|John Pedrick||Mary Browne||Thomas Martin||Eleanor Knott|
|b. abt. 1660 in Marblehead||b. abt. 1668 in Marblehead||b. 9 Jun 1675 in Marblehead||b. 4 Jul 1683 in Marblehead|
|d. bef. 1728 in Marblehead||d. aft. 1705 in Marblehead||d. bef. 22 Jan 1759 in Marblehead||d. 4 Jul 1759 in Marblehead|
|Joseph Pedrick||Sarah Martin|
|bp. 26 Sep 1703 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts||b. 3 Mar 1705 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts|
|d. 11 Jan 1770 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts||d. 26 Oct 1788 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts|
|Marriage||9 May 1725||Joseph Pedrick to Sarah Martin in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts|
|Mary Pedrick b. Nov 1724 in Marblehead; m. 22 Feb 1749 in Marblehead Robert Girdler (bp. 13 Oct 1721 and d. 8 Aug 1815 in Marblehead); seven children: Robert, Sarah, Mary, Eleanor, Margaret, Robert, Joseph, and Thomas Girdler; d. 28 Jul 1801 in Marblehead|
|Joseph bp 12 Nov 1727 in Marblehead; no further records. Probably died young.|
|Sarah Martin b. 18 Sep 1731in Marblehead, m. 26 Sep 1749 in Marblehead Nicholson Broughton (b. 23 Jan 1725 and d, 3 Aug 1798 in Marblehead); seven children: Sarah, Jacob, Mary, Nicholson, Anna, Eleanor and Nicholson Broughton; d. 17 Jun 1793 in Marblehead|
|John bp 19 Aug 1733 in Marblehead; m. 1) 25 Mar 1756 in Marblehead Mehitable Stacy (b. 10 Feb 1733 and d. Jul 1773 in Marblehead); eight children: Sarah, Mehitable, John, Lydia, Joseph, Mary, Annis and Ebenezer Pedrick; 2) Hannah unknown (d. 18 Apr 1810) d. in Marblehead 1780|
|Thomas bp, 8 Feb 1735 in Marblehead; m. in Marblehead 1) 7 Oct 1762 Mary Peach (b. 12 Oct 1735 and d. 17 Oct 1762 in Marblehead); 2) 21 Sep 1782 in Marblehead Amy Nicholson (bp. 31 May 1741 and d. 8 Aug 1790 in Marblehead); 3) 3 Jan 1799 Mary Pattin (b. 2 Aug 1778 and d. 7 Feb 1850 in Marblehead); d. 23 Sep 1802 in Marblehead|
|William b. 26 Feb 1737 in Marblehead; m. 11Aug 1763 in Marblehead Mary Barker (b. 16 Oct 1743 and d. 25 Oct 1815 in Marblehead; 14 children: Hannah, Sarah, Joseph, Mary, Ruth, John, Sarah, Elizabeth, William, John, Eleanor, Hannah, Benjamin, and George Pedrick; d. 24 Oct 1803 in Marblehead|
|Benjamin bp 9 Mar 1739 in Marblehead and lost at sea 24 Oct 1803|
|Richard bp. 7 Mar 1742 in Marblehead; m. 1) in Marblehead 29 Mar 1765 Nary Bartoll (b. 18 May 1746 and d. 4 Apr 1768 in Marblehead); two children: Mary and Sarah Pedrick; 2) 25 Nov 1770 in Marblehead Elizabeth Carder (b. Mar 1743 and d. 14 Dec 1804 in Marblehead); six children: Richard, John, Joseph, Elizabeth, Benjamin, and Hannah Pedrick: d. 4 Nov 1814 in Marblehead|
|Samuel bp. 11 Mar 1743 in Marblehead; m. 29 Oct 1767 in Marblehead Sarah Stacey (bp 5 Aug 1750 and d. 27 Oct 1806 in Marblehead); one child: Sarah Pedrick; d. May 1772 in Marblehead|
|Knott bp. 20 Jul 1746 in Marblehead; m. 15 Apr 1768 in Marblehead Mary Dixey (b. abt. 1750 and d. 5 Sep 1824 in Marblehead); twelve children: Knott, Mary, Sarah, Joseph, John, Ann, Isabella, Ann (Nancy), Eleanor, Emma, Tabitha, and Benjamin Pedrick; estate probated 5 Nov 1805 in Marblehead|
|Eleanor bp. 27 Mar 1748 in Marblehead; no further records|
|Joseph bp. 29 Apr 1750 in Marblehead; m. 28 Jan 1787 in Marblehead Mary Bessom (bp. 8 Jan 1758 in Marblehead); d. ?|
Richard and Sarah Martin Pedrick had four sons who served in the Revolution. They were the grandparents of Chief Justice Joseph Story. They were also the parents of a local legend, Major John Pedrick, and the parents-in-law of Nicholas Broughton, another Marblehead legend and the commander of the Hannah, the first vessel in the U.S, Navy.
Joseph was described as a merchant by the administrators of his estate in his probate papers (he died intestate). He was the brother of our direct ancestor Richard Pedrick, who married Jean Merritt. Joseph's wife Sarah Martin was the daughter of Thomas Martin, one in a long line of Marblehead sea captains, and Eleanor Knott, the daughter of Hannah Devereux and her second husband, Richard Knott. The same Hannah Devereux and her first husband, Peter Greenfield, were the grandparents of Joseph's father, John.
The children of Joseph and Sarah Martin Pedrick were the children of the American Revolution, and four of their sons served in the fight for freedom. Marblehead at the point of the first Revolutionary action was second only to Boston in population and affluence. Marbleheaders had largely made their livings as mariners, and these skills made them a natural choice for some of the War's coastal activities. George Washington appointed Colonel (later General) John Glover to guard the coast, and the schooner named Hannah was outfitted for duty that was brief but nevertheless earned her place as being the first vessel in the U.S. Navy. Conflicting information exists about whether the Hannah was owned by John Glover or his father-in-law, John Gale (another of our direct ancestors), but it was named for Glover's wife, Hannah Gale. Hannah Gale was descended from John Devereux, Jr., who was the brother of Sarah's grandmother, Hannah Devereux. General Glover appointed Nicholson Broughton the captain of the Hannah during its brief career in the Revolution. Broughton, was the son-in-law of Joseph and Sarah Martin Pedrick and husband of their daughter, Sarah Martin Pedrick. Marbleheaders were instrumental in ferrying George Washington and his troops across the Delaware River, and are credited by many as saving the American side of the Revolution at a point when success didn't look optimistic. The Documents section offers several articles about some of these interesting events and people.
Many of the children left wills, which provide a bit more information about their families than if they had died intestate.
After Major John's first wife, Mehitable Stacey, died he married a woman named Hannah who was named in his will. She outlived her husband by 20 years. The Documents section has a photo of his house as well as other mansions in Marblehead at that time. Of special interest to this ancestors in this tree is the relationship of all these people to our direct ancestor, Hannah Devereux and her parents John and Ann.
The eight surviving children and the heirs of the two deceased were named in his will. He asked that his sons John and Joseph serve as administrators, but John was lost at sea and Joseph "removed himself from this government" without having completed the probate. The estate included two schooners, the Sally and the Polly. Knott left his estate to his widow for her lifetime, then 1/11th to each: son Joseph; son John; daughter Sally, wife of Edmund Bray; daughter Isabella, wife of John Russell; daughter Nancy, wife of Samuel Russell; daughter Eleanor; daughter Emmy; daughter Tabitha; the children of his late son, Knott, deceased; the children of his daughter, Mary Scobie, deceased; and to his grandson Thomas Pedrick. His will did not specify who Thomas's parents were, but the only grandson Thomas I could find was the son of his son, John.
Be sure to visit the Douments section for aticles about this notable family.
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