Organization of the Descendant Listing
Descendants are numbered and their names listed in accordance with the National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ) standard, sometimes called the "modified register" format. The listing has been generated with the computer assistance of The Master Genealogist software package.
The principal information source for the descendants of John Firmin is the collection of documents, books and research notes in the possession of Thomas D. Furman of Pickens, SC.
Some published and unpublished works of genealogical or historical relevance to John Firmin and his descendants are listed below.
Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995.
Bartlett, J. Gardner. Gregory Stone Genealogy: Ancestry and Descendants of Dea. Gregory Stone of Cambridge, Mass., 1320-1917. The Stone Family Association of 1918. University Microfilms, 1986.
Banks, Charles Edward. The Planters of the Commonwealth. Houghton Miflin Co., 1930.
----. The Winthrop Fleet of 1630: An Account of the Vessels, the Voyage, the Passengers, and their English Homes, from Original Authorities, Houghton Miflin Co., 1930.
Bond, Henry. Genealogies of Families and Descendants of Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1978.
Coldham, Peter Wilson. Complete Book of Emigrants 1607-1660. Genealogical Pub. Co. Reprint Edition, January 1, 1998.
Farmer, John. Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New England. Genealogical Pub. Co., 1969.
Hotten, John Camden. Original Lists of Persons of Quality Who Went from Great Britain to the American Plantations, 1600-1700. Genealogical Publishing Co., 2000.
Pope, Charles Henry. Pioneers of Massachusetts (1620-1650). Genealogical Publishing Co., Reprint Edition, January 1, 1998.
Roberts, Gary Boyd. The English Origins of New England Families from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 3 Volumes. Clearfield Co., June 1984.
Robinson, G. Frederick and Ruth Robinson Wheeler. Great Little Watertown, A Tercentenary History. Published at the request of the Watertown Historical Society, 1930.
Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England. Genealogical Pub. Co., July 1977.
Seversmith, Herbert Furman. Colonial Families of Long Island, New York and Connecticut, 5 Volumes. privately printed, Washington, DC, 1939-58.
Wood Furman Manuscript. Genealogical notes made by Wood Furman (1712-1783) about 1755. These notes were copied by his grandson Wood Furman (1779 - 1840) in 1814 and re-copied by his great-grandson James Lyon Furman (1823 - 1906) in 1843. The recopied notes were in the possession of Mrs. Mary Alice Furman Maxwell of Punta Gorda, FL in the 1950's. Photographs of the recopied notes are in the possession of Thomas DeSaussure Furman.
Notes and Caveats
#1 - John Firmin> (1588 - 1642) immigrated to the Massachusetts colony from England in 1631. He was among the thirty founders of Watertown, MA.
#128 John Hart (1713 - 1779), representing New Jersey, signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776.