Puffer Genealogy

PUFFER, Jacob[1, 2, 3]

Male 1743 - 1777  (34 years)


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  • Name PUFFER, Jacob 
    Birth 10 Apr 1743  Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Death 20 Apr 1777  Ashby, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1801  Chester, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Death Bef 1855  NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Ref# 34 
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    Burial Ashby, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Address:
    Ashby First Parish Burial Ground 
    Person ID I17295  Puffers
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2022 

    Father PUFFER, Capt. Jabez,   b. Abt 1704, Braintree, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 Jun 1789, Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 85 years) 
    Mother TREADWAY, Hannah,   b. 19 Mar 1714   d. 28 Jul 1777, Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 63 years) 
    Marriage 18 Oct 1738  Framingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Family ID F8551  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 GIBSON, Sarah,   b. 8 Oct 1746, Stow, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 18 Mar 1816, MA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 69 years) 
    Marriage 12 Sep 1766  Templeton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 10
    Children 
     1. PUFFER, Sarah,   b. 29 Jul 1767, Ashby, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 3 Oct 1767, Ashby, MA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 0 years)
     2. PUFFER, Jacob,   b. 27 May 1769, Ashby, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1 Jun 1769, Ashby, MA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 0 years)
     3. PUFFER, Jacob,   b. 22 Nov 1770, Ashby, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 24 Jul 1850, Leominster, MA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 79 years)
     4. PUFFER, Sarah,   b. 14 Mar 1773, Ashby, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 13 Apr 1847, Brisben, NY Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 74 years)
     5. PUFFER, Lucy,   b. 20 Apr 1775, Ashby, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1875 (Age < 99 years)
    Family ID F8428  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2024 

    Family 2 BALCOM, Mary,   b. CA 1745   d. Bef 1845, MA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 99 years) 
    Marriage 5 Jul 1790  Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
     1. PUFFER, Sally,   b. 1771, Lincoln, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 29 Dec 1848, MA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 77 years)
    Family ID F8429  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2024 

  • Photos
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  • Notes 
    • He settled early at Ashby, and became a very prominent citizen. He was elected assessor at the first town meeting and was selectman for many years. He lived for a time in Templeton before his marriage and sold land there Oct. 25, 1765, to Abel Hunt and, June 19,1766, to Jonathan Baldwin and, April 11, 1766, to Thomas Sawyer (W.D.54-642; 55-376, 642). He was in Fitchburg in 1766. He was soldier in the French and Indian War in the Canadian Expedition, 1758, in Capt. Cobb's company, Col. Preble's regt., as shown by Capt. Ezekiel How's bill for victualling the company; How kept the Wayside Inn.

      He was also a soldier in the Revolution, enlisting Jan 29, 1776, for two months. His will was dated in 1774, bequeathing to wife Sarah and children. his wife was guardian of children Jacob, Sarah and Lucy, Sept. 19, 1780, and Samuel Gibson, her brother, was appointed their guardian afterwards.

      He was selectman 1768, 1769 and 1771. Both he and Mrs Puffer were members of the First church (Congregational) in the adjoining town of Fitchburg; they, however, became dissatisfied with the "principles of the church in baptizing infants and in practicing the way they did to admit members," and the church record of Sept 6, 1776 shows that the the pastor and two brethren were appointed a committee "to discourse with Brothers Jacob Puffer and Stephen Gibson and their wives for absenting from our communion;" it further shows that "none of them could be recovered, and upon desire of said Puffer and his wife they were dismissed."

      He and his family of 6 appear in the 1800 Federal Census in NY

      On a NY Tax Assessment Roll, 1801, for Thurman, NY his surname is a strange combination of Pieffer or Puffer. However, the enumerator never misses dotting his 'i's in other names and no dot appears in the name.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-2020, Red Letter Edition, 36, 51.

    2. [S1196] United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Saliors, 1775-1783.

    3. [S849] John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts: And His Descendants, 1634-1899, Volume 1, page 269.

    4. [S436] Vital Records of Stow Massachusetts To the Year 1850, page114.

    5. [S2] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-2020, Red Letter Edition, 51.

    6. [S849] John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts: And His Descendants, 1634-1899, Volume 1.

    7. [S1125] New York Tax Assessment Rolls of Real and Personal Estates, 1799-1804.

    8. [S436] Vital Records of Stow Massachusetts To the Year 1850, page 253.

    9. [S2] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-2020, Red Letter Edition, 33.

    10. [S436] Vital Records of Stow Massachusetts To the Year 1850, page186.

    11. [S191] Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs by William Richard Cutter, Historia, page 213.