Martha Sawyer

10 August 1673–1 April 1697 (Age 23)
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Sawyer was born on 10 August 1673, in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Thomas Sawyer, was 57 and her mother, Mary Prescott, was 43. She married John Woods before 1696, in Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 1 April 1697, in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 23.

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John Woods
Martha Sawyer
Marriage: before 1696
David Woods
John Woods

Spouse and Children

before 1696
Massachusetts, United States



    John Woods


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+7 More Children

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)

  • Martha Sawyer, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Martha Sawyer, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Children of Thomas Sawyer

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