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John Sargent, Sr.

Birthplace: Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Bell Rock Cemetery, Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. William Sargent and Sarah Sargent (Minshall)
Husband of Deborah Sargent; Mary Bense and Lydia Sargent
Father of Joseph Sargent; John Sargent, Jr.; Mary Toby; Jabez Sargent; Hannah Day and 10 others
Brother of Ruth Chipman; Samuel Sargent and Judge Peter Sargent
Half brother of Hannah Felch; Elizabeth Sargent and Infant Sarah Sargent

Occupation: Selectman 6 years
Managed by: Bianca May Evelyn Brennan
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About John Sargent, Sr.

John Sargent, 1st child of William 1602 Sargent and Sarah Minshall, was b. Dec. 1639 (bapt on the 8th); married Mar. 19,1661, with DEBORAH HILLIER, of Barnstable (b. at Yarmouth, Oct. 30,1643; d. Apr. 20,1669); married (2nd) Sept. 3,1669, MARY BENSE (d. Feb. 1670/1); married (3rd) with LYDIA CHAPMAN, of Barnstable (b. at Barnstable, Dec. 25,1654; d. Mar. 2,1730; dau. of John); d. in Malden, Sept. 9,1716.

Children were: (by Deborah): Joseph (1663), John (1664/5), Mary (1667), Jabez (1669).

Children were (by Lydia): Hannah (1675), Jonathan (1677), William (1680), Lydia (?-m. John Waite), Deborah (?-m Thomas Waite), Ruth (1686), Samuel (1688), Ebenezer (1690), Hope (?), Mehitable (1696) and Sarah (?, d.1716).

JOHN SARGENT SR. ..... Birth: Dec. 8, 1639 Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA Death: Sep. 9, 1716 Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA

John Sargent Sr. was the son of William Sargent and Sarah Minshall who were English immigrants to America. He was my 7th great-grandfather. Father of Fifteen children. He was married three times. Married to Deborah Hillier, my 7th great-grandmother, Mary Bense, and Lydia Chipman. Lydia was the granddaughter of John Howland of the "Mayflower." His military service was in 1676 as a soldier in Major Gilliam's Company, in garrison at brookfield, MA

Family links:

 Samuel Sargent (1688 - 1721)*
 Sarah Sargant (1693 - 1717)*
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Burial: Bell Rock Cemetery Malden Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA

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Created by: With Love, Gen Gal Record added: Sep 23, 2006 Find A Grave Memorial# 15861657

Brief Biography

John Sargeant went to Barnstable with his father, and was admitted to inhabit there between 1662 and 1666. He returned to Malden about 1669, where he was a selectman for six years.

In May, 1695, the town of Malden made a division of two thousand three hundred acres of common lands. The distribution was by lot to all freeholders in the town, in proportion to their ratable estates, an average of about thirty acres to each man. Among the names are John Sargent, Sr., and John Sargent, Jr. It was voted by the town, showing confidence in his integrity and fairness, "that John Sargent, sen'r, is the man to draw the lots."

His slate gravestone is in Bell Rock Cemetery (formerly the "Old Malden Burial-ground"). Like his transatlantic great-grandfather, he heeded the scripture injunction; and all his fifteen children are named in his will of May 20, 1708.

It is a circumstance worthy of incidental mention, perhaps, that the first and third wives of John (who was born in Massachusetts Bay Colony) were born in Plymouth Colony; so that the mingled blood of the Pilgrim and the Puritan of these two noted colonies (which afterwards became the Commonwealth of Massachusetts) flows in the veins of all his descendants.


P: Charlestown, (Mystic Side), Middlesex County, Massachusetts P: Barnstable, Barnstable, MA M: 19 Mar 1661/62

P: Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts 9 Sarah Jane Minshall D: 9 Sep 1716 B: Abt 1609

P: Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts


  • Sargent genealogy : Hugh Sargent, of Courteenhall, Northamptonshire and his descendants in England (1895). Pg. 32, 33-34
  • * Author: Sargent, Aaron, 1822-1913; Sargent, John S., 1839- Subject: Sargent family; British Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : A. Sargent Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT Language: English Digitizing sponsor: Google Book from the collections of: University of Wisconsin - Madison Collection: americana
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John Sargent, Sr.'s Timeline

December 8, 1639
Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts
December 8, 1639
Boston, Suffolk , Massachusetts
December 8, 1639
December 8, 1639
December 8, 1639
December 8, 1639
Charlestown, Middlesex, Ma
March 19, 1662
Age 22
Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
April 18, 1663
Age 23
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
February 27, 1664
Age 24
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Age 27
Barnstable, Barnstable , Massachusetts