bert. Thev had one child, Gilbert, born May
This surname was evidently a
STREET place name, doubtless derived
from the military roads or
streets which were built by the Romans in
England. As early as 1300 the name of Alice
le Strete is found in the Domesday Book. The
coat-of-arms of the family contains three
horses on a shield divided by a bar. The crest _
is a man's arm ujjraised holding a bell in his
hand. .Motto: Xon nobis solum nati.
( I ) Richard Street was of Stogumber, Som-
ersetshire. England, and was a clothier. His
will is dated September 10. 1591, and proved
September 30, 1592. Children: Michael, died
1507; Robert. Thomas, John. Nicholas, men-
(H) Nicholas, son of Richard Street, left
a will which was proved May 3. 1610. He
married Mary . who was living in 1609
and who left a will. Children: Nicholas,
mentioned below. 2. Mary, baptized at Taun-
ton, England, March 22, 1578; married. Janu-
ary 17. 1602, Josn Gilbcrd. 3. Thomas, bap-
tized at Taunton, March 28, 1593; of Stogum-
ber and Rawdrip, by gift of his father. 4.
Jane, baptized June 22, 1593; buried at Bridge-
(Ill) Nicholas (2), gentleman, son of
Xicholas (i) Street, was of Bridgewater,
Somersetshire, England. His will was dated
November i, 1616, and proved February 13,
1617. He married, at Bridgewater, January
16, 1602, Susanna Gilberd, who was buried
February 22, 1603. He married (second)
Mary , whose will was dated July 16,
1625. and proved February 6, 1626. Child
of first wife: i. Nicholas, baptized January
29. 1603. mentioned below. Children of sec-
ond wife : 2. Edward, baptized at Bridgewater
May I, 1607, buried November 23, 1616. 3.
John. 4. ^latthew. 5. William. 6. Francis.
7. Mary, baptized June 10. 1614. buried May
8. 1615. 8. Philip, baptized June 23. 1616.
buried November 23, 1616.
(I\') Rev. Nicholas (3). son of Nicholas
(2) Street, was baptized at Bridgewater, Eng-
land. January 29, 1603. His father died when
Nicholas was thirteen years old. leaving his
"antient estate of Rowberton neare Taunton,
and also my lease of Huntesbell in the Marsh."
The estate of Rowberton belonged to the
Manor of Canon Street Priory of Taunton.
He matriculated at Oxford. November 2, 1621,
at the age of eighteen, and received his degree
February 21, 1624-25. The first record of
him in New England is his ordination as assist-
ant -of Rev. Mr. Hooke, as teacher of the
church at Taunton. Massachusetts, in 1637-38.
Seven years later Mr. Hooke went to New
Haven, and Mr. Street continued as sole pas-
tor fifteen years. He followed Mr. Hooke to
New Haven and took his place as colleague
of Rev. John Davenport, September 26, 1659.
From 1667 until his death, April 22, 1674, he
was pastor of the First Church. He lived on
what is now College street, on the spot where
College Street Church now stands. He mar-
ried (first) , and (second) Mrs. Mary
Newman, widow of (jovernor Francis New-
man, of New Haven. She married (third)
Governor Leete, and died December 13. 1683.
Children: I. Samuel, born 1635, mentioned
below. 2. Susanna, married Mason.
3. Sarah, married James Heaton. 4. Abiah,
married Daniel Sherman.
(V) Rev. Samuel, son of Rev. Nicholas (3)
Street, was born in 1635. He graduated at
Harvard College in 1664. one of a class of
seven, all of whom he outlived by six years.
He lived in New Haven and taught in the
school Rev. Mr. Davenport had founded, and
in which his father also taught. After teach-
ing here with his father for ten years, he was
installed April 22, 1674, the first settled clergy-
man at \\'allingford, Connecticut, and re-
mained there pastor forty-five years. In 168 1
he was granted two hundred acres of land, and
in 16S6 a house lot of six acres, later other
grants. He was one of the original signers
of the Plantation Covenant of W'allingford in
1710. He died January 16, 1717, aged eighty-
two. He married, November 3, 1664, in New
T laven, .\nna Miles, who died in Wallingford,
April II, 1687, aged ninety-five, daughter of
Richard and Katherine (Constable) Miles.
Children: I. Anna, born in New Haven, Au-
gust 17, 1665. 2. Samuel, July 27, 1667, men-
tioned below. 3. Mary, September 6, 1670.
4. Susanna. Wallingford, June 15, 1675, mar-
ried Deacon John Peck. 5. Nicholas. July 14,
1677, married Jerusha Morgan. 6. Katherine,
November 19, 1679. 7. Sarah, January 15,
1681. married Theophilus Yale.
( \'l ) Lieutenant Samuel (2), son of Rev.
Samuel ( i ) Street, was born in New Haven,
July 27, 1667. He was made lieutenant of the
train band. May 10, 1716, in Wallingford. His
estate was administered February 18, 1719-20.
He married (first) July 14, 1690, Hannah
(Hover, born October 10, 1672, died July 8,
171 5, daughter of John Glover, of New Haven.
He married (second) December 20, 1716, Mrs.
Elizabeth (Brown) Todd, daughter of Eleazer
and Sarah (Bulkley) Brown, and widow of
Michael Todd. She married (third) Captain
John Merrinian. Children: i. Eleanor, born
December 3, 1 691. 2. Nathaniel, January 19,
1693. married ]\Iary Raymond. 3. Elnathan,
Se]>tember 2, 1695, married Damaris Hull. 4.
Mary, April 16, 1698, married John Hall. 5.
Mehitable, February 15, 1699, married Abra-
ham Bassctt. 6. John. October 25, 1703, mar-
ried Hannah Hall. 7. Sanniel, May 10. 1707,
(\'II) Samuel (3),. son of Lieutenant .Sam-
uel (2) Street, was born May 10, 1707, died
in Wallingford, October 13, 1792. He mar-
ried (first) November 12, 1734, Keziah Mun-
son, daughter of Caleb and Elizabeth (Her-
mon) Munson. He married (second) Sarah
.\t water, born November 28. 1727, died Octo-
ber I, 1795, daughter of Caleb and Mehitable
I Mix I .Atwater. Child of first wife: I.
(ilover. born May 28, 1735, mentioned below.
Children of second wife: 2. Titus, June 4,
1758, married Lydia Allen. 3. Caleb, Octo-
ber 26, 1763.
(VIII) Glover, son of Samuel (3) Street,
was born May 28, 1735, dierl Xovember 28,
1826. Me was taken pri.soner by the French
(luring the French and Indian war, while sail-
ing in a merchant ship from New Haven to
the West Indies, carried to Gua<laloupe a pris-
oner and confined there a number of months.
He married, in 1755, Lydia Allen, of North
Haven, wlm died February 13. 1817. aged
eighty. Children: I. Esther, born February
24, 1757. 2. Maujiah, October iS, 1738, mar-
ried Jehiel Todd. 3. Keziah, March 7, 1761,
died young. 4. Samuel, October 2. 1762, men-
tioned below. 5. Glover, May 7, 1764, mar-
ried Deborah Bradley. 6. Caleb Munson, July
13, 1766, married Bathsheba Chapin. 7. Keziah,
[lily 23, 1768, married Zenas Hastings. 8.
George", lanuarv 2. 1771, died September 23,
1836: married,' October 17, 1808, Miriam
Munson. 9. Joshua, November 24, 1772. 10.
Elizabeth, July 30, 1775, married Elijah Mor-
gan. II. John, May 29, 1778. married Sally
(I.\) Samuel (4), son of Glover Street,
was born October 2, 1762. died February 20,
1 818. He removed in 1800 to West Spring-
field, and thence to Holyoke, Massachusetts.
He married. May 10, 1785, Anna Munson,
born June 28, 1760, died 1829. Children: i.
Orren, born August 25, 1786, married Rox-
anna liassett. 2. Eunecia. .'\ugust 28, 1 790,
married Ichabod Howe. 3. Manly, 1792. men-
tioned below. 4. Lydia, 1797. married Will-
iam .Ardvvay. 5. Anna, 1800. died June 9,
1 82 1. 6. .Atwater, West Springfield, April 7,
(X) Manly, son of Samuel (4) Street, was
born at Wallingford, Connecticut, 1792, died
February 14. 1856. He married, in 1818, Sus-
anna Clark, of Easlhamjjton, wlio died .Ajjril
28. 1854. aged fifty-nine. It is a singular fact
that all his children except I'riel were born
on Saturday. Children: i. Sydenham, born
1820 died 1870; married Sarali W'aterman. 2.
Samuel J., 1822, married, 1856, Elizabeth E.
Lanckton. 3. Austin Dwight. July 15, 1825,
mentioned below. 4. Uriel, May. 1827, died
June 2, 1852, unmarried. 5. Edwin, .â€¢\ugust
6, 1828, died November 4, 1889. 6. .\nn, 1832,
unmarried. 7. W'illiam, 1838. unmarried.
(XI) .'\ustin Dwight, son of Manly Street,
was born at West Springfield, July 15, 1825,
died December 25, 1896. He was a farmer in
Holyoke, a c|uict, honest, upright citizen. He
married, October m, 18^6, .'^oiihia Dickinson
(see Dickinson family). He resided at
Holyoke. Children: i. .Austin Dickinson,
born Tune 14, 1862. 2. Franklin Manly, April
9, i8'69, married Jennie E. Sears, and they
have one child. Florence Street, born March
(The Dickinson Line).
Eleven centuries ago a soldier of fortune
made his appearance at the court of Halfdan
Huilbein. King of Norway. His name was
Ivar. He had been a shepherd and had been
captured by the Northmen and carried to sea.
He drifted into a life of adventure. He be-
came a favorite at the Norwegian court. The
King made him general of his army and in
725 gave him his daughter Eurithea in mar-
riage. He was called Prince of the Uplands.
When the king died the son of Ivar became
heir to the throne and during his minority Ivar
was regent. This son, Eystein. reigned until
755. He was succeeded by his son, Harold
Flarfager. Rollo, a Prince of this line, over-
ran Norway in 910. His sixth and youngest
son, Walter, received the castle and town of
Caen as an inheritance. His great-grandson,
Walter de Caen, accompanied William the
Norman to England at the time of the Con-
quest. To this nobleman the line of Dickinsons
descended from the first American jiioneer,
Nathaniel, may be traced.
( I ) Walter de Caen, later de Kenson, tak-
ing the name from his manor in Yorkshire.
( II I Johnne Dykonson. freeholder of Kings-
ton upon Hull, Yorkshire; married. 1260, Mar-
garet Lambert and died 1316.
(Ill) William Dykenson. freeholder as
above, died 1330.
(I\') Hugh Dykensonne. freeholder as
above, died 1376.
( \' ) .Xnthoync Dickensonne. freeholder as
above, married. 1376. Catherine De La Pole
and died 1396.
(\1) Richard Dickerson, freeholder as
abdve, married, 139O. Margaret Cooper and
died 1 44 1.
(\'II) Thomas Dickinson, freeholder as
above, married. 1470, Margaret Lambert ;
alderman of Hull, 1443-44: mayor 1444-45;
(XTII) Hugh Dickinson, freeholder as
aliove, married, 1451, .Vgnes Swillington ; re-
moved 1475 to Kenson manor. Yorkshire ;
(IX) William Dickinson, freeholder of
Kenson Manor, died 1546; married, 1475,
( X"! Tohn Dickinson settled in Leeds, York-
shire: married, 1499. Elizabeth Danby ; alder-
man 1525-54; died 1554.
(XI) William Dickinson settled at Brindley
Hall. Staffordshire; married. 1520. Rachel
Kinge : died 1 580.
(XII) Richard Dickinson, of liradlcy Hall.
married. 1540, Elizabeth P.agnall ; died 1605.
(XIIIl Tiiomas Dickinson, clerk in the
Portsmouth navy yard. 1567 to 1587; removed
to Cambridge, 1587: married, I5(')7, Judith
Carey; died 1590.
(XI\') William Dickinson settled in Ely,
Cambridge, and married. 1594. Sarah .'^tacey,
of Ely: died 1628.
(X\") Xathaniel, son of William Dickinson,
was born in Ely, Cambridge, in 1600. He
married, in January, 1630, at East Bergolat,
county Suffolk, Anna Gull, widow of William
Gull. They came to Wethersfield, Connecti-
cut, in 1636 or 1637. He was one of the
leaders of the colony. He was town clerk in
1645. deputy to the general court in 1646-47.
He removed to Hadley. Massachusetts, in 1659,
and was admitted a freeman there in 1661.
He was chosen deacon of the church and first
recorder of the town. He was selectman,
assessor, and town magistrate. He was a
member of the Hampshire Troop, and on the
first board of trustees of Hopkins .Academy.
He resided a few years at Hatfield. He died
at Hadley. June 16, 1676. He married (sec-
ond ) .Anne , when he went to Hadley.
Children of first wife: i. John, born 1630,
killed in King Philip's war. 2. Joseph, 1632,
mentioned below. 3. Thomas, 1634, married
Hannah Crow. 4. .\nna, 1636, married (first)
John Clary: (second) Enos Kingsley. 5.
.Samuel, July, 1638. 6. Obadiah, .April 15,
1641. 7. Xathaniel. .August. 1643. 8. Xehe-
miah. about 1644. 9. Hezekiah, February,
1645-46. 10. -Azariah, October 4. 1648. killed
in Swamp fight. .August 25, 1675.
(X\'I) Joseph, son of Xathaniel Dickinson,
was born in 1632. He lived in Xnrthampton
from 1664 to 1674 and then removed to Xorth-
field. He was slain with Cajitain Beers, Sep-
tember 4, 1675, in King Philip's war. He
married Phebe Bracy, daughter of Mrs. Mar-
tin. Children: i. Samuel, born May 24, 1666,
died in Hatfield, 1690-91. 2. Joseph, April 2^.
1668. 3. Xathaniel. May 20. 1670. mentioned
below. 4. John. May 2. 1672. 5. Azariah,
May 15, 1674, settled in Haddam, Connecticut.
(X\'H) Deacon Xathaniel. son of Joseph
Dickin.son, was born May 20, 1670, died in
1745. He resided in Hatfield, and married
Tlannah \\''hite. daughter of Daniel White, of
that town. Children: i. Jonathan, born Xo-
vcmber 7, 1699, mentioned below. 2. Martha,
December 25, 1701, married, March 2, 1727,
Rlnathan Graves. 3. Obadiah, July 28, 1704.
4. Xathan, .April. 1707, died May 10, 1707. 5.
Joshua. February 7, 1709. 6. Elijah, Febru-
ary 24, 1712. died June 8, 1714. 7. F.lijah.
Seiitember 20, 1714, died May 28, 1715. 8.
Joel. March 23, 1716. 9. Lucy, September 9,
1718, died December 24, 17 18.
(X\TII) Jonathan, son of Deacon Xathaniel
Dickinson, was born in Hatfield, Xovember 7,
1699, and settled first in Hadley on School
Meadows. .About 1748 he removed to Am-
herst, where he died December 11, 1787. He
married. April 2. 1724, Mary Smith, who died
April 13. 1763, daughter of Xathaniel Smith,
of Hatfield. Children: i. Simeon, born about
1726. 2. Noah, about 1729, mentioned below.
3. Jonathan. 4. Mary, married, April 16, 1752,
Hezekiah Belding. 5. Martha, married Joseph
Dickinson, of .Amherst, and died .August 12,
(XIX) Noah, son of Jonathan Dickinson,
was born about 1729 and died March 28, 1815.
He served in the revolution as first lieutenant
in Captain Reuben Dickinson's company,
F'ourth .Amherst. Fourth Hampshire county
regiment, in 1776; as lieutenant in Captain
Tohn Thompson's company. Colonel Leonard's
regiment in 1777, with the army of the north
for two months ; also as lieutenant in command
of a company in Colonel Elisha Porter's regi-
ment in .August, 1777; in Captain Reuben
Dickinson's company. Colonel Porter's regi-
ment at the Stillwater alarm in September and
October. 1777. and in the same company in
1778. He resigned .April 18. 1780. He mar-
ried (first) .April 28, 1757. Mary Dickinson,
who died June i, 1791. aged fifty- four, daugh-
ter of Deacon Ebenezer Dickinson, lie mar-
ried (second) March 22, 1792, Susan Ward.
Children: Mary, born about 1758, married.
Inly 7, 1779, Hon. Ebenezer Mattoon, of Am-
herst; died July 30. 1835. Son by second
wife: Jonathan, baptized June 7, 1795, men-
(XX) Jonathan, son of Xoah Dickinson,
was baptized June 7, 1795, died October 2,
1840. Tie married. September 19, 1816, Amy
Stougliton Dickinson, daughter of John and
Lydia (Eastman) Dickinson. Her father was
biirii in Shutsbury, Massachusetts, in 1757, son
of Xehemiah and .\nnie \\. Dickinson, and was
a soldier at Bunker Hill. Children, all born
in .Amherst: i. John. 2. Noah. 3. Charles.
4, Martin. 5. Rebecca. 6. Susan. 7. Sophia,
born February 5, 1832, graduate from Ripley
College at Poultney, Vermont, at the age of
twenty-one, aiul taught school at Amherst,
Holyoke and Springfield. Massachusetts ; mar-
ried, October 15, 1856, Austin Dwight Street.
(Sec Street family).
Tradition says that three
SAWA'ER brothers emigrated to America
from Lincolnshire, England,
sailing in a ship commanded by Captain Parker,
and that their names were William, Edmund and
Thomas. They arrived 1636, although Savage
does not find \\'illiam and Thomas until 1643.
The fact that the Rowley records show Edward
instead of Edmund, as shown that a tract of
land was set off to Thomas Sawyer and
another to Edward Sawyer in 1643, one of
the boundaries of each lot being upon the
ocean side, thus showing that the three
brothers were \\'illiam. Edward and Thomas,
and that they came early in 1643 or just previ-
ous. Edmund came over seven years earlier
and whether he w^as a brother of the others
cannot be ascertained, but all agree that
Thomas Sawyer was in Lancaster a few years
after living at Rowley, and has descendants
multijilicd by the thousands.
Thomas Sawyer was among the first emi-
grants to Lancaster. Richard Linton, Law-
rence Waters and Thomas Bell had gifts of land
in what was afterward Lancaster as an induce-
ment to settle there, Thomas Sawyer coming
later. lie was one of the nine persons in 1653
who organized the town, and gave it the name
of Lancaster. He was a blacksmith and tiller
of the soil, and one of the most conspicuous
of the citizens. His farm was in the present
grounds of the Seventh Day Adventists, be-
tween North Lancaster and Clinton. His house
was just behind the house now or lately owned
by John A. Rice, of Lancaster. There is a
stone to mark his grave in the old graveyard
at Lancaster. This house was in the most
central jiart of the Indian raid. He seems to
have escaped with all his numerous family,
witli the exception of his son E])hraim, who
was killed at or near the house of his grand-
father, John Prescott. Thomas Sawyer's
garrison proved a safe defense against the
I'rench and Indians. There was among their
nunibcrs a high I'rench officer who it is said
was mortally wounded while in the fight which
nnicl) cxasjierated them. Lancaster remained
desolate for some three years, and where the
family of Sawyer resided during that time
is not evident but it is certain that they soon
reappeared and helped rebuild the town, and
he took a prominent part in its growth and
prosperity during the next thirty years. It is
now believed that John Sawyer, of Lanca-
shire, England, was the fathe'r of these three
brothers who came to America.
(I) Thomas Sawyer took the oath of allegi-
ance in 1647, and was on the list of proprietors
in Lancaster in 1648. He was one of the first
six settlers and one of the prudential managers
of the town in 1647. He was admitted a free-
man in 1654. He was a blacksmith by trade,
and his house was on the east side of what is
now Main street. South Lancaster, next south
of the home of his father-in-law, John Pres-
cott. He was one of the leading men of the
town all his life. He had command of one
of the garrisons at the time of King Philip's
war. There were only five full-fledged free-
men in the town of Lancaster in 1654 â€” Ed-
ward Pireck, Richard Smith, William Kerley,
John Whitcomb and Thomas Sawyer. He
(lied September 12, 1706, aged about ninety
years. His will was dated March 6, 1705-06,
and proved April 12, 1720. He bequeathed
to wife Mary, sons Thomas, Joshua, James,
Caleb and Nathaniel, and daughter Mary
\\'ilder. The latter testified that she had her
father and mother during eight or nine months
while her brother Thomas was in captivity.
Her name and that of her mother was gen-
erally spelled Marie. Thomas Sawyer mar-
ried Mary, daughter of John Prescott, a black-
smith, who came from Sowerby in the parish
of Halifax, England, West Riding of York-
shire, where he married Mary P>latts, a York-
shire girl. He was born in Lancashire, and
came to Lancaster, Massachusetts, in 1645-46,
for the purpose of building up the town. He
took the oath of allegiance in 1652. His family
escaped the massacre and returned to the town
in 1682. Children: I. Thomas, born July 2,
1649. mentioned below. 2. Ephraim, January
16, 1650-51, died I'ebruary 10. 1676. killed by
Indians at Prescott garrison. 3. Mary, No-
vember 4. 1652-53. married, 1673, Nathaniel
Wilder : children. born at Sudbury : i. Nathaniel,
born 1675: ii. Ephraim, 1677; iii. Mary. 1679;
iv. Elizabeth. i68i ; v. Dorothy, 1686: vi.
Nathaniel, iCiSS: vii. Eunice, 1690; viii. Oliver,
161)4. 4. Elizabeth, January. 1654, died young.
5. Joshua. March 13. 1655, died July 14. 1738;
married, January 2. 1677-78, Sarah Potter;
cliildren : i. .Abigail, born 1679 : ii. Joshua. i(V^4:
iii. .^arali, 1687: iv. Hannali, 1689; v. Martha,
1692; vi. ElizalK'th. 1698. 6. James, Janu-
ary 22, 1657, married (first) February 4, 1677,
Mary Marble; (second) Mary Prescott, of
Pomfret, Connecticut ; children : i. Ephraim,
born December, 1678: ii. James, Jnly 12, 1686;
iii. Mary, September 17, 1696; iv. Benjamin,
February 11, 1697-98. 7. Caleb, February 20,
1659, mentioned below. 8. John. April, 1661,
married, January 16, 1686, Mary Hull, of
Worcester; children: i. Edward, born 1687;
ii. Jacob; iii. Joseph: iv. .Moses, 1722, died
1729; V. Oliver; vi. Mercy. 9. Elizabeth, bap-
tized January 5, 1663-64, married James Hos-
mer, of Marlboro. 10. Deborah, born 1666,
died young, 11. Xathaniel. born October 24,
1670, married (fir.st) Mary ; (second)
1695, Elizabeth ; children: i. Amos,
born June 20, 1693: ii. Samuel, 1698, died
1784; iii. John, 1700, died October 2, 1731 ;
iv. Ezra, 1702, died 1765; v. Nathaniel; vi.
Thomas, 171 1. died 1727; vii. Phinehas ; viii.
Mary; ix. Ephraim,
(II) Thomas (2), son of Thomas (i)
Sawyer, was born July 2, 1649, died Septem-
ber 5, 1736, at Lancaster. His will bequeathed
to four .sons and two daughters, and twelve
pounds to purchase a communion vessel for
the Lancaster church. He was the first white
child born in Lancaster. His capture by the
Indians forms one of the most familiar stories
of the colonial period in Massachusetts. At
the time of his capture he was living in the
garrison with his father's family. Queen
Anne's war was making the lives of the col-
onists unsafe, especially on the frontier. Indians
made frequent attacks and massacred men,
women and children. On October 16, 1695,
Thomas Sawyer Jr., his son Elias, and John
Rigelow, of Marlboro., were at work in his
saw mill where they were surprised and cap-
tured by the Indians. They were taken to
Canada and Bigelow and young Sawyer were
turned over to the French to ransom but they
kept Thomas Sawyer to put to death by tor-
ture. Sawyer proposed to the French gov-
ernor that he should build a saw mill on the
Chamblay river in consideration of saving his
life from the Indians and giving the three
captives their freedom. The French needed
the mill and were glad of the opportunity.
But the Indians had to be reckoned with. They
insisted on burning Thomas Sawyer at the
stake. They knew him and knew he was a
brave man, not afraid of torture and death.
The crafty French governor defeated their
purpose by a ruse to the church. When Sawyer
was tied to the stake a French friar appeared
with a key in his hand and so terrible did he
])aint the tortures of purgatory, the key of which
he told them he had in his hand ready to un-
lock, that they gave up their victim. Indians
fear the unseen more than the real dangers
and doubtless the friar took care not to specify
what he would do in case the auto-de-fe was
carried out. Sawyer built the mill successfully,
the first in Canada it is said. He and Bigelow
came home after seven or eight months of
captivity to their delighted people. Elias Saw-
yer was kept a year longer to run the mil! and
teach the others to run it. The captives were
treated well after the French found them use-
ful to them. Thomas Sawyer married (first)
1670, Sarah : (second) 1672, Hannah
: (third) 1718, Mary White. Children:
I. Mary, born December, 1671, married
Joshua Rice, of Marlboro. 2. Hannah, 1675,
married Jonathan Moore, of Marlboro. 3.
William, 1679, died in Bolton, 1740; married
Mary , 4. Joseph, 1682, died July 10,
1737; married (first) Sarah , who died
March 17, 1717; married (second) March 10,
1718, .Abigail \\'ilder. 5. Bazalcel, born May
685, died April 5, 1760; married Judith
â€” , who died March 24, 1774. 6. Elias,
(HI) Elias, son of Thomas (2) Sawyer,
was born in 1690 in Lancaster. He was taken
I)risoner by the Indians with his father, as
related above, and taken to Canada. .After
remaining in Canada a year, teaching the
French to run the saw mil! that his father
built as the price of their ransom, he returned
to his home in Lancaster. He and his wife
I'eatrix owned the covenant in the F"irst
Church of Lancaster, March 24. 1716-17, and
at that time their two eldest children were bap-
tized. By deed dated December 2, 1735 (Wor-
cester deeds Book 27, page 510), he received
from his father Thomas .Sawyer, of Lancaster,