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    John Spofford Jr.

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    • 4th Great-grandfather of James Garfield — 7th Generation
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • 78 
    • Birth Date:
    • 24 Dec 1648 
    • Birth Location:
    • Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts 
    • Christening Date:
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    • Christening Location:
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    • Death Date:
    • 22 Apr 1697 
    • Death Location:
    • Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts 
    • Burial Date:
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    • Burial Location:
    • Ancient Burying Ground, Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts 
    • Marriage Date:
    • 9 Mar 1675 
    • Marriage Location:
    • Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts 
    • Children:

    • John Spofford

      Jonathan Spofford

      Martha Spofford (Ahnentafel No:39 )

    • Notes: 
    • The gravestone at the Ancient Burying Ground in Bradford, Massachusetts, lists John Spofford's (Spaford's) death date as 22 APR 1697. The vital records in Rowley, Massachusetts, list John Spofford's death date as 22 APR 1696. We believe Rowley is the most likely location of the death with Bradford being the burial location, but we are using the year of death from the tombstone.

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  • Sources for John Spofford Jr.

    • 2 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Datebase) , New England Historic Genealogical Society (2001-2008) , Rowley, Vol. 1, p. 426, Marriage for John Spoferd and Sarah Wheeler.
    • 3 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Datebase) , New England Historic Genealogical Society (2001-2008) , Rowley, Vol. 1, p. 202, Birth record for John Spofford.
    • 4 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Datebase) , New England Historic Genealogical Society (2001-2008) , Rowley, Vol. 1, p. 522, Death record for John Spofford.
    • 5 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Datebase) , New England Historic Genealogical Society (2001-2008) , Rowley, Vol. 1, p. 203, Birth record for daughter Martha Spofford.
    • 6 New England Historical and Genealogical Register , (New England Historic and Genealogical Society ), 1854, Vol. 8, p. 340.
    • 7 McLean, Hulda Hoover , Genealogy of the Herbert Hoover Family , Stanford, California: The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford Universit y (1967) , fold-out chart between pages 4 and 5.
    • 9 Spofford, Dr. Jeremiah and Aphia T. Spofford , A Genealogical Record, Including Two Generations in Female Lines of Families Spelling Their N ame Spofford, Spafford . . . , Boston: Alfred Mudge and Son (1888) , 39, Google Books (Digital Library).
    • 10 Wheeler, Albert Gallatin, Jr. , The Genealogical and Encyclopedic History of the Wheeler Family in America , Boston, Massachusetts: American College of Genealogy (1914) , 396, Hathi Trust Digital Library.