Doubleday of Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Roger Doubleday b abt 1645, of London, Middlesex, England, d 22 Nov 1690, Boston, Suffolk, MA. He md Ann abt 1670. She was b abt 1648, England, d bef 20 Dec 1711, Boston, Suffolk, MA.
Children of Roger Doubleday and Ann were:
Children of Elijah Doubleday and Sarah Paine were:
Identified children of Elijah Doubleday and Dorcas Snelling were:
Children of Benjamin Doubleday and Mary Ladd were:
a. Benjamin served in the Continential Army in the Revolutionary War and appears in a Maine bounty land record as Benjamin Doubleday, with wife Mary, residences: Mass. and Newport. Benjamin appears on a 1757 colonial census ("Ratable List") as of Providence, RI, and later, in a 1774 census as of Newport, RI. His age was stated to be 46 years at his enlistment in the Rev. War in 1780. He appears to have settled in Newport upon his marriage to Mary Ladd (she being of Newport), as he, wife Mary, and six of their children were all baptised at the First or Second Congregational Church on 30 April 1764. While his parentage has not yet been conclusively proven as no birth or baptismal record has yet been located, he is buried at Copps Hill Cemetery in Boston, along with many of the Doubledays above. His headstone reads "Mr. Benjamin Doubleday, who departed this life Sept. 2d, 1784, aged 50 years", and it is stated that his headstone is very near that of Dorcas (Snelling) Doubleday. That he connects to this Doubleday family is quite certain, and the fact that the name Benjamin had not appeared in any previous generation of this family, lends strong credence to him as son of Elijah and Dorcas (Snelling) Doubleday, daughter of Benjamin Snelling. Additionally, Benjamin and Mary (Ladd) Doubleday named a son Elijah and a daughter Dorcas. Capt. John Doubleday, a mariner, is possibly another son of Elijah and Dorcas Doubleday. He was stated to be of Boston in his marriage record, and age 53 years at his death Oct 31, 1785; he is buried in Granary Burying Ground in Boston. While name John, is a common one, it does not appear among the children of any previous generation and it is noted that Dorcas (Snelling) Doubleday's grandfather was John Snelling, the immigrant. Benjamin's wife, Mary Ladd, outlived him by almost 50 years, and is buried at the Island Cemetery in Newport, RI.
NEHGS: Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850, by James N. Arnold; GL: Genealogical Records: Early New England Settlers, 1600s-1800s: The First Settlers of New England, p 86, Ancestral Heads of New England Families, p 70; Massachusetts Genealogical Records, Boston Town Records 1630-1699, p 122, 127, 132, 141, 175, 186, 247; Rhode Island Vital Records, Rhode Island Vital Records, New Series, Vol. 11, p 135, R.I. Genealogical Register, Vol 7, No. 2, p 174; NEHGR: Volume 120, pp 252-265, Doubleday Families of America, by Mrs. Margaret B. Curfman and Lawrence E. Curfman, October, 1966.
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