Friday, May 27, 2016

52 Ancestors - Week 126: #149 Abigail (Stone) Sawtell (1736-about 1800)

Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post Challenge:  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  I am extending this theme in 2016 to 156 Ancestors in 156 Weeks. Here is my ancestor biography for week #125:

Abigail (Stone) Sawtell (1737-1800) is #149 on my Ahnentafel list, my 5th great-grandmother, who married #148 Ephraim Sawtell (1734-1800) in 1757.


I am descended through:

*  their son, #74 Josiah Sawtell (1768-1847) who married #75 Hannah Smith (1768-1827) in 1789.

*  their daughter, 
#37 Hannah Sawtell (1789-1857), who married #36 Zachariah Hildreth (1783-1857), in 1810.
*  their son, #18, Edward Hildreth (1831-1899), who married #19 Sophia Newton (1834-1923) in 1852.
*  their daughter, #9 Hattie Louise Hildreth (1847-1920) , who married #8 Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) in 1874. 
*  their son, #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942), who married Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) in 1900.
* their son, #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983), who married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
*  their son, #1 Randall J. Seaver (1943-....)

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1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):


*  Name:                        Abigail Stone[1–3]
*  Alternate Name:        Abigail Sawtell[4]    

*  Sex:                            Female   

*  Father:                        Deacon James Stone (1702-1783)   
*  Mother:                      Mary Farwell (1709-1804)   
  
2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
  
*  Birth:                         before 6 February 1736/7, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1]   
*  Baptism:                   6 February 1736/7 (after age 0), Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1]   
*  Death:                      before 1800 (before about age 63), probably Brookline, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States    
      
3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
  
*  Spouse 1:                 Ephraim Sawtell (1734-1800)   
*  Marriage 1:             22 December 1757 (after age 20), Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[2–3]   
*  List of Children:     1758–1772 (about age 21–about 35, list of children born in Groton; Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[4]

*  Child 1:                   Abigail Sawtell (1758-1817)   
*  Child 2:                   Lucy Sawtell (1760-1815)   
*  Child 3:                   Josiah Sawtell (1762-1766)   
*  Child 4:                   Molly Sawtell (1763-1795)   
*  Child 5:                   Eli Sawtell (1765-    )   
*  Child 6:                   Josiah Sawtell (1768-1847)   
*  Child 7:                   Ephraim Sawtell (1770-    )   
*  Child 8:                   Sarah Sawtell (1772-    )   
*  Child 9:                   John Sawtell (1773-    )   
*  Child 10:                 Ede Sawtell (1778-    )   
  
4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):   

Abigail Stone was the daughter of James and Mary (Farwell) Stone of Groton, Massachusetts.  The baptism record of Abigail Stone says[1]:

"STONE, Abigail, d. James and Mary, bp. Feb. 6, 1736 C.R. 1"

The Groton, Massachusetts town record book provides the marriage of Ephraim Sawtell and Abigail Stone[2]::

"[December] 22d [1757] Ephraim Sawtell & Abigail Stone boath of Groton"

The Groton, Massachusetts town records record the births of the first eight of the children of Ephraim and Abigail Sawtell[4].  The record says:

"Abagail Sawtell the daughter of Ephraim Sawtell and Abagail his wife born at Groton November 3'd 1758
Lucy Sawtell the daughter of Ephraim Sawtell and Abagail his wife born at Groton January 20'th 1760
Josiah Sartell the son of Ephraim Sawtell & Abigail his wife was born at Groton January the 30'th 1762
Molley Sartell the daughter of Ephraim Sartell and Abigail his wife born at Groton December 3'd 1763
Eli Sartell the son of Ephraim Sartell jnr & Abigail his wife was born at Groton Nov'r 26'th 1765
Josiah Sawtell the son of Ephraim Sawtell & Abigail his wife born at Groton January 24'th 1768
Ephraim Sawtell the son of Ephraim Sawtell & Abigail his wife was born at Groton June 23'd 1770
Sarah Sawtell the daugh'r of Ephraim Sawtell & Abigail his wife was born at Groton November 20'th 1772"

During the period from 1773 to 1775, Ephraim Sawtell moved from Groton, Massachusetts to the north to Mason, New Hampshire.  He and his wife, Abigail, had one daughter recorded in the Mason, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Town Records in 1778.

There is no record for the death or burial of Abigail (Stone) Sawtell in Massachusetts or New Hampshire records.  There are no probate records for her in Massachusetts or New Hampshire records.

The assumption is that she died between 1790 and 1800, probably in Brookline, New Hampshire where the family resided in the 1790 U.S. Census.

5)  SOURCES
 
1. Vital Records of Groton, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, Mass. : The Essex Institute, 1926-1927), Two volumes, Volume 1, Births, page 230, Abigail Stone baptism entry.

2. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), "Groton, Births, Marriages and Deaths," no page number, image 106 of 990, Ephraim Sawtell and Abigail Stone marriage entry.

3. Vital Records of Groton, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, Marriages, page 165, Ephraim Sawtell and Abigail Stone entry.

4. Massachusetts, Town Records, 1620-1988, digital images, Ancestry.com, "Groton, Births, Marriages, Deaths," image 86 of 990, births of children of Josiah and Abigail Sawtell.

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1 comment:

Doris Wheeler said...

FYI. I'm subscribed to your blog, but the email version did not hit my Google Inbox until 8:05 this morning, a bit late to take advantage of the FindMyPast free access yesterday.

Thank you for the time and effort you devote to this work!

Doris