John Briggs +
1Gale Ion Harris, William1 and Mary Briggs of Boston and the Connecticut Valley, NEHGR Vol. 151, pp. 97-98 (Jan 1997).
"vi. JOHN BRIGGS, b. ca. 1677 (aged 4 in Aug. 1681), was living in Middletown on 27 May 1735, "yeoman," when, by mark J, he conveyed land at Divendend to David Collins of Wethersfield. The property was near the Wethersfield line and adjoined land of Joseph Butler, deceased. The court had ordered in March 1690/1 that John be bound out "to some good place" for his care and instruction. He was "of Wethersfield" on 25 March 1697, when he quitclaimed interest in his father's Middletown lands to Butler. Probably it was John's wife SARAH ____ who owned the covenant and was baptized as an adult in Wethersfield on 3 Feb. 1711/2.
Apparent children (but see No. iii above), surname Biggs: 1. Sarah4; m. at Middletown in Oct. 1728 Jeremiah Stow, b. there 1 May 1704. 2. Mary; m. at East Haddam, Conn., 24 jan 1727, Job Beckwith, b. there 22 May 1705, son of Nathaniel and Sarah (Brockway) Beckwith and grandson of Wolston and Hannah (Briggs) (Harris) Brockway. 3. John Jr.; m. at Middletown, 8 May 1735, Mary Baker..".
1Ethel Farrington Smith, John Jenkins of Barnstable, Massachusetts, NEHGR Vol. 149, pp. 350-351 (Oct. 1995).
"3. THOMAS,sup>2 JENKINS (John1) was born at Barnstable 15 July 1666, and he died before 25 February 1745 when his will was proved. He married first, at Barnstable 24 August 1687,<sup EXPERIENCE HAMLIN, who was born there 12 April 1668, a twin, and died there before 5 February 1715/16, daughter of James, Jr., and Mary (Dunham) Hamlin. Her father's will of 24 July 1717 refers to her as "my daughter Experience Jenkins, deceased." Thomas married second, between December 1712 and 5 February 1715, MERCY (WINSLOW) WHITE, who was born at Yarmouth about 1676 and died at Rochester, Massachusetts, before 16 July 1755 when an administrator was appointed on her estate, daughter of Kenelm and Mercy (Worden) Winslow. She was the widow of Malatiah White of Rochester, who died at Rochester, who died at Rochester 21 August 1709 in his 39th year.
Thomas was active in the Barnstable church. On 3 June 1728 he was one of thirty-nine members appointed to a Council "to decide the method of singing in public."[65[
In his will dated 9 March 1737, Thomas Jenkins, "weak in body and apprehensive of the ner approach of death," named his loving wife Mercy, sons Ebenezer, Samuel, Josiah, and daughters Thankful, Mercy, Hope, and Experience. The youngest daughter, Sarah, is not mentioned. . . .
63. Lee D. van Antwerp, Arthur H. and Katharine W. Radasch, and Robert M. and Ruth W. Sherman, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations . . ., Vol. 1 : Francis Eaton, Samuel Fuller and William White (Gen. Soc. Mayfl. Desc., 1975) [hereinafter MF1, White], p. 114.
64. Ibid. With her first husband, she had a son, Melatiah White, and daughters Judah, Mercy, and Margaret White (ibid., pp. 114-115). These children were descendants of William White of the Mayflower, but not Jenkins descendants. Judah/Judith, the eldest, married her stepbrother, Ebenezer Jenkins (no. 3.-iv below)." This source is intended to show that Mercy Winslow married Melatiah White rather than Freeman Ellis. The evidence for Freeman Ellis as her husband is very speculative and unsupported.