From the files of Stephen M. Lawson
John and Margaret (Greenleaf) Tidd
John TIDD - b. about 1589, Hertford, Hertfordshire,
England; d. Apr. 24, 1656, Middlesex Co., MA. His death date is
from The New England Ancestry of Dana Converse Backus,
by Mary E. M. Backus (1949). His will was dated Apr. 9, 1656 and
was proved Nov. 10, 1656 in Middlesex Co., MA. The will names
wife Alice, son John, daughters Elizabeth FULLER and Mary KENDALL,
and seven grandchildren. Moved to Woburn and signed Town Orders
Dec. 18, 1640. Married first 1614 in England; and second Alice.
The date and place of the marriage of John and Alice has been
found as Jun. 11, 1657, Charlestown, MA . However, it will be
noted that this date is over a year after the death of John TIDD
of Woburn, MA.
Margaret GREENLEAF - b. about 1595, England; d. 1651,
Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA. documentation of her surname has not
been seen. It may be that the surname is due to another John TEED,
who also arrived in American in 1637 as a 19 year old servant
for Samuel GREENFIELD. This John TEED was at Salem and Ipswich,
MA and removed to Exeter, NH, where he signed a petition in 1643,
together with Samuel GREENFIELD.
Children of John and Margaret Tidd
See Notable Cousins
for line to: Luther BURBANK, George Herbert Walker BUSH, George Walker BUSH,
Lynne Anne (VINCENT) CHENEY, Elias HOWE, Jr., Rufus PUTNAM, and Raquel WELCH
- Samuel - d. 1651, Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA. His estate was
inventoried Oct. 4, 1651 in Middlesex Co., MA. Married Sarah
on Apr. 13, 1650 (spource of this date cannot be determined).
Sarah was married second by 1654 to John SOUTHWICK. Daughter of Samuel and Sarah TIDD:
Elizabeth married James GILES.
- Hannah - d. Aug. 14, 1650. Married William SAVELL on Sep.
21, 1641. Four children. Probably the William SAVILL of Braintree
1640, who had sons John; Samuel; Benjamin; and William.
- Elizabeth - b. Sep. 19, 1626, Charlestown, Yarmouth, England; d. Jun
1649, Salem, Essex Co., MA. Married Jun. 13, 1643, at Woburn, Middlesex
Co., MA, Thomas FULLER (b. Jan. 20, 1619, Rendenhall, Norfolk, England;
d. Jun. 16, 1698, Salem, Essex Co., MA), son of Ralph FULLER and
Elizabeth ELLIOTT. Children of Elizabeth and Thomas FULLER include: Thomas married Ruth RICHARDSON;
Elizabeth; Ruth married first Timothy WHEELER, and second Henry
WILKINS; Deborah married first Isaac RICHARDSON, and second Mr. SHAW;
John married Rebecca PUTNAM; Jacob married Mary BACON; Joseph died
young; Benjamin married Sarah BACON; and Samuel did not marry.
- d. 1705, Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA. Married Dec. 24, 1644, Woburn,
Middlesex Co., MA Francis KENDALL (b. 1620, Westmoreland, Cambridge,
England; d. 1708, Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA), freeman of Woburn 1647.
Children of Mary and Francis KENDALL: John married first Hannah
BARTLETT, second Elizabeth COMEE/COMEY, and third Eunice (BROOKS)
CARTER PARKER; Thomas married first Ruth BLODGETT, and second Abigail
RAYNER (or BROUGHTON); Mary married Israel REED; Elizabeth married
first Ephraim WINSHIP, and second Joseph PEIRCE; Hannah married William
GREEN; Rebekah married Joshua
EATON; Samuel married first Rebecca MIXER, and second Mary LOCKE; Jacob
married first Persis HAYWARD/HEYWOOD, and second Alice HASSELL (or
TEMPLE); and Abigail married William REED.
- John - b. England; d. Apr. 13, 1703,
John and Rebecca (Wood) Tidd
John TIDD - b. England; d. Apr. 13, 1703, Lexington,
MA. Son of John TIDD and Margaret GREENLEAF.
Embarked from England with father in 1637 for Charlestown and
Woburn, MA, and moved to Cambridge Farms (Lexington), MA in 1686.
Proprietor, subscriber for meetinghouse, taxpayer, and assessor
1693. Will dated Aug. 7, 1701, and proved May 31, 1703. Married
Apr. 14, 1650, probably at Woburn, MA.
Rebecca WOOD - b. 1625, England; d. Jun. 10, 1717, Lexington,
Children of John and Rebecca Tidd
- Hannah - b. Sep. 21, 1652, Woburn, MA. Married Dec. 1, 1674
Joseph SMITH (b. Jun. 10, 1643, Watertown, MA; d. Jun. 1712),
son of Thomas SMITH and Mary KNAPP. Children of Hannah and Joseph SMITH: Joseph married
Mary RICHARDS; John married Jane BARNARD; Daniel married Mary
BURRIDGE; Hannah married David MEAD; and Rebecca.
- John - b. Feb. 26, 1654/5, Woburn, MA; d. Aug. 3, 1743. Married
Jun. 12, 1678 Elizabeth FIFIELD (b. Sep. 7, 1657), daughter of
William and Mary.
- Mary - b. Nov. 13, 1656,
Woburn, MA; d. Dec. 4, 1732, Lexington, MA. Married Joseph
- Samuel - b. Jan. 16, 1658/9, Woburn, MA; d. May 9, 1699.
In the ill-fated expedition to Canada in 1690. Probably did not
- Joseph - b. Jan. 18, 1660/1, Woburn, MA; d. Feb. 1, 1660/1,
- Joseph - b. Jan. 20, 1661/2, Woburn, MA; d. Dec. 26, 1730,
probably at Lexington, MA. Constable 1699, and selectman 1714.
Married three times, each to a Mary. First marriage - Mary (b.
1671; d. Jan. 23, 1694) was mother of one child who died in infancy.
Second marriage - Mary (b. about 1685, d. Jan. 9, 1716/7) was
mother of: a child who died in infancy; Joseph married Dorothy
STICKNEY; Samuel; Sarah married John BRIDGE; Betty married Gerhom
FLAGG; and Mary married David CUTLER. Third marriage - Mary (b.
1670; d. Jan. 5, 1730) had no children by Joseph.
- Rebecca - b. Lexington, MA; d. Mar. 8, 1750. Married Nov.
11, 1685, Woburn, MA Thomas BLODGETT (b. Feb. 26, 1661, Woburn,
MA; d. Sep. 29, 1740, Lexington, MA), the son of Samuel and Ruth
(IGGLEDEN) BLODGETT. Thomas was a subscriber to the meeting-house
at Lexington in 1692, was taxed there in 1694, and settled on
Adams Street. He and Rebecca were admitted to the Lexington church
Mar. 5, 1699, by letter from Woburn. Thomas served the town as
tythingman, assessor, selectman, and representative. His will
was written Oct. 26, 1738, and proved Nov. 24, 1740. Children
of Rebecca and Thomas BLODGETT (first six born at Woburn; youngest two baptised at Lexington):
Thomas married Mary; a child died in infancy; Rebecca married
John RUSSELL; a child died in infancy; Ruth; Joseph married first
Sarah STONE, married second Sarah INGERSOLL; Abigail married
Peter REED; and Samuel married Mary RUSSELL.
- Daniel - b. about 1668, Lexington, MA; d. Nov. 29, 1696,
Lexington, MA. Married Dec. 21, 1694 Lydia CARLY (b. about 1672;
d. Aug. 14, 1727), daughter of William and Jane. Children of Daniel and Lydia TIDD: Daniel
married Hephzibah REED; and Mary.