Parents
  945 Benjamin Gale Deliverance Codner
1662 - 1714 1655 - 1723
 
Parents
  910 Deacon John Stacey Agnes Pederick
1646 - 1705 1651 - 1715
HUSBAND
880 John Gale
13 Sep 1679
Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
d. Probate Jun 1714.
Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
WIFE
Merriam Stacey
bp. 13 Jun 1686
Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
d. ?
Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Relationship Events:
12 Nov 1702 Marriage John Gale to Merriam Stacey in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1o Aug 1714 Marriage Widow Miriam Stacey Gale to Ephraim Sandin
     
     
26 Nov 1774
CHILDREN OF JOHN GALE AND MIRIAM STACEY:
Ancestor Leaf 765 John Gale b. 15 Mar 1704 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA;
m.
Susanna Dennis 23 Oct 1727 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USAEight Children: Susannah, Miriam, Hannah, Sarah, John, Jonas (1), Jonas (2), and Mary Gale
  Annis Gale bp. 14 Oct 1705 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA; d. ?
?
Died Young
  Joseph Gale bp. 12 Nov 1706 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA; d.?
m.
Hannah Charder 20 Oct 1729 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Five Children: Ambrose, Hannah (1), Hannah (2), John, Joseph, and Samuell Gale
  Benjamin Gale b. 21 Aug 1708 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA; d. before 22 Feb 1712 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Died Young  
  Ambrose Gale b. 8 Oct 1710 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA; d. 1710.
Died Young
 
  Ambrose Gale b. 7 Oct 1711 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA; d. ?
?
No Further Record (NFR)
  Benjamin Gale bp. 22 Feb 1712 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA; d. ?
m.
Lydia Henfield of Salem 28 Dec 1730 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Five Children: Mary, Benjamin, Ambrose (1), Ambrose (2), and Lydia Gale, all born in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
  Edward Gale bp. 31 May 1713 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA; d. before 1725
?
Died Young  
CHILDREN OF MIRIAM STACEY GALE AND EPHRAIM SANDIN:
  Annis Sandin bp. 24 Apr 1715 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts   NFR  
  Miriam Sandin bp.8 Jul 1716 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts
Died Young  
  Sarah Sandin bp. 21 Jul 1717 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts   Died Young  
  Samuel Sandin bp. 17 Aug 1718 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts   NFR  
  Charity Sandin bp. 16 Aug 1719 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts   Died Young  
  Elizabeth Sandin bp.18 Jun 1721 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts
m.
31 Dec 1754 Thomas Follett in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts Three Children: Elizabeth. Thpmas, and William Follett
  Mary Sandin bp.3 Aug 1722 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts
m.
29 Seo 1740 Thomas Cavendish in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts Four Children:Mary, Ann, Thomas, and Ephraim Cavendish
  Miriam Sandin bp 23 Sep 1724 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts
m.
18 Nov 1746 John Chambers in Marblehead, Essex, massachusetts Four Children: Miriam, Joseph, Ephraim. Miriam Sandin
  Charity Sandin bp. 18 Oct 1724 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts   NFR  
  Sarah Sandin bp. 12 Dec 1725 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts   NFR  
 
What We Know

 

Very little information other than the vital records presented could be found for this union of two people descended from some of the earliest Marblehead settlers.

Merriam (Miriam) was the daughter of Deacon John Stacey and his wife Agnes Pederick Stacey. She married John Gale, and together they had eight children, only four of whom (John, Joseph, Benjamin, and Ambrose) were still surviving in 1725 when Ephraim Sandin accepted guardianship of the Gale minors.

John's will was probated in June 1714. A few weeks later, his widow, who was noted in the marriage record as "Miriam Gale," married Ephraim Sandin, the son of Ephraim Sandin, Sr. and Miriam Bassett Sandin.

 

Ephraim, Jr. and Miriam had several children together, the last one baptized in Dec 1725. In February a few months before this final baptism, the four sons of Miriam's marriage to John Gale filed court papers "choosing" Ephraim as their legal guardian. The oldest, our ancestor John was then 14 years old.

I have been uable to find records of death for Miriam, Ephraim, Jr. or any of the children. The fact that her last child was baptized the same year that her second husband filed for guardianship leads me to speculate that she died about thqat time.

 

VITAL RECORDS:

 

 

 

The following document is the bond for Miriam Gale as administratrix of her first husband's death.

 

The following document signed by four of John Gale's sons officially "chooses" Ephraim Sandin as their guardians.

 

 

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