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Posted by: H. M. Smith Date: July 20, 2001 at 12:37:11
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I am posting some information about a Jennison Family of New England in case anyone has a connection or something to add. This information is part of a larger study of a line of the Hubbard family.


(Jonathan4 Hubbard & Rebecca Brown, Jonathan3 Hubbard and Hannah Rice, John2 Hubbard & Mary Merriam, George1 Hubbard & Mary _____1)
Jonathan Hubbard was the son of Jonathan Hubbard and Rebecca Brown. He was born 23 January 1718/1719 and died 1 June 1759. He married in Lunenberg, Massachusetts 24 September 1739 Abigail Jennison, daughter of Samuel Jennison and Mary Stearns.

Children of Jonathan Hubbard and Abigail Jennison were:
i. Grace Hubbard (1740-1807)
ii. Abigail Hubbard (1742- )
iii. Rebecca Hubbard (1744-1814)
iv. Samuel Hubbard (1748- )
v. +JONATHAN HUBBARD (1748-1828)

Hubbard, One Thousand Years, page 225.
"He was one of the original grantees of Rindge, N.H. in 1749, and of Charlestown, N.H. about 1757; surveyor, well educated and useful citizen, called "Captain." Member Col. Benjamin Bellows' militia…."

Notes on the Jennison Family

Abigail Jennison, who married Jonathan Hubbard, was the seventh of ten children. She was the daughter of Samuel Jennison (1673-1730) and his wife Mary Stearns (1679- ) who were both born in Watertown, Massachusetts. Records exist of their family history on both sides. Samuel Jennsion's grave market reads as follows:

"Here lies buried Ye body of Mr. Samuel Jennison, who departed this life Dec. 2 1730 age 57 years, upright mark ye perfect man, and behold ye for ye end of that man is peace."

She was descended from Robert Jennison who came to Watertown, Massachusetts prior to 1637 and was made a freeman in 1645. They employed a nursemaid, Goody Kendal, in their household who was falsely accused of witchcraft by another woman, and the nursemaid was executed. The circumstances were related by Rev. John Hale of Beverly in his "Modest Inquiry into the Nature of Witchcraft."

His son Samuel Jennison (1642-1701), who became a prominent citizen of Watertown, married Judith Newcomb (1645-1722/3). She was the daughter of Francis Newman and Rachel Brackett, whose family history is documented.
Detailed and documented Jennison notes may be found at


JONATHAN6 HUBBARD (c1747-1828)
(Jonathan5 Hubbard & Abigail Jennison; Jonathan4 Hubbard & Rebecca Brown, Jonathan3 Hubbard and Hannah Rice, John2 Hubbard & Mary Merriam, George1 Hubbard & Mary _____1)
Son of Jonathan Hubbard and Abigail Jennison. Born 29 March 1747 or 1748 in Charlestown, New Hampshire. Died 29 March 1828. Married in 1776 Eunice Wheeler daughter of Moses Wheeler of Charlestown, New Hampshire and Elizabeth Holden (1725-1816) of Groton, Massachusetts. Eunice Wheeler was born 8 October 1755.

Children of Jonathan Hubbard and Eunice Wheeler were:
i. Fanny Hubbard (1777- )
ii. Samuel Hubbard (1781- )
iii. Abigail Hubbard (1783- )
iv. Sophia Hubbard (1785- )
v. Lewis Hubbard (1790- )
vi. +JENNISON J. HUBBARD (1794- )

Jonathan Hubbard was in the "private company of Captain Walker of the 5th regiment, New Hampshire Militia raised to reinforce the Continental Army at New York 1776-1777. He also served as Ensign under Captain Samuel Witheb [partially illegible], see History of Charlestown, New Hampshire page 108." This is quoted from a DAR application filed in 1916.


JENNISON7 J. HUBBARD (1793-1874)
(Jonathan6 Hubbard & Eunice Wheeler; Jonathan5 Hubbard & Abigail Jennison; Jonathan4 Hubbard & Rebecca Brown, Jonathan3 Hubbard and Hannah Rice, John2 Hubbard & Mary Merriam, George1 Hubbard & Mary _____1)
Son of Jonathan Hubbard and Eunice Wheeler. Born 4 December 1793, Charlestown, New Hampshire. Died 10 May 1874, Charlestown, New Hampshire. Married Charlestown, New Hampshire 27 October 1818 Eliza Fitch, daughter of Beriah Fitch (1713-1785) and Deborah Gorham (aft. 1714-1787). Eliza Fitch was born 5 January 1800 Nantucket, Massachusetts and died Charlestown, New Hampshire 10 May 1883.

Children of Jennison J. Hubbard and Eliza Fitch were:
i. +Henry Fitch Hubbard (1820- )
ii. +Sarah Hubbard (1822- )
iii. +Gorham Fitch Hubbard (1825- )
iv. +Robert Morris Hubbard (1830- )

Biographical Note on Jennison J. Hubbard. Saunderson, History of Charlestown, NH.
"Jennison J. Hubbard believed that no man had a right to be idle, as long as he was given strength to labor. He therefore, though possessed of ample property, continued to work with the utmost diligence till within a few days of the close of his life. At the time of his decease he was one of the most venerable of our citizens, and had perhaps a larger store of facts relating to the generation which had gone before than any other person in tow, with perhaps the exception of Mrs. Hubbard…."

Hubbard, One Thousand Years of Hubbard History, page 354.
"Jennison J. Hubbard, was born in (?) Charlestown, N.H., and was known as an enterprising, industrious, and prosperous farmer there."

From Frizzell, et al. Second History of Charlestown, NH.
Jennison J. Hubbard 1793-1874), grandson of Capt. Jonathan and son of Jonathan married 1818 Eliza (1800-1883) daughter of Beriah Fitch, a sea captain from Nantucket who settled in NCh [presumably she means North Charlestown] 1810. (OH353) They r[esided?] #229. According to tradition she was very much aggrieved in 1842 when plans were made to lay a new road to Acworth, New Hampshire, leaving her house off the stage road. She is said to have prepared dinner for the surveyors and while they were eating pulled up their stakes. Later r V#88, she to a ripe old age. There was considerable rivalry among the women of the neighborhood to be the first to hang out their washing on Monday morning. For some time it was a mystery how she managed always to be first, until someone found that she started the night before. Their children all went west….

Ancestry of Eliza Fitch

The ancestry of Eliza Fitch is very well documented in the books published by John T. Fitch (see and is not recounted here.

It is through the son of Major James Fitch, Jedediah Fitch (1681-1756), that the Fitch family gained its Nantucket connections. Jedediah Fitch moved to Nantucket about 1706 and married Abigail Coffin, the daughter of Peter Coffin and Elizabeth Starbuck. Through her, their descendants are related in some fashion to virtually everyone of importance in early Nantucket history.

One of the sons of Jedidiah Fitch and Abigail Coffin was Beriah Fitch (1713-1785) who married Deborah Gorham (circa 1714-1787). She was a descendant of John Howland, an indentured servant who came from England on the Mayflower.

Their descendant was also named Beriah Fitch (1771-1847). He was born on Nantucket, but moved first to New Bedford, and then to Charlestown, New Hampshire in 1810, where they bought a farm. Prior to his move, he married Sally Delano (1793-1847) of Nantucket and they were the parents of Eliza Fitch, who married Jennison J. Hubbard. It is through Sally Delano that their descendants claim Richard Warren, another passenger on the Mayflower, as an ancestor.


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