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Family of Josiah FISHER and Mehitable VEAZIE

Josiah FISHER b. 1654 May 13065 at Dedham, MA3065. d. 1736 Apr 12949 at Dedham, MA949.
Mehitable VEAZIE b. 1665/66 Feb 172852 at Braintree, MA2852. d. 1741 May 18880. bd. Hancock Cem., Quincy, MA880.

Married841 1716 Oct 18841 at Dedham, MA841.

Josiah may be the Josiah Fisher born3065 May 1, 1654, in Dedham, to Anthony and Joan Fisher. Josiah died prior to 1741 (Mehitable's headstone880 reads "wid. Josiah.") and is likely the Josiah Fisher who died949 Apr 12, 1736, in Dedham, MA.

Josiah may be the Josiah Fisher that was recorded3066 Freeman of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Feb 13, 1683/4.

Josiah's previous three wives may be among:

- Melitiah949, dau Bethiah born 1681

- (another) Mehetabell949, dau Johanah born 1686

- Abigail Greenwood3067, md 1696. Abigail Fisher died949 Sep 6, 1708.

"Mehetabell2852 Veasy daughter of Will Veasy & Ellin his wiffe born 12 mo. 17. 1665." (Julian calendar)

Regarding Mehitable: "Ancestors and Descendants of Thomas Rice Lyon" (Florence B Myers, San Antonio, TX, 2003) has, without reference, b 17 Feb 1666 [should be 1665/66]; m Josiah Fisher 18 Oct 1716; d Dedham 18 May 1741; bur. Hancock Cem., Braintree.

Sprague: Mehitable admitted to full communion Oct. 18, 1691.

841. Genealogy of the Families of Braintree, Mass. 1640-1850, Waldo Chamberlain Sprague - CD, NEHGS, Picton Press
880. Cemetery Transcriptions from the NEHGS Manuscript Collections. (Online database.
949. Massachusetts, Dedham, Vital Records, 1635 - 1845. (Online Database:
2852. Massachusetts, Braintree Records, Samuel A Bates, Esq., Town Clerk of Braintree, Mass., Daniel H Huxford, Printer, Randolph, Mass: 1886;
3065. Massachusetts, Dedham Births, Marriages, Deaths, Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2010).
3066. Massachusetts, Miscellaneous Censuses Substitutes, 16301788, 1840, 1890 (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013.
3067. Massachusetts, Newton Marriages, Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2010).