Nathaniel Gardner

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ChartsAncestors of Jennie Luene Logan
Nathaniel Gardner, son of Richard Gardner and Sarah Shattuck, was born at Nantucket, Nantucket Co., Massachusetts, 16 January 1665/66.1 He died at Nantucket, before May 1713.2,3

Nathaniel married an unknown first wife, about 1685;4 he married (2) Abigail Coffin, daughter of James Coffin and Mary Severance, about 1695.5,6

Nathaniel left a will dated 18 March 1711, and probated 15 May 1713 naming no wife, eldest daughter Hannah Bunker and son Ebenezer Gardner. Hannah was singled out for "taking and bringing up her younger sister."

Per the terms of the will, the older children were to divide the real estate and distribute the proceeds to the rest of the children. In 1716, the executors (Ebenezer Gardner, Peleg Gardner, Benjamin Barnard, and Jabez Bunker) met to accomplish that and the distribution went to:
Ebenezer Gardner
Peleg Gardner
Nathaniel Gardner
Andrew Gardner
Abel Gardner
Hannah Bunker
Judith Barnard
Margaret Gardner
Susanna Gardner.3

Family 1

  • Hannah Gardner7 b. 6 Jul 1686, d. 25 May 1773
  • Ebenezer Gardner8 b. 27 Oct 1688, d. 16 Apr 1763
  • Peleg Gardner9 b. 22 May 1691, d. 19 Mar 1717/18
  • Judith Gardner10 b. 28 Oct 1693, d. 17 Sep 1765

Family 2

Abigail Coffin b. abt. 1675, d. 15 Mar 1709
  • Margaret Gardner11 b. 28 Jan 1695/96, d. 16 Jul 1727
  • Nathaniel Gardner1 b. 14 Dec 1697, d. Jul 1727
  • Andrew Gardner12,13 b. 26 Dec 1699, d. 3 Mar 1782
  • Abel Gardner14 b. 6 Aug 1702, d. 11 Sep 1771
  • Susanna Gardner+15 b. 4 Aug 1706, d. 9 Jun 1781
This person was last edited on17 Dec 2017


  1. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, five vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1925-28), 2:62, further cited as Vital Records of Nantucket.
  2. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, 5:312.
  3. [S1195] Nantucket County Courthouse, Nantucket, Massachusetts, Probate Records, 1706-1867, 1:29-30,59-64, FHL microfilm 906832, further cited as Nantucket Probate Records.
  4. [S1330] Estimated from birth date of first child (1686).
  5. [S35] Alexander Starbuck, The History of Nantucket (Boston, Massachusetts: C.E. Goodspeed, 1924), 700-701, further cited as Starbuck, History of Nantucket.
  6. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 599, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
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  11. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, 2:56.
  12. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, 2:17.
  13. [S2035] Elizabeth Pearson White, John Howland of the Mayflower: The First Five Generations: Documented Descendants Through His First Child Desire Howland and Her Husband Captain John Gorham, Volume 1 (Camden, Maine: Picton Press, 1990), 340, further cited as White, JHMF1.
  14. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, 2:14.
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