1Edward H. Fletcher, Fletcher Genealogy, NEHGR Vol. 22, pp. 389 (Oct. 1868).
"Rev. Elijah Fletcher, of Hopkinton, N. H. (b. 1747, d. 1786), who first, so far as we know, made genealogical collections of the family, believed that our great ancestor ROBERT1 came from Yorkshire; and that account was gathered when Robert's great-grandchildren were living. Robert settled at Concord, Mass., in 1630, in which year seventeen ships arrived in Mass. Bay and at Plymouth. He had then three sons, Luke, William and Samuel, and was himself thirty-eight years of age. It was five years later that Concord was organized, the twentieth town incorporated within what are now the limits of Massachusetts, and his name appears in the earliest records. He became a wealthy and influential man, and died at Concord, April 3, 1677, aged 85. Children were:
(2) I. Luke.2 (4) III. Samuel.2
(3) II. William.2 (5) IV.Francis.2.".
1Donald Lines Jacobus, The Phippen Family and the Wife of Nathan1 Gold of Fairfield, Connecticut, The American Genealogist, Vol. 17, pp. 10-12 (Jul 1940).
"5. GAMALIEL2 PHIPPEN (David1) lived in Boston, Mass., and died there about 1671-2; married SARAH PURCHASE, born about 1627-8, died at Boston, 17 Jan. [about 1682-3].
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About 1870 some old gravestones were dug up in Carlton Place near Eliot Street, Boston, one bearing the inscription: "Here lyeth buried ye body of Sarah Phippen, ye wife of Gamaliel Phippen, aged 55 years. Died January ye 17, [-------]."
Children of Gamaliel and Sarah (Purchase) Phippen, born at Boston, Mass.:
i. SARAH3, bap/ 30 Dec. 1649 ae. about 6 days; m. (1) at Cambridge, Mass., 8 Sept. 1668, ROBERT HAUGHTON, who d. at Milford, Conn., in 1678 (estate inventoried); m. (2) at Milford, Conn., 9 Feb. 1682, BENJAMIN SMITH who d. at Milford in 1713, son of William Smith of Huntington and Jamaica, L. I., and widower of Mary Baldwin.
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ii. GAMALIEL, b. 12 Mar. 1651/2; bapt. 14 Mar. 1651/2; d. 8 Sept/ 1652.
iii. HANNAH, b. 25 July 1653; bapt. (as Anna) 31 July 1653; m. WILLIAM GIBSON, who d. at Milford, 18 Sept. 1703.
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iv. REBECCA, b. 12 Feb. 1656/7; napt. 1 Mar. 1656/7; d. at Milford, Conn., 17 Oct. 1712 ae. about 54 (gravestone); m. (1) SAMUEL BALDWIN, b. abt. 1645, d. at Milford, 16 Jan. 1671/2, son of John Baldwin, Jr.; m. (2) JOB PRINCE, of Boston, bapt. 22 Aug. 1647, d. at sea in 1694, son of "Elder" John and Alice (Honour) Prince; m. (3) ENS. GEORGE CLARK, eidower of Deborah3 Gould, q.v.
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v. ELIZABETH, b. 10 Aug. 1659; bapt. 15 Aug. 1659; living 1733; m. (10 ABRAHAM SPENCER; m. (2) between 12 une 1684 and 8 May 1685, JOSEPH4 PHIPPEN, grandson of her uncle Joseph2, q.v.
vi. GAMALIEL, b. 16 Feb. 1663; d. young.
vii. ANN, b. 28 Apr. 1666; m. at Boston, 16 May 1686, WILLIAM WHEELER.
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viii. MEHITABEL, b. 27 Apt. 1668; d. at Milford, Conn., 15 Dec. 1721 in 54th yr. (gravestone); m. (1) THOMAS FORD, b. at Milford, 14 Feb. 1656/7, d. prob. at Boston after 8 June 1692, son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Knowles) Ford; m. (2) CAPT. SAMUEL CLARK, b. at Milford, 4 Aug. 1666, d. there 29 May 1725 in 59th yr. (gravestone), son of Thomas and Hannah (Gibbard) Clark, and elsest nephew of of Ens. Geoege Clark, husband of Deborah3 Gold, q.v.
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