Lt. Nathanial Sawyer Jr.

16 March 1716–1805 (Age 88)
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Nathanial

When Lt. Nathanial Sawyer Jr. was born on 16 March 1716, in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Nathaniel Sawyer, was 45 and his mother, Elizabeth Wilder, was 45. He married Mary Houghton on 19 March 1734, in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He died in 1805, in Springfield, Windsor, Vermont, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Summer Hill Cemetery, Springfield, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

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Lt. Nathanial Sawyer Jr.
Mary Houghton
Marriage: 19 March 1734
Oliver Sawyer
Jonathan Sawyer
Mary Sawyer
Oliver Sawyer
Nathaniel Sawyer
Elizabeth Sawyer
Jonathon Sawyer
Nathanial Sawyer
Jonathan Sawyer
Mary Sawyer
Relief Sawyer
Thankful Sawyer

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19 March 1734
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


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Age 60

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 60

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 70

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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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  • Nathan Sawyer in entry for Mary Sawyer, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Nathaniel Sawyer, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Nathaniel Sawyer, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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