(1676-Aft 1727)
Nathaniel WILLARD


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Nathaniel WILLARD 1

  • Born: 28 Feb 1730/31, Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
  • Christened: 9 Apr 1732
  • Died: 31 Mar 1807, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA

   Ancestral File Number: G8Z8-C1.

   General Notes:


FAMILY RECORDS of the Descendants of GERSHOM FLAGG [Born 1730] of Lancaster Massahusettes (sic) with Other Genealogical Records of THE FLAGG FAMILY Descended from THOMAS FLEGG OF WATERTOWN MASS and Including THE FLEGG LINEAGE IN ENGLAND Compiled and Published by Norman Gersom Flagg and Lucius C S Flagg 1907
Chapter III The Flagg Lineage from Thomas Flegg of Watertown Mass to Gershom Flagg (Born 1730) of Lancaster Mass 1637-1758
pg 31:...The widow Mary (Willard) Flagg was admitted administratrix of the estate of 'Gershom Flagg, late of Lancaster, housewright, deceased,' on the fifth of Feb 1759, her bondsmen being Simon Willard and Nathaniel Willard, yeomen. 8 Feb appraisers were appointed, and 28 May, their inventory was filed...
The adminstratix's account was accepted 7 Aug 1761.
Gershom Flagg's widow married again 17 Sep 1761 to William Phelps and lived in Lancaster until her death 22 Sep 1807 (according to letter o fthat date written by her nephew Josiah Flagg to her son Ebenezer Flagg- letter in possession of Mrs Mary Willard Flagg-Gillham, Wanda IL 1906). There can be little doubt that both Gershom Flagg and his wife were buried in a Lancaster cemetery, but no stones can be found to mark the location of their graves.
The children of Gershom and Mary (Willard) Flagg were:
I. Mary, born 27 Apr 1753 she married John Baker and had three children: John K, Thomas, and Charles. John K Baker was a printer in Burlington VT in 1800 and published the 'Northern Sentinel' in 1801; he subsequently moved to Plattsburg NY where he was proprietor of a hotel. Azariah C Flagg was a printer's apprentice under him from 1801 to 1806.
II. Ebenezer Flagg, born 7 Apr 1756 (see Chap IV).
III. Gershom Flagg, born 11 Apr 1758 (see Chap V).
When Gershom Flagg of Lancaster died 28 Dec 1758 from a fall while slating a roof, he left a widow Mary (Willard) Flagg and three young children, the daughter Mary aged 5 years, the son Ebenezer aged 2 1/2 years, and the infant son Gershom eight months old.
Aaron Willard, brother of Mary (Willard) Flagg, was at her request appointed guardian of the children, Mary, Ebenezer, and Gershom as is shown by the following petition:
"To John Chandler Esq Judge Pro for Worcester County, I desire my bro Capt Aaron Willard may be appointed guardian to my three children by late husband Gershom Flagg late of Lancaster, housewright Decd. 17 Mar 1759. Mary Flagg."
Subsequently, 9 Jan 1771, Abel Willard of Lancaster was appointed guardian of Mary and Ebenezer and 31 Mar 1773 of Gershom also. (Worcester Co Probate Records, Series A, Case 21, 178).

Ancestral File v4.19 G8Z8-C1.


1 Ancestral File Ver 4.19, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998.

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