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Nathaniel Sylvester

Male 1718 - 1781  (62 years)


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  • Name Nathaniel Sylvester 
    Born 29 April 1718  Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Shipwright 
    Died 21 February 1781  Hanover, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From Brigg’s History of Shipbuilding. This is after Briggs described the “Old Barstow Yard” when they left to establish a new shipbuilding yard at “Two Oaks”:
      After the Barstows left the [Old Barstow] yard, or about 1745, it was improved by Nathaniel Silvester, familiarly known as Builder Silvester. He was born in 1718, and about 1743 built the house afterward occupied by Rufus Farnham, later by Zenas Sturtevant, and now [1889] by John Fisher. It belongs to the farm of the late Horatio Bigelow, by whose widow Mr. Fisher is employed. This house was at one time, previous to 1815, a tavern, and kept by Tilden Crocker, or Crooker, who died in Quincy, Nov. 21, 1853, and was buried from Capt. Farnham’s house, Hanover. Barry gives a most complete genealogy of the Sylvester family, so it will be but brietiy referred to here. “Builder Silvester” has four great-grandchildren now [1889] living at South Hanover: Elijah W., a skilled house-carpenter; George F., who has a large greenhouse, and does an extensive business as a florist; Mary T., widow of the late Lebeus Stockbridge , Jr.; and Elizabeth, who resides with her brother, George F. [2]
    Person ID I20067  Schirado
    Last Modified 15 July 2013 

    Father Amos Sylvester,   b. 15 November 1685, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 October 1753, Hanover, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Hincksman,   b. 17 July 1685, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 February 1762, Hanover, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 20 November 1706  the Second Church of Scituate Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Family ID F11347  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Sage Barden,   b. about 1723, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 October 1761, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Married 26 January 1742/3  First Congegational Church of Hanover Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. Eunice Sylvester,   b. say 1748, Hanover, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F53104  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Sarah Bates,   b. 27 December 1730, Hanover, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 July 1776, Hanover, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married about 1762 
    Children 
     1. Elijah Sylvester,   b. 24 November 1767, Hanover, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 December 1828, Hanover, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Family ID F91817  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] (NEHGS, Boston, 1909).

    2. [S652] L. Vernon Briggs, (Boston: Colburn Bros., 1889).

    3. [S63] Scituate Births, marriages, and deaths, transcribed by George Ernest Bowman.

    4. [S706] L. Vernon Briggs, (Boston: W. Spooner, 1895).


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