John Gale - Miriam Stacey Family Group

Parents   Parents
Benjamin Gale Deliverance Codner Deacon John Stacey Agnes Pedrick
  bp. 17 May 1663 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts b.. 1655 in Marblehead   bp. 29 Jan 1746 In Salem b. 1655 in Marblehead
  d. 3 Apr 1714 in Marblehead d. Apr 1723 in Marblehead   d. 23 Mar 1705 in Marblehead d. 19 Jun 1715 in Marblehead
John Gale Miriam Stacey
b. 13 Dec 1679 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts bp. 13 Jun 1696 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts
d. Probate 6 May 1714 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts d. Dec 1724 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts
Relationship Events
Marriage 12 Nov 1702 Miriam Stacey to John Gale in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts
Marriage 10 Aug 1714 Miriam Stacey to Ephraim Sandin in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts
Children of John Gale and Miriam Stacey (Events in Marblehead Unless Stated Otherwise)
John Gale b. 15 Mar 1704; m. 23 Oct 1727 Susannah Dennis (b. 22 Apr 1710); eight children: Susannah, Miriam, Hannah, Sarah, John, Jonas, Jonas, and Mary Gale
Annis (Agnes) Gale bp. 14 Oct 1705; d. bef.24 Apr 1715
  Joseph Gale b. 12 Nov 1706; m. 2 Oct 1729 Hannah Carder (b. 14 Oct 1711); six children: Joseph, Andrew,, John, Hannah, Samuel, and Hannah Gale
Benjamin Gale b. 21 Aug 1709; d. bef. 22 Feb 1712
Ambrose Gale bp. 6 Oct 1710; d. bef. 7 Oct 1711
  Ambrose Gale b. 7 Oct 1711; no further records
  Benjamin Gale bp. 22 Feb 1712; m. 1) 28 Dec 1730 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Lydia Henfield (bp. 20 May 1716 in Salem, d. ; five children: Lydia, Mary, Benjamin, Ambrose,, and Ambrose Gale; m. 2) 28 Dec 17390 in Salem; Mrs. Mary Phipps; d. probate 29 Dec 1750 in Salem
  Edward Gale bp. 31 May 1713; d. bef. 25 Dec 1724
Children of John Gale and Miriam Stacey (Events in Marblehead Unless Stated Otherwise)
  Annis (Agnes) Sandin bp. 24 Apr 1715; no further records
Miriam Sandin bp. 8 Jul 1716; d. bef. 23 Oct 1724
Sarah Sandin bp. 21 Jul 1717; d. bef. 12 Dec 1725
  Samuel Sandin bp 17 Aug 1718; ; no further records
Charity Sandin bp. 16 Aug 1719; d. bef. 18 Oct 1724
  Elizabeth Sandin bp. 18 Jun 1721; m. Thomas Follett; three children: Elizabeth, Thomas, and William Follett
  Mary Sandin bp. 3 Aug 1722; m. Thomas Cavendish (b. 18 Oct 1718); four children: Mary, Ann, Thomas, and Ephraim Cavendish
  Charity Sandin bp. 18 Oct 1724;
  Miriam Sandin bp. 23 Oct 1724; m. John Chambers; four children: Miriam, Joseph, Ephraim, and Miriam Chambers
  Sarah Sandin bp.12 Dec 1725; no further records

What We Know About This Family

An Overview of Their Lives

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 and parents of numerous children. Miriam is noteworthy for the number of children she gave birth to (18), although sadly, many died young.

Miriam was the daughter of Deacon John Stacey and his wife Agnes Pedrick. Ephraim. Sr. was the grandson of our ancestors, Arthur and Margaret Sandin.

Ephraim, Jr. and Miriam had several children together, the last one baptized in Dec 1725. In February 1725, 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 unable 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 that time.

Proof of Relationship

Vital statistics and the guardianship document are our best proof of relationship.

What Else We Need to Learn

The goal of this project is to trace every line of ancestry to the arrival of its first immigrant to America. The basic information of each couple is considered complete when we know the dates of birth, marriage, and death for both spouses. their parents' names (or whether they were the immigrant), and the child or children in our ancestry line.

The research on this family is complete. A later check might find more information about the children.


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