posted July 2006, revised Feb 2007
Source: Wellfleet, Massachusetts town records, Volume 1.
The marriages were sequentially listed, with a few exceptions. The text
is transcribed as written, except that I didn't reproduce the
superscripts. Most dates were written with superscripted endings (1st,
2d, 3d, 4th, . . .) , Junior was
often written as junr, Junr, jnr, with
a superscripted flourish for the r, and August was sometimes
written as Augst.
Marriages were officiated by the town minister, Rev Isaiah Lewis, from
1730-1785, except as noted.
Feb 14th 1771. Solomon Covel and Mary Baker both of
Mr Stephen Wing of Harwich and Miss Sarah Pike of Wellfleet were
married by John Greenough Justice of the Peace on the 5th day of March
John Greenough Dist Clk
Mch 4th 1771. Samuel Smith 3d and Susanna Snow both of Wellfleet
April 19th 1771. Oliver Mirick and Khesia Bullard both of Wellfleet
April 16th 1771. Thomas Brown and Mary Hopkins both of
April 23d 1771. John Holbrook and Ruth Hamblen both of Wellfleet
Sept 3d 1771. Benjamin Bullard & Anna Lombard both of Wellfleet
Oct 29 1771. Nehemiah Rich & Margaret Lewis both of Wellfleet
Oct 31st 1771. Eliphalet Holbrook & Mary Covell both of Wellfleet
Nov 4th 1771. Bays Bullard and Hannah Atwood both of Wellfleet.
Nov 5 1771. Jesse Atwood & Hannah Dean both of Wellfleet
Nov 19th 1771. Dea Elisha Holbrook & Priscilla Newcomb both of
Nov 28th 1771 Joseph Wing 3d of Harwich and Martha Brown of Wellfleet
Jan 2d 1772 Joshua Cook & Anna Rider both of Wellfleet
Jan 30th 1772. Barnabus Young jun and Abigail Cole both of Wellfleet.
Feb 6th 1772. Samuel Treat Junr of Truro and Elisabeth Lombard of
Mr Isaac Hopkins of Truro & Miss Lydia Newcomb of Wellfleet were
married Augst 18th 1772 by John Greenough Justice of the Peace.
John Greenough. Dist Clerk.
Mr John Paine of Boston and Miss Hannah Rich of Truro
Augst 27th 1772 by John Greenough Esq.
John Greenough Dist. Clerk
Sept 20th 1772 Mr Jesse Rich of Truro and Mrs Abigail Young of
Wellfleet were married by Rev Isaiah Lewis
Oct 26th 1773. Mr Lewis Cahoon and Mrs Ruth Snow were married by John
Oct 27 1773. Mr Geo Smith and Mrs Rebecca Hamblen were married by John
List of Marriages given in by Rev Isaiah Lewis
Pastor of the church of Christ in Wellfleet
March 3d 1772. William Chipman & Betty Mayo both of Wellfleet.
April 13 1772. Jonathan Rich junr of Truro and Ann Hamblin of Wellfleet.
April 14th 1772. Joseph Snow & Sarah Hamblen both of Wellfleet.
Oct 22d 1772. John Rich & Mercy Chipman both of Wellfleet.
Nov 9th 1772. James Rich of Truro & Elisabeth Hatch of Wellfleet.
Dec 30th 1772. Collier Snow of Eastham and Hannah King jun of Wellfleet
Jan 3d 1773. John Gill and Wid Hannah Mayo both of Wellfleet.
Simeon Newcomb junr and Ruth Stubbs both of Wellfleet
were married Oct
Simon Newcomb Tertius and Sarah Hopkins both of Wellfleet were married
Feb 17th 1773.
Ephraim Smith and Elisabrth Harding both of Wellfleet were married
March 4th 1773.
Joseph Newcomb of Chatham and Phebe Pierce of Wellfleet were married
March 16th 1773.
Solomon Higgins and Abigail Perce both of Wellfleet were mmarried Oct
Reuben Arey and Elisabeth Smith both of Wellfleet were married October
Nathaniel Atwood and Content Coombs both of Wellfleet were married Nov
Benjamin Baker of Barnstable and Martha Atwood of Wellfleet were
married Dec 16 1773.
John Atwood and Rebecca Walker both of Wellfleet were married Feb 16
The foregoing list was returned by Rev Isaiah Lewis
Feb 26 1774 and Recorded by John Greenough Dist Clk
A list of marriages by the Rev Isaiah Lewis.
Joshua Young junr and Widow Lucia Higgins were married March 10th 1774.
Thomas Paine of Truro and Wid Anna Cook of Wellfleet were married April
James Hutten and Elisabeth Atwood both of Wellfleet
were married April
Asa Cobb of Truro and Lydia Walker of Wellfleet were married May 19th
Abner Howes and Elisabeth Lewis of Wellfleet were married July 3d 1774.
Uriah Atkins and Deborah Atwood both of Wellfleet were married Augst 4.
Samuel Watts and Zibia Wiley both of Wellfleet were married Octo 20th
Jacob Higgins and Mercy Holbrook both of Wellfleet were married Octo 20
Samuel Paine junr of Harwich and Rachel Maker of Wellfleet were married
Oct 20th 1774.
Stephen Atwood and Sarah Atwood both of Wellfleet were married Nov 3d
David Cobb of Barnstable and Lucia Bickford of Wellfleet were married
Nov 16th 1774.
Moses Young and Thankful Bickford both of Wellfleet were married Jan
Joseph Snow and Rebecca Young both of Wellfleet were married Feb 9th
Benjamin Higgins junr of Eastham and Jerusha Newcomb of Wellfleet were
married Feb 9 1775.
William Brackett & Sarah Hopkins both of Wellfleet were married Mch
Thomas Black and Deborah Young both of Wellfleet were
married March 23d
Archelus Smith of Wellfleet and Sarah Doane Hopkins of Truro were
Married April 20th 1775.
William Withrell and Wid Ruth Smith both of Wellfleet were married June
Capt Ephraim Covell and Sarah Vickery both of Wellfleet were married
July 13th 1775.
James Newcomb and Tabitha Nickerson both of Wellfleet were married Sept
Joseph Cable alias "Kepple" and Ruhamah George both of Wellfleet were
married Sept 7th 1775
John Withrell and Zubah Gross both of Wellfleet were married Oct 12th
Elisha Doane junr and Hannah Green (daughter of the Rev Jos Green of
Yarmouth) both of Wellfleet were married Nov 28th 1775.
Stephen King and Joanna Atwood both of Wellfleet were married Dec 14th
Robert Kemp and Anna Paine both of Wellfleet were married Dec 19th 1775