John Eaton1,2

M, b. before 21 August 1611, d. 17 November 1658
     John was born before 21 August 1611 in Dover, County Kent, England. John married Abigail Bacheldor, daughter of Mark Bacheldor and Mary Fantinge, on 5 April 1630 in Dover, County Kent, England.3 He made his will 2 day of the 9th month 1658.

John departed this life on Sunday, 17 November 1658 in Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. His will was probated on the 9th day of the 10 month 1658.


Abigail Bacheldor b. 1600


  1. [S953] Find a grave: courtesy of H Braun
    BAPTZ: 21 AUG 1611 PLACE: Dover, Kent, England
    MARRD: 05 APR 1630 PLACE: prob.Dover - Abigail BACHELOR
    DEATH: 17 NOV 1658 PLACE: Dedham, Norfolk, MA

    John EATON SR. embarked for Boston 27APR1635 aboard 'Elizabeth & Ann' with two children. His arrival in Massachusetts in 1635, was 15 years after the Mayflower. He was declared a Freeman 25MAY1636 at Watertown in Middlesex County MA & evidently had indentured himself to pay for passage.
    John Sr. helped build the first bridge over the Charles River. He was on the Dedham Town Committee appointed to 'fell Pynes and Oake' for the Dedham Town Hall in 1637. He also served as Surveyor of Highways and 'Wood Reeve' several years. His house was valued at ten pounds eight shillings for tax purposes.
    He received the following grants of land at Watertown:

    * 25JUL1636 40 Acres
    * 28FEB1636 6 Acres
    * 26JUN1637 6 Acres
    * 9APR1638 3 Acres

  2. [S1515] Charles Nutt, History of Worchester oan Its People, page 687.
  3. [S1514] Richard Alan Damon Jr., The Damon Family of Reading, Mass.

    by Richard A. Damon, Jr., 1999;
    , preface - page v - she mar.(2) in Dover Apr. 5, 1630 John Eaton who was b. ca 1611 and d. Nov. 17, 1658.
    She sailed on the ‘Elizabeth and Ann’ with her children Jane Damon and Mary and Thomas Eaton.
    It is not known exactly when her husband and son John came to America.” [Note - Since we do not have a copy of this book, Warren Forsythe has so graciously copied that information pertaining to this family and sent it to us. - KLM 8/27/2013].