Reuben Sargent

Male28 March 1768–24 February 1852

Brief Life History of Reuben

When Reuben Sargent was born on 28 March 1768, in Hudson, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Reuben Sargent, was 22 and his mother, Lydia Barrett, was 21. He married Mary Tarbox on 3 January 1788. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 24 February 1852, in Carlton, Orleans, New York, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Kenyonville, Carlton, Orleans, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Sargent
Mary Tarbox
Marriage: 3 January 1788
Silas Sargent
Eliza Sargent
Reuben Sargent
Mary Sargent
Clarissa Sargent
Dana Sargent
Parker Sargent
Cynthia Sargent
Sophia Sargent
Alfred Sargent

Sources (9)

  • Reuben Sargent in household of Alford Sargent, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Reuben Sargent, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Reuban Sargent, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 January 1788
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 8

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 8

    New York is the 11th state.


    Age 23

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    Name Meaning

    English: status or occupational name from Middle English sergeaunt ‘servant’ (Old French sergent, serjant). The surname probably originated for the most part in this sense, but the word also developed a number of more specialized meanings in the medieval period, including ‘tenant by military service below the rank of knight’. It was also used for a variety of administrative and legal offices, which may have contributed to the development of the surname. The sense ‘non-commissioned officer’ did not arise until the 16th century. Compare Sergent .

    History: William Sargent (1624–1717) came to Gloucester, MA, from Devon, England before 1678. Many of his descendants distinguished themselves in the civil and military affairs of the colonies and some in literary or artistic paths, notably the portrait painter John Singer Sargent (1856–1925).

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

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