Puffer Genealogy

Capt. Jabez Puffer

Capt. Jabez Puffer[1]

Male Abt 1705 - 1789  (~ 84 years)

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  • Name Jabez Puffer  [2
    Title Capt. 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born Abt 1705  Braintree, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Confirmation 12 Jul 1727  Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    FindaGrave FindAGrave Memorial 68619568 
    Died 21 Jun 1789  Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Revolutionary War Cemetery 
    Person ID I25537  Puffers
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2019 

    Father Capt. Jabez Puffer,   b. 4 Feb 1672, Braintree, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1746, Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Mary Glazier,   b. 6 Oct 1682, Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1749, Braintree, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 3 Dec 1702  Braintree, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F5758  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Thankful Haynes,   b. 22 Apr 1708, Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1737, Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 24 Jul 1731  Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Children 
     1. Lt. James Puffer,   b. 11 Aug 1734, Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1810, Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Josiah Puffer,   b. 21 Mar 1735, Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1806, Westminster, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F9211  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 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  [4, 5
    Children 
     1. Thankful Puffer,   b. 2 Sep 1739, Farmington, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1740, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Thankful Puffer,   b. Oct 1741, Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1841  (Age ~ 99 years)
     3. Jacob Puffer,   b. 10 Apr 1743, Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1777, Ashby, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     4. Daniel Puffer,   b. 2 Jan 1745/6, Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1829, Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     5. Rebecca Puffer,   b. 21 Feb 1747, Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1815  (Age 68 years)
     6. Sarah Puffer,   b. Bef 11 Nov 1750,   d. Bef 1850  (Age < 99 years)
     7. Rev. Reuben Puffer, D. D.,   b. 5 Jan 1756, Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1829, Berlin, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F9212  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Sarah Perry,   b. Abt 1708, Braintree, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 22 Jul 1778  Sudbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F9213  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
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    jabez puffer 1705 gs.jpg

  • Notes 
    • He went to Sudbury with his father, and became a substantial citizen. He served in the French and Indian Wars, as private in Capt. Josiah Brown's Co., in 1739 and as ensign in Capt. Josiah Richardson's Co., in 1757. Later he was captain of a Sudbury company. He was on a town committee to widen the causeway at Ironworks meadow in 1771. He lived in the house, built by his father, enlarged by himself, and still standing in 1900. He and his brother Ephraim of Sudbury deeded to Ephraim Keith of Bridgewater land at Petersham, July 21, 1738 (W.D. 10-526) and also land bought of Thomas Baldwin at Petersham (Nichewaug) March 5, 1743-4 (W.D. 2 9-355). He deeded land to his son Jacob at Templeton, April 13,1764 (W .D. 55-379).

      His gravestone is in the burying ground at Sudbury Center. In his will dated April 8, 1785, he bequeaths to his wife Sarah: children James, Jacob, Daniel, Reuben, Rebecca Gibson and grandchildren Nahum and Reuben Rice.

      Will of Capt. Jabez Puffer

      "The following was one of the five wills made by Capt. Jabez Puffer and w as not the one offered for probate: "In the name of God Amen! This eighteenth Day of March Anno Domini One Thousand Seven Hundred and seventy Nine and in the third year of American Independence, I Jabez Puffer of Sudbury, in the county of Middlesex and state of the MA Bay, New England, Gentleman, being indisposed in Body, but of good and perfect mind and memory (thanks to Almighty God) and calling to remembrance the uncertain state of this transitory Life, and that all flesh must yield to death when it shall please God to call; do make and declare this my last will and Testament in manner and form following: -- Being penitent and sorry for all my sins, and most humbly imploring forgiveness for the same I commend my soul unto Almighty God my saviour and Redeemer in whom and by whose merits i trust and believe assuredly to be saved, to receive a full remission of all my sins, and inherit the Kingdom of God; and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named: and for the settleing of my temporal estate, and such Goods, Chattels and Debts as shall be found at m y decease, all lawful demands on the same being satisfied, I appoint an d order to be done in the following manner: -- First-- I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Sarah Puffer, the income of all my Lande lying in Sudbury, she being at the charge of all the Labor for said income. Also I give her a good steady Horse and Chaise to use at her election; also the use of that part of the dwelling house and Sellar which I now possess, together with the free use of all other buildings on the Premises; also I bequeath unto her my loving wife two Cows, and all the Household furniture she brought with her, to dispose of as she shall think proper, the income of said Lands, and the use of Horse, Chiase, House, Sellar and other buildings to be hers so long as she remains my widow .
      Also I give and bequeath to my four dutiful and well beloved sons (viz) James puffer, whom I have settled in Sudbury, Josiah Puffer whom I have settled in Westminster in the county of Worcester, Jacob Puffer whom I have settled in Ashby in the county of Middlesex and Daniel Puffer whom I have settled with myself in Sudbury, to them and each of them five shillings to be paid to them by my Executor in one year after my decease.
      To each of them I have give good farms or settlements and my son Daniel Puffer is to have the refusal of my Homestead at the appraisal after my Decease if he pleases and agrees with his mother in law (stepmother), an d pays at, otherwise it shat be free for the purchase of any other person.
      Also I give and bequeath to my dutiful and well beloved son Reuben Puffer having already given him an education at Harvard College twenty six Pounds thirteen shillings and four pence to be paid him by my Executor in one year after the beginning to settle my estate. Also I give to the s aid Reuben Puffer a Bed, with the furniture thereto."
      (Charles Nutt has another will dated Feb. 21, 1774.)
      Epitaph: "Here rests in hope of a resurrected life the mortal part of Capt. Jabez Puffer who departed this life June 21 A.D. 1789 in the 85th y ear of his age.
      "My flesh shall slumber in the ground
      Till the last trumpet's joyful sound
      Then burst the chains without surprise
      And in my Saviour's image rise."

  • Sources 
    1. [S1210] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 27, 33.

    2. [S1210] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 27, 33-36.

    3. [S1210] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 27.

    4. [S1210] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 33.

    5. [S1788] Vital Records of Stow Massachusetts To the Year 1850, page 253.

    6. [S1210] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 34.

    7. [S1840] _Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.