Ephraim HIX III
Mary Marcie GALUSHA


Husband:  Ephraim HIX III
Birth:  28 May 1714, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts 
Death:  1801, Richmond, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire
Burial:  1801, John Cass Cemetery, Richmond, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire 
Father:  Ephraim HIX II
Mother:  Sarah KINGSLEY

Marriage:   14 Feb 1735, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts 

Wife:  Mary Marcie GALUSHA
Birth:   1717,  Massachusetts 
Death:   1791, Richmond, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire 
Burial:   1791, John Cass Cemetery, Richmond, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire 
Father:   Jacob GALUSHA 
Mother:   Sarah READ 

Children:
1. Ephraim HICKS IV, b: abt 1737, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts
2. Lydia HIX, b: abt 1758, Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts
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Notes:
Ephraim and Mary lived in Rehoboth, Massachusetts until about 1775, when he sold his land and moved to Richmond, New Hampshire

This Ephraim called himself Ephraim Jr. and called his son Ephraim III.  It seems that his grandfather, Ephraim, who was actually Ephraim Sr., was deceased and, in their minds, they all moved up a notch, making the original Ephraim Jr., the new Ephraim Sr.  In order to distinguish which one was which, it can be shown that their signatures can place them in the appropriate line.  The original Ephraim Sr. (born about 1665) signed by mark; Ephraim Jr. (born about 1687) signed his name; this Ephraim (the III, born in 1714) signed by mark; and his son, Ephraim IV signed his name.

Various records show the surname spelled Hicks.

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Sources:
1) Birth - Husband: Rehoboth, Massachusetts Vital Records, Births - Book 2, Page 14
2) Marriage: Rehoboth, Massachusetts Vital Records, Marriages