Sargent Genealogy by Isaac Cleaves Sargent-1879 (GEN.20)
Sargent Genealogy by Isaac Cleaves Sargent-1879
Sargent Genealogy by Isaac Cleaves Sargent-1879
Scott Summerville, a direct descendant of Benjamin Choate Sargent (1785-1855) shared a Sargent family genealogy given to him by his grandmother Elma Louise Hill. He believes it was written by Isaac Cleaves Sargent (1853-1910) in 1879.
A transcription of the genealogy is followed by scans of the original document.
1879 Genealogy of the Sargent Family 1879
William Sargent had a grant of land at Gloucester, 1649, and married there Sept.10, 1651 Abigail daughter of Edward Clark and had by her nine children. His wife died March 7, 1711 aged 79 years. He died Feb. 19,1717 aged 92 years.
John Sargent, the oldest child of the above, born March 18, 1653 had a grant of land January 4, 1674 on the westerly side of the Squam river in Gloucester. He married December 24,1679 Hannah Howard and had by her five sons and seven daughters. He lost his life in the public service in 1710 and twenty-five years afterwards his heirs had a grant of two hundred acres of Province land in consideration thereof.
John Sargent the second child of the above born January 29, 1683 married Bethiah Davis for his first wife and by her had three children. He married his second wife December 25, 1735 Mary widow of William Ring and had by her three more children. He died about 1754 aged seventy years.
Thomas Sargent, the first child of the above by his second wife, born October 19, 1739 at Gloucester is said to have gone in early life on some military expedition with Dr. Rea of Danvers. Upon his return home he married Lucy, daughter of William Haskell of West Parish and settled in that part of the town as a doctor, where it is said, he was much employed in cases of common sickness. Dr. Sargent died August 29, 1828 in his eighty-ninth year. His wife Lucy bore him nine children and died. He next married Jemima daughter of Deacon Nathaniel Haskell who added eight more and died in her ninety-third year. Several of the children died young. Abemelick the oldest son died in Portland to which place he had gone as the pilot of a vessel. Dudley married Hannah daughter of Rev. Daniel Fuller and settled in Newburyport. Roger died young in New Orleans.
Benjamin C. son of Dr. Sargent born in Gloucester, January 13,1785 married Susan, daughter of Thomas Cole and had by her nine sons and two daughters and settled in Brooklin, Maine. He died October 26, 1855 in his seventy-first year. His wife died October 11, 1766 in her seventy-eighth year.
Oliver settled in Orland and there died. George settled in Charleston and there died. Roger was drowned off Eastern Point by the upsetting of a boat. Five of the daughters of Dr. Sargent were married. Two are now living in 1872, Mrs. Rust and Mrs. Knowlton, aged eighty-three and eighty-five respectively and it is said that they are the only two living sisters who are great great grandchildren of the first settler of Gloucester.
Benjamin C. first son of the above was born 12, 1808 and settled in Lynn. He married for his first wife Eunice daughter of Enoch Hale and had by her three sons and she died. He married for his second wife Nancy, daughter of Jesse Norcross and had by her three children.
Wyer G. the second son was born June 24,1810 and settled in Sedgwick. He married for his first wife Martha, daughter of Joseph Eaton, had by her three sons and four daughters and she died. He married a second wife Betsy widow of Captain Hezekiah Dodge and she died. He next married Maria, widow of Rev. H. B. Gower, and had by her one son.
John O. the third son was born December 18,1812 and settled in Ellsworth. He married Syrena, daughter of John Dority and had by her one son and three daughters.
Sarah J., the oldest daughter born February 2, 1815 married Robert Dority, settled in Sedgwick and had eight sons and three daughters.
William H. the fourth son born February 4, 1818 settled in Castine. He married Mary daughter of John Redman and had by her one son and three daughters.
Lucius B. the fifth son, born January 13, 1820, settled in Sedgwick. He married Mary A. daughter of James Byard and had by her one son and two daughters.
Thomas C. the sixth son born March 6, 1821 settled in Lynn. He married Louisa daughter of Francis Tribou and had by her one son and one daughter.
Albion P. the seventh son born October 24, 1823 settled in Rockland. He married Anna, daughter of Samuel Hall and had by her one son and two daughters.
Mary M. the second daughter born June 4, 1826 married Wines Milliken and settled in Sedgwick and had two daughters.
Jasper N. the eighth son, born January 6, 1828 settled in Sedgwick. He married Abby daughter of James Byard and had by her four sons.
George M. the ninth son, born March 29, 1830 settled in Chicago. He married Helen daughter of William Durham and had by her two sons and two daughters.