1.GEORGE1 PUFFER was born Abt. 1600 in England (Probably)1, and died September 27, 1639 in Braintree, Suffolk Co., MA2.He married WIDOW (PUFFER) Unknown in Unknown. Notes for GEORGE PUFFER: George Puffer, the first of the family in this country, and the pioneer ancestor, lived but a few years after coming to New England, and we know very little about him. He was one of the residents of Boston to whom land was granted at Mount Wollaston, which was afterwards the town of Braintree, now the city of Quincy. The records shows that he was granted twenty acres of landd and that there were five in his family, indicating that he had three children, February 24, 1639. His homestead was located about two miles east of the railroad station of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (formerly the Old Colony Railroad) at Quincy. It is the site of the present Fore River shipyards. In the early records the name is often spelled Poffer. He had sons James and Matthias. The records show that Matthias married Rachel Farnsworth. According to the Farnsworth genealogy and public records, Ruth Farnsworth, born June 3, 1642, married William Puffer. In their accounts of the Puffer family, eitherMr. Appleton or Mr. Nutt, find any further trace of William Puffer. It may still be questioned whether George had a son William. (source: Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts by Charles Nutt, A. B. 1915) More About WIDOW (PUFFER): Fact 1: Her real name is unknown. Children of GEORGE PUFFER and WIDOW (PUFFER) are:
WILLIAM2 PUFFER, b. 1603-1638, Unknown; d. 1616-1719, MA.
Notes for WILLIAM PUFFER: It is debatable whether George Puffer had a son named William. No further information is known for certainty.
JAMES PUFFER, b. Abt. 1624, Probably England; d. July 25, 1692, Braintree, Suffolk Co., MA.
MATTHIAS PUFFER, b. Abt. 1635, England (Probably); d. May 09, 1717, Dorchester, MA.