An American Family History

Lawrence Waters, Jr.

Middlesex County, Massachusetts was created on May 10, 1643. The county originally included Charlestown, Cambridge, Watertown, Sudbury, Concord, Woburn, Medford, Wayland, and Reading.
Estate inventories give us a glance into the home life of Colonial Americans.

Lawrence Waters, Jr. was born in February 14, 1634/35 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. His parents were Lawrence Waters and Ann Linton.

He married Hannah Shaw and the family moved to Boston. 

Their children included:
Joseph Waters (October 14, 1663),
Hannah Waters (January 26, 1665),
Jonathan Waters (May 2, 1671),
Jonathan Waters (October 3, 1674), and
Stephen Waters (April 3, 1677). 

Lawrence died on October 21, 1693 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

Old Style Calendar
Before 1752 the year began on Lady Day, March 25th,. Dates between January 1st and March 24th were at the end of the year. Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are used to indicate whether the year has been adjusted. Often both dates are used.
Children of Lawrence Waters
and Anna Linton
  • Lawrence Waters
  • Sarah Waters Skeath
  • Mary Waters Davis
  • Rebecca Waters
  • Daniel Waters
  • Stephen Waters
  • Rebecca Waters Whitcomb
  • Adam Waters
  • Joseph Waters
  • Jacob Waters
  • Rachel Waters
  • Samuel Waters
  • Joanna Waters
  • Ephraim Waters
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    1677 Map of New England
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    Boston was founded in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England.

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


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