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," "Bibloigraphy Of Woburn," Etc. Etc.
New York Lewis Historical Publishing Company
[Transcribed by Coralynn Brown]
One of the most recent of several contributors of Sargent genealogy to the archives of New England introduces his work to the public with extended allusion to his experience in assembling data in relation to the different branches of the Sargent family in America; and as a result of his investigation in that directions it was discovered that not less than four apparently separate branches traced their ancestry to an immigrant William, of English birth and parentage, who came to this country previous to 1700. In the work referred to the author mentions a William Sargent of Ipswich, 1633; William Sargent of Charlestown, 1638; William Sargent of Gloucester, 1649; and William Sargent of Gloucester, 1678. Besides these the writer found several other progenitors of what apeared to be distinct branches of the Sargent family, although it is quite probable that some of them were related.
The Sargent family treated here is that which claims William Sargent (2nd) as its immigrant ancestor, whose arrival in the shores of New England was of a later date than that of the others of his christian name, but it is doubtful if any predecessor William was progenitor of a more numberous line of descendants, and it may be said with some degree of pride that none of the Sargent immigrant ancestors of whatever christian name has given to the country a more worthy line of descendants in generation after generation, more men of character, high aspirations and honorable achievement, than William Sargent 2d of Gloucester, who first appears in New England history as a settler on Cape Ann in the year 1678.
One of the most eminent authorities on the English ancestry of the American Sargents has proclaimed that the family cannot lay claim to descent from royalty, but in the ramifications of the surname through chaning centuries back to a time antedating the christian era more than seven hundred years, the name in some form has been known in history, and if we accept the conclusions of patient investigators of the origin of English patronymics, Sargent may be said to have evolved from the root Sargon through a prolonged series of perhaps more than fifty variations to its now recognized orthographical construction. Sargent as a distinct English name has been known in the British realm for at least four hundred years, and in New England colonial history by reason of imperfect knowledge of the art of spelling it has appeared in town and parish records as Sergient, Serviens, Serant, Sargeant and Sargent.
(I) William Sargent, founder of the particular branch of the family treated in this place, was born in Exeter, England, 1610, and is said to have gone with his father to Barbadoes when he was quite young, and was reared there. He returned to England and there, contrary to parental injunction, married Mary Epes, "who stole away from her home in the habit of a milkmaid to become his wife." They left England and went to Bridgeton, Barbadoes, where their son William was educated. Such is the tradition, not vague, but sufficiently grounded to be accepted as truth. Of the family life and antecedents of the elder William Sargent little is known except as is disclosed in the story here given, and well directed efforts to connect him with others of the same surname in England have thus far been unsuccessful.
(II) William Sargent, born in Exeter, England. (Babson's "Gloucester" says Bristol) is mentioned in early Gloucester records as William Sargent (2d) in order to distinguish him from another of the same name who had preceded him on Capt Ann, but with whom he was in no wise related. He appears in Glouceste in 1678, and received a grant of two acres of land on Eastern Point, where he built a house. He was a mariner, and owned a sloop, and it is believed that he engaged in coast trading rather than in the fisheries. The manner and date of his death are not known, and Mr. Babson inclines to the opinion that he was lost at sea, sometime previous to January, 1707, as in the settlement of his estate no charges are made for sickness or burial expense; nor do the town or church records give account of his death and there is no mark in the old family tomb to indicate that his body was given a final resting place there; and it is therefore safe to assume with Mr. Babson that William Sargent "lies in the deep bosom of the ocean buried."
William Sargent married, June 21, 1678, Mary DUNCAN, daughter of Peter Duncan, of Dorchester, who was a member of the artillery company of that town in 1654, and removed from thence to Gloucester. His wife was Mary Epes, daughter of Martha Epes, second or third wife of Samuel Symonds, Esq., of Ipswich. Peter Duncan was a son of Nathaniel Duncan, Dorchester, 1630, who came from England in the "Mary and John" with other first settlers of Dorchester. He was made freeman 1635, member of the artillery company 1638, a captain, auditor-general, and is represented as being "skillful in the Latin and French." His wife was Elizabeth.
William Sargent and Mary Duncan had fifteen children:
Fitz William, born 1679, died 1700.
Peter, born 1680, died Feb. 11, 1725.
Mary, born 1681.
Andrew, born 1683.
Daniel, born 1686, became a blacksmith, was killed by lightning July 21, 1713.
Jordan, born 1688, died 1689.
Epes, born 1690.
Ann, born 1692.
Samuel, born 1694, died 1699.
Fitz John, born 1696, died 1698.
Machani, born and died 1699.
Jabez, born and died 1700.
Fitz William, born 1701.
Winthrop, born 1704.
(III) Colonel Epes Sargent, seventh child of William Sargent (2) and wife Mary Duncan, born in Gloucester, 1690, died in Salem, Mass., Dec. 6, 1762. He was a man of much prominence in his day, a successful merchant, and acquired considerable property in the pursuits of trade. He was the principal magistrate of the town several years, and its representative in the general court of Mass. in 1744.
After his second marriage he removed to Salem, where he took an active part in public affairs, was colonel of the militia, and for many years a justice of the general sessions of the court; and above all else he was an upright, earnest and conscientious christian man. After his death his remains were carried back to Gloucester and given a final resting place in the family tomb in the churchyard.
Colonel Sargent married, first, April 1, 1720, Esther MACCARTY, born July 1, 1701, died July 1, 1743. daughter of Florence Mccarty by his second wife Elizabeth. Florence Maccarty, Boston, butcher, was one of the founders of the first Protestant Episcopal society in New England.
Colonel Sargent married second, Aug. 10, 1744, Catherine Brown, of Salem, widow of Samuel Brown, and daughter of John Winthrop, granddaughter of Waitstill Winthrop and great-granddaughter of John (known as Fitz John) Winthrop, governor of Connecticut. Governor Fitz John Winthrop was a son of Governor John Winthrop of Connecticut, and the latter was a son of John Winthrop, governor of Massachusetts. Catherine Winthrop Brown also was a granddaughter of Governor Dudley of Massachusetts colony.
Colonel Epes Sargent had in all sixteen children:
Epes, born 1721.
Esther, born 1722.
James, born 1726, died 1727.
Winthrop, born 1727.
Sarah, born 1729.
Daniel, born 1731.
William, born 1734.
Benjamin, born 1736.
Thomas, whose name is given among the children of the first marriage, but of whom we have no reliable account.
Children of 2d marriage:
Paul Dudley, John, Catherine, Ann and Mary.
Among the sons of Colonel Epes Sargent were men of the highest character, and some of them attained to positions of distinguished prominence in the early history of Massachusetts, and although one of them case his fortunes with the British cause during the revolution he did not sacrifice anything of his high character by reason of his unfortunate choice.
(IV) Epes Sargent, eldest son of Colonel Epes Sargent, born in Gloucester, 1721, died of smallpox 1779.
He married, 1745, Catherine, daughter of Hon. John Osborn, of Boston. She died Feb. 7, 1788, and in an obituray notice of her in a Salem paper she is described as "an elegant and accomplished woman."
Early in life Epes Sargent engaged in mercantile pursuits, and only a few years before the beginning of the revolution he owned ten vessels which were employed in the fisheries and foreign commerce. His trade was very extensive, but the total suspension of business on account of the war with the mother country caused him heavy lossses and the consequent impairment of his large fortune; and most unfortunately for himself Mr. Sargent had cast his political fortunes with Great Britain, and this alone meant financial disaster as well as personal unpopularity among the loyal Americans on Cape Ann. Finding himself at length an object of reproach among his townsmen of Gloucester, and having been summoned to appear before them in public to give account of himself, he quit that town and went to Boston, where even greater indignities were put upon him. He then determined to live in Halfax, Nova Scotia, but soon changed his purpose and returned to his old home in Gloucester. Here again his misfortunes were increased by reason of his espousal of the then unpopular doctrines preached by Rev. John Murray, and the warm welcome he extended that noted divine. As Babson says; "His whole life had exhibited the proper fruits of the christian spirit and he had sat for many years at the table of the Lord in affectionate communion and enitre unity of religious sentiment with his brethern of the christian faith; but these now coldly turned from him, and son, with fortune wasted and friendships broken up, he 'endured as seeing Him who is invisible,' and rich in faith and the memories of a just and pure life passed awy to the tomb."
(IV) Daniel Sargent, son of Colonel Epes Sargent and his first wife, Esther Mccarty, born in Gloucester, 1731, died in Boston Feb. 18, 1806. He was engaged in the fishing business and in foreign trade until about the beginning of the revolution, when he went to Newburyport and from thence to Boston and became a successful merchant of that city.
Four of his six sons became prominent men:
1. Daniel, the eldest son, was a Boston merchant and at one time was treasurer of the commonwealth of Massachusetts. During the latter part of his life he caused a substiantial wall and iron gate to be placed at the entrance of the ancient burial place in Gloucester, which contains the Sargent family tomb. He died in Boston, April 3, 1842.
2. Ignatius Sargent, another son of Daniel, carried on mercantile business in Gloucester until about 1800, when he went to live in Boston, and died there in 1821. While in Gloucester he took an active interest in military affairs and held a commission as major of militia.
3. Henry Sargent, another son of Daniel, was a painter of national fame, and one of his best productions, "Landing of the Pilgrims," was presented by him to the Pilgrim Society of Plymouth.
(IV) Paul Dudley Sargent, son of Colonel Epes Sargent and his second wife, Catherine Winthrop Brown, was born in Gloucester in 1745, and during the revolutionary war took an active part on the side of the American colonies. He attained the rank and commission of colonel and was a valuable officer. After the war he engaged in commercial pursuits, but appears to have been unsuccessful and finally retired to a farm in Sullivan, Maine. He represented that town in the general court and also held a number of offices under the state and federal governments.
(IV) John Sargent, youngest son of Colonel Epes Sargent, followed the example of his eldest brother in taking sides with the British, but finding himself in disfavor with the great majority of the settlers on Cape Ann prudently betook himself to the more friendly associations of the town of Barrington in Nova Scotia.
(IV) Winthrop Sargent, fourth son of Colonel Epes Sargent and Esther Mccarty, his first wife, born in Gloucester, March 6, 1727, died there Dec. 3, 1793. He was a seafaring man, and was given command of a vessel when quite young; but soon left the sea and engaged in mercantile pursuits until the time of his death. He was a patriot of the revolution, one of the committee of safety in 1775, and government agent on Cape Ann throughout the period of the war. In 1778 he was a delegate to the state convention assembled for the purpose of ratifying the federal consitution.
In Gloucester he was one of the first followers of Rev. John Murray, and remained as long as he lived one of his warmest friends and supporters. His general character was that of an intelligent and benevolent man and one whose qualities of head and heart secured to him the respect of all with whom he became acquainted.
He married Judith SAUNDERS (sometimes given as Sanders), born in Gloucester, Sept. 25, 1731, died July 1, 1793, daughter of Thomas and Judith (Robinson) Saunders, daughter of Captain Andrew Robinson, of Gloucester. In 1725 Thomas Saunders was lieutenant (mate) of the sloop "Merry Making," and passed much of his life in the service of the province and the government as commander of a vessel. On one of his voyages he was made prisoner by the French and Indians, but soon succeeded in making his escape, taking away with him at the same time a bag containing about $200 of the enemy's gold. He was a son of Thomas Saunders, who first appears in Cape Ann history in 1702, and in 1704 had of his commoners an acre of land between the head of the harbor and Cripple cove. In 1706 he was granted a piece of flat land on the shore, where he carried on an extensive business in building vessels. In 1725 he was commander of the sloop "Merry Making," of which his son Thomas was mate.
Winthrop and Judith (Saunders) Sargent had children:
1. Judith, born May 5, 1751, died 1821; married first, Oct. 3, 1769, John Stevens, who died March 8, 1786; second, John Murray, and by him had daughter, Julia Maria Murray, married Adam Louis Benjamin, and had children Charlotte and Louis.
2. Winthrop, born May 1, 1753, died in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 3, 1820; married first, in Ohio, a daughter of General Tupper; second, Oct., 1798, Mary Williams, who died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jan. 9, 1844, widow of David Williams, a Mississippi planter. Children: Winthrop Fitz William, died young; George Washington, married Margaret Percey.
3. Esther, born 1755; married John Stevens Ellery; had John Stevens Ellery and Sarah Ellery; the latter of whom became the wife of Ignatius Sergent.
4. Catherine, born March 24, 1757, died April 24, 1757.
5. Catherine, born July 5, 1758, died June 15, 1759.
6. Sarah, born July 12, 1765, died Sept. 6, 1766.
7. Fitz William, born Aug. 14, 1768, died Oct. 6, 1822; married Sept. 3, 1789, Anna Parsons.
8. Sarah, born Dec. 3, 1771, died Oct. 5, 1775.
(V) General Winthrop Sargent, eldest son of Winthrop and Judith (Saunders) Sargent, was a character of almost national importance during the revolution and the several years next following when a serious Indian uprising on the western frontier called for summary action on the part of the federal government.
When the revolution began he was on a voyage to the West Indies in one of his father's trading vessels, and immediately after his return to Gloucester he entered the service and was placed in command of a company in Colonel Crane's regiment of artillery. He was with Washington at the battles of Trenton and Brandywine, later was aide to General Howe in the Carolinas, and by reason of his service was commissioned major. After the close of the war he was commissioned adjutant-general, and took part in the western expedition against the Indians who declared war under the leadership of Pontiac. Subsequently he was made secretary and acting governor of the northwest territory, and still later took up his residence near Natchez, Mississippi, where he built a mansion house and named the locality Gloster place, in allusion to his own native town on Cape Ann.
In 1796 General Winthrop was appointed governor of Mississippi, and continued in that office about five years, when with a change in the national administration he was deposed for purely political reasons; but he kept his residence at Gloster place until his death.
(V) Fitz William Sargent, youngest son of Winthrop and Judith (Saunders) Sargent, engaged in mercantile pursuits in Gloucester, and lived a quiet business life. He was a prudent man in his business and domestic affairs, his efforts being rewarded with a competency, but for many years he suffered with a rheumatic affliction which caused his death, Oct. 6, 1822.
He married, Sept. 3, 1789, Anna, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Parsons, and a descendant of one of the oldest colonial families of New England. She died Aug. 5, 1860.
1. Anna Maria, born July 11, 1790, died Aug. 27, 1794.
2. Winthrop, born Jan. 20, 1792.
3. Sarah, born Sept. 24, 1793, died Oct. 20, 1883; married Jan. 2, 1817, Rev. Samuel WORCESTER, b. Thornton, N. H., Aug.3 1, 1793, son of Rev. Noah Worcester, D. D. and his first wife, Hannah Brown. Rev. Samuel Worcester removed with his father to Brighton, Mass., received his license to preach in 1819, and was employed in teaching and preaching in Newton and Boston, Mass., Natchez, Miss., Gloucester and Cambridge, Mass., until 1834, when he became settled pastor of the New Jerusalem church in Bridgewater, Mass. He died there Dec. 25, 1844. He published several valuable books for use in schools. By his wife Sarah Sargent he had nine children: Anna, b. Nov. 5, 1817, d. March 21, 1835; Fitz William Sargent, b. in Natchez, Miss., Dec. 18, 1819, d. in E. Bridgewater, Mass. Jan. 7, 1855; Sarah Parsons, b. Dec. 22, 1821, m. June 15, 1845, Charles J. Doughty of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Samuel Howard, b. Gloucester, Mass., Feb. 15, 1824; Francis, b. Dec. 5, 1825, m. Oct. 20, 1846, Abby Kieth; Ellen Gorham, b. Jan. 20, 1828, d. Dec. 11, 1832; Edward, b. Jan. 28, 1830; Theodore Parsons, b. Aug. 7, 1832, d. Aug. 30, 1840; Emma, b. March 22, 1836, m. Oct., 1853, Dr. John Turner. Of these children the Rev. Samuel Howard Worcester, b. Feb. 6, 1824, received his education in Brown Univ., afterward became principal of the academy in Framingham, Mass., and was ordained pastor of the New Jerusalem church, Baltimore, Maryland, Aug. 28, 1851. He married first, Sept. 22, 1844, Jane Ames Washburn, b. March 9, 1821, d. Dec. 7, 1854, dau. of Calvin Washburn of Bridgewater, Mass; married second, Oct. 11, 1855, Elizabeth Ann, daughter of Townsend Scott, of Baltimore, Maryland, and his wife Elizabeth Bullock Stockton, of Burlington township, New Jersey.
Six children were born of his first marriage.
Emma Worcester, born Jan. 25, 1861, dau. of Rev. Samuel Howard Worcester and Elizabeth Ann Scott, his second wife, married Oct. 20, 1886, Winthrop Sargent, son of Dr. Winthrop Sargent and Elizabeth Browne, and grandson of Winthrop Sargent and Emily Haskell.
3. Judith, born April 12, 1795; married first, Nov. 27, 1817, David Williams, who died in May, 1821; second, May 6, 1824, David Worcester, who died July 25, 1845.
4. Juliana, born March 27, 1797, died April 5, 1842; married, Dec. 19, 1820, Edward B. Babbitt.
5. Fitz William, born Dec. 18, 1799, died Oct. 23, 1818.
6. Thomas Parsons, born Sept. 24, died Sept. 26, 1801.
7. Mary, born July 4, 1806, died aged ninety-two years.
(VI) Winthrop Sargent, eldest son of Fitz William and Anna (Parsons) Sargent, was known as "the Gloucester merchant," having succeeded his father in business and continued it until 1829, when he removed with his family to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was representative from Gloucester to the general court in 1823, but otherwise does not appear to have taken a prominent part in public affairs. In Philadelphia he became actively indentified with the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, and devoted his attention closely to the work of that organization and also to church work in general. He continued to live in Philadelphia until his death, except during a few years which were spent in Byfield parish, Newbury, Mass., at the home of his son, Gorham Parsons Sargent.
On May 17, 1814, Winthrop Sargent married Emily Haskell, of Gloucester, a descendant of William Haskell, who was born in England in 1617, and came to New England as early as 1637 with his elder brother Roger and his younger brother Mark, and settled in that part of Salem which is now Beverly.
Winthrop Sargent and Emily Haskell had eight children:
1. Anna Maria, born June 6, 1815; married Nov. 22, 1848, Moses Allen Low: children: Eliza, b. Jan. 24, 1850; Lucy, July 21, 1851; Winthrop Sargent, May 20, 1853; David Low, April 5, 1855; Anna Sargent, Nov. 11, 1858.
2. Emily, born April 6, 1817; married Sept. 19, 1841, Henry Pleasants; had: Mary Haskell, b. Aug. 2, 1842, d. Sept. 10, 1843; Israel, b. Oct. 2, 1843, d. Nov. 27, 1847; Emily Sargent, b. Sept. 15, 1845; Sally, b. Dec. 30, 1848; Elizabeth Byrd, b. July 10, 1851; Henry, b. Sept. 12, 1853.
3. Fitz William, born Jan. 119, 1820; married Nov. 27, 1850, Mary Newbold Singer, had: Mary Newbold, b. May 3, 1852, d. July, 1853; John Singer, b. Jan. 12, 1856; Emily, b. Jan. 29, 1857; Mary Winthrop, b. 1865.
4. Winthrop, born July 8, 1822.
5. Henry, born June 2, 1825; married Oct., 1864, Sophie H. Malin.
6. John Haskell, b. Feb. 8, 1828; married June 2, 1853, Frances Eugenia Hall.
7. Thomas Parsons, b. July 19, 1830; married Dec. 13, 1854, Jane Elizabeth Goodall.
8. Gorham Parsons, b. Dec. 10, 1834; married Jan., 1865, Caroline B. Montmellin.
(VII) Dr. Winthrop Sargent, second son and fourth child of Winthrop and Emily (Haskell) Sargent, was born in Gloucester, Mass., July 8, 1822, and died in Roxbury, Boston, Mass. His literary education was acquired at Dartmouth College, where he graduated A. B., and he was educated in medicine in the medical deparatment of the University of Pennsylvania, graduating M. D. in 1847. He practiced several years in Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, and in 1855 located in Philadelphia, and afterward lived in that city, practicing general medicine and minor surgery, and he ranked with the ablest and most successful men of his profession in Philadelphia, a city long noted as a center of medical learning and the home of medical men of eminent distriction.
In 1862 Dr. Sargent was surgeon-in-chief of the United States Military Hospital at Kingsessing, and later on during the period of the war was a contract army surgeon. He was a familiar figure in all medical circles during the thirty years of his active practice in Philadelphia, and held membership in various professional organizations: member of the American Medical Association; the Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania, its recording and also its corresponding secretary; one of the founders, ex-secretary and ex-president of the Philadelphia County Medical Society; and fellow of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Philadelphia. For six years he was a school director in Philadelphia.
Dr. Sargent married first, in Philadelphia, Nov. 26, 1847, Elizabeth Browne, the mother of all his children. She died April 25, 1864, and he married second, Anna Combe, daughter of William W. and Jane Caldwell, of Newburyport, Mass.
1. Samuel Browne, born Dec. 13, 1848.
2. Winthrop, born Aug. 18, 1853.
3. Jane Tunis, born Jan. 28, 1856.
4. Fitz William, born Jan. 4, 1859.
5. Katie, born May 15, died May 25, 1862.
6. Elizabeth, born Oct. 26, 1863.
(VIII) Winthrop Sargent, second son and child of Dr. Winthrop and Elizabeth (Browne) Sargent, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Aug. 18, 1853, and now lives in Haverford, a suburb of Philadelphia, maintaining a summer residence at Bass Rocks, Gloucester, the ancient seat of his ancestors in New England.
He has engaged in various enterprises, the iron and steel business, and also has been connected with the office force of the Pennsylavnia Railroad Company in Philadelphia.
Mr. Sargent married Oct. 20, 1886, Emma Worcester, born Jan. 25, 1861, daughter of Rev. Samuel Howard Worcester and Elizabeth Ann Scott, his second wife, and granddaughter of Rev. Samuel Worcester and Sarah Sargent.
Winthrop Sargent and Emma Worcester have children:
1. Winthrop, born Aug. 21, 1887; graduated from Haverhill (Penn.) College, 1908, with highest honors; is attending Harvard University as a post-graduate student.
2. Samuel Worcester, born April 13, 1889; is a student at Harvard University.
3. Gorham Parsons, born Aug. 18, 1891.
4. Fitz William, born Oct. 10, 1892.
5. Richard Milne, born Jan. 6, 1899, died Jan. 9, same year.
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(III) Thomas Sargent, son of Thomas and Rachel (Barnes) Sargent, born Amesbury, Mass., Nov. 15, 1676, died there May 1, 1719. He was a substantial farmer, and like his father took considerable interest in town affairs.
On Dec. 17, 1702, he married Mary Stevens, born 1680, died May 24, 1766, having survived him more than forty-five years.
Children, born in Amesbury:
1. Christopher, born Aug. 4, 1704, died March 20, 1790; married Jan. 22, 1730, Susanna Peasleye, of Haverhill.
2. Mary, born May 12, 1706, died young.
3. Moses, born Aug. 21, 1707, see forward.
4. Stephen, born Sept. 14, 1710, died Oct. 2, 1773; married Sept. 26, 1730, Judith Ordway.
5. Mehitable, born June 26, 1712, date of death unknown.
6. Mary, born May 21, 1714, date of death unknown.
(IV) Moses Sargent, second son and third child of Thomas and Mary (Stevens) Sargent, born Amesbury, Mass., Aug. 21, 1707, died there July 24, 1756, and is buried there. His will was probated at Salem in 1756. By occupation he was a farmer.
He married Aug. 14, 1727, Sarah Bagley, of Amesbury, where she was born in 1708, died March 16, 1801, and is also buried there.
Children, b. in Amesbury:
1. Orlando, born April 21, 1728, see forward.
2. Mary, born March 3, 1730, married May 10, 1750, Ezekiel Hale, of Amesbury.
3. Sarah, born Nov. 25, 1733.
4. Dorothy, born Nov. 8, 1736, married Dec. 19, 1754, Caleb Moody.
5. Christopher, born May 18, 1740.
6. Moses, born Jan. 14, 1742, died 1743.
(V) Orlando Sargent, eldest son and child of Moses and Sarah (Bagley) Sargent, born Amesbury, Mass., April 21, 1728, died April 3, 1803, and is buried there. His will was probated at Salem in 1803. He resided in Amesbury all his life, was a farmer by occupation and filled several town offices.
He married twice: (first), Dec. 26, 1751, Sarah Balch, of Groveland, born 1733, died Dec. 10, 1753. He married (second), Jan. 9, 1755, Betsy Barnard, born 1732, died Nov. 3, 1808, and is buried in Amesbury.
Child by 1st wife:
1. Abigail, born Jan. 22, 1753, married a Mr. Bagley.
Children by 2d wife:
2. Sarah, born Dec. 14, 1755, married Dec. 25, 1777, Robert Quimby, of Amesbury.
3. Moses, born July 4, 1757, died Feb. 13, 1836; married June 1, 1780, Dolly, daughter of Josiah Sargent, b. July 16, 1758, died Jan. 20, 1839.
4. Jonathan, born Feb. 25, 1759.
5. Betsey, born Jan. 19, 1761, died Aug. 16, 1761.
6. Tabitha, born July 4, 1763, married Joseph Morse, of Amesbury.
7. Jonathan, born July 17, 1765, died May 20, 1795.
8. Ichabod B., born Dec. 27, 1766, see forward.
9. Orlando, born Jan. 20, 1769, died Aug. 1, 1850; married Jan. 16, 1797, Hannah Welch, of Plaistow, New Hampshire.
10. Betsey, born March 10, 1771.
11. Molly, born June 12, 1773, died July 21, 1781.
12. Rhoda, born July 29, 1775, married Robert Patten, of Amesbury.
(VI) Ichabod Barnard Sargent, eighth child and fourth son of Orlando and Betsey (Barnard) Sargent, born Amesbury, Mass., Dec. 27, 1766, died Sept. 2, 1836. He was a farmer and an official of the town. He married, June 24, 1790, Ruth Patten, of Amesbury, born there Sept. 21, 1769, died May 1, 1849.
Children, born in Amesbury:
1. Francis W., born April 17, 1791, died April 17, 1863; married, Nov. 30, 1817, Mary Lancaster.
2. Patten, born Aug. 16, 1793, died Aug. 17, 1883; carriage dealer.
3. Ruth, born Jan. 11, 1796, married April 7, 1817, Stephen Nichols.
4. Jonathan B., born July 3, 1798, see forward.
5. Porter, born Jan. 26, 1801, died June 5, 1873, at Savanna, Illinois, where he was a merchant and manufacturer.
6. Mary, born June 3, 1803, died 1884; married Dec. 29, 1830, Benjamin L. Pillsbury, of Homestead, New Hampshire.
7. Betsey, born Aug. 5, 1805, married Dec. 29, 1831, Joseph Barrett, of Amesbury.
8. Daniel, born Feb. 3, 1811, died Aug. 23, 1885, at South Brewer, Maine, where he was a lumber dealer.
(VII) Jonathan Bailey Sargent, second son and fourth child of Ichabod Barnard and Ruth (Patten) Sargent, born Amesbury, Mass., July 3, 1798, died Merrimac, Mass., Aug. 11, 1882. He was a lifelong resident in Amesbury and in many respects one of the foremost men of that town for many years. His early opportunieies were limited and from the beginning of his business career until its close he made his own way in life. He left school early and was apprenticed to Willis Patten, of River Village, to learn the trade of blacksmith, but soon added the making of carriage axles to the work of his trade. This was the real beginning of his successful career as a manufacturer, and while his business was started in a small way at first it gradualy increased until it became recognized as one of the principal industries of the town. From the forge and anvil of the journeyman blacksmith Mr. Sargent turned to the manufacture of axles and in the course of time added carriage springs to the products of his factory. He was a pioneer in the work in which he was extensively engaged and originated many new ideas in regard to improved devices, one of which is the half patented axle, his own invention and which is still more extensively used than any other device of its kind. Having engaged in manufacture for many years and having acquired a comfortable fortune as the reward of his honest and earnest effort, Mr. Sargent sold out his factory and its equipment to the West Amesbury Spring and Axle Company and retired from active pursuits, and afterward devoted his attention to personal concerns, somewhat to public affairs, but more particularly to the gratification of his desire in practical horticulture. But it was no so much for purposes of profit to himself as the pleasure derived from the distribution of his products among his neighbors and friends, and the giving in goodly quantities to needy families. And this distribution only revealed his heart, for his impulses were all generous and charitable and he found it far more pleasant to give than to receive.
Mr. Sargent is remembered as a man of strong convictions and striking individuality, of excellent judgment in regard to business and public affairs, and his counsel always had weight in determining measures proposed for the public welfare. For many years he was a member of the board of selectmen of Amesbury, and in 1851-52 he represented the town in the general court. He was a careful reader, choosing that which was best for his own information, and he possessed the fortuntate faculty of giving to others the suggestions and advice which were for their own good.
In religious preference he was a strong Universalist, and his house always was the home of visiting clergy of that demonination when in Amesbury. The church too benefitted by his connection with it and found in him a generous donor for its support and the maintenance of its dependencies.
On May 21, 1822, Mr. Sargent married Sarah C. Nichols, born Amesbury, Aug. 27, 1804, died there June 1, 1891, having borne her husband seven children, all born in Amesbury.
1. Sarah, born March 9, 1823, died March 10, 1823.
2. Edmund Nichols, born Feb. 29, 1824, see forward.
3. Ruth, born May 14, 1826, married July, 1848, Rev. G. C. Strickland, a clergyman of the Universalist church who was pastor of the church in Amesbury and Merrimac for several years, and afterward removed to Saco, Maine.
4. Walter, born June 11, 1828, died in 1847.
5. Rufus N., born Sept. 8, 1830, soldier of the Mexican war, died in service.
6. Bailey, born Aug. 6, 1834, see forward.
7. Jane, born Oct. 1, 1836.
(VIII) Edmund Nichols Sargent, eldest son and second child of Jonathan Bailey and Sarah C. (Nichols) Sargent, born Merrimac, Mass., Feb. 29, 1824, died Feb. 10, 1887. In business life he was connected with the operation of the West Amesbury Spring & Axle Company, and was its agent from 1884 until the time of his death. He was an excellent business man and besides his interest in the company just mentioned he took an active part in town affairs and frequently was chosen to fill important offices.
His wife, whom he married Feb. 5, 1849, was Susan G. True, of Amesbury, born there Aug. 27, 1827, and by whom he had two children, born in Amesbury.
1. Clara B., born June 17, 1850, died May 27, 1871.
2. Grace N., born Sept. 19, 1856, married, May 8, 1883, John H. Noyes, of Plaistow, New Hampshire.
(VIII) Bailey Sargent, sixth child and youngest son of Jonathan Bailey and Sarah C. (Nichols) Sargent, was born in Amesbury, Mass., Aug. 6, 1834, and for a period of nearly half a century has been closely identified with business and public life of that locality. When a young man he began work in connection with the manufacturing business carried on by his father, and was the first treasurer of the West Amesbury Spring and Axle Company when that corporation purchased his father's factory and plant. In 1861 he enliseted as private in Company M of the Second Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, and when mustered out of service held the rank and commission of first lieutenant. He was postmaster of Amesbury from 1861 to 1863, then resigned and was succeeded by his sister Jane, who served until April, 1866. In 1869 and 1870 he was selectman of Amesbury, and also held the offices of town treasurer and collector. In 1876, when the town of Merrimac was set off and incorporated as a separate town, he was elected its clerk, treasurer and collector and has since been annually re-elected clerk to the present time (1908). He is today one of the leading men of Merrimac, faithful in the performance of his official duties, deeply interested in all that pertains to the welfare and growth of the town and the comfort and prosperity of its people; and the fact that he has generally been re-elected to office by unamimous choice of the voters of Merrimac is in itself substantial evidence of the confidence in which he is held.
On Nov. 21, 1858, Bailey Sargent married Lydia M. Gunnison, born Amesbury Oct. 24, 1839, by whom he has two children, both born in Amesbury.
1. Porter, born Aug. 21, 1859, see forward.
2. Gertrude, born April 12, 1862, married Feb. 4, 1886, Frank Winn.
(IX) Porter Sargent, eldest child and only son of Bailey and Lydia M. (Gunnison) Sargent, was born in Amesbury, Mass., Aug. 21, 1859. He was educated in the public schools of that town and in Eastman's Business College at Poughkeepsie, New York, graduating from the latter institution in 1880. His business career was begun as night operator in the employ of the Bell Telephone Company at Haverhill, Mass., where he worked about two years and then became bookkeeper and cashier for Warren Emerson. In 1882 he returned to Merrimac and took charge of the books of John S. Poyen & Company, and in 1883 that firm opened a store in Amesbury and placed him in charge of its books. This position he held until the firm was forced into involuntary liquidation, about 1895 or '96. In the spring of the year 1898 Mr. Sargent was elected selectman and assessor of Amesbury and filled those offices for one year. In June of the year last mentioned he was appointed bookkeeper in the Powwow River National Bank at Amesbury, and in Dec., 1899, was elected cashier of the bank, his present position. He is a member of the board of directors of the bank and also is interested in other institutions of Amesbury and Merrimac. For about fifteen years he has been treasurer of the Amesbury Co-operative Bank, and is a director of the Merrimac Hat Company. He also is a member of the several subordinate Masonic bodies, the lodge, chapter and council of Amesbury, and of the Newburyport Commandery, K. T., of Newburyport. He attends service at the Baptist church, of which his wife is a member. In politics he is a Republican.
On Jan. 24, 1889, Porter Sargent married Sallie Newmarch Fielden, born Amesbury Nov. 21, 1865, daughter of Andrew H. and Sally Abbie (Johnson) Fielden.
1. Margaret F., born Amesbury, Nov. 8, 1889.
2. Eleanor R., born Amesbury, July 17, 1891.
[trans note: it says 'For preceding generations see William Sargent I and Thomas Sargent 3.' I think these are posted on this series of pages somewhere.]
(V) Christopher Sargent, youngest son of Moses and Sarah (Bagley) Sargent, was born in Amesbury, May 18, 1730, died Nov. 10, 1830, and was a substantial farmer of that town. He married June 12, 1759, Anna ____, of Amesbury, whose father's baptismal name was Robert. She was born in Amesbury Aug. 29, 1741, and died there July 31, 1824.
Anna, Moses, Nicholas, Dorothy, Betsey, Christopher, Rhoda, Sarah, Stephen and Polly.
(VI) Christopher Sargent, second son and sixth child of Christopher and Anna Sargent, was born in Amesbury, Oct. 24 ,1771, and died there March 29, 1814, having spent his life on a farm in the town.
He married April 12, 1795, Jennie Patten, born April 24, 1775, died Sept. 7, 1831.
Nicholas, Cyrus, Christopher, Jane, John B., Stephen, John P. and Benjamin F.
(VII) Benjamin F. Sargent, son of Christopher and Jennie (Patten) Sargent, was born in West Amesbury, June 10, 1813, and died in Merrimac, Mass., Dec. 25, 1891, having attained the age of eighty-eight years six months, and without ever having suffered any serious illness until just before his death, and even then his final taking off was due more to his advanced years than to physicial disease.
Since boyhood he had led a life of constant activity and industry, never seemed content without something to occupy his attention, and although he lived in comparative retirement during his last thirty years of life, the oversight of his invested interests furnished the means necessary for the occupation of his active mind; idleness was a quality wholly foreign to his nature.
His early education was that afforded by the district schools during his boyhood, and when about sixteen years old, he left school to learn carriage body making with a relative in the village of Merriamsport, but after a short time gave up that work for harness making and carriage trimming, at both of which he became a capable workman and followed those trades several years. In these employments he did well and saved some money, but at the same time he was ambitious of greater success than was possible to attain at mechnaical trades. His connection with carriage works had given him a fair understanding of the business in general, and when the opportunity presented itself he abandoned the workshop and began dealing in carriages, in a small way at first and increasing his operations as his capital allowed until he became known as one of the largest dealers in his line of business in New England, his field extending throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He was perhaps what might be called a carriage speculator, a heavy buyer and correspondingly large vendor, and while he was a shrewd business man in all his transactions, he enjoyed the enviable reputation of being a man of the strictest integrity of character, dealing honestly with those of whom he bought and with those to whom he sold; and this quality proved to be a considerable factor in his ultimate success in business life, and when in 1862 he retired with an emple fortune it was with consciousness of the fact that his wealth had been fairly and honestly earned, and by his own personal endeavors.
Besides being a successful man, Mr. Sargent was regarded as one of the substantial men of Merrimac in every respect, and as he was in the activities of business, so he was in his home life in the town in which he lived so long. He was popular with his fellow townsmen, and while he did not aspire to the position of being regarded as the foremost citizen of Merrimac, he joined heartily in every measure which was proposed for the public welfar, contributing liberally of his means in support of the church, the establishment of municipal institutions, and for the promotion of charitable work; and when he gave it was always in a manner not calculated to attract attention to himself, for he was a modest man as well as a just man. If it is permissible to particularize, it may be said that the Congregational church and the Young Men's Christian Association of Merrimac are among the institutions which benefited materially through Mr. Sargent's benefactions. In his own home he was always a devoted husband and father, lavish in providing comfort and pleasure for his wife and children, and others of his household, and in social circles he always was the same jovial and interesting companion; his fund of anecdote and reminiscences was large, and he was looked upon as one of the best informed men of Merrimac on general subjects as well as events connected with the days of his youth. He represented the town of Merrimac in the general court in 1872, and was one of the incorporators of the First National Bank of Amesbury, a director from the days its doors opened for business and for several years previous to his death was its vice-president. For many years also he was a trustee of the Merrimac Savings Bank.
Mr. Sargent married first, in January, 1843, Sally Weed, born Jan. 28, 1815, died Aug. 23, 1844, daughter of Thomas Weed, of Pond Hills, Mass.;
1. Sallie E. W. Sargent, born Nov. 10, 1843, married Everett O. Sargent.
He married second, Jan. 16, 1851, Julia W. Williams, born June 8, 1823;
2. Edward Byron, born Feb. 12, 1852; married first, Annie P. Guild (had one child, Julia Maude Sargent); married second, Ellen, dau. of Ephraim M. and Ruth C. (Vining) Huntington, of Amesbury (and had Byron Huntington, b. Feb. 26, 1882; m. Sept. 11, 1906, Abbie W., dau. of Alexander and Elizabeth W. (Miller) Smart; Charles Harold, b. May 1, 1884; Lydia Helen, b. Sept. 18, 1886).
3. Benjamin Franklin, born Nov. 5, 1859.
4. Philma W., born Nov. 6, 1861; married Frank L. Watson, of Haverhill.
(VIII) Benjamin Franklin Sargent, son of Benjamin F. and Julia W. (Williams) Sargent, was born in West Amesbury (now Merrimac), Nov. 5, 1859, and received his education in public schools and Phillips Andover Academy. When twenty-two years old he apprenticed himself to learn the trade of carriage trimming with Hough & Clough, of West Amesbury, remained there a little less than four years, and in August, 1884, was made foreman of the trimming department of the factory of E. S. Felch & Company of Amesbury, manufacturers of carriages for the export trade. He continued at the head of the trimming department until about 1892, when on account of Mr. Felch's failing health, which necessitated his virtual retirement, Mr. Sargent was place in sole charge of the firm's extensive works and the sole management of its business. This reponsible duty he performed with entire satisfaction to the owners and with credit to himself until the death of the senior member of the firm, Oct. 10, 1903, and then himself became sole propreitor of the factory and business; but the old firm name is still retained, for the style E. S. Felch & Company, is known in trade circles throughout the country, and in intself is a guarantee of superior quality of manufacturer and integrity of character of its members. The business was established by Mr. Felch in 1859, and has been in successful operation for a full half century.
Mr. Sargent is widely known as a capable and successful business man, and under his management during the period of his proprietorship the product of the carriage factory never has been permitted to deteriorate in quality, nor has the old firm name of E. S. Felch & Company ever lost any of its former prestige in the markets of the country. And besides the manufacuturing enterprise above mentioned Mr. Sargent also has become variously indentified with business interests in Amesbury and its vicinity, and for a number of years was an active member of the Sargent Coal Company of Merrimac, in partnership with his brother, Edward B. Sargent. He is treasurer of the Amesbury Electric Lighting Company, a director of the Amesbury National Bank, president of the First National Bank of Merrimac, and in banking circles in eastern Massachusetts is looked upon as one of the most reliable and best informed men in the region on subjects pertaining to banking and finance. He is a member of the congregation of the Baptist church, a Republican in politics, and a member of the Republican Club of Amesbury.
On Oct. 21, 1884, Mr. Sargent married Marie Ward Feltch (originally written Felch), who was born Jan. 20, 1865, daughter of Elbridge Seward and Mary Louise (Currier) Feltch.
One son has been born of this marriage:
Benjamin Franklin Sargent, Jr., b. March 9, 1886; graduate of Amesbury high school, '03, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, C.E., '08.
Thomas Seavey, immigrant ancestor, was born in England about 1624. He was undoubtedly related (possibly son or brother) to William Seavey, who was sent over by Captain John Mason, the patentee of New Hampshire, to the Piscataqua; was a leading citizen; selectman, etc.; called William the Elder as early as 1660, and died about 1688. Both Thomas and William settled in Rye, New Hampshire. Thomas was a fisherman, a quiet citizen, not much in evidence on the public records. He died March 15, 1708.
He married Tamsen ____.
1. Henry married Sarah Pierce.
2. Damaris, married Daniel O. Shaw.
3. Rebekah, married John Shute.
4. Benjamin, married first Abigail ____, and second Mary Wallis.
5. Samuel, mentioned below.
(II) Samuel Seavey, son of Thomas Seavey, was born in Rye, New Hampshire, or vicinity, about 1672. He was a farmer at Rye.
1. Thomas, settled in Portsmouth; married Mary ____.
2. Henry settled in Portsmouth; married Mary ____.
3. Samuel Jr., mentioned below.
(III) Samuel Seavey, son of Samuel Seavey, was born in 1690, in Rye; married, 1711, Abigail ____.
Children, b. in Rye:
1. Ithamar, Jan. 27, 1712.
2. Samuel, Jr., May 18, 1714.
3. Sarah, Nov. 20, 1716.
4. Henry, April 23, 1719; mentioned below.
5. Mary, April 25, 1721.
6. Abigail, Feb. 25, 1723.
7. Mehitable, born Oct. 21, 1729; married Jan. 6, 1745, Joshua Atwood.
8. Jonathan, born Feb. 2, 1732.
9. Moses, born Jan. 30, 1734-5; died Sept. 4, 1730. [trans. note: they have his d. date before his b. ???]
(IV) Henry Seavey, son of Samuel Seavey, born April 23, 1719, at Rye; married first, Sept. 18, 1740, at Rye, Mary Kingman; second in 1745, Elizabeth Fuller.
Children of 1st wife:
1. John, 1741.
2. Elijah, 1743.
3. Ruth, 1744.
Children of 2d wife:
4. Joseph, born 1746; mentioned below.
5. Catherine, born 1747.
6. Olive, 1748.
7. Hannah, 1750.
8. James (3d), 1754.
(V) Joseph Seavey, son of Henry Seavey, was born in 1746; married first, Sarah Locke; no children. Married second, Oct. 2, 1771, Susanna Kennison.
Children of 2d wife, b. at Rye:
1. Joseph, born 1772, died young.
2. Mary, born 1776.
3. Samuel, born 1783; mentioned below.
4. Abigail, born 1782 or 1784.
5. Sally, born 1786; baptized Aug. 13, 1786.
6. Joseph, born July 6, 1788.
7. William, Oct. 9, 1791.
(VI) Samuel Seavey, son of Joseph Seavey, was born in Rye, New Hampshire, 1783, and died Nov. 1, 1848; married first, Deborah, daughter of Moses Osgood, of Epsom, N. H.; second, July 28, 1818, (by Asa McFarland) Nancy Stevens, a native of Concord, N. H.
Children of 1st wife:
1. Mary, married James Miskelly, of Charlestown, Mass.
2. Moses O., married Sarah Bunker, of Gilmanton, N. H.
3. Lydia H., married Gardiner Tenney, of East Concord, N. H.
Children of 2d wife:
4. Catherine, married James Bartlett.
5. Theodore Hannibal, born Aug. 28, 1819; died Sept. 10, 1878; married first Abbie Munroe, of Boston; second, Caroline Crane; child of first wife: i. Thomas Bradford. Children of 2d wife: ii. Edith; iii. Nietta; iv. Lillian.
6. Charles Thompson, born March 14, 1821; died Sept., 1881; married Emily Eastman Fernald: children: i. Charles A.; ii. Fred H., high sheriff of Suffolk county, Mass.; iii. Bella A.
7. Adoniram B., born Nov. 12, 1825; married Mary Perkins; child, Abbie Smith of Everett Mass.
8. Lucy Ann, born about 1823, died young.
9. Gilman S., born Nov. 8, 1828; mentioned below.
10. Sarah Augusta, born Aug. 28, 1831; married Ward Sherburne.
(VII) Gilman S. Seavey, son of Samuel Seavey (6), was born in Concord, Nov. 8, 1828, and died about 1885. He lived at Concord. He married Aug. 11, 1850, Mary Sawin Bosworth, born Dec. 18, 1831, daughter of Hiram and Elathea (Hall) BOSWORTH. Her father was born Feb. 23, 1795, son of Benjamin Jr. and Mercy (Prior) Bosworth. Benjamin Bosworth Jr., born June 20, 1767, had one sister, Abigail, born Feb. 17, 1769; he was the son of Benjamin, born 1743, married Aug. 17, 1766, Abigail Sever, who died Aug. 26, 1732.
Children of Gilman S. and Mary S. (Bosworth) Seavey:
1. Millard Clifton, born Sept. 6, 1856; married Nellie Smith.
2. Ethel E., born Dec. 17, 1860, married Joseph C. MORSE. Wealthy Holmes, mother of Joseph C. Morse, was descended from John Alden. She was the daughter of Howland Holmes, who was born at Plymouth Dec. 7, 1780, and wife of Stephen Morse. Howland Holmes, married Nov 29, 1804, Huldah Copeland, b. May 19, 1777, dau. of Joseph and Rebecca (Hooper) Copeland. Rebecca was born April 7, 1738; Joseph Copeland was born at Bridgewater, 1734; married 1760, Rebecca ____; he was son of Jonathan and Betty (Snell) Copeland. Jonathan, born 1701, was son of William and Lydia (Townsend) Copeland. William, born 1656, son of Lawrence and Lydia Copeland, married, 1694, Mary Bass, born 1669, widow of Christopher Webb, and dau. of John and Ruth (Alden) Bass. Ruth Alden was a daughter of John and Priscilla (Mullins or Molines) Alden.
[trans. note: at the beginning of this it says 'For first generation see Nicholas Snow I.' I may or may not ever find that.]
(II) Mark Snow, son of Nicholas Snow (1), was born May 9, 1628, and died in 1695. He was a man of influence in the colony; a magistrate of "select court," 1678; elected in 1675 to the general court, and served six years; selectman of Eastham eighteen years from 1667, and held other positions of trust and honor.
He married first, Jan. 18, 1655, Anne, daughter of Josiah Cook; second, Jan. 9, 1660, Jane Prence, born at Duxbury, Nov. 1, 1637, died at Harwich, 1711, daughter of Governor Thomas and Mary (Collier) Prence. She was admitted to the church in April, 1701.
Child of first wife:
1. Anne, born July 7, 1656.
Children of 2d wife:
2. Mary, born Nov. 30, 1661.
3. Nicholas, born Dec. 6, 1663.
4. Elizabeth, May 9, 1666, died Jan. 18, 1675.
5. Thomas, born May 10, 1671.
6. Prence, b. May 22, 1674; mentioned below.
7. Elizabeth, June 22, 1676; died March 22, 1677-78.
9. [their numbering, not mine] Hannah, born Sept. 16, 1679.
(III) Lieutenant Prence Snow, son of Mark Snow (2), was born at Eastham, May 22, 1674, and died at Harwich, July 7, 1742. He was selectman thirteen years. He married Hannah Storrs, whose father gave her land in Mansfield, Conn. He was lieut. in the militia. He had the contract to build the church at Harwich. His will bequeathed to wife Hannah, granddaughter Hannah, daughter Mary Burgess, grandson Mark Snow, son of Jabez, grandson Prence, son Jabez and son Jonathan.
Children, born at Harwich:
1. Jabez, b. Nov. 7, 1699.
2. Hannah, Nov. 29, 1701; died unmarried.
3. Samuel, Dec. 16, 1703; died 1730.
4. Mercy, Nov. 18, 1705; died June 29, 1736; married Benjamin Sears.
5. Prence, b. Oct. 15, 1707.
6. Jonathan, b. Dec. 22, 1709; mentioned below.
7. David, died unmarried.
8. Mary, Sept. 10, 1712; married ____ Burgess.
(IV) Jonathan Snow, son of Prence Snow (3), was born Dec. 22, 1709. He married, Feb. 24, 1736-7, Sarah Bangs, born Oct. 23, 1716.
(V) David Snow, son of Jonathan Snow (4), was born March 22, 1739-40. He married Mary Cole.
(VI) Heman Snow, son of David Snow (5), was born in Orleans, Mass., Sept. 29, 1766, and died Aug.2 3, 1827. He married, April 20, 1786, Dorcas Higgins, b. Sept. 20, 1765, died May 21, 1812.
(VII) Heman Snow, son of Heman Snow (6), was born in Orleans, Mass., Aug. 4, 1793, died in Boston, June 10, 1839. He married, Jan. 10, 1814, Abigail Knowles, born June 1, 1795, died June 3, 1849.
(VIII) George Knowles Snow, son of Heman Snow (7), was born Aug .19, 1826, and died Aug. 3, 1885. He married, June 18, 1850, Mary Jane Bradlee, born Dec. 17, 1828, died May 30, 1895.
1. George, died young.
2. Walter Bradlee, born Aug. 13, 1860; mentioned below.
3. William G., born Feb. 16, 1866; married Eleanor Reynolds Beal; had Bradlee R., William B., Elizabeth D. and Eleanor R.
(IX) Walter Bradlee Snow, son of George Knowles Snow (8), was born Aug. 13, 1860, in Watertown, Mass. He received his early education in the public and high schools of that town, and attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from which he was graduated with the degree of M. E. in 1882. After one year's service as assistant instructor of the Institute, he entered the employ of B. F. Sturtevant, manufaturers of blowers at Jamaica Plains, Mass. Mr. Snow was the engineer in charge of the construction of the immense plant of the B. F. Sturtevant Blower Company at Hyde Park, and held responsible positions in the engineering department of this great concern for a period of over twenty years. In 1907 he resigned to engage in business for himself as publicity engineer. He was one of the Watertown park commissioneres, and chairman of the board for a number of years; and a trustee of the Watertown public library. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education; the Industrial League; the Sons of the American Revolution; the Twentieth Century Club; the Technology Club of Boston; and president of the Alumni Association of the Mass. Institute of Technology; and member of the Mass. Commission for the Blind. He is the author of works, "Steam Boiler Practice" (1899); "Mechanical Draft" (1898), besides frequent contributions to engineering journals.
He married Oct. 22, 1884, Bertha Horne;
Rachel Parker Snow, born May 11, 1888.
The surname Horne is also spelled Horn, Orne and Lahorne in the early records. John Horne was an early settler at Salem, Mass., a proprietor of the town; on a court commission as early as 1638; deacon of the Salem church. Most of his descendants have spelled the name ORNE.
(I) Robert Horne was originally from Flanders, and was the immigrant ancestor of this branch of the family. According to Temple's, "History of Framingham, Massachusetts," he came from Flanders and settled in Framingham before 1723. As many of the Framingham settlers at this period were from Salem and vicinity, it may be presumed that he was related to the Hornes or Ornes of Salem. Robert Horne was a soldier in Colonel John Wheelwright's command at York, Maine, Nov. 27, 1722, and it is probable that he came directly afterward to Marlborough where he lived a short time before settling in the adjoining town of Framingham.
He married, in 1723, Elizabeth Maynard, born Sept. 26, 1698, died March 16, 1766, daughter of Simon and Hannah Maynard, and granddaughter of John Maynard, one of the early petitioners for the town of Marlborough, being of Sudbury as early as 1639, married April 5, 1648, Mary Gates.
Robert Horne died at Southborough, Sept. 27, 1760.
(II) Robert Horne, only child of Robert Horne (1), was born at Marlborough, Aug. 6, 1726, and died at Southborough May 3, 1763. He had a large farm at Southborough, where he married, Nov. 1, 1749, Thankful, daughter of Captain Samuel Moore, of Framingham.
1. Elizabeth, born Aug. 18, 1750; married April 22, 1772, Moses Newton.
2. Samuel, born Feb. 26, 1753; mentioned below.
3. Robert, born Dec. 25, 1754.
4. Katherine, Jan. 24, 1757; married Feb. 17, 1777, Jedediah Parker.
(III) Samuel Horne, son of Robert Horne (2), was born Feb. 26, 1753. He owned the Horne grist mill in Southborough, now or lately owned by C. S. Williams.
He married first, June 18, 1778, Elizabeth Harrington; second, April 22, 1787, Mitte, dau. of John Angier. She married (second), Sept. 17, 1794, Deacon Moses P. Haven of Framingham, and died June 21, 1842.
Children by 1st wife:
1. Samuel, born Oct. 11, 1780; married Sept. 8, 1807, Pamelia Boardman, resided at Charlestown.
2. Elizabeth, born Nov. 8, 1781.
3. William, born Nov. 18, 1783; mentioned below.
Child of 2d wife:
4. Luther, born July 30, 1788; married, Sept. 28, 1813, Nancy Edgell.
(IV) William Horne, son of Samuel Horne (3), was born Nov. 18, 1783, in Southborough. He resided in Watertown, where he died Sept. 30, 1855. He married first, ____ Martha Sanger; second, Sybil Sanderson, widow of ____ Brown; third, Martha Frost.
Children of 1st wife:
1. William, born Nov. 28, 1806; married Mary Bond, and had Sidney and Wendell.
2. Martha, born Aug. 20, 1808.
3. Samuel C., born Oct. 16, 1809; married Susan Tarr.
4. Henry, born April 4, 1811; married Mary ____, and had Mary, George, Henry, Edwin and one other child.
5. Charles F., born Dec. 21, 1812; married Abby ____, and had Charles.
6. George W., born Dec. 18, 1814; married Emily Crafts; and had Sarah, Emeline, Samuel, George, Adelaide and Caroline.
7. Mary, born Sept. 19, 1816.
8. Daniel, born June 11, 1818.
9. Converse Francis, born Nov. 12, 1819; mentioned below.
10. Alonzo, born Sept. 21, 1823.
Children of 2d wife:
11. Caroline, born Oct. 2, 1826.
12. David, married Julia Pitman, and had Amelia, Sybil, Julia and David.
13. Sybil, married Oliver Edwards; second, James C. Davis.
(V) Converse Francis Horne, son of William Horne (4), was born Nov. 12, 1819. He married first, Mary Esther Parker; second, Hannah Tucker.
Children by 1st wife:
1. Robert Francis, born Oct. 15, 1843; married Deborah C. Gilkey, and had: i. William E.; ii. Robert G. married Margaret Whitney (and had Margaret and Robert); iii. Grace R.; iv. Mary E.
2. Granville Parker, born Oct. 8, 1845; married Estelle Pendleton; children: i. Granville N.; ii. Converse F., married Elizabeth Terry (and had Elizabeth Estelle).
3. Lucy M.
4. Bertha, married W. B. Snow.