Puffer Genealogy

Matthias PUFFER[1, 2]

Male 1744 - 1806  (62 years)


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  • Name Matthias PUFFER 
    Born 8 Mar 1744  Stoughton, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • Hand written town records show his birth year as 1743.
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 11 Mar 1744  [3
    Ref# 51  [1
    Residence 1790  Society Land, NH Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    vital 18 May 1790  Sharon, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1800  Caanan, NH Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 13 Sep 1806  Society Land, NH Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I17457  Puffers
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2020 

    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  [7
    Family ID F4904  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. Sep 1767, Sharon, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1813, Rumford, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 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 4 Dec 2022 
    Family ID F5306  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. [S2] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 44, 70.

    2. [S469] _Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Database online.

    3. [S2] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 70.

    4. [S469] _Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

    5. [S729] _1790 United States Federal Census.

    6. [S956] _1800 United States Federal Census.

    7. [S2] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 44.