Luke Sawyer

20 June 1760–8 April 1841 (Age 80)
Templeton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Luke

When Luke Sawyer was born on 20 June 1760, in Templeton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Sylvanus Sawyer, was 26 and his mother, Susannah Geary, was 26. He married Rachel Greenleaf on 23 August 1784, in Wiscasset, Lincoln, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Lincoln, Maine, United States in 1790. He registered for military service in 1831. He died on 8 April 1841, in Starks, Somerset, Maine, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Frederic Cemetery, Starks, Somerset, Maine, United States.

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Luke Sawyer
Rachel Greenleaf
Marriage: 23 August 1784
John Sawyer
Asanath Sawyer
Martha "Patty" Sawyer
Susanna Sawyer
Katurah Sawyer
Luke Sawyer
Imri Sawyer
Columbus Sawyer

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World Events (8)

Age 12
Historical Boundaries: 1772: Lincoln, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States 1799: Kennebec, Massachusetts, United States 1809: Somerset, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Somerset, Maine, United States
Age 16
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1783 · A Free America
Age 23
The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for someone who earned his living by sawing wood, Middle English saghier, an agent derivative of sagh(en) ‘to saw’.2 Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish surname or a translation of Seger .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (20)

  • Luke Sawyer, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Luke in entry for Martha Greenleaf, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Luke Sawyer, "United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872"

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