ABOUT US

 

 

THE  F O U N D I N G  O F  AN  A M E R I C A N  F A M I L Y

 

 

CAPTAlN JOHN LUTHER:  

Born probably England circa.1600; emigrated to Massachusetts between 1630 to 1635; married Elizabeth Turner(?) 1635; 

property owner; resided in Taunton, MA 1637; Gloucester, MA 1642; served as ships' captain, Boston 1644; killed by Indians on trading venture to Delaware Bay in 1645. 

 

ELDER SAMUEL LUTHER:

Son of John and Elizabeth; born Massachusetts in 1636; married Mary Abel, 1662;  property owner Swansea, MA 1661; village officer; minister of the First Baptist Church in MA for 33 years, served as an officer in King Phillip's War 1676; died: Swansea, MA 1716.

 

HEZEKIAH LUTHER: 

Son of John and Elizabeth; born Taunton or Boston, MA;  1639 married first Elizabeth (possibly Butterworth) in 1662; married second to Sarah Butterworth in 1688; Swansea property owner 1667; carpenter, surveyor, village officer ; died in Swansea in 1723.


TAUNTON, MASSACHUSETTS:  

John bought 90 acres from Wampanoag Indians in 1637;· the first American property of John and Elizabeth Luther.  

 

GLOUCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS:  

Colonial fishing plantation where John & Elizabeth owned property 1642;  they moved to Boston in 1644.

 

SWANSEA, MASSACHUSETTS: 

Town set off by Plymouth Jurisdictional Court in 1667 to accomodate the Baptist factions of the Plymouth Colony (until then a forbidden faith) - Samuel and Hezekiah's families resided here; the American "home-town" of the Luther family.