GENEALOGICAL and PERSONAL MEMOIRS
Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts
Prepared under the editorial supervision of William Richard CUTTER, A. M.
Historian of the New England Historic Genealogical Society; Librarian of Woburn Public Library; Author of “The Cutter Family,” “History of Arlington,” “Bibliography of Woburn,” etc., etc.
Volume I.; Illustrated
New York; Lewis Historical Publishing Company; 1908
Richard Dana, the immigrant ancestor, came from England in 1640, and settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He married Anna Bullard, of Cambridge. He died April 2, 1690. He married Anne _____. Children: Anne, Jacob, Joseph, Abigail, Benjamin, mentioned below; Elizabeth, baptized April 27, 1662; Daniel, baptized April 3, 1664.
(II) Benjamin Dana, son of Richard Dana (I), was born February 20, and was baptized April 8, 1660; married, May 24, 1688, Mary Buckminster. He died August 13, 1738.
(III) Captain Benjamin Dana, son of Benjamin Dana (2), was born April 28, 1689; married, July 23, 1724, Anna Francis. He died June 5, 1751.
(IV) Francis Dana, son of Captain Benjamin Dana (3), was born February 6, 1737; married Eleanor Foster, January 14, 1768. He settled in Waitsfield, Vermont, in 1788-9, the first of the family to locate in that town. He died there February, 1813. His daughter Eunice Dana married Enoch Emerson (9). (see Emerson sketch).