The Gardner Lineage
Thomas1, the ancestor, a husbandman, was from
Weymouth, Dorsetshire, England, where the Gardners had lived for more than three
centuries. He came to America in the spring of 1624 as superintendent of the
planting of the colony sent out by the Western Adventurers of Dorchester,
England. He was at Cape Ann the following summer and winter with thirteen men
under him. At the close of the year, he was succeeded by Roger Conant, who also
held office only a year when the undertaking was abandoned. Thomas then settled
(1626) at Salem and appears in the earliest records as proprietor. He died in
Thomas2, son of Thomas1, was born in England in 1502 and
died in 1674. He was an eminent merchant of Boston. He married (1) Margaret
______ and (2) Mrs. Damaris Shattuck.
George3, son of Thomas2, was born ______ and died Aug. 20,
1679. He came to Hartford in 1673. He married Elizabeth Orne, who, some claim,
was the widow of his brother, Thomas. She was probably the daughter of Dea. John Orne of Salem, who died in 1685. George was a merchant in Hartford. In his will,
he gives £300 to his daughter, Mrs. Buttolph.
Hannah4 was daughter of George3 and Elizabeth. She married
Lieut. John Buttolph on Oct. 16, 1663.
According to the History of Hartford Co., Ct., in 1671,
Elizabeth Allen of Boston, who was the widow, by second marriage, of Rev.
Samuel Stone (married in 1641). Horace E. Mather, the genealogist, gives the
marriage with Elizabeth Orne. The will of John Orne is printed in the Essex
Coll., IV, p. 68.
The Buttolph Lineage
Free Gardner Genealogy
History of the William Snow and Robert Gardner families
John Ainsworth Dunn, Gardner, Massachusetts
The memoirs of Gen. Joseph Gardner Swift, LL.D., U.S.A., first graduate of the
United States Military Academy, West Point
Thomas Gardner, planter (Cape Ann, 1623-1626, Salem, 1626-1674)