Histories of the Martin, Wilson, Bloom, & Ahola Families

Amidon, Philip[1, 2]

Male 1670 - 1747  (77 years)


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  • Name Amidon, Philip  
    Born 26 Jan 1669/70  Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1704-1717  Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The birth of Philip's son Ichabod on 1 May 1704 is the earliest record for Philip and his family in Mendon.

    On 24 Apr 1717 Philip Amidown of Mendon cooper bought 40 acres of land in Oxford Village from Joseph Chamberlain of Oxford, Suffolk County husbandman for 100 pounds.
    Witnesses: Daniel Darling and Thomas Sanford{?}
    Recorded 4 May 1743 
    • Mendon and Oxford were in Suffolk County until 1731 when Worcester County was formed.
    Will 16 Dec 1743  Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Will allowed 12 May 1747.
    Philip wrote his will in 1743 but did not die until 1747. He was seriously ill when he wrote the will, as he said "being advanced in years, and in a weak and low condition I do make this my last will and testament".
    Bequests to his wife Ithamar, his sons Ephraim, Henry, Roger, Ichabod, Philip, John and Ithamar, and his daughters Mary Chamberlain and Hannah Wheelock. Philip's wife Ithamar was bequeathed 1/4 of his farm, the house where they dwelled and 1/2 his barn. Ephraim had bought 3/4 of Philip's farm along with his meadows, the whole of the new house, and 1/2 the barn the day before Philip signed his will. The will made clear that Ephraim was to inherit his mother's share of the farm, house, barn, and other properties after she died. Executor was son Ephraim.
    Witnesses: Benjamin Davis, John Campbell, Duncan Campbell. 
    Residence 1717-1747  Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 7
    Philip bought property in Oxford in 1717 and his daughter Hannah was born in Oxford 2 Feb 1717/18.

    27 Jan 1718 A previous committee to build a meeting house had apparently failed to complete its task and the Town chose "Philip Amidown, Ebenezer Learned, and John Town as "a new committee for building a meeting house".

    18 Jan 1720/1 Philip Amidown and wife were among 31 signers of the Covenant of the Church of Christ in Oxford.

    4 Jul 1726 Philip Amidown was one of three men appointed to invest a 50 pound bequest to the Church by Samuel Hagburn.

    1735 Philip Amidown (Sr. or Jr?) was Town Constable for the south part of the town.

    15 May 1743, In anticipation of his death Philip sold to his son Ephraim 3/4 of his farm where he was dwelling together with his meadows, the new house and half the barn. The next day he signed his will. He did not die for almost four years. 
    Died 15 Mar 1747  Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I189  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2021 

    Father Amidon (Amadowne), Roger,   d. Prob 11 Nov 1673, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Harwood, Joanna,   b. 10 Dec 1642, Boston, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1711, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 27 Dec 1668  Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F813  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Perry, Mehitible,   b. 30 Apr 1680, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1699, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years) 
    Married 27 May 1698  Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Amidon, Henry,   b. 8 Feb 1698/9, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F811  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Warfield, Ithamar,   b. 28 Mar 1675/6, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 16 Sep 1700  Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    • There is confusion about Philip's second marriage, some sources saying he married Ithamar Warfield 30 Aug 1700 and others saying he married Joanna Warfield (intention) on the same date and that he married Ithamar as his 3rd wife some years later. This confusion may have arisen because both records appear in the same transcription of the Rehoboth vital records. In the groom's record (p. 10) Philip married Joanna and in the bride's record (p. 508) Ithamer married Philip. Neither Best nor Torrey mentions Joanna, but the History of Oxford says she died in 1711 in Mendon and attributes several of Philip's children to her. This is not correct, however, as Mendon vital records say these same children were born to Philip and Ithamar. I have found no other record for Joanna, but I have found Ithamar's birth record. I am not satisfied that Joanna existed and have not included her as one of Philip's wives. [2, 9, 10, 11, 12]
    Children 
    +1. Amidon, Roger Sr.,   b. 6 Feb 1702, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 9 Apr 1794, Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     2. Amidon, Ichabod,   b. 1 May 1704, Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Amidon, Mary,   b. 30 Mar 1706, Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Amidon, Philip,   b. Prob 1708, Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Amidon, Ephraim,   b. 28 Mar 1710, Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Amidon, Ithamar,   b. 25 Apr 1712, Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Amidon, John,   b. 19 Mar 1713/14, Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Amidon, Hannah,   b. 2 Feb 1717/18, Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F74  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jan 1669/70 - Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 May 1698 - Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Sep 1700 - Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - The birth of Philip's son Ichabod on 1 May 1704 is the earliest record for Philip and his family in Mendon. On 24 Apr 1717 Philip Amidown of Mendon cooper bought 40 acres of land in Oxford Village from Joseph Chamberlain of Oxford, Suffolk County husbandman for 100 pounds. Witnesses: Daniel Darling and Thomas Sanford{?} Recorded 4 May 1743 - 1704-1717 - Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - Will allowed 12 May 1747. Philip wrote his will in 1743 but did not die until 1747. He was seriously ill when he wrote the will, as he said "being advanced in years, and in a weak and low condition I do make this my last will and testament". Bequests to his wife Ithamar, his sons Ephraim, Henry, Roger, Ichabod, Philip, John and Ithamar, and his daughters Mary Chamberlain and Hannah Wheelock. Philip's wife Ithamar was bequeathed 1/4 of his farm, the house where they dwelled and 1/2 his barn. Ephraim had bought 3/4 of Philip's farm along with his meadows, the whole of the new house, and 1/2 the barn the day before Philip signed his will. The will made clear that Ephraim was to inherit his mother's share of the farm, house, barn, and other properties after she died. Executor was son Ephraim. Witnesses: Benjamin Davis, John Campbell, Duncan Campbell. - 16 Dec 1743 - Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Philip bought property in Oxford in 1717 and his daughter Hannah was born in Oxford 2 Feb 1717/18. 27 Jan 1718 A previous committee to build a meeting house had apparently failed to complete its task and the Town chose "Philip Amidown, Ebenezer Learned, and John Town as "a new committee for building a meeting house". 18 Jan 1720/1 Philip Amidown and wife were among 31 signers of the Covenant of the Church of Christ in Oxford. 4 Jul 1726 Philip Amidown was one of three men appointed to invest a 50 pound bequest to the Church by Samuel Hagburn. 1735 Philip Amidown (Sr. or Jr?) was Town Constable for the south part of the town. 15 May 1743, In anticipation of his death Philip sold to his son Ephraim 3/4 of his farm where he was dwelling together with his meadows, the new house and half the barn. The next day he signed his will. He did not die for almost four years. - 1717-1747 - Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Mar 1747 - Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Philip Amidon's Deeds from Mendon and Oxford Massachusetts
    Philip Amidon's Deeds from Mendon and Oxford Massachusetts
    Abstracts of ten deeds from the Suffolk and Worcester County, Massachusetts Deed Books with links to images of the deeds on familysearch.org. Some of Philip's deeds were, almost certainly, never registered.

  • Notes 
    • I continue to look for primary documentation that Roger Amidon was of French Huguenot origin, as has been claimed. If you know of any, please let me know.

  • Sources 
    1. [S20] Dewitt and Elma Ottman Family, Viktor Ottman Wilson, (Privately Published, 1988, Printed by the Johnson Company, Rochester, MN 55901), p 17.

    2. [S334] The Amidon Family, Frank E. Best, (Self published, Chicago, Illinois,1904), pp. 5-8.

    3. [S315] Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850, Rehoboth, Vol. 1, Births, p. 523.

    4. [S164] Deed, Worcester County, Massachussetts ,Deed Book 19, p. 352, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9ZH-KDD?cc=2106411&wc=MCBL-S23%3A361612201%2C361668701.

    5. [S344] Worcester County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1731-1881, Will of Philip Amidon, Case number 1650, https://www.americanancestors.org/DB1635/rd/26962/1650-co1/521860030.

    6. [S343] History of the Town of Oxford Massachusetts, George F. Daniels, (Self published with the co-operation of the Town, Oxford, 1892), pp. 51, 52, 83, 280.

    7. [S164] Deed, Worcester County Book 21, p. 380, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99ZH-VXCG?cc=2106411&wc=MCBL-SNL%3A361612201%2C361667101.

    8. [S315] Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850, Oxford, Vol. 1, Deaths, p. 267 https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/rd/7777/267/142267935.
      Amidown, Phillip, March 15, 1747

    9. [S315] Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850, Rehoboth, Vol. 1, Marriages, p. 508, https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/rd/14010/508/253490264.
      Warfield, Ithamer and Philip Ammidowne, both of Rehoboth, Aug. 30, 1700

    10. [S315] Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850, Rehoboth, Vol. 1, Marriages, p. 10 https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/rd/14010/10/253478442.
      Ammidowne, Philip and Joanna Warfield, Sept. 16, 1700, Int, Aug. 30, 1700.

    11. [S217] New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Clarence A. Torrey, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD, USA, 2004), 929.374 T694 85-27460., Vol. 1, p. 34, https://www.americanancestors.org/DB1568/rd/21174/34/426912269.
      AMMIDOWNE, Philip (1669/70-) & 2/wf Ithamar WARFIELD; 16 Sep 1700; Rehoboth/Mendon/Oxford {Oxford Hist. 371; Amidon 6; Randall 5; Woodstock 2:189}

    12. [S343] History of the Town of Oxford Massachusetts, George F. Daniels, (Self published with the co-operation of the Town, Oxford, 1892), p. 371.