John Daggett1

ID# 958, (1662-1724)
5th great-grandfather of June Hall
Ancestors of June Hall West
     John Daggett was born on 7 September 1662 in Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts. He was the son of Thomas Doggett and Hannah Mayhew. He married Sarah Pease, daughter of John Pease and Mary Browning, in January 1684/85 in Edgartown, Massachusetts.2 He died on 7 September 1724 in Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts, at age 62. He was buried in Old Hatch Burying Ground, Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

"John Daggett must had a rather remarkable impact on the community of Attleborough. Through his son Ebenezer, he was the father of a number of influential and important Daggett's in the history of Massachusetts and Connecticut, including a president of Yale University, Napthali Daggett, who led a contingent of students against the British when they invaded New Haven during the American Revolution. Another descendant, bearing his ancestor's name John, wrote a historical sketch of Attleborough in 1894.

"Deacon John was born and raised in Edgartown before moving to Chilmark to try his hand at tanning. In 1711 he sold his land there and moved to the mainland near the homelands of his uncle with the purchase of 200 acres of land on the main highway between Providence and Boston. That purchase also must have included the 'Old Garrison House' - an inn and tavern that had been garrisoned with troops during King Phillips War and was a familiar stopping point on that well travelled road. Deacon John sold the inn in 1722 and the building continued to stand until 1806 - 136 years from the time it was built about 1670. He died two years after retiring as its innkeeper. He was 62."2
Last Edited=25 Nov 2008

Child of John Daggett and Sarah Pease


  1. [S33] The Pease Family, online (…).
  2. [S31] The Wall Family Website, online (