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.....John bought several parcels of land in Woburn, MA, from Henry Merrow on 2 August 1695. Included was a "mansion house" and barn and a right in a sawmill. He is called a "forgeman" of Malden in the deed. Malden, MA, is very close to Saugus, where John surely worked in the iron works. He apparently had an interest of some sort in the works in Braintree, MA, as well. In 1709 he was involved in several land transactions with his Richardson neighbors in Woburn, but he is called a forger of Braintree. He was back in Woburn by 1720, when he and his wife Hannah sold their real estate interests to their son Samuel for 700 lbs. John wrote a will on 15 January 1721/1722 and died 5 years later in Woburn. That John had a kind of dual residence is supported by the fact that his son Samuel married a Braintree woman in 1721, but didn't move from Woburn to that town until 1729. Samuel was also an iron forger, and the iron works in both towns were undoubtedly the common link for the Vintons.

children of John and Hannah (Green) Vinton:(1)

i. Hannah b. 20 August 1678
ii. John b. 16 January (1680/1681?)
iii. Rebecca b. 16 March (1682/1683?)
iv. Mary b. 20 August 1689
v. Mary b. 1 January (1691/1692?)
vi. Samuel b. 3 May 1695
vii. Thomas b. 31 January 1697/1698
viii. Abiathar b. 10 May 1700



sources for vital records: John's birth date comes from the Lynn, MA, vita records. His death date comes from the Woburn, MA, vital records. His marriage date comes from the Malden, MA, vital records.

1. The first seven children are recorded in the Malden, MA, vital records. The eighth appears in the Woburn, MA, vital records.


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