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Thomas Blodgett and Rebecca Tidd



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Thomas BLODGETT and Rebecca TIDD




Husband Thomas BLODGETT 21

         Born: 26 Feb 1661 - Woburn, Suffalk Co., Massachusetts
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         Died: 29 Sep 1740 - Lexington, Massachusetts
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       Father: Samuel BLODGETT (1633-1720) 21
       Mother: Ruth EGGLETON (1631-1703)


      Married: 11 Nov 1684




Wife Rebecca TIDD

         Born: Abt 1661
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         Died: 8 Mar 1750 - Woburn, Suffalk Co., Massachusetts
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       Father: John TIDD (      -      )
       Mother: Rebecca UNKNOWN (      -      )





Children
1 M Thomas BLODGETT

         Born: 5 Aug 1686
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2 F Rebecca BLODGETT

         Born: 5 Jun 1689
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3 F Ruth BLODGETT

         Born: 14 Oct 1694
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4 M Joseph BLODGETT

         Born: 17 Sep 1696
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5 F Abigail BLODGETT

         Born: 7 Nov 1698
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         Died: 7 Jan 1731
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       Spouse: Peter REED (living)



6 M Samuel BLODGETT

         Born: 17 Jun 1703
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General Notes (Husband)

Some years after his marriage Thomas moved to Lexington where he took up land and became one of the town's most active and prominent citizens and the ancestor of the greater part of the Lexington Blodgetts. He was assessed in Woburn from 1684 to 1689 and first assessed in Lexington in 1691. "Captain Blodgett" as he was familiarly called was a subscriber to the "Meeting -house"; he gave 1 pound, 6 shillings towards the first Meetin-house, and 5 shillings towards the purchase of Lexington Common at a meeting held April 1711. At another meeting held June 9, 1713, it was voted to build a new church on the plan of the one at Concord, and Thomas Blodgett and two others were appointed to carry out the measure. Thomas and his wife were admitted to the Church March 5, 1699 by letters of dismissal from the Church in Woburn. At the first town meeting in Lexington, Thomas was chosen Tything man, an office of great importance and dignity at that time. He was made an assessor in 1710, chosen Selectman in 1714, many times re-elected, and in short, filled nearly every place of honor and trust in the town. The will of Thomas was filed in Probate Court, November 24, 1740 and recorded with Middlesex Wills, Book 22, p. 341. It mentions wife Rebecca, sons Thomas and Joseph, who had 20 poounds extra, son Samuel and daugher Rebecca, who had 10 pounds extra.


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