Name: Gregory Armstrong
Given Name: Gregory
Surname: Armstrong 1
- Text: she married (2) between 14 and 21 September 1638 Gregory Armstrong and was living as late as 2 March 1642/3 [MF 5:34].
- Page: Biographical Sketches
Text: Eaton, Francis
Plymouth Colony, p.286
-A 1620 Mayflower passenger, Francis Eaton arrived with his wife Sarah and son Samuel. Bradford wrote "his first wife dyed in the generall sicknes; and he maried againe, and his 2 wife dyed, and he maried the 3 and had by her 3 children. One of them is maried and hath a child; the other are living, but one of them is an ideote. He dyed about 16 years agoe. His son Samuell, who came over a sucking child, is allso maried, and hath a child" (Bradford [Ford] 2:400, 410). Some genealogists believe that Eaton's second wife was Carver's unnamed maid servant who "maried, and dyed a year or two after, here in this place" (Bradford [Ford] 2:402). Eaton's third wife was Christian Penn. The first five generations of his descendants are given in MF 1. He died in the 1633 epidemic. His children were Samuel, Rachel, Benjamin, and a child, called by Bradford an idiot, of whom there is no further record. The first three children had issue. Eaton's inventory called him a carpenter and itemized a number of carpenter's tools (MD 1:197-99). Banks, English Ancestry, p. 52, found a record apprenticing a John Morgan to Francis Eaton, of Bristol, England, carpenter, but this was dated after Eaton was in Plymouth. However, first names and occupations frequently recur in the same family, and Waters, Genealogical Gleanings, 2:1034, summarizes the will of Christopher Cary of Bristol, England, dated 30 October 1615, in which he leaves to his wife a lodge and garden in the parish of St. Philip's, "now in the occupation of Frances Eaton, house carpenter;" this fact may be useful for further research. For additional information on the family of his daughter Rachel Eaton, who married Joseph Ramsden, see Robert S. Wakefield, "The Ramsden Family of Plymouth, Mass.," MD 36:187.
- Text: 5. MARTHA3 BILLINGTON (FRANCIS2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1638 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, and died Aft. 09 July 1704. She married (1) SAMUEL (1) EATON, son of FRANCIS EATON and SARAH UNKNOWN.