~ EAGER ~
The following information comes from
A GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY of THE FIRST SETTLERS OF NEW ENGLAND, SHOWING THREE GENERATIONS OF THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE MAY, 1692
ON THE BASIS OF FARMER'S REGISTER.
BY JAMES SAVAGE, published 1860
EGER, or EAGER, JONATHAN, Salem, married 27 June 1661, Rebecca, daughter of Richard Hyle, had Hannah, born 27 July 1662; and Jonathan, 25 January 1665.
WILLIAM Cambridge, by wife Ruth who died 6 January 1680, aged 39, had Zerubabel, born 8 June 1672; Martha, 26 Nov. 1674; Ruth, 1 February 1677; and Sarah, 25 June 1679. He married 13 April 1680, Lydia (thought the record has Esther), widow of Arthur Cole, removed to Marlborough, after having Margaret, born 25 May 1681, there had several more; but as William; Zechary; Abraham; James, 1685; Jacob; Mercy; Lydia; and Esther, named in his will of December 1687, as well as Zerubabel, Ruth, Sarah and Margaret, seem too large a number for the second wife for whose promise of another also provision is made, one must suppose, that two or three beside those recorded at Cambridge were born of first wife at some other town The will was proven 17 June 1690. Abraham, James, Zechary, and Zerubabel had family in Marlborough, the last having married 1697, Hannah Kerley; Abraham had wife Lydia; and Zechary, Elizabeth probably this is now Eager.
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Bezaleel Eager, son of Abraham and Lydia (Woods) Eager, was a member of the Committee of Correspondence of Northboro. He died in Northboro, Mass.
Vriah Eager, son of Zerubbable and Hannah (Kerly) Eager, responded to the Lexington Alarm from Marlboro, Mass..
Luke Eager, son of John and Elizabeth Eager,responded to the Lexington Alarm in Capt. Cyprian Howe's company. He served as sergeant 1780 to re-enforce the Continental Army in Rhode Island.
Luke Eager, son of John and Elizabeth Eager, was a Private in Captain Cyprian How's Company, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge. Company reported to have been dismissed May 4, 1775, by order of Col. Jonathan Ward. He was a also in Captain Silas Gates's Company March 14, 1777; also a Private in Captain Jonathan Rice's Company, Colonel Samuel Bullard's Regiment with Northern army; he enlisted Aug. 17, 1777 and was discharged Nov. 20, 1777. He was also a Sergeant in Captain Thomas Brintnal's Company, Colonel Cyprian Howe's Regiment. He enlisted July 30, 1780 and was discharged Nov. 1, 1780; he was part of the company raised to reinforce Continental Army at Rhode Island for 3 months.
Vriah Eager Jr., son of Vriah and Sarah (Brigham) Eager, marched on the Lexington Alarm and was engaged in the battle of Bunker Hill.
Aaron Eager, son of Aaron and Mary Eager , was Private in Captain Cyprian How's Company which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge. The Company reported to have been dismissed May 4, 1775, by order of Col. Jonathan Ward.
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