Peter Stevens Eddy

Male 1727 - 1799  (72 years)


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  • Name Peter Stevens Eddy  [1, 2
    Born 4 Aug 1727  Swansea, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Nov 1799  Clarendon, Rutland Co., VT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Chippenhook Cemetery, Clarendon, VT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13964  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors Joshua Eddy,   b. 21 Feb 1679/80, Swansea, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1768, Glocester, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hannah Stevens,   b. 30 Apr 1682, Salisbury, Essex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1757, Glocester, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 3 May 1708  Swansea, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3240  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Rounds 
    Married 5 Dec 1751  Scituate, Providence Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Peleg Eddy,   b. 1759  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F5672  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • His gravestone is in the Chippenhook Cemetery in the western part of Clarendon about eight miles south of Rutland, VT. Peter Eddy left Swansea with his father Joshua Eddy and lived with him in Glocester, RI until his marriage. Joshua had purchased lands in Salisbury, CT. He had already given to Zachariah and James a portion. When Peter became of age he deeded the remainder to him. (Salisbury, CT Land Records; Vol.III, p.46) Joshua Eddy of Glocester, RI, yeoman, to my loving son Peter, carpenter, four parcels of land.----(1) 75 acres which was first part in pitch on 5th Division which was the 18th pitch in draught drawn by the Proprietors. (2) 75 acres being second part of Eddy's pitch in the 6th Division. (3) 75 acres and is the first pitch of the 6th Division. (4) 20 acres being in the pitch laid out to James Beebe. Dated May 04, 1750. Whether Peter ever joined his brothers in Salisbury and lived there for any time has not been ascertained, but the fact that his father gave him this suggests that he joined them expecting to stay and so was given the land. But if he ever did take possession in person it is evident that he did not settle for in 1751 he was married in Scituate, RI, and then settled in Smithfield, RI, where he lived until 1756, when he bought land in Scituate. (Scituate Deeds, 4, 308) Peter Eddy of Smithfield, yeoman, bought of Richard and Jeremiah Knight . . . on the Westconaide Purchase on the original right of John Jones. Peter of Smithfield sold this piece on Mar 23, 1756 (Scituate Deeds, 4, 339) and on Apr 04, 1757 he purchased another piece in Scituate near the line dividing it from Providence (4, 367). In 1758 Peter was living in Scituate where he was admitted Freeman in May. In this year he purchased more land. This farm was partly in Scituate and partly in Glocester, so this may account for the fact that from 1759-1761 Peter gave his residence as Glocester.

  • Sources 
    1. [S817] Abigail Bowen.FTW.

    2. [S816] OneWorldTreeSM, (Location: www.ancestry.com;).