Puffer Genealogy

Jacob PUFFER

Jacob PUFFER[1, 2, 3]

Male 1743 - 1777  (34 years)

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  • Name Jacob PUFFER 
    Born 10 Apr 1743  Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    FindaGrave Address:
    99514769 
    Died 20 Apr 1777  Ashby, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Ashby, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • GRID=Ashby First Parish Burial Ground
    Person ID I17444  Puffers
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2021 

    Father Capt. Jabez PUFFER,   b. Abt 1704, Braintree, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1789, Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Mother Hannah TREADWAY,   b. 19 Mar 1714,   d. 28 Jul 1777, Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1738  Framingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Family ID F8606  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah GIBSON,   b. 8 Oct 1746, Stow, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1816, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 12 Sep 1766  Templeton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 9
    Children 
     1. Sarah PUFFER,   b. 29 Jul 1767, Ashby, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1767, Ashby, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Jacob PUFFER,   b. 27 May 1769, Ashby, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1769, Ashby, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Jacob PUFFER,   b. 22 Nov 1770, Ashby, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1850, Leominster, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Sarah PUFFER,   b. 14 Mar 1773, Ashby, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1847, Brisben, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     5. Lucy PUFFER,   b. 20 Apr 1775, Ashby, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1875  (Age < 99 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F8483  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary BALCOM,   b. CA 1748,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 5 Jul 1790  Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Sally PUFFER,   b. 1771, Lincoln, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1848, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F8484  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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    jacob puffer 1743 gs.jpg

  • 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."

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 36, 51.

    2. [S1208] United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Saliors, 1775-1783.

    3. [S857] John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts: And His Descendants, 1634-1899, Volume 1, page 269.

    4. [S441] Vital Records of Stow Massachusetts To the Year 1850, page114.

    5. [S2] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 51.

    6. [S857] John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts: And His Descendants, 1634-1899, Volume 1.

    7. [S441] Vital Records of Stow Massachusetts To the Year 1850, page 253.

    8. [S2] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 33.

    9. [S441] Vital Records of Stow Massachusetts To the Year 1850, page186.

    10. [S194] Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs by William Richard Cutter, Historia, page 213.