Charlotte Sawyer

Female 1762 - 1810  (~ 48 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Charlotte Sawyer was christened on 28 Mar 1762 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA (daughter of Paul Sawyer and Lois Houghton); died on 06 Nov 1810.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Paul Sawyer was born on 19 May 1733 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA (son of Bezaleel Sawyer and Judith White); died on 02 Jul 1783 in Princeton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Military Service: Sep 1755, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; French and Indian War Crown Point Expedition Capt.Jeduthan Baldwin\'s Co., Col Josiah Brown\'s Regt.

    Paul married Lois Houghton on 07 Mar 1758 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA. Lois (daughter of Israel Houghton and Martha Wheelock) was born on 15 Aug 1731 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 8 Jun 1803 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Lois Houghton was born on 15 Aug 1731 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA (daughter of Israel Houghton and Martha Wheelock); died on 8 Jun 1803 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    Children:
    1. Paul Sawyer, Jr. was christened on 18 Mar 1759 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    2. Lois Sawyer was christened on 13 Jul 1760 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 17 Jun 1823 in Pittsford, Rutland Co., Vermont, USA; was buried in Old Congregational Church Cemetery, Pittsford, Rutland Co., Vermont, USA.
    3. 1. Charlotte Sawyer was christened on 28 Mar 1762 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 06 Nov 1810.
    4. Judith Sawyer was christened on 13 Jan 1765 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    5. Thomas Sawyer was christened on 09 Oct 1768 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; died in Sep 1778.
    6. Israel Sawyer was christened on 12 May 1771 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 22 Jul 1847 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    7. Beulah Sawyer was christened on 09 May 1773 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Bezaleel Sawyer was born in 1685 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA (son of Thomas Sawyer, Jr. and Hannah Lewis); died on 25 Aug 1760 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Old Settlers Burial Field, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.

    Bezaleel married Judith White about 1715 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA. Judith (daughter of Sergeant Josiah White and Mary Rice) was born in 1694 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 24 Mar 1774 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Judith White was born in 1694 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA (daughter of Sergeant Josiah White and Mary Rice); died on 24 Mar 1774 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    Children:
    1. Eunice Sawyer was born on 27 Nov 1716 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    2. Josiah Sawyer was born on 07 Nov 1718 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 19 Mar 1801 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    3. Darius Sawyer was born on 04 Nov 1720 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 13 Aug 1789 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Old Settlers Burial Field, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    4. Bezaliel Sawyer was born on 25 Mar 1723 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 10 Feb 1786 in Jaffrey, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire, USA.
    5. Hannah Sawyer was born on 13 Sep 1725 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 30 Jan 1727 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    6. Hannah Sawyer was born on 04 Jan 1728 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 29 Jan 1770.
    7. Moses Sawyer was born on 20 Aug 1730 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    8. 2. Paul Sawyer was born on 19 May 1733 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 02 Jul 1783 in Princeton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    9. Mary Sawyer was born about 1737 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; was christened on 10 Aug 1760 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 01 Aug 1813 in Westminster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    10. Thomas Sawyer was born on 04 Aug 1737 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 01 Mar 1760 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Old Settlers Burial Field, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.

  3. 6.  Israel Houghton was born in 1705 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA (son of Jacob Houghton and Rebekah Whitcomb); died on 29 Jun 1777 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.

    Notes:

    His death notice, list him as Deacon Israel Houghton. One of their sons,Jonathan, was a Major in the American Revolution. Their son Benjamin was a Captain.

    Israel married Martha Wheelock on 21 Jul 1723 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA. Martha (daughter of Joseph Wheelock and Elizabeth) was born on 31 Jul 1703 in Medfield, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 1 Jan 1768 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Martha Wheelock was born on 31 Jul 1703 in Medfield, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA (daughter of Joseph Wheelock and Elizabeth); died on 1 Jan 1768 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.

    Notes:

    The first three sons may not be children of Martha, however the
    Houghton genealogy believes it to be so(I think they may be sons of
    Isreal's cousin Daniel).

    Children:
    1. Isreal Houghton, Jr. was born in 1724 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    2. Joseph Houghton was born in 1724 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 17 Nov 1725 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    3. Benjamin Houghton was born in 1724 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    4. Phineas Houghton was born in 1726 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    5. Martha Houghton was born on 24 Apr 1728 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    6. Mary Houghton was born in 1730 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    7. 3. Lois Houghton was born on 15 Aug 1731 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 8 Jun 1803 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    8. Joseph Houghton was born in 1733 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    9. Prudence Houghton was born in 1735 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    10. Eunice Houghton was born in 1737 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    11. Captain Benjamin Houghton was born on 15 Sep 1739 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; died in 1802.
    12. Israel Houghton was born on 26 Feb 1741/1742 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    13. Major Jonathan Houghton was born on 24 Dec 1743 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    14. John Houghton was born in 1745.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Thomas Sawyer, Jr. was born on 02 Jul 1649 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA (son of Thomas Sawyer and Mary Prescott); died on 05 Sep 1736 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Old Settlers Burial Field, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.

    Notes:

    Thomas was a millwright and farmer by trade, he built the first mill in Lancaster and Bolton,MA and would agree to built the first mill in Canada, but only for the purchase of his liberty. Thirty years had past since Thomas Jr. made his escaped from Lancaster with his father's family during King Philip's War, when in October 1705, during Queen Anne's War the Abnaki Indians and French forces attacked Englishsettlements in New England, making their way as far south as Hadley,MA. The French authorities stimulated the body of French half-breeds and Indians to make a raid on the British colonies. They started with 700 men for Hadley. The citizens had anticipated trouble form the Indians and had procured from the Goverment a company of soldiers, which was called the "Flower of Essex," for their protection, and were building a stockade fort for their defence, intending to winter there. They had grain in Deerfield which they wished to procure and sent teams for the prupose, and also sent the company of soliers to protect the teams. The grain was loaded and started for home, the soldiers protecting it the while. Going through a swamp near a brook (now known as Bloody Brook), they fell into an ambush of Indians. The soldiers and teamsters were all killed, except one soldier and one teamster, who esacped to Hadley and carried the news. Hadley quickly organized, with the help of an English(possibly Lord Goff) stranger who happened upon the town. The 700 French and Indians were soon on a retreat, 200 of whom returned to Canada, the remaining 500 of them changed their course to Lancaster. When they arrived there, Lancaster again became the scene of a bloody massacre. The house of Peter Joslin was first entered, in which two woman and two children were killed. Mr. Joslin himself returning from work,found his family weltering in their blood. Many citizens were shot down in their fields and the inhabitants were left to defend themselves in their garrison houses. Thomas Sawyer's Sr. garrison proved a safe defense against the Indians. There were numbers of French, among whom was one high French officer who is said to have been mortally wounded while in Lancaster, which much exasperated them. Thomas Jr., with his young son, Elias, were taken prisoner from his own house, and in company with John Biglow, they were taken to Canada. On arriving there, Biglow and Elias were delivered into the hands of the French Governor; but Thomas Sawyer Jr., they would not deliver up for money or any other consideration. He had been brave and caused the death of several of their number. He was destined to torture. He was taken out, fastened to a stake, the fagots(bundles of sticks), placed around him ready for a fire, and the Indians were assembled ready to rend the air with their hideous cries, mingled with his groans of torture. At that moment a man appeared as a Catholic Friar, exhibiting what he claimed to be the keys of purgatory, and told them if they burned Sawyer he would unlock purgatory and pitch them all in. Superstition prevailed, and then unbinding Sawyer they delivered him into the hands of the French Governor. Thomas Jr. told the French Governor that there was a good place for a saw mill on the Chamblee River. The French were very much in need of a saw mill, as there were none in Canada. Neither had any man competent to build one. Thomas proposed that he and Biglow would build a mill, and the compensation should be their freedom. The terms were accepted. In a years's time they completed the mill and recieved their freedom, but young Elias was kept another year to teach others how to keep the mill in order and run it. He was then amply rewarded and returned home. While in Canada, Elias formed the aquaintance of a young lady, whom he promised to go back and marry after he had visited his friends. She gave him a little brown earthen plate as a memento, which in 1883 was in the possession of Elsworth Sawyer, who says that Elias regretted while on his death bed that he did not go back and marry her. Instead of marrying the Canandian lady, he did marry Beatrice Houghton. The attack of 1705 was the final major attack on the town of Lancaster by Indians.

    Thomas married Hannah Lewis on 21 Nov 1672 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA. Hannah (daughter of William Lewis and Amey Weld) was born on 18 Mar 1646/1647 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA; died in 1708 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Hannah Lewis was born on 18 Mar 1646/1647 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA (daughter of William Lewis and Amey Weld); died in 1708 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    Children:
    1. Hannah Sawyer
    2. William Sawyer
    3. Sarah Sawyer
    4. Josiah Sawyer
    5. Joseph Sawyer was born in 1683; died on 10 Jul 1737 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Old Settlers Burial Field, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    6. 4. Bezaleel Sawyer was born in 1685 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 25 Aug 1760 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Old Settlers Burial Field, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    7. Elias Sawyer was born in ca 1689 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 20 Nov 1752 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Old Common Burial Ground, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.

  3. 10.  Sergeant Josiah White was born on 4 Jun 1643 in Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA (son of John White and Joane West); died on 11 Nov 1714 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Old Common Burial Ground, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.

    Notes:

    Josiah lived in Lancaster where he was Commander of a Garrison house, "on ye west side Penicock River called ye Neck 15 Apr 1704." He was a prominet man in the town, holding many of its cheif offices, and frequently serving committees. he lived on the estate granted to his father. Josiah's widow Mary, married 15 Jul 1718 Thomas Sawyer Jr.(father of her son-in-law)

    Josiah married Mary Rice on 28 Nov 1678 in Marlborough, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA. Mary (daughter of Thomas Rice and Mary King) was born on 4 Sep 1656 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 22 Aug 1733 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Old Common Burial Ground, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Mary Rice was born on 4 Sep 1656 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA (daughter of Thomas Rice and Mary King); died on 22 Aug 1733 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Old Common Burial Ground, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    Children:
    1. Sarah White was born on 21 Oct 1680 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    2. Josiah White, Jr. was born on 16 Sep 1682 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 05 May 1772 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    3. Captain John White was born on 20 Sep 1684 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 12 Sep 1725 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    4. Thankful White was born on 27 Mar 1689 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 20 Sep 1739 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    5. Jonathan White was born in 1692 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 16 Jul 1707.
    6. 5. Judith White was born in 1694 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 24 Mar 1774 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    7. Keziah White was born in 1696 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.

  5. 12.  Jacob Houghton was born on 17 Feb 1674 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA (son of Judge John Houghton and Mary Farrar); died on 12 Jul 1750 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.

    Notes:

    Jacob was the first town clerk of Bolton,MA. His son Jonathan, was a Lieutenant in Capt. John Prescott's Company against Spain in the West Indies.

    Jacob married Rebekah Whitcomb on 16 Dec 1704 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA. Rebekah (daughter of Josiah Whitcomb and Rebecca Waters) was born on 12 Sep 1671 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 22 Oct 1752 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Old Common Burial Ground, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Rebekah Whitcomb was born on 12 Sep 1671 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA (daughter of Josiah Whitcomb and Rebecca Waters); died on 22 Oct 1752 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Old Common Burial Ground, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    Children:
    1. Ensign Jacob Houghton, Jr. was born on 01 Apr 1696 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 26 Jan 1780.
    2. Benjamin Houghton was born in 1700.
    3. Jonathan Houghton was born in 1703 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; died in 1741 in Jamaica.
    4. 6. Israel Houghton was born in 1705 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 29 Jun 1777 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    5. Rebekah Houghton was born about 1710.
    6. Abigail Houghton was born about 1710.
    7. John Houghton was born in 1712; died on 23 Oct 1769.

  7. 14.  Joseph Wheelock was born in 1672 in Medfield, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA (son of Gershom Wheelock and Hannah Stodder); died on 19 Jul 1752 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.

    Notes:

    Joseph Wheelock and his brother Samuel were heirs to their father's
    estate in Medfield, which they sold in 1690 to Joseph Plimpton. (Src:
    "History of Medfield", Tilden; Suffolk Deeds, 17-63). This, presumably
    marks the approximate date when Joseph moved to Lancaster. His
    brother, Timothy, is reported to have fought in an "expedition"
    against Canada circa 1688. He lived in Lancaster at the time,
    suggesting that Joseph may have arrived with his brother earlier than
    1690. (Source: "The Story of Colonial Lancaster", by Marion Fuller
    Safford, 1937, The Tuttle Publishing Company, Rutland, Vt.)
    "The Early Records of Lancaster, MA, 1643-1725", editted by Henry S.
    Nourse, Lancaster, 1884, makes numerous references to Joseph Wheelock.
    During Queen Anne's War (1701-1713), Joseph Wheelock signed a petition
    along with 20 others, dated 1703, to His Excellency, Joseph Dudley,
    Esq., regarding, "Inasmuch as the inhabitants of the Town of Lancaster
    were driven out by the Enemy and the place wholly deserted, their
    maintenance of the Minister is now null and void". [pg 141]
    A document, dated April 1704 lists all the garrisons of Lancaster.
    Joseph Wheelock is listed "on ye West Side Penicook River Called ye
    Neck - Serg't Josiah White, a Garrison Himselfe Comander - Joseph
    Wheelock, John Glazier, George Glazier, Joseph Glazier". [Pg. 143]
    The Lancaster Vital Records record the date on which Joseph and his
    wife Elizabeth became members of the Church of Christ in Lancaster,
    under John Prentice, Pastor, 2 Feb 1728/29.
    Joseph died in 1752, and left a will, Worcester County Probate case
    63717. The will, written in 1743, lists (in order) his wife Elizabeth,
    eldest son Joseph, son Jonathan, eldest daughter Elizabeth Sawyer,
    daughters Mary Osgood, Abigail Eames, Ruth Houghton, Martha Houghton,
    granddaughter Dorothy Eames, and son John Wheelock, to whom he leaves
    all his real estate and appoints as the sole executor of the estate.
    Joseph added a codicil in 6 Mar 1752 (1750?) ammeding the will to
    reflect the death of his wife, which is recorded in the Lancaster VRs
    as 9 Feb 1751. The will was proved 20 July 1752.

    Joseph married Elizabeth about 1694. Elizabeth was born about 1673 in Medfield, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 09 Feb 1751 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Elizabeth was born about 1673 in Medfield, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 09 Feb 1751 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    Children:
    1. Mary Wheelock was born on 11 May 1695 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    2. Abigail Wheelock was born about 1697.
    3. Elizabeth Wheelock was born about 1699; died on 14 Nov 1791 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    4. 7. Martha Wheelock was born on 31 Jul 1703 in Medfield, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 1 Jan 1768 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    5. John Wheelock was born about 1707 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    6. Joseph Wheelock was born about 1707; died on 30 Apr 1774 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    7. Jonathan Wheelock was born about 1710; died in 1754 in Leominster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.