William Barsham +
1James Savage, John Farmer and Orlando Perry Dexter, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: A-C, Vol. 1, pp. 127-128 (1860-2).
"BARSHAM, WILLIAM, Watertown, came it is thot. 1630, freem. 9 Mar. 1637, by w. Ammiel, or Annabel, had John, b. 8 Dec. 1635, H. C. 1658; Hannah, 7 Jan. 1638; William; Joshua, 15 Mar. 1641; Susanna, 28 Jan. 1642; Nathaniel, 1644; Sarah; Mary 24 June 1648; Rebecca, 12 Dec. 1657; and Eliz, 29 July 1659. He d. 13 July 1684, in his will of 23 Aug. preced. with codic. of 15 Apr. foll. not nam. w. leads us to infer, that she was d. No doubt he was a man of good public spirit, selectman 1653, and fill. other office of import. Hannah m. 19 Dec. 1656, John Spring jr.; Susanna, and Sarah m. had ch. but their hs. are not mark.; Mary m. 7 May 1675, deac. John Bright, and next, 12 Dec. 1700, Hananiah Parker of Reading; Rebecca m. 14 May 1683, Edward Winship of Cambridge; and Eliz. m. 5 July 1694 Adam Eve of Boston; yet to so odd a name Bond puts a quere for place, while my suspicion attaches more to the person's spell.".