Jonathan Coolidge

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ChartsAncestors of Harriet Hanson Robinson
(John) Calvin Coolidge Jr. - Harriet Hanson (Robinson) Pierce
Jonathan Coolidge, son of John Coolidge and Mary Ravens, was born at Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, 10 March 1645/46.1,2,3 He died at Watertown, in February 1723/24.3

Jonathan married Martha Rice, daughter of Joseph Rice and Martha King, at Watertown, 3 December 1679.4,2,5,3,6

Jonathan Coolidge left a will dated His will was dated 12 Feb 1723/4 and proved 16 Mar 1723/4. He named sons Jonathan, and John, daughter Martha, and grandchild Martha Spooner. Son Jonathan and daughter Martha were executors. On 10 Mar 1731, Martha appeared as the surviving executor. On 27 Mar 1732 she rendered her account with John, Jonathan's widow, and guardians of his children present in the Probate Court. Her account mentions John Coolidge, Joseph Coolidge, Nathaniel Coolidge, Thomas Coolidge, and Lieut. Richard Coolidge (Middlesex Probate, 5104).7,8


Martha Rice b. 14 Jan 1661/62, d. 10 Dec 1695
  • Martha Coolidge3 b. 6 Jun 1683
  • Rebecca Coolidge+3 b. 20 Apr 1685, d. bef. 12 Feb 1723/24
  • Mary Coolidge3 b. 16 Apr 1687
  • Jonathan Coolidge3 b. 19 Jan 1688/89, d. 29 Mar 1731
  • John Coolidge3 b. 4 Feb 1690/91
  • Joseph Coolidge3 b. abt. 1693, d. 1724
  • Josiah Coolidge3 b. 11 Aug 1695, d. 22 Apr 1699
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  1. [S1974] Historical Society, Watertown Records, Four vols. (subtitle varies) (Boston, Massachusetts: David Clapp & Son, 1894-1906), 1:3:12, further cited as Historical Society, Watertown Records.
  2. [S2053] Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr. and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Great Migration: Immigrants To New England, 1634-1635, 7 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999-2011), 2:191-198, further cited as Anderson, et al., The Great Migration.
  3. [S32] George Walter Chamberlain, "The Early New England Coolidges and Some of Their Descendants," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 77 (October 1923): 270-304, at 270-277, further cited as Chamberlain, "New England Coolidges."
  4. [S1974] Historical Society, Watertown Records, 1:3:47.
  5. [S9] Henry Bond, Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Including Waltham and Weston to Which is Appended the Early History of the Town, With Illustrations, Maps And Notes (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1860), 165-186, further cited as Bond, Bond's Watertown.
  6. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 371, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  7. [S9] Bond, Bond's Watertown, 165-6.
  8. [S32] Chamberlain, "New England Coolidges," 277.