THE YARMOUTH HERALD, TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1931
NEW ENGLANDERS IN NOVA SCOTIA
No. 175 B WYMAN
Wyman or Wymond, as a surname, has been in use from the time surnames were first used in England.
Withlaf, the Saxon King, had a son Wimond, b. 825, and an old Roman town in Leicestershire given to him was named Wymondís Town.
The creats of the Wyman and Wymont coat of arms are the same.
John (1) Wyman and his brother Francis, who came to New England from West Mill, Hertfordshire, England, were sons of Francis and Elizabeth (Richardson) Wyman, who were married in West Mill, May 2, 1617. The father, Francis, died or was buried Sept. 19, 1658, and his wife Elizabeth died June 22, 1630. They had five children, but John and Francis were the only children who came to America.
Mr. Waters has published his discovery of a will made in the year 1658, by Francis Wyman, of West Mills, wherein he mentioned his two sons, Francis and John as being "beyond the seas."
John Wyman was bap. At West Mill, Feb. 3, 1621, and his brother Francis, was bap. there Feb. 24, 1619.
According to Sewellís "Woburn," and other authorities, Francis (1) Wyman m. (1) 1644-5, Judith Pierce, daughter of John. She was d. s. p. and he m. (2) Abigail, daughter of William and Mabel (Kendall) Reed, by whom he had a large family. Through his son, Samuel (2) Wyman, who m. Rebecca Johnson, they were the grandparents of Sarah (3) Wyman, who m. John Coggin, the parents of Henry Coggin, grantee in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.
Another grandson of Francis, through their son, Samuel, was Matthew (3) Wyman, who m. Abigail Willard, and served in Willardís Company in Nova Scotia, 1755.
Another grandson of Francis, was through his son, Benjamin, who m. 1702-3 Edith Hancock, of Cambridge, and had 15 children, of whom Jonas Wyman, a blacksmith, died at Louisburg, C.B., Jan. 20, 1746.
A son of Francis, Thomas (2) Wyman, m. Mary, daughter of Nathaniel Richardson, and served in Sir Charles Hobbyís Company at Annapolis, Nova Scotia, from Oct. 10, 1710, to Oct. 10, 1711.
John Wyman m. Nov. 5, 1644, Sarah Nutt, in England, daughter of Myles Nutt, who was b. about 1598, and died in Malden, Mass., July 2, 1671.
John and his brother, Francis, settled in Woburn, and were both tanners by occupation. They settled in that part of Woburn which was later set off as the town of Burlington; and the site of Johnís house is still shown.
They also had houses in town, near the junction of Main and Wyman streets, and their tannery was located nearby.
John Wyman was a soldier in King Phillipís War, and was promoted from [cornet?] to lieutenant. He took part in the great Narragansett fight of Dec. 19, 1675, where he was wounded by an arrow, in the face.
John and Francis Wyman were with one exception the largest landholders in Woburn.
John Wyman had ten children, of whom, Sarah, b. 1650; m. Joseph Walker (Samuel 2, Richard 1) of Billerica, Mass., who was the first cousin of Joseph Walker (Richard 2, 1), the father of John Walker, a grantee in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.
John Wyman d. in Woburn, May 9, 1684, and his widow Sarah m. (2) Aug. 25, 1684, and his widow Sarah m. (2) Aug. 25, 1684, Thomas Fuller, of Woburn, a smith by trade, who had meadow land granted him at Ragg Rock, Woburn, in 1648. She d. May 24, 1688, and Fuller m. (3) Hannah ____.
Jacob (2) Wyman (John 1), b. about 1665; was a tanner by occupation, and a great Indian fighter.
Jacob Wyman m. (1) Nov. 23, 1687, Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel and Martha ___ Richardson, and granddau. of Samuel Richardson, who was bp. at West Mill, England, Dec. 22, 1602 or 1604, and was the son of Thomas and Katharine (Durford) Richardson, of West Mill, who were m. in 1590. Samuel Richardson m. in England, Joanna ___, and came to New England, probably with his brothers, Ezekiel and Thomas, and the Wyman brothers are thought to have come over with them.
Samuel Richardson was the executor of his fatherís will, in England, dated Mar. 4, 1630, and he inherited his motherís part of his fatherís estate.
Jacob Wymanís wife, Elizabeth, died Nov. 21, 1739, aged 72 years. He m. (2), Feb. 4, 1739-40, another Elizabeth Richardson, a cousin of his first wife. At the date of her m. to him she was the widow of Capt. John Coggin, whom she m. in 1692, and who d. in 1724-5, being his first wife, his second wife being Sarah Wyman (Samuel, Frances) ante. His second wife was the daughter of Joseph and Hannah (Green), and a granddau. of Samuel, immigrant ancestor. Mr. Wyman was 75 years of age at the date of his second marriage, and two years later, on Mar. 31, 1742, he died in Woburn, aged 77 years. His widow Elizabeth died May 2, 1752, age 82. By his first wife he was the father of 13 children. (See "Woburn Vital Records," and Vintonís "Richardson Memorial.")
Jacob (3) Wyman (Jacob 2, John 1), b. in Woburn, Mass., Sept. 11, 1688; ;m. June 19, 1732, Ann Nutt, Mr. Wyman being forty-four years of age at the date of his marriage.
Although the record of their marriage says "both of Woburn," there are no Nutt births on the Woburn records. She was probably a great-granddau. of Myles.
Ch.: (Woburn rec.) (1) Ephraim, b. April 5, 1733. (2) Mary, b. Jan. 6, 1736; m. July 31, 1759, Ezra Thompson. (3) Sarah, b. Mar. 24, 1739; probably m. in 1758, Nathaniel Cutter. (4) James, b. Dec. 4, 1742.
Ephraim (4) Wyman (Jacob 3, 2, John 1), b. in Woburn, Mass., Apr. 5, 1733; m. 1754, Sarah Richardson, b. Mar. 29, 1737, daughter of Enoch and Mary (Johnson); granddau. of Jacob and Hannah (Converse); gt-granddau. of Lieut. John and second wife Mary (Pierson); and a gt.-gt.-granddau. of Samuel Richardson, immigrant ancestor.
Her mother, Mary Johnson was the dau. of Edward and his first wife Rebecca Reed; granddau. of Edward and Sarah (Walker); great-granddau. of Major William and Esther (Wiswall); and a gt.-gt.-granddau. of Capt. Edward Johnson, one of the principal founders of the town and church of Woburn. He came from Kent, England, from a parish called In his will, Heron Hill (Herne Hill), being accompanied by his wife Susan, 7 children, and 3 servants. He settled in Woburn and was deputy from that town to the General Court almost every year till his death in 1672. He is called the author of "The Wonder Working Providence," which was published in England in 1654, without the writerís name in the title page.
The grandmother of Sarah Richardson, Mr. Wymanís wife, was Hannah Converse, the daughter of Major James and Hannah (Carter), granddau. of James and Anna (Long); and a gt.-granddau. of Dea. Edward Converse, an officer of distinguished reputation in the war with the Indians.
Her great-grandmother, Mary Pierson, was the daughter of Bartholomew Pierson, of Watertown, 1640, and Woburn, 1653; wife Ursula.
Another great-grandmother, Hannah Carter, was the daughter of Capt. John Carter, a subscriber to the "Town Orders" of Woburn, 1640; wife Elizabeth Grove.
Her gt.-gt.-grandmother, Esther Wiswall, was the daughter of Elder Thomas and Elizabeth [Berbage] Wiswall, of Cambridge Village, now Newton, Mass., and her brother, Ichabod, was the grandfather of Rev. John Wiswall, a Loyalist in the American Revolution, who settled in Nova Scotia. [NOTE: Elizabeth Berbage was born in 1604 in Dorchester, and died in 1665 in Newton, Middlesex, MA.]
Ephraim Wyman with his wife and family removed from B probably New England B to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, in the year 1771, where he settled. The Woburn Records give no indication that Mr. Wyman lived there at any time during the seventeen years from his marriage to the date of removal to Nova Scotia.
He is the ancestor of all the families of his name in Yarmouth County, many of whom have removed to other sections of the province, as well as to the United States. (For the descendants of Ephraim Wyman consult "Yarmouth Genealogies," by G. S. Brown.)
/s/ F. E. Crowell