Robert St. Vining & Mary Reade, Part I (English)

 

English)

Descendants of

 

ROBERT St. VINING

&

MARY READE

(Vinny, Venney, Vennen, Vineing,Vinnen, Vinning, Venning)

(PART  I)

 

by Karolyn Rae Roberts

 

 

 

  Wincanton Parish Church, Church of England

(Church of our Forefathers supposedly)

of Wincanton, Somerset, England

 

 

 

  Wincanton has much to offer in terms of unspoiled scenery and places to visit. It is believed there has  been a settlement here since Roman times and the town is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Wincanton has always been the market town for this beautiful rural area. This has always been a busy staging post and many passengers stopped at one of the coaching inns for their warm hospitality. The 'Great Fire'of 1707 destroyed many of the older thatched buildings. The more sturdy buildings remained, amongst them the original manor house called 'The Dogs€. Originally the main industry of the town was weaving and many of the 'loom'windows can still be seen.

The Vining Family comes from a small village called Wincanton in the District of Somerset. In 1556 in Wincanton, England, on the first Wincanton Charter that was granted appeared two names, John Vynynge and Richard Vyneing on the list of ten trustees. This looks like French spelling and could have become Anglisised. In ' A History of Wincanton'published in 1803 records the period from 1636 to 1721 and 162 Vinings were buried in the village church yard. Also, a Vining is shown as having died in Wiltshire, England in 1501. The village inn, 'The White Horse Inn on High Street,'in Wincanton was owned by Robert Vining, and some times referred to as John Vining in documents. This Robert Vining was the father of our ancestor, John Vining, who with his brother William, came to Weymouth, MA in 1652. (To the Genealogy & Hist. of the Vining Families) John was born in 1636 in Wincanton and was baptized on April 17, 1636 in Wincanton (Bishops Transcripts,Wincanton,SomersetEngland) John had a younger brother called William who is probably the William listed in the Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families by Holmes. Other origins of Vinings are being discovered. There is thought that the Vinings orignally came from France to England. They could possibly be descendants of the Vikings or Norsemen who invaded and settled in the vineyards of France. (Vining History Origins Online) In the town records of Weymouth,MA it says that 'John Vining came from Wincanton,England, in Mr. Strattons Ship [in 1652]. He was a cooper and about 16 years old. He settled in Weymouth, U.S., and was a select man and held other public offices for many years, and amassed a fortune. He left in his will large property to his wife and eight children. One of the overseers of his will was his kinsman Joseph (Vining) Dyer.'(Dyer is an alias name, possible maiden name) The descendants of these two brothers have been traced in NH, MA, NJ, DE, NY & Ontario & MI. Many of our ancestors were promient and distinguished men in politics and was in the religious growth of the colonies. Those who were in MA and DE were very promient in Jucicial & Legislative branches of the government during the period of the 1st & 2nd Continental Congress. Many high offices were held in NY, and in the ministry of the Baptist Church. Many served in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. (To the Genealogy & Hist. of the Vining Families) Going back to the history of England prior to King James the 1st reign of England, the Roman Catholics dominated the land, then the Church of England. Then appeared a group of Congregationalists, Baptists, & Presbyterians. They were laborers, artisans, and farmers who separated themselves from the Church of England. In 1604, King James ordered the King James version of the Bible to be translated and it was completed in 1611. King James tried to make the Puritans to conform to the Laws of the Church or leave. Many were executed and some fled to Holland where they were for 10 - 12 years. They settled in the town of Leiden. 100 of them sailed in the 'Mayflower'to start new homes in America. By 1630, there were more than 1,000 Puritans on the shores of America and they founded the State of MA. There is a record of a Vining in the State of NH as early as 1630, but no record on the Mayflower. They must have came on a later sailing. (To the Genealogy & Hist. of the Vining Families)

RV - Robert St. Vining (In WFT: pedigree #193 v8, gives name as John) (son of John Vining?) b1610 Wincanton,Somerset,England (Dorothea Vining Barnes of Ontario, Canada, 'The Vining Family,'[1980, by The Beacon Herald Fine Printing Division of Stratford, Ontario, Canada]) - d1672 Wincanton,Somerset,England - mabt1635 Wincanton,Somerset,England -  Mary Reade b1604 Wincanton,Somerset,England (Ancestral Files) - d4/19/1672 Wincanton,Somerset,England (Bishops Transcripts: Wincanton,Somerset, England; obtained by Stan Smith of Bountiful,Utah, 10/12/1969) - Burial: 4/19/1672 Wincanton,Somerset,England - Robert was owner of the White Horse Inn on High Street, Wincanton, England which was still in existance into the 1900s. Robert& Mary had 9 children, John, William, Abraham, Robert, William, James, Ellinor, George, & Sarah.

 

  The John Vining that ran the White Horse Inn was still operating the White Horse Inn  after 1652, followed by his son John, apparently more than one John Vining at this time period.

 

White Horse Inn History. On May 13, 1707, there was a great fire in Wincanton. As a result, a few years later many new houses of a better style were erected, among these the 'Whte Horse'was built in 1733 (Date still above the door). In 1841, the feoffes put Peter Vining in charge of two fire engines, a position he retained for 23 years. The engines were kept in various places and at one time being at 'The White Horse'yard for a few months. It is not known how the€White Horse'came by that name. In the vicinity of Wincanton on one of the chalk hills, there is a huge flat-sculptured white horse, visible for miles. George Sweetman, author of 'History of Wincanton'says the name of 'White Horse'first appeared in 1655 when John Vining was in possession, having succeeded his father, Robert Vining. Probably the last Vining to own the Inn was James Vining, who became one of the feoffes in 1725. RV1 - John St. Vining, I b4/17/1636 (Date of Baptism also) Wincanton,Somerset,England (Register, 66:188; also states John is the son of Robert Vining)(Bishops Transcripts,Wicnanton, Somerset,England) - d2/1685 at 50 years Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth,MA,p705, Gen. Pub. Co.,Inc. supplied by John Milton Vining*) John came to Weymouth,Mass in 1652 on 'Mr. Strattons Ship'from Wincanton, Ireland when he was 16 years old. (Register, 8:162 quoted in History of Weymouth, MA, The Vining Family, by Chamberlain) - m3/11/1657 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA 1Margaret Read (Daughter of William Read b1605 Gillingham,Dorset,England & Avis Deacon b1626 England) baptized at Long Sutton,Somersetshire 1/20/1636 - d8/6/1659 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA - m11/22/1659/60 Wincanton,Somerset,England 2Mary Reed (Daughter of Philip Reed b10/1641 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA - dWeymouth,Norfolk,MA & Mary (Polly) (Online) Dyer; married on 10/26/1635 Long Sutton,Somerset,Eng - Mary died in Weymouth,Norfolk,MA) (Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers, v4,p374) (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain, v4,p567) (Reed Family, J. W. Reed 1861,p414) b1547 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth,MA,p705, Gen. Pub. Co.,Inc. supplied by John Milton Vining*)  - d9/2/1717(The Vining Family by Dorothea Vining Barnes;(Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth,MA,p705, Gen. Pub. Co.,Inc. supplied by John Milton Vining*) - Had 10 children all with Mary Reed. Samuel was the 4th child. John was about 16 years old and a cooper. He settled in Weymouth and was a select man and held other public offices for many years and amassed a fortune. He left in his will large property to his wife and eight children, the new house went to his son, John. One of the overseers of his will was his kinsman Joseph (Vining) Dyer. (The Vining Family by Dorothea Vining Barnes, p21) Burial of John: Norfolk,MA - John became a *freeman in the Massachusetts Bay Colony on May 23, 1666 and already had land by then. (New England Ancestory by Dana Converse Backus) (The History of the Vining Families, Chap. III) (Jeremiah Clothier of England was an indentured servant for seven years to John, I suppose for paying his passage to America, etc.) Burial of John: Norfolk, MA (Ancestral Files) *Freeman: Before a member of society could exercise the right of suffrage, or hold any public office, he must be made a freeman by the general or quarterly court. To become such he was required to produce evidence that he was a respectable member of some Congregational church. 'This regulation was so far modified by Royal order in 1664, as to allow individuals to be made Freemen, who could obtain certificates of their being correct in doctrine and conduct, from clergymen acquainted with them.'In 1631, a test was invented which required all freemen to be church members. This was upon the first appearance of a dissent in regard to religious opinions. But even this test, in the public opinion, required great caution, as in 1632 it was agreed that a civil magistrate should not be an elder in the church. €” Freemans Oath - I being by Gods providence, an Inhabitant, and Freeman, within the Jurisdiction of this Commonwealth; do freely acknowledge my self to be subject to the Government thereof: And therefore do here swear by the great and dreadful Name of the Ever-living God, that I will be true and faithfull to the same, and will accordingly yield assistance & support thereunto, with my person and estate, as in equity I am bound; and will also truly endeavor to maintain and preserve all the liberties and priviledges thereof, submitting my self to the wholesome Lawes & Orders made and established by the same. And further, that I will not plot or practice any evill against it, or consent to any that shall so do; but will timely discover and reveal the same to lawfull Authority now here established, for the speedy preventing thereof. Moreover, I doe solemnly bind my self in the sight of God, that when I shal be called to give my voyce touching any such matter of this State, in which Freemen are to deal, I will give my vote and suffrage as I shall judge in mine own conscience may best conduce and tend to the publike weal of the body, So help me God in the Lord Jesus Christ. (Source:List of Freemen of Massachusetts, 1630-1691 by Lucius R. Paige) *John Milton Vining, member of The Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, the Massachusetts Society.  Thank you John for sharing with all the Vinings.

History of Weymouth:  Weymouth is the second oldest town in the Commonwealth first known as Wessagusset. Established in 1622 by a group led by Thomas Weston, a London merchant, the Wessagusset settlement soon ran into difficulties. Inadequate preparations for cold weather resulted in a food shortage which grew critical the first winter. Several men became ill and died, and other men were too weak to search for food. They also had alienated the Indians who became more aggressive. They abandoned Weymouth by some going to Plymouth and others returned to England. In the early autumn of 1623, Captian Roberts Gorges discovered the settlement and settled with a group. He left within the year. However, it wasnt long until more arrived from Weymouth, England and joined those already there. On Sept. 21, 1635, Wessagusset was incorporated into Massachursetts Bay Colony and officially renamed Weymouth. In 1639, The Old North Church became known as the First Church of Weymouth. Weymouth was a fishing and farming community for almost 200 years. In 1771 bog iron was found in the two town ponds, leading to the establishment of the Weymouth Iron Works in East Weymouth in 1837. For many years they were known for making nails, anchors, chains, and shovels until the steel mills of PA forced them out of business. Shoe manufacturing in Weymouth began in small shops and then larger factories by the end of the 1700s and by 1870 there were over 50 shoe factories employeing three quarters of the town. The Stetson Shoe Co. was the last remaining shoe factory when it closed its doors in 1973. 

 

MILITARY HISTORY OF WEYMOUTH by Bradford Holmes? THE INDIAN WARS (A little segment of what Weymouth was like when our Vinings first settled into the area, the document goes on for 15 pages) It is with considerable diffidence that the writer undertakes to contribute to the history of the town of Weymouth a chapter upon the military history of the old town, knowing that there will be more or less omissions and inaccuracies. I have availed myself of all accessible sources of information upon the subject in hand and endeavored to make these errors as few as possible. As the causes of the several wars in which our country has been engaged are treated in any good history of the United States in a far more comprehensive way than I can hope to do, I shall confine myself to the briefest allusion to these causes compatible with the object of this work, and shall endeavor to show that w hen men or means were needed for the protection of the public welfare, Weymouth has never been backward in her contributions. Our town has the distinction - whether enviable or unenviable I do not undertake to say - of being the scene of the first armed co nflict in the eastern part of the country in which the white race took part. I refer to the fight between Myles Standish, with his little army of eight men, and the Indians. Weymouth, unlike the colony at Plymouth, appears to have had no man of military training and experience, and when the conspiracy among the Indians to exterminate the white settlers was discovered, called upon the Plymouth Colony for aid. This call was responded to by sending the undoubtable Captain Standish with his little force to quell the conspiracy. This was done so effectually that no further trouble from the Indians was experienced for several years. The next serious outbreak was the Pequot War in 1636-37. This war was fought mostly in Connecticut. Weymouth had at that time about three hundred and fifty inhabitants. The town was assessed and furnished five men, none of whose names are now known. A treaty of peace made between the Plymouth Colony and Chief Massasoit was strictly observed during the life of Massasoit. After his death, his son Philip succeeded to the chiefancy and assumed the title of King Philip. Philip appears to have been a man of far greater mental endowments than the average Indian of his time. He saw the forests through which his people had roamed and hunt e d disappearing beneath the axe of the settler, and the land being fenced in under the claims of the white man. He did not acknowledge these claims. He denied the right of their father toward the land of their people. Philip foresaw that with their widely d iffering modes of life the time was not far distant when his people and the whites could not occupy the same land in peace. As ? Indian these things he concluded that either the white man must perish from the land. Being a man of great sagac ity and force of character, Philip was able to secure the joint action of the several tribes in New England in an effort to exterminate or drive out the white settlers. The whole territory east of the Connecticut River was brought under the reign of terror occasioned by this war. The first blow fell in the town of Swansea on Sunday morning, July 4, 1675, as the people were returning from church. It may be of interest to note that Swansea was a part of the grant acquired under the name of Rehoboth to the Rev. Samuel Newman and his colony of about forty families who migrated from Weymouth in the year 1646, and was at that time a frontier town. The war was fought with the utmost ferocity on both sides; each knowing well that its result was to determine which should occupy the land. Thirteen towns were devastated, six hundred houses burned, and about that number of the colonists killed. About a thousand of the Indians is said to have been killed in one engagement. Weymouth was the scene of an Indian invasion on April 19 1676, in which eight houses were burned, one of which stood near where the house of Henry K. Loud, 563 Pleasant Street now stands. This was the nearest to Boston that the war left any marks. Philip was killed Aug. 12, 1676. He had conducted the war from his home on Mount Hope, R.I. The Indians were defeated, and with the death of Philip their tribal government east of the Connecticut River seems to have come to an end. It is difficult to glean from the scanty records of the time just how many men from Weymouth served in this war.

  •   RV11 - John Vining, II b: 15 APR 1662 Weymouth, Norfolk, MA (Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers, v4,p374) (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d1/11/1737 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain; (Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth,MA,p706, Gen. Pub. Co.,Inc. supplied by John Milton Vining*) ) - mabt1686 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA Naomi Bicknell (Daughter of John Bicknell & Mary Shaw) b6/21/1657 Weymouth, Norfolk,MA (V B/C, NB b/C,Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth,MA,p706, Gen. Pub. Co.,Inc. supplied by John Milton Vining*)  - d9/11/1719 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) (The Vining Families, Chap. 3) John sold Peter Hobart of Braintree, a cordwainer, several parcels of land and one acre to John Hollis of Braintree on 7/26/1718. (Suffolk Deeds, 43:186)John Vining (Father of William Vining) Birth: ABT. 1664 in Marblehead, Essex Cty, MA Note: (This John from Janet Hallmark.Marriage)
    •    RV111 - John Vining, III b1/17/1687 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers, v4,p374)(History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d7/27/1746 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain; (JV B/C, Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth,MA,p706, Gen. Pub. Co.,Inc. supplied by John Milton Vining*)   - m abt 1710 Elizabeth (Betty) Richards (Daughter of Sgt. James Richards & Ruth Bicknell)(The Vining Families, Chap. 3)(History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain; (Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth,MA,p706, Gen. Pub. Co.,Inc. supplied by John Milton Vining*) b1691 Weymouth (Suffolk) MA (Ancestral Files) John made a will on 7/15/1746 and stated he was a husbandman. (Suffolk Probate Records 39:157)
      •   RV1111 - Benjamin Vining b1/24/1710 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA(History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m11/30/1732 Hannah Pratt (Daughter of Samuel Pratt of Weymouth) (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)

Chapter XXXVI In March, 1767, Ezra Whitmarsh was chosen town clerk; James Humphrey, Samuel Kingman and Josiah Colson, selectmen and assessors; Dea. John Holbrook, treasurer. In addition to the long list of other officers the town went quite extensively into the fish business at this meeting, and elected a culler of fish, also a fish commission, consisting of Ezra Whitmarsh, Dr. Tufts, Samuel Wood, David Bicknell, Benjamin Vining and Deacon Holbrook, to supervise the alewife and shad fishery. It was ordered, voted and declared that shad and alewives the present year may be taken by Dip Nets only and the places at which fish may be taken is five rods below the fish gate near David Rices fulling mill to the southerly part of Zacharia Bicknells land where the fence crosses the river near Bateses grist mill and from the south end of the bridge near Eben Tirrells to the Great Pond and in no other places.''And no person or persons shall take fish after day light in the evening until clay light in the morning of the ensuing day.''Any person authorized by the commissioners may then take fish to be cured in Barrels or Batts for the market.''Any person who is a qualified voter in town may take 100 herring in any one day and so on from time to time until he has taken 700 for his own consumption when he shall take no more and none of the fish thus taken shall he sold either fresh or cured under penalty of a fine of ten shillings.€

  •   RV11111 - Benjamin Vining (Twin) b2/27/1734 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d2/27/1734 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
  •   RV11112 - Abner Vining (Twin) b2/27/1734 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d2/27/1734 (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
  •   RV11113 - Hannah Vining b5/19/1735 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d3/7/1797 - mabt 1753 (Intentions were made in 1753) (Online) Isaac Joy b6/22/1732 Hingham - d7/20/1801 Plainfield (Online) - Moved from Weymouth to Plainfield before 1785. Children of Hannah & Isaac were: Asa Joy, Hannah Joy, Mary Joy, Isaac Joy, & Joseph Joy. (Online)
  •   RV11114 - Naomi Vining b2/12/1738 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m1/23/1755 1Thomas Bates (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m1764 2Joshua Shaw (Ancestral Records)
  •   RV11115 - Lucy Vining b2/11/1741 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d12/11/1831 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA - m6/4/1761 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA William Loud (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) (son of Francis Loud, Jr. & Onner Prince) (Online) b2/1/1738/39 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA - d8/6/1810 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (Ancestral Records) Children are: David Loud, William Loud, Benjamin Loud, Daniel Loud, Polly Loud, Lucy Loud, & Naomi Loud. (Ancestral Records) Served 1776 as a private in Thomas Nashs Company, Solmon Lovells Regiment. (Daughters of American Revolution Lineage Books)
  •   RV11116 - Joseph Vining b7/6/1744 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d10/24/1828 at age 84 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m1/9/1766 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA 1Olive Torrey b7/17/1748 Abington,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m12/15/1791 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA 2Hannah Torrey who survived him. (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) Joseph made is will 8/23/1828. His son, Joseph, was to have his farm in Plainfield, and other family members are mentioned. (Norfolk Probate 19019) Joseph: Corporal Mass. Militia of American Revolution Nat. Register of The Society of the American Revolution, Ancestry Com) Served as private & corporal in Capt. Thomas Nashs Co., Col. Solomon Lovells regiment, MA troops. (DAR ID #164421) -Vining, Joseph.Corporal, in a company commanded by Capt. ThomasNash, of Weymouth, Col. Solomon Lovells regt.; service, 4 days; company marched March 4, 1776, at the time of taking Dorchester Heights; roll endorsed 'Minute Roll;'also, Capt. Nashs co., Col. Lovells regt.; service, 6 days, subsequent to March 10, 1776; roll sworn to at Weymouth; also, Private, Capt. Nashs co., Col. David Cushings regt.; service, 3 days, in Aug., 1777, at Hull. (Massachusetts Soldiers & Sailors in the War of the Revolution,v16,p337)
    •   RV111161 - Joseph Vining, Jr. b11/26/1766 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m9/25/1787 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA Sarah Porter b6/18/1766 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) Joseph & Sarah moved to Plainfield,MA. (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
      •   RV1111611 - Olive Vining b10/6/1789 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) -
      •   RV1111612 - Hannah Vining b10/4/1794 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
      •   RV1111613 - Ruth Vining b4/2/1797 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
      •   RV1111614 - Charles Vining b12/23/1799 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m9/25/1822 Patty Nash Porter (Daughter of John& Sukey Porter) b7/11/1802 (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
      •   RV1111615 - Minot Vining b3/20/1804 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA- m7/26/1826 Plainfield,Hampshire,MA Hannah Stowell (Ancestral Records) (1830,1840,1850 Federal MA Census) - 1870 Federal Census of Chatham Twp.,Medina,OH, lists Minot as a shoemaker.
        •   RV11116151 - Minot Vining, Jr. - m10/6/1852 Plainfieldt,Hampshire,MA Emeline Smith (Ancestral Records)
        •   RV11116152 - Pamelia Vining - b5/23/1828 Plainfield,Hampshire,MA (Ancestral Reocrds) - Occupation was a Milliner (1870 Medina, OH Federal Census)
        •   RV11116153 - Mary Jane Vining - b2/8/1830 Plainfield,Hampshire,MA (Ancestral Records) - Occupation was Housekeeping (1870 Medina, OH Federal Census)
        •   RV11116154 - Ann E. Vining - babt1831 MA - At home (1870 Medina, OH Federal Census)
      •   RV111162 - Betty Vining b2/4/1770 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
      •   RV111163 - James Vining b2/10/1779 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d6/6/1817 at age 38 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m11/4/1799 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA Lucy Cushing (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) (daughter of Fredrick Cushing & Grace Bates) - b1781(DAR #164421) - d3/31/1866 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - Her will was #19022, Norfolk Probate.
        •   RV1111631 - Jared Vining b7/17/1800 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m5/26/1824 Weymouth 1Charlotte Stetson (Daughter of Capt. Timothy & Deborah Statson) b9/27/1803 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d4/20/1837 age 33 Weymouth,Norfolk, MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m12/3/1837 Abington,MA 2Emily Churchell (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) Children of Jared & Charlotte were Solon & Lucy. Children of Jared & Emily were Jefferson& George.
          •   RV11116311 - Solon Augustus Vining b5/28/1825 Weymouth, Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d2/15/1894 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m8/15/1847 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA Louisa Holbrook (Daughter of Minot & Lavinia Holbrook) - (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
            •   RV111163111 - Ada Louise Vining b2/24/1848 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (Ancestral Records) - m? Wheeler of Rockland,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
            •   RV111163112 - Charlotte E. Vining b Weymouth, Norfolk,MA - mWeymouth, Norfolk,MA Amasa D. Stoddard (Norfolk Probate Records, 30210)
            •   RV111163113 - Lucy A. Vining b Weymouth, Norfolk, MA - mJohn A. Hollis Of Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (Norfolk Probate Records, 30210)
            •   RV111163114 - Carrie F. Vining b Weymouth,Norfolk, MA - mFrank H. Richards Of Weymouth. (Norfolk Probate Records, 30210)
          •   RV11116312 - Lucy Ann Vining b9/16/1826 Weymouth,Norfolk, MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
          •   RV11116313 - Jeffison Vining b8/29/1839 Weymouth,Norfolk, MA (Ancestral Files)
          •   RV11116314 - George Henry Vining b3/15/1844 Weymouth, Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
        •   RV1111632 - Elias Vining b6/24/1802 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d9/13/1883 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m2/28/1824 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA 1Nancy Tirrell (Daughter of John Tirrell & Polly Cushing) b10/4/1806 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d12/22/1842 at age 37 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - mInt. at Weymouth 5/21/1843 - 2Harriet Ford b1815 Pembroke,MA - d3/5/1895 (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m3? Gardner (Ancestral Files) - Children of Elias& Nancy were: James, Emily, Joseph, Emily, Ellen, & George. Child of Elias & Harriet was Nancy. Children of Elias and ? Gardner were Rosella & Sarah. (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
        •   ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY OF WEYMOUTH, FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH - Late in the autumn of 1851, a little prayer meeting of Baptist people was held at the home of Mrs. Samuel Gove on Broad Street. Only four or five were present. It led immediately to the holding of other meetings on nearly every evening for five or six weeks at the same place. The attendance increased so that it was necessary to remove to larger accommodations. Torreys Hall, at the corner of Washington and Broad Streets, was secured and the meetings were continued. During the winter and spring following, occasional preaching services were held by the pastors of neighboring Baptist churches and by students from the Newton Theological Institute. In June, 1852, regular Sabbath services were begun. To help defray expenses a Womens Sewing Society was formed and became a devoted and permanent source of aid. Its members not only made articles tosell, but also took in family sewing and lined shoes and bound hats. A Sunday school was organized in March, 1853, and on Feb. 7, 1854, the First Baptist Church was formally organized. Five men and fifteen women presented letters from various churches and banded themselves together and adopted Articles of Faith after the Baptist order. The pastors of the Baptist churches in Braintree and Hingham assisted. The only other business of the day was the appointment of February 14 as a day of fasting and prayer for Gods blessing. Besides Rev. George Deland of Braintree, prominent leaders in this whole movement were Rev. Jonathan Tilson of Hingham and Dea. Elias Vining. At a business meeting held March 13, Elias Vining and George Graves were elected deacons to serve during life, and two committees were chosen, one to look after the spiritual interests of the church, and the other to take measures for a church building. A lot on the southeast corner of Washington and Broad Streets was soon bought. Rev. H. C. Coombs of Middleborough was engaged to supply the pulpit and to collect money for a house of worship. In October he was succeeded by Rev. Hervey Fitz. A council was assembled Aug. 17, 1854, for the recognition of the church. The recognition service was held by special invitation in the Union Church, and Rev. Jonas Perkins took part in it. The new church was admitted to membership in the Boston South Association, which appointed a committee of its own to assist in securing money for the desired house of worship. They secured an appropriation ot 40,500 from the Baptist State Convention. In December Rev. Andrew Droul of Bridgewater was invited to succeed Mr. Fitz. After two months he was invited to the pastorate and became the first settled pastor March 18, 1855. Twenty members had already been added to the church, and during this pastorate of a little over three years, fifty more were received into membership. A house of worship known as the 'chapel,'a plain building with no steeple and containing only one room, but large enough to seat three hundred people, was erected on the building lot of the church and dedicated July 12, 1855. The total cost was $3,200, a part of which continued as a burdensome debt for some years. Mr. Durin closed his labors Jan. 31, 1858, and removed to West Randolph. Without a pastor, the church quickly became divided into two parties, and would soon have fallen into a more serious condition but for the timely agreement upon a new pastor. Rev. Levi A. Abbot was called from Milford and came May 1, 185. He proved to be a peacemaker and was beloved by all. During a pastorate of five years, forty-three were received into the church. Mr. Abbot was also interested and influential in public affairs. He as well as other Weymouth pastors served on the school committee of the town, and became chairman, he also served a term in the State Legislature. He left to accept it call to Middleborough, in May, 1863. In December, 1858, the Boston South Association held a three days meeting with the church. Mr. Abbot was succeeded Nov, 1, 1863 by Rev. Gideon Cole of Sheldonville. The next summer, because of the increased needs of the church, it was decided to build a larger house. Accordingly, the present location was purchased and measures adopted to secure the necessary funds. It was a great task. The pastor by energetic appeals outside the parish obtained upward of $2,000 of the desired amount 'from all over the country.'At length the building was erected and was dedicated Feb. 1, 1866, the total cost being $14,500. The 'chapel'had been sold a short time before, whereupon the Union Church sent a cordial invitation to occupy their house of worship until thenew house was completed. The vestry was so nearly ready to use, however, that it was deemed inexpedient to accept the offer, and it was declined with appreciation of the kindly spirit shown. Mr. Cole continued until Jan. 1, 1871, when, on account of ill health in his family which required removal to a different climate, the church with deep regret granted him dismission to a church in Minnesota. During his pastorate one hundred and sixteen were added to the church. The next pastor was Rev. Charles II Rowe, who came from Dorchester April 1. 1871, and remained three years. Thirty had been received into the church when he was granted dismission, April 30, 1874, to become pastor of the church in Wollaston. The people were attached to him arid were reluctant to let him go. Rev. William C. Wright of Pawtucket, R. L, accepted a call to be pastor, and began his labors Oct. 1, 1874. He also remained three years. Through his interest and influence as a musician, a fine pipe organ was placed in the church. He was followed March 1, 1878, by Rev. Philip A. Nordell of Arlington, who served until December, 1882. He then became pastor of the First Church, New London, Conn., and ten years later became a professor in the University of Chicago. In May, 1882, the Articles of Faith of this church were printed. Next came Seth J. Axtell, Jan. 1, 1883. He had letters of dismission from the church in West Medway, but the service he had just closed was that of president of Leland University, a school for freedmen in New Orleans, where he had been for four years. He remained until June 1, 1888, and then left to take the presidency of Pella University in Iowa, and a year later became professor of Greek in Kalamazoo College in Michigan. On Oct. 1, 1898, Rev. Wesley L. Smith, from Providence, R. I. began a pastorate that closed May 1, 1894. In 1889 the church voted unanimously to become incorporated, and thus the society that had hitherto held all property was no longer a necessity.
        •   The CHURCH OF THE HOLY NATIVITY- Weymouth - Toward the end of 1918, it became apparent that the growth of the Mission warranted a larger meeting place, and a committee consisting of W. Carleton Barnes, Geo. N. Eck and Win. J. Holbrook was named to take charge of the whole matter of providing for a church building. Mrs. Edward B. Nevin very generously offered a lot from her estate on Columbian Street, and an active canvass was made for funds with which to build a church. This appeal met a most ready response, and it became possible to start construction in the summer of 1919. The building is of Weymouth scamface granite, and the architect, John Vining, designed a church charming in its simplicity and beauty, which, though small, is of the most approved ecclesiastical architecture. The interior woodwork is of black walnut with deep cream-tinted walls. The altar was the gift of Christ Church, in Oswego, N. Y. The building was formally dedicated by Bishop Babcork on Easter Sunday, April 4, 1920.
          •   RV11116321 - (History of James Reed Vining (Twin) b10/24/1824 Weymouth, Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d1900 - mNancy J. ? b1828 - d1872 (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
          •   RV11116322 - Emily Vining (Twin) b10/24/1824 Weymouth, Norfolk,MA(History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d1828 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
          •   RV11116323 - Joseph H. Vining b10/22/1830 Weymouth, Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
          •   RV11116324 - Emily Frances Vining b1/7/1833 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - mNoah W. Torrey Of Weymouth. (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) Children of Emily & Noah were Dan Torrey & Zerak Torrey (Ancestral Files)
          •   RV11116325 - Ellen Maria Vining b11/30/1838 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - mJoseph H. Burrell (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
          •   RV11116326 - George Washington Vining b4/1/1841 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) 12th MA Infantry, Company H; killed at Gettysburg, 1863.
          •   RV11116327 - Nancy Elizabeth Vining b6/9/1846 Weymouth, Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d1/13/1933 (Ancestral Files) mGeorge Leonard Gardner (History of James Reed Vining Of Weymouth (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) Children of Nancy & George were Hattie Gardner & ? Gardner. (Ancestral Files)
          •   RV11116328 - Rosella Cobb Vining b9/9/1848 Weymouth, Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d2/7/1889 mGeorge Cushing (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain).   Children of Rosella& George were: Fred Cushing, Eliner Cushing, Horace (Ancestral Files)
          •   RV11116329 - Sarah Francis Vining b9/8/1852 (Ancestral Files) Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) -d11/16/1940 (Ancestral Files) - mJosiah F. Torrey (Norfolk Probate, 23622) Child of Sarah & Josiah was Rosella Cobb Torrey (Ancestral Files)
        •   RV1111633 - Lydia B. Vining b11/23/1804 S Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m11/10/1825 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA John Reed (Son of Ezra Reed & Mary Lovell) b1/22/1804 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA - d3/13/1874 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA - Children of Lydia & John were: Henry Reed, Franklin Reed, Frederick Reed, Augusta Marie Reed, John Bradford Reed, & Helen Ann Reed. (Ancestral Records)
        •   RV1111634 - Capt. Martin Vining b3/20/1808 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d3/31/1876 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m12/16/1835 East Bridgewater,Plymouth,MA Lucy Allen of East Bridgewater (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) b1810 (DAR #164421) - d1884 (DAR #164421) His will: (Norfolk Probate, 19024)
          •   RV11116341 - William Allen Vining b10/17/1839 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d1918 Hingham,MA (Ancestral Files) - m1867 Mary Ellen Shaw (Daughter of John Shaw & Lois White) (Ancestral Files) - b1843 (Ancestral Files) - d1917 (Ancestral Files)
            •   RV111163411 - Ralph William Edwin Vining (Ancestral Files)
            •   RV111163412 - Herbert Allen Vining bHingham,MA - mMae Harlow (Stephen Vining)
              •   RV1111634121 - Allen Vining (Stephen Vining)
              •   RV1111634122 - Ainslie Vining (Stephen Vining)
            •   RV111163413 - Maude Vining - mHarry Briggs Had 3 children. (Stephen Vining)
              •   RV1111634131 - Roger Vining (Stephen Vining)
            •   RV111163414 - Mary Lois Vining b1869 (DAR #164421) - m1897 (DAR #164421) John Hamilton Walker (Ancestral Files) - b1830 (DAR #164421) - d1917 (DAR #164421) Mary & John had one child: Gretchen Vining Walker (Ancestral Files)
          •   RV11116342 - Samuel Hildreth Vining b1/1843 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (Ancestral Files) - d5/23/1845 at age 2 yrs,4mos,28ds Weymouth, Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
          •   RV11116343 - Andrew Jackson Vining b2/25/1845 Weymouth,Norfolk, MA(History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d12/5/1930 (Ancestral Files) - mJosephine ? (Ancestral Files) (#13514) Nat. Register of The Society of the American Revolution - Enlisted Union Army 9/11/1861, Private at age 17, Co. K, Unit 24, of MA Infantry, Drummer, Record #00002053. Pension listed as San Francisco,CA. P.O> Clerk, San Francisco, CA in 1889-90.
          •   A NATIONAL REGISTER OF THE SOCIETY SONS OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.ANDREW JACKSON VINING, San Francisco (13514). Son of Martin and Lucy (Allen) Vining; grandson of James and Lucy (Cushing) Vining; great-grandson of Joseph Vining, Corporal Mass. Militia; grandson of Barzilla and Lucy (Cushing) Allen; great-grandson of Jonathan Allen, Lieutenant Second Mass. Regt.
          •   RV11116344 - Harwood Vining b1849 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (Ancestral Files)
          •   RV11116345 - Child Vining b1838 (Ancestral Files) - d8/14/1839 at 1yr,6mos. (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
        •   RV1111635 - Lucy Vining b10/2/1810 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m9/26/1848 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA Alvan Reed (Son of Ezra Reed & Mary Lovell) (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) b6/21/1806 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA - d6/26/1852 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA - Alvan had been married to 1Phebe Aronold, & 2Anna Titterton before he married Lucy. (Ancestral Records) - Before Lucy, Alvan had been married to Phebe N. Arnold, died age 22, & Anna Titterton of New Orleans,LA but born in London, ENG who died at age 30. (Entry 26 of Unknown Book on Internet)
        •   RV1111636 - Emily Vining b2/8/1814 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m6/1/1837 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA Thomas Brastow Porter of Weymouth (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - Children of Emily & Thomas were: Emily Anna Vining Porter & Mary Fifield Vining Porter (Ancestral Files)
        •   RV1111637 - Delia Vining b1/1817 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (Ancestral Reocrds) - d8/1/1817 at age 8 months (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
      •   RV11117 - Benjamin Vining, II b6/14/1747 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d3/16or18/1835 Abington,Plymouth,MA at age 88. Apparentley he married and lived in the South Parish of Weymouth - m11/20/1782 Abington,Plymouth,MA Chloe Lane (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) (Dauaghter of Daniel Lane & Lydia Tower) (Early MA Marriages prior to 1800, Plymouth Co.) The following children were born in the South Parish of Weymouth.
        •   RV111171 - Alexander Vining b4/26/1785 Abington,Plymouth,MA (Vital Records of Abington) (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) m2/3/1807 Abigail (Polly) (Vital Records of Abington) Whiton (Daughter of Amos Whiton & Lydia Jacobs) b9/30/1783 (A Historical Sketch of the Town of Hanover, MA by Barry& Stetson)
          •   RV1111711 - Benjamin Franklin Vining b4/30/1808 Abington,Plymouth,MA (Vital Records of Abington) - m5/19/1833 Abington,Plymouth,MA Lydia Hunt (Vital Records of Abington)
            •   RV11117111 - Lydia Elisabeth Vining b6/26/1839 Abington,Plymouth,MA (Vital Records of Abington)
            •   RV11117112 - Henry Franklin Vining b11/16/1847 Abington,Plymouth,MA (Vital Records of Abington)
          •   RV1111712 - Adelina Vining b9/26/1810 Abington,Plymouth/MA (Vital Records of Abington)
          •   RV1111713 - Alexander Vining b5/11/1817 Abington,Plymouth,MA (Vital Records of Abington)
        •   RV111172 - Chloe Vining b4/4/1787 Abington,Plymouth,MA (Vital Records of Abington) - d 6/8/1811 Abington,MA at age 24 (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
      •   RV11118 - Elizabeth (Betty) Vining 3/23/1751 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (Ancestral Files) - d1/24/25/1820 - m2/3/1779 Weymouth,Suffolk,MA Capt. Thomas Nash (Son of Jacob Nash & Sarah Vinson) (Ancestral Records) b6/11/1732 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA - d5/10/1790 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA - Thomas was a Captain in the Revolutionary War and served with distinction. (History of Weymouth, MA, v4) MA Soldiers & Sailors in the War of the Revolution, 17 Vols.V11,p285-Nash, Thomas, Weymouth.Captain, Col. Solomon Lovells regt.; service, 4 days; company marched March 4, 1776, at the time of taking Dorchester Heights; roll endorsed 'Minute Roll;'also, same regt.; service, 10 days, subsequent to March 10, 1776; also, Captain, 5th co. (co. of 2d Parish in Weymouth), Col. Solomon Lovells (2d Suffolk Co.) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers; ordered in Council April 4, 1776, that said officers be commissioned; reported commissioned April 5, 1776; also, Captain, Col. David Cushings regt.; service, 3 days, in Aug., 1777, at Hull; also, same regt.; engaged Dec. 20, 1777; service, 2 mos. 10 days; company served until March 1, 1778, with Maj. Edward Procters detachment of guards at Fort Hill, Boston.
    •   RV1112 - Maj. John V. Vining b4/16/1713 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d12/5/1795 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m Intention 7/20/1735 Sarah Beal (Daughter of James Beal & Sarah Lincoln) b5/8/1717 Weymouthk,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d10/24/1764 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) Will is #19016 Norfolk Probate.
      •   RV11121 - Sarah Vining b10/5/1736 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m7/2/1761 Jonathan Hunt (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
      •   RV11122 - Elizabeth Vining b10/30/1738 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
      •   RV11123 - Jerusha Vining b8/3/1742 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m11/3/1763 Abner Holbrook (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
      •   RV11124 - James Vining b8/15/1744 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d8/17/1746 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
      •   RV11125 - Miriam Vining b3/18/1746 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
      •   RV11126 - Mary Vining (RV11132) b11/19/1749 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m5/23/1790 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA David Vining (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)(Son of Richard Vining & Lydia Allen) b9/25/1740 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d7/1/1830 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA at age 90 (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - Davids first wife:12/25/1762 (The Vining Families, Chap. 3) Weymouth,Norfolk,MA Lydia Torrey (Daughter of Adam Torrey & Hannah Blanchard) b12/11/1744 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA & d1789 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
      •   RV11127 - John Vining b1/6/1752 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d9/1775 in his 24th year (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
      •   RV11128 - Leah Vining b4/16/1755 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m7/30/1772 Hingham,Plymouth,MA Isaiah Bangs (Son of David Bangs & Eunice Stone) b11/29/1747,Barnstable,Harwick,MA - d4/25/1838 Warwick,Frankling,MA (Ancestry World Records) - of Hingham (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) Daughter of Leah & Isaiah was Kezia Bangs. (Gene Pool Individual Records)
    •   RV1113 - Richard Vining b9/12/1715 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain); (RV B/C, Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth,MA,p708, Gen. Pub. Co.,Inc. supplied by John Milton Vining*)  - dWeymouth,MA (Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth,MA,p708, Gen. Pub. Co.,Inc. supplied by John Milton Vining*)  - m2/17/1736/37 Weymouth,MA Lydia Allen (Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth,MA,p706, Gen. Pub. Co.,Inc. supplied by John Milton Vining*)  (Daughter of Benjamin Allen & Sarah Thompson of Bridgewater,MA; Benjamin was the son of Deacon Samuel Allen & Sarah Partirdge of Duxbury) (The Vining Families, Chap. 3) b2/9/1716 Braintree,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d8/8/1800 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA a widow (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain; (Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth,MA,p708, Gen. Pub. Co.,Inc. supplied by John Milton Vining*) )
      •   RV11131 - Mehitable Vining b8/9/1738 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - died young (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d1738 (The Vining Families, Chap. 3)
      •   RV11132 - David Vining, I (RV11126) b9/25/1740 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain); (DV B/C, Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth,MA,p709, Gen. Pub. Co.,Inc. supplied by John Milton Vining*)  - d7/1/1830 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA at age 90 (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m12/23/1762 (The Vining Families, Chap. 3) Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth,MA,p709, Gen. Pub. Co.,Inc. supplied by John Milton Vining*)  1Lydia Torrey (Daughter of Adam Torrey & Hannah Blanchard) b12/11/1744 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA & d1789 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m5/23/1790 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA 2Mary Vining (Daughter of John Vining & Sarah Beal) b11/19/1749 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d2/11/1826 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA at age 76 (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) David made his will on 12/13/1828. (Norfolk Probate 19012) David & Lydia had 13 children. David Vining: Capt. Abram Washburns Co., Col. Solomon Lovells Reg. Service: 10 days, subsequent to 3/10/1776. Roll call sworn to at Weymouth. (Revolutionary War Records) David Vining (1740-1830) served as private in Capt. Thomas Nashs company, Col. Solomon Lovells regiment, 1776. He was born and died in Weymouth, Mass. (The Nat. Soc. of the Daughters of the Am. Rev. V114,p149) Pvt MA (DAR Patriot Index)
        •   RV111321 - Vashti Vining b7/1/1764 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d7/15/1764 (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
        •   RV111322 - Olive Vining b5/16/1765 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)- d1851 - Unmarried. (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
        •   RV111323 - Richard Vining b10/13/1766 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m8/23/1793 (The Vining Families, Chap. 3) Weymouth,Norfolk,MA Susannah Pratt (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
          •   RV1113231 - Betsey Vining b2/6/1794 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)- d1879 - m7/28/1816 Abington,Plymouth,MA Edmund Gurney (Son of Joseph Gurney & Sarah Reed) b1794 - d1870 - Betsey & Edmund had a daughter, Eliza Ann Gurney. (The Nat. Soc. of the Daughters of the Am. Revolution V45,p151)
          •   RV1113232 - Josiah Vining b4/19/1796 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
          •   RV1113233 - Ezra Vining b5/16/1798 Abington,Plymouth,MA (Vital Records of Abington)
          •   RV1113234 - Evelina Vining b1/16/1807 Abington,Plymouth,MA (Vital Records of Abington)
        •   RV111324 - Asa Vining b1/12/1769 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) -
        •   RV111325 - David Vining, II b1/22/1771 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d1/28/1850 at age 79 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m9/25/1796 Abington,MA Lydia Hunt of Abington,MA b12/31/1775 Abington,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d11/16/1854 at age 79 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) He had a will. (Norfolk Probate, 19013)
          •   RV1113251 - Perez/Perus Vining b12/18/1798 Abington,Norfolk,MA (Vital Reocrds of Abington) - d6/22/1850 age 51 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m5/2/1822 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA Mary Dyer (Daughter of John Dyer & Polly Holbrook) b1/19/1802 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d11/26/1872 age 70 Weymouth, Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
            •   RV11132511 - Betsey Hunt Vining b10/26/1823 Weymouth, Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d9/5/1881 at 57 years Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m1/18/1848 John A. E. Loud (Son of Alexander Loud) of Weymouth. John was a shoe manufacturer. (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
            •   RV11132512 - Benjamin Dyer Vining b5/18/1825 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d1/27/1866 age 41 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m11/5/1846 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA Lois Bates (Daughter of Warren & Lois Bates) - d5/13/1871 age 45 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) No Children. Will of Lois: (Norfolk Probate, 19021)
            •   RV11132513 - Mary J. Vining b4/21/1828 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA - d10/27/1828 age 6mos18ds Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
            •   RV11132514 - Perez S. Vining b4/12/1829 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA - (Ancestral Records) - d8/7/1829 age 3 mos,25ds Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
          •   RV1113252 - Lydia Torrey Vining b9/15/1801 Abington,Plymouth,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m10/14/1824 1Oran Holbrook (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m2?
          •   RV1113253 - Roxa Vining b4/19/1804 Abington,Norfolk,MA (Vital Records of Abington)(Massachusetts Town Birth Records)

RV1113254 - David Vining, III b11/25/1806 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - dbef 6/12/1852 - m10/8/1829 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA Lucy Eldridge White (Daughter of Jonathan White & (Polly (Mary) Loud) b4/9/1806 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA - d1875 (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)

  •   RV11132541 - Sarah Jackson Vining b7/4/1836 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d5/16/1876 (Ancestral Files) - m11/22/1852 (Ancestral Files) Lorenzo Poole(The Nat. Soc. of the Daughters of the Am. Revolution V42, p126)
  •   RV1113255 - Laura Vining b4/17/1809 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m10/30/1830 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA Loring Pratt (1807 - 98) - d1883 (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
  •   RV111326 - Sally Vining b6/13/1773 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) Sally at age 14, made Samuel Torrey to be her guardian, calling herself the daughter of Nehemiah Vining on 2/5/1801 (Probate, 19030, Child over 14 on 5 Feb. 1801)
  •   RV111327 - Bela Vining, I b3/26/1775 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA - d1775 (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
  •   RV111328 - Bela Vining, II b8/8/1776 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - dbef1/28/1860 - m3/10/1799 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA Content Pratt (Daughter of Benjamin Pratt) baptized at the North Parish 9/22/1776 - d9/28/1841 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA at age 65 (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
    •   RV1113281 - Hervey Vining b9/27/1801 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d2/26/1803 (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
    •   RV1113282 - Eveline Lincoln Vining b3/31/1805 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d1/7/1868 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA - m10/19/1824 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA Ezra Pratt (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) b9/22/1801 - d4/10/1874 - bap at the North Church 3/31/1805. Ezra was a stone contractor. He made his will on 3/6/1873. (Entry 116 of Untitled Book on Web)
    •   RV1113283 - Eliza Ann Vining b8/2/1807 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) -
    •   RV1113284 - Maria Vining b8/21/1807 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - mJohn D. Salisbury (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
    •   RV1113285 - Daniel Hervey Vining b8/5/1813 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) -
  •   RV111329 - Dea. John Vining, VII b7/30/1777 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d4/25/1857 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA at age 80 (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m12/25/1800 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA Hannah Reed (Daughter of Frederick Reed & Rebecca Ayers) b4/2/1782 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d1/30/1861 at age 79 years Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) John made his will on 9/18/1856.
    •   RV1113291 - Jairus Vining b5/1/1807 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA - bap 8/19/1821 (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d11/18/1862 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA - m4/24/1831 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA Mary Torrey Tirrell (Daughter of James Tirrell & Hannah Kingman) b4/25/1810 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA - d11/8/1891 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA - (Ancestoral Records)
      •   RV11132911 - Child Vining b1832 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (Ancestoral Records)
      •   RV11132912 - James Henry Vining b9/6/1834 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (Ancestoral Records)
      •   RV11132913 - Augustus Vining b6/17/1836 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (Ancestoral Records)

RV1113292 - Mary Vining bap 8/19/1821 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m5/23/1822 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA Washington Hunt (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)

  •   RV11132(10) - Noah Vining, I b7/30/1781 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain); NV B/C, Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth,MA,p711, Gen. Pub. Co.,Inc. supplied by John Milton Vining*)  - d11/1/1860(The Vining Families, Chap. 3); (NV B/C, Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth,MA,p711, Gen. Pub. Co.,Inc. supplied by John Milton Vining*)  - m7/16/1806 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA Mary Leavitt Stoddard (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) of Hingham,England (The Vining Families, Chap. 3) (Daughter of Obadiah Stoddard& Celia Vining) (The Vining Families, Chap. 3) - b7/30/1783 (The Vining Families, Chap. 3)  Weymouth,MA (Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth,MA,p711, Gen. Pub. Co.,Inc. supplied by John Milton Vining*)  - d12/24/1868  Weymouth,Norfolk,MA ((The Vining Families, Chap. 3; (Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth,MA,p711, Gen. Pub. Co.,Inc. supplied by John Milton Vining*)) Their children were all baptized in the South Parish on 12/17/1820. Johns will (Norfolk Probate, 19027)
    •   RV11132(10)1 - Noah Vining, II b6/13/1807 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d1/3/1892 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m8/15/1838 Weymouth,MA (NV B/C, Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth,MA,p713, Gen. Pub. Co.,Inc. supplied by John Milton Vining*)  Sarah Curtis (Daughter of Seth Curtis & Sophia Pratt) [A Historical Sketch of the Town of Hanover, MA by Barry & Stetson]) b3/19/1811 Weymouth,MA (Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth,MA,p706, Gen. Pub. Co.,Inc. supplied by John Milton Vining*)  - d12/24/1891 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) Noah was a shoe manufacturer. (A Historical Sketch of the Town of Hanover, MA by Barry & Stetson)
      •   RV11132(10)11 - Sophia Louisa Vining b3/1/1842 NY(Ancestral Records) - Unmarried in 1892. (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
      •   RV11132(10)12 - Noah Franklin Vining, III b12/10/1843 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (NFV B/C, M/C, Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth,MA,p713, Gen. Pub. Co.,Inc. supplied by John Milton Vining*)  (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d3/29/1908 Weymouth,MA (Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth,MA,p713, Gen. Pub. Co.,Inc. supplied by John Milton Vining*)  - m11/22/1868 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA Fannie Maria Burrell b1/29/1849 Weymouth,MA (Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth,MA,p713, Gen. Pub. Co.,Inc. supplied by John Milton Vining*)  - d1870 Weymouth,MA (Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth,MA,p713, Gen. Pub. Co.,Inc. supplied by John Milton Vining*)  (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) (Norfolk Probate, 22782)
        •   RV11132(10)121 - John Franklin Vining b4/24/1870 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth,MA,p713, Gen. Pub. Co.,Inc. supplied by John Milton Vining*) (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d8/11/1952 Weymouth,MA (Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth,MA,p713, Gen. Pub. Co.,Inc. supplied by John Milton Vining*) - m  10/28/1896 Weymouth,MA Gertrude Anna Packard b12/16/1873 Worcester,MA (Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth,MA,p713, Gen. Pub. Co.,Inc. supplied by John Milton Vining*)   - d2/9/1940 Braintree,MA (Genealogies of the Early Families of Weymouth,MA,p713, Gen. Pub. Co.,Inc. supplied by John Milton Vining*)
          •   RV11132(10)1211 - John Franklin Vining, Jr.  b4/25/1900Weymouth,MA (JFV B/C, M/C, JFV D/C, MH D/C John Milton Vining*)  - d11/21/1977 Plymouth,MA (JFV B/C, M/C, JFV D/C, MH D/C John Milton Vining*)  - m10/25/1930 Boston,MA Marie Hult b6/17/1904 Sikfors,Sweden - d9/1/2000 Norwood,MA (JFV B/C, M/C, JFV D/C, MH D/C John Milton Vining*)
        •      RV11132(10)12111 - Bradley Allen Vining  b2/21/1935 Weymouth,MA (BAV B/C, BAM B/C, M/C John Milton Vining*)  - m9/7/1963 Worcester,MA Barbara Ann Milton b3/16/1932 Worcester,MA (BAV B/C, BAM B/C, M/C John Milton Vining*)
          •     RV11132(10)121111 - John Milton Vining  b3/8/1967 Boston,MA (B/C John Milton Vining*)
          •     RV11132(10)121112 - Paul Forrest Vining  b4/18/1968 Boston,MA (John Milton Vining*)
            •   RV11132(10)13 - Sarah Maria Vining b2/22/1846 Weymouth, Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
            •   RV11132(10)14 - Seth Curtis Vining b12/12/1847 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
            •   RV11132(10)15 - Sarah Catherine Vining Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) Unmarried.
            •   RV11132(10)16 - Allen Bradford Vining b2/19/1850 (Ancestral Records) Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) Allen B. Vining, Fogg Bros. & Co., 48 Congress, at S. Weymouth, Boston,MA, 1890 Boston Directory
          •   RV11132(10)2 - Allen Vining b11/7/1808 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d2/4/1895 - m10/5/1834 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA Jane W or H Bates (Daughter of Warren Bates & Lois Blanchard of Weymouth) b1/31/1816 (Ancestral Records) - d4/23/181890 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
            •   RV11132(10)21 - Jane Frances Vining b6/15/1835 Weymouth,Norfolk, MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d1901 - m4/3/1836 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA James Collier Stoddard (Ancestral Records) b1836 - d1895 (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
            •   RV11132(10)22 - Allen Vining b7/27/1837 Weymouth,Norfolk, MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d9/17/1837 (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
            •   RV11132(10)23 - Freeman Vining b9/14/1838 Weymouth, Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d10/8/1838 age 3 weeks (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
            •   RV11132(10)24 - Harriet Maria Vining b2/13/1841 Weymouth, Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m? Bill
            •   RV11132(10)25 - Lois Bates Vining b2/11/1842 Weymouth, Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m? Holbrook
            •   RV11132(10)26 - Rosabella Vining b1844 Weymouth,Norfolk, MA - d1844 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
          •   RV11132(10)3 - Mary Vining b4/1/1810 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d9/19/1838 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m11/27/1828 Jonathan White, Jr. (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
          •   RV11132(10)4 - Samuel Albert Vining b6/19/1812 Weymouth,Norfolk, MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d5/22/1898 (The Vining Families, Chap. 3) m4/11/1837 Framingham,Middlesex,MA (Ancestral Records) Eliza Ann White (Daughter of Captain Johnathon White & Abigail Holbrook) - d9/11/1907 (The Vining Families, Chap. 3)
            •   RV11132(10)41 - Betsy Jane Vining b12/22/1842 (The Vining Families, Chap. 3) - d6/24/1914 (The Vining Families, Chap. 3)
            •   RV11132(10)42 - Felicia Vining (The Vining Families, Chap. 3) of Holbrook,MA - m1/1/1868 Senator Elijah Adams Morse b5/25/1841 South Bend,St. Joseph,IN (son of Rev. Abner Morse & Hannah Peck) - d6/5/1898 Canton,MA - Elijah manufactured stove polish in 1856 from a recipe given him by Dr. Charles T. Jackson. He enlisted in the 4th MA volunteer infantry as a private in 1861, was taken prisoner. After this, he again resumed making stove polish. Elijah was a representative in the general court in 1876; state senator in 1886-87 and a member of the council of Governor Ames in 1888. Served as chairman of the committee on alcoholic liquor traffic. Recognized as a leader of the temperance cause in the public schools and social reform. He lectured on political, religious, and temperance subjects. (The Twentieth Century Bio. Dictionary of Notable Americans, vVII)
            •   Picture of Town Seal

§  The Canton Town Seal-The Annual Town Meeting of 1880 commissioned three men - Daniel T.V. Huntoon, Elijah Morse and George Walter Capen - to design a seal for the Town of Canton. The design which they chose and which was subsequently accepted at the Town Meeting of 1881 consisted of a triple-towered castle originally appearing on the seal representing Dorchester in England because Canton originally was part of Dorchester, Mass. before separating in 1726.   1726 saw Canton, known as Dorchester South Precinct, become part of Stoughton, Mass. That association lasted until 1797 when it again separated, this time incorporating into an independent town called Canton. The name 'Canton'was adopted at the suggestion of Elijah Dunbar, a prominent citizen at the ti2me, who subscribed to the popular belief that geographically Canton was situated exactly opposite Canton China. This belief was later proven to be only partially true - while longitudinally they are very close, there is a great difference in latitude. The presence of the word 'Ponkipog'is significant as it was the name (and the original spelling) the Indians had given this area. The date of 1650 refers to the earliest found reference to the word 'Ponkipog€.

  •   RV11132(10)43 - Jane Vining (The Vining Families, Chap. 3) babt1848 MA (Ancestral Records)
  •   RV11132(10)44 - Mary Frances Vining b8/20/1839 MA - d10/21/1931 (The Vining Families, Chap. 3) - m2/12/1862 New Ipswich,Hillsboro,NH (Ancestral Records) Perley Bacon Davis b4/26/1832 Sharon,Norfolk,MA - d2/12/1862 (The Vining Families, Chap. 3) Mary& Perley had a son, Arthur Vining Davis b5/30/1867 - d11/17/1962 (The Vining Families, Chap. 3)
  •   RV11132(10)5 - Adoniram Vining b4/11/1814 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m12/22/1836 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA Lydia Tirrell Shaw (Daughter of Capt. Nathaniel Shaw & Jane Tirrell) b12/8/1815/16 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
    •   RV11132(10)51 - Margaret Ann Vining b10/22/1838 Weymouth, Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m11/1/1857 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (Ancestral Records) Lysander Heald (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) Lysander Heald claimed residence in Weymouth. Worked as a Leather Cutter. Enlisted on 8/16/1864, Private, age 37, Served MA, G Co. 4th HA Reg. MA, mustered out at Wshington, DC on 6/17/1865 (MA Soldiers, Sailors, & Marines in the Civil War) Margaret filed for a Civil War Pension (Civil War Pension Index)
    •   RV11132(10)52 - Adoniram Elliot Vining b8/23/1840 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d3/11/1909 (American Civil War Soldiers) - mMartha A. ? (Civil War Pension Index) Adoniram Elliot Vining claimed residence in South Weymouth. Worked as a Mechanic. Enlist Date: 8/4/1862, Private, age of 21, Served MA F Co. 1st HA Reg. MA, Mustered out on 5/23/1865 (American Civil War Soldiers) Adoniram E. Vining, Private, Co. 1,MA, Heavy Artillery, Petersburg,VA, Location 186406220 (Andersonville Prisoners of War)
    •   RV11132(10)53 - Lydia Arabella Vining b4/8/1847 Weymouth,Norfolk, MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
    •   RV11132(10)54 - Wellman E. Vining (Twin) b3/15/1849 Weymouth, Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d9/27/1879
    •   RV11132(10)55 - Lydia Arabella Vining (Twin) b3/15/1849 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) Christened: 6/28/1849 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (Ancestral Records) - m1/15/1878 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA Frederick Arthur Pratt (Ancestral Records) They had a child die on 3/24/1849 at 1 week of age. (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
  •   RV11132(10)6 - Harriet Newell Vining b6/11/1816 Weymouth,Norfolk, MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d9/11/1907 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA age 91 years, 3mos. (Online) - m11/27/1834 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA Warren Bates, Jr. (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) b5/6/1813 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA - d3/13/1897 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA - Son of Harriet & Warren was George Warren Bates. (The Nat. Soc. of the Daughters of the Am. Rev. V114,p149) For many years proprietor of a private boardinghouse on Jerusalem Road. He built his house in 1837, but still retained his residence in Weymouth. Children were all born in Weymouth: Philander Bates(died as a baby), Philander Bates, George Warren Bates, Orin Bradford Bates, Harriet Vining Bates, Charles Freeman Bates, & Mary Caroline Bates. (Joshua Bates History.Online)
  •   RV11132(10)7 - Catharine M. Vining b3/10/1819 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m11/9/1845 Abington,Plymouth,MA (Ancestral Records) Erastus R. Rand of Abington,Plymouth,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) (MA Federal 1850 Census)
  •   RV11132(11) - Lydia Vining b6/12/1783 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m6/23/1802 Abington,Plymouth,MA (The Vining Families, Chap. 3) Perez Pool (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) (Son of Joseph & Mehitable Pool, Jr.) b12/20/1780 Abington,MA (MA Town Brith Records) Perez Pool 2 Regt (Turner, Jrs) MA Mil., Sergeant (War of 1812 Muster Rolls)
  •   RV11132(12) - Warren Vining b4/25/1785 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m11/24/1812 Mary Holbrook (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) No issue recorded in Weymouth.
  •   RV11132(13) - Polly Vining b10/10/1787 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - Marriage Intentions on 3/29/1806 - m11/27/1806 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (Ancestral Files) Bela Thayer b10/1/1785 Suffolk,Weymouth,MA of Hingham,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) (Son of Randall & Rachel Thayer) (Gene Pool Individual Records) - b10/1/1785 (Gene Pool Individual Records) Weymouth,Suffolk,MA (The Vining Families, Chap. 3) - d6/13/1858 at age 73 at Hingham (The Vining Families, Chap. 3) War of 1812 Muster Rolls: Bela Thayer, 1Regt (Dudleys) MA Militia; 2Regt (Webb, Jrs) MA Militia; Private
  •   RV11133 - John Vining, VI b1748 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
  •   RV11134 - Hitty Vining b10/13/1751 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d1751 MA (The Vining Families, Chap. 3)
  •   RV11135 - Hitty Vining, II b11/24/1752 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - dMA - m10/25/1771 MA Samuel Holbrook (The Vining Families, Chap. 3) bMA - dMA (Ancestral Files) They had a son, Samuel Holbrook, b5/17/1772 (The Vining Families, Chap. 3)
  •   RV11136 - Lydia Vining b6/3/1759 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m6/25/1778 Abington,Norfolk,MA (Ancestral Records) Josiah Lovell (The Vining Families, Chap. 3) (Son of Obadiah Lovell& Ruth Beal) b10/26/1757 Abington,MA (Ancestral Records)
  •   RV11137 - Nehemiah Vining b7/3/1765 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d8/10/1795 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - Marriage Intention 11/19/1785 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA - m11/19/1785 Hingham,,MA (Ancestral Records) Deborah Ward of Hingham. (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) b10/1764 (Online) (Daughter of Bejamin & Rachel Ward) No children were recorded on records of Weymouth. 1790 Census for MA, listed in Weymouth.
  •   RV1114 - Mary Vining b4/9/1717 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m8/24/1734 Weymouth,Suffolk,MA (Ancestral Records) Gideon Parkman (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) b1714 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA - dabt 1789 Canaan (Skowhegan) Somerset,ME. Gideon & Mary were residents of Abington,MA. He sold his Abington property in 1786 and went to Canaan and settled on land west of tghe Kennebec purchased from Lieut. Isaac Smith. His grandson, Noah, had been living with him. (Skowhegan on the Kennebec by Louisa Helen Colburn - 1941) Children of Mary & Gideon were: Noah Parkman, Elizabeth (Betty) Parkman, Daniel Parkman, Rhonda Parkman, & Mary Parkman. (Online)   Book: 'The Descendants of Gideon & Mary (Vining) Parkman. Portland,ME; Parkman Association, 1990 by Lynne Footman Goodwin; California State Library-Sutro. Maine was part of Massachusetts until 1820, events listed the state as it was in the year and then noted it was now Maine. Example: 'Gideon Parkman came to Canaan, Lincoln, Massachusetts (now Skowhegan, Somerset, Maine)€¦'Chip Lary
  •   RV1115 - Betty Vining b1/9/1720 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (The Vining Families, Chap. 3) (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) dabt1742 MA (Ancestral Files)
  •   RV1116 - Joseph Vining b6/23/1723 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d1/27/1742 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (The Vining Families, Chap. 3)(History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain)
  •   RV1117 - Ruth Vining b11/1/1725 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d1/17/1795 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA - m12/12/1745 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA Jonathon Joy (Son of Simon Joy & Hannah Humphrey) b9/3/1724 (Ancestral Records) Hingham (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d1774 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (Online) Ruth Joy, widow, and Ebenezer Joy, Weymouth, administered the estate of Jonathan, yeoman, with Abner Holbrook, yeoman, and Thomas Webb, tanner, both of Weymouth, sureties, 19 Aug. 1774. Inventory taken 23 Sept. 1774, mentions homestead farm of about 23 acres with the buildings and one-half acre, 'where his old house formerly stood;'total, LI 00 6s. 4d. (Suffolk Probate Records, 74: 59, 200.) Children of Ruth & Jonathon were: Ebenezer, Joy, Betty Joy, Chloe, & Ebenezer. (Online)
  •   RV1118 - Lydia Vining b11/27/1728 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d6/4/1802 MA (Ancestral Files) - m3/17/1748 MA John Hunt (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - Children of Lydia & John were: Sarah Hunt, Betty Hunt, Molly Hunt, John Hunt, Lydia Hunt, & Naomi Hunt. (Ancestral Files)
  •    RV112 - Mary Vining b3/25/1690 (Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers, v4,p374) Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - d4/22/1718 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (History of Weymouth,MA, The Vining Family by Chamberlain) - m10/15/1715 Weymouth,Weymouth,MA (Ancestral Records) (Intentions 10/1/1715 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA) Ephraim Richards (son of John Richards & Sarah Pratt) b4/30/1687 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA - d9/10/1751 Weymouth,Norfolk,MA (Rootsweb Records - Ephriam m2Sarah Bates, m3Elizabeth Bayly who was a widow. (Ancestral Records) (Entry 589 Richards of Unknown Book on Internet) Children of Mary & Ephriam were: Ephriam Richards & John Richards.
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