Luke Sawyer

Male20 June 1760–8 April 1841

Brief Life History 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

Sources (20)

  • Luke Sawyer, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Luke Sawyer, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • Luke Sawyer, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 August 1784Wiscasset, Lincoln, Maine, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (10)

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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

    English: occupational name for someone who earned his living by sawing wood, from Middle English sauer(e), sauw(i)er, also sagh(i)er, sag(i)er ‘sawyer’, a derivative of Old English sagu ‘saw’.

    Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish surname, or translation into English of Jewish Seger or some other surname meaning ‘sawyer’, e.g. German Sager and Slovenian Žagar (see Zagar ).

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

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