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William Sawyer

Male 1656 - 1718  (62 years)


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  • Name William Sawyer 
    Born 1 Feb 1655/56  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Living 1671  Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Military 6 Aug 1675  [1, 2, 3, 4, 6
    He was impressed into service in the expedition against the Narragansett Indians. He was under the command of Major Samuel Appleton. He was still on duty in December. His son Francis, received a grant of land in Narraganset Township, now Buxton, Maine, for his father's service. 
    Religion 1706  Wells, York County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    He helped organize the First Church of Wells 
    Office Held 1707  [1, 3, 4, 6
    He was a Representative to the Massachusetts General Court. He served again in 1716 and 1717. 
    Will 4 Jun 1718  Wells, York County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Died 7 Jun 1718  Wells, York County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 6
    Probate/Proved 1 Jul 1719  Wells, York County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Buried
    • His gravestone reads:
      Here lies ye body of
      Mr William Sawyer
      aged abot 62 years
      Died June ye 7th 1718
    Person ID I858  Roy Family Genealogy | Roy Line
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2018 

    Father William Sawyer,   b. Abt 1613, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1702 to 1703, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Ruth Bitfield,   b. Abt 1623, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt May 1693, Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1644  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 7, 9
    Family ID F99  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Littlefield,   b. 16 Nov 1650, Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1734/35, Wells, York County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 2 Nov 1677  Wells, York County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 10
    Children 
     1. Joseph Sawyer,   b. 14 Aug 1678, Wells, York County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1703, Wells, York County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)  [Birth]
     2. Francis Sawyer,   b. 6 Mar 1681, Wells, York County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1756, Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Daniel Sawyer,   b. 26 May 1683, Wells, York County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1717, Wells, York County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)  [Birth]
     4. Hannah Sawyer,   b. 9 Apr 1685, Wells, York County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     5. Ruth Sawyer,   b. 26 May 1687, Wells, York County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F452  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Feb 1655/56 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - 1671 - Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Nov 1677 - Wells, York County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - He helped organize the First Church of Wells - 1706 - Wells, York County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 4 Jun 1718 - Wells, York County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Jun 1718 - Wells, York County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate/Proved - 1 Jul 1719 - Wells, York County, Maine Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S814] Sawyer, Eleanor Grace. Sawyer Families of New England 1636-1900 , (Camden, Maine: Penobscot Press, 1995).

    2. [S829] Underhill, Lora Altine Woodbury. Descendants of Edward Small of New England. Volume 1 , (New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1934).

    3. [S811] Appleton, William S. "Family of William Sawyer of Newbury", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume XXVIII, 1874).

    4. [S812] Appleton, William S. Some Descendants of William Sawyer of Newbury, Mass., (Boston: David Clapp & Son, 1891).

    5. [S830] Sawyier, Nathaniel. A Genealogy of Some of the Descendants of William Sawyer of Newbury, Mass, (Manchester, New Hampshire: William E. Moore, 1889).

    6. [S645] Hoyt, David W. The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts, with some Related Families of Newbury, Haverhill, Ipswich, and Hampton volume II, Reprint 1902, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1982).

    7. [S813] Currier, Richard Sawyer. Genealogical History of the Currier Family , (Montpelier, Vermont: Capital City Press, 1935).

    8. [S646] Hoyt, David W. The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts, with some Related Families of Newbury, Haverhill, Ipswich, and Hampton volume III, Reprint 1916, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1982).

    9. [S831] Bouley, Charles Henry. Biographical Sketches of the Pioneer Settlers of New England and Their Descendants in Worcester, Massachusetts, (Barre, Massachusetts: Barre Publishers, 1964).

    10. [S793] Norris, D.W. and H.A. Feldman. The Wells Family , (Milwaukee: Cramer-Krasselt Company, 1942).