, Massachusetts Bay Colony. Mehitable Thurston was the child of John Thurston and Mary Wood and the grandchild of: (paternal)  John Thurston and Margaret Buck (maternal)  Nicholas Wood and Mary Pidge? Williams?

She married  Eleazer Ellis 27 May 1690 in Dedham, Massachusetts Bay Colony .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Eleazer Ellis  was born 24 April 1664 in Medfield, Massachusetts, USA .  He died 25 December 1730 in Dover, Massachusetts, USA .  He was the son of Richard Ellis (Ellice) and Elizabeth French.

Mehitable Thurston died 24 April 1749 in Dover, Province of Massachusetts Bay.

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Mehitable Thurston married America/USA Eleazer Ellis-- Date: 27 May 1690 Place: Dedham, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Eleazer Ellis was the son of Richard Ellis (Ellice) and Elizabeth French

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America/USA Josiah Ellis (b.13 September 1691, Dedham, Hancock, Maine, New England  d. 1 June 1751, Dover, Province of Massachusetts Bay)

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7 July 1667
Medfield, Massachusetts, USA

USA 1675 - King Philip's War takes place between Native Americans and New England colonists
In colonial New England, King Philip's War begins when a band of Wampanoag warriors raid the border settlement of Swansee, Massachusetts, and massacre the English colonists there.

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World History 1689 - William & Mary assume English throne. Peter the Great assumes Russian throne.

1690 Marriage / Partner
Mehitable Thurston and Eleazer Ellis 27 May 1690, Dedham, Massachusetts, USA

1691 Birth of Child
Josiah Ellis was born 13 September 1691, Dedham, Hancock, Maine, USA

USA 1692 - March 1 - Salem Witch Trials

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Invention 1698 - The steam engine is invented (Thomas Savery, England)
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USA 1704 - February 29 - French forces from Quebec and Native American forces under the command of Jean-Baptiste Hertel de Rouville attacked the village of Deerfield, Massachusetts.
February 29, 1704 - Queen Anne's War - Deerfield Massacre - Major Jean-Baptiste de Rouville and his four brothers attack and burn an English settlement at Salmon Falls in the Connecticut River valley ...Read MORE...

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Eleazer Ellis died 25 December 1730, Dover, Massachusetts, USA

24 April 1749
Dover, Massachusetts, USA

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Highland Cemetery Dover Norfolk County Massachusetts, USA
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In Memory of Mr.
Who Died Dec.
25th 1730 in ye
67th Year of
His Age

(Right panel)
In Memory of
ELLIS Who Died
Apr. 24, 1749 in
ye 82nd Year of her

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