Saturday, March 10, 2018

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Six Memories

It's Saturday Night - 
time for more Genealogy Fun! 



Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to:


1)  Judy Russell asked six questions in her 2014 Keynote address at RootsTech to determine if audience members knew certain family stories about their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.  She demonstrated very well that family stories are lost within three generations if they are not recorded and passed on to later generations.

2)  This week, I want you to answer Judy's six questions, but about YOUR own life story, not your ancestors.  Here are the questions:

a)  What was your first illness as a child?

b)  What was the first funeral you attended?

c)  What was your favorite book as a child?

d)  What was your favorite class in elementary school?

e)  What was your favorite toy as a child?

f)  Did you learn how to swim, and where did you learn?

3)  Tell us in your own blog post, or in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook or Google+ post.

Here are my stories:

a)  The first illness I recall as a child was the chicken pox.  I'm sure that I got it in the first two or three years of school from another classmate, and I passed it to my brother.  I still have a scar on the side of my nose from it.  

b)  The first funeral I attended may have been for my grandfather, Lyle Carringer, in November 1976.  I son't recall an earlier one in the family, or for friends.  I was too young to go to my great-grandmother's funeral in 1952, and my Massachusetts grandmother, who died in 1962, was too far away.

c)  My favorite book as a child was the World Book Encyclopedia.  I read it voraciously just about every day.  My favorite subjects were geography, history and science.  

d)  My favorite class at Brooklyn Elementary School was 4th grade.  Miss Williams was the teacher, and she was very patient and encouraging.  

e)  My favorite toy as a child was my Lionel train set.  My father, brother, and I would play for hours setting up the track through the house, and running at least two engines on it to try to make spectacular crashes.   I spent my allowance money on more train cars.

f)  I learned how to swim in summer 1954 at age 10 at Bass Lake near Yosemite.  That was our first family vacation away from San Diego, and it was memorable not only for swimming in the lake, but also fishing on the lake and buying baseball cards at the park store.  

I have no clue how my parents, or grandparents, or great-grandparents would answer those questions.  At RootsTech 2014, I sat down before the first question was finished!  

I wrote my answers down so that they would be saved somewhere on the Internet and perhaps my children and grandchildren will see them.  When Judy's grand-niece gives a Keynote lecture at RootsTech 2054, my grandchildren will be able to answer some of the questions she might pose as a challenge to the audience!



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Surname Saturday - LNU (Elizabeth married John Pers, England to colonial New England)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.  


I am working in the 9th great-grandmothers by Ahnentafel number, and I am up to Ancestor #2089 who is Elizabeth LNU (1590-1667). 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 9th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts.]

My ancestral line back through one generation in this LNU family line is:


1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)

16. Isaac Seaver (1823-1901)
17. Lucretia Townsend Smith (1827-1884)

32. Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825)
33. Abigail Gates (1797-1869)

64. Benjamin Seaver (1757-1816)
65. Martha Whitney (1764-1832)


130.  Samuel Whitney (1719-1782)
131.  Abigail Fletcher (1720-1783)

260.  William Whitney (1683-1720)
261.  Martha Pierce (1681-1759)


522.  Joseph Peirce (1647-1713)
523.  Martha LNU (1647-1698)

1044.  Anthony Peirce (1611-1678)
1045.  Anne LNU (1613-1683)

2088.  John Pers, born 1588 in Norwich, Norfolk, England; died 19 August 1661 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He married 3. Elizabeth LNU 22 April 1610 in Norwich, Norfolk, England.
2089.  Elizabeth LNU, born about 1590 in England; died 12 March 1667 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of John Pers and Elizabeth Trull are:
i. Anthony Peirce, born before 28 April 1611 in Norwich, Norfolk, England; died 09 May 1678 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; married (1) Mary LNU before 1633 in England; married (2) Anne LNU 1633 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
ii. Esther Peirce, born about 1613 in probably Norwich, Norfolk, England; died 04 May 1694 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; married Joseph Morse 1636 in probably Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; born about 1610 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England; died 04 May 1691 in Massachusetts, United States.
iii. Barbre Peirce, born before 04 February 1615 in Norwich, Norfolk, England; n
iv. John Peirce, born before 19 March 1617 in Norwich, Norfolk, England; died 19 August 1678 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; married Elizabeth LNU about 1643 in Massachusetts, United States; born about 1620 in England; died 12 March 1667 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
v. Elizabeth Peirce, born before 06 March 1619 in Norwich, Norfolk, England;
vi. Robert Peirce, born before 21 December 1621 in Norwich, Norfolk, England; died 10 September 1706 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; married Mary Knight 16 October 1645 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; born before 14 July 1621 in Romsey, Hampshire, England; died 18 March 1701 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
vii. Elizabeth Peirce, born before 11 April 1624 in Norwich, Norfolk, England; died before 1665 in Massachusetts, United States; married John Ball 03 December 1644 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; born before 24 March 1617 in Norwich, Norfolk, England; died 10 September 1675 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.
viii. Mary Peirce, born before 26 December 1625 in Norwich, Norfolk, England; died 26 January 1705 in Massachusetts, United States; married Clement Coldam about 1646 in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States; born about 1624 in England; died 18 December 1703 in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

ix. Judith Peirce, born before 06 March 1627 in Norwich, Norfolk, England; died before 02 October 1650 in Massachusetts, United States; married Francis Wyman 30 January 1645 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; born before 24 February 1619 in Westmill, Hertfordshire, England; died 30 November 1699 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

The parents and birth date of Elizabeth LNU are unknown at present.  Some online family trees say she is Elizabeth Trull, baptized 13 April 1590 in St. Augustine in Norwich, Norfolk, England, daughter of Robert and Mary (Stoker) Trull of Norwich.  This is possible, since there is a 1610 marriage record and the children's baptism records also in Norwich from 1611 to 1627.

Information about the Pers/Pearse/Peirce family was obtained from:

*  Frederick Clifton Peirce, Peirce Genealogy (Worcester, 1880)

*  John B. Pierce, "The Identity of John Pers of Watertown", New England Historic Genealogical Register, Vol. 111, number 2, page 158 (April 1957).

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Genealogy News Bytes - 9 March 2018


Some of the genealogy news items across my desktop the last three days include:

1)  News Articles:


Lost Cousins Newsletter - 9 March 2018


2)  Record Databases:

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New & Improved Irish Civil Registration Indexes Available to Search This Findmypast Friday (9 March 2018)

*  TheGenealogist releases Outgoing UK Passenger Lists for the 1940s

*  Dutch Genealogy News for February 2018

3)  Genealogy Education:

 GeneaWebinars Calendar

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FamilySearch Classes Presented at RootsTech 2018 Now Online

*  Upcoming MyHeritage Webinar - Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 11 a.m PDT.:  True Stories of Families Reunited Thanks to Genetic Genealogy


*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 14 March, 5 p.m. PDT:  The Case of the Broken Link: Decoding the URL, by Cundi Ingle

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  "Overcoming Brick Walls Caused by Record Loss," by Mary Hill

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar: "Secrets in the Attic: Break Down Brick Walls With Home Sources," by Denise May Levenick

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  It's All In There - Navigating the FamilySearch Catalog, by Sharon Monson

*  Sharn White's YouTube Channel:  Congress 18 Day 1

*  Amy Johnson Crow's YouTube Chanel:  Unusual Sources for Finding Female Ancestors 

*  Family History Fanatics YouTube Channel:  RootsMagic Review - 5 Things I Love

*  Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems YouTube Channel:  PREVIEW: Rolling Out the Red Carpet for Genealogy

*  RootsTech 2018 YouTube Video Compendium - Updated 6 March 2018

4)  Bargains:

*  Genealogy Bargains for Friday, March 9,  2018

5)  Neat Stuff:

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Searching for the white landlady who saved my immigrant family, I found America

*  DNA testing kits can create unexpected dilemmas

Did you miss the last Genealogy News Bytes - 6 March 2018?


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New & Improved Irish Civil Registration Indexes Available to Search This Findmypast Friday (9 March 2018)

I received this information from Findmypast today:

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New & Improved Irish Civil Registration Indexes Available to Search This Findmypast Friday
The home of the world’s largest online collection of Irish family history records, Findmypast, today announces the publication of two new and improved Irish Civil Registration Indexes.
Both collections are completely free to search and explore, providing family historians around the world with even greater chances of learning more about the lives of their Irish ancestors.
The two indexes, the Ireland Civil Birth Registers Index and Ireland Civil Marriage Index, contain over 5.3 million transcripts of Irish civil births and marriages compiled from original entries in General Register Office registers. Today’s release marks the first phase of a collection that will continue to grow as additional records are added throughout 2018.
Created by Findmypast from images held by IrishGenealogy.ie, these new and improved transcripts include a variety of additional details including the names of both parents (including mother’s maiden name), father’s occupation, and residence.
Transcripts of births also contain exact birth dates, while marriage transcripts will reveal the couple’s religious denomination, residences, occupations and marital status.
The extra details Findmypast have transcribed provide researchers with more search options, allowing them to explore the GRO registers with even greater accuracy. Civil marriages can now be searched by the names of both the bride and groom while births can be searched by the names of both parents, allowing family historians to quickly and easily identify any children born to that couple.
The General Register Office of Ireland (Oifig An Ard-Chl├íraitheora) is the central civil repository for records relating to births, stillbirths, deaths, marriages, civil partnerships, and adoptions in Ireland.
The Office recently published their nationwide collection of birth and marriage records on their own website,www.irishgenealogy.ie, and Findmypast is pleased to offer a rich index enabling researchers to locate these important documents with greater ease than ever before.
Each of Findmypast’s new transcripts will also include a link to www.irishgenealogy.ie, where images of the original documents can be found. These images are completely free to access and may provide a variety of valuable additional details.
By clicking this link, researchers will be taken to the source website where they will first need to check a CAPTCHA box. They will then be required to enter their name and check another box to be taken to the image of the original register.
Brian Donovan, head of Irish data at Findmypast, said; “With more than twice the number of Irish records than any other genealogy site, Findmypast is proud to be improving access to the GRO’s vital collections of birth and marriage records. Moreover, we are once again releasing these records for free forever, just like we did with the pre-1901 census records and the Roman Catholic parish registers, making Irish genealogy that much easier and cheaper for all. It’s a privilege to work with these records and we look forward to making further updates to the indexes in the near future.”
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Disclosure:  I have a complimentary subscription to Findmypast, and have accepted meals and services from Findmypast, as a Findmypast Ambassador.  This has not affected my objectivity relative to Findmypast and its products.


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52 Ancestors - Week 217: #296 Hezekiah Sawtell (1703-1779) Groton, Massachusetts

Hezekiah Sawtell (1703-1779) is #296 on my Ahnentafel List, my 6th great-grandfather, who married #297 Joanna Wilson (1701-1786)  in 1723 in Groton, Massachusetts.


I am descended through:

*  their son, #148 Ephraim Sawtell (1735-1800) married #149 Abigail Stone (1737-about 1800) in 1757.
*  their son, #74 Josiah Sawtell (1768-1847) married #75 Hannah Smith (1768-1827) in 1789.
*  their daughter, #37 Hannah Sawtell (1789-1857) married   #36 Zachariah Hildreth (1783-1857)in 1810.
*  their son, #18 Edward Hildreth (1831-1899) married #19 Sophia Newton (1834-1923) in 1852.
*  their daughter #9 Hattie Louisa Hildreth (1857-1920) married #8 Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) in 1874.
*  their son #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) married #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) in 1900.
*  their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
*  their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)

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

*  Name:                        Hezekiah Sawtell[1–6]    
*  Sex:                           Male    

*  Father:                      Obadiah Sawtell (1648-1740)    
*  Mother:                    Hannah Lawrence (1662-1707)  

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Birth:                        2 March 1703, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1-3,6]    

*  Death:                      18 March 1779 (age 76), Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[5–6]    

*  Burial:                     after 18 March 1779 (after age 76), Old Burying Ground, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[6]  

3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
*  Spouse 1:                Joanna Wilson (1701-1786)    
*  Marriage:                1 August 1723 Intentions)  (age 20), Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1,4]    

*  Child 1:                   Jonathan Sawtell (1724-1801)    
*  Child 2:                   Hezekiah Sawtell (1725-1770)    
*  Child 3:                   Elnathan Sawtell (1728-1758)    
*  Child 4:                   Hannah Sawtell (1730-1762)    
*  Child 5:                   Obadiah Sawtell (1732-1819)    
*  Child 6:                   Ephraim Sawtell (1734-1800)    
*  Child 7:                   Richard Sawtell (1737-1815)    
*  Child 8:                   Elizabeth Sawtell (1739-1804)    
*  Child 9:                   Nathaniel Sawtell (1743-1825)
*  Child 10:                 Esther Sawtell (1745-    )   
*  Child 11:                 Rebekah Sawtell (1747-    )  

4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):    

Hezekiah Sawtell was born 2 March 1703 in Groton, Massachusetts, the 13th and last child of Obadiah and Hannah (Lawrence) Sawtell[1-3].  

He married Joannah Wilson, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Foster) Wilson on 1 August 1723 (Intentions) in Groton, Massachusetts[1,4].  They has 11 children born between 1724 and 1747, all born in and recorded in the Groton town records.  

He was a soldier in King George's War and a Deacon in the Groton church[1].

Hezekiah Sawtell died 18 March 1779 in Groton[1,5-6].  His gravestone is in the Old Burying Ground in Groton[6].  The gravestone inscription reads:

To the Memory of
A Beloved Friend
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Here lies the Body of
Lieut. HEZEKIAH SAWTELL
Who Departed this life March Ye 18th
1779 in the 77th Year of his age:
in his life he Was a Kind & Loving Husband
a tender and Provident Parent, a
Friendly and Benevolent Neighbour
Singularly Pitiful and Liberal
to the Poor, Needy and Distress'd,
his life useful his death Lamented
stop Passenger as You Go by
Remember You Was born to die
As You are Now So Once Was I
As I am Now So You Must be
Prepare for Death and Follow me.

There are no probate records for Hezekiahg Sawtell in the Middlesex County, Mass. Probate Court record books.  
5)  SOURCES

1. Dale C. Kellogg and John C. Threlfall, "Richard Sawtell of Watertown, Mass.," New England Historic Genealogical Register, Volume 126, Number 1 (January 1972) pages 3-17, page 16, Hezxekiah Sawtell sketch.

2. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), "Groton Births, Marriages and Deaths," page 4 (image 345 of 990), Hezekiah Sawtell birth entry.

3. Vital Records of Groton, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, Mass. : The Essex Institute, 1926-1927), Two volumes, Births, page 209, Hazekiah Sawtell entry.

4. Vital Records of Groton, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, Marriages, page 150, Hezekiah Sawtell and Joannah Willson entry.

5. Vital Records of Groton, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849, Deaths, page 264, Hezekiah Sawtell entry.

6. Jim Tipton, indexed database, Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com), Old Burying Ground, Groton, Mass., Hezekiah Sawtell memorial #56036730.

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NOTE:  Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post 
 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  I have extended this theme in 2018 to 260 Ancestors in 260 Weeks.


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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Seavers in the News - Beverly A. Seaver Obituary

It's time for another edition of "Seavers in the News" - a semi-regular feature from the historical newspapers about persons with the surname Seaver that are interesting, useful, fun, macabre, or add information to my family tree database.

This week's entry is from the Mount Sterling (Ky.) Advocate newspaper dated 30 March 1904:



The transcription of this article is:

"Former Kentuckian Dead

"We are in receipt of a delayed paper from Highland, Kan., announcing the death of Hon. B.A. Seaver.  He died on Monday, January 25, 1904 at his home near Highland, Kan.  Beverly A. Seaver was born in Castile, New York, in 1839.  He was 64 years old on the 7th of December.  In 1856 he moved to Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, where he taught school two years and then began the practice of law.  His law partner was Tom Turner, who was a member of Congress.  Here he married Miss Luckett Anderson, oldest daughter of Joseph Anderson, deceased, of Jeffersonville.  They came to Highland in 1872 and this place has been his residence ever since.  He has been a practicing attorney in this county constantly for 30 years.  His wife died in August 1899.  He was elected a member of the state legislature in 1887 and served two sessions.  He was on the Democratic ticket.  He was county attorney from 1883 to 1885.  He was twice a nominee for State Senate on the Democratic ticket.  In 1882 he made speeches favoring the adoption of the prohibitory amendment to state constitution.  He was a sound money Democrat and in 1896 voted for McKinley.  He was one of the Presidential electors in Kansas at the time of Cleveland's first election.  Mr. Seaver was one of the most honored and respected members of the bar in this judicial district.

"He was also considered one of the most capable and honest lawyers in this end of the State.  He leaves one son, Joseph M. Seaver, who lives on the family farm, south of Highland.  He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Ella E. Herrick and Mrs. Jessie Jennings, both of Kansas City.  These two sisters and Robert T. Herrick have been with Mr. Seaver for several weeks."

The source citation for this article is:

"Former Kentuckian Dead," Mt. Sterling [Ky.} Advocate newspaper, Wednesday, 30 March 1904, page 4, column 3, Beverly A.  Seaver obituary; digital image, Chronicling America : historic American Newspapers (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov : accessed 8 March 2018).

I have this person in my RootsMagic family tree database, with his wife and son, and also with his two sisters.  Beverly A. Seaver is my 3rd cousin 5 time removed.  

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San Diego Genealogical Society Program on Saturday, 10 March

The next meeting of the San Diego Genealogical Society (SDGS) is Saturday, 10 March, at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church (8350 Lake Murray Blvd., at Jackson Drive).  

The program speaker for both sessions (10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.) will be David Flint, on "Genealogical Reasearch in England."



This program reviews the three main record groups you are likely to use when doing genealogy research in England: Census records, Civil Registration records and Church records. Each of these record types covers a different time period ranging from 1538 to the present, and each can provide key information about your ancestors in England. The program will compare the different types of records with illustrations of the content, historical context, and some websites to access them online. A printed handout will be provided.

About the Speaker

David Flint has been doing English genealogy research for the past 12 years. He was born in England, where he lived until the age of ten, when his family moved to Canada, and then to the United States. He currently lives in Irvine with his wife, Nancy.

David devotes time to genealogy research, attending lectures and seminars, teaching genealogy classes, and occasional speaking engagements. He is currently President of the South Orange County California Genealogical Society (SOCCGS), a member of the Orange County California Genealogical Society (OCCGS), a member of the North San Diego County Genealogical Society, and a past member of the Genealogical Society of North Orange County California.

David retired after working for the County of Los Angeles for 40 years, ending his career as Assistant Director for Finance and Planning with the County of Los Angeles Public Library. He began his interest in genealogy after attending a library conference in Phoenix, Arizona in 2002, where he met two British Isles research specialists from FamilySearch. He likes to say that genealogy found him because he wasn’t looking for it at the time. He enjoys cooking, good wine, travel, and likes to read history and historical fiction. In addition to working on his family history, David has a goal of developing a specialized collection of British Isles reference books in his home library. He and his wife Nancy have made trips to England to keep in touch with family and visit the country where he spent his childhood.

At his home society in Mission Viejo he leads a monthly England special interest group, and a monthly Legacy Users Group for SOCCGS members who use the Legacy Family Tree genealogy program. He also teaches a beginners class for Legacy, and a class in computer basics. He also leads an annual week-long research trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City for SOCCGS.


9 a.m. Education Hour

In the 9 a.m. hour, Peter Steelquist will lead a discussion of "Researching San Diego" and Dona Ritchie will lead a discussion on "Introduction to Genealogy on Your Mac" in the upstairas classroom.  Seating is limited, so please reserve a spot at sdgsclasses@gmail.com.


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1703 Birth Record of Hezekiah Sawtell (1703-1779) in Groton, Mass. --- Post 402 of Treasure Chest Thursday

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - a chance to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the 1703 birth record of Hezekiah Sawtell in Groton, Massachusetts:


The birth record for Hezekiah Sawtell is on the right-hand page:


The transcription of the birth record is:

"hazekiah sawtell the son of obadiah & joana his
wife born at groton 2 day of march 1703"

The source citation for this record is:

Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), "Groton Births, Marriages and Deaths," page 4 (image 345 of 990), Hazekiah Sawtell birth entry.

Hezekiah Sawtell (1703-1779)  was the 13th and last child of Obadiah and Hannah (Lawrence) Sawtell, born in Groton, Massachusetts.  He married Joanna Wilson (1701-1786) in 1723 in Groton, , and they had eleven children between 1724 and 1747, all born in Groton.  Joanna was the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Foster) Wilson of Billerica, Massachusetts.

They are my 6th great-grandparents.  I descend through their son Ephraim Sawtell (1735-1800) who married Abigail Stone (1737-????) in 1757 in Groton.

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