John Sawyer

5 August 1682–25 March 1771 (Age 88)
Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of John

When John Sawyer was born on 5 August 1682, in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Sawyer, was 33 and his mother, Mercy Parratt, was 36. He married Elizabeth Tenney on 1 April 1710, in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 25 March 1771, in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

John Sawyer
1682–1771
Mary Leighton
1690–1757
Marriage: 19 November 1711
Moses Sawyer
1712–1739
Rebecca Sawyer
1713–
Mary Sawyer
1715–1796
Elizabeth Sawyer
1719–1736
John Sawyer Jr.
1722–
Hannah Sawyer
1727–1794
Sarah Sawyer
1729–1729
Sarah Sawyer
1730–1806

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 November 1711
Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
children

(8)

    Moses Sawyer

    Male1712–1739Male

    Rebecca Sawyer

    Female1713–Female

    Mary Sawyer

    Female1715–1796Female

    Elizabeth Sawyer

    Female1719–1736Female

    John Sawyer Jr.

    Male1722–Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Edward Sawyer

    Male1674–1675Male

    Mary Sawyer

    Female1676–1693Female

    Male1678–1727Male

    Elizabeth Sawyer

    Female1680–1732Female

    Male1682–1771Male

+1 More Child

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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Sources (3)

  • John Sawyer, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • John Sawyer, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • John Sawer, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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