John Spofford III was born 24 October 1648 in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts to John Spofford (1612-1678) and Elizabeth Scott (1623-1691) and died 24 April 1697 in Georgetown, Essex County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Sarah Wheeler (1652-1732) 9 March 1675 in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts.

Research Notes

Elizabeth Scott Spoffard gave birth to John Spaford on 24 Oct 1648 in Rowley, Massachusetts.

He married Sarah Wheeler on 9 Mar 1675 in Rowley, Massachusetts. They lived on the family farm on Spofford's Hill (in what is now Georgetown) that his father had originally leased. They had eight children including a son John.

John appears to have been an industrious and thriving farmer. In his will, made about two months ppriorto his death, in August, 1735, he confirms to his sons, Francis, John, and Abner, deeds of lands,--probably farms which he had already given them,--and makes ample provision for his second wife, Sarah, and "our three little sons" .

John died in Georgetown on April 27, 1696-97 aged 48. He was interred in the old cemetery in Bradford, where his gravestone can be seen.

His widow, Sarah Wheeler, married Caleb Hopkinson (1648-1721), Sr., of Bradford (now Groveland) on June 12, 1701, and died Oct. 24, 1732, aged 80. She was buried in Groveland Cemetery.


Offspring of John Spofford III and Sarah Wheeler (1652-1732)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Spofford (1678-1779)
John Spofford (1678-1735)
Jonathan Spofford (1681-1732)
David Spofford (1681-1717)
Martha Spofford (1686-1735) 16 May 1687 Georgetown, Essex County, Massachusetts 26 November 1735 Groveland, Essex County, Massachusetts Caleb Hopkinson (1681-1730)

Ebenezer Spofford (1687-1690)
Nathaniel Spofford (1691-1692)
Sarah Spofford (1693-1760)



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