man Ebenezer Stuart‏‎, son of Duncan Stuart and Ann Winchester‏.
Born ‎ 1676 at Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, died ‎ Apr 30, 1749 at Byfield, Massachusetts‎, 72 or 73 years
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BIOGRAPHY
Bibliographic Information:
Stuart, Joseph A.
Genealogical History of the Duncan Stuart Family in America.
Caxton Press. 1894
I get no birth record of Samuel or Ebenezer; (specs they growed, like Topsy,) nor can I find any data of Samuel, but from records of
deeds at Salem (See Appendix C) I learned that Ebenezer accumulated property at Rowley, these deeds placing hi m as an Innholder at Rowley Byfield, in the corner of Rowley south of Newbury Byfield, and owning land near his inn, one purchase extending to the Bradford line.

In the deed of 1718 the daughters' names are missing, but among my note s is a marriage of Silvanas Wentworth and Elizabeth
Stewart, of Rowley, Nov. 3 , 1685, when Duncan's Elizabeth would be 23 years old. This, with our story of the daughters that were Carters,
previously mentioned, and that there was a N ancy Carter in the household of Captain Robert Stuart during the Revolution, s upposed to
have been a descendant of one of these sisters, is all I learn of them. Ebenezer married Elizabeth Johnson May 23, 1698, and from a
deed by one of his children I learn that he died before Feb. 23, 1746, making him seventy or more years old at ?? death. His estate was not
settled till 1749, (See App end?? C, bottom of page 146.) Below is as full a tabular record as I can obtai n of the births, marriages and
deaths of the
CHILDREN OF EDENEZER AND ELIZABE TH JOHNSON STUART.
NAME ??ORN MARRIED TO OF DIED
AO? ?
1. SAEAM May1??,1699 (???)Wob??ter Kingston
2.ROB??T Nov.20,1701 Dec.11,1727 Anno Adams Newbury 1782 80
3. ??ARD Oct. 15,1704 Jud ith Poor Boxford
4. JOHN Oct. 20, 1707 Nov. --,1732 Hannah ??ley Rowley
5. ELIZABETH " " " Feb. 17,1726 Benj. Wchster Kingston bef 1746
6. AN N Mar. 27,1712 No record Samuel Lowell Rowley
7. MERCY No reco rd Dec. 26,1734 Ezra Clough Kingston
8. MA?? Oct. 26,1715 Ma r. 8,1737 Nathl Boynton Rowley
9. CHARLES May ??1,1718 No record Sar ah Fisk Boxford
10. JA??E Aug. 17,1720 Dec. 24,1751 William Dav is Newtown
.
APPENDIX C.
D??RDS TO EBENEZER STUART, AND ABSTRACT OF HIS WILL.
In the Essex Registry of Deeds at Salem I found these records:--B. 26, p. 176, Jonathan Pritchard sold land to Ebenezer
Stuart; b. 33, p. 58, Samuel Dic kinson sold to Ebenezer Stuart land bounded on the southeast side by land of s aid Stuart, southwest by
Woodman's land; b. 44, p. 148, Dec. 9, 1724, Samuel Platto to Ebenezer Stuart, Innholder, of Rowley, in the part called Byfield, an d
upon the plain called Rye Plain, 11 acres--3 acres as part of lot laid out as right of Richard Thurlow, and 3 acres as part of lot laid out
as right of F rancis Parrott--the three acres bounded on westerly end by so called Ox Pastu re Land; b. 45, p. 58, July 1, 1725, John Bennett
to Ebenezer Stuart, for ¶7 1 0s., one lot, which is the last draft of freehold right in the middle commons- -witnesses, Joseph Jewett and
John Hobson; b. 48, p. 279, Sept. 30, 1726, Dav id Wood to Ebenezer Stuart, for ¶30, one commonage or freehold in Middle Commo nage; b. 49, p. 169, July 12, 1727, Mehitable Woodman, single, of Newbury, dau ghter of Joshua Woodman, to Ebenezer Stuart, lunholder, of Rowley, for ¶185, e ight acres, bounded Ed by the great swamp, Nd by land in possession of John Lu ll, Innholder, N. W. and S.
W. by land of Dea. Maximillian Jewett,--with 1-2 d welling house, 1-2 of barn and orchard.--Also another tract of 30 acres , bounded
Ed by Maximillian Jewett's land, N. W. by Town of Rowley's land?? W. by the highway in Bradford, and S. E. by said Stuart's land. In all
these de eds Ebenezer's name was spelt with "u" as ??ere printed. The following, sent me by Mr. Preston, are spelt by him with "ew," and I
am inclined to think the name in the deeds was thus spelt as I had taken notes of only those in the index spelt Stuart, thinking at the
time no others

Married ‎ May 23, 1698 at Rowley, Massachusetts (50 years married) to:

woman Elizabeth Johnson‏‎
Born ‎ 1677 at Rowley, Massachusetts, died ‎ Apr 12, 1749 at Byfield, Massachusetts‎, 71 or 72 years
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Children:

1.
woman Sarah Stuart‏
Born ‎ May 10, 1699 at Rowley, MA, died ‎after 1719 at Kingston, NH‎, at least 20 years
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BIOGRAPHY
Bibliographic Information: Stuart, Joseph A. Genealogical H istory of
the Duncan
Stuart Family in America. Caxton Press. 1894.
2.
man Robert Stuart‏
Born ‎ Nov 26, 1701 at Rowley, Massachusetts, died ‎ 1781‎, 79 or 80 years
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BIOGRAPHY
Bibliographic Information:
Stuart, Joseph A.
Genealogical History of the Duncan Stuart Family in America.
Caxton Press. 1894.
ROBERT S TUART, our immediate ancestor, second child and eldest
son of EBENEZER, of DUN CAN STUART; was born at Rowley, Nov. 26, 1701.
In his youth he was in the pers onal service of Gov. William Dummer, at
Newbury, Mass. On Dec. 11, 1727, he ma rried Anne Adams, a relative and
co-descendant with the Governor from John Dum mer, of Bishopstoke,
Eng., he being of the 4th and she of the 6th generation f rom John
through the two brothers Richard and Stephen that came to Newbury in
1638. (See Ancestral Chart, page 108, and Appendix D for Dummer,
Sewall, Long fellow and Adams records.) Anne Adams was born
April 29, 1705, and was of the 4th generation from Robert Adams, who
came to Ipswich in 1635.
Robert Stuart took his bride upon the pillion behind him to spend
their winter's hone ymoon in a leg cabin on his land in the Kingston
Woods. From deeds on record I find that he owned land in Rowley in
1723, he selling land then; and in 1729 he sold land with buildings in
Rowley. (See Appendix E.)
Not being fully sati sfied with his location in Kingston Robert
Stuart removed to the Newtown Woods between the years 1741, he then
being "of Kingston," and 1745, when he is on record in a deed as of
Amesbury. (See Appendix E.) He probably desired to get back into
Massachusetts, the King having decreed in 1740 that Kingston should be
a part of New Hampshire. If that was his object his effort was futile,
for the State line was at length established a few rods south of his
house. (See Appendix F.)
Our family traditions say that Anne's two brothers, Joseph and
S amuel used to visit her frequently, but her father, who was greatly
opposed to her going into the wilderness, came but once, when, finding
the cabin uncomfo rtably cool he set to work stopping the chinks
between the logs. They were in the habit of salting down a beef and a
hog each fall for poorer neighbors. A r elative not naturally so
generous as themselves reported to him seeing his wif e give a whole
strip of pork away, and got for answer that it was put into the barrel
for his wife to give to whoever needed it and that he had nothing
far ther to do with it.
He was an early riser, and while making ??call upon a neig hbor one
evening, being told that his turn would come next, as a certain
wild cat that had been ravaging the roosts of the vicinity had eaten
the last of hi s (Heath's) hens, he answered that if they got up as
early as he did they woul dn't have lost many hens.--On going out at
earliest dawn to feed his stock the next day he saw the wildcat jump
and seize a hen, and located the cat by the squawking of the hen in an
unoccupied cattle manger. By grasping the stanchion beam overhead with
his hands he succeeded in bringing his whole weight of ove r two
hundred pounds upon the wildcat at once; but not till the creature had
been able to turn and claw his buskins off and bite and scratch his
legs badly did he succeed in stamping the life out of it. Carrying the
carcass to the ho use he threw it upon the kitchen hearth, telling his
wife to get up and do up his wounds. He was unable to go out of the
house again that winter,--but no mo re hens were lost.
Like his fathers,--and I might add his descendants,--he was
always a little in advance of those about him in religion as well as
in polt ics and became a Baptist, or what was then called a "Schemer,"
In New Hampshir e As It Is I find that the first Baptist Church in New
Hampshire was organized in 1755 at Newtown. Our great-grandfather
Robert Stuart built the first log church, hired and paid Elder Walter
Powers, and with Deacon Francis Chase invi ted all to come and hear THE
TRUTH FREE OF EXPENSE.
This was called "Stuart's Church," and claiming to have thus already
paid for support of the Gospel he refused to pay his "minister's tax."
While he wa
3.
man Richard Stuart‏
Born ‎ Oct 15, 1704 at Rowley, Massachusetts, died ‎ 1777‎, 72 or 73 years
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BIOGRAPHY
Bibliographic Information:
Stuart, Joseph A.
Genealogical History of the Duncan Stuart Family in America.
Caxton Press. 1894.
3. RICHA RD, born Oct. 15, 1704, is described in deeds as a
husbandman and cordwainer. He married Judith, the daughter of Joseph
Poor, previous to 1729.
In 1737 an d In 1744 he bought land of his brother John, and in 1746 he
bought his sister Ann's share of their late father's estate.--By the
Rowley records Richard had :--Ebenezer, Jan. 3, 1729; Joseph, Aug. 5,
1731. Mr. Haskins found a deed by R ichard Stewart, of Leominster, in
1775, conveying to Richard Foster, of Boxfor d, land in Boxford coming
to said Richard's wife, Mary, from the estate of her father, Samuel
Flak, of Boxford. An Ebenezer Stewart witnessed the deed. Mr. Haskins
thought this was Ebenezer's Richard, and that he was twice married,
b ut there seems to be no such marriage record in either Boxford or
Rowley, nor any death record of his first wife. I think the Richard,
of Leominster may hav e been his son, born later than Joseph. (See
Appendix C, page 117.)
4.
woman Elizabeth Stuart‏‎
Born ‎ 1706 at Rowley, MA‎
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BIOGRAPHY
Bibliographic Information:
Stuart, Joseph A.
Genealogical History of the Duncan Stuart Family in America.
Caxton Press. 1894.
The birt h of Ebenezer's ELIZABETH is not recorded in the
Institute Collections, althou gh her marriage with Benjamin Webster is.
In some of my notes I had her as a t win with John, both born Oct. 20,
1707. She may have been born in 1707 and Joh n in 1709, and both being
recorded at one time, one date may have been acciden tally omitted. She
married Benjamin Webster, of Kingston, Feb.17, 1726, and di ed before
her father. From one of the sisters came Esq. Isaac Webster, of
Deep Brook, and from the other came "Wildeat" Isaac Webster, the
latter of whom had two sons and four or five daughters, but I fail to
learn from which sister they respectively came.
5.
man John Stuart‏
Born ‎ Oct 20, 1709 at Rowley, Massachusetts, died ‎ 1792 at Leominster, Massachusetts‎, 82 or 83 years
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BIOGRAPHY
Bibliographic Information:
Stuart, Joseph A.
Genealogical History of the Duncan Stuart Family in America.
Caxton Press.
4. JOHN, was b orn with ELIZABETH, October 20, 1707 according to
my notes, but by the Essex I nstitute Historical Collections he was
born in 1709, withno record of Elizabet h until her marriage. The
marriage intentions of John Stewart and Hannah Baile y were published
Nov. 10, 1732. She was born June 30, 1709, the daughter of Ca pt.
Jonathan. Bailey and his second wife, Sarah (Jewett.) On Feb. 16, 1735
Jo hn boys land in Rowley of his father, Ebenezer Stuart. In
1737 he makes a deed to his brother Richard, in which both their names
are spelt with u, he styling himself John Stuart, Jr. He is then of
Rowley and mentions his father , Ebenezer. In a deed in 1744 he is a
husbandman, of Newbury, selling land in Rowley to his brother Richard,
again mentioning his father Ebenezer.
A death record in Rowley of "the wife of John Stewart, 16 Oct., 1752,"
is very likely of his wife, as in Newbury is a marriage record of
"John Steward and Mary Some rby, of Rowley, Dec. 12, 1753." John would
then be 44 or 46 years old. I get n o record of his death.
In the Newbury marriages after his removal to that plac e are these,
that may or may not be of his children:--Richard Stewart and Mary
Stickney, July 14, 1748, that are probably the parties making the
deed in 17 53, supposed by Mr. Haskins to be Ebenezer's Richard and
Mary Fisk; Moses Lull and Judith Steward, of Newbury, April 11, 1754;
Samuel Burrell and Sarah Stew ard, Dec. 23, 1754; James Smith and
Elizabeth Stewart, Dec. 15, 1757.
6.
woman Ann Stuart‏‎
Born ‎ Mar 27, 1712 at Rowley, MA, died ‎after 1737 at Newbury, Essex, MA‎, at least 25 years
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BIOGRAPHY
Bibliographic Information: Stuart, Joseph A. Genealogical H istory of
the Duncan
Stuart Family in America. Caxton Press. 1894.
7.
woman Mercy Stuart‏
Born ‎± 1714 at Rowley, Massachusetts‎
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BIOGRAPHY
Bibliographic Information:
Stuart, Joseph A.
Genealogical History of the Duncan Stuart Family in America.
Caxton Press. 1894.
7. MERCY . This name does not appear in the record of births at
Rowley, or in the Insti tute Collections, but it does appear in the
latter as married to Ezra Clough, of Kingston, Dec. 24, 1734, and in
Ebenezer's will as "Mercy Stewart, alias Cl ough." They settled on part
of her brother Robert's land in Kingston or Newtow n. I think my
sisters know of descendants to the present day. d
8.
woman Mary Stuart‏
Born ‎ Oct 16, 1715 at Rowley, MA, died ‎after 1734‎, at least 19 years
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BIOGRAPHY
Bibliographic Information:
Stuart, Joseph A.
Genealogical History of the Duncan Stuart Family in America.
Caxton Press. 1894.
8. MARY, of the Rowley birth record, was born Oct. 26, 1715.
The Institute Collections have the same record, with a marriage of
Nathaniel Boynton and Mary Stewart, both of Rowley, March 8, 1737,
taken from Rowley's first book of marriages. Sh e must have died
without any heirs before her father, as her name is not menti oned in
his will.
9.
man Charles Stuart‏‎
Born ‎ May 31, 1718 at Rowley, MA, died ‎ Jul 31, 1750 at Lancaster, MA‎, 32 years
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BIOGRAPHY
Bibliographic Information:
Stuart, Joseph A.
Genealogical History of the Duncan Stuart Family in America.
Caxton Press. 1894.
9. CHARL ES, born May 31, 1718, was of Rowley in 1749, and
according to Mr. Haskins "ha d married Sarah, daughter of Samuel Fisk,
of Boxford, previous to 1742." By th e Boxford Town Clerk's letter
"Sarah, daughter of Samuel and Judith (Noyes) Fi sk, was born Dec. 13,
1738." A discrepancy somewhere, as this gives her a husb and
twenty-four years old when she was but four. There may have been an
earli er Samuel Fisk with a daughter Sarah. Mr. Parkhurst found no
record of any Cha rles or Richard Stuart or Stewart in Boxford.
10.
woman Jane Stuart‏‎
Born ‎ Aug 7, 1720 at Rowley, MA‎
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BIOGRAPHY
Bibliographic Information:
Stuart, Joseph A.
Genealogical History of the Duncan Stuart Family in America.
Caxton Press. 1894.
10. JANE , born Aug. 27, 1720, by my notes, or August 7th by the
Institute Collections, married William Davis, of Kingston, Dec. 24,
1751, and settled at Newtown. On e of her sons was Capt. Ebenezer
Davis, of Portland, Me., a Continental Veter an. A granddaughter of
his married the father of David G. Haskins, jr. Esq., a lawyer, of
Boston, who has freely given me much valuable information. I think
that Gilbert and Alfred Davis, the latter still a resident ?? Brother
and ni ?? of Stuart's wife?? says Mr. ?? Shown by deed o?? Sept. 1??,
1742.
?? Stuar t and wife ?? ?? of Sam?? ?? of ??ford, de??sed, to
Sam'l ?? of ??ford, son o f Samuel, dee ?? deed witnessed by Ebenezer
and Jane Stuart.
?? of Newton as before stated, with a daughter married near him, and
the family of the former now residents of Merrimac, formerly a part of
Amesbury, are descendants of Jan e.