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John Viles

Male about 1707 - 1774  (~ 67 years)


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  • Name John Viles 
    Born about 1707 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 February 1774  Waltham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Grove Hill Cemetery, Waltham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • John was in Waltham by 1729. Waltham was a part of Watertown until 1738 when it was set off as a separate town.

      It’s been suggested that the John Viles who married Susanna Bemis in 1731 in Watertown the same person as Jonathan Viall the son of John and Mary Viall born 21 Sep 1701 in Boston. Is that correct or is it just a case of similar names? Rarely is the name John is confused with Jonathan. Or was John a different son of John and Mary Viall, or was he no relation at all?


      Peter H. Viles of Worcester, MA, has been researching the descendants of John and Susanna (Bemis) Viles. He wrote 4 Feb 2001 in VILES-L@rootsweb.com
      I am Peter H. Viles of Worcester, Massachusetts, a "shirt-tail" cousin. I am descended from John Viles (? 1707-1774) and Susanna Bemis (1713/14-1785). They had 13 children, 6 boys and 7 girls. All of the girls and 3 of the boys (Joel, Jonas, John) had descendants. I am (John-Jonas-Jonas-Jonas-Charles-Jonas-Charles). My "project" is to find the descendants of John and Susanna through the next 4 generations (down to my g-grandfather, Charles Lowell Viles - 1846-1913). The Massachusetts Viles started in Watertown/Waltham and most stayed in the area for the next 100+ years.
      I believe the "Maine Viles" start with Joseph Viles who married Sarah Wales in Boston in 1728. The Maine connection comes from their only son, Joseph, who went to Orland, ME in 1765. Because it is clear that John Viles was a "hired" boy n Waltham (taken in by the Thomas Smith family) and Joseph's origins are equally uncertain, it is possible that they are brothers. I believe the connection to John Viall/Vyall, a tavern owner in Boston/Swansea is spurious or, at least, of uncertain validity and unproven (at least to my satisfaction).
      Because of the rarity of the surname, I am interested in all Viles, especially those of New England origin.
    Person ID I16894  Schirado
    Last Modified 4 April 2013 

    Family/Spouse Susanna Bemis,   b. 13 January 1714/5, Watertown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 November 1785  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 2 July 1731  Watertown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Abigail Viles,   b. 26 October 1731, Watertown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Viles,   b. 16 March 1733, Watertown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before 1750  (Age < 16 years)
    +3. Susanna Viles,   b. 17 November 1734, Watertown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. April 1790, Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    +4. Dinah Viles,   b. 10 January 1737/8, Waltham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 November 1802, Spencer, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +5. Nathan Viles,   b. 30 December 1739, Waltham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1787, Waltham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    +6. Kezia Viles,   b. 10 December 1741, Waltham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 April 1822, Cambridge, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +7. Joel Viles,   b. 14 December 1743, Waltham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 January 1817, Lexington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +8. Jonas Viles,   b. 3 July 1746, Waltham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 October 1799, Waltham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    +9. Sarah Viles,   b. 8 July 1748, Waltham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 February 1781, Waltham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
    +10. John Viles,   b. 12 June 1750, Waltham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 September 1820, Weston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     11. David Viles,   b. 7 November 1752, Waltham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 November 1754, Waltham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    +12. Lydia Viles,   b. 18 May 1755, Waltham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 November 1812, Spencer, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    +13. Lizzy Viles,   b. 27 February 1757, Waltham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 October 1841, Walpole, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Family ID F12319  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S44] Henry Bond.


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