John Devereux, Jr. - Susannah Hartshorne Family Group

Parents   Parents
John Devereux Ann   Thomas Hartshorne Susannah Buck
  b. abt. 1615 in England b. abt. 1620 in England   b. 18 May 1614 in England b. 1622 in England
  d. Probate 20 May 1695 in Marblehead d. 26 Apr 1708 in Marblehead   d. 18 May 1683 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts d. 18 Mar 1660 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts
John Devereux, Jr. Susannah Hartshorne
b. abt. 1653 in Marblehead, Essex , Massachusetts b. 2 Mar 1659 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts
d. bef. 1695 in in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts d. 5 May 1718 in Watertown, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Relationship Events
Marriage Abt. 1684 John Devereux to Susannah Hartshorne
Marriage 10 Jan 1695 Susannah Hartshorne to Stephen Parker
Children of John Devereux and Susannah Hartshorne
John Devereux III, b. abt. 1685 and died young in Marblehead
Sarah Devereux b. abt. 1686 in Marblehead, m. 1700 in Marblehead Joseph Abbott (16 Aug 1674 and d. 9 Jan 1767 in Andover, Essex. Massachusetts); seven children: Susannah Devereux, John, Sarah, Mary, Ann, Joseph, and Hannah Abbott; d. aft. 1757
Susannah Devereux b. abt. 1688 in Marblehead; m. 29 Oct 1706 in Marblehead Jonas Dennis (bp. 18 Nov 1688 and d. 1751 in Marblehead); eight children: James, Susannah, Jonas, Devereux, John, Hannah, and Elizabeth Dennis; d. aft. 1751 in Marblehead
Ann bp. 24 Aug 1690 in Marblehead, m. 31 Oct 1706 in Marblehead Faithful Bartlett (b. abt. 1683 and d. 10 Jan 1748; four children: twins: Bethina and Elizabeth, Humphrey, and Ann Bartlett; d. after 1748
Children of Stephen Parker and Susannah Hartshorne
Ruth Parker b. 4 Oct 1695 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts;; m. bat. 1715 Joseph Sett, Jr. (b, 25 Aug 1689 and d. 15 Apr 1745) in Marble head; five children: Hannah, Ruth,, Joseph, Stephen, and Hannah Sett; 4 Apr 1725 in Marblehead
  Hepzibah Parker b. 4 Feb 1702 in Reading,Middlesex, Massachusetts; m. 27 Feb 1716 in Watertown Jonathan Phillips (b. 1697 in Watertown, d. ? in Newport, Rhode Island); ten children: Stephen, Hepzibah, Mary, Jonathan, Samuel, Ruth, Susanna, and Elijah Phillip, and others; d. ?

What We Know About This Family

An Overview of Their Lives

John Devereux, Jr., son of John Devereux, one of the earliest settlers in Marblehead, married Susannah Hartshorne of Reading, Massachusetts, and they had at least four children, three of whom were still living and mentioned in their grandfather's will. We know practically nothing about John, possibly because he died somewhat young. As an adolescent, he had to pay a fine or receive whipping because he joined several other friends at night and committed petty thefts. Since his name didn't appear in court records after that time, we assume he stayed on the straight and narrow.

Susannah Hartshorne's ancestry is well documented. Her parents had numerous sons who all had numerous children, After John's death, she married widower Stephen Parker and settled with him in Watertown. Stephen Parker came from a family with several tragedies. His parents had two sons who were "non compos mentis" at the time his father made his will, and his mother was deemed so before she died. His uncle Nathan Parker with three trusted friends were designated as overseers of his brother's estate. The uncle Nathan's second wife was the Mary Parker who was hanged as a witch during the Salem witchcraft hysteria. Stephen's brother John was killed by Indians at Black Point (Scarborough), Maine in 1677, and his brother Samuel was killed by Indians in 1690 at his farm in Haverhill. Stephen's first wife Mary died after 13 years of marriage leaving him with four young children. Widow Suzanne Hartshorne Devereux and her three young daughters joined with the Parkers not long after the death of both first spouses. They had two additional daughters. Although they settled away from Marblehead after Susannah's second marriage, it appears they kept in touch as four of her five five daughters married Marblehead men, the fifth moved with her husband not long after their marriage, and two of them married the children of their father's sisters.

About the Children of Susannah Hartshorne and John Devereux, Jr.

  • Sarah Devereux married Joseph Abbott, and their seven children were all born in Marblehead.

  • Susannah Devereux married Jonas Dennis and their eight children were all born in Marblehead. Jonas' maternal grandfather, Mark Pitman, was killed by Indians at the Battle of Bloody Brook in 1675. Jonas and Susannah are our direct ancestors and have their own family group page.

  • Anne Devereux married Faithful Bartlett, the son of her father's sister Bethiah, and they raised four children in Marblehead. Faithful's paternal uncle Captain Robert Bartlett (brother of John who married Bethiah Devereux) was another of our direct ancestors.

About the Children of Susannah Hartshorne and Stephen Parker

  • Ruth Parker married Joseph Swett, Jr. her cousin by her Aunt Hannah Devereux Greenfield Knott Swett. Her husband started as a shoemaker but began a very successful foreign-trade business. Their daughter, Ruth Swett, married Hannah's great grandson Robert "King" Hooper, the grandson of her daughter Anna Greenfield Hooper.

  • Hepzibah Parker was Susannah's youngest child, and the only one who didn't marry a Marblehead man. Jonathan Phillips was born in Watertown, and they married there in 1717, but in 1719, they removed to Marblehead where most of their children were born. In 1740, they moved to Newport, Rhode Island where he remained until his death. I'm unable to find the date and place of death for Helzipah, but their youngest son Elijah was born in Rhode Island in 1741.

Proof of Relationship

The genealogical records 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.


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