Ebenezer Sargent

10 November 1753–
Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Ebenezer

When Ebenezer Sargent was born on 10 November 1753, in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Stephen Sargent, was 43 and his mother, Judith Ordway, was 41. He married Lydia Williams on 12 April 1782. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Sargent
1753–
Lydia Williams
1755–
Marriage: 12 April 1782
James Sargent
1782–
Unis Sargent
1784–
Rhoda Sargent
1786–1858
Eunice Sargent
1788–1872
Lydia Sargent
1788–
James Sargent
–1868
Stephen Sargent
1790–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 April 1782
children

(7)

    Male1782–Male

    Unis Sargent

    Male1784–Male

    Rhoda Sargent

    Female1786–1858Female

    Eunice Sargent

    Female1788–1872Female

    Lydia Sargent

    Female1788–Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(15)

+10 More Children

Name Meaning

English and French: in medieval times this did not denote a rank in the army, but was an occupational name for a servant, Middle English, Old French sergent (Latin serviens, genitive servientis, present participle of servire ‘to serve’). The surname probably originated for the most part in this sense, but the word also developed various more specialized meanings, being used for example as a technical term for a tenant by military service below the rank of a knight, and as the name for any of certain administrative and legal officials in different localities, which may also have contributed to the development of the surname. The sense ‘non-commissioned officer’ did not arise until the 16th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ebenezer Sargent in entry for Ward, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • Ebenezer Sargent in entry for James Sargent, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • Ebenezer Sargent, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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