Waste family history


 From "The Waste Family"

8 Generations


Compiled by Robert W. Waste, 1960

reproduced here as originally written

The First Generation

Charles N. Waste

Charles N. Waste was born on July 5, 1720, in the section of Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts now known as New Bedford. And here he grew up.

It is believed, but yet unproven, that his grandfather was the Bezaleel Waste who sailed from Scotland or England with his brother James to make his home near Portsmouth, New Hampshire in the year 1670.

"My personal belief is that the above two brothers later settled in Massachusetts, as they were both iron workers," wrote 81-year old Thomas Waste, son of Ira Charles Waste, in a letter in Fayette, Iowa to his nephew William H. Waste in 1923. These two brothers probably settled in Bristol County, Mass., because in this State, Charles N. Waste was soon born.

"He was an iron bloomer and owned a foundry," wrote Charles Howard Waste of Jacksonville, Vermont in 1921. "He fell when carrying a bar of iron across a foot-bridge, and was killed."

From two sons, Bezaleel Sr. and Eli, stemmed the two principal branches of the Waste family in America, shown on the official records.

Charles N. Waste died on July 19, 1765, in Plymouth, where he had lived all his life. He died at the age of 45.

At 17 he married DEBORAH WILLIAMSON on November 17, 1737; she was 19. She was born in Plymouth in 1718 and died in Wilmington, Vermont in 1790 at the age of 72. Her parents were George Williamson (b. 1675) and Mary Crisp Williamson (b. 1678) - a family that dates back to the Pilgrims of 1620.

Charles and Deborah Waste had 9 children:

Marcy Waste (1739-17??), wed Consider Crapo.

Hannah Waste (1740-17??), wed Thomas Fuller.

BEZALEEL WASTE, SR. (1742-1818) (Our Line)

Richard Waste (1742-1762), unmarried.

Eli Waste (1746-1833), wed Jemima Babcock; had 7 children.

Sarah Waste (1748-1789), wed Peter Crapo; had 6 children.

Noah Waste (1750-17??), wed Betty Weston.

Nathan Waste (1753-17??), wed Marcy Austines; had son Noah.

Deborah Waste (1757-1792), wed James Blackmer.


Plymouth, Plymouth County, Mass. (pop. 13, 600) lies 37 miles southeast of Boston on Plymouth Bay, an inlet of Cape Cod Bay. It is a summer resort and a top tourist attraction: it manufactures woolen goods and contains many cranberry bogs. It was established in 1620, when the Pilgrims from Plymouth, England arrived here in December aboard the "Mayflower". It is New England's oldest town. White man first saw this hilly area in 1602.


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