|From Walter Clark's write up on
the Sargent Family, kindly donated by Robert Sargent
Charles Sargent (5) Timothy (4) Charles (3) William (2) William (1)
Charles was born at Amesbury Mass. Dec. 27-1728 He married Sarah Hoyt of Arnesbury Mass Nov. 8-1749. Sarah Hoyt was born at Amesbury Mass May 10-1730. Their children were as follows:
Thomas (6) born March 31-1750 recorded by town records.
The last three names were given on the church records as children of Charles Jr. and Sarah Sargent.
In the vital statistics of Amesbury Mass. published by N.E. Historical
Geneological Society at the Robert Henry Memorial rooms, at the charge
of the Eddy Town Record Funds, Boston Mass 1923. I find a copy of the
Rev. Paine Wingate record of baptisms at the 2nd Congregational Church
at Merrimack Mass. These records state as follows:
In answer to my letter; Richard A. Sargent Clerk of Pilgrim Cong. Church at Merrimack-46 Main St. says 'That he has the diary of Rev. Paine Winqate and that it looks to him as follows; Challis Sargent son of Charles Jr. and Sarah bp. Sept. 29-1754.
Challis Sargent (6) Charles (5) Timothy (4) Charles (3) William (2) William
Mahitable Sargent (7) born about 1762 married John Clyde (3) He died
Samuel Sargent (7) Son of Challis (6) Charles (5) Timothy (4) Charles (3) William (2) William (1)
Samuel (7) was born March 2-1774. When young he was adopted by his Great Uncle (his Grandfather's Brother) who lived at Amesbury Mass. After Samuel (7) married they settled in Hanks N.H. a town now called Dansville N.H. where some of his descendants now live. After Samuel (7) married his first wife they had the following children;
Challis Sargent (8) born July 8-1800
Samuel (7) married 2nd wife and they had the following children;
Samuel Sargent (5) the Great Uncle that adopted Charles (7) was born at Amesbury Mass. Nov. 6-1735. He was a brother of Charles Sargent (5) who was father of Challis (6) Samuel Sargent (5) married Elizabeth Buswell of Kingston N.H. Samuel Sargent (5) wes a Revolutionary Soldier. He died and was buried at Dansville N.H. His will was Probated at Exeter N.H. in 1798 and it named his wife Elizabeth and Samuel Sargent son of Challis as Legatees. Elizabeth Buswell of Kingston N.H. wife of Samual (5) and Jennie Buswell of Kingston N.H. wife of Challis Sargent (6) were not of the same generation but I believe they were from the same family.
Mahitable Sargent (7) Daughter of Challis Sargent. born about 1762 married John Clyde (3) Hugh Clyde (2) Daniel Clyde (1) John Clyde was born about the year 1762. He lived on the O.A.Simpson farm until about 1818, when he sold it to Jessie Simpson and removed to the farm then occupied by his son Charles Clyde in Derry N.H. where he died. Children of John & Mahitable Clyde were as follows;
Jane Clyde (4) born Aug. 26-1805 married Samuel Hall, resided in Charlestown
Mass died Jan.23,l840 no children.
Children of John Clark & Margaret (Clyde) Clark.
Mary Jane Clark born March 10-1827 married Henry Packard and died May
Charles Sargent (7) Son of Challis Sargent married Elenor Clark daughter of Samuel Clark (2). They lived in Derry N.H. They had seven children as follows;
Mary Sargent died young
Moses Sargent (7) Son of Challis Sargent born about 1781 married Betsey Morrow and died 1833. Betsey was daughter of Alexander Morrow she died April 6-1876. Moses and Betsey Sargent had six children;
Charles Sargent born April 12-1809
Moses & family lived in Windham bought land of Elenor Clark and built a set of buildings in 1810 where Eligah Watts now lives. On the 28th day of August 1821 his barn filled with hay and grain was hit by lightning and burned. Within a few days neighbors and town people to the number of 60 teams loaded with lumber, shingles and provisions appeared. Within a month the barn was rebuilt and filled aswell with hay and grain as before.
Charles Sargent (8) son of Moses (7) Died in Windham N.H. March 1876
Thomas Sargent (7) Son of Challis Sargent (6) lived in Windharn N.H. at "Fletcher" corner near Simpson's mill. He was killed about the year 1830 by being run over by a load of wood. He married Mary Donahue of Bedford. They had five children as follows:
John H. Sargent (8) died in Lowell Mass.
David Sargent (7) Son of Challis Sargent ( ) Was born March 30-1789 at Derry N.H. David was in direct line with our branch of the Sargent family. David married Nancy Anderson September 16-1809 They had three children as follows;
Sarah M. Sargent born December 9-1809
Robert Anderson (2) married Agnes Craige mother of Nancy. Robert and Nancy had seven children;
James Anderson (3) single
William Sargent (8) son of David and Nancy Sargent -- Our family seems to know very little about him.
Sarah Moore Sargent Married Enoch Pillsbury about 1837 They had two boys;
Henry Pillsbury who was a letter carrier in Manchester N.H.
Eunoch and Sarah (Sargent) Pillsbury lived in Manchester N.H. After Enuoch died, his wife Sarah made her home with her half sister Mrs. Eliza Brown at Roxbury Mass. where she died at the age of
Nancy (Anderson) Sargent 1st. wife of David Sargent died August 13-1818.
David Sargent Married for his second wife Rebeckah Shute daughter of Benjaman Shute (3) Michael Shute (2) Richard Shute (1) They were married May 17-1821
Benjaman Shute (3) was born at Newmarket N.H. April 16- 1759 and he married
Rebeckah Shute born February 12-1788
Rebeckah Bordman Shute died September 5-1802 age 38yr.
Benjaman Shute married for his second wife February 10, 1803 Lucy widow of James Orr and daughter of John and Elizabeth (Warner) Cross of Ipswich Mass. They had four children as follows;
Sarah Shute born November 8-1803
George Shute (4) was Deacon of the First Church and Selectman; lived on the homestead in Derry till his wife died and his own; health failed, then in 1882 made his home with his two daughters in Malden Mass; died there- May 1894 age 87 years. His daughters were living in Meirose Highlands in 1899.
Julia Ann (4) born in Derry Sept. 26 1809 married Daniel Goodwin
(The above facts were taken from the Genealogy records of Newmarket N.H. and birth records of Londonderry N.H.)
Benjaman Shute (3) died Dec. 25-1847.
Rebeckah (Bordman) Shute first wife of Benjaman Shute (3) died Sept. 5-1802 age 38.
Lucy (Orr) Shute the second wife died Feb .16-1842 Age 73 years
David Sargent(7) and Rebackah Sargent had five children as follows:
Rebeckah Sargent(8) was born Sept. 25-1822
About the time David Sargent was first married, he built a set of buildings opposite the George E. Seavey cider mill, located near Windharn Junction on the road to Derry Depot. After living in Windham a few years, he sold this property and purchased one half interest in the Charles Clyde place in Derry, not far from Windham Junction, on the road leading to the old Turnpike, where he resided until he died, very suddenly with heart trouble on March 6-1833. Age about 44 years.
Mahitable Sargent daughter of Challis Sargent and brother of David married John Clyde. They lived on the O.A. Simpson farm until about 1818, when he sold to Jessie Simpson and removed to the farm then occupied by his son Charles Clyde in Derry N.H.
David's first wife Nancy died in 1818 and both families moved to the Clyde place about the same time.
Possibly the sister Mahitable helped David in caring for his motherless children for a few years, as Eliza Jane was only about 3 1/2 year old--William was about a little over six years and Sarah was about 8 1/2 years old, at that time.
After David Sargent died Mar. 6-l833 Rebeckah. was left with her five small children and two belonging to David's first wife.
John the youngest was 1 yr 2 mos old
Ivory and Rebeckah Wales had five children as follows;
Annie Wales born Mar. 4-1849 at Brookline Mass.
Marriages in this family.
Deaths in this family
Harriet R. Wales died Sept. 10-1859
Ivory Wales 1906 & Rebeckah (Sargent) Wales
Annie Elizabeth Wales Daughter of Ivory & Rebeckah (Sargent) Wales
She married George T. Baker of Rutland Mass July 3-1867. Their children
were as follows:
Annie E. Baker died November 16-1893
Addie R. Baker the oldest daughter married George F. Handy June 2-1887.
Mary Louise Goddard Wales Daughter of Ivory & Rebeckah Wales born August 30-1851 at Rutland Mass. She marrried Charles L. Temple May 25-1870. They lived in the easterly part of Princeton Mass. on a farm, where they both died
They had six children;
Abbie Rebeckah Wales (9)Daughter of Ivory & Rebeckah (Sargent) Wales was born March 27-1861 at Rutland Mass. She married Frederick S. Hunt of Rutland June l-1882.
They had eight children as follows;
On June lst-1932 Frederick S. and Abbie Hunt celebrated their Golden Wedding. All of their children were present also all of the Grandchildren There were 32 of the direct family present (children and Grandchildren.)
Frederick S. Hunt Sr. died Nov. 17-1940
Warren George Wales (9) Son of Ivory and Rebeckah (Sargent) Wales was born at Rutland Mass. May 17-1863. He inherited his fathers farm in the souther1y part of Rutland Mass. where he lived for about forty years, when he sold the same and moved to Rutland
Warren George Wales (9) married Alice M. Pratt April 10-1887: They had one son-Albert Francis Wales born Sept. 30-1889 and now living in Rutland Mass.
After Charles Temple died the son Warren Temple came to live with Warren and Alice at about the age of four years. Warren G. and Alice M. Wales celebrated their Golden Wedding April 10-1937 There was a large attendance of friends and relatives.
Albert Francis Wales (9) Son of Warrren & Alice Wales was born at Rutland Sept. 30-1889 and he married Belle A. Fay of Rutland Mass. Sept. 19-1912. They had seven children
Francis G. Wales (10)
Belle A. (Fay) Wales was born at Rutland Mass. April 1-1892 and she died February 17-1936.
Warren Francis (Temple) Wales (10) born Aug. 12-1885. He came to live with Warren When he was about four years old and was called ever after Warren Wales, He married Alice E. McGann Sept. 26-1910. They had two children as follows;
J.Warren Wales (10) born Jan. 19-1912
Alice (McGann) Wales died
Warren (Temple) Wales married 2nd wife Nellie L. Davis Sept. 29-1928.
Eliza Jane Sargent (8) Daughter of David Sargent (7) was born at Derry N.H. April 7-1824. Soon after her father, David died, being some nine years old she went to live with a family named Goddard who owned a farm in Brookime village Mass. Her older sister Rebeckah also lived with the Goddard's. Mrs. Brown a nurse came to work in the Goddard family and she liked Eliza very much, she told her she had a son named Charles to whom she wanted to introduce her. The acquaintance resulted in marriage.
Charles Brown and Eliza Jane Sargent were married November 2-1845 Their children were as follows;
Elizabeth Brown born Dec. 27-1847
Charles Nicholas Brown died Mar. 3-1860
Charles Brown was born March 15-1822 at Sudbury Mass. He was a Morocco Dresser by trade. He was a Civil War veteran. He was in D Company 42nd Regiment Massachusetts Infantry Volunteers - Colonal Burrell. They left New York Dec. 3-1862 for Galveston Texas. Soon after they arrived they were in a battle near the water front. On Jan. 1-1863 Charles Brown was taken prisoner at Galveston and confined in Houston Prison. Charles Brown died Dec. 1-1804 age 82 years. Charles fathers name was William Brown born about 1780 and his Grandfather's name was William born about 1740. The last mentioned William was the father of 12 children, namely;
Isarel Brown a blacksmith
Thomas Brown -
Nicholas Brown mentioned above was a noted hunter, a man of great endurance. He was hired at one time to supply game for a wealthy Mr. Clapp that lived in Leicester village. Uncle Nicholas went to California in "49" Gold Rush by way of Cape Goodhope. He found gold and was attacked by Spaniards who attracted by his success as a "Gold Digger". They got the lay of his tent-but by good luck-he changed his position, and they knifedhimin the legs, instead of his heart. He reached for his pistol, which was knocked on to the ground in the darkness. Grabbing his axe he went for them and drove them away. The next day in following their bloddy trail' they found a belt worn around the body by one of the Spaniards, cut in two, a grim reminder of aclose contact with an axe. He was a remarkable shot, with his old single bbl. shot gun he killed 109 woodcock out of 111 shots. Aunt Sally his wife was claimed to be the best Game Cook for miles around.
Mary Jane Brown Daughter of Charles and Eliza Jane Brown was born Sept. 1-1852. Mary Jane Brown married John M. Hurlin. They had two children.
Howard W. Hurlin July 23-1883 - 1918.
John Hurlin was a carpenter by trade, but for many years he carried on a Butter and egg store at Roxbury Mass.
Mary Jane (Brown) Hurlin died Oct. 7-1942 age 91 years 1 month 6 days.
John Hurlin died Feb. 10-1943 age 97 years.
They were both buried in the Brown family lot at Forest Hill Cemetery. Olive Path, Lot number 2100 at Jamaca Plain.
William Felton Brown Son of Charles and Eliza Jane (Sargent) Brown, was born at Roxbury Mass August 1-1863. He married Louise F. Clark of Paxton Mass. Sept. 10 1889. For their Honeymoon they went to Paris France where they remained four years, while Mr. Brown studied art. Soon after their return in 1893 Mr. Brown secured a position, as a teacher in the architectual department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he remained until he retired, because of age in the year 1934. Having secured the title of professor. For many years they lived at 33 Glenwood Street Roxbury Mass. having a Summer Home at Paxton Mass. After retirement they moved to West Boylston Mass. after purchasing the Clifford house on Newton St. For more detail about Pof. W. Felton Brown I refer you to Page 89, where I quote from-Who's Who-in New England. A Biographical Dictionary of Living men and Women of States of New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Volume 3-1938. Compiled and edited Under the direction of Albert Nelson Marguist.
Harriet Hopkins Sargent (8) Daughter of David and Rebecca (Shute) Sargent, was born at Derry New Hampshire June 21-1827. Her father died when she was 5 years and 9 months old. Her mother Rebeckah being left with seven children found it impossible to support them all, sent Harriet to live with a family by the name of Hopkins residing at Roxbury Mass. This Hopkins family formerly lived as neighbors to the Sargents in New Hampshire, before going to Roxbury, and Harriets middle name was taken or given after them. Mrs. Hopkins made a good home for Harriet, until she was past twenty one years of age. As a girl Harriet was expert with the needle and later learned the Dress makers trade, an occupation she followed several years before her marriage, during which time she made her home with her sister Eliza Jane Brown at 33 Glenwood St. Roxbury Mass. A while before the year 1854, Harriet's brother George owned a farm, located about one mile easterly from Derry Depot New Hampshire, also being near the place owned by Samuel Clark. Frequently Harriet would visit her brother George at his home and while there she became acquainted with Nathaniel Clark, who lived nearby with his father. On April 2nd. 1854 Harriet H. Sargent married Nathaniel Clark at Rutland Mass. They were married at the home of Ivory Wales, that was located in the southerly part of Rutland Mass. Mrs. Rebekah Wales being a sister of Harriet. Harriet had no established home of her own. Nathaniel Clark and his wife for about five years, rented a house, located about one-half mile southerly from the village of Rutland Mass. on Maple street. It was opposit of what is now the Veterns Hospital where their first two children were born. In 1859 Nathaniel Clark purchased the General Store at Paxton Mass. The building had a store on the northerly end with an apartment on the southerly end and rooms over the store. Here the Nathaniel Clark family lived many years.
Nathaniel and Harriet (Sargent) Clark had six children.
Mary Ella Clark (6) born Feb. 11-1855 at Rutland Mass.
Harriet H. (Sargent) Clark died July 14-1899 age 71 years 11 months and 8 days. She was buried at the Paxton Cemetery.
Nathaniel Clark (5) died January 6-1908 age 76 years 2 months and 22 days. He was buried at the Paxton Cemetery.
George R. Nesmit Sargent (8) Was born November 21-1829 at Derry N.H. He was 3 years and 4 months old when his father David Sargent (7) died. For some time his mother kept the two boys George and John and cared for them. When George was 9 years of age, he went to live with a Mr. Morse in Chester New Hampshire. George R. Nesmit Sargent married Margaret Hemphill. Margaret (Hemphill) Sargent was born April 21-1827 at Derry New Hampshire. She was sister to Joseph, Elenor and Martha Hemphill, who were descendents of Nathaniel Hemphill was born Oct. 11-1755 and married Jennie Moore. Soon after their marriage they purchased a small farm about one mile easterly from Derry Depot village N.H. In 1872 they sold their place and purchaed a larger farm in the south easterly part of Rutland Mass. known as the Gary Reed place, where they lived the reinainder of their days. The Children of George and Margaret Sargent.
Harriet J. Sargent (9) born March 10-1854 at Derry NH.
Harriet J. Sargent died at Rutland Dec. 2 1896 single.
Newton I. Sargent (9) Son of George R.N. and Margaret (Hemphill) Sargent was born Oct. 7-1856, at Derry N.H. Newton attended the Rutland schools and worked with his father on the farm. He inherited his fathers farm and lived there the remainder of his days. Newton I. Sargent married Margaret Isabelle Hammond of Rutland Mass. October 7-1886. Their children were as follows;
Walter Sargent (10) born at Rutland March 16-1891
Newton Irving Sargent (9) Died at Rutland March 29-1928 age 72 y.
Clara Ann Sargent (9) Daughter of George R.N. and Margaret
Clara Ann Sargent married William Henry Hammond April 10-1883.
Births 3 sons
George Henry Hammond born April 22-1885 at Bethel Me.
Clara Ann (Sargent) Hammond died at the home of her son Arthur in Northborough June 8-1936. Age 76 years.
John N. Sargent (8) Son of David and Rebeckah Sargent. Was born at Derry N.H. January 13-1832. He was 1 year 2 months old when his father David died. Like most boys of his time, John worked eight years on a farm in Derry N.H. and for about two years as a private Coachman for a well to do man in Roxbury Mass. When he was about 24 years old (having saved $500. from his earnings) in company with his brother-in-law Charles Brown, they purchased a large farm in the southerly part of Rutland Mass. about the year 1856. Charles Brown held his interest in the place for about three years, when he sold out to John Sargent. On this farm John N. Sargent lived, married and brought up a large family where he lived the remainder of his days. Rebeckah (Shute) Sargent came to live with her son John on this farm, where she made her home the remainder of her days.
John Newton Sargent (8) married Jane Davis of Rutland Mass. Children of John Newton and Jane Elaine (Davis) Sargent.
Mary Jane Sargent born Dec. 8-1858 at Rutland Mass.
John N. Sargent (8) died Dec. 23-1891
Jane Elaine (Davis) Sargent died 1921 she was born in 1840.
Edward C. Sargent (9) Son of John N. and Jane E. (Davis) Sargent. was born February 11-1870 at Rutland Mass. He married Octavia Hatherway who was born June 10-1870. They had the following children
Araline H. Sargent born Nov. 6-1896.
ARTHUR E. SARGENT (9) was born at Rutland Mass. May 28-1872. He married Etta L. Putnam of Rutland June 29-1897.
Etta Sargent was the daughter of Daniel C and Mary Louise (Avory) Putnam and was born March 30-1879. Their children were born as follows; They had three sons;
David Sargent born Oct. 9-1898
Arthur E and Etta L. Sargent celebrated their Golden wedding, June 29-1947 This celebration was held at the Congregational Church at Groton Mass. a large number of friends and relaticn attended. For quite a few years past Arthur assisted by his two sons David & Arthur Jr. have carried on a large-retail milk business, delivering milk in the towns of Groton and Ayer Mass. Their home farm is located in Groton where they keep a large number of Cows.
Arthur E. Sargent died Oct. 22-1951.
John Henry Sargent (9) Son of John N. and Jane E. (Davis) Sargent was born at Rutland Mass. Dec. 8-1858. John was a Carpenter by trade. For many years he lived in Groton Mass. John married Cora F. Tuttle of Groton Mass. Children of John Henry and Cora F. Sargent
Laura Fletcher Sargent (10) born Sept. 24-1892 died Sept. 15-1896.
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