Lydia Sargent

Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Sargent was born in 1689, in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, William Sargent, was 44 and her mother, Mary Colby, was 42. She married John Straw on 30 April 1710, in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She died in Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.

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John Straw
Lydia Sargent
Marriage: 30 April 1710
Methitable Straw
Mary Straw
William Straw
Judith Straw
Rachel Straw
David Straw
John Straw
Elizabeth Straw

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30 April 1710
Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (4)


Age 87

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

Age 87

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 92

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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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  • Lydia Sargent, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Lydia in entry for William Straw, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Lydia in entry for William Straw, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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