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The Amidown Family

This information found on Genserv.com (Author Larry Nicodemus of Argyle TX)

Roger Amadowne b. Bef 1625 France m. Joanna Harwood b. Dec 10, 1642, Boston, Suffolk County, MA. Joanna was daughter of George Harwood b. 1615 London and Jane b. 1620 Salem, Essex Co, MA. Their son:

Philip Amadown b. Jan 26, 1670 Rehoboth, MA m. Mehitable Perry b. Apr 30 1680, Rehobeth, MA. She was the daughter of Samuel Perry and Mary Millard. Their son:

Henry Amidon b. Feb 8, 1699 in Rehobeth, MA m. Meltiah Cheney b. Oct 14, 1690 Mendon, Worcester, MA. Meltiah was the daughter of Joseph Cheney and Hannah Thurston. Their son:

Captain Henry Amidon b. May 3, 1727 in Oxford, MA and Sara (Doubledee) Doubleday b. abt 1727. Their son:

Jacob Amidown b. Mar 5, 1765 Willington, Toland, CT m. Hannah Pool b. Willington, Toland Cty, CT. They had a daughter, Hannah Amidown b. abt 1800/03 Willington, Toland, CT.

This information is taken from "The Records of Oxford" page 527-530 (Massachusetts).

I am not entirely certain, because of the strange layout of the text, but I believe that Philip Amidown, a descendant of Roger Amidown, who came from Mendon to Oxford in 1717 may have been the father or grandfather of our Jeremiah. Philip was a gentleman of good estate and was much esteemed and interested in public affairs. According to the Oxford book, the early records show that Philip and his wife, Ithama had a daughter, Hannah born February 2, 1718. There are other Amidowns mentioned but the dates are confusing and no link is made between them. (See new information below)

Jeremiah Amidown married Elizabeth Martin of Douglas, February 1769. Jeremiah died May 31, 1812 and his wife, Elizabeth died October 10, 1826. Children of Jeremiah and Elizabeth were:

Mary Bathsheba Amidown
Elizabeth Amidown
Lucy Amidown b. 5 December 1769 in Oxford married Lemuel Moffitt
Isaac Amidown
Mary Amidown born August 29, 1773 married Elihu Harwood April 1795. (I would assume that Mary Bathsheba died in infancy? This Mary is also called Molly). Elihu was of Sutton and they had one child: Elihu Harwood. Elihu, Sr.'s ancestors were from Salem, MA, some of whom had become land proprietors in Sutton on it's first settlement.
Lois Amidown
Sarah Amidown
Jeremiah Amidown born March 31, 1779 removed to Charlton, married Abigail Harwood on October 7, 1801.
Samuel Amidown married Lucy Humphrey on August 28, 1809
Lurania Amidown born February 1786 married Lyman Wetherell April 26, 1807. Lyman was born in Dudley (see Dudley Records). The family trace their ancestry to Rev. William Wetherell of Scituate, who was established there as a clergyman in 1658 and died in 1684.


Recently found in the GEDCOM files of the LDS site:

Roger Amidon was b. 6 Feb 1702 in Oxford, Worcester, MA and d. 28 Feb 1757 in Oxford. He was the son of Philip Amidon and Ithamar or Ethemar Warfield.He married 27 Oct. 1731 in Oxford to Elizabeth Hunkins. She was born in Oxford in 1715. She must have died young and there are multiple marriages for Roger. Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Hunkins and Rachael Kenney.
Roger and Elizabeth had the following children:

Rachel Amidown b. 28 Sep 1732 Oxford
Elizabeth Amidown b. 18 Jul 1734 and d. 16 Apr 1816 in Oxford
Roger Amidown b. 11 Nov 1736 Oxford, d. 31 May 1825
Jeremiah Amidown b. 12 Nov 1736, d. 2 May 1913 Oxford
Samuel Amidown b. 18 Jun 1741 in Oxford
Samuel Amidown b. 13 Oct 1742 Oxford, d. 1 Feb 1768 in Oxbridge, Douglas, Mass and was buried in Readsboro, Bennington, MA
Rachel Amidon b. 20 Feb 1744 Oxford
Roger Amidown b. 12 May 1747 Oxford, d. 31 May 1825 Readsboro, VT
Rachel Amidown b. 20 Feb 1844/45 (must be a mistake)

Jeremiah Amidown's family:

Jeremiah b. 12 Nov 1738 in Oxford, m. 23 Feb 1769 to Elizabeth Martin . Their children:

Lucy Amidown b. 5 Dec 1769, d. 19 Nov 1841 Oxford

Isaac Amidown b. 28 Jan 1772 Oxford, d. 21 Aug 1859 Webster, Worcester, MA

Molly Amidown b. 29 Aug 1773 Oxford, d. 17 Sep 1861

Lois Amidown b. 14 Sep 1775 Oxford

Sarah Amidown b. 14 Aug 1777, d. 10 Sep 1811 Oxford

Jeremiah Amidown b. 31 Mar 1779 Oxford, d. 14 Dec 1865, Richmond, Cheshire, NH

Samuel Amidown b. 28 Jan 1781, d. 16 Feb 1827 Oxford

Lurania Amidown b. 11 Feb 1786 Oxford, d. 1 Nov 1876 Sutton, Worcester, MA

Other information on the Amidowns can be found on the Wetherell Family page.
Also, check out the Worcester County, Massachusetts site

Information is from the Genserv.com database belonging to: Nicodemus, Larry

32. ROGER AMADOWNE (351), b. BEF 1625, France

16. PHILIP AMADOWN (349), b. JAN 26 1670, Rehoboth, Mass.

132. WILLIAM HARWOOD (3746), b. ABT 1589

66. GEORGE HARWOOD (2840), b. 1615, London, England

133. ELIZABETH GREENHAM (3747), b. ABT 1593

33. JOANNA HARWOOD (361), b. DEC 10 1642, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass

67. Mrs. JANE HARWOOD) (2841), b. 1620, Salem, Essex Co., Mass.

8. Henry AMIDON (376), b. FEB 8 1699, Rehoboth, Mass.

34. Samuel PERRY (373)

17. Mehitable PERRY (350), b. APR 30 1680, Rehoboth, Mass.

35. Mary MILLARD (374)

4. Captain Henry AMIDON (393), b. MAY 3 1727, Oxford, Mass

18. Joseph CHENEY (833)

9. Meltiah CHENEY (389), b. OCT 14 1690, Mendon, Worchester, Massachusetts

19. Hannah THURSTON (834)

2. Jacob AMIDOWN (709), b. MAR 5 1764, Willington, Toland County, Connecticut

5. Sara (Doubledee) DOUBLEDAY (703), b. ABT 1727

1. Hannah AMIDOWN (750), b. ABT 1800/1803, Willington, Toland County, Connecticut

3. Hannah POOL (746), b. Willington, Toland County, Connecticut

Biographical Sketches Excerpt on Amidown Origins

Another Amidon Line from Genserv.com


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