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In memory of Jonas Eaton, my Paternal 10th Great-Grandfather on the LEONARD branch.


  • Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol. 1, by Frederick Virkus, p. 74. [Link]
  • Dow, Ball, Eaton and allied families : a genealogical study with biographical notes, by American Historical Co., 1951, p. 351. [Link]
  • Pioneers of Massachusetts, by C.H. Pope, p. 150.
  • Suffolk Deeds, Vol. 1, folio 81.
  • History of Reading, p. 63.
  • Middlesex Probate Files #6,754.
  • Lynn Vital Records, Vol II, p. 27.
  • Reading Vital Records, p. 76-78, p. 329.
  • Wakefield Vital Records, p. 278.
  • Gravestone Records, Wakefield, Massachusetts.
  • History Genealogical and Biographical of the Eaton Families, p. 282-283, by Nellie Molyneux, 1911.
  • Annals of Warren, State of Maine, by Cyrus Eaton. 1851. [Link]
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Jonas Eaton

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Jonas Eaton was son of Peter Eaton. He first settled with his brother in Watertown, and bought land there in 1643. He and his brother William were among the first settlers of Reading, Massachusetts. Jonas and his wife Grace were admitted to the church in Reading, September 29, 1648, or earlier, he was admitted a freeman in 1653, and was selectman of Reading for several years. His house and farm were on Cowdrey's Hill, in the northwest part of the town, now within the limits of Wakefield, where he died February 24, 1674. His widow married, November 18, 1680, Henry Silsbee, of Lynn. The will of Jonas Eaton was proved April 7, 1674; bequeathed to wife Grace; sons, John, James, Joshua, Jonathan, and daughter Mary. Children: Mary, born February 8, 1643-44, died 1731; John, mentioned below; Jonas, born and died September 24, 1648; Sarah, born 1650; Joseph, January 5, 1651; Joshua, December 4, 1653; Jonathan, December 6, 1655; David, September 22, 1657, died October 7, following. [Source: New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series, Volume IV, p. 2095].


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