John Rider & Mehitable Crowell Family


John Rider and Mehitable Crowell were born and raised in Yarmouth. They married there in 1713 but soon after moved to the new town of Chatham. Like many, they sought new opportunities and land. This was a chance to establish their own life. They had a large family of 9 children and were a respected family. John was selected to serve in several different town jobs from Constable to carpenter building the new Meeting House. In 1765 an outbreak of smallpox struck Chatham. Over the next few years over 15 members of John's extended family died including John & Mehitable.



John Rider Family Group Sheet


John Birth Record   -   Transcription


Mehitable Birth Record


Marriage Record   -   Transcription


Town & Land Records


John Death Record


Grave Marker   -   Transcription


Mehitable Death Record




Newspaper Article - This is from a series of articles regarding the origins of families who ended up in Nova Scotia


Ryder of Yarmouth - This is from a series of articles written abpout families who settled in the Cape Cod area. This section is on John & Mehitable


Their Children :


John     Reuben    Stephen     Simeon     Mehitable     Zenas     Bethia     Zeruah     Esther   


Updated on 24 September 2020

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