John Bellows was born 13 May 1666 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts to John Bellows (1622-1682) and Mary Wood (1634-1707) and died 2 April 1750 Southborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Hannah Newton (1673-1719) 1694 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He married Mary Hosmer (1668-1741) 5 December 1721 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.


Offspring of John Bellows and Hannah Newton (1673-1719)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Hannah Bellows (1695-1787) 12 May 1695 Marlboro, Middlesex County, Massachusetts May 1787 Massachusetts Thomas Forbush (1695-1783)
Hepzibah Bellows (1696-)
Mary Bellows (1697-1731)
John Bellows (1698-1765)
Elizabeth Bellows (1701-)
Mercy Bellows (1705-1747)
Ithamar Bellows (1708-)
Joseph Bellows (1711-1758)
Moses Bellows (1713-1823)
Martha Bellows (1715-)



  1. Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Marlborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Worcester, Massachusetts: Franklin P. Rice, 1908), 26. Bellows, John, s John Sr. and Mary, May 13, 1666.
  2. Southborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Southborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Worcester, Massachusetts: Franklin P. Rice, 1903), 156. Bellows, Dea. John, April 2, 1750.
  3. Ward, Andrew Henshaw. History of the town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts: from its settlement in 1717 to 1829, with other matter relating thereto not before published, including an extensive family register. (Boston, Massachusetts: Samuel G. Drake, 1847), 224 (footnote). John Bellows, s/o John Bellows and Mary Wood, b. Marlboro 1666, m. Hannah who d. 1719. He "probably" m. Dec 1721 Mary Wheeler of Concord, living in Southboro in 1749, conveying real estate to sons [Marlborough VRsS1, p. 26, b. 1711, to "John and Hannah"] Joseph and Moses [Marlborough VRsS1, p. 26, b. 1712-13, to "John and Hannah"].
  4. Source:Leonard, Ermina Newton. Newton Genealogy, p. 40, matches Mary with John Bellows, 3d, rather than John Bellows, Jr., and gives Sarah Johnson the reverse pairing. This error was apparently taken from Source:Peck, Thomas Bellows. Bellows Genealogy or John Bellows, the Boy Emigrant of 1635 and His Descendants, p. 6. Source:White, Almira Larkin. White Family Quarterly, Vol. 1, p. 74, reports that Mr. Peck wrote a letter, after his Bellows Genealogy was published, noting that the will of John Bellows, 3d, names his wife Sarah, showing that his pairing was backwards. A look at the relative birth dates and martial statuses of Mary (Hosmer) Wheeler and Sarah Johnson supports this reversal.


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