The Driver Family: A Genealogical Memoir of the Descendants of Robert and Phebe Driver, of Lynn, Mass. With an Appendix, Containing Twenty-three Allied Families. 1592-1887

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author, 1889 - Lynn (Mass.) - 531 pages
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Robert Driver was born in England, ca. 1592. He and his wife, Phebe, immigrated to America and settled at Lynn, Massachusetts, ca. 1630. They were the parents of five children, born ca. 1631-ca. 1637. Descendants lived in Massachusetts and elsewhere.

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Page 257 - God: therefore calling to Mind the Mortality of my Body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament...
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