Western Pennsylvania Genealogy
Compiled by Douglas H. Lusher


Family Group Record



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Deacon Edward Convers and Sarah [Unk]




Husband Deacon Edward Convers 1

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           Died: 10 Aug 1663 - Woburn, Middlesex Co, MA 1
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 Other Spouse: Jane Clark (      -      ) 1



Wife Sarah [Unk] 1

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Children
1 M Sgt. Samuel Convers 1

           Born: 
     Christened: 12 Mar 1638 - Charlestown, Suffolk Co, MA 1
           Died: 20 Feb 1667 1
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         Spouse: Judith Carter (      -1677) 1
           Marr: 8 Jun 1660 1



General Notes: Husband - Deacon Edward Convers


He was one of the select company of Puritans who came to New England with Winthrop in the "Arbella", arriving at Salem, Massachusetts, June 12, 1630.
He was accompanied by his second wife, Sarah, and three children of a former marriage. He settled first in Charlestown, and he and his wife were among the founders of the First Church of Boston, July 30, 1630; there then being no church in Charlestown. They assisted in the founding of the First Church of Charlestown two years later, and with others received their dismissal from the Boston Church, November 2, 1632.
He established a ferry between Boston and Charlestown, at the site of the later Charlestown bridge, November 9, 1630, known as the Great Ferry. He held the lease of this ferry until October 7, 1640, when he transferred it to the use of Harvard College, probably encouraged thereto through his close friendship and respect for John Harvard, whose generous bequest founded the college. Deacon Convers was made a freeman, October 19, 1630, and took the oath of allegiance, May 18, 1631. He was a juryman in 1630, selectman from 1635 to 1640, when he removed to and founded the new town of Woburn, where he built the first house and mill. He was named one of the selectmen of Woburn on its organization into a municipality; was one of the three commissioners or magistrates named to try cases; filled very many positions of trust; was deacon of the church of Woburn, and a man of influence, energy and strength of character.

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Sources


1 John W. Jordan, LL.D, Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania (New York, Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1911), Pg 1096.


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