Mayhew

Pedigree of Mayhew of Dinton.
Pedigree of Mayhew of Dinton.

“The name of Mayhew and the Vineyard are almost synonymous” writes Dr. Charles E. Banks in The History of Martha’s Vineyard, Volume 1 (1911). The first of the name to come to America was Governor Thomas Mayhew (bapt. 1 April 1593, Tisbury, England). The name or marriage information about his first wife has never been discovered, though they did have one son, Thomas. With his second wife (Jane Paine), he was the father of Hannah, Bethiah, Mary and Martha.

Thomas Mayhew (1620 – 1657) > John Mayhew (1652 – 1688) > Simon Mayhew (1687 – 1753) > Timothy Mayhew (1711 – 1781) > Timothy Mayhew (1743 – 1774) > Melatiah Mayhew (1774 – 1850) > Leander W. Mayhew (1822 – 1879) > Emma F. Mayhew (1861 – 1911).

Timothy Mayhew (b. 20 May 1743, Chilmark), a farmer, married Ruth Davis (b. 17 May 1746) in 1768.

Melatiah Mayhew (b. 4 DEC 1774 Chilmark) married Lucy Look  (b. 1 OCT 1782 Tisbury) on 18 October 1804 in Chilmark. He died on 8 September 1850.

Leander W. Mayhew, a Chilmark farmer, married Cynthia Look of Tisbury on 30 November 1859 in Tisbury.

Emma F. Mayhew (b. 17 August 1861 on Martha’s Vineyard) married Charles Abbott Dixon (b. Plymouth) on 10 January 1891 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The couple had two daughters, Clara A. Dixon (b. 1892) and Etta Edwards Dixon (1894 – 1966). Etta, great grandmother, would become the wife of Wilbur Fletcher Lewis.

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