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Matthias Puffer[1]

Male 1744 - 1806  (62 years)


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  • Name Matthias Puffer  [1, 2
    Born 8 Mar 1744  Stoughton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Hand written town records show his birth year as 1743.
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 11 Mar 1744  [3
    Ref# 51  [1
    Died 13 Sep 1806  Society Land, NH Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I19069  Puffer Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Oct 2017 

    Father Matthias Puffer,   b. 5 Feb 1715, Dorchester, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1806, Sharon, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Estey,   b. 8 Aug 1709, Topsfield, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1777, Sharon, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 7 Apr 1743  Stoughton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F5357  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Olive Boyden,   b. 2 Feb 1744, Walpole, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1790  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 7 Nov 1764  Sharon, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Olive Puffer,   b. 27 Feb 1765, Stoughton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1854, Dexter, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. John Puffer,   b. 25 Jan 1767, Temple, NH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1813, Rumford, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     3. Jacob Puffer,   b. CA 1770,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Prudence Puffer,   b. 4 Nov 1771, Walpole, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1841, Clarendon, VT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     5. Seth Puffer,   b. 1774, Walpole, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1874  (Age < 99 years)
     6. Matthias Puffer,   b. Abt 1779, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 14 Mar 1882  (Age ~ 103 years)
     7. Daniel Boyden Puffer,   b. 6 Sep 1785, Rumford, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1840, Dexter, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F5789  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He was a soldier in the French War, 1762 at Halifax, Capt. Tim. Hamant' s company. He was also a soldier in the Revolution in Capt. Samuel Cowell's company, Col. Haw's regiment in 1778, also in Captain Jeremiah Smith's company, Col. John Smith's regiment. The federal census of 1790 shows that Matthias Puffer was at Society Land, Hillsboro County (NH), and had in his family two males over sixteen, two under that age and two females. The history of Weare, NH relates a story of an encounter with a bear. Matthias was splitting oars when a bear came into view. He struck the bear which retaliated with a blow that broke Puffer's arm. The bear escaped. The same work states that he was a shingle "weaver" by trade, and also calls him a blacksmith, having a shop on Sugar Hill. He was sued in 1787 by Nathaniel Fifield, and the town voted to defend the suit. He must have gone to Maine soon afterward.

      (Ed Note: the "Descendants of George Puffer.." book incorrectly attributes 2 additional marriages to him. Those marriages are correct for Matthias Puffer (1715-1806) Ref #23 in the book and this tree- DMC)

  • Sources 
    1. [S1210] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 44, 70.

    2. [S1840] _Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Database online.

    3. [S1210] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 70.

    4. [S1210] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 44.