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Thomas Sawyer

Male 1649 - 1736  (87 years)


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  • Name Thomas Sawyer 
    Born 2 Jul 1649  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • His birth was recorded as 2 (5) 1649.
    Gender Male 
    History 1676 
    After the attack of 1676, he was one of the petitioners to the General Court for relief. 
    Moved to Abt 1677  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Thomas was one of the first settlers to return to Lancaster after the destruction of 1676. 
    Military 1704  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    His house became a garrison and he its commander.  
    History 1705 
    He was captured by Indians in 1705 and was taken to Canada along with his son, Elias, and John Bigelow. Thomas was supposedly tied to a stake for torture when a friar brandished a key and threatened the Indians with opening the door to Purgatory and casting them into the eternal fires. This was probably on request by the French Governor who wished Thomas' skill in building a mill on the Chambly River. There he and his son helped build the first mill in exchange for their freedom. 
    Died 5 Sep 1736  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I965  Roy Family Genealogy | Roy Line, Boudreau Line
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2018 

    Father Thomas Sawyer,   b. 1616, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1706, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary Prescott,   c. 24 Feb 1629/30, Sowerby, Halifax Parish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1716, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 2 Jul 1648  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Family ID F503  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Fairbanks,   b. 9 Dec 1645, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Mar 1671/72, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Married 11 Oct 1670  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Their marriage date was recorded as 11 (8) 1670.
    Children 
     1. Sarah Sawyer,   b. 3 Jan 1671/72, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. Mary Sawyer,   b. 30 Jan 1671/72, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F901  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hannah Lewis,   b. 18 Mar 1648/49, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Before 1718, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 21 Nov 1672  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5
    • Their marriage date was recorded as 21 (9) 1672.
    Children 
     1. Hannah Sawyer,   b. 23 May 1675, Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1765, Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [Birth]
     2. William Sawyer,   b. 2 Feb 1679, Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1740/41, Bolton, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [Birth]
     3. Joseph Sawyer,   b. Abt 1682, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1737, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)  [Birth]
     4. Bezaleel Sawyer,   b. 13 May 1685, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1760, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Elias Sawyer,   b. 1689, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1752, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [Birth]
     6. Sarah Sawyer,   b. Abt 1692, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     7. Josiah Sawyer,   b. Abt 1694, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 18 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F480  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Mary Rice,   b. 4 Sep 1656, Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1733, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 15 Jul 1718  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F510  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Anna,   d. Nov 1753, Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 31 Dec 1733  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F902  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Jul 1649 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Oct 1670 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Nov 1672 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved to - Thomas was one of the first settlers to return to Lancaster after the destruction of 1676. - Abt 1677 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - His house became a garrison and he its commander. - 1704 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Jul 1718 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Dec 1733 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Sep 1736 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S994] Ward, Andrew Henshaw. "Lancaster Records", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume XVI, 1862).

    2. [S1050] Barlow, Claude W. "The Children of Thomas Sawyer of Lancaster" , (New Haven, Connecticut: The American Genealogist, volume 30, 1954).

    3. [S485] Wheeler, Daniel Merrick. The Wheeler Family of Rutland, Mass. and Some of their Ancestors, ( Pittsfield, Massachusetts: by the author, 1924).

    4. [S1048] Potter, Charles Edward. Genealogies of Some Old Families of Concord, Mass. and Their Descendants in Part to the Present Generation, (Boston: Alfred Mudge & Son, 1887).

    5. [S952] Hudson, Charles. History of the Town of Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts from its First Settlement in 1657 to 1861 with a Brief Sketch of the Town of Northborough, (Boston: T.R. Marvin & Son, 1862).