On 26 Nov 1674 when John was 29, he married Dorcas Pearson (6116) , daughter of Dea. John Pearson (2421) (ca 1609/10-22 Dec 1693) & Dorcas [Pearson] (-12 Jan 1702/3), in Reading, MA.76 Born on 25 Apr 1650 in Rowley, MA.80 Dorcas died in Wakefield, MA, on perhaps 8 Dec 1728; she was 78.318
Dorcas first married John Eaton, second Abraham Bryant as his third wife.
10239.Jonas Eaton. Born on 28 Sep 1647 in Reading, MA.76 Jonas died in Reading, MA, on 14 Oct 1647.76
10240.Jonas Eaton. Born on 24 Sep 1648 in Reading, MA.76
Jonas, freeman 1691, was an early settler of the West Parish.
Molyneux471 says that Jonas and Hannah had a child Jonathan b. 1681 who married and settled in Worcester. Also that daughter Hannah married Ezra S. Upham of South Reading, a merchant. Is there any basis to those statements?
10241.Sarah Eaton. Born ca 1650 in Reading, MA. Sarah died on 12 Dec 1714 in Beverly, MA.24
On 28 Feb 1671 Sarah married Joseph Dodge, son of Richard Dodge (ca 1602-15 Jun 1671) & Edith Woodbury (-27 Jun 1678), in Beverly, MA.76 Born ca 1651 in Beverly, MA. Joseph died on 10 Aug 1716 in Beverly, MA.24 Occupation: Farmer.
10242.Joseph Eaton. Born on 5 Jan 1651 in Reading, MA.76
10243.Joshua Eaton. Born on 4 Dec 1653 in Reading, MA.76 Joshua died in Reading, MA, on 19 Nov 1717; he was 63.76
Joshua lived in the westerly part of the west parish. He was selectman and representative.109
On 25 Apr 1678 when Joshua was 24, he first married Rebecca Kendall (3766) , daughter of Francis Kendall (1508) (ca 1618-1708) & Mary Tidd (ca 1620-1705), in Reading, MA.76 Born on 2 Mar 1657 in Woburn, MA.115 Rebecca died in Reading, MA, on 16 Apr 1690; she was 33.76
On 18 Dec 1690 when Joshua was 37, he second married Ruth Peirce (20231) , daughter of John Peirce (7653) (ca 1631-21 Oct 1682) & Ruth Bishop (14 Apr 1639-), in Reading, MA.76 Born on 22 Nov 1662 in Boston, MA. Ruth died in Stoneham, MA, on 10 Jul 1748; she was 85.28
Ruth first married Philip Kirtland, second Joshua Eaton as his second wife, third Jonathan Dunster as his third wife, fourth Amos Merritt, and fifth Peter Hay as his fifth wife.
Check out Frederick W. Wead’s article “Ruth Peirce’s five husbands” in The American Genealogist 26 (1950): 162.
10244.Lieut. Jonathan Eaton. Born on 6 Dec 1655 in Reading, MA.76 Jonathan died in Reading, MA, on 8 Jul 1743; he was 87.76
Jonathan, freeman 1691.
Jonathan lived on the homestead on the hill. He was a selectman.109