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 Chain #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 chain #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 chain #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)