Descendants of John Sawyer
Compiled by Susy Wetz
Generation No. 1
1. John2 Sawyer (Thomas1) was born Abt. 1582 in
Lincolnshire, England, and died Unknown in England. He married Agnes Sharpe Abt.
1605. She was born Abt. 1583 in England,
and died Unknown in England.
of John Sawyer and Agnes Sharpe are:
+ 2 i. Thomas3 Sawyer, born Aug 1616 in
Lincolnshire, England; died 12 Sep 1706 in Lancaster Mass..
3 ii. Edward Sawyer, born Abt. 1608 in
Lancastershire England; died 09 Mar 1671/72 in Unknown New England Colonies. He married Mary Pleasley Abt. 1630; born
Unknown; died Unknown.
More About Edward Sawyer:
4 iii. William Sawyer, born Abt. 1616 in
Lincolnshire, England; died 1702 in Newbury Mass. He married (1) Sarah Thomas Abt. 1638; born
Unknown; died Unknown. He married (2)
Ruth Bitfield 1644; born Unknown; died Unknown.
Notes for William Sawyer:
Founded Newbury Baptist Church
More About William Sawyer:
Generation No. 2
2. Thomas3 Sawyer (John2,
Thomas1) was born Aug 1616 in Lincolnshire, England, and died 12 Sep
1706 in Lancaster Mass.. He married Mary
(Marie) Prescott 02 Jul 1648 in Rowley, Essex, Mass, daughter of John
Prescott and Mary Platts. She was born
24 Feb 1628/29 in Sowerby, Halifax York, England, and died Unknown.
for Thomas Sawyer:
is buried in Lot # 179, Old Settlers Field, Lancaster, Mass
March 24, 1692 he was Christened in Lincolnshire, England
to America in 1636
was a Blacksmith in Rowley, Mass
Place: Rowley, MA
immigrant: Sawyer, Thomas
entry number: 2130305
publication code: 9448
publication page number: 59
publication: VIRKUS, FREDERICK A.,
editor. Immigrant Ancestors: A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America before 1750.
Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1964. 75p. Repr. 1986.
About Thomas Sawyer:
Old Settlers Field, Lancaster,Mass
of Thomas Sawyer and Mary Prescott are:
+ 5 i. John4 Sawyer, born 06 Apr 1661 in
Lancaster Mass.; died 1705 in Hebron CT.
6 ii. Thomas Sawyer, born 02 Jul 1649 in Lancaster
Mass.; died 05 Sep 1736 in Lancaster Mass..
He married (1) Sarah Fairbanks 11 Oct 1670 in Lancaster Mass; born 09
Dec 1645 in Dedham Mass; died 02 Mar 1670/71 in Lancaster Mass.. He married (2) Hannah Lewis 21 Sep 1672 in
Lancaster Mass; born 18 Mar 1647/48 in Roxbury Mass.; died 1708 in Lancaster
Mass.. He married (3) Mary (Rice) White
15 Jul 1718; born 04 Sep 1656 in Sudbury, Mass; died 22 Aug 1733 in Lancaster
7 iii. Ephraim Sawyer, born 16 Jan 1649/50; died 10
Feb 1674/75 in Lancaster Mass..
Notes for Ephraim Sawyer:
Killed by the Indians
8 iv. Mary (Marie) Sawyer, born 04 Jan 1651/52 in
Lancaster Mass.; died Unknown. She
married (1) Nathaniel Wilder 24 Nov 1673; born Abt. 1650; died Unknown. She married (2) James Houghton 1688; born
Abt. 1650; died Unknown.
9 v. Elizabeth Sawyer, born 07 Jan 1653/54 in Lancaster
Mass.; died Abt. 1656.
Notes for Elizabeth Sawyer:
10 vi. Joshua Sawyer, born 13 Mar 1653/54 in
Lancaster Mass.; died 14 Jul 1738 in Woburn, Middlesex Mass. He married Sarah (Wright) Potter 02 Jan
1677/78 in Woburn, Middlesex, Mass; born 16 Feb 1652/53 in Woburn, Middlesex
Mass; died Unknown.
More About Joshua Sawyer:
Event 1: 1690, Freeman
11 vii. Coronet James Sawyer, born 22 Mar 1656/57 in
Lancaster Mass.; died 27 Jan 1753 in Pomfret CT. He married (1) Mary Marble 04 Feb 1677/78 in
Concord, Mass; born Unknown; died 20 Mar 1707/08 in Pomfret CT. He married (2) Mary Prescott Aft. 1708 in
Pomfret CT; born Abt. 1660; died Unknown.
Notes for Coronet James Sawyer:
James was among the first settlers
in Pomfret CT in 1709 he bought a mill privilege on a Small brook Running into
the Quinebaug, known as Bark Meadow Brook, and built thereon the first grist
mill i the settlement of Pomfret In 1710 the military corps was organized, and
though he was about 53 years old, he was elected Cornet of the company, a
distinction implying previous service.
After that he was Called Cornet in the public records. The company consisted of fifty men of all
ages from 16 to 60, under Capt. John Sabin.
Cornet Sawyer was a Selectman in 1714 and was elected February 16, 1714
on an important committee to locate the meeting house at White's Plain in
Pomfret in 1731.
He married first , February 4,
1678 to Mary Marble probably of the Stow family. She died at Pomfret in 1708, leaving four
children. He married a second time to Mary Prescott of Pomfret and had seven
children. Some names of the children are: James Jr. - Benjamin - Ephraim -
Capt. Joseph - John
12 viii. Caleb Sawyer, born 20 May 1659 in Lancaster
Mass.; died 12 Feb 1755 in Hebron CT. He
married Sarah Houghton 28 Dec 1687 in Lancaster Mass; born 17 Feb 1661/62 in
Lancaster Mass.; died 15 Nov 1757 in Harvard Mass..
13 ix. Elizabeth Sawyer, born 05 Jan 1662/63 in
Lancaster Mass.; died Unknown. She
married James Hosmer; born 26 Oct 1660 in Concord Mass.; died Unknown.
14 x. Deborah Sawyer, born 17 May 1666 in
Lancaster Mass.; died 17 Jul 1666 in Lancaster Mass..
15 xi. Nathaniel Sawyer, born 26 Nov 1670 in
Lancaster Mass.; died 10 Nov 1756. He
married (1) Mary Houghton 1692; born Abt. 1675; died Abt. 1693. He married (2) Elizabeth (Unknown) Aft. 1693;
born Unknown; died Unknown.
16 xii. Hannah Sawyer, born 24 Nov 1670 in Lancaster
Mass.; died Unknown. She married Joseph
Blood 15 Apr 1706; born Abt. 1670; died Unknown.
17 xiii. Martha Sawyer, born 10 Aug 1673 in
Lancaster, Worchester, Mass; died Abt. 1674.
Notes for Martha Sawyer:
Generation No. 3
5. John4 Sawyer (Thomas3,
John2, Thomas1) was born 06 Apr 1661 in Lancaster Mass.,
and died 1705 in Hebron CT. He married Mary
Bella Ball 16 Jun 1686 in Worcester Mass..
She was born Abt. 1665, and died 27 Feb 1748/49 in Hebron CT.
for John Sawyer:
to CT 1691
of John Sawyer and Mary Ball are:
+ 18 i. Sgt. Edward5 Sawyer, born 30 Mar
1687 in Lancaster Mass.; died 27 Feb 1766.
19 ii. Jacob Sawyer, born 1689 in Lancaster Mass.;
died 1786 in New London CT. He married
Martha (Loomer) Loomis 22 Jun 1710 in Lyme, New London CT; born Abt. 1690; died
Notes for Jacob Sawyer:
In 1713 Moved to Hebron CT
Will proved on November 11, 1760
in New London CT
20 iii. Moses Sawyer, born 1690 in Lyme, New London
CT; died 07 Feb 1730/31 in Hebron CT. He
married Ruth Lewis 14 Feb 1715/16 in Hebron CT; born 01 Jan 1693/94; died
21 iv. Joseph Sawyer, born 1692 in Lyme, New London
CT; died 09 Sep 1737. He married Sarah
Sawyer; born Unknown; died Unknown.
22 v. George Wade Sawyer, born Abt. 1693 in Lyme,
New London CT.
23 vi. Isaac Sawyer, born Abt. 1695 in Lyme, New
24 vii. James Sawyer, born Abt. 1696 in Lyme, New
Generation No. 4
18. Sgt. Edward5 Sawyer (John4,
Thomas3, John2, Thomas1) was born 30 Mar 1687
in Lancaster Mass., and died 27 Feb 1766.
He married Elizabeth Mack 03 Jul 1707 in Hebron CT. She was born 28 Oct 1688, and died 15 Mar
About Elizabeth Mack:
of Edward Sawyer and Elizabeth Mack are:
+ 25 i. John6 Sawyer, born 03 Sep 1708 in
Hebron CT; died 01 Jan 1794 in Hebron CT.
26 ii. Jonathan Sawyer, born 16 Sep 1710 in Hebron
CT; died 10 Apr 1737 in Hebron CT. He
married Dorothy Post 04 Jun 1731 in Hebron CT; born 29 Jan 1707/08; died
27 iii. Edward Sawyer, born 19 Jan 1712/13 in Hebron
CT; died 01 Dec 1736.
28 iv. Thomas Sawyer, born 16 Jan 1714/15 in Hebron
CT; died 06 Sep 1785. He married
Hepzibah Dewey 16 Jun 1737 in Hebron CT; born 28 Dec 1715 in Lebanon CT; died
22 Mar 1792.
29 v. Elizabeth Sawyer, born 16 Jan 1716/17 in
Hebron, CT; died 18 Jun 1804. She
married Benjamin Bissell 06 Jul 1738; born Unknown; died Unknown.
30 vi. Mary Sawyer, born 26 Mar 1718 in Hebron CT;
died 06 Dec 1736.
31 vii. Jesse Sawyer, born 10 Dec 1721 in Hebron,
CT. He married Sarah Barden.
32 viii. Lydia Sawyer, born 21 Nov 1723. She married Benjamin Beach 16 Aug 1744.
33 ix. Isaac Sawyer, born 14 Jul 1720 in Hebron CT;
died 1784. He married (1) Susanna
Gillbert 14 Apr 1740; born 1718; died 1751.
He married (2) Hanna McFarland 1752.
34 x. Joseph Sawyer, born 27 Dec 1725 in Hebron
CT; died 27 Jan 1746/47.
35 xi. Homer Sawyer, born 09 Apr 1728 in Hebron CT;
36 xii. Hannah Sawyer, born 09 Apr 1728 in Hebron
CT; died Unknown. She married Jonathan
Hutchinson 07 Sep 1747; born 1711; died 1796.
37 xiii. Phebe Sawyer, born 05 Nov 1730 in Hebron CT;
died 30 Nov 1763. She married Lt.
Benjamin Carter 26 Apr 1748; born Abt. 1725; died Unknown.
38 xiv. Rachel Sawyer, born Abt. 1732 in Hebron, CT;
died Abt. 1733.
Generation No. 5
25. John6 Sawyer (Edward5,
John4, Thomas3, John2, Thomas1) was
born 03 Sep 1708 in Hebron CT, and died 01 Jan 1794 in Hebron CT. He married Bathsheba Mann 10 May 1733
in Hebron CT. She was born 1702, and
died 30 Jan 1795 in Hebron CT.
for Bathsheba Mann:
"at the age of 93 years"
of John Sawyer and Bathsheba Mann are:
+ 39 i. Delight7 Sawyer, born 26 Mar 1739
in Of Salisbury Litchfield Co CT; died in Unknown.
40 ii. Rachel Sawyer, born 10 Feb 1733/34; died
Unknown. She married Nathaniel Phelps 26
Mar 1752; born Unknown.
41 iii. John Sawyer, born 06 Apr 1735 in Hebron CT;
died 16 Jan 1736/37 in Hebron CT.
42 iv. Mary Sawyer, born 25 Jun 1737 in Hebron
CT. She married Jabez Ellis 14 Nov 1754.
43 v. Elizabeth Sawyer, born 07 May 1741 in Hebron
CT. She married John Wells 11 Dec 1760.
44 vi. John Sawyer, born 15 Jun 1743 in Hebron CT;
died 01 Dec 1754 in Hebron CT.
Generation No. 6
39. Delight7 Sawyer (John6,
Edward5, John4, Thomas3, John2,
Thomas1) was born 26 Mar 1739 in Of Salisbury Litchfield Co CT, and
died in Unknown. She married Asher
Merrill 31 Jan 1759 in Hebron Tolland, CT, son of John Merrill and Esther
Stricklin. He was born 26 Feb 1734/35 in
Hebron Tolland CT, and died in Herkimer NY.
for Asher Merrill:
Merrill and his family are listed on the 1790 - 1800 - 1820 CT census of
Litchfield Co CT
Merrill is also listed as serving in the French & Indian War, Campaign of
1755 with Seventh Company, Capt. Icabod Phelps of Hebron CT
of Delight Sawyer and Asher Merrill are:
45 i. Delight8 Merrill, born 06 Dec
1759 in Hebron CT; died 21 Jan 1760 in Tolland County Ct.
Notes for Delight Merrill:
Listed on the cemetery records 6
weeks 4 days old- last name misspelled - Mirell
More About Delight Merrill:
Burial: Hebron Cemetery
46 ii. Asher Merrill, born 25 Apr 1761 in Hebron
CT; died 04 Sep 1777 in Danbury CT.
47 iii. Ruben Merrill, born 11 Feb 1763 in Hebron
CT; died 28 Sep 1838 in Sumpter Wayne MI.
48 iv. Delight Merrill, born 13 Nov 1764 in Hebron
CT; died Unknown.
49 v. Elizabeth Merrill, born 11 Aug 1766 in
Hebron CT; died Unknown.
50 vi. Sibel Merrill, born 01 Oct 1768 in Hebron
CT; died Abt. 1770 in Hebron CT.
51 vii. Ormanda Merrill, born 28 Oct 1769 in CT;
died 17 Jan 1848 in Keating Twp McKean Co PA.
She married (1) Jabez Beckwith 1790; born 1768 in Lyme, New London CT;
died 1812 in Lymansville, PA. She
married (2) Hon. Joel Bishop Aft. 1812; born Unknown; died Unknown.
Notes for Ormanda Merrill:
Also found listed as Ormenda and
Armenda. After the death of Jabez,
Ormanda married the Hon. Joel Bishop. In the "Diary of Joseph Beaman
Oviatt" in Keating Twp, McKean County, PA, an entry dated January 18, 1848
reads, "Joel Bishop's wife died yesterday."
Notes for Jabez Beckwith:
"According to family records,
Matthew Beckwith came from England in 1635. He settled in CT where Matthew
reared his family. In 1803 Jabez Beckwith, a later descendant, and his wife
Ormanda moved to New York"
A Jabez Beckwith is listed in the
1800 Litchfield Co. Ct census
1800 BECKWITH JABEZ Letchfield
County CT 64 30010-20010-00 Federal Population Schedule CT 1800 Federal Census
Historical accounts in McKean
County PA have Jabez dying at the home of Maj. Isaac Lyman, in 1812. ( Isaac Lyman was a Maj in the
Revolutionary War, the Second settler in Potter County. He also built the first
road in Potter County. Jabez Beckwith's
daughter married Burrell Lyman, Isaac's son.)
Jabez Beckwith was buried in an unmarked grave. The first white man
buried in the county at that time.
Her is what I have in my working
genealogy of the descendants of Matthew
> of CT. Ancestry back to
Matthew is in parentheses below name:
> 1-7-1-8-3. JABESH BECKWITH
> (Joshua-4, Jonathan-3,
> son of Joshua and Ruth, born
1768 Lyme CT [Hebron,
> Tolland Co.]
> CT, died 1812 Lymansville,
Potter Co. PA. Married 1790 Columbia Co. NY
> [Lempster NH] Omenda MERRILL,
daughter of Asher MERRILL and Delight
> SAWYER . She was born 28 Oct
1769 Hebron CT, died 1 Jan 1846 Sergeant
> Twp., McKena Co. PA. She
married 2nd to Joel Bishop of McKean Co. PA.
> She is buried in Clermont PA.
> Jabesh is listed as a
taxpayer in the town of Palmer MA in 1786 and
> on 20 Mar 1788 Jabesh deeded land
in Palmer to Timothy
> FERRELL....Jabesh's dad
Joshua BECKWITH witnessed the deed. Jebez/Jabesh
> and family moved from
Charlotte, Delaware Co. NY to Potter Co. PA in the
> autumn of 1812. He took sick
near the end of the trip and died a week
> LDS IGI CT
> FGS #92 of Joshua Beckwith
from Hubert S. Beckwith
> Letter from Russ Beckwith
dated 12 July 1989
> Letter from Hubert S.
Beckwith dated 24 Jan 1996
> e-mail from Maureen Lee dated
4 May 1999
> e-mail from Stephen Beckwith
24 July 2001
> emails from
<firstname.lastname@example.org> and <email@example.com>
> "Descendents of Jabez
Beckwith" by Patricia Randall sent 6
From: "Erickson, Mahlon"
Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2006
Subject: Re: [BECKWITH] Beckwiths
- Lyme/Haddad area of CT
52 viii. Simeon Merrill, born Abt. 1772 in Hebron CT;
53 ix. Esther Merrill, born 29 Jul 1774 in Hebron
CT; died Unknown.
54 x. Olive Merrill, born Abt. 1778 in Hebron CT;
died Aft. 1802.
55 xi. Asher Merrill, born 14 Sep 1782 in Hebron
CT; died Bef. 19 Oct 1819 in Canadaiqua, Onterio, NY.