Mary Hitchcock1

#2090, (20 March 1699 - 17 June 1781)
Relationship5th great-grandmother of William David Lewis
Father*Ens. John Hitchcock Jr1 (1670 - 1751)
Mother*Mary Ball1 (1673 - 1760)

Family 1

Samuel Taylor b. 1688, d. 1734
Children 1.Capt. Othniel Taylor+8 (1719 - 1788)
 2.Mary Taylor9 (1721 - 1721)
 3.John Taylor+10 (1722 - 1799)
 4.Jonathan Taylor+11 (1724 - 1800)

Family 2

Daniel Arms b. 1687, d. 1753

Family 3

Ebenezer Barnard b. 1696, d. 1764
In this genealogy it is Mary, born in 1699 the daughter of Ensign John Hitchcock and Mary Ball, who marries, first, Samuel Taylor (in 1718) and, second, Daniel Arms (in 1737). This follows Sheldon in History of Deerfield (II Genealogies:337) where it says Samuel married "Mary, dau. John Hitchcock of Spfd." Edward Hitchcock in his Genealogy of the Hitchcock Family has Mary, born in 1688 the daughter of Capt. Luke Hitchcock (John's uncle) and Sarah Burt, who marries Samuel, then David (p. 409). Interestingly, Hitchcock says that Mary, daughter of John, married "––– Arms" (apparently using John's will as the source) with no other information (p. 213). Then there is the memorial stone in the Old Cemetery in Charlemont which says she died in June 1781 "in the 87th Year of her age" – giving a birth year of about 1694, or in the middle of the birth dates of the two Marys (by then she was a widow for the third time, of Ebenezer Barnard). The age of her first marriage leans to the choice of Mary at age 19 rather than Mary, age 30. Adding to the confusion, Hitchcock says that another daughter of Luke and Sarah, Mercy, married George Colton. In fact it seems that it was her sister Mary (erroneously given as the wife of Samuel Taylor, then Daniel Arms) who married Colton. Mercy probably married Ebenezer Day, though she would have been only fifteen years old . Since the marriage records do not name the parents we have to speculate at times.2 
Her married name was Taylor.3 
Her married name was Arms.4 
Her married name was Barnard.5 
Birth*20 March 1699She was born on 20 March 1699 at Springfield, Massachusetts; (grave marker "died...1781 in the 87th year of her Age.")6,1 
Marriage*15 July 1718She married Samuel Taylor, son of John Taylor Jr and Thankful Woodward, on 15 July 1718 at Massachusetts; see note for the two Marys.3 
Marriage*2 September 1737She married Daniel Arms, son of William Arms and Joanna Hawks, on 2 September 1737 at Deerfield, Massachusetts; see note for the two Marys.4 
Marriage*20 August 1754She married Ebenezer Barnard, son of Joseph Barnard and Sarah Strong, on 20 August 1754 at Massachusetts; (see note for the two Marys(.5 
Death*17 June 1781She died on 17 June 1781 at Deerfield, Franklin Co., MassachusettsG, at age 82.7 
Burial*20 June 1781She was buried on 20 June 1781 at Old Cemetery, Charlemont, Franklin Co., MassachusettsG; 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis


  1. [S1257] Massachusetts Vital Records 1621-1850, index and images, online, Springfield Vol. 1, Vital Records, p. 58. Marry [sic] Hitchcock, dau. of John and Mary Hitchcock, b. 20 Mar 1699/70.
  2. [S520] VWH.
  3. [S1025] Massachusetts Town and Vital Records: Springfield 1640–1894, Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook), compiler, Provo, UT and Oxford, MA, First Book of Births, Marriages and Deaths from 1640 to 1728 (Town Clerk, 1842); img. 448/6014, Samuel Taylor of Deerfield and Mary Hitchcock of Springfield, intentions 18 Jun 1718; img. 458/6014, marr. 15 Jul 1718. Online
  4. [S762] Thomas W. Baldwin, compiler, Vital Records of Deerfield Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Company, 1920), p. 258. Mary Taylor and Daniel Arms, marr. 2 Sep 1737.
  5. [S762] Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Deerfield, p. 157. Ebenezer Barnard and Mary Arms, marr. 20 Aug 1754.
  6. [S329] Mrs. Edward Hitchcock Sr., compiler; Rev. Dwight W. Marsh, editor Genealogy of the Hitchcock Family (Amherst, Mass.: Press of Carpenter & Morehouse, 1894), Descendants of Luke Hitchcock, 212-213. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Hitchcock Family.
  7. [S1628], online, two standing memorial markers. 1. Widoe Mary Barnard. 2. In memory of Widow Mary Barnard, d. 17 Jun 1781, in her 87th year. Old Cemetery, Charlemont MA. Memorial 58684548, created by Kevin Avery, photo added by Ellen Johnson.
  8. [S762] Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Deerfield, Deerfield Births, p 127: "Othniel, s. of Sam[ue]ll and Mary, Apr. 16, 1719."
  9. [S762] Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Deerfield, Births, p. 127. Mary, dau. of Samuel and Mary, 20 Jan 1720/1.
  10. [S762] Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Deerfield, Deerfield Births, p 127: John, son of Samuel and Mary, Jan. 17, 1721/2.
  11. [S762] Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Deerfield, Deerfield Births, p 127: Jonathan, son of Samuel and Mary, 7 Feb 1723/4.