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Tarbox Family

  also spelled Tarboxx  
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John Tarbox was born about 1608 in England.

In 1639 he came to America and settled in Essex County, Massachusetts.

His children may have included:

Thomas Tarbox (1633/4, died young),
John Tarbox (1636, died young),
John Tarbox (1645 , married Mary Haven)
Samuel Tarbox (1647, married Rebecca Armitage and Experience Look),
Jonathan Tarbox (1654)

In 1649, Mathew Stanley was fined 5£ by the Salem court for winning the affections of John Tarbox’s stepdaughter.


 
 
 
Essex County, Massachusetts was created on May 10, 1643 by the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, when it ordered "that the whole plantation within this jurisdiction be divided into four sheires."

This 25th of 9th month 1673 the last will & testament of John Tarbox senior of Lyn in the County of Essex beinge in his right mind and havinge his understandinge.

Imprimis I bequeath my soule to God as into the hands of my faithfull creator and my body to the dust from whence it was taken.

I bequeath my house and housings with orchard and all my land and meadow with a green rugg and a great iron kettle & a joyne table to my sonn John Tarbox and his heires forever after mine and my wifes decease.

I bequeath unto my sonn Samuel Tarbox and his heires twenty-five pounds to be paid unto him by my sonn John or otherwise to have that three acres of land yt was my wifes before I marryed her and two acres of salt marsh in Rumley Marsh if my sonn John shall not pay this twenty five pounds in one year and a halfes time after mine & my wifes decease and it is to be understood this twenty five pounds given to my sonn Samuel is not till after one year & halfe after myne and my wifes decease.

I bequeath unto my grad child Samuel Tarbox one younge steere to be put out for his only use and benefitt.

I bequeath unto everyone of my sonn John Tarbox his children and my sonn Samuels children one ewe sheep a peece.

Lastly I bequeath unto my lovinge wife all the rest of my estate to be dispossed of by her what shall bee of it att her decease left equally to my son John Tarbox and his heirs and my sonn Samuel Tarbox and his heirs.

Also I leave my wife my only executrix and my lovinge friends Capt. Marshall & Thomas Laughton senior my overssers of this my will and hereunto I have sett my hand.

John (his N mark) Tarbox senior

Witness: Thomas Laughton senior, Robert (His RB mark) Burges

Proved by the witnesses 1-5mo-1674

Inventory of the estate of John Tarbox was taken by Laughton and Burges, 29-3 mo-1674

One dwelling house and one barn with seven acres of upland and a orchard near adjoining £55
Six acres of salt marsh lying in Rumley Marsh £30
A long list of furnishings, tools, corn, malt, etc. Money 2 sh-6d
Owing for two oxen by John and Samuel Tarbox £12
Owing by John £1-7sh
Owing by Ezekial Needham 9 sh
Total £159-6sh-6d
Debts: owing Capt. Marshall 5 sh-8d
to George Coale 6sh-3d
to Robert Driver, Jr. 2sh-6d
to John Tarbox 10 sh

American colonists continued to use British monetary units, namely the pound, shilling and pence for which £1 (or li) equalled 20s and 1s equalled 12d. In 1792 the dollar was established as the basic unit of currency.
     
 

John Tarbox was born about 1645. His father was John Tarbox.

He married Mary Haven in July, 1667.

John Tarbox (1668)
Joseph Tarbox (1669, died young)
Mary Tarbox (1670, died young)
Sarah Tarbox (1672)
Joseph Tarbox (1674, died young)
Jonathan Tarbox (1676)
Samuel, Tarbox (1677, died young)
Ebenezer Tarbox (1678, married Mary Brean)
Hannah, Mary, and Susanna Tarbox (1681, died in infancy)

 
 
 
 

Ebenezer Tarbox was born on January 4, 1678 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. His father was John Tarbox (1645).

He married Mary Brean on April 15, 1700.

They lived in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts.

John Tarbox (1702, married Dorothy Gray),
Nathaniel Tarbox (1701, married Ruth Frail),
Jacob Tarbox ( 1707, married Abigail Baxter),
Ebenezer Tarbox (1709, married Mary Rand),
Jeremiah Tarbox (1711? m. Joanna Cook.
Sarah Tarbox (1713, married, John Hewitt),
Noah Tarbox (1715, married Hannah Burrows),
Benjamin Tarbox (1717, married Deborah Gray).

Ebenezer Tarbox died on December 2, 1723.

 
     
King Philip’s War was a bloody and costly series of raids and skirmishes in 1675 and 1676 between the Native American people and the colonials. King Philip was the Native American leader Metacom.

Samuel Tarbox was born about 1647. His father was John Tarbox.

He married Rebecca Armitage on November 14, 1665.

John and Rebecca's children included:

Samuel Tarbox (1666, died young),
Jonathan Tarbox 1668),
Godfrey Tarbox (1670, died young),
Rebecca Tarbox (1672, married John Gott),
Sarah Tarbox (1674, married Ebenezer Batcheller)
Mary Tarbox (1676).

In 1675 Samuel was a soldier in King Philip's war.

He married Experience Look on October 16, 1678.

Children of Samuel and Experience:
Experience Tarbox (1679),,
Hannah Tarbox (1681, married John Batcheller),
John Tarbox (1683, died young),
Thomas Tarbox (1684, married Esther Edwards),
Joseph and Elizabeth Tarbox (1686, died young),
Benjamin Tarbox (1686),
Mary Tarbox (1689, married Ephraim Kimball),
Samuel Tarbox (1693, married Elizabeth Maxey),
Ebenezer Tarbox (1695,married Sarah Hall),
Mehitable Tarbox (1697, married John Herrick), and
Joseph Tarbox (1699, married Susanna Stevens).

Samuel died on August 16, 1715.

Experience died on March 2, 1738.

 
     
 

Thomas Tarbox was born on June 8, 1684 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was the son of Samuel Tarbox. He was a captain in the Wenham militia.

He married Esther Edwards on March 13, 1707. Esther was the daughter of Benjamin Edwards and Martha Gaines.

Esther Tarbox (1708, married Philip Towne)
Rebecca Tarbox (1709, died young)
Rebecca Tarbox (1711, married John Derby),
Benjamin Tarbox (1713/14, died young),
Samuel Tarbox (1715, married Mary Cue),
Eunice Tarbox (1717),
Thomas Tarbox Jr. (1718/19, died young),
Mary Tarbox (1719/20, died young), and
Lucy Tarbox (1722, married Elisha Perkins, Daniel Gould, and Asa Gould).

Esther died on August 20, 1766 in Wenham.

Thomas died on January 9, 1774 in Wenham.

Wenham was first settled by English Puritans. The church was formed in 1644 with John Fiske as pastor.
     
 

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Early European settlers in the American colonies were mostly farmers and craftsmen. They had to work hard to provide daily neccesities for themselves.

The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 42

Samuel Tarbox (John1) was married (1st) to Rebekah Armitage, Nov. 14, 1665, and (2d) to Experience Look, Oct. 16, 1678. . .

Children of Samuel and Rebekah:
i. Samuel,3 b. June 20, 1666; d. before 1693.
ii. Jonathan, b. July 3, 1668. Had wife Eleanor .
iii. Godfrey, b. Aug. 16, 1670; d. before 1701. . .
iv. Rebekah, b. Aug. 8, 1672; m. John Gott, of Wenham.
v. Sarah [Tarbox], b. Oct. 15, 1674; m. Ebenezer Batchelder, of Wenham.
vi. Mary. b. Feb. 21, 1676.

The mother died a fortnight after the birth of this child, and the child died three weeks later. The father was absent at the time as a soldier in King Philip's war.

Children of Samuel and Experience:
vii. Experience, b. Sept. 1, 1679.
viii. Hannah, b. March 12, 1681 [married John Batcheller].
ix. John, b. March 8, 1683; d. March 14. 1683.
x. Thomas, b. June 8, 1684; m. Esther Edwards.
xi. Joseph and xii. Elizabeth, (twins) b. Jan. 8,1686; d. within two weeks.
xiii. Benjamin, b. Jim. 23. 1686; d. Sept. 27, 1710.
xiv. Mary, b. Jan. 20, 1689; m. Ephraim Kimball, of Boxford.
xv. Samuel, b. 1693; m. Elizabeth Maxey.
xvi. Ebenezer, b. Aug. 1, 1695; m. Sarah Hall.
xvii. Mehitable, b. June 12, 1697; m. John Herrick, of Beverly.
xviii. Joseph, b. March 6, 1699; m. Susanna Stevens.

Ensign Samuel Tarbox died August 16, 1715...

After the death of Samuel Tarbox in 1715, his wife Experience went to live with her son Thomas in Wenham. There she continued for many years, dying March 2, 1738, in the 85th year of her age. . .

King Philip’s War was a bloody and costly series of raids and skirmishes in 1675 and 1676 between the Native American people and the colonials. King Philip was the Native American leader Metacom.
     
 

 John Tarbox (John1) ...

John Tarbox was united in marriage with Mary Haven, July, 1667.

Children:

i. John,3 b. April 3,1668; with wife Elizabeth settled at East Greenwich, R. I., about 1695.
ii. Joseph, b. March 4, 1669; d. Sept. 27, 1669.
iii. Mary, b. Aug. 11, 1670; d. August, 1671.
iv. Sarah, b. June 1, 1672.
v. Joseph, b. July 29, 1674; d. Nov. 1674.
vi. Jonathan, b. Feb. 18, 1676.
vii. Samuel, b. Feb. 5, 1677; d. Feb. 14, 1677.
viii. Ebenezer, b. Jan. 4, 1678; m. Mary Brean.
ix. Hannah,, x. Mary, xi. Susanna, Triplets, b. Oct. 14, 1681. All died in infancy,

 
 
 
Essex County, Massachusetts was created on May 10, 1643 by the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, when it ordered "that the whole plantation within this jurisdiction be divided into four sheires."

The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 42 by Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters, New England Historic Genealogical Society

Ebenezer Tarbox (John,2 John1), born Jan. 4, 1678, was united in marriage, April 15, 1700, with Mary Brean, of Boxford. They lived in Lynn.

Children:
i. John [Tarbox], b. Feb. 7. 1702; m. Dorothy Gray.
ii. Nathaniel, b. March 20, 1701: m. Ruth Frail, of Salem.
iii. Jacob, b. June 14, 1707; m. Abigail Baxter, of Lynn.
iv. Ebenezer [Tarbox], b. June 14, 1709; m. Mary Rand, of Lynn.
v. Jeremiah, b. 1711? m. Joanna Cook.
vi. Sarah, b. 1713? m. John Hewitt, of Lynn
vii. Noah, b. 1715? m. Hannah Burrows, of Ipswich
viii. Benjamin [Tarbox], b. 1717? m. Deborah Gray of Lynn.

Ebenezer Tarbox, Sen., died Dec. 2, 1723, and letters of administration were granted July 6, 1724 to "Mary, Relict Widdow of Ebenezer Tarbox late of Lynn." The estate was divided by order of the Probate Court, each child receiving £17 20s. 6d., except that John the eldest received a double portion, £34 5s. 6d. The whole amount given to the eight children was £154 4s. 9d., and the widow had her portion.

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