Daniel Shed[1, 2, 3, 4]
Male 1620 - 1708

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  • Birth  25 Jun 1620  Braintree, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Arrival  1643  Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died  27 Jul 1708  Billerica, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  P3713746951  Mellott - Eastman Family Tree
    Last Modified  20 May 2009 
     
    Father  Daniel Shed,   b. 1596, Braintree, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1657, Billerica, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah Shed,   b. 1597, Finchingfield, Essex, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1638, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F243  Group Sheet
     
    Family  Elizabeth Shed,   b. 1638, Billerica, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1700, Billerica, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1659  Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
    >1. Samuel Shed,   b. 13 Aug 1660, Billerica, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1723, Billerica, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F215  Group Sheet
     
  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 25 Jun 1620 - Braintree, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1659 - Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Jul 1708 - Billerica, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents Daniel Shed Notes
     
  • Notes 
    • Daniel Shed, born in England, probably about 1620, was the progenitor of the Shed family in America. The name of Daniel Shed appears among those of the earliest settlers in ancient "Brantry" as early as 1643, and, along with it, among the founders of this town seated on the southern shores of Massachusetts Bay, may be found the family names of Adams, Quincy, Barrett, and Spaulding, with others well known in later American history.

      It seems evident that Daniel Shed came to Braintree a youth or young bachelor of small means, arrived there or became of age too late to become an original proprietor and grantee of lands, and did not have the means to purchase an estate. So about the time of his marriage in 1646 he had leased for a term of years from Rev. William Thompson the 120-acre neck granted to the latter in 1639/40, and on account of Daniel Shed being the first resident on the tract it became to be generally known as "Shed's Neck." Here he evidently lived about twelve years until 1658, when perhaps the expiration of his lease or the destruction of his house by fire together with the opening up of cheap land in the new town of Billerica on the then frontiers induced him to move to the latter place.

      In 1916 the Shedd Family Association secured a small plot of land on the crest of the Neck and erected thereon a memorial to Daniel Shed in the form of a lighthouse, consisting of a column of Quincy granite about twenty feet high surmounted by a substantial glass and copper lantern enclosing a powerful incandescent electric light. A bronze tablet on the base of the column bears the following inscrption:

      A Memorial to

      Daniel Shed

      An originial settler and resident here

      in old Braintree

      1642-1658

      His descendants to the tenth generation

      erect this shaft to commemorate his life.

      They dedicate it to the City of Quincy and

      as a beacon to the

      Sailors Snug Harbor

      which for over 60 years has occupied the

      land once tilled by their ancestor for

      whom it was for the first century called

      Shedds Neck

      a name that is hoped may now be restored.

      Erected August 1916 by

      The Shedd Family Association

      To summarize in brief our knowledge of the life of our first ancestor as conveyed by records and inference we may say that he was born probably between 1621 and 1625 in England whence he came as a youth or a young man perhaps just of the age to make a home for himself in America. He landed about 1643, probably at Boston, being then unmarried, but about 1646 acquired a wife at Braintree where they had seven children. She died in 1658-9, and a few months later he married a second wife and settled in Billerica, Ma., where he had four more children and died 27 July 1708, probably aged about eighty-eight years.

      Of his eleven children we know the full history except of one daughter Susan who doubtless died young: five sons and five daughters grew to maturity and made homes of their own, into all of which, except two daughters, children came to cheer the grandparent's lives. Hannah, the second daughter, died in 1672, a young bride of but a few months; then Mary and Daniel, the first born and the first son, a few years later died in the prime of their lives, but each leaving several children whom have descended honorable posterity.

    • History 1st Shedd in America-Lighthouse memorial

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      Name: Daniel SHED
      Sex: M
      Birth: 1620 in Essex, England
      Death: 27 JUL 1708 in Billerica, Mass.
      Note:

      Daniel Shed, born in England, proably about 1620, was the progen itor of the She d family in America. The name of Daniel Shed ap pears among those of the earlie st settlers in ancient "Brantrey " as early as 1643, and, along with it, among t he founders of t his town seated on the southern shores of Massachusetts Bay, m a y be found the family names of Adams, Quincy, Barrett and Spau lding, with other s well known in later American history. It see ms evident that Daniel Shed cam e to Braintree a youth or youn g bachelor of small means, arrived there or becam e of age too l ate to become an original proprietor and grantee of lands, and d i d not have the means to purchase an estate. So about the tim e of his marriage in 1646 he had leased for a term of years fro m Rev. William Thompson the 120-ac re neck granted to the latte r in 1639/40, and on account of Daniel Shed being t he first res ident on the tract it came to be generally known as "Shed's Neck ." Here he evidently lived about twelve years until 1658, whe n perhaps the expira tion of his lease or the destruction of hi s house by fire together with the ope ning up of cheap land in t he new town of Billerica on the then frontiers induce d him to m ove to the latter place. In 1916 the Shedd Family Association se cur ed a small plot of land on the crest of the Neck and erecte d thereon a memorial to Daniel Shed in the form of a lighthouse , consisting of a column of Quincy g ranite about twenty feet hi gh surmounted by a substantial glass and copper lant ern enclosi ng a powerful incandescent electric light. A bronze tablet on t he b ase of the column bears the following inscription: A Memor i al to Daniel Shed An original settler and r esident here in ol d Braintree 1642-1658 His descendants to the tenth generatio n erect this shaft to commemorate his life. They dedic ate it t o the City of Quincy and as a beacon to the Sailors Snug Harbo r which for ove r 60 years has occupied the land once tilled b y their ancest or for whom it was for the first century calle d Shedds Neck a name that it is hoped may now b e restored. Ere cted August 1916 by The Shedd Family Association To summariz e in brief our knowledge of th e life of our first ancestor as c onveyed by records and inference we may say th at he was born pr oably between 1620 and 1625 in England whence he came as a you t h or a young man perhaps just of age to make a home for himsel f in America. H e landed about 1643, proably at Boston, being t hen unmarried, but about 1646 ac quired a wife at Braintree wher e they had seven children. She died in 1658-9, and a few month s later he married a second wife and settled in Billerica, Mass . , where he had four more children and died 27 July 1708, proba bly aged about ei ghty-eight years. Of his eleven children we k now the full history execept of one daughter Susan who doubtles s died young: five sons and five daughters grew to maturity an d made homes of their own, into all of which, except two daught e rs, children came to cheer the grandparents' lives. Hannah, t he second daughte r, died in 1672, a young bride of but a few mo nths; then Mary and Daniel, the f irst born and the first son, a few years later died in the prime of their lives, but each lea ving several children from whom have descended honorable posteri ty .


      Father: Daniel SHED b: 1596/1597 in Finchingfield, England
      Mother: Sarah UNKNOWN b: 1597 in Finchingfield, England

      Marriage 1 Mary GURNEY b: ABT 1628 in England
      Married: 1646 in Braintree, Essex, Massachusetts
      Children
      Zechariah SHED b: 17 JUN 1656 in Braintree, Mass.
      Mary SHED b: 1 OCT 1647 in Braintree, Mass.
      Daniel SHED b: 30 AUG 1649 in Braintree, Mass.
      Hannah SHED b: 7 SEP 1651 in Braintree, Mass.
      John SHEDD b: 2 MAR 1655 in Billerica, Ma
      Elizabeth SHED b: 17 JUN 1656 in Braintree, Mass.
      Sarah SHED b: 30 OCT 1658 in Braintree, Mass.

      Marriage 2 Elizabeth UNKNOWN
      Married: 1659
      Children
      Samuel SHED b: 13 AUG 1660 in Billerica, Mass.
      Susan SHED b: 28 DEC 1662 in Billerica, Mass.
      Eunice SHED b: 19 March 1664/5 in Billerica, Mass.
      Nathan SHED b: 5 Feb. 1668/9 in Billerica, Mass.


     
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      Arrival date: 1643Arrival place: Massachusetts