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Gershom Brigham

Male 1680 - 1749  (68 years)


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  • Name Gershom Brigham 
    Born 23 Feb 1680  Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biographical Information Gershom settled on the homestead of his father in Marlborough, and was surveyor for the west end of the town, 1710; tythingman,1716; constable, 1721; one of a committee to "seat the meeting," 1727; selectman, 1733.

    In ancient England, a tythingman was the chief man of a borough, and later, a petty constable. In New England in the 17th century he had similar duties to the earlier tythingman, but the tythingman was charged with the prevention of disorderly conduct; later, he was in charge of enforcing the observance of the Sabbath and in keeping order in worship services; he was also a collector of the tithes during the service. 
    Library book: History of the Brigham Family 010 
    Died 3 Jan 1748/1749  Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 8 siblings 
    Person ID I196  Nagel
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2014 

    Father Thomas Brigham,   b. 9 Mar 1641, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1717, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary Rice,   b. 19 Sep 1646, Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1695, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 27 Dec 1665  Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F76  Group Sheet

    Family Mehitabel Warren,   b. 22 Apr 1684, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 18 May 1703  Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Medfield Marriages 180.
    Medfield Marriages 180.
    "Vital Records of Medfield Massachusetts to the Year 1850" by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts 1903. Page 180.
    Children 
     1. Martha Brigham,   b. 6 Oct 1704, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1782, Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Joseph Brigham,   b. 21 Apr 1706, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1786, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Abigail Brigham,   b. 25 Nov 1708, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Gershom Brigham,   b. 4 Nov 1712, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Benjamin Brigham,   b. 19 Feb 1714, Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F69  Group Sheet