On this date in our family history . . . the 22nd day of July . . . in the year 1693 . . . the death of Robert Eames is recorded in the Vital Records of Boxford . . . which is in Essex County, Massachusetts . . .
Boxford Deaths to the end of the year 1849 (page 221) . . . AMES (see also Eames, Eams), Robart, sen., July 22, 1693. [July 22, 1698, B.C.]
In the year 1899, The Essex Antiquarian, published the following article about Ames Genealogy on page 88 . . .
The name of Ames is also spelled in the Essex county records Aimes, Eames, Eams, Emes, Emms and Ems.
The ancestor of the Essex county family was ROBERT AMES. He lived in Boxford; and was a husbandman. His homestead was an eighth of a mile westerly of the residence of John T. Wood in the West parish. He married Rebecca Blake of Boxford (then Rowley village), one of his nearest neighbors, in 1661. She was condemned as a witch Sept. 17, 1692, but was included in the general reprieve July 22, 1693. He died in Boxford July 22, 1693; and she died May 8, 1721, aged eighty-one.
This Robert Eames is a 9th great-grandpa to the Keeper of this family history blog . . .