Saturday, March 29, 2014

SARGENT of Amesbury, MA

Someone very recently emailed me and asked about the SARGENT surname which she had noticed in one of my blog entries, so I thought this would be a good surname to do this Saturday...

My original SARGENT immigrant ancestor was William SARGENT,. According to The Great Migration Begins, his origins are unknown. He was born by 1611, and immigrated to Massachusetts about 1632. He was admitted as a freeman on 22 May 1639, and by occupation he was a mariner. He was literate, as he could sign his name, and may have served as a grand juror.

William first married Elizabeth PERKINS, daughter of John PERKINS and Judith GATER. Elizabeth was the sister of convicted Salem "witch" Mary Perkins Bradbury, who was also a direct ancestor to me.

I'm descended from William through three of his children: Thomas, William, and Sarah.





Ancestry line #1:

William SARGENT (d. 1675) m. Elizabeth PERKINS
Thomas SARGENT (1643-1706) m. Rachel BARNES
Jacob SARGENT (1678-1754) m. Gertrude DAVIS
Sarah SARGENT (b. 1701) m. Isaac TEWKSBURY
Elizabeth TEWKSBURY (b. 1721) m. Joseph BARNARD
Dorothy BARNARD (1762-1827) m. Thomas COLBY
Dorothy COLBY (1791-1847) m. John PURINTON
Isaiah F. PURINTON (1818-1890) m. Sophia Haskell FITTS
Mary Olivia PURINTON (1851-1898) m. George Bailey PALMER
Frank Bailey PALMER (1888-1958) m. Bessie Maud WINSLOW
Dorothy Elizabeth PALMER (1918-1984) m. Henry Richard HOWES
S. HOWES (1937-1999) m. my father
Me (b. 1974)


Ancestry line #2:

William SARGENT (d. 1675) m. Elizabeth PERKINS
William SARGENT II (1645-1712) m. Mary COLBY
Jacob SARGENT (1687-1749) m. Judith HARVEY
Winthrop SARGENT (1711-1787) m. Phebe HEALEY
Mary SARGENT (b. 1745) m. Jeremy TOWLE
Judith TOWLE (1783-aft 1864) m. Samuel SEVERANCE
Mary "Polly" SEVERANCE (1805-1889) m. William WINSLOW
James W. WINSLOW (1838-1906) m. Elizabeth A. MACE
Bessie Maud WINSLOW (1886-1970) m. Frank Bailey PALMER
Dorothy Elizabeth PALMER (1918-1984) m. Henry Richard HOWES
S. HOWES (1937-1999) m. my father
Me (b. 1974)


Ancestry line #3

William SARGENT (d. 1675) m. Elizabeth PERKINS
Sarah SARGENT (1652-1701) m. Orlando BAGLEY
Sarah BAGLEY (b. 1683) m. Henry LANCASTER
Hannah LANCASTER (b. 1709) m. John JEWELL
Hannah JEWELL (b. 1739) m. Enoch DAVIS
John DAVIS (1761-1831) m. Priscilla BARTLETT
Priscilla DAVIS (1798-1828) m. William FITTS
Sophia Haskell FITTS (1823-1880) m. Isaiah PURINTON
Mary Olivia PURINTON (1851-1898) m. George Bailey PALMER
Frank Bailey PALMER (1888-1958) m. Bessie Maud WINSLOW
Dorothy Elizabeth PALMER (1918-1984) m. Henry Richard HOWES
S. HOWES (1937-1999) m. my father
Me (b. 1974)