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UNDER CONSTRUCTION

SOME DESCENDANTS OF

ROBERT SAWIN

(My thanks to Ray Barnes for obtaining this information and passing it on to me)


       ROBERT SAWIN. Was of of Boxford, Suffolk, England at the time of his death. He married ABIGAIL (_____).

    He was termed "...Robert Sawin, late of Boxford, Suffolk Co., England," on 12 Dec 1651 when his son John Sawin sold a house in Boxford, Essex, England to Samuel Groome of Langham, Essex, England

     Bond doesn't say but the implication seems to be that Robert Sawin died in England prior to Dec 1651. He also but points out that in the record of the county court (presumably Middlesex Co, MA?) "about 1667" Abigail John's mother is mentioned. However he doesn't say whether she was in New England or still in Old England.

CHILDREN:

1. JOHN SAWIN


     JOHN SAWIN died by suicide on 2 Sep 1690 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA. He had married as his first wife ABIGAIL MUNNING the daughter of GEORGE MUNNING.

     John married (2) Judith Pierce on 16 Feb. 1666/67.

JOHN SAWIN of Watertown was admitted freeman May 26, 1652.

. Inventory of his estate was taken on October 7, 1690, in the amount of 67.10 pounds.

On April 1, 1653, John Sherman and his wife Martha sold lands in Watertown to George Munning, of Boston, in behalf and for the use of John Sawin, Sr., and his son, John Sawin, Jr. John Sawin is mentioned in the will of Edward Skinner, dated December 25, 1641.

[A Judith Sawin died in Weston, MA, on June 20, 1723; whether the wife or a daughter of John, or the daughter of Munning (son of John), has not been ascertained.)

CHILDREN OF JOHN AND ABIGAIL:

  1. John SAWIN, b. bef. April 1, 1653 in Watertown.
  2. MUNNING SAWIN
  3. Thomas SAWIN, b. September 27, 1657 in Watertown; a house carpenter; was of Sherborne in 1679, where he m. Deborah RICE on January 23, 1684. She was b. February 14, 1659/60, daughter of Matthew and Martha (Lamson) RICE, of Sudbury. Children:
  1. Ruth SAWIN, b. July 24, 1686 in Watertown.
  2. John SAWIN, b. June 20, 1689 in Watertown.


     MUNNING SAWIN, was born on 4 April 1655 in Watertown and died on 8 Nov 1722. He married SARAH STONE on 18 Dec 1681. She was born about 1662 in Watertown. the daughter of Deacon JOHN STONE and SARAH BASS of Watertown.

     Munning Sawin was appointed clerk of writs for Watertown on December 29, 1691. For over a period of thirty years Munning Sawin also served Watertown in the various capacities of town Clerk, town treasurer, selectman and assessor.

CHILDREN:

  1. Sarah Sawin was born on 25 Aug. 1684 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA
  2. Abigail Sawin was born on 27 Nov. 1686 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA. She married Robert Cutting of Weston on 20 Jan 1714/15.
  3. JOHN SAWIN
  4. Joseph Sawin was born on 1 Mar.1691/92 in Watertown.
  5. Mary Sawin was born on 14 Feb 1694/95 in Watertown. She married Ephraim Chamberlin of Newton on 21 Oct 1723.
  6. George Sawin, b. April 2, 1697 in Watertown.
  7. Samuel Sawin, b. February 7, 1699/1700 in Watertown.
  8. Deborah Sawin, b. September 5, 1702 in Watertown, m. George Fairbanks of Holliston in May, 1735.
  9. Elizabeth Sawin, b. May 6, 1705 in Watertown.
  10. Judith Sawin, b. May 27, 1707 in Watertown.
  11. Mercy Sawin, b. June 1710 in Watertown, d. March 1711 in Watertown.


     JOHN SAWIN was born August 13, 1689 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA. . He married ELIZABETH COOLIDGE on December 5, 1711 in Watertown. She was born about 1690 - 1695 in Watertown, and died after 1730. She was the daughter of OBADIAH COOLIDGE and ELIZABETH  ROSE of Watertown.

CHILDREN:

1. Stephen Sawin was born on 17 Sep1712 in WatertownHe married Abigail Fiske on 5 Jan 1733/34. Children:

  1. Jonathan Sawin, b. January 2, 1734/35 in Watertown.
  2. Samuel Sawin, b. February 17, 1737/38 in Watertown.
  3. Benjamin Sawin, b. February 12, 1739/40 in Watertown.
  4. John Sawin, b. November 22, 1742 in Watertown.
  5. David Sawin, b. March 1, 1744/45 in Watertown.

2. John Sawin, b. November 21, 1714 in Watertown, m. Sarah Stratton on May 1, 1739. Children:

  1. Sarah Sawin, b. March 10, 1739/40 in Watertown.
  2. Susanna Sawin, b. July 3, 1750 in Watertown.

3. Elizabeth Sawin, b. February 15, 1717/18 in Watertown, m. Jonathan Stratton on June 14, 1739.

4. Mercy Sawin, b. December 6, 1719 in Watertown, m. Ebenezer TWITCHELL about 1740 in Middlesex Co., MA, d. March 12, 1812 in Sherborn (1) [R. E. Twitchell says she d. January 29, 1774 in Framingham, MA.] [Sherborn V.R. indicate she d. age 93 in 1812]. He was born December 17, 1721 in Sherborne (2), d. August 18, 1800 in Sherborn (3). (4) (See TWITCHELL family line for children.)

5. Lydia Sawin, b. May 13, 1722 in Watertown, m. Jonas TWITCHELL, of Sherburne on March 13, 1744/45. He was b. May 15, 1719 (4). (See TWITCHELL family line).

6. HANNAH SAWIN

7. Daniel Sawin, b. October 26, 1727 in Watertown, m. Susanna ----. Children:

  1. Molly Sawin, b. March 21, 1756 in Watertown.
  2. Daniel Sawin, b. May 1, 1757 in Watertown.
  3. John SSawin, b. February 7, 1759 in Watertown.
  4. Lucy Sawin, b. July 10, 1760 in Watertown, m. Joseph Palmer of Cambridge on May 20, 1784.
  5. Samuel Sawin, b. May 8, 1762 in Watertown, a revolutionary soldier in 1780, m. Martha Mason on April 18, 1792 and settled in Livermore, Androscoggin Co.ME.
  6. Abijah Sawin, b. January 15, 1764 in Watertown, m. Prudence Adams on February 25, 1788, and settled in Livermore, Androscoggin Co.ME.
  7. Joseph Sawin, b. May 8, 1766 in Watertown.
  8. Benjamin Sawin, b. May 25, 1768 in Watertown.
  9. Susanna Sawin, b. September 22, 1770 in Watertown.
  10. Elizabeth Sawin, b. December 4, 1772 in Watertown, m. Seth Bird on July 17, 1796.
  11. Joshua Sawin, b. April 8, 1775 in Watertown.
  12. Zerviah Sawin, b. October 4, 1778 in Watertown, d. November 1, 1778 in Watertown.

8. Abijah Sawin, b. April 6, 1730 in Watertown.

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HANNAH SAWIN, born on June 10, 1725 in Watertown, married GERSHOM TWITCHELL, SR., in Watertown. She died on April 16, 1777 in Watertown (5). He was born October 6, 1725 in Sherborn, Middlesex, MA (6) (7), and he died in 1779 in Dublin, Cheshire Co., NH (8).

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Unidentified SAWIN's:

JOHN SAWIN, d. in Mendon on September 15, 1767 (prob. second child of John and Elizabeth).

SARAH SAWIN, of Watertown, and John Weld, of Waltham, m. in Watertown August 16, 1788.

THOMAS SAWIN, son of Thomas SAWIN, bap. in Watertown February 11, 1750.

JOHN SAWIN, son of Samuel SAWIN, bap. in Watertown February 11, 1750.

ANNA SAWIN, daughter of John and Martha SAWIN, bap. in Watertown November 24, 1791.

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SOURCES:

  1. Sherborn, Middlesex, MA Vital Records. pg. 226.
  2. Sherborn, Middlesex, MA Vital Records. pg. 87.
  3. Ibid. pg. 225.
  4. Ralph Emerson Twitchell. Twitchell Family Genealogy. 1929.
  5. Lee Twitchell Records.
  6. Sherborn, Middlesex, MA Vital Records. pg. 87.
  7. 7. Ralph Emerson Twitchell. Twitchell Family Genealogy. 1929.
  8. Lee Twitchell Records.

Unless otherwise cited, all information is from:

Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, MA, Vol. I. Henry Bond, p. 423-424.