Hezekiah Usher

M, b. 1615, d. 14 May 1676
     Hezekiah was born in 1615 in Bednall Green, London, County Middlesex, England. Hezekiah married 2nd Elizabeth Symmes, daughter of Reverend Zachariah Symmes and Sarah Baker, on 2 November 1652 in Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was first married to Frances who died April 25, 1652.1,2 Hezekiah and Elizabeth had children: Hannah [12/29/1653-7/24/1654] & Zachariah [12/26/1654-8/23/1656].2 He was a prominent merchant of Boston and one of the original members of the Old South Church. He was the first publisher and book seller in the colonies. He married for a third time to Mary Alford.2 Hezekiah made his will on 11 May 1676. Hezekiah departed this life on Thursday, 14 May 1676 in Boston at age 61 years.2 He was buried there at Boston in King's Chapel Burying Ground.3 His will was probated on 19 May 1676.


Elizabeth Symmes b. c 1 Jan 1630


  1. [S1351] John Wight, Brief Memoirs and Notices of Prince's Subscribers, page 135.
  2. [S127] John Adams Vinton, The Symmes Memorial: Biographical Sketch of Rev. Zechariah Symmes, Minister of Charlestown, 1634-1671, With the Genealogy & Brief Memoirs of Some of His Descendants: also embracing notices of many of the name, both in Europe & America, not connected with the family: and an autobiography., page 25.
  3. [S953] Find a grave: Hezekiah Usher - [1616-1676] - Buried at Kings Chapel Burying Ground. - www.findagrave.com.