James Gardner

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ChartsAncestors of Jennie Luene Logan
James Gardner, son of James Gardner and Rachel Gardner, was born at Nantucket Co., Massachusetts, about 1702.1,2 He died at Nantucket Co., 10 April 1776.3

James married Susanna Gardner, daughter of Nathaniel Gardner and Abigail Coffin, at Nantucket, Nantucket Co., Massachusetts, 1 September 1724.4

James Gardner lived on Nantucket. His will was dated May 1766 and probated Jun 1778. It mentions the seventh child, Susannah, who apparantly does not appear in the vital records of Nantucket.5

James left a will dated 5 May 1766, and probated 11 June 1778 naming
wife Susanna Gardner
sons Eliphalet, Benjamin, James
daughters Deborah Gardner, Mehetabel Coleman, Susanna Gardner
Executors to be Wife Susanna and son James

By 1781, both Susanna and James had died, and administration was granted to Eliphalet Gardner and Hannah Gardner (widow of James Jr.)6


Susanna Gardner b. 4 Aug 1706, d. 9 Jun 1781
  • Rachel Gardner7,8 b. 29 May 1725
  • Eliphalet Gardner9,8 b. 17 Oct 1726, d. 1 Apr 1799
  • Deborah Gardner10,8 b. 16 Aug 1728, d. 14 Mar 1795
  • Benjamin Gardner11,8 b. 25 Sep 1732, d. Nov 1777
  • Mehitable Gardner12,8 b. 1 Apr 1738, d. 18 Jul 1796
  • James Gardner13,8 b. 17 Feb 1744/45, d. bef. Jun 1781
  • Susanna Gardner+14,8 b. abt. 1746, d. bef. 1801
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  1. [S35] Alexander Starbuck, The History of Nantucket (Boston, Massachusetts: C.E. Goodspeed, 1924), further cited as Starbuck, History of Nantucket.
  2. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, five vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1925-28), 2:45, further cited as Vital Records of Nantucket. does not give date.
  3. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, 5:304.
  4. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, 4:507,534.
  5. [S35] Starbuck, History of Nantucket, pp 684, 759, 764.
  6. [S1195] Nantucket County Courthouse, Nantucket, Massachusetts, Probate Records, 1706-1867, 2:302-303,345,349, FHL microfilm 906832, further cited as Nantucket Probate Records.
  7. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, 2:67.
  8. [S1195] Nantucket Probate Records, 3:302-303,345,349; FHL #906832.
  9. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, 2:29.
  10. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, 2:26.
  11. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, 2:20.
  12. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, 2:60.
  13. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, 2:45.
  14. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, 2:78.