Three of the sons were named Samuel. The first Samuel Mudge died in infancy and the next born son was then named Samuel. The second Samuel died in Canada during the French and Indian War. The next born son was then named Samuel.
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Mary Waite was born in Malden, Massachusetts on 22 September 1714.
On 4 May 17381 Mary married John Mudge. The Reverend Joseph Emerson officiated at the wedding.
In July 1738, Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de la Verendrye began exploring the Western side of Lake Michigan close to the area where Antone Stankowski would settle in 1880.
Another marriage would unite the Mudge and Stankowski families 273 years after Mary and John were married.
Mary died in 1758.
1Although the family data collection lists May 14 as her wedding date, I am using the date found in the collection of Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850 which is a more credible source. The May 14 date is the one accepted by other genealogists.
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Bailey, Frederick W, Ed.. Early Massachusetts Marriages Prior to 1800 As Found in the Official Records of Worcester County: First Book. New Haven, CT: Bureau of American Ancestry, 1897.
Emmerton, James Arthur. Materials Toward a Genealogy of the Emmerton Family. Salem, MA: Privately Printed, 1881.
Hurd, D. Hamilton. History of Essex County, Massachusetts, with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men. Vol. 1. Philadelphia: J. Lewis and Company, 1888.
Lawrence, Robert Means. The Descendants of Major Samuel Lawrence of Groton, Massachusetts with Some Mention of Allied Families. Cambridge, MA: Riverside Press, 1904.
Mudge, Alfred. Memorials: Being a Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical Account of the Name Mudge in America, from 1638 to 1868.. Boston: Alfred Mudge and Son, 1868.
Sargent, Aaron. "Births, Marriages, and Deaths in Malden." New England Historical and Genealogical Register. 12 (1848): 84-87, 239-244.
Usher, Edwin Preston. A Memorial Sketch of Roland Greene Usher, 1823-1895 to which is added a Genealogy of the Usher Family in New England from 1638 to 1895. Privately Printed for the Family, 1895.