- Job Macomber was a shoemaker in Taunton Massachusetts in 1749. He is called
"boatman" in 1757 and 1774. He seems to have fallen into financial
difficulties, and various pieces of land owned by him were seized by the
sheriff and sold. He sold his homestead in Taunton, 16 July 1774. He was a
revolutionary war soldier for the town of Warwick, Massachusetts, in 1780. He
enlisted for three years, and several previous enlistments are recorded. He is
called Captain in 1791
On 21 December 1772 Joseph Woodward of Norton relinquished to Samuel Macomber,
Thomas Macomber, and Job Macomber, minors, sons of Job Macomber of Taunton, for
five pounds, his right in dwelling and land lately bought of said Job, in
Taunton, only reserving to said Job the use and improvement of said premises
during his life.
"Macomber Genealogy", 1908, Everett S. Stackpole, p 14, 21.