Paul Sawyer, Jr.

Male 1758 - 1826  (68 years)


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  1. 1.  Paul Sawyer, Jr. was born in 1758 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; was christened on 18 Mar 1759 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 11 Oct 1826 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Military Service: 19 Apr 1775, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; American Revolution (US) 19Apr1775, Capt Benjamin Houghton Co., Co John Whitcomb Regt served 7.5days tracted 72 miles 16Jan1776, Capt Allen's Co., Col Whitcombs Battalion, at Ticonderoga 27Nov1776, served 10 months, 11 days. 22Aug1777, Capt Greenleaf of Lancaster , Col.Whitney's Regt on alarm served 6 days 02Oct1777, Cap F.Eagers Co., LtCol Ephraim Sawyers Regt tracked 160miles, 25 days. Marched to reinforce the Northern Army (Battle of Saratoga) 27Oct1779, Capt Luke Wilder's Co., Col.Samuel Dennies Regt., tracked 180miles, 1mo.14 days at Clarvernack. 29Jul1780, Capt Phinehas Bowmans Co., Col Putman's Regt. at West Point, as a private from Lancaster, until 7Feb1781, 200miles, 6mo, 10days.

    Notes:

    1790 Lancaster, three males under 16, 1 over and 4 females in household.

    NOTE: Not to be confused with the Paul Sawyer, died 1798 in Bolton, son of Jonathan Sawyer.

    Paul married Martha Wheelock on 23 May 1782 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA. Martha (daughter of Joseph Wheelock, Jr. and Alice Page) was born on 07 Sep 1763 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; was christened on 11 Sep 1763 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 10 May 1794 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Old Settlers Burial Field, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Jonas Sawyer  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 26 Sep 1793 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.

    Paul married Mehitable Haven on 2 Dec 1797 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA. Mehitable was born on 7 Sep 1768 in Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA; was christened on 25 Sep 1768 in Framingham, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA; died in Jan 1799 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 3. Julia Sawyer  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 1 Oct 1798 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 26 Apr 1863 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA.

    Paul married Keziah Spear on 17 Oct 1801 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA. Keziah was born on 12 Feb 1767 in Stoughton, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 27 May 1864 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. Charlotte Sawyer  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1808 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 5 Feb 1872 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA.
    2. 5. Alpha Sawyer  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1811 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 8 Apr 1883 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Jonas Sawyer Descendancy chart to this point (1.Paul1) was born on 26 Sep 1793 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA.

  2. 3.  Julia Sawyer Descendancy chart to this point (1.Paul1) was born on 1 Oct 1798 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 26 Apr 1863 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA.

    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.

  3. 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.
  4. Julia married Gardner Meloon on 30 May 1824 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA. Gardner was born in 1795 in New Hampshire, USA; died on 17 Mar 1826 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Kings Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  5. 4.  Charlotte Sawyer Descendancy chart to this point (1.Paul1) was born in 1808 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 5 Feb 1872 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA.

    Family/Spouse: Martin R. Herrick. Martin was born in 1802 in Marlborough, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 31 May 1869 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 5.  Alpha Sawyer Descendancy chart to this point (1.Paul1) was born in 1811 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA; died on 8 Apr 1883 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA; was buried in Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA.