- JACKSON FAMILY
1. Abraham m. Remember Morton; b. @1610
2. Nathaniel m. Ruth Jenny; b. @1664/65
3. Nathaniel, Jr. m. Abigail Chipman; b. @1692
4. Nathaniel, III m. Patience Cole; b. 1716
5. Eunice m. Reuben Bisbee; b. 1720
--1756, Eunice Jackson, daughter of Nathaniel and Patience Jackson of Middlebourough, marries Joshua Pratt with whom she has two daughters, Abigail and Eunice.[A,B] She is widowed about 1760.[B]
--1767, Eunice Pratt of Middleborough marries John House of Dartmouth.[C]
--1768, Nathaniel Jackson dies, bequeathing to his daughter Eunice House, six shillings to be paid one year after his death.[D]
--1775, widow Eunice House marries Reuben Bisbee, himself a widower.[E]
--1777, Reuben becomes guardian of Eunice's daughter, Eunice Pratt.[B]
--1788, Eunice and Reuben Bisbee sell property in Plympton left to her by her first husband, Joshua Pratt.[F] The property is sold to one Joshua Pratt* of Plympton.
*Email from Jayne Pratt Lovelace:
"My guess is that the Joshua Pratt who bought the land from Eunice and Reuben was the one born in 1765, brother of Consider Pratt who witnessed it. Consider and this Joshua were both first cousins of Eunice's husband, also named Joshua Pratt. (Try to imagine what it was like for me, just starting to research in 1975, with all these Joshuas! Seven of the first eight generations in my Pratt line were named Joshua, and they ALL lived in Plymouth County!)
"Nathaniel Pratt, who was guardian of Eunice's daughter before she chose her stepfather, was either the older brother of Consider and Joshua, or their father, also named Nathaniel.
"I haven't come across anything helpful on where the Bisbees are buried, but it appears that Eunice and Joshua Pratt had only two daughters before Joshua died--no sons. Abigail prob. m. 1775 Prince Allen of Dartmouth, and Eunice prob. m. 1779 Jonathan Nye of Middleboro." --Correspondence from Jayne Pratt Lovelace:[B]
[A] Vital Records of Plymouth, Mass. to the Year 1850, comp. Lee D. Van Antwerp, Picton Press, Camden Main.
[B] The Pratt Directory, 1995 Revised Edition, compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, Ancestor House, 417 W. McNair St., Chandler, AZ 85224, page 504.
[C] Middleborough, Massachusetts Vital Records, Vol. I, The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1986, page 164. (Eunice Pratt m. John House)
[D] Mayflower Society Library, Plymouth County, MA, records on microfilm: probate, vol. 20, p. 135 (last will & testament of Nathaniel Jackson)
[E] Middleborough, Massachusetts VItal Records, Vol II, The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1986, page 87. (Eunice House m. Reuben Bisbee)
[F] Mayflower Society Library, Plymouth County, MA, records on microfilm: deed book 94, p. 96