Colonel John Forbes
1Hiram Carleton, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making . . . , Vol. 2, p. 184 (1903).
"John Fobes (or Forbes) (1), the founder of the American branch of the family, was born in Scotland, and was son, according to a generally accepted tradition, of the Rev. John Forbes, who was moderator of the general assembly of the church of Scotland, holden in Aberdeen in 1605. John Fobes came to America with the remnant of Parson Robinson's church, in 1636, settled in Duxbury, Massachusetts, removed to Bridgewater as an original proprietor in 1645, and served in early Indian wars. He married Constant Mitchell, who came to America with her brother, Experience Mitchell, in the ship Ann in 1623. John Fobes died in 1661.".
1Stephen Farnum Peckham, John Peckham of Newport, R. I., and Some of His Descendants, NEHGR Vol. 57, pp. 36-37 (Jan. 1903).
"13.PHILIP3 PECKHAM (Thomas,2 John1), born Oct. 27, 1680, lived in Newport, R. I. His occupation is not known, His family bible was in existence a few years ago, in a good state of preservation, in the possession of a descendant, Mr. Jonathan King Peckham of Neponset, Mass. From this Bible is copied the following record: "Philip Peckham married Jane Blackwell, born March 3, 1683, died April 24, 1759, daughter of John and Sarah Blackwell." He died Dec. 30, 1722.
i. LYDIA,4 b. March 19, 1706; m. Job Caswell of Newport, R. I. They had: 1. Philip, b. 1730. 2. Job, b. 1732. 3. Jane, b. 1734. 4. Elizabeth, b. 1736. 5. Elizabeth, b. 1738. 6. Job, b. 1739. 7. Job, b. 1740. 8. John, b. 1742.
ii. SARAH, b. April 30, 1709; d. Feb. 9 1712.
41. iii. CALEB, b. Jan. 10, 1711; m. Dec. 16, 1732, Mary Spooner; d. Jan. 8, 1766.
42. iv. JOHN, b. Feb. 11, 1714; m. (1) Thankful Ellis; m. (2) Tabitha (Howland) Carey, widow of Nathaniel Carey; d. Aug. 14, 1792.
v. ROBERT, b. Sept. 6, 1716; d. July 4, 1742. Not known to have married. Lived in Connecticut. Was admitted to Second Baptist Church, April 20, 1740.
43. vi. JOSHUA, b. July 20, 1718; m. Sept. 29, 1739, Ruth Peckham; d. Oct. 21, 1741.
44. vii. DAVID, b. July 28, 1722; m. Dorothy Robinson.
viii., ix. TWO CHILDREN, who died in infancy.".