NameMoses Haven
Birth20 May 1667, Lynn, Massachusetts
Death14 Nov 1747, Framingham, Massachusetts
FatherRichard Haven (~1617-<1703)
MotherSusanna Newhall (1624-1682)
Misc. Notes

Very active in his community, he frequently served as selectman, constable, treasurer, moderator, and member of many civic committees.


Ref: The Genealogy of the Descendants of Richard Haven of Lynn, Massachusetts by Josiah Adams, printed by William White & H.P. Lewis, Boston, 1843.


From The Genealogy of the Descendants of Richard Haven, of Lynn, Massachusetts:

Moses Haven had settled at Lynn, and had five children, at the date of his father's will, in May, 1701. He
was nominated the Executor, and the will indicates that he was expected to remain there. He did so until
after his father's death in 1703, and was appointed Executor in June of that year. He must have removed to
fram. before 10 June, 1705, as his seventh child was born there on that day. He married Mary Ballord of
Lynn. Mrs. Sears, of Chatham, writes me that she was daughter of the great grandfather of William Ballord,
senior, late of Frem., who married her sister, Anne Marshall. Farmer says there was a "William Ballord, of
Lynn, in 1637; freeman and member of Art. Co., in 1638; removed to Andover, and had sons Joseph,
William, and John, who settled there. There was a Nathaniel Ballord of Lynn, in 1650." He might have been
the father, perhaps the brother, of Mary.

He was on a committee to lay out a highway, in 1709; selectman, in 1710; constable, in 1711; moderator
and selectman, in 1712; on committee to seat the meeting-house in 1715; treasurer and moderator, in 1717;
selectman, treasurer, constable and moderator, in 1718; treasurer and sealer of leather, in 1719; on com. to
fill vacant seats in the meeting-house, in 1720; on committee to hire schoolmaster, in 1723; moderator, in
1725; on a com. to locate schools, in 1726; on com. to hire schoolmaster, in 1727; selectman and
moderator, in 1728; moderator twice, in 1730, and was also on a com. to confer with Mr. Swift about his
salary.

The church records show that he was chosen Deacon, 29 March, 1717; that he was a delegate to the
ordination of Rev. Mr. Barrett, at Hopkintown, 2 Sept. 1724; March 21, 1725, "Deacon Haven spake that he
should not hold forth the contribution box, because so few came to it." He married a second wife, Elizabeth
bridges of Fram., 27 Nov. 1735, and died 14 Nov. 1747, aged 80.

Jonathan Leland, Esq. of Sutton, who has furnished many interesting facts, writes me that he ahs seen his
will, dated 1 July, 1746, (which was cancelled) in which he names his sons, Joseph of Hop., Richard,
Moses, Daniel; and his daughters, Susanna Town, Mary Ward, Mehitabel Haven, Sarah Hemenway, and his
wife Sarah. His "brother Nathaniel Ballord" is also named in the will.
Spouses
Birth13 Jun 1666, Lynn, Massachusetts
Death18 Nov 1734, Framingham, Massachusetts
FatherNathaniel Ballard (~1637-1731)
MotherRebecca Hudson (~1640-1724)
Marriage1 Mar 1688, Lynn, MA
ChildrenDaniel (1708-~1788)
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