~ MAYNARD ~
John Maynard was born in England. He probably brought a wife and one or more children with him to America. If so, the wife died soon because he was a widower with a boy 8 years old in 1638. He was one of the settlers who went to Sudbury Plantation in 1638 or 1639. His home lot of four acres was located in what is now Wayland at the junction of Old Mill Road (South St.) and Northwest Row (North St.), the road to Concord, adjacent to the homelot of Henry Rice. He was one of the 47 who shared in the division of Sudbury meadows in 1639 John married Mary Axtell, June 16, 1646. She was the widow of Thomas Axtell. John became a freeman in 1644. On January 4, 1655 he was granted land in the second squadron of the new grants, in what is now called Maynard. He received lot 22 of 130 acres, bounded on the north by the Concord line and south by the Lancaster highway In May 1656 he was one of 13 petitioners for land in what is now called Marlboro.
John Maynard died in Sudbury on December 10, 1672. His will was dated September 4, 1672 and proved April 1, 1673. In it are mentioned his eldest son John Maynard, son Zachery, wife Mary, daughter Elisabeth wife of Joseph Graves, daughter Lydia wife to Joseph Moore, and youngest daughter Mary, not yet married. His wife Mary and son Zachery were named joint executors. "My trusty friends Deacon John Haines, and Joseph Noys both of Sudbury" were to be supervisors to assist the executors. The will was witnessed by Henry Locker and John Toll. The inventory of the estate was taken December 30, 1672 by Edmund Goodenow, John Haines, and Joseph Noyes and came to 263 pounds
Hezekiah Maynard, son of Hezekiah and Tabitha HowePrivate, was a private in Capt. Daniel Barns's co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days; reported enlisted into the army April 26, 1775; also, Capt. Daniel Barns's co., Col. Jonathan Ward's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 26, 1775; service, 13 weeks 6 days; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775]; also, Sergeant, Capt. Robert Cutting's co., Col. McIntash's (McIntosh's) regt., Gen. Lovell's brigade; engaged Aug. 1, 1778; discharged Sept. 13, 1778; service, 1 mo. 16 days, on expedition to Rhode Island.
Windsor Maynard , son of William Maynard and Lucy Howe, was a Housewright and on January 24, 1838 in consideration of $71.00 paid to him by Loring Cox Yeoman grant and convey the following personal property, to wit
2 beds and bedding, 1 bureau, 1 gun, 1 dozen chairs, 1 table, 1 chest and carpenter tools in it now being in his custody and possession
John Henry Maynard , son of Ephraime Maynard Jr. and Mary Stow, a Wheelwright on February 8, 1846 in consideration of $175.00 paid to him by Joel Brigham grant and convey the following described goods and chattles
5 setts of wheels valued $40, 1 sett of unfinished wheels valued $5, 12 hundred spokes at $3 per hundred valued at $36, 10 setts of finished spoke valued at $25, 4 setts of felloes valued at $4, 4 wagon bodies finished and unfinished $40, 2 carriage parts valued at $10, 1 lot of oak and ash planks valued $5 and 1 sett of eliptic springs valued $12
Joseph Maynard, son of Ephraim Maynard and Mary Stow, was a Private, Capt. Silas Gates's co.; pay abstract for service in Dec.  and Jan., 1776; enlisted Dec. 4 ; company raised in Marlborough, Southborough, and Northborough; also, Capt. Silas Gates's co., Col. Ward's regt.; return for mileage to and from camp, dated Dorchester, Jan. 13, 1776; mileage (60 miles) allowed said Maynard.
Jedediah Maynard, son of Daniel Maynard and Mary Oak, was a Private, Capt. Daniel Barnes's co., Col. Jonathan Ward's regt.; company return [probably Oct., 1775]; also, Corporal, Capt. Daniel Barns's co., Col. Timothy Bigelow's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from July 1, 1777, to June 16, 1778; residence, Marlborough; reported deceased; also, muster roll for Jan.-Aug., 1777, dated Van Schaick's Island and sworn to at Camp near Stillwater; enlisted July 1, 1777; enlistment, 3 years; also, return dated Feb. 2, 1778; residence, Marlborough; enlisted for town of Marlborough; mustered by Continental Muster Master.
Elihu Maynard, son of Daniel Maynard and Elizabeth, was a Private, Capt. Daniel Barns's co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 7 days; reported enlisted into the army April 26, 1775; also, Corporal, Capt. Daniel Barns's co., Col. Jonathan Ward's regt.; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 26, 1775; service, 13 weeks 6 days; reported promoted from Private June 9, 1775; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775]; also, Capt. William Morse's co. of volunteers, Col. Jonathan Read's regt.; enlisted Oct. 2, 1777; discharged Nov. 8, 1777; service, 1 mo. 7 days, at the Northward; company marched from Marlborough to assist army under Gen. Gates; also, list of 6 months men raised agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Maj. Joseph Hosmer, Superintendent for Middlesex Co., by Justin Ely, Commissioner; also, descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, July 13, 1780; age, 31 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 9 in.; complexion, dark; engaged for town of Marlborough; marched to camp July 13, 1780, under command of Capt. Thomas Pritchard; also, list of men raised for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780; residence, Southborough; also, Private, Capt. Job Sumner's co., Col. John Greaton's (3d) regt.; muster roll for Oct., 1780; enlisted July 10, 1780; enlistment, 6 months; also, pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town of Marlborough for service in the Continental Army during 1780; marched to camp July 9, 1780; discharged Dec. 5, 1780; service, 5 mos. 6 days, including travel (200 miles) home.
Ephraim Maynard, son of Ephraim Maynard and Sarah, was a Private, Capt. Cyprian How's co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge; service, 16 days; company reported to have been dismissed May 4, 1775, by order of Col. Jonathan Ward.
Amory Maynard, son of Isaac Maynard and Lydia Howe was born in the northeast part of Marlborough, near Fort Pond, February 28, 1804. He left school at the age of fourteen to enter the sawmill owned by his father at Fort Meadow, and also helped on the farm. When his father died Amory was sixteen and he took over the runninge of the business. When the City of Boston took over Fort Meadow Pond for water supply, the sawmill lost its rights
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