Posted By:Michael Foote
Subject:Re: Micah Jepson (Jipson)!
Post Date:March 31, 2005 at 21:07:13
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Micah Jepson (b. 2Aug1716 Boston, d. 1798 Goshen, MA). Moved to Hingham with his mother in 1723, in which year she married John Orcutt of that town. He was a cordwainer by trade. He live in Hingham until 1771, and in that year, he and his wife Mary were admitted members of the Church of Chesterfield, by letter from Cohasset, which was originally a part of Hingham. Goshen was taken form Chesterfield and incorportated as a separate town in 1781, after which year the records of the family appear in Goshen. In 1797 Micah Jepson appeared at the recorder's office in Northhampton and signed a deed of about 28 acres of land in Goshen to his son Samuel; said land had originally been purchased from Robert Webster in 1771, and Dr. Benjamin Burgess, and adjoined land of Isaac Walker and Nehemiah Bates. The consideration was one hundred pounds. He married twice, first at Hingham in 1741, Elizabeth Souther, daughter of Joseph and Content Souther (Tower). She d. 23May1748, and he married secondly Mrs. Mary Bate Joy, widow of Joseph Joy and daughter of David and Patience Bate. She was b. in Hingham, 11May1729 and d. in Goshen 11May1800.

Children with Elizabeth Souther Jepson:
Isaiah, b. 5Mar1746, d. in infancy
Hannah, b. 12Dec1747
Children with Mary Bate Joy Jepson:
John, b. 11Apr1754
Joseph Joy, b. 25Apr1756
Elizabeth, b. 4June1758
Mercy, b. 14Sept1760
David, b. 5Sept1762
Micah, b. 14July1765, m. Mary Hawkins of Williamstown in April 1790. In 1871 he emlisted in the Revolutionary army to help guard stores at Springfield, Mass.
Samuel, b 19July1767
Rebecca, b 3Jan1773, m Ebenezer Hawkins of Williamstown, 16Feb 1794.
All this information is from "A History and Genealogy of the Desendents of John Jepson of England and Boston, Mass." by Norton W. Jipson, M.D. available from the Higginson Book Company, 508-745-7170