Julia Sawyer

Female 1798 - 1863  (64 years)


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  • Name Julia Sawyer 
    Born 1 Oct 1798  Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 26 Apr 1863  Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The daughter of Paul and Mehetable Sawyer who were both born at Lancaster, MA. She married Gardner Meloon at Boston on May 30, 1824. Gardner died of brain fever at age 31 on March 21, 1826, the couple having no children.
      Julia was the matron, or superintendent of the Female Orphan Asylum, located at 750 Washington St., Boston from about 1840. The asylum, which opened in 1803, housed 91 girls ages 3 to 16 with a live in staff of five according to the 1850 census and in 1860 75 girls between the ages of 4 and 16, employing two teachers, a cook, a seamstress, and chamber maid.
      Julia was 64 years, six months, and 25 days old when she died at the asylum due to Apoplexy. Her funeral was held there on Wednesday, April 29, 1863 at 11 a.m.

    • Julia gave in Sept 1850 deposition for her step-mother regarding her father's Revolutionary War service for her step mother to receive a widow's pension.
    Person ID I46197  OurNorthernRoots
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2021 

    Father Paul Sawyer, Jr.,   b. 1758, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1826, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Mehitable Haven,   b. 7 Sep 1768, Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1799, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 2 Dec 1797  Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16763  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gardner Meloon,   b. 1795, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1826, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 30 May 1824  Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F16764  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Oct 1798 - Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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