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Robert BUFFUM

Male 1590 - 1669  (~ 79 years)


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  • Name Robert BUFFUM 
    Born cir 1590  prob Buffam, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 06 Aug 1669  Salem, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Gardner Burying Ground,/ Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • "Robert Buffum died August 6, 1669, and was buried in the Gardner Burying Ground. This ground was located on a hill which was cut down when Grove street in Peabody was laid out. The stone then standing was re-erected in the triangle in Harmony Grove Cemetery, near the Walnut street entrance. This rude granite stone, marked R. B., which stood at his grave is in this triangle at present. This is said to be the only monument standing which was erected to the memory of the early Quakers." [2]
    Notes 
    • "Emigration excerpt said to have been signed by Robert Buffum: '. . . to be embarqued in ye "Planter", Nicholas Trarice, master, bound for New England . . .' 1634" [1]

    • "[O]n October 29, 1638, Robert appeared at a town meeting in Salem and asked for 'accomodation," that is to say, a grant of land, which be obtained. Thomasine and her children became strong Quakers and suffered severely for their faith." [3]
    Person ID I690  Families
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2010 

    Father James BOUGHAM,   d. Bef 29 Jan 1598 
    Mother Margery RAYLTON 
    Married 13 Feb 1589  St Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Family ID F1665  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret BLESSING,   d. Between 22 May 1631 and 11 Aug 1634 
    Married 23 Aug 1613  St Nicholas, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Mary BUFFUM,   c. 21 Aug 1614,   d. Bef 27 Dec 1636  (Age ~ 22 years)
     2. Samuel BUFFUM,   c. 22 Dec 1616, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Deborah BUFFUM,   c. 26 Sep 1619,   d. Died young
     4. Joshua BUFFUM,   c. 25 Aug 1622,   bur. 23 Sep 1631  (Age ~ 9 years)
     5. Abraham BUFFUM,   c. 17 Aug 1625,   bur. 21 Oct 1631  (Age ~ 6 years)
     6. Jacob BUFFUM,   c. 28 Oct 1627,   bur. 13 Oct 1631  (Age ~ 3 years)
     7. John BUFFUM,   c. 22 May 1631
    Last Modified 10 Jul 2010 
    Family ID F1667  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Tamoson (Thomasine) (WARD) THOMPSON,   b. 1606, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1688, Salem, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 11 Aug 1634  St Lawrence, South Walsham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Children 
    +1. Joshua BUFFUM,   b. 22 Feb 1635, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1705, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Mary BUFFUM,   b. cir 1637, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1707  (Age ~ 70 years)
     3. Deborah BUFFUM,   b. 1639, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1675  (Age 36 years)
     4. Damaris BUFFUM,   b. 30 Jan 1641, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Died young
     5. Robard BUFFUM,   c. 30 Nov 1643, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1645  (Age ~ 1 years)
     6. Lydia BUFFUM,   b. 19 Feb 1644, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1718  (Age 73 years)
    +7. Sarah BUFFUM,   b. Abt 1648, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1704/5
    +8. Caleb BUFFUM,   b. 29 Jul 1650, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1731  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2010 
    Family ID F261  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S188] Buffum Family Vol II, Owen A Perkins, Historian, Buffum Family Association, (Buffum Family Assoc. Inc., New York, 1983).

    2. [S186] Descendants of Robert Buffum, sketch in The Massachusetts Magazine, Lucie Marion Gardner, (Salem MA, The Salem Press Co. (Jan 1910) ).

    3. [S198] 1701 The Four Blessing Sisters, Walter Goodwin Davis, (American Genealogist, Vol. 33).